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Why My Boyfriend Loves My Girl Crush On Tina Fey & Amy Poehler

I have a confession to make: I am totally, 100 percent, head-over-heels in love with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. I even have fantasy scenarios to prove it. As is fitting for these lovely ladies, the images in my head are funny, a bit off-kilter and leave me feeling good about myself (i.e. if you’re looking for something a little more, um, stimulating, you’ve come to the wrong place.)

In my imaginary world, I’m presenting at an important meeting for a woman’s organization, surrounded by people who have made a big difference in community, business, and the world at large. (Okay, so it’s a bit of a stretch, but a girl can dream, right?) Suddenly, murmuring spreads across the audience, and I pause in confusion. Behind me, a self-deprecating voice that I’d recognize anywhere says something like, “These are all great points. Mind if we butt in?” Read more…

4 Reasons To Watch THIS Instead Of Porn

We humans are voyeurs by nature. How else could pornography, reality TV and gossip magazines be as popular as they are? We love to watch other members of our species in action.

When it comes to watching people doing that kind of action, however, many of us—despite our healthy interests in it—can feel apprehensive, shameful or simply unsure of where to start. And based on some of the female-unfriendly porn that’s out there, it’s no surprise we feel this way. But a 2011 study showed that unmarried couples who watch pornography together are actually more committed than their non-viewing brethren. It makes sense: Watching other couples get it on can be a springboard for openly communicating to your partner what makes you feel good—both in and out of the bedroom. Not to mention, you’ve gotta be pretty comfortable with each other to watch erotica together in the first place! Read more…

I Used To Only Date Vegetarians — And Then I Wised Up

When I went on my first date at 15, I had already been a vegetarian for a few years. But I never thought I’d have a problem with dating a meat eater.

A recent YourTango poll shows that 88 percent of our readers, even though they’re not vegan (which is a much stricter diet than that of vegetarians), would still date a vegan — while the rest proclaim “No way! How could I date someone who doesn’t share my love of bacon?”

We have a tolerant bunch of readers. But, as a veggie-loving teenager, I was about to become a lot less tolerant — of meat-eaters. Read more…

5 Gross Things Men Do That Women (Kind Of) Don’t Mind

Thanks to recent research in the Netherlands, we now have confirmation that when we’re in prime mode to get it on, what may normally gross us out no longer does.

The subjects in what I will refer to as the “gross sex study” were given a cup with an insect in it to drink, and were made to wipe their hands on used tissues. (They later found out that the insects were plastic and the tissues weren’t really dirty. Sneaky researchers!) The participants who were sexually aroused during this behavior were far less disgusted than those who weren’t.

What does this mean? When we’re attracted to someone, we could give two s**ts about their body hair or breath. Here are a few “gross” things about men that we ladies kindly overlook when we’re all hot and bothered. Read more…

10 Surprising Health Benefits Of … Semen?

A study recently published by Dutch psychologists showed that when women are sexually aroused, their disgust tolerance increases — not just regarding sex, but across the board.

In the study, the aroused group of women were less disgusted when asked to touch a “bloody” bone (actually it was red ink) or put their hands in a bowl of allegedly used condoms (which were actually not used, but covered in lubricant). The study also contained two other groups of women who were not aroused.

This study makes lots of sense to me. In my clinical practice, I am always looking for ways to help women reduce their aversions to certain sexual acts or bodily fluids. As shown in the study, if they are able to become aroused, they need less assistance. Unfortunately, for the the women I treat, the flames of passion are all too often extinguished. Read more…

What A Male Orgasm Feels Like

So what does a male orgasm feel like? Do orgasms differ drastically between the sexes? On our search to find out what exactly goes on in a man’s head and body during sex, we first examined what we already know:

For starters, the male orgasm is significantly shorter, more intense and can, usually, only be experienced once during a single sex session. Women on the flipside, if properly stimulated, can pop out a series of orgasms with little recovery period. Secondly, the male orgasm unleashes a rush of drowsy hormones—norepinephrine, serotonin, oxytocin, vasopressin, nictric oxide and the hormone prolactin—making it next to impossible for men not to feel sleepy after sex.

But what exactly does a male orgasm feel like, we wonder. To find out, we asked a few bonafide, penis-owning individuals if they could put it into words that coveted five seconds of orgasmic bliss. What we found? The question was downright hard. Asking men to explain the male orgasm was akin to having them describe the color orange. Regardless, we managed to cull a few truths.  Read more…

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