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The Sexually Liberated Woman

A recent headline in The Independent read, “Millennial Women Having Twice As Much Sex As Older Generations But Half As Many Orgasms.” The article presented findings from a survey of 2,100 people aged 18 to 70, conducted by online sex toy retailer Lovehoney ahead of Sexual Happiness Day on 21 April 2019. They found that 39 per [...]

Why You’ve Likely Never Used The Female Condom

The female condom (also called the internal condom) was unveiled some 25 years ago and celebrated as a bold step forward for women’s sexual autonomy and reproductive health. It can be inserted into the vagina or anus hours before sex. It doesn’t require a full erection to be effective. And it offers better protection from [...]

Love As Equals

A few months ago, my partner and I made the difficult decision to leave our home in Vancouver, where we worked and lived for 15 years, and move to Sydney. Having just completed my PhD, I was offered my first academic position at the University of New South Wales. He works in sales for a [...]

Navigating The Murky Waters Of Desire, Wanting, And Consent

People have sex (from kissing to intercourse) for all sorts of reasons. Ideally, there is mutual desire and the experience is pleasurable. But sex can be unwanted, one-sided, or transactional, even in long-term, loving relationships. Conversely, others may have desire, and pursue and find pleasure, in casual sexual activity, ranging from one-night stands to longer-term [...]

Tips For Better Sex In 2019

With the new year in full swing, many of us have resolved to improve some aspect of lives. If you’ve modified your resolutions to include sexuality, read on! I asked top researchers in Canada and the US for their advice for those of us looking to commit to our sex lives and relationships in 2019. [...]

Christmas Is The Perfect Time To Disconnect

When I was a child, the only screen I switched on during Christmas was the television and usually, that was to watch a holiday classic with my family. I was born in the 80s and I still remember the things we did when the Internet didn’t exist. We played outside, visited friends to talk, and [...]

A Parent’s Guide To HPV Vaccination

If you're like most parents, all you want for your kid is for them to be healthy. That includes getting them the recommended vaccines to help prevent disease. In fact, nearly 90 per cent of children in Canada are immunized against a range of ailments before their second birthday. But when it comes to the [...]

Sexual Pleasure: What To Expect When You’re Expecting

So, you’re expecting a baby. Congratulations! Or, maybe you’ve had one and are curious about your post-baby sex life. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s the straight (scientific) truth about sexual pleasure before, during, and after pregnancy. The Realities Of Pregnancy No two pregnancies are alike. The same goes for women’s sexualities. Getting pregnant may be [...]

Navigating Pleasure With An STI

Finding out you have an STI can be an extremely traumatic experience. For many people, the first thought they have is, “my sex life is over.” But here’s what I need you to know right now: Your first thought is what you’ve been conditioned to think. The second thing you need to know is you’re [...]