Sexuality

By Walker Thornton | Midlife sexuality

For a Profound Sense of Meaning in Life, Have Sex

How central is sexuality to the development of well-being? New research untangles the association between sexuality and various dimensions of …

Psychology

Really Good news: Sex Improves Brain Health as You Age.

Shares 9<p>The Health Benefits of Sex Over 50<p>I am a strong believer in the positive effects of regular sexuality activity. In my own experience, sexual …

Emotions

Meet the woman covering the world in clitoris street art

If you’ve ever been out in the world, you’ve seen a doodle of a penis.<p>They’re <i>everywhere</i>. Sprayed on walls. Scrawled on to your notebook when you’re …

Women’s sexual problems are finally getting their due, with new treatments designed to restore pleasure

When the Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra in 1998 to treat erectile dysfunction, it changed the sexual landscape for older men, adding decades to their vitality. Meanwhile, older women with sexual problems brought on by aging were left out in the cold with few places to turn besides …

Medicine

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Getting to the Roots of Pubic Hair

One of the best (and scariest) things about Twitter is the instant feedback. I have posted all kinds of historical titbits, which have led to some …

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.

Relationships

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.

explicit

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 …

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 …

Parenting

How Stress Affects Your Sex Life

Shares 3<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 …

Wellness

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 …

Markets

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. …

Harvard Medical School

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 …

Emotions

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 …

Vaginal

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 …

Emotions

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> …

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> …

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> …

Middle Age

Are You Using a Vibrator the Right Way?

Shares 9<p>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 …

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 …

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 …

Health

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