With increasing rates of survivorship after a cancer diagnosis, the focus is now on regaining quality of life, including quality sexual health and pleasure. Learn about common side effects of cancer treatment and diagnosis, research on treatments, and physical therapy.
BDSM & Kink: Sexual Deviation or Sexual Exploration? What about ratcheting up the ante a bit more, and taking the lovemaking into actual physical restriction and discomfort aka Fifty Shades of Grey? BDSM behaviors fall on a continuum from mild to extreme, with mild versions not even identified by all involved as BDSM.
Domination in sexual fantasies and romance novels: What draws normal, healthy women to these story lines of domination over them? Like many American women, I have a Fifty Shades of Grey story. Where were you when you first read Fifty Shades?
As men age testosterone levels begin to decline, which can result in men feeling apathetic about sex. Male Menopause can also result in degenerative body and mind changes.
In spite of the intense displays of life-long passion our media tells us we should find in our partnerships, human pair-bonding has actually meant different things at different times throughout human history.
Supervision impacts teen sexuality more than any other input. It is tough to raise a family and to be home for kids, but teens need MORE attention, not less, than other ages.
There is an overall “estrogenization” of our world…meaning most endocrine disruptors accumulated in our bodies act like the hormone estrogen, changing the way our bodies function. This impacts everything from fish to clouded leopards to river otters to humans. Our fertility, our sex drive and our bodies become altered—we lose our sexuality.
In a global study of 12,000 women and men, the most highly valued part of sex was feeling sexual desire for one’s partner. Read that again! Not being desired, but rather feeling desire for the one we are with.
In orgasms, we feel pleasure sensations in body and brain like few other human actions can give us. Evolutionary biology suggests that somewhere in the last 300,000 years, natural selection experimented with developing the clitoris underneath our female skin as primates moved from mammalian sex during “heat” to being sexually receptive all month long.
The most obvious symptom of Bacterial Vaginosis is a strong fishy smell that occurs after sex, during a woman’s period, or mid-cycle when she is ovulating. BV is a gynecological condition when women develop the wrong kind of bacteria in their vagina.
Wherever you are in your relationship, these sex tips can bring you closer, because your hormones and blood chemistry are utterly linked with sexuality. Closer-via-sex is a primary way to ensure closeness in other aspects of intimacy and marriage.
Women throughout the ages have watched the changes in their bodies during their monthly cycle, but science is just now giving us the deeper understanding of these changes. Find out how this scientific method can be used to either avoid pregnancy, to achieve pregnancy, or as a way to monitor reproductive health.
A recent study looked at sexual function in women with CWP. They reported more lifelong problems with sexual pain and poor lubrication than healthy women. They also reported more current sexual dysfunction. But CWP doesn’t need to mean the end of sex.