We sent our girl Lori out to ask people on the street (including Keenyah from America’s Next Top Model!) for their opinion on the ever important topic of how often healthy couples should be doin’ it. So what do you think? Keep reading »
The inventors of the tongue kiss have done it again! A new TV ad from the Association de Producteurs des Fruits, featuring a variety of fruit and positions, is so sexy, it makes The L Word look like they donâ€™t show enough nipple. Juicy, fresh, and raw, the ad is the number two hit on the industry website Firebrand.com. And it is a tasty choice, so you may want to avoid sharing it at work and save it for dessert. [Gawker (A bit o' breast makes it NSFW)] Keep reading »
I really enjoy having sex once I’m having it, but I don’t think I have much sex drive in general — I never am the one to initiate sex with my husband, even though he’d like me too. It just never occurs to me. Once he puts the moves on though, I’m all for it. Is there any way I can ramp up my sex drive so that I can be more spontaneously horny for him? — Half-Heartedly Lazy, San Diego, CA
Lack of sex drive in women is way more common than you think. Doctors estimate almost 43% of women suffer from a low libido, with psychological and physical factors to blame. Before you figure out how to become hornier for your man, you need to figure out why you’re not in the mood. Physically, factors that can decrease your sexual desire are alcoholism, anemia, and hormone deficiencies. Psychologically, women who tend to have a lack of sex drive can be depressed, stressed, or suffering from past sexual issues (such as rape) or childhood hang-ups.
If you think you might be suffering from any of these factors, make an appointment with your doctor so he can give you his recommendations. In the meantime, start thinking of different fantasies when you’re away from your husband (work, running errands, etc.), and treat yourself to something lacy and naughty (and expensive!). Then, schedule a time in your mind when you want to get busy. A lot of times women get more turned on when they know when they’re going to have sex. Spontaneity can be just as hot when it’s planned!
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Over a decade after Britney claimed she was saving herself for marriage, the Jonas Brothers, a popular teeny-bopper boy band, have decided to take a vow of celibacy too. The trio of short, dark, and handsome teens told Details Magazine that they even bought rings to commemorate their commitment to chastity from Disney World and Tiffany’s. (How punk rock!) Although it’s not actually working as kryptonite for their hordes of screaming girl groupies, the Christian rockers turned pop stars, who are now owned by Disney, want to stay shining examples of purity. Their tour director, Rob Brenner, who had worked with Spears, sees abstinence as a way to keep the boys focused and grounded, while avoiding the pitfalls (i.e. drugs, pregnancy, general craziness) of other stars who make it big when they’re young. Keep reading »
What if your Big O was shifted into overdrive? Sometimes getting lucky isn’t lucky at all claim four women recently interviewed by ABC News. They all suffer from Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PSAS), a disorder that was diagnosed only six years ago but has been affecting some women since birth. Like the Greek Myth about Sisyphus, the king forced to push a rock uphill for all eternity, these women feel the same burden from a constant “throbbing, pulsing, or tingling without the persons sexual desire,” as Dr. Irwin Goldstein describes it. Worst of all, even after they climax, there is no relief. “It works at the moment, but as soon as you stop, it’s right back there again,” one woman said. Since PSAS has only been recently identified, treatments are still being explored. Some women use an anti-depressant, some women fill a condom with ice, and some even go for electro-shock. While there is no cure yet, there is help through the PSAS Support Group. Keep reading »
For the week of February 25-March 2, 2008
Pisces (February 20-March 20)
The aftershocks from a recent change in your relationship are still reverberating in your mind and it’ll affect your body for a while too. Although you might feel shaken and stirred on many different levels, know that you are on the right path and whatever dismal drama you are facing now in the end will make you a hotter commodity. Trust.
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“Some guys can have sex several times in a row, while others need a few hours in between sessions. What might account for this variation, and is there a way for guys to make it so that they can increase not only stamina during sex, but decrease the amount of recovery time they need in between sessions?” — Ready For Another Round, Boston, MA
The better men eat, the better their stamina. Getting an erection (and using it) takes a lot of nutrients and blood, so men should eat lots of healthy whole grain carbs to provide energy. Zinc (which helps produce testosterone and sperm) is a good supplement to take, but you can also find it in lots of different seafoods, peas and lentils.
One time, over a very awkward lunch, my mom told me my dad took the “blue pill” (Viagra), and went on for hours over and over again. I can’t describe it, but the look on her face was not a smile. Still, if you’re not interested in trying the natural route, you can always suggest that your partner take a prescription supplement. Or, if you’re cheap, that Horny Goat Weed they sell at the corner deli.
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Who doesn’t like a good spanking? Turns out even your kid eventually will. If that grosses you out — or explains some things — then a new report, which links childhood penalties with adult sexual behavior, will come as no surprise. Elizabeth Gershoff, an assistant professor of social work at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor who has reviewed almost a century’s worth of research on spanking, claims people “may internalize [spankings] to mean that in loving relationships sometimes there’s pain or physical aggression.” Although the effectiveness of raising a hand to discipline a child is still up for debate, as of a 2007 study, 85% of people claim to have been spanked. So let’s face it — all (well, most) of us need to be punished. [ USA Today] Keep reading »
“I’m prone to UTIs. Is it possible for my husband to get them too? Every time I’m on the verge, he claims to get tingly and itchy too.” — Itchy & Scratchy, Atlanta, GA
For those of you not in med school, UTI’s (Urinary Tract Infections) happen when bacteria get into the bladder or kidney and multiply in the urine. While most UTIs are caused by bacteria, a good portion of them are also caused by allergies to foods, latex condoms, spermicides, or oral contraceptives. Keep reading »
Like S&M, but have moral issues with the rough treatment of animals? Well, there’s finally a sexy place you can go with no leather or any other animal bi-products: the world’s first vegan strip club! “We put the meat on the pole, not the plate,” claims Johnny Diablo, self-proclaimed femi-libertarian and proprietor of Casa Diablo’s Gentleman’s Club in Portland, Oregon. The anti-establishment establishment offers a variety of dishes, from hot ladies to Mexican cuisine until 2am. Next time you’re in the mood for topless tofu, you’ll know where to go! [Fox] Keep reading »