Overstimulation From Porn Disrupts Pair-bonding

Guest post by Marnia Robinson, author of Cupid’s Poisoned Arrow: From Habit to Harmony in Sexual Relationships In recent years, scientists have been studying a fascinating mammal in greater depth: the prairie vole. There are many closely related vole species, but some species mate for life while others don’t form pair bonds at all (like…

Are We Best Friends, or Lovers?

We’re just best friends, right? Falling in love with your best friend is a tough situation! You’re not the first to experience this, and certainly not the last, either. It has often been a topic of debate whether people from the opposite sex can be friends and if they should just be platonic. Consider the famous…

Legal Issues Around Sexting

Sexting can be fun, but you might unwittingly break some laws you didn’t know about. For example, a lot of teens under 18 years old don’t realize that the sexy photos they have of their sweetheart could, in a court of law, be considered possession of child porn or distribution of child porn (if they…

Sex 101 – A Girl’s Guide To 21st Century Sex

I am surprised a documentary like A Girl’s Guide To 21st Century Sex was made – and for public television! Hosted by sexual health expert Dr. Catherine Hood, this 8 part series explores everything from orgasms, sexual orientations, sex positions, pregnant sex, obese sex, how to’s, STIs, ejaculation (male and female), the effects of illegal…

CMV – An STD You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Cytomegalo-what?!! Cytomegalovirus (pronounced: sigh toe meg a low vy russ), aka CMV, is just another shockingly common STD you’ve probably never heard of. Planned Parenthood estimates 40 percent of kids get CMV before puberty and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 50 to 80 percent of the U.S. population will get CMV before they reach 40 years old.…