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Is Pornography Addictive?

Jan 30, 2014 | Sexual Health |General | Comments (0)

When I was growing up in small towns, porn (at least of the variety offered to heterosexual men) wasn’t that hard to find. There was always an X-rated theater not far away, Playboy and Penthouse were in most of the convenience stores, and so on. The selection was limited though, and acquiring or viewing it usually involved some degree of embarrassment or inconvenience, perhaps even a trip to a drive-in or an aging urban theater whose manager hoped to find fiscal solvency by swapping Mary Poppins for Debbie Does Dallas.


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MIND-BODY CONNECTIONS: VAGINISMUS IN REAL LIFE

Jan 8, 2014 | Reproductive health |Women's Health |Sexual Health | Comments (0)

By the time I had sex for the first time, I was really looking forward to it. My boyfriend and I had planned a getaway weekend in London for the occasion, interrupting the long-distance-ness of our relationship for a few short days. I could just imagine it: typical British rain tapping romantically against the window of our little hotel, while I left virginhood forever in the arms of someone I loved. Perfect, right?

 Not so much. Here’s the thing: it hurt. A lot.


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Male Birth Control: Overdue but on the Horizon? Part One

Oct 22, 2013 | General |Sexual Health |Reproductive health | Comments (0)

Male Contraception – A Woman’s View

Male birth control methods -beyond condoms and sterilization- are like a sweet dream from which you’re rudely awakened. Just as you reach out for the prize, bang it’s snatched away! Not much has changed here from one generation to another but hang on – some exciting research now underway might make this dream a reality in the not so distant future.

We’ll explore this topic with two viewpoints, one from a woman and the other from a man.  We’d love to hear your thoughts, too, so comment below!


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Vaginal Lubrication and Penis Girth

Sep 26, 2013 | Relationships |Women's Health |Sexual Health | Comments (0)

This podcast comes from sexual health expert Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH

QUESTION: My partner and I recently started having sexual intercourse, and neither one of us are virgins. He has a lot of girth, or circumference, to his penis. Another problem is that I'm on a low-estrogen birth control and have difficulties with vaginal lubrication, but he doesn't like to use lube. Is there anything I can do to make it easier for us, and easier for me to get lubricated vaginally? 


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It’s Sex, Not Hospice

Sep 26, 2013 | Sexual Health | Comments (0)

Guest post from Evelyn Resha certified sexuality counselor and a certified nurse-midwife with over 20 years of experience as an integrative health and sexuality practitioner. 

Despite all the time I spend thinking, studying, and talking about sex I still can’t fully understand why people often talk about their sex lives as if they’re talking about going in to hospice. Grave and sullen voices whisper feelings and facts - both good and bad - in hushed and secretive tones. It’s as if the person I am talking to is disclosing something unlawful or horrific like; “I’m counter-fitting twenties in my basement”, or “I know it’s hard to believe but I love dealing crystal meth. at the elementary school.”


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