Female Sexuality

Sexual Dysfunction Drugs For Women Are About Profit, Not Equality

Alan Cassels | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada Living
Alan Cassels

The main problem is that no one seems to be able to precisely define "female sexual dysfunction" and the "disease" for which a pill might be warranted. Being too tired for sex? Being uninterested in the lout who wears sweatpants around the house? Living with a Neanderthal that doesn't know how to do laundry? There is not yet a pill for that but that hasn't stopped some in the drug industry from trying to characterize low sexual interest into a disease.

6 Ways Fears Around Female Sexuality Are Screwing Up Our Girls

Anea Bogue | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Living
Anea Bogue

At a time when research suggests that the average girl's self-esteem peaks at the age of nine and then plummets, '9 Ways' uncovers the root causes of the self-esteem crisis, the ways we are unknowingly contributing to it, and what we can do to ensure that every girl (and future woman) is empowered to reach her full potential.

Would You Use Google Glass During Sex?

Petra Zebroff | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Living
Petra Zebroff

A few days ago Google released Glass, their new wearable computer glasses. This $1,500 gadget can record every minute of a our lives -- including our sex lives. Put on a pair of Glass and capture all the grinding and pounding from your partner's perspective.

Women Should Embrace Their Sexual Power

Krista Thompson | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada Living
Krista Thompson

You have the power of sexuality. Step into it and embrace it fully. It is yours. You get to choose to have as much sex as you want, with as many partners as you want. You have complete control over your body and it is your responsibility to keep your body safe and healthy.

Why "Sex-Positive" Feminism Is Negative For Me

Kelly Rose Pflug-Back | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kelly Rose Pflug-Back

I didn't realize that I wasn't a virgin until the day, after coming home from Grade 1, I finally worked up the courage to ask my mother what sex was. I remember experiencing a strange sinking feeling as she calmly described to me some vague approximation of the terrifying ritual which a group of older boys I knew had been forcing me to perform with them for some time. When I started to become acquainted in later years with the world of feminist activism, I immediately felt alienated by the ways in which mainstream feminist movements approached things like sexual empowerment and body acceptance. Almost 10 years later, the face of popular, "sex-positive" feminism seems to have changed very little.

Why Sexual Variety Is So Important

Petra Zebroff | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada Living
Petra Zebroff

A longer lasting solution for pumping up your sexual 'oomph' comes from a different type of sexual variety. By changing the how instead of the who, we can open a world of sexual pleasure for a lifetime. By fighting against your body's natural habit of getting locked in to one method of pleasure, you can train yourself to enjoy a much wider variety of sensations and situations.

Are You Secretly Masturbating?

Trina Read | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Living
Trina Read

By the time this couple came to talk to me, they were in a pretty bad sexual rut. They had been married for 15 years and had two teenage kids. Both were masturbating almost daily, at about the same time in the evening without their partner knowing. To top it off, neither wanted the other to know what they were up to because they were too ashamed of their behavior.

When it Comes to 'Female Viagra' Lybrido, Don't Believe the Hype

Dr. Ferrukh Faruqui | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Ferrukh Faruqui

Women, take a deep breath. Sexual nirvana, the latest elixir in a bottle, has arrived. Enter Lybrido. The makers of Lybrido, ironically called Emotional Brain, are cynically cashing in on our insecurities as women. Lybrido might help but make no mistake -- another pill to pop does not replace the old-fashioned virtues of respect, love and affection, all of which were contained in the erstwhile activity called courtship.

What NOT To Learn From Pornography: A Guide For Men

Petra Zebroff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Petra Zebroff

Porn can be an exciting, fun and easy way to get aroused. It can help to inspire you sexually and teach you about sex. But porn is "fantasy" and more often than not, a male-centric one. Real-life sex is quite different. If you are learning how to have sex from porn, you may be getting misinformation, especially when it comes to pleasing a woman. Don't get misled. This column contains what some could consider graphic sexual language and topics.

Why I Refuse to Read Fifty Shades of Grey

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 09.26.2012 | Canada
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Is it abnormal to be generally embarrassed by the overall heaving and titillation that accompanies the mere mention of this book's title? The whole thing is a bit over the top, even more so now that the book has been officially cited as "Mommy Porn."

And the Award For Best Orgasm Goes To...

Trina Read | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Living
Trina Read

For over a hundred years, sex researchers, feminists and pop culture have been enmeshed in an ongoing debate as to which is superior: the vaginal or clitoral orgasm. Regrettably, their high-brow ponderings have left the average gal in their wake wondering whether her orgasm is either real or even the best one.