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Vaginal Lubrication and Penis Girth

Sep 26, 2013 | Relationships |Women's Health |Sexual Health | Comments (0)

This podcast comes from sexual health expert Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH

QUESTION: My partner and I recently started having sexual intercourse, and neither one of us are virgins. He has a lot of girth, or circumference, to his penis. Another problem is that I'm on a low-estrogen birth control and have difficulties with vaginal lubrication, but he doesn't like to use lube. Is there anything I can do to make it easier for us, and easier for me to get lubricated vaginally? 

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It’s Sex, Not Hospice

Sep 26, 2013 | Sexual Health | Comments (0)

Guest post from Evelyn Resha certified sexuality counselor and a certified nurse-midwife with over 20 years of experience as an integrative health and sexuality practitioner. 

Despite all the time I spend thinking, studying, and talking about sex I still can’t fully understand why people often talk about their sex lives as if they’re talking about going in to hospice. Grave and sullen voices whisper feelings and facts - both good and bad - in hushed and secretive tones. It’s as if the person I am talking to is disclosing something unlawful or horrific like; “I’m counter-fitting twenties in my basement”, or “I know it’s hard to believe but I love dealing crystal meth. at the elementary school.”

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Our Right to Sexual Health Care? An American Perspective

Sep 23, 2013 | Sexual Health | Comments (0)
This year for sexual health month, as the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) points us to look at 11 declared sexual rights, one strikes me in particular: the right to sexual health care. Worldwide, a movement has formed to support not only sexual health care, but all health care, as a universal human right. So, what’s the U.S. doing?

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Steamy Screens: How We Use the Internet for Porn

Sep 23, 2013 | Relationships |Sexual Health | Comments (0)

The Internet: purveyor of endless information and entertainment. Seamlessly meshed with our televisions, phones, even our cars. A nearly constant presence in our lives.  

Great for finding porn, too. But you knew that.

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The Missing Link: HIV and the Sexual Health Conversation

Sep 19, 2013 | HIV |Sexual Health | Comments (0)

HIV care is a part of sexual health: seems obvious, but pairing the two together might not happen as often as you’d think. Sexual health psychotherapist Douglas Braun-Harvey, MFT, talks about the frequent disconnect between HIV services and basic sexual health principles, and what to do about it. 

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