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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?

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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.

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The Missing Link: HIV and the Sexual Health Conversation

Sep 19, 2013 | HIV |Sexual Health | Comments (0)

HIV care is a part of sexual health: seems obvious, but pairing the two together might not happen as often as you’d think. Sexual health psychotherapist Douglas Braun-Harvey, MFT, talks about the frequent disconnect between HIV services and basic sexual health principles, and what to do about it. 

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My Wife Prefers Her Sex Toys to Sex with Me

Sep 17, 2013 | Relationships |Women's Health |Sexual Health | Comments (0)

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

QUESTION: My wife discovered toys about 30 years ago, and our love life died. She says that I can't satisfy like her toys do. After she is done she just goes to sleep. She says she loves me and does not want to lose me. Sometimes I just feel like a paycheck. I try and just hold her at night but she says I am too hot and to go away. Every time I hear the buzz I just go sit in the living room and turn on the TV. I feel it is time for me to leave. I know people think that men do not need to be held but we do. Just to lay in bed and talk. Tell me about her day. Should I walk away?


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Do You Have to Be Turned on to Have Sex?

Sep 13, 2013 | Relationships |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. 

The number one complaint of women that I see for sexuality counseling is that they have no libido – zip, gone, disappeared. They tell me they’d rather do just about anything else than have sex; bake 100 cupcakes at midnight, shovel snow, or do laundry. Contrary to what many of us assume, this happens to women of all ages and levels of love, attachment, and attraction to their partners. This is not just a problem for members of the post-menopausal set who feels as though their mojo went out the window and their hot flashes took its place.  But, this is not always an actual absence of libido.

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