The time for sexual health is now! Find out how we’re working towards creating a sexually healthy nation for 2014 and beyond (and why we need your help)
When I was growing up in small towns, porn (at least of the variety offered to heterosexual men) wasn’t that hard to find. There was always an X-rated theater not far away, Playboy and Penthouse were in most of the convenience stores, and so on. The selection was limited though, and acquiring or viewing it usually involved some degree of embarrassment or inconvenience, perhaps even a trip to a drive-in or an aging urban theater whose manager hoped to find fiscal solvency by swapping Mary Poppins for Debbie Does Dallas.
Vaginismus is a condition where strong contractions make it difficult (and painful) to insert anything into the vagina. There are many unanswered questions about vaginismus (including just how many women are affected) but Dr. Hilda Hutcherson of Columbia University gives us background, including potential causes and treatment.
This week, Katie Couric’s show (Katie) aired an extensive segment on HPV vaccines. Rather than offering a thoughtful discussion, the episode was a sensationalist muck of misinformation.