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Talking About Sex

Fast or Slow Sex: Which Is Better?

Petra Zebroff | Posted 08.13.2016 | Women
Petra Zebroff

Following the belief that women are more likely to enjoy slow sex, it was fully expected that men would crave "fast sex" more often. But women surprised us by reporting that they preferred a faster pace more often than men.

How to Talk About Birth With a 5-Year-Old

Shannon Day | Posted 06.23.2016 | Parents
Shannon Day

How can I be cool and approachable when it comes to these chats if I give half-truths and I can't even talk about vaginas?

Why Do We Love Boobs? In a Word: Bonding

Steph Thompson | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Steph Thompson

Sexuality is hard to explain, the desire for it and what exactly the protocol should be toward fulfilling that desire. Certainly there are multitudes of differing opinions, and as my boys get closer and closer to the point of exploring this question on their own, I am forced to think about it.

If Driver's Ed Was Taught Like Sex Ed, It'd Be Just As Awkward

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.27.2014 | Teen

It starts out with your scary gym teacher warning you not to "do it." Next, your mom asks you a bunch of awkward questions and your dad tries to give ...

15 Ways To Talk About Sex

Randall Frederick | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women
Randall Frederick

Talking to others in the sex field, almost every conversation ends with a sometimes frustrated, sometimes blissful sigh and an agreement that there are many ways to talk about sex.

Some Guys Are Just Clueless

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 05.27.2014 | Comedy

Guys, listen up. The secret to winning over the woman of your dreams may be simpler than you thought. In short? Just shut up. Watch the above sk...

From Gossip to Bragging, How Girls and Boys Are Talking About Sex Is a Problem

Katie Koestner | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Katie Koestner

f boys and men speak of the act of doing, conquest, teamwork, and if girls retell the story without commentary and proudly support the boys' team, how can we delude ourselves into movement toward sexual equality and respect?

5 Good Reasons You Should Never Stop Having Sex

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

We can't emphasize enough how important it is that the sex you are having is for you and pleasurable to you, and that you are not doing it out of obligation or engaging in sex that does not satisfy you. In order for you to get all the amazing benefits sex can offer, you must discover and ask for the sex that is right for you!

WATCH: A Comedian's Hilarious Tale Of Having 'The Talk' With Her Daughter

TEDTalks | Posted 03.26.2014 | TED Weekends

julia sweeney the talkHaving "the talk" with her 8-year-old daughter was awkward enough. Then they decided to look up cats mating on the Internet, and soon actress and author Julia Sweeney was an inch away from showing her daughter porn. Don't miss the hilarious (and heartwarming) results.

The Benefits of Talking About Sex

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Firestone

Talking about sex, while it may feel uncomfortable at first, can be the key to maintaining a healthy sex life and a positive sense of one's own sexuality.

Rummaging Through The Sex Closet

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Robert Koehler

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoWhile we can publicly talk about sex in all its thrilling messiness with a little more candor than we could a few generations back, we still live most of our lives within an invisible envelope of politeness.

The Most Awkward Conversation I've Ever Had With My Husband

Posted 01.11.2013 | Weddings

By Emily Goulet, Philadelphia magazine Reprinted from Philadelphia magazine's Bridal Bulletin, with permission When a non-chain opens up in our ti...

The Sex Talk I Had With My Mom When I Was 20

Nadia Cho | Posted 03.09.2013 | College
Nadia Cho

This holiday season, I came out to my mom about being sexually active, being bisexual, writing about sex for my college newspaper and then getting a ton of media attention for my column on having sex in the library. But did I also mention that I got straight A's this semester?

An Ethical Slut

Robert Levithan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Levithan

I love sex, but I've found that talking openly about my active sex life bothers many readers. Acknowledging an active sex life is tantamount to saying "I am a slut" in our puritanical culture. Frankly, I am over this repressed point of view.

Why Do We Still Teach Girls That It Goes Like This?

Melissa Tapper Goldman | Posted 12.14.2012 | Women
Melissa Tapper Goldman

Based on my main inputs of TV and movies, it was pretty clear what guys were supposed to want. But what were girls and women supposed to want? What were we allowed to want? And separate from all that, what did we want?

Why You Should Talk About Sex, Baby

Posted 09.05.2012 | Women

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 09/05/2012 03:22 PM EDT on LiveScience Getting comfortable with communicating about s...

Me? I Am Supposed To Teach My Girls About Boys?

Pamela Kripke | Posted 09.24.2011 | Women
Pamela Kripke

Some might say I could have waited until we were wheeled out of the operating room, but I began the conversation early. "Listen, there will be male people in the nursery," I warned, the moment her beanie-clad head hit my bosom. "Do not worry."

'The Road From Ruin': Sex Or Money? Which Is Harder To Talk About?

Amy Butte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amy Butte

Sex or money? Condoms or internal rate of return? Which of these highly charged topics and terms would you prefer (or prefer not) to talk to your kids about?

The Puritans are Dead: Long Live the Puritans?

Deborah M. Roffman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah M. Roffman

The time has come to face an embarrassing truth, America: It's 2010 now, and sex education in the United States is still rooted in the early 17th Century. I see evidence of this unchallenged presumption everyday.

How to Tell Her She's Rubbish in Bed

Mike Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mike Alvear

Bottom line: Don't cop an attitude when you can cop a feel.