Young people don’t always do act with the hormones as opposed to their brain, and a study by the New York City health department is evidence. Apparently 40 percent of New Yorkers with multiple sex partners didn’t use a condom the last time they had sex, according to a poll of 10,000 adults in the city. This in a city where bowls full of condoms are readily available at many bars and clubs. Perhaps that’s why one in four adults in NYC have the virus that causes genital herpes. The only good news is that most young adults (those under 45) with more than one sex partner use condoms, the older folks are another story. Hooray for safe sex! [AM New York]
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Playing a video on the prevention of HIV and other STDs for people while they’re waiting to be seen in an STD clinic can reduce the likelihood that they’ll get such an infection. In a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study of more than 38,600 people, and the rate of STIs was under five percent for those who saw the video, while it was nearly six percent for those who hadn’t. Guys seemed most influenced (they are supposed to be very visual learners, aren’t they?), and were 13 percent less likely to develop an infection if they’d seen the video. Perhaps this worked because, unlike health class, where you can fall asleep or take the hall pass and wander around, these people were in STD clinics and were probably quite nervous about being tested and whatnot. Plus, the magazines in waiting rooms are generally crap and 16 months old. [Ivanhoe] Keep reading »
Rough sex. Sure, it’s not for the faint of heart, but it certainly has a large and enthusiastic following. But lately it’s been getting some bad press and from “The Girl Next Door” at Men’s Health mag. A reader wrote in to her because his girlfriend wants him to pull her ponytail during sex. The Girl Next Door sees this as being potentially sadistic. Hmm, everyone has a right to have the sex they like and be open about what they do want with a partner. Sure, some people like to get pretty freaky — like on The Tyra Show, for example — but a little hair-pulling doesn’t seem so nutty. Still, if a little rough sex is weird enough to freak a guy out about his girlfriend, then maybe they’re just not compatible. What do you guys think? [Men’s Health] Keep reading »
Since the sexual revolution, it’s been hard for us modern gals to remember that our below the belt business is also for baby-making. STD’s and UTI’s are always a risk, but sadly, these party favors from sexual favors have been linked to birth defects. Just when you thought they were bad enough to handle on your own, a new study has found they quadruple your baby’s chances of being born with a birth defect known as gastroschisis. While the name of the disorder is hard to pronounce, the complications are convoluted too — gastrochisis causes the baby’s intestines and other organs to be born outside the abdomen. States like Utah have experienced a tenfold increase in cases over the past 30 years and they blame it on the rise of STD and UTI infections. Keep reading »
Vitamin E is supposedly known as “the sexuality vitamin” and peanut and peanut products are “recommended by at least three leading sexologists for a restorative diet,” according to the website AllAboutStuff.com, which my friend Josh directed me to because peanut butter is my favorite food. We’re not sure who these sexologists are, but a dollop of delicious peanut butter never hurt anyone. For a better sex life, make sure you make time for peanut butter jelly time — in the bedroom or elsewhere. [AllAboutStuff.com] Keep reading »
All those studies that say sex burns calories thereby making you lose weight may be hooey. A study published this month in Medical Hypotheses suggests that blood levels of the hormone prolactin, which stimulates milk production and fatherly love, rise during sex, especially when there’s an orgasm. In several species, increased levels of prolactin have been linked to weight gain, so if things have been going well in the bedroom lately, it’s quite alright if you’ve been on a couple pounds. That’s called “happy weight.” [NewScientist.com] Keep reading »
The mythic G-spot seems even too mysterious for an episode of the X Files to uncover it. Where is it? What is it? And how do you work the darn thing?! After reading Divine Caroline, a few things became clear:
- The G-Spot is actually the Skene Gland- a thick lining on the front side of the vag. While baby boys grow a prostate, the same structure can also develop in some women and it becomes the infamous G-spot.
- Female ejaculate is made up of the same ingredients that sperms get shipped off in.
- Only 10% of women can ejaculate.
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Marcus Day, the adviser to the Association of Caribbean Heads of Corrections and Prison Services, is recommending prisons in the Caribbean implement condom distribution programs (despite concerns from the religious community that this will promote sex between men). A slightly more innovative course of action he’s suggesting is conjugal visits for married prisoners. Marcus said this would greatly reduce the desire for prisoners to have sex with other prisoners. Now, this might work, so long as the prisoners aren’t going at it with each other while their wives aren’t around, and then going at it with their wives, possibly spreading the virus even more. [Medical News Today] Keep reading »
Thinking about going on a sexpedition? Well, Stockholm, Sweden, was just voted the city in the world with the most beautiful women by Traveler’s Digest. So consider yourself warned of the competition! The cuties in Copenhagen, Denmark came in a close second, and Buenos Aires, Argentina in third. Although, the entire survey seems skewed since Los Angeles came in fifth. How can four cities beat a town filled with the likes of Halle Berry, Scarlett Johansson and Angelina Jolie?! Oh well, who cares. Let’s focus on what’s really important: where o’ where are the finest looking gentlemen? Inquiring minds want to know! [The Local] Keep reading »
American Apparel, the t-shirt and clothing company well-known for its, um, amorous owner Dov Charney and its controversial advertisements (like the one at left), is getting into the pleasure business — that is, they’re officially selling the Hitachi Magic Wand (a back massager turned, uh, other massager), online and at stores nationwide. Will the Rabbit be available at The Gap next?! [AmericanApparel.net] Keep reading »