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  • How To Tell If A Potential Partner Will Be Abusive

    I was in a severe abusive relationship for six months and I want to help women on here know how to spot a potentially abusive partner so you can avoid them.

  • My Experience With the IUD and How it Improved My Life

    If you've ever experienced heavy flows, severe menstrual cramps or forgotten to take your pill, the IUD might just be the answer to your contraception needs!

  • Seeking Help as a Survivor of Sexual Violence

    Rape, abuse, and sexual assault are crimes that overwhelmingly target women, so I will be speaking primarily about women who have survived these things, and from my own experiences as a woman who has been assaulted. Through this series of articles, I hope to provide survivors and their supporters with resources, wisdom, and understanding, using myself as an example.

  • Are Depression and Bipolar Disorder Ruining your Sex Life?

    Depression and Bipolar disorder are not the same, but both can do serious damage to your love life. As a sufferer from depression, I intend to help explain the differences between these two common disorders, explain what they are and how they work, how they can be messing up your bedroom routine, and how to get back on top.

  • Bartholin Gland cyst or abscess, i.e. The Newlyweds or Honeymoon Disease

    We’ve all read many articles on our more erotic pleasurable spots, those many spots down there in our nether region that pleasure us so well, but what about the one that can get infected and cause pain? I’m talking about the Bartholin Gland, which is located on the outside folds of the labia. These glands lay mostly in discreet places and out of harm's way during our lifetimes but occasionally they can become irritated, even inflamed, and if not treated, infected.

  • How Yoga and Exercise Affect Your Health

    It’s hard not to miss the benefits of yoga and exercise posted everywhere we look. We see ads for exercise machines that help burn fat and tone muscle. We see yoga mats and bricks used to stretch our sides, arch our backs, and reduce stress overall. But there are added benefits to both that don’t normally get enough recognition. That is what this article is about.

  • Pregnancy is the wildest roller coaster you'll ever experience.

    So you're pregnant, and you're over run with new feelings and physical changes, but whats happened to your self confidence and sex drive? Are they hiding behind that new roll, or maybe it's on those feet you can't see.

  • Poisoning to Be Pretty

    While the act of putting on your makeup in the morning may not seem to be of significance, studies have shown that it can have a grave impact on your health.

  • Sexis Subjective: Feeling Good Starts With You

    When the warm weather hits, it's easy to start feeling self-conscious. The key to feeling good about yourself is to take active steps to feel good.

  • Busty Bitty : Finding the Breast Fit

    There's something that I really need to get off of my chest: too many people are wearing the wrong bra size. Whether you have large breasts or not, you can still definitely benefit from wearing a bra that fits. Cramming your sweater puppies into any old piece of lingerie isn't any way for a civilized person to live, especially since there are so many resources available to help you find something flattering that fits.

  • Bipolar and Sex

    I am diagnosed Bipolar II and my medication, like most antipsychotics, has caused me to lose my sex drive. This article is about my experience and how I handle the lack of desire with my live in boyfriend.

  • Courage in Kansas

    Wichita has been without abortion services since the horrible murder of Dr. Tiller. But now, nearly four years later, Julie Burkhart and others step forward to fight the protesters to reopen the doors of the clinic and once again provide the constitutionally protected service.

  • Sexual Myths: Debunking Them Part 4

    Today’s article focuses on some common sexual myths you might have heard and helps to explain why they are wrong.

  • Sexual Myths: Debunking Them Part 3

    Today’s article focuses on some common sexual myths you might have heard and helps to explain why they are wrong

  • Accepting The Skin I'm In

    Summer is the season of baring skin, and for a girl who never tans but always burns, it's a time in which you can feel extremely self-conscious about being that "pasty girl."

  • Sexual Misconceptions: “The Loose Slut”

    Today we are going to look at the sexual misconception of multiple partners leading to a loose vagina and long labia.

  • Sexual Myths: Debunking Them Part 2

    Today’s article focuses on some common sexual myths you might have heard and helps to explain why they are wrong.

  • Sexual Myths: Debunking Them

    Today’s article focuses on some common sexual myths you might have heard and helps to explain why they are wrong.

  • Urinary Tract Infections

    Today I want to talk about urinary tract infections, because they can arise after you have had sex. I want to discuss treating them and preventing them.

  • Something I Wish I’d Known: A Woman’s First Penetrative Sex Shouldn’t Be Painful

    I’m annoyed that I didn’t know about this before I had sex for the first time. I had no reason to be afraid.

  • Letting Your Guy Go Down On You

    Oftentimes I have heard women talk about how they are very self-conscious when it comes to oral sex. Today I want to reassure a lot of people that men like giving cunnilingus and help you let your man go down on you.

  • OM On My Way!

    A total transformation is needed, a thorough cleansing of the body and soul. Unfortunately there is no "For Dummies" way to do this, so I am setting out to find my way to health and happiness.

  • Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight

    Today I want to look at how you maintain a healthy body weight. We will look at the psychology behind it and discuss fad diets.

