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This week’s best sex and relationships news from all around the web.
How Does The Morning After Pill Really Work (And When Doesn’t It)?
Statistically, I was in the two in every 100 women who get pregnant after using a condom, and then the one in 20 women who get pregnant after taking the morning after pill (Levonelle) within 24 hours of having unprotected sex. In any other context, I would have felt exceptional. Read more …
By: Rose Stokes and Refinery29
How to Ask For An Open Relationship Without Making It Weird For Everyone
An open relationship is defined as two individuals within an intimate partnership who both pursue additional emotional or sexual relationships outside of their own, either with shared or separate partners. For many couples, that transition can require extensive rounds of negotiations. Read more …
By: Mic and Marissa Miller
What to Do When Trauma or Shame Interferes With Sex in Your Relationship
When previous difficulties in a person's life surface, or who they are outside of a bedroom begins to change, it’s not always clear how to adjust your sexual relationship with someone you love. Sometimes breaking up is the best solution in the case of incompatibility, but what can be done if the cause of a sexless period is more nuanced, and both partners would rather stay together and work through those issues? Read more …
By: Vice and Penda N'Diaye
LISTEN TO THIS: Sex, Lies and a SH!T system | Cindy Gallop Top
Why you should listen to this episode: “This is a ""bad-ass"" episode because we are not going to sit in silence and we will call a spade a spade. Cindy Gallop shares with us the challenges linked to the legacy system that is not built for Women to lean in. Inspired by the women sharing their #MeToo stories of sexual assault and harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Cindy Gallop has issued a call for women in advertising to come forward with their own stories—and to name the names of their harassers.”
Sex study explores 'bad' orgasms
The psychology of human sexual behavior is often not what you'd expect. Even if sex is consensual and leads to an orgasm, that experience can still be very negative, reveals a new study.
The study was co-authored by Sara B. Chadwick, a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan, Miriam Francisco, and Sari M. van Anders, a professor at Queen's University. The researchers got interested in figuring out whether "bad" orgasms can exist after finding out through other research that orgasms are far from simple. Read more …
By: Big Think and Paul Ratner
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