The isolation I felt while growing up chilled me to the bone. I did not know what was happening to me. I did not know boys could be raped. I did not know which words to use to describe my feelings.
A young guy will look cute on your arm, have fun with you, join you on adventures and never make you go to his cousin's bar mitzvah or for a visit with his annoying racist uncle.
So slip into those tight leather jeans. That dog collar would look fetching. Add a piercing in a place your mother wouldn't imagine. Or take your l...
Erika Lust's didn't want her daughters to grow up and be exposed to the commercialized and commoditized usage of women's bodies that is typical in mainstream porn; she demanded something different. Her bold emergence into the world of erotic filmmaking has been a breath of fresh air into the erotic genre industry.
Many taboos have been lifted on sex toys: vibrators, machines, implements, devices, applications, lotions, creams, pills, and potions (off the FDA radar) promising "magic moments" in human sexuality, with or without a partner in some cases.
I am not writing to critique law enforcement. I am writing to explain how it is to tell anyone the story of your rape, assault, or abuse. This is how hard it is to describe what happened, because your brain has barely let the facts into your head.
There's a zillion reasons why we love women. Here are the first few.
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "technology"? Does the image of an iPhone or computer come rushing to your intern...
There are a number of ways you can help to end sexual violence. From being aware of the risks to trusting your instincts and stepping in when a friend needs your help, you may be able to help prevent a sexual assault from occurring.
In order to make oneself amenable to receiving the love of a new person, it is necessary to forgive any pain experienced in the past, thus opening up our hearts once again. Be realistic about past lovers, and don't let their legacy maintain too prominent a place in your thoughts.
If you act like a friend or a cool parent, then you are essentially giving up your role as an authority figure. This is not a good role to part with. Teens not only need authority figures in their lives, but they thrive when they have parents who set limits, boundaries and structure.
A woman can't possibly have a healthy relationship, let alone hope it will last, if she's still finding herself, protecting herself.
I am not a psychologist. I am not a marriage expert. I am not a "sex columnist." I am just a person who has been in a committed relationship for most of my adult life, and all I can say is, if marriage isn't working these days, it's because of the people we are today not anything else.
One of the most difficult things about working with survivors of violence is helping them cope with the internal and external blame. Yes. Victims blame themselves as much as we blame them.
It's a lot harder to resent each other when you're having sex that's satisfying to both partners as often or as little as you'd both like.
As a faculty survivor activist in the new campus anti-rape movement, it is unsettling to witness the "appalling silence of the good people," especially those who hold the greatest power to address the crisis: faculty members.