Sexuality

By Walker Thornton | Midlife sexuality

11 Things Sex Therapists Say Couples Struggle With The Most In Bed

There are weeks like you feel like you’re meeting every deadline with ease and impressing your boss with your stellar work ethic and brilliance and …

Marriage

Inviting Desire with Walker Thornton - Giveaway!

I am so pleased to be hosting sexpert Walker Thornton on my blog this month, and to be giving away a copy of one of my favorite books, <b>Inviting …

Sexual Health

The Emancipation of the MILF

About six years ago, Claire Dederer realized she had a problem. The problem had to do with sex. It had to do with desire. It had to do with being a …

When Your Doctor Prescribes A Vibrator For Your Aging Vagina

“When your vision started to fail, you didn’t give up reading. Same thing is true about sex.”<p>Doctors have been adding a new tool to the arsenal of how they restore the sex lives of menopausal and post-menopausal women: the humble vibrator.<p>With the onset of menopause, a decrease in the production of …

Health

It’s Not Just Sex That He’s Longing For…It’s This…

Short answer: T<b>he authors of these novels know exactly how to give women that feeling.</b><p><b>That feeling</b> has many facets, and she loves them all. She …

Relationships

Over fifty? Find the best vaginal lubricant for you.

Shares 8<p>Discover the Best Vaginal Lubricant for You<p>One of the most irritating (pun unintended) side effects of menopause and aging for many women is …

Sexual Health

Eight Secrets About Sex From People I Know

It is my blessing and my curse to professionalize every single enthusiasm that floats through my distractible head. It’s this way for many …

Love

47 Percent Of Men Will Do This to End Their Sexual Dry Spell

A survey backs what we've known all along<p>It’s an unfortunate fact of life: Dry spells happen. Now, a new survey is looking at how men and women spend the time that they’re not using to have sex—and there’s more overlap than you’d think. (If you're trying to end the drought, though, here are 30 ways …

Relationships

Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?

When Daniel and Elizabeth married in 1993, they found it was easy enough to choose a ring for her, but there were far fewer choices for him. Daniel, then a 27-year-old who worked in information technology, decided to design one himself, requesting that tiny stones be placed in a gold band, like …

Relationships

'My body shall be all yours': the startling sex letters of Joyce, Kahlo and O'Keeffe

An eye-wateringly explicit new stage show celebrates erotic correspondence sent by famous figures through the ages<p>“I did as you told me, you dirty little girl, and pulled myself off twice when I read your letter.” He might be celebrated for his epic and allusive novels, but James Joyce came …

Literature

A solo trip to Lisbon, Portugal, leads to flirtation.

Shares 0<p>Sometimes it’s not about sex—well, it’s not as much about <i>having</i> sex as the pleasure of acknowledging your sexuality.<p>I just got back from a …

Love

The Unique Benefits of a Consensually Non-Monogamous Relationship

Relationships

What I Learned From My Sexless Marriage

As a woman, I was never taught how to have sex for my own pleasure.<p>Sexless marriage. Losing my libido. Never having an orgasm. Not wanting to make love to the man I loved.<p>At age 28, this was <i>not</i> the life I had imagined.<p>Far from it. Since an early age, I felt that I was very sexual; sex mattered to …

Marriage

XOXO Campaign: Will It Spell Profit or Trouble for Condom Maker?

It seemed like a sensible advertising strategy. When a company discovered that women accounted for less than one-third of the purchases of its products, it shifted direction to appeal more directly to them.<p>But when the company is the largest condom seller in America, at a time of heightened …

Sexual Health

Sex and Online Dating - How Soon Is Too Soon?

Online dating isn't going away. If you meet someone online, how soon is too soon for sex?

Relationships

Yes, your grandmother is having sex

Grandma and grandpa are getting it on, and we need to get over it.<p>"People look at disability and age as a problem, " sexuality educator Melanie Davis said. "We don’t have to frame it as this horrible thing."<p>Davis, SaferSex4Seniors developer, said it's a myth that men and women lose sexual interest …

Retirement

Seniors, Sex, and STDs

Blame Viagra, or just the fact that Americans are living longer, healthier lives. For many reasons, sexually transmitted diseases are rising among …

Here's What Gynecologists Think Of 10 Popular Vagina Trends

From jade eggs and vagacials to sticking yogurt in your vagina.<p>Posted on April 04, 2017, 15:58 GMT<p>It's easy to feel like you're failing as a vagina owner these days.<p>The never-ending parade of products, pills, and procedures designed to tighten, freshen, and balance your vagina can make your …

Sex and the Single Women Over 40

Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. is a Gynecologist, Director of the New York Menopause Center, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology …

Public Health

Ladies, The Best Sex Of Your Life Is At This Age

Many of us have been told the older we get, the more sex fades away from our lives. This common misconception has led young and even middle-aged …

Merely thinking about sex encourages self-disclosure, study finds

Sexual arousal encourages people to open up about themselves, according to research recently published in the journal <i>Personality and Social</i> …

Communication Skills for Intimate Relationships

A recent study reinforces what I think is one of the most vital aspects of a good sexual experience—talking to our partners about sexual matters …

Relationships

Where is the clitoris? A history of pleasure all in one spot

Shares 0<p>Where Is the Clitoris, and What’s the Big Deal?<p>The history of women’s sexual desire is fascinating. Women, throughout time, have been seen as …

Fellatio and Juliet: On the Hard Task of Writing About Blowjobs

Though many authors have mounted attempts to convey the strange and singular experience of fellatio, only those who understand the power dynamics between giver and receiver succeed.<p>Michael Cunningham might be the modern master of the fellatio scene, but it took leaving them out to finally win a …

Literature

Why you should tell your romantic partner about any sexual problems you are experiencing

New research published in the <i>Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy</i> highlights the importance of communicating with your partner about distressing sexual …

Family Doctor Raps Safe Sex Message For Seniors Over Vanilla Ice

"If you have a problem, lube might solve it, see your family doc if it doesn’t resolve it."<p>A family doctor from North Carolina is using rap music to push a safe sex message for seniors.<p>Dr. Shannon Dowler, from Asheville, warns about the spread of sexually transmitted infections among older people …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Are You “Cliterate”? (Do You Have A Good Working Knowledge Of The Clitoris?)

Andrew Siegel MD 3/18/17<p><i>The clitoris—possessed by all female mammals—is a complex and mysterious organ. Even the word itself–and the way it rolls off</i> …

The Blow Job as Path to the Divine

I am not a religious person. I don't even know that I want to be. I have sort of tried, a little, but for better or worse, I don't seem to have the …

When a Partner Dies, Grieving the Loss of Sex

After Alice Radosh’s husband of 40 years died in 2013, she received, in addition to the usual condolences, countless offers of help with matters like finances, her car and household repairs. But no one, not even close friends or grief counselors, dared to discuss a nagging need that plagues many …

Relationships