During ovulatory lovemaking, of the several hundred million sperm ejaculated into the vagina, only several hundred sperm will reach the Fallopian Tube, where only one sperm can fertilize the egg. This sperm journey is made possible by changes in the cervical mucus, which are triggered by an increase in the female hormone, estrogen, coming from the maturing egg before it is ovulated.
Instead of a practice being forced on girls by men in the families, it is often the women who coordinate and insist that their daughters go through the procedure, without even the knowledge of the men in their lives.
Numerous studies have found increased pregnancy rates, riskier sexual behavior and more STD infections for teen receiving abstinence only versus comprehensive sexual education. Understanding anatomy, biology and reproductive physiology helps teens make safer choices, and is related to teen aged girls, in particular, being better able to manage their sexual health.
The ancient practice of antenatal perineal massage (APM) has recently been shown to decrease chances of genital damage and chronic pain due to childbirth. It aims to widen and relax a woman's birth canal during her last month of pregnancy using manual massage. Let's look at what APM is and how to make it work for busy, pregnant women today.
In a survey of close to 900 Sex Science and Nature readers, 3 out of 4 of you would rather have "great" sex once a week, than "maintenance" sex every day for a week. Plus tips to make it GREAT for that more special intimacy.
"It started with an itch." I literally laughed out loud when I saw this chapter title in Suzanne Somers' recent book on perimenopause. Perimenopause is the time before menopause when a woman's body starts changing. I laughed at the title because my whole perimenopausal journey started with an itchy left arm when I was 43. It was an itch like none other. In today's post I share my experience with peri-menopause -- plus information about tracking your own symptoms and finding relief.
Check out this Slideshare about my book Slippery When Wet.
This article is directed to men (especially young men) who want to learn to have more natural cycles of sexual arousal and release following an overuse of internet porn. But the ideas on how to teach yourself to masturbate correctly are helpful for everyone.
Learn why daily perineal massage your last month of pregnancy has been proven in clinical studies to reduce the chances of tearing during labor and associated postpartum pain.
Tips to give a great BJ when you're not in the mood to swallow but still want to give him great oral sex.
Even before menopause, profound changes begin in women's bodies and minds. Menopause has 3 stages: Pre, Peri and Post. Before, during and after you stop having your period.
Here is an excellent review of a porn filter for those who are struggling with addiction to internet porn by the guru in the area Brian (from Reboot Blueprint).
New studies have shed interesting light on how often individuals experience an orgasm in different relationship situations. In general, a recent study found that 91% of men and 64% of women aged 18-59 orgasmed during their most recent sexual encounter. The more variety in sexual behavior the couple shared, the greater chance of everyone reaching climax.