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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...
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Thursday, March 18, 2010
When I was leading a workshop at a conference recently, I received the following question from a participant. “I have been with my boyfriend for one year. We are both virgins. We’re talking about having sex, but I’m not sure. How do you know when you’re ready?” The question of whether or not you’re ready for sexual...
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Thursday, March 11, 2010
I think I'm having an affair with my prostitute. For the past two years, I have been seeing a prostitute twice a month. I'm single and really don't date under normal circumstances. During the past month, we have been talking more and seeing each other outside of our business...
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Thursday, March 4, 2010
The term “fisting” refers to the practice of inserting the entire hand into a partner’s vagina or anus. In the gay community, this is often called “handballing,” which I consider a more accurate and less frightening term. When people hear the word “fist,” they often imagine something violent, as if you’re going to be punching someone’s genitals. This is not the case...
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Friday, Feb. 26, 2010
Last week, I facilitated a sexuality education workshop for a group of college students, which I ended, as usual, by collecting and answering anonymous questions. I asked students to write either a question or their favorite sex fact on an index card, with the goal being to collect a card from everyone regardless of whether...
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Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010
I am a female in my 20s who has a boyfriend close to my age. We have been together three years. I am able to have multiple orgasms with a vibrator (a plug-in style) that I use on myself, but I have never been able to give myself an orgasm with my fingers alone. My big problem is that while I can orgasm by using this vibrator on myself...
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Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010
Last weekend, we held a "Strap-On Sex 101" class at the Tool Shed. This was the first time that we had offered this particular workshop, and I was fascinated to see that it generated more phone and e-mail inquiries than any other class we've held. Many people wanted more information about exactly what would be covered during the...