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Sexual Shame

How To Use Guilt To Spice Up Your Sex Life

Pamela Madsen | Posted 12.28.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Guilt can keep us "in line," and take over our lives and convince us that we are "bad people" and stop us from living our lives fully. Guilt is a tricky number. But guilt can be an aphrodisiac too. Some of the best sex is so good exactly because we are so bad!

Can A Middle-Aged Woman Be A Good Mother And Write About Sex?

Erica Jagger | Posted 09.11.2016 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

Recently I was accused of being an unfit mother because I write openly about sexuality. The accusations were based in part on assumptions about my work. I was accused of running a lucrative (if only) porn business because I did a provocative photo shoot with two men.

Monica Lewinsky and the Price of Sexual Shame

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Monica Lewinsky has been shamed and publicly humiliated for decades now. Although Clinton had a checkered past with other women, Lewinsky had become the focus of all of our public outrage about his affairs, and the brutalized victim of a new form of bullying, online attacks directly on her character.

I Was Taught To Be Ashamed Of My Sexuality

Jessica Dimas | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Jessica Dimas

They are the hurtful whispers in my head when I'm standing in front of the mirror naked. The thoughts and insecurities when I'm in bed with my husband. These are some of my most painful and embarrassing memories.

Are Millenial Men Supposed to 'Man Up'?

Sari Eckler Cooper | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Sari Eckler Cooper

What defines a man as a man these days and how far have millennial men come as far as the variety of emotions they are allowed to express openly?

Sex, Shame and Suicide: One Man's Path to Open-Heartedness

Bob Schwenkler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bob Schwenkler

My heart, my soul, my truest self had been put on lock down. I'd learned from the world, in a million different ways that who I was was not ok. This is how shame operates.

Shrugging Off a Lifetime of Sexual Shame

Erica Jagger | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

My overt sexuality became a lightning rod at home. It induced more tears from my mother and more shame for me. I was not a teenager who fell easily into a long, "going steady" relationship model.

Here's One Place Where Women Can Talk Openly About Sex

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.12.2013 | Women

What happens when women aren't able to talk about sex openly? According to Melissa Tapper Goldman, director of the documentary "Subjectified: Nine ...

Masturbation Is Not A Dirty Word

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

Having been brought up in the very religious Deep South, I long thought that even dry humping could get you pregnant. And certainly no one taught me about masturbation. But is this really the way we want to handle human sexuality? Why is sex so taboo?

LISTEN: Rev. Richard Emmanuel Talks About Religious Guilt And LGBT Equality

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Rev. Richard Emmanuel about why the quest for LGBT equality continues to create such a commotion within the Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious communities. Emmanuel brings clarity to this dilemma.

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

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.