Tag Archives: Sex Education

12 Shocking Sex Facts

William Masters and Virginia Johnson became famous for the groundbreaking sex research they conducted at Washington University in St. Louis in the 1950s and 1960s—so famous, in fact, that Showtime decided to turn their story into a new drama series, Masters of Sex. Masters and Johnson’s discoveries changed the way we think about sex and about women’s sexuality in particular. Their studies showed […]

Celibacy syndrome hits Japan with more young people avoiding sex

Young Japanese people are having fun, just not sex. ITS people are young, hip and know how to have a good time. But it seems when it comes to actually getting down and jiggy with it, young Japanese people aren’t having sex. A survey conducted by the Japan Association for Sex Education questioning the sexual habits […]

Channel 4′s Sex Box: What could be more erotic? Anything

  Q. What’s more erotic than having sex in a box, then telling a group of experts, an agony aunt and a studio audience about it? A. Anything. But as Presenter Mariella Frostrup was keen to emphasise, the show isn’t about titillating the audience, it’s about educating them. I’m not sure I’d have sex in […]

Can You Feel Love and Lust for the Same Person?

As a couple’s therapist with clients from around the world, I have long probed the intricacies of desire in modern love. While much has changed in my 30 years of practice, one line has endured, “We love each other very much, but we have no sex.” The story of sex in committed modern couples often […]

I was an unwilling virgin at 33

“Sex isn’t everything,” my mother says lightly, from the kitchen of my new condo. She means to be encouraging. But I stiffen against her words, as if to defend myself. I’ve heard it too many times from too many people – that sentence, so reductive it’s offensive. How easy it is for my mother, who […]

7 Kinky Things She Loves But Won’t Tell You

Him: Nothing? Her: No. Nothing. Him: How come? I touched it like you told me to. Her: Well, what if you, um, bit it a little? Him: You mean like this…? Her: Ouch! Cut it out! Let’s just forget about it. Hit a sexual slump? Don’t worry, it happens. It doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you, per se; it just […]

How Do You Feel About Sex and Teenage Sleepovers?

I recently picked up Alain de Botton’s How to Think More About Sex, which generated a very interesting conversation with a car full of teens about how they are taught to think about sex. Why not teach children, I suggested, how to have sex well, the way you teach them how to do other things? This, for […]

Sex Is Important – But It’s Not

 Society, the media, politicians, and religions are often obsessed with sex as anidea – not as it really happens in the flesh. The idea of sex is most often portrayed in extremes. Sex is, at times, depicted as a sure path to unwanted pregnancy, STIs, and hellfire. At the other end of the spectrum, sex is portrayed as […]

Children’s Centre Closed Due To Sexy After Hours Swinging Party

Understandable outrage has ensued after details of the most poorly chosen location for a sex party—at a children’s play centre—have been released. Owners of the children’s centre have disgusted parents with their Craigslist advertisement featuring raunchy, nude photos of themselves—posted for a party planned to be held last Saturday. The couple decided to not-so-modestly advertise that […]

When women want more sex

The stereotype is that men want more sex than women do – but what happens when it’s the other way around? Women are often portrayed as having low sex drives and that any visit to their sexy town requires more campaigning and negotiation than a UN security council meeting. But what if a woman has […]