Paleolithic carved figures refer to woman as matrix, as creatrix, to moon cycles and menstrual magic, and resonate profound reverence in their rendering.
The success of the 50 Shades of Grey movie is being treated as if it were the final victory over prudish sex censors. But the real answer is a bit more complicated. While we're often aware of restrictions in places like Iran, China or Malaysia, many are much closer to home.
Nearly everyone, it seems, is obsessed with the spanking-new erotic drama, Fifty Shades of Grey -- a film apparently so awesome that two sequels were announced before the first one even hit cinemas.
Timing and technology may have conspired to make a story like Fifty Shades of Grey a runaway success, but its poor grasp of bondage and dominant/submissive power dynamics may send a dangerous message farther and faster than we would ever want.
Guys, you have less than 24 hours till Valentine's Day. Romance now can set you on the path to a marriage that feels alive again to both your wife and to you.
Nobody warns you. It just happens. At least that's my story. I was in my late 40s, passionately in love, and suddenly the wondrous release that always made me so giddy just wasn't there anymore.
Keep this in mind come this weekend, when love is in the air, couples will engage in their mid-winter ritual celebration of Hallmark mandated love, and singles will be looking for some semi-romantic weekend hookups.
The film Fifty Shades of Grey is being released on February 13th, just in time for Valentine's Day. Sexual images are everywhere, and often the most awkward conversations involve parents talking to their children about sexual exploration and personal safety.
Joining a slew of other student newspapers nationwide, The Spectrum at the University of Buffalo just released its annual sex edition. You can view it through the popular digital publishing platform Issuu -- but only if you sign in first and prove you are a legal adult.
Sex in the late 70s was a big deal. The only thing my friends and I worried about was losing our virginity. Today, in 2015, we as a society still think of ourselves as being into sex. But honestly, we're not. We're mostly done with sex being number-one in awesomeness. Let's look at what happened.
This Valentine's Day, join me in celebrating sex AND the freedom to choose if and when to become pregnant -- on our own terms. And while we're at it, let's make sure that all women have the opportunity to do the same, regardless of where they live.
Sex, not food? What, I'm sure you're wondering, is Maria going to be talking about now? Allow me to explain. I love food. I am a food blogger, amon...
Menstrual cycles, sex and sensuality were not talked about in school either, but I knew that my parents were intimate because a few nights a week I was asked to spend the night at a friend's house. Why else would they have tried to get rid of me?
Want to spice up your next evening out with your partner? Leave your underwear at home. Before you recoil, just hear me out. I am a card carrying member of the underwear-wearing group. So that's what I thought too. Until the other night, when on a whim, I decided not to wear any.
The first thing I did -- after filling in the requisite parent-teacher conferences and basketball games -- was invite my husband to: Sex, Tuesday, 6:30 am. I received his response right away. He declined.
Male and female sexual fluidity are expressed in ways that may not yet be showing up on paper. If a guy marks a box on a survey saying, yes, I've been attracted to another man, or, yes, I've had sex with another man in the past year, it may not be at all the same thing as when a woman checks the same box.