  • 6 Ways To Stay a Healthy, Sexy Mom

    Feeling sexy isn't always high on a mom's to-do list, but there are simple steps she can take to keep feeling sexy through motherhood.

  • Balanitis

    A common condition and a painful one too. But one that you rarely hear discussed. Genital hygiene does more than keep things clean.

  • Returning To Intimacy When Cancer Has Changed Your Body Image

    What happens after the diagnosis and the treatments? You have to find a new normal. That includes accepting your body changes. Whether you are single or in a committed relationship, things will be different. HOW different depends on YOU.

  • I'm Never Going to be White Girl Skinny, and I'm okay with That

    There are some battles you're going to win, and some you're going to lose. Learning to pick your battles and accept what you can change about yourself really is a key to happiness.

  • Making A Meal Of It

    How safe, or otherwise, is the average man's ejaculate?

  • Don't Just Lie Back And Hope You'll Enjoy It

    You want your man to learn how to eat pussy? First, you should learn how to be eaten.

  • Healing Depression Through Sex

    Depression is a widespread mental illness that is often treated with chemical supplements such as antidepressants. What if medications don't work? What are you supposed to do when the depression just won't go away? Let me tell you how I found healing through love and sex.

  • Define This: Oral Compulsion

    Oral Compulsion is defined as the habitual insertion of foreign objects into the mouth for reasons other than feeding. Thumbs, toys, fingernails...and yes, other things as well. But let's look at the wider picture first, and if you ever bit the head off your Ken doll, then you'll probably know what I mean.

  • Domestic Violence: The story of my mom and I

    My mother had me at a young age, and my father was a deadbeat who thought he was going to be a rockstar. When my mom finally worked up the courage to walk away, she met "Jeff" and entered into a whole new nightmare.

  • Define This: Popped Cherry

    Often used as a term to indicate that one's virginity has been lost or taken, this term has brought about many misconceptions about the hymen. This irrefutably sexist term has grossly led to shame and anxiety about first-time sex. But wait, there’s more to it than that...

  • I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

    Just a few short decades ago, women had no choice but to depend on others, but as the years go by, more and more women are breaking the mold of the past and standing on their own two feet. Independence is important for us all, especially since there won't always be someone there to provide for us.

  • Contraception Part 3 --Barriers, Permanent, and Fertility Awareness

    Today's article focuses on three other types of contraceptive methods. We will discuss their efficacy, any special features, and their side effects.

  • Contraception Part 2 -- Hormonal Birth Control

    Today's article focuses on contraception using hormonal means. We will talk about the types, how you use them, and the side effects they have.

  • Contraception Part 1 -- An introduction

    Contraception (preventing pregnancy) can be very confusing as many forms exist out there. This three part series will focus on how they work, their effectiveness, and the side effects they come with.

  • Erectile Dysfunction... Sweet!

    ED has a lot of possible causes, and you can spend a fortune on drugs and doctors trying to figure out what they are. Or, you could just stop using artificial sugar substitutes. There’s a libido-killer in your larder, and you need to get it out.

  • Tracking Your Ovulation for Fertility

    The act of trying to get pregnant can become stressful if it is not happening within the time frame that you want it to happen. This article is going to focus on how you can track when you ovulate and use that to help you become pregnant.

  • Miscarriage and Marriage

    Like millions of women in Australia and around the world, I have suffered the pain and heartache of a miscarriage. I understood the pain, the grief and the loss of what had happened, but what I wasn’t expecting was the way in which my husband began to react to me sexually after and me with him as well.

  • A Tale of Many Mikva’ot

    For thousands of years this ritual act of Judaism has been passed down from mother to daughter. However, if you dare to ask a Jewish wife about her mikvah experience, she will often walk away. These moments are very private and never shared openly. Therefore, for the purpose of this article, names and some places have been changed to protect those I spoke to about their experience.

  • 12 Things That Increase Fertility

    Since writing about my miscarriage, some of you have asked if I knew how to increase the chances of fertility. Soon after that, I began writing a few of the things that I had stored in my mind. Now, I've finally found the time to sit down and share those thoughts.

  • Female Ejaculation: The Real Deal on Squirting

    There’s no other mysterious phenomenon like squirting that attracts such interest and attention. Yet there’s little real knowledge about squirting beyond urban legend. What is squirting, really?

  • Don't Rape Not "Don't Get Raped"!!

    Women are told to avoid walking back home alone after dark, to avoid dressing provocatively, and to avoid getting too drunk in order to avoid getting raped. But is this the solution?

  • War on Abortion Opens New Front Line in North Dakota

    In North Dakota, Senate bill 2303 recognizes fertilized eggs as having full legal rights.

  • Benefits to being sexy: Pole dancing is good for your health.

    Pole dancing goes beyond sexy. It is good for your mind and body. On top of that it make you feel sexier than ever!

