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Alfred Kinsey concluded that any research based on the emotional aspects of sex would be too subjective and open to personal interpretation. He chose to use responsiveness as an objective measure of sexual activity. Measuring physical phenomenon is a...

How the male and female sexual roles differ

Primitive life, such as bacteria, reproduce asexually. But most animals and plants reproduce sexually so that offspring inherit genes from both parents. Even in...

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...

The internal anatomy involved in reproduction

Our sex is determined by chromosomes. A man has an XY chromosome and a woman has an XX chromosome. There are other combinations (involving...

The female erectile sex organ (or phallus)

In the absence of testosterone, the genital tubercle forms the female phallus, called the clitoris. The clitoris consists of the glans and the internal...

Lesbianism focuses on longer-term relationships

Only 2% of women are exclusively gay (half as common as male homosexuality). The average age to come out is 17 years old for...

Domestic violence & emotional abuse in the home

Domestic violence (violence in the home), with women and children as primary victims, is a major worldwide epidemic. The majority, an estimated 90 percent...

Penetration is what makes sex erotic and taboo

Penetrative sex involves a penis penetrating another person (vagina or rectum) and thrusting until ejaculation. Only the giver (not the receiver) has an orgasm...

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...

Men’s sexual satisfaction relies on having a lover

Research indicates that when men are deprived of female company they are aroused much less frequently. Kinsey’s research found this to be true of...

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,...

Women’s orgasm claims do not result in more sex

Let’s imagine, for a moment, that men and women have the same level of responsiveness (orgasm frequency). Even so, it is unlikely that two...

Orgasm is a one-off sexual release that is innate

Orgasm is foremost a response of the nervous system. But spontaneous orgasm (without any genital stimulation or mental focus on eroticism) occurs very rarely....

Orgasm is an instinctive response to erotic stimuli

Various nervous system responses have symptoms in common with orgasm. These include anger, fear and epilepsy. We can experience a peak of sensation for...

How anyone achieves orgasm when they are alone

Sexuality is about enjoying the responsiveness of our own body through masturbation. Our mind’s ability to respond to erotic scenarios (both real and imagined)...

How we know that female orgasm is uncommon

Confusion over the anatomy involved in female orgasm arises on two counts. Firstly women are not aroused with a lover, so they are not...

Only men are aroused by the prospect of sex

Men enjoy their arousal on seeing an attractive woman but men are rarely on the receiving end of sexual appreciation from women. Many men...

Why couples don’t discuss female arousal

Most of us are insecure about pleasing or performing for a lover. We want to know how we can be good in bed. But...

Premature ejaculation and male impotence

Premature ejaculation is the most common sexual problem for men. The objective of a mating act is for the male to deposit his semen...

How a heterosexual man can have sex more often

Nature never intended men to be monogamous. In every society men’s greater inclination for promiscuity is accepted as a natural and defining characteristic of...

How to make the most of sexual pleasuring

Sexuality is about enjoying sexual pleasure with a lover. We experience sensual, emotional and erotic pleasure. A sex education should include a description of...

A man wants a partner to make love to his penis

A contributing factor to the longevity of heterosexual relationships is that some men (perhaps the majority) look for an emotional connection. They are...

The sex industry focuses on male gratification

Sexuality is about talking, observing or interacting with others in return for payment or other non-relationship rewards. Depending on our personality we may employ...