Friday, April 26, 2019

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True sexual dysfunctions are very rare. The word ‘dysfunction’ implies that something is not working properly. To define ‘dysfunctional’ we must also know what is ‘normal’. But we also need to be explicit about whether we are talking about...

The influence of religious beliefs on sexuality

Each culture has its own set of values. Some people consider these beliefs to be more important than others. While we are children, our...

Responsibility for contraception and abortion

Lust arises from male arousal that is a physical rather than an emotional response. Men feel carnal desire, a strong sexual urge, when they...

Why women feel inadequate about their bodies

Rather than refer to explicit anatomy, most women prefer to use vague references to ‘down there’. Given women’s aversion to genitals, many of the...

The male erectile sex organ (or phallus)

A man’s sex organ (penis) is separate from his internal reproductive anatomy (testes and glands). The penis has three main functions. Firstly men use their...

Factors that affect the strength of male sex drive

Factors that affect men’s orgasm frequencies include their age, the age at which they reached adolescence, as well as their level of education and...

Consent is vital even within loving relationships

Sexuality is about the personal choices we make to explore our sexuality both alone and with a lover. The way in which we express...

Sex without consent is rape regardless of intent

Men are not victims of rape through intercourse because it is an act of male dominance. Male rape (by other men) is not so...

Penetration is what makes sex erotic and taboo

Sex education should present the different moral and social issues that are raised by different behaviours in as unbiased a way as possible. Sex...

Understanding the value of non-sexual intimacy

Sexuality is about our emotions and how we feel loved in our relationships with others. Although sex is often described in terms of eroticism,...

The romantic pleasure a woman enjoys from sex

Mammals use grooming to connect socially with others. They also snuggle up together for warmth and comfort. Regardless of any responsiveness, there is a...

Women are often unsure about orgasm during sex

Why was female orgasm such a secret for so long and why did it need a scientist, Kinsey, to tell the world of its...

Orgasm is a response to stimuli of an erotic nature

We can experience a peak of sensation for various reasons. For example, someone could tickle our feet, our knees or under our armpit. We...

The ability to see a partner as a sex object

Arousal is not caused by people as such or by relationships. Arousal relies on being able to see a person, to some degree, as...

Women mistake emotional sensations for orgasm

Men’s prime motivation for engaging in sexual activity (alone or with a partner) is their mental arousal. Men’s heads (to varying degrees) are full...

How men masturbate themselves to orgasm

Few boys masturbate before the onset of adolescence. Only 10% of boys are masturbating by the age of nine and only 13% by ten...

Only men are aroused by the prospect of sex

Humans can remember past events and form associations. So if we enjoy a meal, we remember the experience from the previous time. Even before...

Women make conscious effort to respond sexually

Men are naturally more proactive as lovers than women are. Men stimulate a partner because they are aroused by touching, kissing and penetrating a...

How couples can communicate over sex

Most alternatives to intercourse require some discussion. It is difficult to communicate consent or objection to sexual activity midstream. Communication over sexual pleasuring ideally...

How a woman can interest a man in having sex

In the early days of a relationship, a couple may explore different approaches to pleasuring. Given women's sexual passivity, men often have to take...

Sex is an emotional bonding mechanism for men

Reproductively women are more essential than men are. Men go into battle not only because they are more suited to it but also because,...

How to make the most of sexual pleasuring

Sexuality is about enjoying sexual pleasure with a lover. We experience sensual, emotional and erotic pleasure. People of both sexes regardless of orientation have...

The sexual politics of women competing over men

Women define their lives in terms of relationships. Women are foremost wives, mothers, lovers and mistresses. Relatively few women define their lives in terms...