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Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010
I have barbells running horizontally through my nipples and I can't seem to find nipple clamps that work for me. I have large breasts, and clamping behind the piercings doesn't really work; I can't get the clamps tight enough and they slip off. Also, I'm concerned that the clamps are...
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Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010
My family celebrated Thanksgiving early this year. If your family is anything like mine, you can expect to have at least one dinnertime conversation about the new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport rules regarding pat-downs and scanners, both of which are far more physically invasive than they...
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Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010
I subscribe to a number of sexuality-related listservs and newsletters. A few months ago, on a list for high-school sexuality education teachers, a question popped up about whether silicone lubricant is flammable. Many of the questions on this list come from high-school students themselves, and teachers...
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Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010
Last weekend, I spent three days with college students at a national peer education conference. While there, I served as a panelist for a session called "Ask the Sexperts," where students could anonymously submit any and all questions about sex-related topics. Since I do these kinds of workshops on college...
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Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010
How do you know when a sexual problem (e.g. lack of desire or premature ejaculation) is a psychological problem or a physical one? In the United States, we tend to view our bodies and our minds as separate entities rather than as a whole. Thus, health problems are often seen as either physical or psychological, not both. However, for...
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Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010
How do I initiate more "knocking the boots" in an eight-year relationship? Sex in a long-term relationship typically has a different pace and feel from sex in a new relationship. During those heady early days with a new partner, levels of sexual desire are high, and everything else in...
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Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010
I've been on a roll for the past few weeks with questions related to anal sex. This situation isn't unique to my column; when I saw Dan Savage speak at Northwestern University a couple of weeks ago, he received so many queries related to butt play that he quipped, "There are a lot of dusty vaginas in this...
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Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010
A while ago, I answered a question about wearing butt plugs for an extended period of time (read this column here). I received the question below as a follow-up to this column: While I understand that 10- to 12-hour use of an anal plug is fine, my concern is with 24-hour use, removing only for defecating and hygienic necessities...
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Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010
I am 60 years old and have been married for 37 years. My wife and I have incorporated anal sex into our lovemaking. We both give and receive. She will use large dildos on me, and she will also use a strap-on (pegging). Usually, once she finishes with me, I am able to maintain an erection...