  • Menstruation: “Red Days” - A Jewish Perspective

    Although, it is a natural process of the body, the topic of a woman’s period is often off limits. In this day and age, with sex education in school, sexuality in virtually all television programs, all the progress in women’s rights, why are women still plagued by the old age stigma of being “unclean” or “dirty” during their ?time of the month'?

  • Could you have HIV/AIDS?

    Symptoms of HIV can take up to 12 years to appear, allowing some people to have it without being aware. Understanding the virus, modes of transmission, and precautions can help us prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS as well as know what to do in case of exposure.

  • Becoming More Proactive In Healthcare

    Birth control is a personal choice, but how can we, as women, make the right choices for ourselves when vital information is kept far out of our reach and, when most of the time, we don't even know to go looking for it until something goes wrong? Thanks to the internet and some digging, we can learn to be more proactive in our own healthcare choices.

  • Getting the Snip, Part Three: Another Option

    After deciding as a couple to get a vasectomy (part 1) and discovering that complications would prevent this from happening quickly (part 2), we had to look again at our birth control options.

  • The Forbidden Fruit

    Anal sex is one of those things that are considered a "taboo", but that is what makes it so interesting.

  • Healing through Masturbation

    Life is full of ironies. This is how to have better sex with others by having sex with yourself.

  • In Praise of the PAP Smear

    There are few other things most women hate having to do. Despite its necessity, the PAP smear is a procedure only half of women in the United States schedule annually during the peak ages of HPV exposure. Yet, it’s the only definitive test for cervical cancers.

  • Whose rights are it anyway?

    Is there a simple answer to the question of who has the right to make a decision on abortion? Of course not! In such a horrible situation, who gets the final say?

  • The Clitoris: The Tip of an Iceberg

    Did you know that the size of the clitoris is comparable to that of an average penis? The large majority of the clitoral network is internal, we only get to see the very tip on the outside. There's so much more than the little man in the boat!

  • College Vending Machine Supplies Plan B

    A small school in Pennsylvania has stirred up a big controversy by allowing students access to the controversial Plan B contraceptive through a vending machine on campus.

  • Illinois Court Hands Down Ruling On Plan B

    After a 2005 mandate requiring all pharmacies supply the controversial contraceptive and a 2011 challenge to the law, an Illinois appellate court has made a ruling about the drug's distribution.

  • Little-Known Side Effects of Birth Control

    Hormonal birth control like the Pill, the patch, a shot like Depo-Provera and Nuva-Ring all provide your body with the kinds of and similar levels of hormones produced in the early stages of pregnancy in order to control fertility. Yet, certain side effects are not revealed because they were determined to be "irrelevant" to your experience of the drug.

  • Master Debater: Why People Shouldn't Masturbate

    Aristotle said "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." Intrigued by that challenge, I’ve decided to write an article to defend some ideas that I normally disagree with. What better place to start than with an idea so antithetical to my nature that voicing support for it would cause me to be engulfed in flames of hypocrisy. That’s right, we’re going to discuss why people shouldn’t masturbate.

  • It Takes Two

    Abortion is such a hot topic, but it's often considered as a "woman's choice" problem. Who gets say over what happens to her body? But ultimately, it isn't just her body in question.

  • What About Him?

    It takes two to make a baby, but it only takes one person to decide if that embryo is born or not. Should the man have any say in what happens?

  • New Year, Same Me

    Almost every year, I decide not to make a New Year's resolution. This is mostly because of cynicism, and watching other peoples' resolutions- mainly my mother's goal every year to lose weight- fail over and over again. This year is slightly different though, because I actually want a change, and am going to bring it about.

  • Is abortion the decision of the mother alone?

    Should the father of a child have a say in whether or not a child is aborted?

  • Sexual Anatomy 201: The 18 Parts of the Clitoris

    Did you know the most of the clitoris is hidden from view? Can you name the many parts of the clitoris? The key to understanding something is to truly study it!

  • What Rights?

    Many people bring up the idea of requesting a father's signature before a woman can get an abortion. These people do not think of the consequences of such actions. These measures are not only undue burdens, illegal under Roe v. Wade, but also horribly oppressive measures that would force women to give birth against their will.

  • Racing Against the Clock

    In today's feminist-oriented girl power culture, women are encouraged to pursue a career and find themselves before settling down. But too often now, women are finding that they've waited to long and their fertile years are long behind them.

  • Should His Opinion Count?

    The choice to have an abortion is one of the many things that empowers us as women. The right to make a choice for our own bodies. However, a child is not created by just a woman. Should the father have a say in the case of an abortion?

  • SexIs Subjective: Equal Rights?

    Normally when you see the words "equal rights" you think of race and sexual equality; but there is another topic on my mind at the moment, one that's hard to address without offending at least a few people - Do men have the right to decide whether or not the person they impregnated gets an abortion?

  • Contraceptive Series Part 7: Ortho Evra, the Birth Control Patch

    This is the seventh installment of my contraceptive series, in which I will provide accessible information about Ortho Evra, the only available transdermal contraceptive in America at this time. This article will provide information about the basics of Ortho Evra— everything you need to know when making a decision about what contraceptive is best for you.

