Ask Gigi: Your Weekly Reads
This week’s best sex and relationships news from all around the web.
How PTSD Can Deeply Affect A Person's Sex Life (And What To Do About It)
Postcoital dysphoria, also known as post-sex blues or postcoital tristesse, refers to intense feelings of sadness, agitation or anger after consensual ― even pleasurable and intimate — sex or masturbation. Symptoms of postcoital dysphoria include “anxiety, depression, feelings of emptiness, melancholy or crying,” according to Jill McDevitt, a sexuality educator and sexologist at CalExotics, an adult sex toy brand. Read more …
What Does a Healthy Relationship Look Like?
Q: I’m really struggling to regain a healthy sense of what relationships – romantic, platonic, and beyond – look like. I’ve struggled with abuse and mental health (anxiety and depression) for most of my life, and even though I’m dating, I’m having a difficult time unlearning this toxic behavior and relearning healthy habits, especially self-love. Any advice? Read more …
Bisexual Women Explain Why They Hate Being 'Unicorn Hunted' for Threesomes
As non-monogamous dating and polyamory have become more popular in recent years, sex educator Ruby Rare tells me that having a threesome with another woman has become something of a gateway drug for heterosexual couples – with most conducting their search for "a third" on dating apps. Read more …
How to Practice Openness, Even When It’s Challenging
Being able to convey acceptance is vital to the process of establishing rapport with your clients. They must feel safe and comfortable in your presence before they can open up and share deeply personal, intimate details of themselves. Read more …
By: Sex Matters Magazine
Pelvic Pain 101
“Pelvic pain” is a catch-all term for any long-term pain or discomfort someone may experience in the genitals, pelvis, and surrounding areas. It can include sexual pain, but you don’t need to be sexually active in order to experience pelvic pain.
We’ve created this guide to let you know that if you are experiencing any kind of pelvic pain, we believe you, and to let you know that you are not alone. Read more …
Looks Like Gen Z Is Ditching Sex for Online Relationships … And WTF?!
It seems UK teens today are less likely to have sex underage than their predecessors. Only a fifth of boys and a third of girls are sexually experienced at 14 – or even want to be. Read more …
By: The Independent
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