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Female Sexuality

Women, Sex And Orgasms, From Dr. Laura Berman (WATCH)

Posted 09.23.2013 | MarloThomas

Many women find it difficult to have an orgasm during intercourse. Everyday Health Leader Dr. Laura Berman told me that only 30% of women are able to ...

The Vulgar Face of Purity Culture

Anne Almasy | Posted 11.16.2013 | Women
Anne Almasy

What purity teaching did for me was distill me down to my body. The core of purity culture was that my mind didn't matter, my personality didn't matter, my dreams and desires and goals didn't matter -- if my shorts were too short.

Miley's Tongue and Other Reasons I'm Starting to Like Disney

Janice Harper | Posted 10.27.2013 | Parents
Janice Harper

It's high time to reconsider why it was that Disney was so near and dear to our hearts once upon a time so long ago. It provided a safe refuge from the realities of the adult world where vulgarities ran rampant

LOOK: This Is America's First Sex Manual

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.20.2013 | Women

On the internet, there are seemingly endless resources for information about sex -- for better and for worse. But where did Americans get their sex ed...

Why This Author Gave Up Sex For 12 Years

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.09.2013 | Women

The world is obsessed with other people's sex lives. It's a fact that entire multi-billion dollar industries count on. But the one thing people find a...

Praise for Annie Rachele Lanzillotto's Writing

Michael Carosone | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

I had the privilege of attending one of Annie Rachele Lanzillotto's events for her two new books: her memoir, L Is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Fr...

Let's Not Leave It Up to Betty White

Shannon Walsh | Posted 08.20.2013 | Fifty
Shannon Walsh

You know how doctors have such a hard time at social events because there's always someone coming up for a free back pain consultation? Well, that's me at my mom's cocktail parties, except the questioners are all ladies of a certain age, and the subject ain't back pain.

WATCH: The Truth About Female Desire

Posted 06.13.2013 | Women

"What do women want?" This question has been the subject of many a conversation, an entire Mel Gibson movie and now a book of the same name by journal...

Sexual Prime: Fact or Fiction?

Bella Ellwood-Clayton | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Bella Ellwood-Clayton

Although it appears that we may be more physically primed for sexual pleasures when young, there is great scope for a sexual renaissance. Sexual prime, then, is the result of "sexiness." And that, can peak at any age.

Sexual Equality? A Long Way Off -- An Anthropologist's Perspective

Bella Ellwood-Clayton | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Bella Ellwood-Clayton

Herein lies a "truth" about human sexuality: what men do, women usually cannot.

One Step Forward for Womankind... and then a Hundred Steps Back

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

Seriously, in 2013, are we still talking about female sexuality as if it is a scary, uncontrollable force that requires careful management by the drug industry, the FDA, the culture police and anybody else you can think of?

The Neuroscience of Porn Viewing

Kayt Sukel | Posted 05.26.2013 | Science
Kayt Sukel

There's a pervasive notion that women simply do not like porn. But does neuroscience back that up? The answer, surprisingly, turns out to be "not exactly." Porn has more sway over women's brains than one might think.

Ruthless Methods to Subdue Sexuality

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

My mother snapped, "Why would anyone buy the cow when they can have the milk for free?" To be compared to livestock made me feel like a useless possession. I had intelligence, right? I had wit and a depth of emotion and experiences to share. Surely my modesty wasn't the only bargaining chip?

Female Sexual Dysfunction: A Case of Pharma Disease Mongering

Allen Frances | Posted 05.05.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

A clear lesson from history: Whenever a profit is to be made by twisting the DSM, it will be twisted. The DSM-5 will give drug companies running room to continue their disease mongering of female sexual disorders, hyping this DSM diagnosis as a means of pushing pills.

He Is a Straight Man... and He Is a Bottom

Renato Barucco | Posted 04.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

They exist. Many gay men might refuse to believe it. Many straight women might refuse to even think about it. But they exist.

The Healing Power of Sex

Donna Henes | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Here are some suggestions to expand your ideas about sex and open yourself to the infinite power of healing that it offers. Indulge yourself whether you are alone or with the partner of your choosing.

Masturbation Is Not A Dirty Word

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 04.13.2013 | Gay 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?

Updating Valentine's Day Traditions for an Egalitarian Era

Andrew Smiler | Posted 04.07.2013 | Women
Andrew Smiler

I've always been told Valentine's Day is a holiday that celebrates love -- a couple's love for each other, not just a man's love for a woman. Or her love of him, for that matter. Yet everything I've learned about how to act on Valentine's day tells me that it's really about his love for her.

Oh Come All Ye Grateful

Anne Vitiello | Posted 01.21.2013 | Women
Anne Vitiello

Why oh why is there still so much debate and misinformation out there?

Reimagining Womanhood: Ilie Ruby's Novel The Salt God's Daughter

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Books
Judy Bolton-Fasman

There is a piece of every woman's life story in this book. But above all this is a book that glows like the moonstone that a much older woman gives to Ruthie for good luck.

Let's Give Them Something to Talk About!

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 12.22.2012 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

It doesn't much matter to me if Vagina is a good book, a stupid book, a book based in science or a figment of the author's imagination. It is more important that a productive, respectful conversation about female sexual satisfaction is actually taking place.

'All Men Pay for Sex': More Fallout From the Kennebunk Scandal

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 12.19.2012 | Crime
Patricia Leavy, PhD

My community continues to be engulfed in a prostitution scandal and the Internet is raging with comments from people around the country. Yet again we see an attempt to minimize the actions of some men while demoralizing women and insulting the larger community of men.

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?

Do You Know Your Sexual Arousal Type?

Petra Zebroff | Posted 12.11.2012 | Women
Petra Zebroff

Just as there are different types of learning (visual, auditory, kinetic), there are different types of sexual arousal.

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."