Skin Hunger, Condoms and the Life in the Dorms
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Skin Hunger, Condoms and the Life in the Dorms

Happy Throwback Thursday, y’all. For #TBT we’re checking out a podcast that originally went up in November of 2012. There are a few jobs where people work the sexual front lines and can really make a difference in the sexual behavior of others. Gynecologists, HIV testers, and relationship counselors may come to mind. But an … Continue reading

Can You Be Honest About Your Sexual History?
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Can You Be Honest About Your Sexual History?

Hey friends, it’s Throwback Thursday and we’re checking out an episode of the podcast from February, 2014.  I answer a question about the ethics of honest sexual history discussions, and what is required for informed consent. Do you have to tell your partner about every little thing? Should they have to ask directly? Does it … Continue reading

Pulling Out All The Stops
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Pulling Out All The Stops

Hey, kittens. It’s #TBT and time for a vintage column. This one originally ran in July of 2009 and has been updated. Questions to the Sexpert: “You posted a link to a story about how pulling out is just as effective as condoms. This has got to be wrong. What was the point of all … Continue reading

The Antihistamine- Vaginal Dryness Conspiracy
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The Antihistamine- Vaginal Dryness Conspiracy

Unlike the myth that douching with soda after sex can prevent pregnancy or the myth that “no, really, this has never happened to me before. I guess I just got really excited,” this actually has truth to it. Antihistamines and decongestants are prime offenders in the war on adequate vaginal wetness. Continue reading

Sex with Doctors
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Sex with Doctors

Hey, kittens. It’s #ThrowbackThursday and time for a classic piece. This originally ran in August of 2011. ….That is, talking to doctors about sex… and we’re both doctors… and it’s called Sex with Timaree…. oh, you get it. Strap on your smart kid pants because this is one of the most informative, fact-packed Sex with … Continue reading

Can At-Home STI Screening Be Romantic?
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Can At-Home STI Screening Be Romantic?

Getting screened for sexually transmitted infections can be a daunting, expensive, time consuming chore.Most doctors don’t think to ask, although most sexually active adults are exposed to a variety of STIs. And while it shouldn’t be a big deal to ask to be tested, some folks find it  a little embarrassing. Laura Ivanova and Ursula Hessenflow have … Continue reading