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Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009
A few weeks ago, I answered a reader question about changes that occur in women's sexuality as they get older. Men, too, experience normal fluctuations in sexual functioning with age. One of the most common changes that many men notice concerns their erections...
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Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009
Do most women like having their butts licked, or is my girl special? Oral-anal contact, also called analingus or rimming, can be very pleasurable to people of all genders. The entire butt, from the cheeks to the crack to the anus itself, is one big erogenous zone for many folks. Kissing, licking...
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Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009
This is the second question I've received over the past few months about human papillomavirus (HPV), and as I said in my July 9 column, both the general public and the medical community are often misinformed about HPV because research about the virus is evolving so quickly. I don't think that your friend's doctor would...
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Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009
As I wrote in my previous column, asexuality is largely unknown and/or misunderstood, so I'm glad that you have asked more questions about the topic. I want to reiterate that there is nothing wrong with people who embrace an asexual identity, and there's nothing wrong with their partners either. Conflicts may arise when...
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Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009
I just wrote a piece about helping women get over their hang-ups on receiving oral sex. One of the e-mails I've gotten in response asked a question that stumped me. A man said that he and his wife have noticed that she tends to develop yeast infections after he's gone down on her, and I've actually had...
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Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009
There are many different reasons for shaving the genital area, so which methods you go with might be determined by the effect you’re trying to achieve. Some people shave for practical reasons—they don’t want hair peeking out of their underwear or bathing suit. Some shave for aesthetic reasons, because having less or even no hair is visually appealing to them or to their partners. (You can get as elaborate...
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Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009
Last week, I addressed the first part of this reader's question about how to confront our own attitudes about sexuality that we'd like to change. This week, I'll answer her second question about changes that take place in our bodies as we age that may affect our sexuality. Although our minds and bodies are inextricably intertwined, each topic is important enough to deserve a separate answer.
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Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009
I was in the store and you helped me find books to answer my questions. The resources that you recommended have been helpful. I decided to formulate my question for your column, as it might be helpful to other women (and maybe for men). So here it goes: I am in my late 50s, got "unmarried" 8 years ago, single mom, etc. Now my parenting days are winding down, and I have time to develop...
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Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009
What is the most respectful way to tell your partner that you didn't/couldn't orgasm? No man has been able to, but I'm tired of pretending. Although I don't know the gender of the person asking this question, I'm going to answer it as if the questioner is female. It's more common for women to have difficulty achieving orgasm with a partner than it is for men, for a number of reasons...