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Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009
A common side effect of many antidepressants in the SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) class is “sexual side effects” in both men and women. These include decreased libido and anorgasmia. Are there any remedies that don’t interfere with SSRIs and birth control that can relieve these unpleasant side effects?
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Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009
At this time of year, we get many people in the store who are looking to purchase presents for their partners. Buying a sexy toy, book or DVD for someone can be a great way to spice up your relationship or carve out some me-time during the crazy holiday season, but since every person's sexual desires and responses are so...
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Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009
Some of the most frequently asked questions that we get at the Tool Shed concern sexual lubricants. Customers often stand in front of our Wall of Lube, wanting to purchase some, but unsure where to start. Sometimes they've never used lubricant before, and sometimes they've tried a lube that has irritated them and are looking...
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Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009
As a sexuality educator, I believe there are many reasons for someone to choose not to engage in sexual activity. In two of my previous columns, I answered reader questions about asexuality, which is generally defined as not feeling sexual attraction or desire. Celibacy is different, as it can involve people who do have sexual desires...
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Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009
For those unfamiliar with "dental" dams (so called because they were originally used during dental work), they are rectangles of latex or polyurethane that can be held against the vulva during cunnilingus or against the anus during analingus or rimming. They act as a barrier to the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Many sexuality...
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Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009
As regular readers of this column know, I get a lot of questions about oral sex and sexually transmitted infections. Since you seem to be specifically asking about HIV, I'll focus on HIV transmission during oral sex. There's an interesting history behind your question. In the United States, the HIV epidemic was initially concentrated among men who had sex with men...
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Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009
I'm going to answer this question in two separate columns. To my knowledge, your friends' risk-reduction strategy of not getting semen in their mouths is an effective one, but I am going to do some more research on the level of HIV or other STIs that are present in pre-cum. Pre-seminal fluid does contain HIV...
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Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009
My first job out of college was working for a nonprofit in Washington, D.C., that focused on consumer advocacy issues. One of their big campaigns while I was there involved pushing for federal regulations of dietary supplements such as vitamins. At the time, I was astonished to learn that these weren't already regulated. They contain potent ingredients that are supposed to have a significant impact...
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Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009
Mark Sanford. Larry Craig. Mark Foley. Bob Allen. Michael Duvall. John Ensign. And the list goes on—Republican politicians who say one thing about marriage and homosexuality, but do quite another. Since the never-ending stream of scandals...