6 Tricks for Making Oral Sex a Happy and Healthy Experience
HEALTH

6 Tricks for Making Oral Sex a Happy and Healthy Experience

When we think sexual health, we often just think about the health and well-being of sex organs like the vagina and penis. As we’ve explored in previous posts, you can contract STIs orally as well, and while unprotected oral sex has a significantly lower rate of HIV transmission, it still poses a substantive risk to the person …

Vaccine Success Holds Hope for the End of Ebola
HEALTH / WORLD

Vaccine Success Holds Hope for the End of Ebola

By Kate Kelland and Tom Miles

LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) – The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as a trial in Guinea found a vaccine to have been 100 percent effective.

Initial results from the trial, which tested Merck <MRK.N> and NewLink Genetics’ <NLNK.O> …

5 Things You Should Do When Coming Out Of The Closet At Work
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5 Things You Should Do When Coming Out Of The Closet At Work

Coming out of the closet is often seen as a once-off event but, as most LGBT people will know, coming out is actually a process that has to be repeated time and again. The experience can be particularly stressful when you start in a new office. While you’re not obliged to come out in your …

3 American Sex Norms That Are Really Weird (According To Most of Europe)
CULTURE / HEALTH

Sex: 3 U.S. Norms That Are Really Weird (To Most of Europe)

Weird is all a matter of perspective, but if you take a bunch of puritans and leave them on a huge landmass, isolated from other cultures, you’re bound to get some odd results. While we tend to think of America as a progressive melting pot of values, where we take the very best everyone has …

Goggles - The New Piece Of Sexual Equipment On Porn Sets
HEALTH / NATIONAL

Goggles – The New Piece Of Sexual Equipment On Porn Sets

When people think of equipment commonly used by porn stars, sex toys are probably the first things that come to mind. But a new proposed regulation could require adult talent to employ a different kind of equipment for sexual health – goggles. California regulators are weighing proposed changes to guidelines guarding against the transmission of sexually transmitted …

'Sex+' With Laci Green is The Place For Sex Education
ENTERTAINMENT / HEALTH

'Sex+' With Laci Green is The Place For Sex Education

Finding answers to questions about sex on the Internet should be easy. After all, the Internet has the entirety of human knowledge stored on it… which is precisely the problem. Sex is a sticky issue (no pun intended), and with so many blogs trying to shout each other down, cherry-picked research papers, and abstinence-only pages all screaming …

STDs on the Rise for a Surprising Age Grou
HEALTH

STDs on the Rise for a Surprising Age Group

STDs on the Rise for Seniors

While seniors are living longer lives, they’re also continuing to enjoy an active sex life. Not only are grandma and grandpa connecting over the shuffleboard court or horseshoe pits, they’re also connecting beneath the sheets.

According to The New York Times, studies have shown that STDs are running rampant with the older crowd. …

Understanding Sexuality: Transgendered Movement Continues to Gain Momentum
HEALTH / LIFESTYLE

Understanding Sexuality: Transgendered Movement Continues to Gain Momentum

I remember a time when being gay was almost “En Vogue,” sometimes applauded and showcased as some sort of a sexual trophy or prize. Now the shadowy, lesser-known transgendered community is starting to prominently place the capital “T” into the LGBT community.

For many of us, we might be saying, well, it’s about freakin’ time! In today’s …

'Female Viagra' Just One Way to Enhance a Woman's Sexuality
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'Female Viagra' Just One Way to Enhance a Woman's Sexuality

Nearly two decades after Viagra was approved to treat male erectile dysfunction, an FDA panel has recommended that Flibanserin, a drug that treats low female sex drive, be approved, according to a recent story on Fox News. While Viagra is the little blue pill. Flibanserin is a little pink pill that targets a woman’s dopamine and …

The Link Between Fitness and Great Sex
HEALTH / LIFESTYLE

The Link Between Fitness and Great Sex

Any sex is good, but if you want to have really great sex, you might be just a workout away from reaching your fantasy. In general, women who are fit have more frequent and more intense sex sessions, especially when their bedroom romps are done post-workout. Exercise increases overall blood flow, which translates to faster arousal …

'Petals' App Educates and Combats Female Genital Mutilation
HEALTH / WORLD

'Petals' App Educates and Combats Female Genital Mutilation

By Kieran Guilbert

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A new app designed to educate young people about female genital mutilation (FGM) was launched in Britain on Tuesday amid a government crackdown on people who take girls abroad to undergo the practice during the summer holidays.

Britain’s first FGM app, “Petals”, presents facts and information about the practice, …

How Much Sex Should You Have Every Week?
HEALTH / RELATIONSHIPS

How Much Sex Should You Have Every Week?

We all know that sex is a vital part of any healthy relationship. But at some point every couple has wondered, “Are we having enough sex ? What’s the average here?” The answer is a little complicated.

According to Jezebel, couples receiving counseling are often advised to have sex  at least twice a week. The piece goes on to explain that the twice …

How Important Is Sex When It Comes To Compatibility? Very, As It Turns Out
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How Important Is Sex When It Comes To Compatibility?

Tim and Melissa met online and hit it off immediately. The had mutual interests, a similar sense of humor and were on the same page with politics and values.  In short, their compatibility level was very high. Why then, did the couple only last 2 months? Sex (or bad sex to be precise) was to blame.

Not …

Training Clinicians About Birth Control Options Reduces Pregnancies
HEALTH

Training Clinicians About Birth Control Options Reduces Pregnancies

By Andrew M. Seaman

Training staffers at reproductive health clinics to educate women about birth control options ultimately cut pregnancy rates in half, according to a new study.

“Our impetus for doing this study is that unintended pregnancy has been extremely high in the U.S. for decades,” said Cynthia Harper, the study’s lead author from the Bixby …

Planned Parenthood Launches STD Testing Apps
HEALTH

Planned Parenthood Launches STD Testing Apps

By Daniel Gaitan

Planned Parenthood has launched mobile apps that let users in California, Minnesota and Washington state request a home lab kits that tests for two of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Residents of those states can download Planned Parenthood Direct through Apple or Android app stores and order a kit to test for chlamydia and …