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All About Anal: Why Anal Sex Feels Good

Why would someone enjoy anal sex? This question is posed to Megan Andelloux of the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health (the CSPH). Many people are skeptical of anal sex; some fearful even. And that's understandable. The butthole is more fragile and less flexible than the vagina, and it doesn't lubricate its self. It's been taboo for centuries. It's a sexual act never shown in today's blockbuster romances; but only featuring in the "adult" section. It's been made to sound painful and dangerous by scores of people who have had bad experiences. This is a very intimate act that requires preparation and an active want to experience it. So it's no surprise that this is a common question pitched to sexperts. But there are in fact many biological and social reasons why taking it from the … [Read More...]

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How Do I Get Wetter?

Sex educator, Megan Andelloux of the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health answers the question: I have trouble getting wet and staying wet. What do I do? Experiencing dryness does not necessarily mean something is medically “wrong” with you. Vaginal wetness is unique to every woman. Just as bodies are individually different, we also vary […]

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Should You Provide Sexuality Education to Your Patients?

It is a rare thing these days to receive comprehensive sex education from a health care practitioner. When it is offered, it’s typically limited to the health of sex organs. However, as Melanie Davis explains in this article, sex and sexuality go beyond the biological. Crucial aspects of sexuality that influence one’s individual choices are […]


Response to Awful Wheelchair ‘Joke': An Open Letter to Ken Jennings

Ken Jennings may have won a lot of fans from his record-breaking fame on “Jeopardy”, but his tweet posted in September has lost him a lot of followers and respect. And for good reason. One of the most powerful responses to Jennings’ wheelchair “joke” is this open letter written by sex education advocate, Robin Mandell. […]

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4 Things That Make Your Period Easier and Sexier

We often learn about menstruation in early sex education, usually around the time when students start their periods. Typically boys and girls are separated from each other to talk “in private” and taught about deodorant, pubic hair, disposable pads and tampons. However, there are more choices when it comes to menstrual flow than what is […]


Condom Love: Find out how amazing safer sex can be…

You’ve probably been told how to use a condom but have you ever been told how to choose a condom? It’s not a one-size-fits-all proposition. There are sizes, shapes, materials, flavors, lubes- oh my! Melissa White, CEO of Lucky Bloke, to the rescue! She explains everything you need to know, from size to shape, from […]

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5 Ways to Stay Sex Positive when Dealing with Depression

Sex may be the last thing on your mind when you’re depressed. But sex educator and coach, JoEllen Notte explains that being “sex positive” does not simply mean having lots of orgasms. In this article she defines sex positivity as acknowledging and remembering part of your identity as sexual. This is important because sexuality and […]

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How Your Thoughts Look On Your Body

Sex educator and body positive activist, Elle Chase, argues that being unconscious of how our thoughts effect our self-image is like leaving the kitchen faucet running. You can easily ignore the direct physical consequences because it seemingly isn’t affecting your everyday life.  Inspired by the photography project, “Illusions of the Body”, Elle challenges us to […]

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Halloween: The Tangled Nature of Sexy & Violent Costumes

Once again, the “sexy” Halloween costume debate is in full swing this season. On the one hand, women ought to be allowed to explore their sexuality without fear of repercussions- slut-shaming, objectification, harassment. On the other hand, sexy costumes are increasingly becoming the only purchasing option on the market for women and girls. This debate […]