This week’s best sex and relationships news from all around the web.
BDSM as a Tonic for Serious Illness
Imagine the needle on the end of a hypodermic syringe. Is it a medical instrument or tool to be used in a BDSM scene? It depends on who’s holding it. In the hands of a doctor in a hospital, it might be used to administer medicine. In the hands of a skilled domme, it might be one of many inserted into the skin to make an elaborate pattern on the body of the submissive. BDSM encourages us to see objects in new ways and to discover new uses for them. Read more …
By: Scientific American
What Do We REALLY Know About Male Desire? Not Much.
Although sex researchers historically gave male subjects centre stage, they paid surprisingly little attention to how men actually desire. Today, contemporary sexologists say our cultural understanding of men’s sex drive remains simplistic and leans on old clichés – that male libido is always sky-high, self-centred and ready to go, with practically anyone. Men who aren’t this way are still treated as exceptions, not the rule.
Canadian researchers and clinicians are starting to push back on these ideas by asking deeper questions about the inner world of male desire. Read more …
By: The Globe
Please Stop Putting Popsicles Up Your Vagina. PLEASE.
There are many things that should never go near a vagina, and ice lollies are up there. The ice can stick to the delicate skin of the vagina and cause real trauma and damage. Read more …
By: Metro UK
Can Masturbation Help With Mood? It's Kind Of Magical, To Be Honest
Even as adults, masturbation, particularly for women, is rather taboo to talk about, and it’s often considered a “guilty pleasure.” Luckily, times have changed somewhat, and masturbation isn’t regarded as “harmful,” but I wanted to reach out to expert sources on whether masturbation is actually helpful. Read more …
Women Are Just As Likely to Be Turned On My Sexual Images As Men
The belief that men are more likely to get turned on by sexual images than women may be something of a fantasy, according to a study suggesting brains respond to such images the same way regardless of biological sex. Read more …
By: The Guardian
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