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Thursday, May 20, 2010
One of the sexually transmitted infections that I get asked most about is Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Thanks to relentless advertising for Merck's Gardasil vaccine, many people are aware that some strains of HPV are linked to cervical cancer in women, and about 37% of teen girls have received the Gardasil vaccine in the U.S. since it was recommended for routine administration in young women in 2006...
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Last week, one of the Tool Shed’s suppliers called us to say that they had picked up a new line of kinky gear we had suggested they carry. The supplier had seen this gear at a recent trade show. “The booth was mobbed. Kink is in!” she proclaimed...
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Thursday, May 6, 2010
Last week, I received a sample of the new Fleet Naturals Cleansing Enema (yes, these are the kind of unsolicited items that are sent to owners of sex toy stores). Fleet calls this product “the first disposable pre-filled enema dedicated for the purpose of rectal cleansing.” I find this both encouraging and alarming...
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Thursday, April 29, 2010
Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is observed across the country each April, is winding to a close. Over the past few weeks, I’ve led trainings, screened films and participated in programs about sexual violence prevention. I’m optimistic because, finally, links are being made between sex-positivity...
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Thursday, April 22, 2010
Last month, retailer Condomania released information from its database of the penis sizes of male customers who had ordered TheyFit brand condoms, which require users to measure the length and width of their erect penis before ordering. Naturally, they used this data to rank 20 cities and all 50 states...
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Thursday, April 8, 2010
What is the biology behind an erection? Can men have erections without testicles? Without a prostate? The short answer to your question is that it is physically possible to have an erection without testicles or a prostate, but the removal of either makes it less likely that erections will occur...
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Thursday, April 1, 2010
Last month, the Chicago Female Condom Campaign got some press for its new initiative to promote awareness of the redesigned female condom (known as the FC2). The campaign, called "Put A Ring On It", touts the benefits of the FC2, which is worn internally in the...
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Thursday, March 25, 2010
Can you tell me if flavored condoms for oral sex still are not recommended for vaginal or anal sex? This question has more to do with the kind of lubricant on the condoms than with the condoms themselves. All of the flavored condoms I’ve seen (and most major companies like Durex and LifeStyles...