Announcing a new, private, sex-positive and inclusive “Mast Cell Diseases & Sexuality” Facebook group for open conversations around mast cell diseases, sexuality, sexual health, sex education, and relationship issues.
Social media is a source of information and education, especially on topics that are aren’t being taught elsewhere—like sex education.
…At least it could be if social media companies stopped restricting access to sex education and sex positive content.
Most doctors receive only around 8 hours of sex education in medical school, something that about 40%-60% of medical students find inadequate.
Only 24 states and D.C. require that public schools teach any sex education and only 20 states require that “if provided, sex and/or HIV education must be medically, factually or technically accurate.”
Opening up a monogamous relationship can be difficult and overwhelming. Here are 6 things you need to do to make the transition smoother.
After declining an invitation back to her date’s apartment recently, my younger sister worried she would come off “as a tease.” So in true big sister fashion, I’m going to give you all the same unsolicited advice I gave my sister— there is no such thing as being a tease. My sister’s concern over being a tease still makes me worry that down the line, with this date or another, she’ll be in a situation where she doesn’t feel she had the right to say no, or feels uncomfortable saying it. Here are 5 things we all want our loved ones to know about consent.
Regardless of your motive, think about how flirting makes you feel. Flirting and being flirted with is fun. As we grow up, there are less and less avenues for playful interactions with other people, and eventually flirting is one of the few forms of play we have left. It’s also a huge boost to your self-confidence to be flirted with. Brain chemistry also plays a factor in why flirting can make you feel awesome.
This was my first trip into the world of Mystic Wands… and I don’t think I’ll be returning. I don’t feel like this is a toy that will work for a wide range of people. The vibrations are too weak and too buzzy to satisfy most, and I’ve never been quite so disappointed in the construction quality of a toy—especially at this price point of around $100.
What are sex-positive doctors or therapists? They are medical professionals who make it a point to be well-educated about sexual health and aim to provide their patients with accurate, helpful, and non-judgmental information. They consider sex to be a healthy part of life that should be enjoyed, and they’ll be able to discuss it with you without awkwardness or being judgmental about your lifestyle, sexual practices, or preferences.
I am the less-then-thrilled owner of a chronic illness. It’s hard to quantify just how much my life is affected by having a chronic illness, despite my best efforts to just live my life. Sex is one of the areas of my life most heavily influenced by Fred, and in turn I’m sure it plays a role in why certain toys work for me when others don’t— but I do know that it is possible to have a chronic illness and a great sex life.