All About Sex

At least for humans, this most basic of acts is anything but basic. As the pioneering sex researcher Alfred Kinsey put it, the only universal in human sexuality is variability itself. Within the universe of intimacy and pleasure that sex affords, however, there's a lot of room for error. From the behavior itself to our sexual identifications and associations, sex never fails to be a provacative topic. Most people are affected by sexual problems at some point in their lives and safety of the body and mind is always a concern. Though the global jury may remain hung over sex's moral and political implications, we can all come to at least one consensus: It's why we're alive today and it's the first thing future generations depend on.

Recent posts on Sex

Can a Family Memoir Talk About Sex?

Who is your audience? When writing a memoir for your family, it might be prudent to tread lightly.

Delayed Ejaculation Revisited

This is a condition that's often accompanied by anger and blame. Most couples approach it in the wrong way.

This Is Your Brain Binging on Food, Sex, Alcohol, or Drugs

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have pinpointed specific neurons that trigger binges.

Boost Sex Appeal and Confidence by Wearing Red

Regardless of gender, red clothing gets you noticed!

Yes, Humans Are Still Evolving

Popular claims that human beings are no longer the subject of evolution often confuse the terms "natural selection" and "evolution." Indeed, we are still evolving!

Intimacy and Sexuality After Body Disfigurement

June 7th is National Cancer Survivor Day. As a survivor who also experience disfigurement with my surgery, I want to share my experience and the importance of positive input.

Are You Flirting More Than You Realize?

Whether or not you intend to, you may be sending out signals that you’re sexually available. See which of the 5 flirting types fits your own behavior.

Are Wealthy Men More Likely to Cheat?

Recent studies suggest money makes men see more flaws in their female partners' appearance and inclines them to cheat. Do women experience the same effects?

Do You Know How to Get What You Want in Bed?

The science on what makes people sexually satisfied seems simple and obvious, but it doesn’t mean getting satisfaction is…

On Being Your Own Houseguest

How to use your personal reactions as a couple’s therapist

Crush Fetishism And 'Animal Torture Porn'

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on May 25, 2016 in In Excess
A crush fetish is where individuals derive sexual arousal from watching someone of the opposite sex crushing things (including animals). But can people really be turned on by this?

The CODES of a Good Date

By Eva Ritvo M.D. on May 24, 2016 in On Vitality
Learn the C.O.D.E.S of a good date! Cortisol, Oxytocin, Dopamine, Endorphins, and Serotonin.
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Self-Awareness is Sexy

Self-awareness seems to be the buzz word these days, but there's more to it. It's important to know who we are as a pathway to finding our bliss and joy.

Love Is Not Constant or Consistent

I know it’s scary to love like you’re not going to get hurt, but it’s the only way to get the goodies from the most wonderful of emotions.

Attachment Love and the Disempowerment of Women

Because attachment is linked to scripts of heterosexuality, monogamy and constrained female desire, it is far more likely than romantic love to lead to oppression of women.

Out in Wyoming

How do gay men in Wyoming use Grindr to connect online?

It's Not Fair

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on May 23, 2016 in Minority Report
Sexually-addicted clients often will say, "It's not fair!" when comparing the boundaries they impose on themselves to keep themselves sexually sober. But once this occurs...

Healthy Is Sexy

By David Ludden Ph.D. on May 23, 2016 in Talking Apes
Your face reveals how healthy you are—and people use this information to judge how attractive you are.

Monogamy Is Not "Natural" For Human Beings

By E E Smith on May 20, 2016 in Not Born Yesterday
If the idea of mating for life went out with the so-called sexual revolution of the 1960's, and books like Open Marriage, why has monogamy become a hot button issue, so to speak?

The Truth About Seniors and Sex

Although we're more likely to experience sexual difficulties as we age, older adults are still capable of maintaining active and satisfying sex lives.

6 Openings for Talking to Kids About Sex and Gender

By Karen L Smith MSS, LCSW on May 19, 2016 in Full Living
We want to be one of the people our kids talk to about sex, sexuality, orientation and gender. Even if it terrifies us.

Why Do Men Find Women’s Legs So Alluring?

Researchers have spent far less time studying men’s attraction to women’s legs than the typical man devotes to gazing at them . . . and maybe finding himself spellbound by them.

Love Games of Master Manipulators

Manipulative lovers aren't interested in commitment and faithfulness, and they will have only contempt for your “weakness” in embracing these values.

More About Sex

Do men and women have different agendas when it comes to sex?

Behavioral Addictions: A Dangerous and Slippery Slope

By Allen J Frances M.D. on May 16, 2016 in Saving Normal
The potential list of behavioral addictions can conceivably expand to include almost every area of activity that people feel passionate about.

What's in a Voice?

Researchers have discovered a connection between certain female vocal features and physical attractiveness, health, and fertility, indicating an evolutionary mechanism.

12 Fight-Back! Strategies to Sexually Survive Breast Cancer

Beating cancer means being and feeling alive and having hope. Beating breast cancer mean that and feeling like a fully-alive female and sexual being.

5 Steps for a Better Sex Life

By Lisa Thomas LMFT on May 15, 2016 in Save Your Sex Life
Is having a more satisfying sex life something you desire? Then read these 5 tips for how to get started, tonight!

A New Study Reveals Our Deepest Sexual Insecurities

Google searches of sex subjects reveal the depth of men's and women's sexual insecurities.