Sexuality

By Walker Thornton | Midlife sexuality

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> …

Condoms

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> …

Wellness

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 …

Gender

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 …

Masculinity

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 …

The Brain

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

Do you want to experience sexual pleasure in your life? As women we’re not taught about pleasure, so it can be hard to find the words to express what …

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, …

Marriage

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 …

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> …

Wellness

"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 …

Masters of Love

Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.<p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry …

Newly Divorced: Discovering sex as a single woman

When I started dating, post-marriage, I have to admit it was both exciting and terrifying. The dance of flirtation, getting to know someone, the …

Relationships

Self-help books and erotic fiction are equally efficient in treating low sexual desire in women, study finds

For women experiencing low sexual desire, either self-help or erotic books could be a viable form of therapy, researchers claim in a study published …

30 Sex "Rules" For People In Long-Term Relationships

No matter how many dozens of Netflix-and-chill nights you and your long-term partner have had together, there’s something that keeps you tuning in for more. But just as individuals age and change over time, the same goes for your sex life: What turned you on when you first made it Facebook official …

Why we still need John Berger’s Ways of Seeing

In 1972, the critic opened our eyes with his analysis of the female figure in art and advertising – in today’s frenzied image culture, his lessons are still necessary<p>“A woman is always accompanied, except when quite alone, and perhaps even then, by her own image of herself. While she is walking …

A Guide to Vibrators for Women Over 50

We all know sex toys are about giving us pleasure. Vibrators also fall into the category of sexual health tools. Whether you’re having difficulties …

Study: Negative automatic thoughts linked to distressing sexual symptoms

New research published in the <i>Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy</i> suggests that automatic thoughts during sex play an important role in sexual …

7 Things Science Says About Clitoral Orgasms

The clitoris is a fascinating part of the female anatomy. Not only because it's simply awesome, but because the only purpose of the clitoris is to …

7 Fingering Sex Tips To Help Your Partner Rub You The Right Way

<b>We’re always hearing that we could be having better sex,</b> <b>a better orgasm</b><b>, or a better relationship. But how often do we hear the nitty-gritty of how</b> …