  • Porn Desensitization

    While porn is a fun and exciting experience in aiding sexual intercourse or masturbation, there are some harmful elements to watching an excess of it. In essence, our brain's reward center is the culprit. Unfortunately, many people suffer from porn addiction. Recognizing what causes porn addiction is the second step in recovery. The first is realizing there is a problem.

  • When Our Breasts Sag

    Some of us have a bit of give in the boob area. Considerations on achieving a pair of firm breasts should not jump first to surgery. There are some things we can do to prevent a sagging pair and maintain our chest puppies. As always, hard work is involved.

  • Contraceptive Series Part 6: NuvaRing, the Vaginal Ring

    This is the sixth installment of my Contraceptive Series, in which I will provide accessible information about NuvaRing, the only vaginal ring available in America at this time. This article will provide information about the basics of NuvaRing— everything you need to know when making a decision about what contraceptive is best for you.

  • Clearing the hurdles: Our struggle to conceive a child (Part Six)

    Before we get into this, does anyone else see sex toys wherever you go? I think once you're around them long enough, you just naturally start to see dildos and vibrators in every day objects. Going to see a doctor will bring this out ten fold. Everything just eventually looks like a vibrator. Then suddenly the whole thing becomes something pulled from the pages of an erotic novel. Maybe it's just me. Probably. Have I mentioned that I am a little twisted? Anyway...let's move on.

  • No, You Can't Treat Breast Cancer by Squeezing Your Breasts

    The headlines were unbelievable. Simply squeezing the breasts could treat cancer, or prevent it, depending on where you got your source. Hey, it's science! Men (and some women) had fantasies of going to work in the new field of therapeutic breast massage. But while the story is based in truth, you have to go to the source to find it.

  • Clearing the hurdles: Our struggle to conceive a child (Part Three)

    Our battle to become pregnant had a lot of downs and one very special up.

  • Clearing the Hurdles: Our Struggle To Conceive a Child (Part One)

    My wife and I have been together for a little over eleven years now. In that time, we have had our ups and downs. A lot more downs then ups, to be honest. One of our constant struggles is the inability to get pregnant. Over the course of eleven years, we have had our fair share of heartache, near death experiences, and an unbelievable miracle that has has now become my lil' six year old whirlwind of energy. Even so, we still wish it was easier on us to conceive a child.

  • Contraceptive Series Part 5: Depo-Provera, The Birth Control Shot

    This is the fifth installment of my Contraceptive Series, in which I will provide accessible information about Depo-Provera, the only injectable option available in America at this time. This article will provide information about the basics of Depo-Provera— everything you need to know when making a decision about what contraceptive is best for you.

  • Bipolar: Living upside down

    The world is hard enough to figure out without the instability of bipolar. Up and down, insanity and complete clarity. My mind is constantly betraying me. My emotions- are they real or are they exaggerated? Normal situations become a puzzle, always wondering what's reality and what is strictly emotional. This is my story of finding BALANCE in an otherwise upside down world.

  • SexIs Subjective: My Sister-In-Law wants to give my Mother a vibrator.

    My sister-in-law wants to give my mother a vibrator. I don't think this is a good idea. I swear her doctor's got her on goofballs.

  • Is your Christmas gift Inappropriate?

    Why are sex toys viewed as taboo? Why would it be embarrassing to unwrap a sex toy in front of the family? After all gifts should be something that is useful. What could be more useful than a gift that is good for your health, gives you contentment, and faithfulness to oneself?

  • Contraceptive Series Part 4: Implanon, the Hormonal Implant

    This is the third installment of my Contraceptive Series, in which I will provide accessible information about Implanon, the only hormonal implant option available in America at this time. This article will provide information about the basics of Implanon— everything you need to know when making a decision about what contraceptive is best for you.

  • Seventeen Magazine and Body Image

    Recently, Seventeen magazine posted a BMI calculator on its website. The BMI levels, when compared with the Center For Disease Control's levels, are extremely low. BMI is a very controversial subject, with disagreement about whether it's valid or not. But Seventeen has been blasted for basically telling underweight girls that they are normal, and normal girls that they are fat. And I think we can all agree that's not a healthy message.

  • Sex Feed: Debunking Myths

    New research puts to bed myths about female porn stars

  • Contraceptive Series Part 3: Mirena, The Hormonal IUD

    This is the third installment of my Contraceptive Series, in which I will provide accessible information about Mirena, the hormonal IUD option. This article will provide information about the basics of Mirena— everything you need to know when making a decision about what contraceptive is best for you.

  • Natural Pregnancy Prevention Methods

    Most of us are familiar with the standard, everyday birth control methods such as the pill, Depo Provera injection, condoms, IUDs and more. However, did you ever find yourself wondering what people used before these methods were widely available, or what the people who have religious or other reasons not to use the doctor-administrated methods use? If so, you may find these natural birth control methods pretty interesting.

