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Polyamory & Cuckolding–Your Burning Questions Answered: Sexual Healing

ColumnGot a burning question for Stefanie, Ecosalon’s resident sex expert? Once a month, she’ll be doing a Sexual Healing Q & A in these pages, so whatever’s on your mind — bring it on. Today we discuss polyamory, fetishes, and what “normal” means. Email your questions to: stefanie at ecosalon […]

Intro to Feminist Porn – Part 1: Sexual Healing

Are you a feminist? Do you like porn? Luckily your politics and your pleasure can hang out in the same room without humiliating each other: feminist porn is here to stay. Feminism is complicated – it has come in waves and continues to exist in camps. It’s less and less […]

Natural Birth Control Tips Part II: Getting Down to Business

In part one of this series on natural birth control, we explored the toxic perils of the birth control pill. For all the ways that it has liberated women and given birth (no pun intended) to the sexual revolution that began more than forty years ago, it turns out that […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

Healthy Sexuality in a Dangerous World: Sexual Healing

Lately, it seems like there are too many stories of women being battered, harassed, trolled, stalked and threatened, both online and off. It’s enough to make us feel like there is no such thing as safe space, especially when it comes to expressing and enjoying healthy sexuality. No matter what your actual […]

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 […]

Are Your Sexual Fantasies “Normal”?: Sexual Healing

ColumnWe all have sexual fetishes, fantasies, and unspoken desires. Who decides whether they’re normal or not? “Normal” is  a strange, problematic term. It’s one thing when asking a doctor about a mole, but when contemplating your sexual desires and fetishes, “normal” is a non-starter.  If something you desire doesn’t fall into […]

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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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