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…

Non-Monogamy: Most Common Questions & Answers

Guest post from Lady Jane Based on my other articles, you may have been given the impression that non-monogamy is a huge, sexy free-for-all with no regard for health risks or other relationships. My bad. Since this isn’t the case, I’d like to answer some of the more common questions that everyone wants to ask,…

Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea – On The Rise

Gonorrhea is one of the most commonly reported STDs in the United States and has progressively developed resistance to the antibiotic drugs typically prescribed to treat it. In 2012 the World Health Organization issued an alert that there was an impending threat for an untreatable form of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea that could potentially initiate an epidemic. In 2013 the Centers…

Having The STD Talk With A New Partner

We know that talking with a potential partner about getting tested for STDs – or telling them you already have an STD – can be scary and feel like a major arousal kill. Even though it is awkward, open communication about STDs is crucial for relationship success! Talking to your friends about your current situation,…

Sex Talk – Talking To Your Teenager About Sex

Image © Phil Spratt As the cartoon above illustrates, because of technology young people are more exposed to sex than ever before. But are they more knowledgeable? Yes and no. While teenagers are watching lots of porn, they are receiving few alternative perspectives about what a consensual, constructive and fulfilling sexual relationship looks like. Whether…

Anal Sex – A Beginner’s Guide

As more people are discovering, anal sex isn’t just for gay men! Anal play can be pleasurable for men and women. Of course, this hole has gotten a bit of a bad rap because of its function; don’t let that stop you because there are lots of ways around the dirty bits. Here are some…

STD Scare – You’re Not Alone

Most of us have had an STD scare at least once in our lives. 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…

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.…

How to Practice Safer Sex

Safer Sex is not called Safe Sex because there are no guarantees of sex being risk-free from STDs and other unintended consequences that can result in emotional pain or unplanned pregnancy. There are some general guidelines that reduce these risks, such as using condoms or engaging in sexual play but not intercourse, which will be…

Sex Education Needs To Be Better!

Do these statistics scare you? They should. Something has got to change because Sex Education in America blows. Not just for teenagers, for everyone. The World Heath Organization even finds this frustrating, “Sexually transmitted infections, and other reproductive tract infections cause substantial disease, death, and misery, but not, apparently, enough for societies to overcome the…