  • Five Reasons I Do My Kegels, and Why You Should, Too!

    You've been hearing about Kegel exercises for years, but if you've never actually done them, now's the time.

  • Mental Abuse is Abuse, too! - My Story

    When people think of "Abuse," they usually think of physical abuse, such as beating. Physical abuse is common and dangerous. Many men, women and children are beaten and injured, and a large amount are losing their lives. These are the cases we hear about. We wonder, "Why won't they leave?" and tell ourselves that we'll never be in that situation. People think that's the only type of abuse. If they aren't hitting me then they aren't abusing me, right? Wrong. Mental abuse is abuse, too.

  • Breast Cancer: It's not *just* about the breasts!

    Breast cancer awareness is all well and good, but in order to do the most for awareness, the focus needs to be more on the women affected by it, and not just the isolated body parts associated with it.

  • Contraception Series Part 2: Paragard, the Non-Hormonal IUD

    For those of you who read the first installment of my contraceptive series, this is the second installment, in which I will provide accessible written information about Paragard. Paragard is my favorite contraceptive to talk about because, well, I use it! This article will provide information about the basics of Paragard— everything you need to know when making your decision about what contraceptive is best for you.

  • Achieving Great Sex: All of Your Relationships in Life Need To Be Re-evaluated.

    We all know that great sex is more than just physical- it is mental and emotional as well. Most of us cannot enjoy sex as much when we are not mentally and emotionally satisfied. Sexual satisfaction can be tied to a lot of aspects within our lives. Read my story and apply it to your own life. Take the steps that I took to achieve the freedom and satisfaction you deserve.

  • Getting the Snip, Part Two: Complications

    Sometimes you do everything right and things still go wrong. In Getting the Snip, Part One, I told the story of how my boyfriend and I made the decision that vasectomy was right for us. This is what happened when he went for his vasectomy appointment.

  • Stopping Smoking Can Increase Your Sex Drive

    I am trying to quite smoking. There are a a number of reasons; the awful smell and taste, health reasons, the promise I made to myself and my kids, but the biggest reason is that I want to have better sex.

  • You're as Unique as Your Vagina

    I bet you don't know that your vagina is one of a kind. You are made up of an intricate network of nerves that is unique to you and your reproductive system. No two females are the same.

  • Contraceptive Series Part 1: Hormones and Your Body

    There are a lot of misconceptions about how birth control works and what the options are. As a feminist birth control researcher, I am working to dispel these myths through this series about each form of contraception available on the market in the United States. In this introduction to the series, I am giving an overview of the two feminine hormones and how they work in contraceptives.

  • Body Image Revenge

    For years I was surrounded with voices that made me feel like my body was ugly and unlovable. The best revenge was when I stopped listening.

  • I Am A Feminist, and I Shave My Legs

    As a feminist who shaves my legs, I have frequently had to defend shaving my legs, much more than I expected to do within a group of people that supposedly advocates free choice.

  • Your Shape Shifting Vagina!

    Everyone knows that penises change shape when they're aroused, but did you know that your vagina changes shape too? Penises aren't the only body parts that grow!

  • Sex Feed: $1,000 Shot Promises Better Sex for Months

    The hottest new trend on the coast is the G-Shot, a $1,000 shot that promises longer and more intense orgasms for up to 4 months. With plenty of rave reviews, the real question is--Is this $1,000 "G-spot Shot" worth it?

  • Perfection is Overrated

    Real women come in all sorts: fat and thin, healthy and unhealthy, old and young, cis and trans, and all of us with different outlooks on life. But the one thing we all have in common is that none of us can possibly live up to the idea of "perfection" that is shoved down our throats!

  • Our Young Teen Girls. How Young Is Too Young?

    Girls today are going through puberty so early. When do you start talking to them about grooming? What grooming is okay at that age?

  • Romney vs. Obama vs. Your Uterus

    You've considered your political candidates' views on taxes, deficit, and their four year plans. Have you considered their views on your reproductive rights? Here is the skinny!

  • Attention Skinny Women Bashers: You're Not Helping Self-Esteem Either

    There is a lot of pressure in America to be skinny when you're a woman, but lately there have been campaigns that bash skinny women in a way that are just as unhelpful to women's self-esteem as calling larger women unattractive. This is a healthy skinny woman's response to internet campaigns to end the bashing of curvy women that in turn call skinny women unattractive and perpetuate the very beauty standards they seek to abolish.

  • One Lump Or Two??? Oh, How About 28!!

    It was just one small lump, the size of a pea. Who knew what that innocuous little bit of tissue in my breast would lead to...and the surprising results of all the testing.

  • Getting the Snip, Part One

    This series of articles will detail the experience of getting a vasectomy. In this part, I discuss how my boyfriend and I decided that vasectomy was the right form of contraception for us. The next part will cover his experience of the procedure itself, and then I will write about how the procedure is affecting our relationship and our sex life.

