5 Things You Need To Know About Demisexuality

Sure, you’ve heard of pansexuality (Miley Cyrus swears by it). But have you heard of demisexuality? In case you’re in the dark, a demisexual is a person who is not sexually attracted to someone until they’ve forged an emotional connection such as a trusting friendship, according to theDemisexuality Resource Center. Holly Richmond, Ph.D., a certified sex therapist and marriage and family counselor, explains it like this: “The typical person is going to meet someone and there is usually some degree of physical attraction we form within seconds. [With demisexuality], there’s no physical pull at all. It’s really about romantic feelings,

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Not sure about ‘slow sex’? Here’s why you should embrace it.

Calling all vaginas that have been numb-struck by the jackhammer. Think sex performed like someone’s trying to shake the dregs out of a ketchup bottle: hard and fast and clumsy and… I. Will. Get. This. Orgasm. Out. Of. Here. The orgasm, of course, being his – while you’re left wondering what exactly he thinks your vagina is made of (Rubber? Steel? The virtually indestructible stuff astronauts wear into space?). Cue a recent poll by Men’s Fitness ranking the jackhammer as women’s no.1 sex peeve. “Besides seeing it in porn and thinking it to be the norm, some men do it

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Can Stoned People Consent to Sex?

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Why Americans Are Having Less Sex

Today, sex seems more available to us than ever before. With just a swipe on their phones, singles can schedule their next hookup, while committed couples have an apparent “sure thing” every night. This is also known as “the marriage advantage.” Why, then, are Americans having less sex than they were 20 years ago, not more? According to a recent study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, the large general social survey (GSS) found that American adults had sex about nine fewer times per year in the early 2010s than they did in the late 1990s, a decline that

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VR Porn: What Are We Afraid of?

A beautiful, sexy woman crosses the room toward you. She’s nearly naked, and so close you can see the tiny beads of sweat between her breasts. She crawls up the bed toward you, leaving the rest of her clothes behind her. You can smell her skin as she approaches; hear her breath quickening much like your own. You can feel your pulse racing in anticipation of her touch. The only thing is, none of this is real. But it sure feels like it is. This is virtual reality pornography, orVR porn, where, with the right equipment and software, you can

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How Does Technology Complicate or Encourage Our Sex Lives?

Technology is what we think of when we think of the future. Dr. Holly Richmond explained how technology can make “secrecy and shame less intertwined,” because it can be used as a conversation starter in many ways. Sharing fantasies via apps or messaging can be less intimidating than sharing in person. However, as the rest of the panel chimed in, it’s also easy to hide behind technology or use it as a crutch. Plenty of articles warn that yoursmartphone can get in the way of intimacy, and that screen time often overpowers face-to-face time. Stephens-Davidowitz knows not everyone finds data analysis

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9 Orgasm Myths You Need to Stop Believing

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The Chat with Dr. Holly Richmond

This past August, Dr. Holly Richmond guested on  The Chat talk show, debunking sex myths and discussing her unique stance on “sex addiction,” among other hot topics.  Watch the full video here!  

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7 Ways to Make Your Girlfriend Feel Less Self-Conscious In Bed

Let’s get one thing straight: Missionary sex is awesome. There’s something satisfying and comforting about relying on a position that you’ve done a thousand times before. But for many of us out there, there are a million things we want to do in bed that we just haven’t yet. Maybe you want to do it on the kitchen counter, or maybe you have a secret spanking fetish that you’re just itching to try out. But if your girlfriend’s sexual tastes tend to skew more vanilla than Chunky Monkey, it might be hard to approach this topic, lest you insult her

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Debra Lafave: Why We Can’t See Women as Sexual Predators, and Why It Matters

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