This podcast comes from sexual health expert Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH.
QUESTION:Â My boyfriend thinks I should get turned on when he comes. I enjoy the fact that he came, and I feel happy and accomplished, but not turned on. Is this normal? Also, when we both get worked up then I start to focus on him, I start to get less turned on because I'm too focused on getting him to finish. He thinks I should be turned on by the fact that I'm performing the sexual actsâ€”is it normal that I'm not?
Last week, â€śUncle Poodleâ€ť (Lee Thompson) from the TLC show â€śHere Comes Honey Boo Booâ€ť revealed that he was diagnosed with HIV. By sharing his story, Lee hopes to use his reality TV fame to combat bullying in schools and to advocate safe sex. While itâ€™s refreshing to see a star from a silly show about toddler beauty pageants focus on such a serious (and worthwhile) subject, perhaps one of the most interesting details about Thompsonâ€™s revelation is that he decided to press charges against his ex-boyfriend, who infected him.
Domestic violence â€“ or intimate partner violence, as itâ€™s sometimes called- usually conjures images of hitting and punching, bruised faces and shattered bones. At its most tragic, the victim of such abuse might even be killed.Â Domestic violence certainly includes all that, but the signs arenâ€™t always so obvious.