May is National Masturbation Month. In the mid-’90s, when U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jocelyn Elders recommended masturbation be taught as a form of safe sex, she was fired. To protest, Good Vibrations, a San Francisco based sex toy company run by Dr. Carol Queen, started the annual celebration of self-love. This year, the company will host its 11th Live Masturbation-A-Thon, a benefit to raise privates and private funds for community-based sex education and health organizations. So far, the event has set a world record — Norine Dworkin got off for over 6 hours. Impressive! [AC via Nerve] Keep reading »
Testing for HPV can be twice as effective at protecting women from developing cervical abnormalities as smear testing, according to a study carried out by Hammersmith hospital. In addition to cytology (smear test), the 3,000 women who participated in the study were given an HPV test when they came in for a routine visit. The results showed that the risk of developing cervical abnormalities at 1, 5, and 9 years after a normal smear test was .33 percent, .83 percent, and 2.20 percent. After a negative HPV test, the risk was .19 percent, .42 percent, and 1.88 percent. Keep reading »
After chatting with the guys on my IM yesterday about how often they bring a girl to orgasm, I started thinking about faking it. Most of them said they didn’t think women really faked with them and would prefer that they didn’t. So here’s a question for you: Keep reading »
Ahh, spring. Flowers, pollen, allergies, margaritas, tanning, blockbuster movies, dresses, flip-flops, fornicating…yes, fornicating. Is it true people are hornier in the spring? We sent our lovely Lori out to investigate. Keep reading »
When your stiff doctor with cold hands and a lab coat asks you about your sex life, it’s hard to ‘fess up to all the craziness. After all, you don’t necessarily want every single one of your cooter’s conquests be on your permanent record. But a new study has shown that even though it’s easily cured with antibiotics, cases of Chlamydia are on the rise and it’s all our fault. When you fudge your numbers to your GP, you may think it’s a harmless white lie, but it actually affects how you’re treated. Docs only screen for Chlamydia if they think the patient is possibly at risk because they’ve had multiple partners. Now you may argue you don’t have any symptoms to speak of, but 70-to-75% of Chlamydia cases are asymptomatic. So while you think you may know, you could have no idea. [About.com]
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Well, it was bound to happen. A U.K. sex toy company is releasing a limit edition of the rabbit (you know, the vibrator Charlotte falls in love with) called “Mr. Big” in honor of the May 30th release of Sex and the City: The Movie. [Shine] Keep reading »
Half of the American women who get pregnant each year hadn’t planned on it. Mostly, they either fail to use their contraceptive properly or forget to use it at all. Researchers at the Guttmacher Institute in New York say women who are the least motivated to avoid pregnancy are less likely to use birth control pills, or any contraceptive method, on a consistent method. Basically, they’re tempting fate. And many other women aren’t satisfied with their current method of contraception, so they forget to take their pills every day or keep condoms handy.
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Those pervs over at About.com have a highly informative and hilarious slideshow of those weird wooden art figurines demonstrating sexual positions. The thing is, none of them are particularly complicated, so I’m not sure why you would need a person (or thing) to teach you how to perform them. [About.com] Keep reading »
Tyra loves it when she isn’t the freakiest entertainment on her show! Girlfriend is fine with flashing a neon thong out the top of her jeans on national television, but some things still make her uneasy — like Pete, a guest with a trampling fetish. Tyra volunteered a dozen of her audience members to indulge his desires. They all hopped up on him at once, some were even wearing heels. As Pete asked them to step on everything from his face to his hands, you know the dude was trying hard to not to pop a woody. All of the twelve women seemed nervous about hurting him, but apparently Pete has already been hurt by women in the past who just couldn’t understand his secret sexual fantasy. He told his sob story to Tyra about an ex-girlfriend who left him when she found out he had been sneaking around at fetish parties, asking women to do what he was afraid to even tell her he wanted. This story got us thinking…how far would we go to indulge a man’s fetish? Would you let a bunch of women trample your boyfriend if that’s what got him off?
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“What percentage of women have an orgasm during intercourse? The stats I’ve read really seem to vary, with some studies making it seem kind of rare. Is that true?” – Curious About Climaxes, Cleveland, OH
General statistics (which vary as much as your orgasms do) show a whopping 75% of women failing to reach orgasm during intercourse. 12% percent NEVER EVER achieve one, even through self-stimulation.
A lot of this has to do with knowing your body well enough to determine what turns you on and what doesn’t. I didn’t achieve my first orgasm until my mid-20’s, and didn’t find a partner I could have regular orgasms with until I was almost 30 (I’m 29 now, so you do the math).
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