ASHA blog


Donate today and support our programs


<< < Page 2 of 12 > >>

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

Oct 22, 2013 | Men's Health |Reproductive health |Sexual Health |General | 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!

Read Full Article

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? 

Read Full Article

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.”

Read Full Article

Our Right to Sexual Health Care? An American Perspective

Sep 23, 2013 | Sexual Health | Comments (0)
This year for sexual health month, as the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) points us to look at 11 declared sexual rights, one strikes me in particular: the right to sexual health care. Worldwide, a movement has formed to support not only sexual health care, but all health care, as a universal human right. So, what’s the U.S. doing?

Read Full Article

Steamy Screens: How We Use the Internet for Porn

Sep 23, 2013 | Relationships |Sexual Health | Comments (0)

The Internet: purveyor of endless information and entertainment. Seamlessly meshed with our televisions, phones, even our cars. A nearly constant presence in our lives.  

Great for finding porn, too. But you knew that.

Read Full Article