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Why I Don’t Buy Into Body Positivity

Women, much more than men, are unhappy with their bodies. This can affect our health, our relationships, and our lives. From loss of self-esteem to disordered eating and exercise patterns, the consequences of focusing on our weight and what our body looks like can be extremely harmful. This is why helping women overcome body image issues [...]

A Pill To Boost Female Libido? Don’t Expect A Quick Fix

Twenty years ago, the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra hit the market and delighted men who had difficulties in the bedroom. Then, in 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drug for boosting female libido called Addyi (flibanserin) in the United States. The approval, which came after two previous rejections over lackluster [...]

Lovin’ with HIV

It’s no secret that when it comes to sex, an HIV diagnosis has been known to throw a wrench in the works. But navigating this new landscape is possible—with the right information and support. I talk sexual satisfaction with two women living with HIV. Margarite Sanchez, a self-described artist, activist and agriculturist who lives on [...]

Are Parents Having The Sex Talk With Their Kids?

Awkwardness and discomfort are enduring features of the process of sex communication today, according to a new article published in the Journal of Sex Research. Authors reviewed 116 studies from 2003 to 2015, uncovering several insights about sex communication between parents and children in the United States. The age of children ranged from prekindergarten to [...]