Kissing Part 1 — How often do you kiss?

A recent survey conducted by the British Heart Foundation found that, “one in five (18%) married people don’t pucker-up with their partner for an entire week, while two in five married people (40%) kiss for just five seconds or less when they get it on. Apparently Scots kiss the longest, for 28 seconds. And East …

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The “Glee” controversy.

Amy Schalet, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has a great post responding to the Glee episode where two of its main characters decide to have sex for the first time. Quote taken from the post, “Why did it takes us so long to arrive at a positive media portrayal of …

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Faking it.

Many theories exist about why one might fake an orgasm. In a recent study discussed on CBS News, a researcher at Columbia University found that women fake it to retain their mates. Dr Kaighobadi, who conducted the study (the study can be found in the November issue of the Archives of Sexual Behavior), calls it …

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Holiness and sex ed.

This Blog Entry was originally posted on the Sisterhood. “His main premise is that young people will tune out educators if their real concerns are left in the shadows.” In the end, that perhaps was the most important line of all in the recent New York Times Magazine article, “Teaching Good Sex,” by Laurie Abraham. …

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Sex Week at Yale — Part 2.

Continued from Wednesday….. For the most part it seems that Sex Week became a way to highlight diversity and kink with sex. I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I think exposing people who are interested in non-vanilla sex is useful and there aren’t too many safe arenas in which this can happen. However, it …

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Sex Week at Yale — Part 1.

Yale University cancelled Sex Week. Well, they didn’t actually cancel it, they merely told the organizers they could no longer use the Yale name or Yale funding. I thought this was pretty interesting not only because it’s been a slow news week on the sex front (Herman Cain and the Penn State scandal not withstanding) …

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“The Sex Bible.”

The Sex Bible is a book worth having. The pictures are explicit, and some of the best imagery I have seen for helping couples with sexual positions. It also includes many, many tips from how to give good oral sex to the best porn for women. I recommend this book at the center for couples …

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Fantasies.

A patient and I spoke today about her fantasies, or more accurately about her lack of them and how important fantasies can be in keeping up one’s interest in sex. Part of the reason she doesn’t think she can get what she wants in her fantasy is that she believes she is unattractive by common …

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Some aspects of women’s (hetero)sexual desire

Ninth in a series of articles loosely based on the new book A Billion Wicked Thoughts by Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam. Sex and sensibility. Romance literature, according to the authors of A Billion Wicked Thoughts, is the most popular form of fiction in the world. It’s estimated that the total yearly revenues from the …

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