  • Female Genital Mutilation

    Imagine being held down by women you know. They remove your clothing, pry your legs apart, and without sterilization or anesthesia begin to cut into your genitals. All the while your mother sits beside you, telling you what an honor this is, and how it makes you clean and marriageable. Impossible, right? Not hardly. 140 million girls and women worldwide have endured this and thousands more are subjected every single day.

  • Miscarriage -- My Experience and Journey to Healing

    I don't remember ever hearing anybody actually share what it's like after a miscarriage. When I miscarried, and the months that followed, I didn't know if I'd ever come out of it. But I did, eventually. I realized what was hindering me from carrying to full term, I went through depression, and I slowly emerged out of it, and I want to share with you guys just what it was like for me.

  • Winter Cold Causes Pain. How to Continue Having Sex.

    Winter is cold and uninviting. Most of us have joint pain and back pain. This can be an every day thing. When winter moves in it can be even worse. We want to have sex but pain can keep you from your needs.

  • Sex Feed: New sex research

    According to a new survey, size sometimes does matter--for some kinds of orgasms.

  • Define This: Retroverted Uterus

    What is a retroverted uterus? Did you know that there are different types of tipped uteruses?

  • My Boobs: Equal Parts Utilitarian and Sensual

    I love my boobs. I didn’t always feel that way.

  • This Box Is Toooo Small

    Starting over at thirty something and forty something with two teen kids, dogs and a lizard.

  • The Condom Broke, Now What?….Plan B

    Plan B is the emergency contraceptive pill that can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex or in the case of failed birth control such as the condom breaking. There is important information you need to know.

  • Sex and Depression

    Over my time, I've heard a lot of people talking about how sex and help when you are depressed. Being one who like sex and hates feeling depressed, this very much intrigued me and I wanted to find out more. How does depression affect one's sex life? How could sex possibly help one's depression? Is it all really that simple? So, I decided to start some research and find my answers.

  • Response to “Enjoying Porn: It's for Ladies Too”

    Ladies how do you like your porn?

  • Making A Promise To My Children About Growing Up

    As much as I do not want to, eventually I am going to have to give both of my children the talk on sex, and what happens when you grow older. When you are a parent, that is a scary thing to have to do. This is my vow to be upfront, truthful, and knowledgeable when this time comes.

  • Sex Feed: Vancouver Sex Trade Workers Can Challenge Prostitution Laws

    It took five long years, but The Supreme Court of Canada finally decided that prostitutes can argue their case in court.

  • Sex Feed: An advocate for cervical cancer screening

    She waited 7 years, and it almost cost her life.

  • Depression and its affect on the partner

    Depression does not just decrease sexuality, sometimes it can increase it. I will tell you about my personal experience with hypersexuality and how my partner was affected.

  • Sex and Fitness

    There are many benefits to fitness: a healthier body, longer life, lower stress, and a more toned looking body. But what about your sex life? Does fitness provide any benefits to that?

  • Being thick ain't always easy, but it sure is beautiful.

    Ever wondered why some thicker girls don’t like going shopping like the thinner females? Or why we don’t go out as much? It’s because some females aren’t comfortable with their bodies. For some women, like me, even thinking about writing an article like this one can make them want to cry.

  • Bacterial Vaginosis: "Eww What's That Smell?"

    Bacterial vaginosis is common in women of child bearing age and it is not a sexually transmitted disease.

  • Evolution of the Menses: A Bloody History

    What are you wearing right now? Do you have a tiny tampon in, a huge monster pad, or are you lucky enough to not be surfing the crimson wave? Whether you are currently shark bait or not, you may find it interesting to revisit some rags of the past.

  • Sex and Pregnancy.

    For many people, sex during pregnancy can be intimidating, scary, or an experience they have been waiting to try. Either way, it should not be something scary, or painful. Questions about it aren't bad or wrong, and are usually welcomed by your doctor.

  • Candy Cum!

    Ever wonder why your partner never wants to give you oral? It might be your diet! Here's a bit of information on how to make your cum taste delicious and which foods to avoid.

  • The Steel Clit: A How-To On Dealing With A Stubborn Clitoris

    Not everyone has those wonderfully sensitive, easy clits that can get off from a few light rubs of a finger. Some of us have clits of steel that are so stubborn that sometimes the hours spent attempting just aren't worth the orgasm! What do you do with a clit that just won't give in? You've got options and you're not alone!

  • Things To Do To Help With Chronic Pain.

    Dealing with chronic pain can put anyone off to sex. What do you do if you still have the desire? Here are things to help out with the daily discomfort.

  • Study Suggests “Horny” Trumps “Ick” in Most Women

    What can your arousal make you forget today?

  • Past, Present and Future: The Shifting Legality of Abortion

    What do we learn from our past and how do we implement those lessons in the future? America needs to take a look at statistics from our shared past before voting.

  • She Plays, He Plays: Jopen Gets Intense

    We’re going to get to one of the craziest sex toys we’ve ever experienced, but first, a quick bit of seemingly disparate, though actually quite relevant Rydell history.

