Sex Ed

I am a bit of a sex geek. I always have been and it’s what led me to write about sexuality for adults or as I like to call my articles, essays and tips: Seskuality: Smart Sex Ed for Adults.

When I was young my favourite book was about where we come from (mine was in French and had a comparison of human conception with that of birds – wacky!). As I got older I became obsessed with those you will be a woman soon and how a boy becomes a man pamphlets that feminine hygiene products companies made for health class (ours were so dated – it was 1982 and they suggested pads with belts!). Later I was captivated by the original version of The Teenage Body Book: A New Edition for a New Generation and then as a young adult it was The Joy of Sex: The Ultimate Revised Edition and Our Bodies, Ourselves. Every phase was about devouring all this fascinating information.

I am of the opinion that sexuality is part of a life-long process. There is always something you can learn even if you are an adult and have ‘settled down’. With each phase of life our bodies change and so do our needs and desires (as does what others need and desire of us). Our sexual lives are a part of this evolution and asking questions and educating ourselves are key to having a satisfying sex life. We need to keep learning!

{For the younger people in your life I highly recommend Scarleteen.}

Aug 282014
 
Sexbit - Memory

You can’t remember sex … there is no memory of it in the brain, only the deduction that it happened and that time passed, leaving you with a silhouette that you want to fill again. E.L. Doctorow (1931 – ) I chose this photo for this Sexbit Quote because it was from a night vision [...]

Aug 272014
 
Condom Issues - Latex Allergies

Latex allergies are quite a common occurrence. They are especially common among health care workers who have to wear latex gloves for their duties. However, latex allergies can also occur among people outside of the health care field and this can cause some problems when using condoms and other latex items. Symptoms An allergic reaction [...]

Aug 212014
 
Sexbit - Sex Education

Sexuality education is a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming attitudes, beliefs, and values about identity, relationships, and intimacy. It encompasses sexual development, reproductive health, interpersonal relationships, affection, intimacy, body image, and gender roles. Sexual Information and Education Council of the United States 2003 I wonder if the Council still works with this statement [...]

Aug 202014
 
Cut or Uncut?

Now, this might be a subject that makes people feel a little uncomfortable. It is a controversial topic for many. However, it is a very common circumstance among North American CIS men and subsequently can raise some concerns among those who have sex with them. If you are use to one kind of penis and [...]

Aug 142014
 
Sexbit - Touch

To lovers touch is a metamorphosis. All the parts of their bodies seem to change, and seem to become something different and better. John Cheever (1912 – 1982) Oh, how this is ever true. Touch can be electric and transformative. If you have chemistry that is.

Aug 132014
 
Assessing Sexual Compatibility - Part 2

How can you assess sexual compatibility? What are the important elements to consider? I think there are 4 key things – masturbation, exploration, education, communication and honesty. Masturbation First off, I think you need to know what works for you on a physical level and with regards to fantasy. Physically, you need to know what [...]

Aug 062014
 
Assessing Sexual Compatibility - Part 1

One of the major components of a mutually happy partnered relationship is compatibility. Compatibility occurs on many different levels. Some areas are more important than others depending on what relationships mean to you. Values are often key. They could be religious in nature, political, social, and familial too. Lifestyle can be a significant one especially [...]

Aug 042014
 
Sexbit - Chit Chat - The Graduate

Mrs. Robinson, do you think we could say a few words to each other first this time? Benjamin Braddock to Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate I really like this movie. I really like this quote. Last year I had an experience that was a bit similar to Benjamin’s (not in terms of an age difference [...]