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Podcast: I Don’t Get Turned On When My Partner Orgasms

Sep 5, 2013 | Relationships |Sexual Health | Comments (0)

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

QUESTION: 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 acts—is it normal that I'm not?


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DOMA No More

Jun 27, 2013 | Relationships |LGBTQ | Comments (0)
Supreme Court Rulings Boost Same-sex Marriage
The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was declared unconstitutional yesterday by the U.S. Supreme Court, with perhaps the biggest immediate impact of the ruling being that same-sex couples who’ve tied the knot will now be eligible for federal benefits if they reside in a state that recognizes their marriage.

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STI Dating Websites

Apr 12, 2013 | STDs/STIs |Relationships | Comments (0)
VeggieDate, ChristianMingle, and even Atlasphere for Ayn Rand lovers. There are so many niche dating sites, it’s no real surprise that STI dating sites have been growing in popularity, so fervently that there are now top ten lists. Sites such as H-YPE and DatePositive, meant specifically for singles with STIs, are rapidly gaining members, just as rates of incurable infections, such as herpes, HPV, and HIV are increasing. PositiveSingles.com, which features the sign-up call to action, “You are not alone. Start dating again,” has accrued over 700,000 members worldwide.

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A “HONEY BOO BOO” STAR REVEALS HIS HIV DIAGNOSIS – Should you go to jail for not disclosing your HIV status?

Jan 18, 2013 | Relationships |HIV |LGBTQ |Sexual Health |General | Comments (0)

Last week, “Uncle Poodle” (Lee Thompson) from the TLC show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” 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 it’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 Thompson’s revelation is that he decided to press charges against his ex-boyfriend, who infected him.


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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Oct 2, 2012 | Sexual Health |Relationships | Comments (0)

Domestic violence – or intimate partner violence, as it’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.  Domestic violence certainly includes all that, but the signs aren’t always so obvious.


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