Book Review: The Joy of Sex

Book Review: The Joy of Sex

Posted On: August 4, 2009

The Joy of Sex: A Gourmet Guide to Love Making by Alex Comfort This original The Joy of Sex, first published in 1972, has often been credited with inventing the modern sex manual and enjoyed unprecedented success world-wide gracing 8 million homes. Illustrated with line-drawings and watercolors of a couple, this book aims to be […]

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Treatments for Erectile Concerns

Posted On: August 2, 2009

Treatments for erectile concerns usually proceed from least to most invasive. For some men, making a few healthy lifestyle changes may solve the problem. Quitting smoking, losing excess weight, and increasing physical activity may help some men regain sexual function. Cutting back on any drugs with harmful side effects is considered next. Other treatments include […]

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What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Posted On: August 1, 2009

Erectile Dysfunction, sometimes referred to male impotence, refers to the loss of a man’s ability to have an erection. This means a man can’t get an erection to have sex or can’t keep an erection long enough to finish having sex. Erectile dysfunction can occur at any age, but it is more common in men […]

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Why is Your Sexual Attitude Important?

Posted On: July 31, 2009

Why is my attitude towards sexuality important? Our attitudes express themselves through words and actions. Your attitude is an outward expression of who you are, rather than what you do or know. Attitude reflects behaviour: your attitude towards another determines the other’s attitude towards you. In short, your attitude determines outcome and the quality of […]

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How do Sexologists work?

Posted On: July 27, 2009

The PLISSIT Model of Sex Therapy developed by Jack Annon and is the basic format for used by Clinical Sexologists. PLISSIT is an acronym for a model of sex therapy. It stands for permission, limited information, specific suggestions, and intensive therapy. It represents a specific model designed for treatment in sex therapy by Jack Annon […]

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Common sexological concerns

Posted On: July 26, 2009

This is a list of common sexological concerns: • Body image and sex-negative conditioning • Sexual desire • Courtship concerns • Obstacles to Intimacy • Sexual development, maturation and aging • Sexual communication and negotiation • Medical considerations affecting sexuality • Atypical sexual behaviours • Sexual trauma including assault and childhood exploitation • Gender identity […]

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What is Anal Cancer?

Posted On: July 25, 2009

Farrah Fawcett , the feathered-hair star of Charlie’s Angels, had a private funeral on 30 June at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels in Los Angeles. Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in late 2006. Anal cancer is a relatively rare cancer that occurs in the anus. The anal canal is a small section, […]

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What are Kegel Exercises?

Posted On: July 24, 2009

What Are Kegel Exercises? The pubococcygeus muscle or PC muscle is a hammock-like muscle, found in both sexes, that stretches from the public bone to the coccyx (tail bone) forming the floor of the pelvic cavity and supporting the pelvic organs. Kegel exercises strengthen and give voluntary control over these muscles. Why Do Kegel Exercises? […]

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India Decriminalizes Gay Sex

Posted On: July 20, 2009

On 2 July, New Delhi High Court decriminalized homosexual intercourse between consenting adults, by striking down section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. This law labels gay sex to be an “unnatural offense”, punishable with up to ten years in prison. Human Rights Watch and other groups urged the Government not to appeal against the […]

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FDA Approves Plan B

Posted On: July 19, 2009

On 10 July, U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Plan B One-Step, single-pill over-the-counter emergency contraceptive. Plan B works by giving the body a short, high, burst of synthetic hormones. This disrupts hormone patterns needed for pregnancy. It affects the ovaries and the development of the uterine lining, making pregnancy less likely. Depending upon where […]

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What is the Secret to Great Sex?

Posted On: July 11, 2009

When Peggy Kleinplatz of the faculty of medicine at the University of Ottawa put out a call for “great lovers” across Canada and the United States, she and her team were deluged with old married people. Through long interviews with 30 men and women over the age of 60 who had been in relationships of […]

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Why Sexology?

Posted On: July 11, 2009

I worked in the corporate world as a communicator with some success for a number of years before managing a non-profit society for two. Three years ago when I realised that my volunteer work in telephone counselling was bringing me more joy, meaning and fulfillment in life than my corporate job and its awards ever […]

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