  • Talking about it.

    I am an American. I am a woman. These two things mean that I was socialized to be ashamed of being a sexual being. That shame didn’t last long, but it was an intense few years learning to shrug it off.

  • Summer's here! What to do?

    I always get insecure when summer hits. The fat that I’ve been building up over the winter has to go.

  • GOP abandoning Todd Akin – but is it too little, too late?

    Apparently, even the right wing has limits when it comes to women’s reproductive rights.

  • SexIs Subjective: Whether thin or fat, the key to our happiness is how we see ourselves and how we feel.

    After a lifetime attempting to love myself despite my rail thin frame, psych meds made me gain 70 lbs and my self esteem sunk. It was now time to love my rolls instead of my bones, which was very confusing to my already damaged psyche, but a little self care goes a long way and now dancing to get fit fills my heart with joy and my muscles with strength.

  • Seeing Red in the Bedroom

    The idea of having sex during my period always freaked me out. After some research, I decided to give it a shot.

  • It's Not Just About Sex

    For the Guys: How touching your favorite spots on her can be her new favorite thing.

  • Orgasms: You're not a freak.

    No one ever told me what a normal orgasm was like, and so I spent years feeling like a freak for the way(s) that I orgasm.

  • Own Your Body—All of It

    These days, a great number of people will probably say it takes a huge fool of a man to tell women what to do with their bodies. Ladies, I'm going to be just that kind of fool right now.

  • Hyper Aware of Hair Down There?

    What do you do about the hair below your belt?

  • Ashamed No More

    No two clits are the same just as no two people are the same. Learning about your clit is a very empowering event. Our clit is the root to our female sexuality and just like sexuality the clit is nothing to be ashamed of.

  • And They Called Me Whore

    Waking up the next morning, grabbing my panties off of the floor and pulling my clothes together, I realized what had happened. I bow my head, make my way to my friends car, and silently wait for what I know is coming. Laughing, they tell me how wild I got last night, and then I disappeared.

  • Tokophobia: Fear of Childbirth

    Tokophobia: (As defined by Wikipedia) described the fear of childbirth or pregnancy as a psychological disorder, when it had previously received little to no attention as such, in addition to introducing the term tokophobia (from the Greek tokos, meaning childbirth and phobos, meaning fear). Tokophobia is also widely ascribed to the fear of pregnancy, and may also be called "maieusiophobia."

  • Pregnant Submissives Need Fun, Too.

    As a submissive who has been pregnant three times and a childbirth doula, I can tell you without a doubt you can still enjoy a power exchange relationship even during the highest risk pregnancies! Keeping the spice in your sex life during pregnancy can even lead some of lucky few to have the elusive orgasmic birth!

  • 11 Different orgasms? Who knew?

    We orgasm to release tension, we orgasm to feel euphoric, and we orgasm because it's the most incredible feeling in the world. We live to orgasm, at least some of us do. What could be more fun than learning more ways to orgasm?

  • How to deal with different libidos in long-term relationships

    Discrepancy in sex drives is one of the most common issues that sexual couples face. Included in this article are not only reasons for why someone may be struggling with low sexual desire, but ways of improving the situation for everyone involved as well.

  • Fractured Lives: Healing sexually and mentally with the help of Eden

    All it takes to change your life forever is 30 seconds. The first thing I clearly remember was being inside a white tube, completely immobile. The only thing I could see was clear, smoky glass with lights or cameras behind it--my mind was screaming! Those UFO shows on TV were true--and the aliens had me!! I could not escape, would not fully wake from the nightmare I was in!! Little did I know, my nightmare was only beginning....

  • SexIs Subjective: When Words Are Not Enough

    When I first read the suggested topic for this month, I thought that I wouldn't have anything to say about the subject. The slogans and phrases mentioned do not really apply to me. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that although the phrases did not exactly apply to me, they did make me feel something.

    They made me feel angry.

  • Feeling Off Balance

    As we women grow older we face certain milestones: Childhood, Menarche, Motherhood, Menopause, Cronehood. Sometimes we have the luxury of just waiting and watching it all happen and sometimes we have to take matters into our own hands. There is often a feeling of excitement about the change in our lives and sometimes there is a touch of sadness about moving on.

  • A little BDSM finally helps me to orgasm - followed by lots of "self love!"

    As an older teenager/young adult, I was sexually dysfunctional due to past issues. In addition to thinking masturbation was "disgusting," I also never understood why men found me attractive. It wasn't until a partner tied me down and "made" me orgasm, that I truly realized what I had been missing.

  • Virginity: Hold On To It or Give It Away?

    Losing our virginity is a big deal to most of us. While some of us want to lose it as quickly as possible, others are willing to hold onto it until they find the perfect partner.

  • Why You Should Buy Your Mom a Sex Toy

    Our mothers do so much for us, often going underappreciated for all their tireless work and love. The best way to appreciate someone is to do it in a way that feels good to them, and to you - and what could feel better than facilitating a self-love revolution? Yes, it might seem weird, but your mom deserves just as many awesome sex toys as you do, and here's why...

