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Are You Satisfied?

Taylor Marsh | Posted 07.25.2014 | TV
Taylor Marsh

The quest for spiritual enlightenment is not high on the list of someone who's got no time to seek it. However, making sense of what is happening when things go wrong isn't optional when you hit a crisis point.

When Your Adult Kids Reject You

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.23.2014 | Divorce
Barbara Greenberg

My problem is my daughter. I raised her as a single parent along with my son. I gave them a decent life and have a good relationship with my son as I did with my daughter until about 12 years ago.

LA Couple Writes the New Definitive Guide to Sex, Relationship and Hormones

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.23.2014 | Books
Xaque Gruber

He's a former fighter pilot and scholar on sex/relationships, raised in a strict Catholic household. She's a personal, career and relationship counselor, screenwriter and artist. Together husband and wife, Frank Wiegers and Judith Claire, have founded a website to help singles and couples with sex, love and romance.

Health, Sensuality and the Supreme Court's New Feudalism

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

Hiding sensuality behind health, instead of celebrating it, devalues the erotic lives of women and men. More than that, our political embarrassment about sex has leveraged the power of the wealthy to control the intimate lives of others.

A Love Letter To Your Teen Daughters

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Your moms worry that you may make bad choices that will follow you into adulthood. Here, through my lens and summarizing years of conversations with your moms, is what they actually want for you.

Boys in Chairs: Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, but Crips and Gimps Excite Me!

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

I remember the first time it happened. I must have been 21. This guy and I were making out, and all of a sudden he stopped me and said, "Oh, yeah, your wheels are so hot." I remember being thoroughly freaked out.

The Real Naked Drama Behind the Movie Sex Tape

Sari Eckler Cooper | Posted 07.17.2014 | Entertainment
Sari Eckler Cooper

In Sex Tape, the first hurtle seems to be the labor scene in which Jay watches his son's head crowning and comments more about the size of his wife's vaginal opening than on the miracle of his child entering the world.

The Latest 'Dear White People' PSA Will Crack You Up

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices

We've all heard the stereotype that black men are, uh, well-endowed in the nether region. However, this playful PSA from our favorite folks from th...

I Was Worried About My Sex Appeal Until I Read Esquire

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Dr. Logan Levkoff

There's a part of me that cannot even believe that we are having a conversation legitimizing the sex appeal of a particular age group. It's absurd. But we are, because when attractive celebrities that certain men want to have sex with reach a particular age, we need a piece like this one to justify desiring sex with said age group.

Madison Young on Beautiful Porn, Revealing All, Fearing Nothing & Her New Memoir Daddy

David Henry Sterry | Posted 07.15.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I first met Madison Young when we performed together on the same bill at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco. I was immediately struck by the wonderful mass of contradictions. Smart but humble. Cute but fierce. Physical but articulate. Frankly, everything you'd want in a porn star.

Wish List for Our Children: Be Kind, Be Strong, and Love Who You Are

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

We make sure you eat your vegetables and cross our fingers that you will sleep through the night. We encourage you to say "please" and share your toys. These are important lessons, but you will soon learn that our hopes for you are much bigger than the day to day tasks that take up so much of our times as parents.

Why There's Nothing Morally Wrong With Casual Sex

Erica Jagger | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

When Alternet picked up my post on casual sex recently, I got eviscerated in the comment section -- by men and women. I was accused of being a bad influence on young women, particularly my daughter. I was told my cavalier attitude about sex was symptomatic of the decline of morals in this country,

No, Gay Isn't the New Black

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Ernest Owens

Gay rights are important and should be mandated at the utmost degree. However, recognize that they are not, nor ever will have, the same level of struggle or oppression that have plagued this country for hundreds of years.

Evolving to Survive Ourselves

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 07.04.2014 | Religion
Arthur Rosenfeld

As a Taoist monk, I find the notion of the Earth as a superorganism to make perfect sense; I also find the notion of evolution as a propulsive, all-encompassing, and all-pervasive force to be completely congruent with the ancient Chinese concept of Tao.

Ben Franklin: Ahead of His Time?

Thomas A. Foster | Posted 07.02.2014 | Books
Thomas A. Foster

Why we now view Franklin as modern instead of old-fashioned says a lot about how we view our national narrative of the history of sexuality. Historians of sexuality have long argued that the story of American sexuality isn't a simplistic arc that bends toward increased freedoms and progress for all.

To Be Out or Not Be Out... That Is the Question

Jason Stuart | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Stuart

I came out 21 years ago. In my line of work as an actor and comedian, it has been one of the single best choices I have made for both my career and life. But I got to make that choice for myself. This brings us to Simon Hobbs.

4 Ways To Have The Best Sex Of Your Life In Middle Age

Stephanie Bender | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Some time ago I wrote a blog concerning sex and menopause. Comments in response to that blog ran the gamut. Some women expressed frustration with their bodies. Some felt betrayed by their husbands or partners now that their physical appearance had changed. And still others were blissfully happy that they had ended (by choice) their own sexual chapter and were looking forward to using their energy in other areas such as work, family and friends.

What I Realized About My First Sexual Experience

Katie Tandy | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

I can't decide if it's sad, strange or neither that I don't know when I realized that was my first orgasm.

Kristina Wong's Vagina Expounds on the Broadness of Queerness

Kristina Wong | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Kristina Wong

So you are probably wondering, why is a vagina giving a keynote speech at a queer conference? What does this vagina know about being queer and Asian more than a gold star queer person who can speak to these issues?

Meatless Monday: Doctors' Orders for a Steamy, Sexy Summer -- Watermelon

Ellen Kanner | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

As the summer sizzles, Drs. Brian and Anna Marie Clement have a prescription to put some sizzle in your sex life, too -- eat watermelon, eat kale.

3 Reasons to Talk to Your Kids About 'Pleasure'

Vicki Hoefle | Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents
Vicki Hoefle

While you squirm in your seat about how and when you're going to approach this topic as a family, here are three reasons to start talking to your kids about sex and pleasure right now.

Will 'Bad Bitch @ Instagram 2014-2020' Fit On a Resume?

Ise Lyfe | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology
Ise Lyfe

I'm not saying there's anything wrong with feeling beautiful and wanting to flaunt it. I also believe that women should be free to express their sexuality however they choose. To me the issue is the wackness of the one dimensional pretty girl.

On Leaving the Prison of Tops and Bottoms

Yolo Akili | Posted 06.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Yolo Akili

Language can quickly become a prison.

Love Is Dangerous... Still

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

The other weekend the Sunday New York Times Book Review had its annual summer reading issue. Now, it's not like I need any more books to read, since...

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Embracing Your Sensuality: 6 Steps to Enhancing Your Sex Life

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Being mindfully in touch with your sexuality is nothing more than giving yourself permission to have fun in the moment: to lighten up and stop taking everything so seriously -- to be in the present and connect, and to be honestly who you are.