Sexuality

By Walker Thornton | Midlife sexuality

Book giveaway for Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n Roll, and a Tiara (How I Celebrated Kicking Cancer's Ass) by Beverly Diehl Oct 31-Nov 08, 2017

Beverly Diehl has been reading as long as she can remember. Probably didn't exit the womb with book in hand, but was gnawing on Little Golden Books …

An Unsensational, Deeply Intimate Look at Human Sexuality

Sarah Sudhoff, “Penis model for condom application” (2012), archival pigment print (image courtesy the artist and Pioneer Works)Every so often, an …

When changing bodies lead to changes in sexual response

I have been taking regular pictures of a large oak tree over the last several months–documenting change brought by the sunlight, the time of day and …

Relationships

The Invention of Monogamy

For most of its history, monogamy was a rule only applied to married women.

Women's History

Is It Still Sex If No One Has an Orgasm?

We come together for pleasure, so let's expand our definition of sex beyond orgasm to all the forms of enjoyment that touch can bring.

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Loads of middle-aged men are injuring themselves by trying to have sex in the shower

Sex is risky business.<p>If you’re vigorously thrusting away during doggy style, you risk breaking a dick. Stand up and bang away, and you’ll probably …

Health

How A Feminist Porn Director Gives Her Daughters “The Talk”

What’s the intersection between motherhood and sexuality? Perhaps no one knows better than Erika Lust, an award-winning erotic filmmaker and mother …

Sweden

How Stress Affects Your Sex Life

Shares 2<p>Too Tired for Sex?<p>Women juggle a lot of roles and those various roles and demands can lead us to feel stressed—a little or a lot. One of the …

Sexual Health

5 Reasons The Sex Toy Market Is Failing The Needs Of Seniors

As you get older, you still want sex and sexual pleasure! That's why it's so disappointing that sex toys for seniors are so behind what seniors …

Gear & Gadgets

Attitudes about sexuality and aging

Updated: March 17, 2017<p>Published: June, 2009<p>Fantasies can help rev up your sex life. Myths, on the other hand, can stop desire dead in its tracks. …

Relationships

Let's Change the Message About Women's Sexuality

My goal as an author and educator is to challenge and change the cultural message about women’s sexuality. Out of curiosity I asked Facebook …

Feminism

Game Plan for Men’s Healthy Sexual Functioning

Andrew Siegel MD 9/30/17<p><i>Thank you, Pixabay, for image above.</i><p><i>Functioning well in the bedroom–like health in general–should never be taken for granted.</i> …

Health

Sex without orgasm?

Intimacy Without Orgasms<p>My last article in the recent vibrator series was about orgasms, but I don’t feel comfortable with all the hoopla over …

Sexual Health

8 things women should know about vaginal dryness

Why are you dry down there?<p>Vaginal dryness is an extremely common condition, yet no one ever talks about it. In fact, most women will experience it …

According To New Research, This Type Of Man Gives The Best Orgasms

The female orgasm has always been a complicated topic, with many men still unable to quite get their heads around it. However, it looks like those …

Relationships

Psychologists find your mindset is linked to a better or worse sex life

Psychologists in Hungary have found evidence that your mindset influences your sexual well-being. The study, published in the scientific journal</i> …

Psychology

Sexual Health Awareness Month: Sex therapist, Mary Jo Rapini, Addresses 5 "Intimate Misconceptions"

HOUSTON, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Embarrassment and lack of knowledge can cause intimate misconceptions about sexual health, wellbeing and …

Practical Approach To Erectile Dysfunction

Andrew Siegel MD 9/16/17<p><i>ED is a highly prevalent condition and a common reason for a urology consultation. A pragmatic approach to its diagnosis and</i> …

Medicine

How to use a vibrator and why you might want to

Vibrators, it’s a big industry and a wonderful tool for giving us, or a loved one, sexual pleasure. As part of my sexual health column for <b>Midlife</b> …

Sexual Health

Are You Using a Vibrator the Right Way?

How to Have an Orgasm with a Vibrator<p>Vibrators were designed to help women have orgasms. Back in Freud’s day the ‘release’ of having an orgasm with a …

Relationships

How do you see yourself? Are you taking ownership of your sexuality?

I shared an observation, which turned into a bit of a revelation, on my Facebook Page and my email newsletter. I want to make sure you see it too–as …

Relationships

Stop Calling It a 'Vagina'

For years, people – feminists included – have been using the wrong word to refer to female genitalia.<p>The other day I was sitting in an MA-level class on Gender and Queer Blah Blah and my young professor said, "The penis and the... [cautionary pause] the female genitals." My classmate immediately …

Feminism

How to Play It Safe with Sex Toys

Sex toys have gone mainstream thanks to pop culture (Fifty Shades of Grey, anyone?), but do you know how to stay healthy while having fun in the …

EPA

When a Man Should Say No to Sex

Share This Article<p>When sex is discussed these days there’s a lot of talk about consent (very important), as well as everyone’s questions about desire …

Relationships

Hysterectomy and a Lack of Orgasm

<b>Q: I am 41 and had a hysterectomy one year ago. I would like to know if that is why I can't have an orgasm when I have sex with my boyfriend. Aside</b> …

Relationships

Sex Blogger of the Month: Walker Thornton of WalkerThornton.com

August's Sex Blogger of the Month focuses on aging and sex reminding us all that you're never too old to start learning.

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Why You Need a Vibrator

Shares 14<p>Using a Vibrator For Sexual Health in Midlife<p>Let’s talk about the health aspect of using vibrators. Last month I talked about how to use a …

Related: 10 Reasons Why You Should Masturbate When You're in a Relationship

It’s healthy, pleasurable, natural, and fun. So why is female masturbation still such a taboo subject? It’s time to dispel the myths and get down to basics. We should all be masturbating.<p>First, there’s no “right” way to do it, and you’re not doing it wrong. It’s all normal. Whether you like to use …

Relationships

Reconnect With Your Sexy Side

Reconnect with your sexy side BY WALKER THORNTON Aging is challenging, especially for women. Our society worships youth and views old and aging as …

Love