Sexuality

By Walker Thornton | Midlife sexuality

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 …

Sexual Health

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

Michael Cunningham might be the modern master of the fellatio scene, but it took leaving them out to finally win a Pulitzer. "I can't help but notice that when I finally write a book in which there are no men sucking each other's dicks," he told <i>Poz</i> after winning for <i>The Hours</i>, "I suddenly win the …

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 …

Dessert

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

Andrew Siegel MD 3/18/17<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 …

Marriage

New study shows how mindfulness could help women who are feeling sexually disconnected

New research suggests that mindfulness-based psychotherapy could help women who are feeling “sexually disconnected.”<p>The study of 79 women, published …

Psychology

Study: Physical affection during sex is linked to greater well-being

New research helps explain why there is a link between a satisfying sexual life and a person’s well-being.<p>The study, published in <i>Personality and</i> …

Psychology

Stop medicalizing female desire: Here’s what the scientific breakthroughs in sex science still don’t tell us about women

Scientists have new data, but can we really measure something as complex and shifting as female sexual response?<p>On the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, flibanserin was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a viable treatment option for premenopausal women struggling with …

Psychology

What midlife women need to know about sex after fifty.

Shares 0<p>Sex Tips for Older Adults<p>Sex Over Fifty?<p>Single again and ready to start dating (and having sex again)? Who are you going to have <i>that</i> …

Currently: February 2017

Here’s what I’m up to this month. As I write, outside on an unseasonably warm and sunny day, I see the geese coming out of the pond and spreading out …

The Good Wife

How Many People Have Had Ex-Sex, And Is It A Crazy Idea?

When a couple decides to end their relationship, the result isn’t always a clean break. There’s often some degree of contact that persists and, …

Psychology

The Clitoris and Vagina - BISH

Written by Justin Hancock on April 1, 2015. Posted in Bodies<p>Where the clitoris and G spot is. How the vagina works. Why and how people squirt. Why …

‘Outlander’ Is An Extraordinary Case Study For Pleasurable And Nuanced Sex On TV

<i>This article discusses sexual assault and is NSFW. It also contains spoilers for season one of</i> Outlander.<p>–<p>Attention given to the naked body isn’t …

TV

10 Ways To Maintain Sexual Fitness

Andrew Siegel MD 12/31/16<p>(Thank you, Pixabay, for image above)<p><i>It is fundamental to understand that your genitals are not separate and independent</i> …

Lust for life: why sex is better in your 80s

Sexually active older people are considered a curiosity, but a new survey suggests that lovemaking is often more fulfilling for ‘sexual survivors’ than those in middle age<p>Dr David Lee, a research fellow at Manchester University’s School of Social Sciences, calls them “sexual survivors” – people …

Longevity

Speaking Up for Yourself-It’s Time

How comfortable are you speaking up for yourself?One of the challenges women face is feeling comfortable speaking up for what they want. It seems so …

Feminism

How a Lack of Touch is Destroying Men

In preparing to write about the lack of gentle touch in men’s lives, I right away thought, “I feel confident I can do platonic touch, but I don’t …

viagra and sexual communication

As I’ve said before, I think people expect too much from erection drugs. If you’re chronically angry with your wife, you’ll still be angry after you …

Sexual Activity & Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults

Recently researchers used data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, which asked more than 10,000 participants age 50 to 89 a variety of …

Beyond the pink pill

Recognize this sex organ? Probably not – and that’s the problem. Today’s pioneers of female desire say the solution for women seeking satisfaction isn’t the elusive ‘pink Viagra,’ but more knowledge about themselves<p>Carla is eating a doughnut, sitting on a cheery yellow couch with a piano behind …

Women's News

REKINDLING SEXUAL DESIRE Guest Post by Walker Thornton

When a woman tells me that her sexual desire has decreased I want to know more. What’s behind that statement? What’s going on in her life, or her …

Erectile Dysfunction. How hard can it be?

Erections (or the absence of) are a delicate issue for those with penises, especially those who identify as men. (<i>Yup, not all people with penises</i> …

Walker J Thornton, Author, Sex Educator, Speaker

Here’s what I’m up to this month. As I write, outside on an unseasonably warm and sunny day, I see the geese coming out of the pond and spreading out …

Discovering and Rediscovering Sex After 50

We often enter into marriage thinking this is it. This is the last person we will ever have sex with for the rest of our lives. Sometimes, however, …

Myths About Sex and The Midlife Woman

Shares 1<p>There are a lot of myths about sex that women buy into. And, they hurt us. They get in our heads and end up impacting how we view our bodies …

Sexual Health

6 Ways To Keep Your Vagina Youthful

Andrew Siegel MD 1/14/2016<p><i>The vagina and vulva of a young healthy adult has a different appearance (as well as functional ability) than that of a</i> …

"Better Than the Hand" Is The Sex-Positive Resource Men Need Right Now

Magnus Sullivan wants to talk about masturbation. But he’s not interested in talking about quick jerk-off sessions or even women using vibrators or …