When 26-year-old Alex Fine was fired from her job at a skincare company, she took it as a sign to flesh out an idea that had been rolling around in the back of her mind: founding a female-centric sex toy company that would change the way society talks about sex.
Let's face it: seducing straight guys ain't that hard. A little cleavage and some footsie is pretty much all it takes.
Women tend to "view sex as something that they are doing for someone else." If we are able to shift our mindset to view sex (or physical intimacy) as something pleasurable we are doing for ourselves, this can shift the power dynamic for couples.
I used to be intimidated by people who wrote about sex, even long after I started writing about it myself. The irony, of course, is that people now think the same thing about me. That because I write about sex, I must be particularly sexual. To which my internal response is: "No. You don't get me at all."
Maybe this time it'll be a reverse post-breakup event for these two. Taylor will shake it off. She's getting older, maybe she'll get over this one much easier. Everyone needs just a little fun now and then. And Calvin will sing "You Used to Hold Me" alone in his bedroom.
It's a problem as old as the oldest civilization. We're not in the mood to have sex but our partners are. And sure, every once in a while, we'll buck up and take one for the team. But when we really, really don't want to be intimate, here are some of the excuses we've used.
Ladies, there is no shame in protecting your health and well being, and any man who would think less of you for standing up for yourself should not get to see you naked. You are a beautiful, valuable, loved member of your family, my family and your community.
When men reach out to me, it's usually about their fears surrounding having and sustaining erections. Men -- just like women -- worry about getting it on. In our culture, it's all about penetrative sex. But a hard penis is not everything when it comes to making love. It's simply not all there is.
Everyone deserves a sex life that is safe and healthy. Many sexually active young people may not realize that getting tested is part of basic preventive health care and can actually help improve their sex lives. Here are five things that young people should know about getting tested and STDs:
For the deliciously disabled, getting naked holds with it a few connotations, challenges and a level of connectedness that I want to expose for you all.
I see the need for raw sex as a manifestation of the self-hatred many gay men have. We are emotionally stunted as men and stigmatized as homos, and it is hard to love ourselves; so instead we do things that harm ourselves.
How sad would an open box of 35 condoms look in my sock drawer until I met someone else? How long would that be? And why do I keep my condoms in the sock drawer? I have two nightstands, for crying out loud.
While some of the images may have local bluestocking blue-hairs clutching their pearls before the scales fall from their eyes, the less provincial and parochial will be able to appreciate what Swenson calls humanity's most fundamental drive -- sexuality, seen through the eyes of over thirty artists.
At the risk of starting a scandal involving promiscuous sex and teenage pregnancy, I have been living in a cathouse for almost two decades. And the madam of the establishment was the mother of nine children.
I was tortured by sex when I was a young woman. I went from being an awkward, skinny bookworm to a curvy 16-year-old almost overnight. I wasn't used to attracting male attention and I felt simultaneously powerful and powerless.