Sexuality

By Walker Thornton | Midlife sexuality

Men’s Health Month

Each year in June we put a special focus on the health needs of boys and men. Sexual health is important across the entire lifespan and involves more …

Women who believe their sex drive changes can better cope with low libido

Women who believe that their sex drive will change over time are better able to handle difficulties with sexual desire, according to a study from the …

Actual things you can do to bridge the orgasm gap in your own bedroom

Your sexual partner just jubilantly crossed the finish line, but you're still running a race with no end in sight. It's frustrating. And, for an …

When It’s the Man With the Low Libido

The cliché of the wife who puts off her husband, pleading that she has a “headache,” is well known. However, many men suffer from low libido as well.

Women who meditate also tend to have a better sex life, study finds

Women who have practiced meditation are more likely to report better sexual functioning and higher levels of sexual desire, according to a new study …

The Highs and Lows of Testosterone

Getting a high testosterone reading offers bragging rights for some men of a certain age — and may explain in part the lure of testosterone supplements. But once you are within a normal range, does your level of testosterone, the male hormone touted to build energy, libido and confidence, really …

Female Viagra called bremelanotide could have been found

The REAL reason so many women have lost their sex drive: Drug giants have spent millions trying, but no one’s yet found a female Viagra. Why? They’ve …

Sexual arousal activates more brain regions in women than in men, according to neuroimaging study

Sexual arousal is linked to the neural activation of a broader range of brain regions in women compared to men, according to new research. The …

First Try the Pastrami, Then the Polyamory

Over pastrami sandwiches, my new boyfriend said to me: “One of my ex-lovers is going to be at the conference I’m attending next week. We’ll be sharing a room and sleeping together.”<p>I blinked away tears. “I never wanted to know that,” I said, wishing I had stayed home instead of making the 90-minute …

Cool Bedroom Tricks? Not Necessary For Better Sex

Share This Article<p>Last week I gave a weekend retreat for a dozen couples in Chicago. The people came from a wide range of backgrounds and …

The Growing Right-Wing Assault on Sex Research

As a sex researcher, I’ve grown accustomed to seeing my work discussed in the media. After all, sex is a subject about which almost everyone is …

What Is the Best Lube?

<i>While we might all be curious about the</i> <i>best plunger</i> <i>or</i> <i>probiotic tampon</i> <i>or</i> <i>cold-sore remedy</i><i>, it can be difficult to discuss these more</i> personal <i>items.</i> …

Social Justice

I Went To Betty Dodson’s Bodysex Workshop & Group Masturbation Actually Isn't That Strange

On a recent Saturday afternoon, I sheepishly undressed in the midtown Manhattan apartment of legendary feminist sex educator Betty Dodson. I’d signed …

Gender-Neutral

Sex Talk Turn-On

<b>Q: Talking about sex turns me on. I like to explain what I like and don't like, but my partner hates talking about sex. Our different preferences are</b> …

Self-esteem

What It Means to Have a Micropenis—and How It Does (and Doesn’t) Affect Sex

Does size matter? You'll be surprised.<p>You've probably heard friends share stories about having sex with a guy who has a micropenis. Most likely, …

LGBTQI

March is Sexual Pleasure Month

It’s on! March is Sexual Pleasure Month and the focus is #PleasureIsHealthy! Pleasure has many benefits: sex helps you sleep better, reduces stress …

Women feel more comfortable interacting with gay men than straight men, study finds

Women tend to have friendlier and more intimate interactions with gay men than straight men after learning of their sexual orientation, according to …

Sex Hurts. Help!

It is a relatively common myth that penises can be too large.<p>As a professional, I can assure you they generally are not.<p>From time to time I receive a query from a girlfriend wondering if her potential new partner is perhaps too large. One of the perks of having an obstetrician and gynecologist as a …

How old is too old for sex?

Some days I feel the need to get on the rooftop and shout out that middle-aged women still have sex—and enjoy it. It’s a reaction that pops up every …

Sexual Health

The Habits of Highly Erotic People

By Susannah Hunnewell February 6, 2014<p><i>What can the French teach Americans about sex?</i><p>From a 1923 French advertisement<p>Last month, as the <i>New York Post</i> went into paroxysms over the latest French presidential love triangle, we found a more academic comment on French habits of the heart, thanks to our …

Crescent Dragonwagon Discovers Sexuality is Ageless

I first knew I was done when I turned 48, 23 years into marriage with an adored husband, which included coming through a distant, mostly asexual …

Retirement

This Bakery Had the Best Response After the Internet Said Its Cake Looked Like a Vagina

Once you see this, you can't unsee it.<p>When a bakery in Maple Grove, Minnesota shared a picture of their trendy pink geode cake, they likely didn't …

When we create magic

Books were my first introduction to magic as a young child. Alice, magical tumbling down a rabbit hole, the door in the wardrobe leading to a snowy …

Self-confidence

Sex is best in your SIXTIES, survey finds

Sex is best in your SIXTIES: Survey finds 66-year-olds are the most satisfied in bed - and sex therapists say it makes sense<p><b>A new survey finds single</b> …

People with unsatisfying relationships more likely to view their pornography use as uncontrollable

Men and women who are experiencing relationship distress and sexual dissatisfaction are more likely to feel like their pornography use is out of …

Where are all the sex toys for older adults?

It isn’t every day you see a sex toy on a billboard, and it’s even more rare you’ll see one in the hands of a person in their seventies.<p>But thanks to</i> …

The 19th-Century Sham Medicine That Saw Oracles in Orifices

Phrenology (and surgery) below the belt.<p>The Muncie Surf Sanatorium stood three stories high on the northern shores of Muncie Island, a few miles from …

For a Profound Sense of Meaning in Life, Have Sex

Choose your favorite model of well-being. Now try to find any mention of sexuality in it.<p>Tripartite model of well-being? Nope. This framework …

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

Shares 14<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 …