  • “Nanny Bloomberg”, Mayor of New York City, Launches Controversial Breastfeeding Initiative

    Mayor Bloomberg, who recently earned the nickname “Nanny Bloomberg” after banning large sodas and trans fats from New York City, has now turned his overprotective eye towards the unlikeliest of targets – brand new mothers.

  • SexIs Subjective: Body Image vs. Conformity

    Joining a group is all about finding individuals with similar thoughts to your own. When the group’s main subject is weight and body image, should the thoughts of others really be used to create your own?

  • Sex Not Going as Planned? Here are Three Steps to get Back to Pleasure.

    It happens to the best of us. You're in the moment, fully enjoying every kiss, stroke, and lick...until you're not. You start thinking about the laundry that needs to get done or that fight we had with whoever or the bills that need to get paid and before you know it, you are just over it. Sex? Not anymore. These three steps are my sure-fire way to move through those moments and back to your pleasure...fast.

  • My Transformation Into A Super Soaker

    EdenFantasys has done many things for all of us. Most of us can agree that Eden has improved our sexual well being. This is my story!

  • Menstrual Sex: It's Not Just For Vampires

    Many people are terrified of having sex when they or their partner are menstruating, but it's really not that big a deal! There are plenty of ways to have mess-free sex while one partner is bleeding, even if you get squicky around blood. As long as you have the right equipment and attitude, it shouldn't be a problem.

  • How EdenFantasys Saved My Sex Life

    Eden Fantasys is more than just an online sex store. It is a sex positive online community that has changed my life.

  • EdenCommunity: Home Away From Home

    When first looking into sex toys and sexual health, there's a big, vast world out there. Tons of websites host these products, but none held the sense of security and safety that I found within EdenFantasys. Not only did they welcome me in and make sex toys and sexual health seem harmless and inviting, but they also opened up the door for discussion with other users on the site making me feel more comfortable with my purchases.

  • “Supportive” Only Begins to Describe It

    This month, our parent company EdenFantasys is celebrating 10 sexy years of business! To honor the anniversary, we asked the EdenFantasys Community to tell us what being a member of our community has done for them. This is what LadyDarknezz had to say.

  • Sex and Happiness: Where do you fit in?

    Much is made about happiness in pop culture and media. We’ve become a society affixed on the idea that it is our prerogative, a formidable right, and anything less than outstanding and endless satisfaction of whatever expectations we’ve collected along the way is a real and serious crisis.

  • She Plays, He Plays: Operation Pussy Power

    Since the 50 Shades craze, there has been a lot of talk about kegel exercisers. Sales for these little lady helpers have skyrocketed across the board. But which set is best for your body? Rydell Johnson gives you the scoop on four sets carried on EdenFantasys.com.

  • Breasts: Bigger, Sooner and Laced with Jet Fuel?

    Women think of breast cancer as the sole boogey man lurking under our breastbones, but jet fuel in boobie juice and toddlers developing buds make it pretty obvious: the environmental impact on mammillary health is double-D huge.

  • Sliding Backwards

    How have we slipped so far so fast, with perhaps more backsliding to come? On the face of it, that doesn't make sense, even with so many cranky and fascist old white guys in leadership positions in the local, state and federal government despite men being only half the population.

  • Treacherous Times For Hymens, Uteri and Vaginas

    The author contemplates if we are “one step closer to saying good-bye to an era when simply being a woman is treated as a preexisting condition” as Senator Barbara Mikulski stated, or heading into the equivalent of the sexual dark ages in our own civilized backyards?

  • Rationalizing the Right to Life: Pro Choice and Pro Life — Equally Mired In Hypocrisy, Part 1

    There are two activist groups that imagine themselves to be almost diametrically opposed — yet I consider them deserving of equal contempt. They’re the pushy pro-life extremists who seek to drive abortion into illegality, and the extreme wing of the pro-choice movement — who seek to make access to terminating pregnancies perhaps more easy and impersonal than it should be.

  • Duke Study Says Obesity Has Adverse Effect on Sexual Satisfaction

    Researchers look at “sexual quality of life.”

  • Chemo Sexual

    At 31, she was diagnosed with Primary Mediastinal Large B Cell (Non Hodgkin’s) Lymphoma. Described at times as “diffuse” and “aggressive,” this cancer targets white chicks in their early thirties. Now, 16 months into remission, the author looks back on her road to wellness, including some sexual detours along the way.

  • RX Side Effects: When Meds Aren’t Sexy

    Who knew that one little pill daily—a mere 20 milligrams of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) Paxil—would cause my entire world to come crashing down?

  • Dr. Dick on Demand: The Lube Rubric: A Little Dab’ll Do Ya!

    When it comes to producing natural lubrication, no two women are exactly alike. And since lubrication is essential during sex—no matter how aroused you are—it’s more than a good idea to have a bottle nearby.

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