Ask Gigi: Your Weekly Reads
This week’s best sex and relationships news from all around the web.
The Real Reason Some Women Enjoy Sex Less After Menopause
We've all probably heard the cliché: Women lose interest in sex as they get older.
While this is indeed a research-backed trend we see among women (some of them), it's important to really interrogate what's going on here when women report they're both having less sex and enjoying it less when they do. We tend to attribute these trends to physical changes that happen to women's bodies during menopause and perhaps to some inherent lack of interest women have around sex in general. The unspoken assumption is that once they're old enough to have an excuse to stop having it, they do.
But a new study calls into question many of these assumptions, identifying a big factor in postmenopausal women's interest in sex: their partners. Read more…
By: Mind Body Green
We Can’t Talk About Sex Without Mental Health
Sure, sex may not be as taboo as it once was, but most resources focus on catering specifically to hetero, able-bodied readers who don’t struggle with mental health issues.
Think about it: The popular sex content we see online or in magazines promotes advice like “Let your man take the lead” or suggests that sex always needs to be passionate, long-lasting, and full of “exotic” positions that require incredible flexibility. Read more …
IT’S TIME TO DITCH THE ENTIRE CONCEPT OF ‘FOREPLAY’
Studies have shown that for most people, “sex” means penetration, ideally penis-in-vagina, but a high percentage include anal. Only around 40 percent say oral sex counts as sex. Things that happen with lips and hands and tongues and fingers and toys are lumped together as “foreplay,” i.e., the stuff you do to get ready for Proper Sex. Yet for most women, this stuff isn’t a warm-up: It’s the headline act. Read more…
By: Mel Magazine
Sex On Screen Is Such An Anticlimax For Women. Where Did It All Go Wrong?
A new study conducted by online doctor service Zava examined iconic sex scenes from 50 films, including Fifty Shades of Grey and Dirty Dancing, and gathered opinions from over 2,000 women. The results revealed that just 4% of Brits think sex in movies is realistic. FHollywood’s not interested in real sex. But why? Read more…
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