The Rape-aXe: Giving Women Teeth in a World of Rape Dangers
HEALTH / WORLD

The Rape-aXe: Giving Women Teeth in a World of Rape Dangers

Rape is a serious problem, both in the United States as well as around the world. In South Africa, occasionally referred to as the rape capital of the world, some statistics claim there is a rape every 17 seconds. Faced with bleak numbers like that, and working with rape survivors, Sonnet Ehlers despaired over the grim …

3 Tips to a Positive Body Image for Great Sex
HEALTH

3 Tips to a Positive Body Image and Great Sex

Somewhere between Kim Kardashian’s bottom, Hugh Jackman’s abs and Scarlett Johansson’s breasts, lies the rest of us. The reality of our bodies and daily lives differs greatly from those of celebrities, yet the imagery we witness online, on magazine covers and in movies bombards us with impossible standards of physical “perfection.”

The fact is, most of …

Why Do Men and Women Have Sex Dreams?
HEALTH

Why Do Men and Women Have Sex Dreams?

Dreams with a sexual theme can be a surprising occurrence during an otherwise uneventful night asleep, but both men and women can experience them on a regular basis.

Multiple theories exist on whether dreams hold any significance. Sigmund Freud thought dreams to be the product of unacceptable desires, Erich Fromm believed them to be an expression …

Why Having Sex When You're Not in the Mood is a Great Idea
RELATIONSHIPS

Why Having Sex When You’re Not in the Mood is a Great Idea

We’ve all been there—you are finally getting home from a hard day’s work, you’ve managed to cross everything off your to-do list, you’re exhausted and frankly a bit cranky. All you want is to get those pajamas on, call in some takeout, and get ready to make the couch your haven for the next few …

Does Sex Protect Men from Prostate Cancer?
HEALTH

Does Sex Protect Men from Prostate Cancer?

By Lisa Rapaport

(Reuters Health) – – Men who ejaculate often may have a lower risk of prostate cancer than their peers who don’t do it as frequently, a U.S. study suggests.

Researchers followed about 32,000 men starting in 1992 when they were in their 20s and continuing through 2010. During this period, almost 4,000 of the …

U.S. Teens Getting Less Formal Sex Education Since 2006
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U.S. Teens Getting Less Formal Sex Education Since 2006

By Kathryn Doyle

(Reuters Health) – Formal instruction about birth control and other aspects of sexual health in the U.S. is on the decline, according to an analysis of survey data from 2006 to 2013.

“The declines in formal sex education we observed since 2006 are distressing, but unfortunately are part of a longer term retreat from …

10 Ways to Make Masturbating More Fun
HEALTH

10 Ways to Make Masturbating More Fun

Lets talk about masturbation! Just about everybody is doing it! Singles. Couples. Young adults. Senior citizens. Your neighbor. Your boss. You get the picture, right?

Masturbation is healthy, safe, and don’t forget fun! It’s a perfect way to pass the time if you can’t sleep, waiting for your boo to get home from work, waiting for …

All Of The Reasons Why You Can't Climax, Based On Science
SCIENCE

All Of The Reasons Why You Can’t Climax, Based On Science

 

Climaxing may be the high point of sex for a good portion of the sexually active population, but for about 80 percent of women and 28 percent of men (yes, they can have difficulty too), the orgasm remains elusive. While failing to reach the big “O” is often chalked up to psychological reasons, such …

Erectile Dysfunction - A Woman's Point Of View
HEALTH / RELATIONSHIPS

Erectile Dysfunction – A Woman’s Point of View

It’s hard to get down if you can’t get it up. Erectile Dysfunction is such a depressing title for a condition, yet almost all men who experience ED also wind up feeling a certain degree of depression as a direct result. There are also men suffering from ED where the cause is depression. Either way, …

Targeting Social Media Increases HIV Testing
HEALTH

Targeting Social Media Increases HIV Testing

By Kathryn Doyle

(Reuters Health) – Promoting HIV testing on some of the same social media sites that men who have sex with men and transgender people use to meet friends and sex partners can raise testing rates in these communities, according to results of a U.S. trial.

“Our results are surprising because we were not sure …

Getting a Brazilian Wax can Increase Your Chances of Getting STDs
HEALTH

Getting a Brazilian Wax can Increase Your Chances of Getting STDs

There was a time when having a full bush was perfectly normal, with the occasional trim for beachwear.  The advent of the Brazilian wax changed the dynamic of normalcy.  What was once a conscious erotic fashion statement is now a standard way of manicuring your kitty.

So, which one is better for you? Au natural or …

4 Tips for Relieving Cramps while Traveling
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4 Tips for Relieving Cramps while Traveling

All women who travel have an unforgettable period-related horror story or two to tell. Fortunately for women travelers, menstrual products are available in almost every country, and reusable gear such as menstrual cups and washable pads make dealing with your flow on the road much simpler. However, there still remains the pesky problem of menstrual …

6 Weight Loss Myths That Successful Slimmers Ignore
HEALTH

6 Weight Loss Myths That Successful Slimmers Ignore

If someone tells you that weight loss is easy, you can be sure of only one thing: they’re trying to make a fast buck. On the other hand, you can be equally wary of people who insist that slimming is hugely complicated and that only their secret (yet scientifically proven) methods will work.

The truth is, …

What to Do If You Miss Taking Your Birth Control Pill
HEALTH

What to Do If You Miss Taking Your Birth Control Pill

The birth control pill is one of the most reliable methods of birth control available.  If taken properly, fewer than 1 in a100 women will bet pregnant. This translates into being 99% effective.

Unfortunately, one of the few downsides of using the pill is that you have to be insanely consistent in taking it.  For maximum …

Which Contraceptive Do I Choose After Childbirth?
HEALTH

Which Contraceptive Do I Choose After Childbirth?

Following the birth of your baby, birth control might not be high on your priority list. However, it’s essential that you seriously consider a contraceptive before you resume sexual activity, as you can fall pregnant again soon after having a baby.

Leaving the decision about postpartum contraception until your first period arrives might be too late, …