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Female Sexuality

Our Definition of 'Sex-Positive'

Deborah Coady | Posted 12.03.2012 | Women
Deborah Coady

Every woman can feel sexual or sex-positive as long as she broadens her definition of the term "sex."

What You Need to Know about Naomi Wolf and Vagina

Jane Czyzselska | Posted 11.25.2012 | Women
Jane Czyzselska

Since Naomi Wolf released Vagina: A New Biography, we've seen an endless number of personal attacks masquerading as critique and a denigration of the author's work, mental health and intelligence -- critiques no man would dare to make, lest he be accused of misogyny.

Who's Afraid of the Vagina-Brain Connection?

James G. Pfaus | Posted 11.14.2012 | Books
James G. Pfaus

A curious dialogue has developed with the publication of Naomi Wolf's Vagina: A New Biography, one hellbent on poking holes in her central theme that the connection between the vagina and the brain influences a woman's mood and creativity.

Naomi Wolf Defends 'Vagina'

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 09.14.2012 | Women

Since its publication in 1991, Naomi Wolf's "The Beauty Myth" has been widely regarded as one of the most important contributions to feminism in the l...

'Moving Waters': Racelle Rosett's Spiritual Short Story Collection

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
Judy Bolton-Fasman

In a recent interview with the Sisterhood, Rosett discussed her new collection of literary fiction and explained how this latest chapter in her writing life has reflected a deep examination of her Judaism.

Todd Akin, Female Sexuality And An Orthodox Approach

Aryeh Younger | Posted 10.29.2012 | Religion
Aryeh Younger

When segments of the Orthodox community begin to grant legal religious authority to women on women's issues, we must encourage them at all costs.

Let's Be Honest: Akin's Not Alone in His Ignorance

Leah McElrath | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Leah McElrath

Todd Akin's remark about victims of "legitimate rape" is most disturbing because he's not alone in his ignorance. But it also illustrates our stunning level of ignorance about women's bodies.

15 Questions Every Mom Of Daughters Should Ask Herself

Joyce McFadden | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Joyce McFadden

If we want to dilute social pressures on our girls to be sexy, we have to offer them an alternative.

'I'll Have What She's Having,' 2012 Style

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 09.23.2012 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

What does Anastasia know that you don't?

What's Your Fantasy?

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.20.2012 | Women

Both men and women have sexual fantasies, though -- perhaps not surprisingly -- the types of things they fantasize about differ. Researchers at th...

LIVE DISCUSSION: Has 'Fifty Shades' Shown Us The Future Of Female Pleasure?

Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 07.11.2012 | Women

Fifty Shades of Grey has gotten plenty of people talking about female pleasure. It's also been a boon for business. Sales of the book are expected ...

Modern Day Heroines: What They're Doing and Why It's All Wrong

Sandra Matsevilo | Posted 09.08.2012 | Books
Sandra Matsevilo

Instead of promoting female sexuality and knowledge of self, Twilight, The Hunger Games, and Fifty Shades hide these topics in a false innocence that, apparently, is supposed to make men attracted to us.

5 Ways To Have More Orgasms

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 08.14.2012 | Women
Dr. Logan Levkoff

There is no best, worst, mature, immature or advanced way of having an orgasm. This your guide to maximizing your sexual pleasure -- and yes, increasing your orgasmic potential.

How Do We Influence the Women Our Daughters Become?

Joyce McFadden | Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents
Joyce McFadden

There's one area in which we consistently fail to support our daughter's confidence and self-worth: When it comes to talking to our daughters about sexuality, we leave them out in the cold.

Sexy Advertising On the Rise

Posted 06.07.2012 | Women

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/07/2012 09:01 AM EDT on LiveScience Don't blush, but chances are the magazines you r...

Shades Of Grey Are Really Black And White

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 08.06.2012 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

Does the Fifty Shades discussion and sex talk on primetime mean that society's views on women's sexuality have evolved?

Lust, the Strongest Force in the Universe: Why Women Are Obsessing Over Fifty Shades of Grey

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Women are fantasizing about submission before men, obsessing over a book where a young, liberated female college student signs an agreement to be totally submissive toward a billionaire businessmen who wants to make her into his sex slave. What gives?

Warning: Explicit Sexual Content

Ann Bauer | Posted 05.25.2012 | Books
Ann Bauer

It's an odd animal: women's literary fiction -- NOT erotica -- with a brazen, sensual and deeply flawed main character. Carmen is perpetually concerned with, touching and baring her body. Yet the sex never becomes the story; it isn't that sort of book.

Why So Many Films Are Exploring Female Sexuality

The New York Times | Posted 05.14.2012 | Women

"THE plague of our times," a character declares in "Hysteria," Tanya Wexler's new romantic comedy about the invention of the vibrator in Victorian Eng...

What Causes Gay Guilt And Sexual Shame? Explanations From Carlin Ross

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 07.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

Lately I have really been deconstructing my views on sexuality to get to the bottom of why women are treated unfairly. I've invited back the gorgeous sex educator Carlin Ross to help me break down my issues.

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Can Prostitution Be Empowering? | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.03.2012 | Women

"They don’t think they are prostitutes," said Małgorzata Szumowska, the Polish director and co-writer of the new film "Elles," which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, of the women this movie is, at least in part, about. "Absolutely not. For them it is dating."

How To Properly Spank A Nun

Mark Morford | Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion
Mark Morford

Until recently, I had not the slightest clue as to what American nuns did all day. Delivering meals to the poor. Knitting giant crucifix cozies. No idea. Until now. Until I discovered that a great many American nuns have been actively and frequently pissing off the Vatican.

Foreign Film That Gets Real About Female Sexuality

Slate | Posted 04.04.2012 | Women

A young blond girl with immaculate bone structure lies on the linoleum of her single mother's kitchen floor, a man's voice chirping from the phone pie...

Turn Me On, Dammit Celebrates Horny Girls

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Rabid horniness is the default state of fifteen-year-old Alma, whose fantasies range from romantic encounters with cute schoolmate Artur, to down-and-dirty daydreams about practically everybody she encounters in her small town in the Norwegian boonies.

What Bella And Katniss Say About Female Sexuality

Salon | Posted 03.22.2012 | Women

If there were ever a good time to be a young woman, this isn't it. As if a massive backlash against contraception and sexual freedom, a recession and ...