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Hand-In-Hand: Marriage Equality and Gender Equality

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

We do have a long way to go, even if SCOTUS takes up the issue this fall. But our society is clearly moving in the direction of marriage equality for all. More than ever before, couples of all stripes are demanding equality, freedom and recognition in their marriages, and are refusing to abide by laws that lag behind.

11 Steps To Prepare Yourself For Really Awesome Love

Alexis Meads | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

In my mid-twenties I was in constant relationships with little time to myself. Each new partner brought some hope for great love, but inevitably ended up falling into a similar pattern as the last. It wasn't their fault; it was mine.

Yes Means Yes: Breaking Down Sexual Violence on UC Berkeley's Campus

Hannah Berkman | Posted 09.16.2014 | College
Hannah Berkman

The California state legislature unanimously passed a bill this month requiring universities to redefine their official definitions of consent as an "affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity." The bill's passing is an incredibly needed step in the right direction.

What Women Wish Men Knew About Sex

College Candy | Posted 09.16.2014 | College

Our resident Dude recently revealed 13 things men wish women knew about sex. Like everything our beloved Dude writes, his post was eye-opening and inf...

Lowering Sexual Assault on College Campuses and in the Military Starts in Elementary School

Mike Domitrz | Posted 09.16.2014 | Education
Mike Domitrz

If we really want to reduce sexual assault in the military and on college campuses, the lessons of respect, consent and bystander intervention need to be instilled in elementary education through high school.

What Is a Normal Sex Drive?

GalTime | Posted 09.16.2014 | Weddings
GalTime

In order to get a better sense of what may be considered a normal and healthy sex drive these days, I asked four experts (or sexperts) for their opinions about what constitutes a normal sex drive.

How Often Do Married Women Really Have Sex?

BRIDES | Posted 09.15.2014 | Weddings
BRIDES

Research from The Kinsey Institute makes these ladies' sex lives downright normal. The study suggests that nearly half of married couples have sex just a few times per month.

Can You Have Great Sex in a Healthy Adult Relationship?

Ira Israel | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

It does not appear that the youth of America have surpassed the drunken fumbling in backseats of the previous generation or of their fathers' fathers. And what would healthy intimacy resemble in a world of texting, sexting, swiping, Tweeting, Instagramming, and Facebooking?

Am I the Only Virgin in College?

Meg F. Schneider, MA, LCSW | Posted 09.13.2014 | College
Meg F. Schneider, MA, LCSW

I often hear this question, spoken with anguish, in my office. It's not the real question being asked, but it's the one that's easiest to pose. The short answer is "no." You can't take it back so listen to yourself, think about what kind of experience you would really like, and don't worry how many virgins are wandering around campus.

If You Don't Go After It, Someone Else Will

Michael McNair | Posted 09.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael McNair

As gay men, sometimes we find ourselves subconsciously choosing to do everything in our power to avoid looking foolishly vulnerable and admittedly undesirable in the face of other gay men, but at the end of the day, doing that almost NEVER makes us feel any stronger or masculine by a long shot.

Sometimes Youthful Stupidity is a Better way to Find Happiness than Making Mature Choices

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank Schaeffer

We're living in an acquisitive capitalist society that is fundamentally anti-family and fundamentally uncomfortable with just enjoying being human. We'd rather shop than live, acquire than love and stare into a screen than hold each other.

This Is What I Learned by Eating With My Las Vegas Escort, Instead of Sleeping With Her

Foodbeast | Posted 09.10.2014 | Weird News
Foodbeast

"I want to get a hooker tonight." That's how it all started as my friend Rudy and I waited for our bags in the Las Vegas airport a few days back. S...

I Sing the Body Connected: Cultivating Sexual Energy

John McElhenney | Posted 09.10.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

Just the idea of sex, the opportunity of sex, is enough to quicken the heartbeat, inspire the discipline of exercise and eating right. And once the connection has been established, even with a woman who may not be a perfect match, there is an energy, a confidence, a glow that transforms every cell of our bodies.

Great Boom Boom Music: Volume One -- Gato's 'Last Tango' Is Top Cat

Sal Cataldi | Posted 09.09.2014 | Entertainment
Sal Cataldi

True music lovers have a soundtrack for everything. When it comes to under-the-covers jams, there's one disc that resonates in my core. It's Gato Barbieri's alternately lush and animal-depraved soundtrack for the great Bernardo Bertolucci flick, "Last Tango in Paris."

25 Reasons Not to Have Sex Every Night -- Or Much at All for Crying Out Loud

Rebecca Gallagher | Posted 09.11.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Gallagher

I've got things to do. I'm middle-aged and tired. I don't need no 20-something who hasn't found her first gray pubic hair, or crows foot, telling me what to do. If he wants sex every night, he can have it. By himself.

Love by the Hour in the City of L'Amour

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.08.2014 | Weird News
Sidonie Sawyer

Whatever rocks your boat. A new concept hotel in the capital of love and romantic ballads is all the rage in Paris these days.

Is The Ridiculous Way I Talk About Sex A Key To Fixing Our Country's Issues With Consent?

Ravishly | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Ravishly

The way most of us talk about sex is rather messed up if you take a step back and let it all marinate in your mind for a minute. We speak about sex like it's some consumptive act -- like we're getting frozen yogurt or something.

Pumpkin Spice Condoms Were Too Good To Be True

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business

Forget sweater weather and crisp autumn leaves; these days, the true arrival of fall seems marked by the arrival of Starbucks' infamous pumpkin spice...

How to Bring the Sex Back to Your Sex Life

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.08.2014 | Style
Jonathan Alpert

So next time you think your love life is boring, rather than accepting the status quo, take responsibility and ask yourself, "What can I do to make it better?"

5 Signs Your Marriage Has Gone Cold -- And What To Do About It

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jennifer Kelly Geddes | Posted 09.08.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Every marriage has its highs and lows, good days and bad. But what if you sense yours has landed in a rut—and you...

11 Parents' Real Tricks For Sneaking In Sex

Cricket’s Circle | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Cricket’s Circle

Fact: Parents of youngsters don't have enough sex. Who could blame us? Between that baby or breast pump dangling from your boob, the sleep deprivation and the tedious conversations about bowel movements, there's nary room for sexytime. We get it.

Sex And 'The Starbucks Effect'

Daniel M. Davis | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science
Daniel M. Davis

Scientists compared the differences in genes between friends and strangers across nearly 2,000 people and they found that friends tend to have a more similar set of genes than strangers. Perhaps it's "The Starbucks Effect" -- if two people like the smell of coffee maybe they're more likely to hang out together.

Top 10 Ways To Enjoy More Sex In Middle Age

High50 | Posted 09.05.2014 | Fifty
High50

If you're single and over 50, finding a new sexual partner can be daunting. Here are 10 ways to have more sex, from taking an erotic class to going on a singles' holiday.

Bareback Culture, HIV, and Our Gay Future

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 09.04.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

If you make an informed decision to practice barebacking, then so be it. I can't say I will never do the same. However, short-term pleasure, a sense of belonging, and the excitement of abandoning homonormative sociosexual practices cannot be divorced from either a willful rejection of long-term health or a romanticized concept of what HIV infection leads to.

7 Surefire Ways to Improve Your Sex Life

Emma Nicholson | Posted 09.04.2014 | Women
Emma Nicholson

I left that sucker in the shower for my husband to see. The look on his face was priceless: "Did you just...?" "Oh, shoot. Did I leave that in there?" As I sashayed off to make breakfast.