Vaginismus

Although we typically associate sex with pleasure, connection, and good feelings, for some with vaginas, intercourse can feel exactly the opposite-- painful, frustrating even isolating. This is a condition known as Vaginismus, one of the most common types of Dyspareunia, or what doctors refer to as “painful sex”.

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Aphrodisiacs

The origin of the word “aphrodisiac” comes from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of sexual love, beauty, desire, pleasure, and procreation, whose nectar of choice was said to be sticky, sweet honey. It’s no wonder that we’ve carried these sexy sensibilities to define the treats that spark arousal!

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Walter Brackelmanns, Sex Therapist

“The part that I’m pausing over is what is the role of sex therapy with young people when there’s all this open sex? The more open we become and the more accepting we become, and the more aware we become that that we’re not alone, that the problems one has sexually…everybody has them, or lots of people have them. Problems are a part of the human experience. We’re all flawed.”

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Creativity & Consciousness with Rick Rubin

Prolific music producer and record executive Rick Rubin co-founded his first label, Def Jam, out of his 1984 dorm room at New York University. Rick helped hip-hop reach mainstream in the late 1980s through his stable of artists, including Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys and Run DMC. He was also present during the recording of N.W.A’s seminal album, Straight Outta Compton.

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Period Yoga

Crimson tide, moon time, shark week. Whatever you call it, many of us have a love/hate relationship with our periods. Sometimes it is painful, sometimes you don’t even see it coming, and sometimes it is a relief! For some, it can be a celebration that you don’t get your period anymore and other times, for those that are trying to have a baby, it’s a reminder of how badly you want to conceive.

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Around the World and Buck Again

Well, I’m 56 [years old]. I was born in Los Angeles, in the San Fernando Valley. Yeah, I’m 56 and I got into the adult industry 19 years ago. I created the genre of Trans-Male porn. It didn’t exist before I created it in the industry. I grew up a total little “Tomboy”. My parents raised me as a boy. Back in the 60’s, tomboys weren’t a problem.

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Neuroscience of Cannabis & Sex

Beyond dispelling the myths of the last century, how does our current understanding of cannabis’ action in the brain inform how it can be used for a healthy sex life? For one, we now recognize that there’s far more to cannabis than just THC, and there’s an extensive array of targets in the brain and body that the cannabinoids act upon to convey their therapeutic and wellness benefits.

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Ejaculatory Dysfunction

What happens when cumming doesn’t work out the way we think it will? There are all types of common ejaculatory problems: You can pop prematurely or cum too late or sometimes not at all. Sometimes individuals jizz backwards; and sometimes they can even experience severe pain when they climax.

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Sex Positive Christian

I grew up in a Roman Catholic home with a dad who read Bible stories at bedtime. Although our church attendance was rare, I knew that God loved me. Ever curious, I could talk to my parents about anything spiritual but I noticed the word sex tensed their bodies from head to toe. Therefore, God and my sexuality became powerful forces in my life, wholly separate from one another.

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Body Language

Sex launched my journalism career (in a good way!) Although I earn a majority of my living writing about sex, and do so all the time, I’ve hardly ever written about my own sex life. The last time I read something I wrote about my own sex life aloud was in the 11th grade when I read a spoken word poem about all the Smirnoff-scented oral sex I had performed the semester before for a huge assembly of students and staff.

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Why Can’t We Talk About Sex?

My first real job was as a paid intern for Planned Parenthood. I was 13 and hadn’t gone “all the way.” I was working in the office at the Santa Monica clinic in Los Angeles in the thick of STD testing with anti-abortionists picketing outside—plunged into the deep end of my “professional” sex education.

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Pelvic Floor

The Sex Ed believes it is important to appreciate the anatomical and bodily systems that are crucial to our overall wellness and reproductive health. The more we understand about how our bodies work, the more we’re able to enhance and explore our sexual experiences!

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What is Erectile Dysfunction?

As a sexual medicine specialist, I get asked questions about erectile dysfunction (ED) all the time. How do I know if I have erectile dysfunction? Does one disappointing boner experience mean there’s a serious problem? Is ED permanent or can it be fixed? Is this thing physical or something in my head? Let me break down the facts:

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