Under Pressure During Sex

Anxiety. Makes me anxious just to type the word. And I’m not the only one, by a long shot. The National Institute of Mental Health reported that in 2018: An estimated 19.1% of U.S. adults had any anxiety disorder in the past year. Past year prevalence of any anxiety disorder was higher for females (23.4%) …

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The Grocery List

Not a week goes by when we don’t hear a familiar refrain: “when I’m having sex, I just can’t focus. My mind goes to the grocery list, etc.”. Now, if women were talking about aphrodisiacs such as oysters and chocolate and the like, I’d be the first to applaud. But we know that the problem …

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Sex in The Media: Little Fires Everywhere

Have you read the book by the incredible Celeste Ng?! Have you binged the Hulu series (produced by and starring the incomparable Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon)? If not, run, don’t walk! And bonus: there are some pretty stunning sex scenes in the screen version. Yes, they are expertly shot and acted, but I think …

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Sex in The Media – Podcast Edition

Try and count all the podcast episodes that cover the topic of sex. Go ahead. I dare you. I double dare you. And when you’re done (in a couple of days, ‘cause it’ll take you that long) please present me with a total. Just look at all that programming! There are short episodes. There are …

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Sex and Politics: The Media

PB & J. Meghan and Harry. TikTok and dance trends. These are things that go together. And here are two things that generally don’t: sex and politics. And here’s why. In case you missed it, today is election day, which will soon prevail enormous consequences. And we’re also really divided as a nation at present. …

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Babe, I’d like you to meet my…

I once spoke with a woman who bristled at my suggestion that she introduce her vibrator to her sexual partner. I inquired as to the source of her objection. She explained that she was afraid to hurt her partner’s feelings; that it might lead to feelings of inadequacy. She was deeply attracted to this person, …

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What’s Your Sexual North Star?

There was a time when girls and women had little access to sexual health information. Long before the internet was even a gleam in anyone’s eye, people had only relatives and friends on which to rely (if they were lucky enough to have those types of relatives and friends). But other resources were hard to …

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And Baby Makes…(Sex Challenging)

It’s not uncommon for new moms to face challenges regarding sex after they welcome a new baby into their lives. There are a whole host of reasons for this, and we invite you to check out our Postpartum Page for a comprehensive explanation of potential causes and evidence-based solutions that can get you back on-track. …

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Vibing Through Quarantine

At this point in the shelter-at-home adventure, you’ve no doubt received copious amounts of advice on just about everything. Care and feeding of your sourdough starter? You’re covered. Kicking off your new accordion-playing career? The internet has your back. There’s even lots of sex and relationship guidance floating about. But let’s talk about something you …

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