Is Eros the Untapped Energy of Our Time?

Guest post by Veronica Monet, ACS, CAM, founder of TheShameFreeZone. This image on the left is not a family of Chimpanzees. Chimpanzees are notoriously violent. This is their closest cousin, the bonobo. And incidentally, the bonobo is also our closest genetic cousin. What makes the bonobo so special is how they use eros to create a non-violent…

So, You’re a Slut: Telling Your Doctor the Truth

Guest Post by Lady Jane It’s that time of year again, folks… Time for the yearly pilgrimage that so many of us make to the gynecologist to ensure we’re all in tip-top shape, excellent health, and to get those screenings for HIV, STIs, PID, cancers, and any other health issues that may have crept up over…

Too Much Of A Good Thing? When Self-Reliance Backfires

Many of us are brought up to believe self-reliance or individuality is one of the most important personal qualities to cultivate. And it is. But there is a flip-side to having too much self-reliance that can work against people, hindering personal growth and bonding in both short-term and long-term intimate relationships. As a sex coach…

STD Scare

This very realistic and hilariously short video, Blessing in Disguise, highlights how stigmatized herpes (particularly HSV-II, or genital herpes) is in our culture. A close friend of mine loves to tell the story about his good friend from Europe who was once asked if she had herpes by an American man. Her response: “Are you…