Army of Women

It’s pretty safe to say that most of us recognize October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). But how did the designation come to be and what does it all really mean? NBCAM was established in 1985 as a collaboration between pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca’s Healthcare Foundation and public health, government, and professional medical organizations. …

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Mom and Vibrator in the Same Sentence?

Times have changed. I mean, really, REALLY changed. When was the last time you saw a grown woman express her sexual frustration to her adult daughter on TV? Never? Well, enter one of (IMHO) the greatest series to ever hit the small screen – Jane the Virgin. Things were so steamy in S5 E6 (Chapter …

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The Sex Talk

Many of us have heard the camp song, “If all the raindrops were lemon drops and gum drops, Oh what a world that would be….” This song depicts an idealized picture of reality. In a recent YouTube video called “What the Sex Talk Looks Like Now,” a father is attempting to have “The Talk” with …

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Let’s Talk About Impotence

My friends and I talk a lot about sex. We talk about the sex we’re having, how to make sex better, and occasionally about awkward interactions we’ve had in the bedroom (or sofa, or shower). But there was something we’d never spoken about until recently: impotence. I always thought of impotence as something that older …

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Do I Need Therapy and What’s it all About Anyway?

Lately my go to medium for entertainment is podcasts! After listening The Shrink Next Door – “a story about power, control and turning to the wrong person for help for three decades” – I felt the need to blog about the therapy process. This podcast is a cautionary tale that therapy is not intended to …

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On the Topic of Porn

Recently, a NY Times article ran that focused on our use of the word “porn” for so many other areas of our lives. “Food Porn,” “Real Estate Porn,” and even “Poverty Porn.” All of these have become a short-hand to describe a specific kind of relationship we have with pleasures or concerns in our life. The …

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What’s In a Name? Turns out… A lot!

I was once at a conference where the speaker asked the women in the room, of which there were hundreds, what they were taught to call their external genitalia as young girls. Hands shot up and women listed dozens of different names for this part of the female body: va-jay-jay, muffin, front bum, hoo hoo…the …

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Sex Ed Illustrated: “Oh Joy Sex Toy”

Talking about sex is great, learning about sex is great, but sometimes it can be hard to find resources that are entertaining as well as educational. Enter “Oh Joy Sex Toy” a “sex education and toy review comic” that writes (and draws) about everything from vibrators to vaginismus.   Each comic addresses a single topic, …

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Options and Alternatives

Having options and alternatives means freedom, power, and the right to make our own choices. That generally is a very good thing! I came across an article called Birth Control Prescription Online Brands and Options. According to this article, approximately 19 million women in the US between the ages of 15-44 lack access to convenient …

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