Redefining Sex Education

The average nine- to eleven-year-old boy is watching the most explicit hardcore porn in the history of mankind, and we can’t talk about sexual pleasure in high school.

Sex Survey Answers From a Straight Male

"One of my worst experiences was when I was in my late teens and a girlfriend went down on me. She gagged and her natural reaction was to bite down. It was horrific. Do to all of the commotion and my yelling, it wasn’t long before her Dad knocked on the door to investigate. Needless to say, the most uncomfortable dinner ever."

Are All Erections the Same? Men Discuss the Differences

Do morning, or waking erections feel different for men than the erections they get when they are sexually aroused? See what men have to say.

Women's Masturbation: "It's Nasty!"

No one is encouraging young women to explore their bodies on their own, or to become more comfortable with their sexual selves. No one is giving them permission to learn about their own sexual responsiveness without a partner present. And so they think that masturbation is nasty.

Tricked By Abstinence-Only Sex Education?

Is this reader protesting too much about having taken the abstinence-only bait?

Oral Cancer and Oral Sex

Now there are physicians and celebrities who are making statements about oral sex and oral cancer which are not based in science. Here are the facts versus the hype.

One Million Moms: Intolerance of Biblical Proportions

I joined One Million Moms to see how this fundamentalist Christian group markets intolerance. Here's what I learned...

Results of an Unusual Sex Survey

An intimate look at the sex life of a 32-year old woman.

The Sex Life of a Man Who Wears a $91,500 T-Shirt

Questions about the sex life of a man who wears a $91,500 crocodile T-shirt, and what this says about men's fashion today.

How to Do a Testicle Exam, and Five Reasons Men Avoid Them

If caught early enough, cancer of the testicles is 97% curable. Yet men are often resistant to doing a monthly exam that would allow them to discover the cancer in its earliest stages.

Postpartum Depression Is Common and Often Untreated

One in seven new moms will experience Postpartum Depression, but few will receive treatment. The way this condition unfolds is more complex than we previously thought.

Why the K-Y Sex Lube Recall Might Matter to You

I’ve taken flack for my failure to embrace the sex-lube craze. But the sex lubes that women are encouraged to use are poorly regulated and can contain dangerous ingredients.

Viagra Ads from China and Finland--A Funny Comparison

Since when did erection drugs start saying so much about a culture? These Viagra ads from China and Finland certainly do.

Fears About Breast Size Run Deep

Insecurity about breast size can start as early as middle school. It will often take more than simple reassurances to repair.

A Tipped Uterus and Intercourse Positions

While it's normal to have a tipped uterus, a lot of women don't know they have one.

The Truth About Chastity Belts

Fact or fiction? Locking in on the truth of chastity belts.

David Beckham's at the Super Bowl in His Underwear, But Something's Missing

One of the hottest male-body ads in Super Bowl history breaks a few of the traditional male underwear ad rules.

Responses from an Unusual Sex Survey Pt. 3

A refreshing look at the range of "normal" in a time of abstinence-only and porn.

Male Genital Length Study Falls Short

Research on prenatal testosterone exposure will someday yield important findings about human sexuality. But it will never be the kind of simplistic dribble that makes for good headlines.

Responses from an Unusual Sex Survey Part 2

Compare the sex survey responses of five articulate women--side by side.

Do men REALLY think about sex more than women?

Young men don't think about sex nearly as often as urban myth has it, and the differences between men and women aren't very large.

Great News about the IUD!

49% of pregnancies are unplanned, with women between the ages of 18 and 20 being particularly vulnerable. IUDs can help make this a problem of the past.

Sex Survey Results from an Unusual Sex Survey

Most sex surveys are designed to be easy to score and compare. But any sense of the individual is lost. I've gone to the other end of the spectrum.

Sex Lubes without Chemicals

At the heart of the problem is how the FDA considers sex lubes to be cosmetics.

SEX TERMS: Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD)

PGAD is difficult to treat and has only recently been recognized.

A New Perspective on Sex Education

Today's sex education is no more about the sexuality that teens are dealing with than creationism is about biology.

People Magazine’s Unfortunate Cover

With a cover the tabloids would love, People throws adoption under the bus.

The Book I've Been Hoping to Find for Parents of Teenage Girls

Ms. Resh's book for parents of teenage girls offers us more effective ways to deal with our daughters' sexuality.

5 Things To Learn about Lovemaking from Porn

The most effective way to offer sex education is on the Internet, where the flavor of the day is YouTube. The problem this poses for someone of my age is that this is a medium of young people who still appreciate seeing each other light their farts.