The nature of sexual preference has been debated for some time. While a true "gay gene" hasn't been discovered, many think there is a genetic component to it. But some people think that sexuality is defined by individual act. Our buddies Em & Lo disabuse a reader of that notion.
Watching 'The Real World: Cancun' makes me feel old for multiple reasons. 1. I am five years too old to actually be cast on the show. 2. It's so insanely vapid that I cannot actually watch a full episode, which says a lot considering I can stomach an entire marathon of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians." 3. Every single girl in the cast seems to be bisexual. Why does point three make me feel old? Well, I think I just missed the boat on the bisexuality trend. Hear me out. I believe sexuality is a spectrum and where we fall on that spectrum when we're born and how our sexuality evolves as a result of societal influence depends on the person. I also don't think it's relevant whether a person is gay, straight or bi, whether they were born that way or 'chose' that 'lifestyle,' as I don't think what goes on in a person's bedroom or romantic life is anyone's business. In the last five years or so, female bisexuality has become quite 'cool.'
Poll: Would You Date a Bisexual man?: Of course, he likes me for me. Love doesn't have to be gender-specific. Never. Mama didn't raise no fool.
Oprah Winfrey's resident sex doctor, Dr. Laura Berman encourages parents to embrace their children's sexuality and even encourage it. A stoic-faced Berman told the rows of moms sitting in the audience yesterday, where the topic was How To Talk To Your Kids About Sex, that the ripe, old age of 13 or 14 is way too late to have the "big sex talk." Instead she guesses around 9 or 10 is appropriate. She even suggests mothers buy their teenage daughter a vibrator. To empower them, of course. "You're teaching them about their own body and pleasuring themselves and taking the reins of their own sexuality so that they don't ever have to depend on any other teenage boy to do it for them," Dr. Berman says. We saw that grimace you just gave the computer screen. We feel you, reader. The thought of our mothers gifting us a pocket rocket isnt anything that would've made us any more sexually balanced as a teen. In fact, we probably would've been less likely to use it, but Berman is intent that parents evolve with the times and strip away anytaboo when it comes to sex. Specifically sex toys.
Do I bring my stripper-induced sensory overload into the bedroom? You betcha! My wife and I have known one another since college, and over the years we have achieved the perfect blend of familiarity and mystery by sharing fantasies without breaking trust. Though she doesn't bring a director and makeup trailer to bed, I am sure there are some nights after a Mad Men episode that I am the Jon Hamm understudy in one of her fantasies. Sex is not only about love but about play as well, and if she closes her eyes once in a while to pretend she is riding someone's see-saw, that's OK by me.
Should our sexual fantasies be morally and politically correct? Excerpted from Best Sex Writing 2009, erotica writer Kristina Lloyd explores her taste for pleasure with a side of discomfort and the judgment that writing graphic sex scenes draws. An intriguing reflection on fantasies and how they define us.
College Candy's interview with Harvard's sex blogger. Lena Chen is the author of SexandtheIvy.com, a blog about sex and dating at Harvard University. She started blogging back in 2006, sparking immediate controversy on campus and off. Lena received lots of attention for her saucy ways and has since been featured as a commentator on college sexuality in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Boston Globe, Salon, and Playboy Radio. She currently blogs at TheChicktionary.com.
It's World AIDS Day, British are more likely to have one-night stands, UK cabbies give out condoms, dump doctors help breakups, do it yourself divorce, fraudulent divorce lawyer Gary Karpin, executed for ant aphrodisiac, sex at work video, sexual preference may not be a decision, abortion and mental health, the Bodybouncer sex aid and the real cost of The Twelve Days Of Christmas.
The morning news feed. Men prefer women in red, exploring sex with Halloween costumes, the warden's wife and the escaped convict, a thin line between love and hate, theories on genetics role in sexuality, gender selection, gay marriage in Connecticut, and which ring to propose with.
Meet Albania's "sworn virgins." These poor, rural Albanian matrons chose decades ago (almost a century ago, in some cases) to live as virgins in order to be the "head of the household," in the absence of male heirs. In this patriarchal society, instead of marrying and becoming wives and mothers, these women act as fathers to their sisters and take care of the "man's business."
The country that brought loopy eyeliner, messy beehive hairdos and people named "Posh" and "Becks" to American culture have finally come up with something reasonable. Let's hope this one gets imported, eh, mate? Sex education will now be obligatory for public school students in Britain, specifically in order to address the teen pregnancy rate, says Schools Minister Jim Knight. You hear that, Bristol Palin? In 1999, Britain, which has the highest teen pregnancy rate in Western Europe, decided to cut the teen pregnancy rate in half by 2010. This is one step in its plan (more details from Tango's Tom Miller here) -- and a brilliant one at that. America, as we all know, is plagued by abstinence-only education, whose inefficacy is proven yet ignored.
A story about a dysfunctional relationship; between a recently divorced woman and her bedroom closet. Part of moving on for her meant ditching the old her and that woman's wardrobe. Losing wait and a general make over were only part of it, there was a sentimentality attached to her old clothes. So, as Katrina Heron began to appreciate the importance of clothes she decided that getting over the divorce meant reclaiming her sexuality by dressing sexy and dressing single meant feeling single.