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Intro to Feminist Porn – Part II: Sexual Healing

In last week’s column I introduced you to the thriving (and surprising) feminist porn movement. Since then, we’ve witnessed a violent, gratuitous rape scene on “Game of Thrones” and were exposed to a repugnant stream of frat boy text messages rife with relentless misogyny. Just another day in the cesspool […]

Terry Richardson, Consent and You: Sexual Healing

Terry Richardson’s long history of sexual predation is repugnantly, exhaustingly common. But it provides the occasion for us to explore the murky, complex issue of consent – and its deep implications for your sex life. Men like Richardson often get a pass (until some get their collective comeuppance) because we […]

For 2012, Pleasure is the Revolution We’ve Been Waiting For

Women like sex. I’ve been thinking – buried under the crushing, exhausting weight of all the assorted indignities of the current war on women, maybe it’s time to flip the script and go back to the basics. My theory about why all of this inane madness is happening is this: […]

Taming Jealousy In Relationships: Sexual Healing

How do we tease apart the fundamental differences between jealousy and desire, when they are often literally and figuratively in bed together? It may seem impossible to avoid jealousy in relationships, but the polyamory community may be able to teach you a thing or two about the green monster. A […]

9 Natural Ways to Spice Up Your Sex Life: Sexual Healing

Here are 9 sex tips for giving you and your partner an organic sex-lift. Sex is natural, sex is good, but not everybody is doing nearly enough of what they should. We’re busy, we’re stressed out, and we’re tired, but that’s precisely why we should be having more sex. Being […]

Tantra 101: Sacred Sex for the Rest of Us: Sexual Healing

ColumnTantra views life as an ongoing process of creation: an ongoing marriage of consciousness and energy at every level of existence.  — Barbara Carrellas, author of “Ecstasy is Necessary” and “Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the 21st Century” If you asked a practitioner about Tantra back in the day, say […]

Orgasmic Meditation and Pleasure as Practice (Part I): Sexual Healing

Do you meditate? Do you like to orgasm? Orgasmic Meditation or “OM” puts these two practices together like the ultimate Reese’s: you definitely want this pleasurable peanut butter in your chocolate. I’m about to explode everything you ever thought you knew about orgasm. In this column, we’ve talked about the […]

The Art of Receiving – Do You Deserve Pleasure?: Sexual Healing

ColumnAre you getting in the way of your own pleasure? Men often take pleasure for granted. Boys are taught that masturbation is an important, healthy part of puberty. They may hide in the bathroom, but society generally accepts that “boys will be boys.” For girls, self-pleasure is still a big no-no […]

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Redefining Cougar Women: Sexual Healing

 If you learned everything you know about “cougar women” from “The Graduate” or even “Sex and the City,” you’re still woefully ignorant about a very common dating scenario. There’s nothing predatory about older women dating younger men. The Mrs. Robinson myth is alive and well, despite major cultural shifts in […]

PRO: Your Abortion Stories are Nothing to Be Ashamed Of: Sexual Healing

There is no shame in abortion. ABORTION. Say it with me. You don’t need to speak in hushed tones: your abortion stories, my abortion story – they’re the stories of our lives. And they’re as normal as normal can be. According to Katha Pollitt, author of the wonderful and important […]

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