Have you heard of Betty Dodson? She’s an 80-something woman, author of two books about sex and the self-described Queen of Masturbation. This link was sent to me by one of my young friends in college who always makes me smile, and I thought I’d pass it along: Bottom line, the author of the article …Continue Reading
Hope springs — from a sex therapist’s perspective.
I saw the movie Hope Springs this weekend, and I mostly loved it. It’s hard to see a movie which describes what you do every day without wanting to yell directions…I probably felt how baseball coaches must feel when they watch Angels in the Outfield or Field of Dreams. You sit there wanting to yell …Continue Reading
In a recent article by Fisher and Alexander, the researchers posit that the differences between the sexes (in terms of sexual beliefs and practices) are really differences in perception rather than in actuality. The differences exist primarily in terms of “ gender norms” that society has created rather than in actual differences. The authors state …Continue Reading
Sex and the vibrator movie.
I admit it. I have been waiting all my life (okay, maybe just the last 10 years) for someone to make a quality film about the incredibly interesting history of vibrators. Really. I’m not kidding. And finally, someone is doing it. (Well, I can’t actually vouch that it’s quality, but it is a real film). …Continue Reading
Apology letter to a vibrator.
Dear Vibrator, I am so sorry. I placed you in a drawer months ago and have not sought you out since. Please understand, though I enjoyed you, I got nervous that this may be the only way I can orgasm. My orgasms with you were intense and powerful and would occur like clock-work 10 minutes …Continue Reading
Children and masturbation.
Most people agree that masturbation is a normal part of live and as humans, we can choose to participate in this behavior, or avoid it if necessary. Although it is normal, often parents are uneasy about what to do if they catch their child masturbating and even more uneasy if they had to talk to …Continue Reading
On how we masturbate.
I wish I had a nickel for every patient who thinks that the way they masturbate is “weird.” I’d be rich. My favorite one is the hundreds of women who all think that lying on their stomach and rubbing against their hands, a blanket or a pillow is totally unique to them and no one else …Continue Reading
I was talking with a woman the other day who said she didn’t enjoy touching her clitoris. She then went on to say she really didn’t like her boyfriend to touch it either. She enjoys intercourse, but does not have an orgasm through intercourse. So she was on a mission to start masturbating more, but …Continue Reading