What It’s Like to Get an IUD

Two years ago, I got an IUD and it was the best thing I ever did. Ever since, I’ve become one of those proselytizing women who want to talk to you about Diva Cups in line at Whole Foods, except in favor of a small t-shaped baby-prevention device. Have you accepted IUD into your uterus as your personal peace of mind?

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Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure by Charlie Glickman and Aislinn Emirzian

If one were to infer anything by the sex questions asked of advice columnists, it is that so many of the topics boil down to, “Tell me that my desire is normal.” When it comes to men wanting something that is outside of the stereotypical straight-male domain, both the men themselves and their partners can feel at a loss for information. Charlie Glickman and Aislinn Emirzian’s new book, The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure, aims to educate those people who are looking to incorporate P-Spot exploration into their sexual lives.

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When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Sexy

Q. My husband and I both have health issues going on that mean we’ve decided not to have sexual intercourse for the next few months. But now, apart from oral, we’re totally stuck as to how else we can enjoy sexy times. Do you have any suggestions for what else we can do? Read More When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Sexy

Birds, Bees, Consent

Kids. I’ve got them. And everything to do with prepping them for sex ed seemed pretty easy when they were very little. I’ve been a strong proponent of sex educations in the schools, which, if you are from Texas, you’ll know isn’t always much. And it’s been pretty easy to think, “I know what to tell my boys.” Read More Birds, Bees, Consent

I Want To Go There: The Vintage Vibrator Museum

The vibrator. Next to penicillin and electricity, it stands as quite possibly one of the greatest inventions ever.  Read More I Want To Go There: The Vintage Vibrator Museum

What I Watched Last Night: Embarrassing Bodies

Attack angry anuses! See the side-effects of too much sun, sea, and sex! Banish bashfulness in the name of good health!

All direct quotes from the UK show, Embarrassing Bodies. When a show is this fond of alliteration, you know it’s worth a watch.

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Awkwardette’s Ill-Advised Guide to Getting it On: Intuitive Sexing

This having casual sex thing has been really, really helpful for me. In the few months since I’ve started doing it, I’ve learned a lot more about what feels good for me sexually, opened my mind up to things I’ve never considered about my sexuality and I’ve met some pretty good people along the way. The one thing that I think is most difficult for me, and something I am just now starting to conceptualize, is when to say no.

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Pain During Intercourse: It’s Not Histrionics

I’ve debated writing this post for some time now. I don’t feel embarrassed – not with you, Persephone readers – but I do feel reluctant to expose myself to certain sorts of criticism, of which I have had my fill in the last three-odd years. However, what convinced me to talk about this issue and my personal experiences with it was something my doctor told me at our last visit: “Most women go their whole lives feeling ashamed just because they and their doctors have never heard of this disorder, and everyone finds it easier to blame it on their minds, anyway.” Read More Pain During Intercourse: It’s Not Histrionics