Sexuality

4 Toys You'll Want To Play With On Valentine's Day

Carlen Costa | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

Valentine's Day is coming up, and you know what that means. There's no need to be coy about this: If you're planning on getting busy this weekend, why not go the extra mile and bring the right equipment? Investing in a sex toy can make all the difference between a night to remember and an evening you'd rather forget. So here are some highly-recommended suggestions.

The Sexual Pleasures Of Aging

Lyba Spring | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Living
Lyba Spring

There are plenty of articles about sex and aging. For women, the advice seems to boil down to "use lube"; and for men, "consider Viagra." But erectile dysfunction is not inevitable; neither are dryness and vaginal atrophy. Lest one might think distress is lower in this age category because we have given up on sex, some of us who are 65 and older are having regular and satisfying sexual activity with no need for aids of any kind.

How To Talk About Sex With Your Partner

Lyba Spring | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Living
Lyba Spring

Whether it's a one-time thing or a long-term committed relationship, there are three prerequisites to any sexual activity: consent, safety and pleasure. There is no way around it: communication is key. For some people, this feels entirely natural; for others, they'd rather visit the dentist.

Kegels For The Best Sex Ever

Carlen Costa | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

Te practice of Kegels actually increases your pelvic vascularity, which means more blood flow and more genital awareness, which is more pleasure for you!

How Eating Disorders Impact Sexuality

Lyba Spring | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Living
Lyba Spring

There is an association between low BMI and loss of libido, sexual anxiety and sexual relationships. These findings are consistent with the explanation that low body weight impairs the physiological functioning of sexual organs.

Being True To Yourself Is The First Step To Happiness

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

Society's standards have moved so far from what is truly important, that instead of people trying to be true themselves and accepting their socio-economic circumstances, which isn't bad for many of us, we are working hard to 'fit in' and fit in I did to the point of depression.

What Are The Qualities Of Great Sex?

Lyba Spring | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Living
Lyba Spring

A wonderful piece of research asked an eclectic group of participants about the qualities of great sex. I had jotted down the list of the common themes that emerged, tucked it away and then forgotten where I'd seen it. You may want to compare my take on these themes with the original research.

6 Signs It Is Time To See A Sex Therapist

Petra Zebroff | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Living
Petra Zebroff

Each couple deals with sexual compatibility a little differently. Some will seek help early, and some will live with sexual incompatibilities for many years before they make a change. No matter which stage you are in, a sexual incompatibility can make or break a relationship. And how to navigate when to get professional help is key.

The Love That Dares Speak Its Name

Ron Levy | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Living
Ron Levy

Throughout most of history, homosexuality or lesbianism was so taboo that it was kept well hidden from public view. No wonder such forms of carnal or romantic pleasure were referred to as "the love that dare not speak its name." In reality, however, society was anything but mute on the topic.

Online Dating As An Older Woman Has Not Been A Blast

Lyba Spring | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Living
Lyba Spring

Everyone knows someone who has tried online dating. Was it fabulous for them? Perhaps from the outside looking in. From inside, it can be rather dingy and depressing. Speaking personally, there may be other 65+ women who are having a blast. Not me.

Why Do Halloween Costumes For Teenage Girls Have To Be Slutty?

Scarlett Ballantyne | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Parents
Scarlett Ballantyne

If I am being completely honest, there is a teeny-tiny bit of me that thinks it should be okay. Seeing how my girl has grown up and become a young adult is rather poignant. To the outside world, I realize that it is different. Provocative Halloween costumes look sexy on her, as the costumes are intended.

Fascial Stretch Therapy Is Awesome For Your Sex Life

Carlen Costa | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

Our genitalia experiences pleasure because of the interaction with our nerve endings. When experiencing pelvic zone pleasure in particular, much like osteopathy or yoga, FST helps to decompress your pelvis and open your hips to help expand not only range of motion, but the sensing of pleasure as well.

Do Aphrodisiacs Actually Work?

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada Living

Popular Science looks at some of the biggest purported libido-boosters.

B.C. Bishop's HPV Vaccine Statements Twist Catholic Ethics

Reive Doig | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Reive Doig

The position of the bishop would be disturbing even if he were simply parroting the standard church line, but the fact is he isn't!

A Reality Check for Sexuality Shaming

Jordan Sterling | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Sterling

It's unfair to assume that the ad is suggesting that a public listing of your bedpost roster is necessary for safe sexual health. That's not the case. All it seems to imply is that you should simply be real about sexuality in this modern age -- you're probably not Christopher Columbus landing upon virgin banks.

Ontario Sex Ed Curriculum Infringes Parents' Rights? Think Again

Misha Abarbanel | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Parents
Misha Abarbanel

The backlash against Ontario's new health curriculum has left many people confused. Is it radical? Are fundamental parental and religious rights being undermined? All parents want to protect their children, but opponents of sex education are inadvertently doing the opposite. Denying children accurate and inclusive information about their bodies, human relationships and sexuality is not protective; it is irresponsible. Without such information, children are unable to care for themselves and grow into healthy and responsible adults.

Female Desire: The Overworked Pink Pill

Petra Zebroff | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Living
Petra Zebroff

After so many trials and tweaks this overworked pink pill still does little more than act as a placebo. We need to stop beating this dead horse and look for something that gets some real results. Women with low desire deserve better. And this drug is distracting women from getting the help they really need.

12 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About sex

Alyson Jones | Posted 08.13.2015 | Canada Parents
Alyson Jones

This well-intentioned and much dreaded talk can quickly become complex, complicated and extremely awkward. Parents often avoid the topic, or approach it as if it is an item on the "to do list" that must be done as quickly as possible and then checked off.

Semen Facts As Told By A Sea Man

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.12.2015 | Canada Living

Not only is he hilarious, but he's super knowledgeable too.

10 Tips To Make Your First Time (With Anyone) Extra Special

The Huffignton Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living

Having sex with a new partner is always a bit nerve wracking—whether it’s just your first time together or your first time with anyone.

Let's Stop Labelling Ourselves

Heather Magee | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Living
Heather Magee

We humans have an innate desire to define things, don't we? Let's slap a label on something to determine it's perceived value, purpose or meaning. It's how we categorize and compartmentalize our surroundings. People, too.

The Debate About #CropTopDay Has Big Implications for Women's Rights

Andrea Mrozek | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Living
Andrea Mrozek

Whether or not young people today are even aware, the sexual revolution is the backdrop and the impetus for the thinking that undergirds the protest. The present tension over dress codes shows us something. While one segment of society now feels that any limits on women with bare skin in public are unacceptable, others still think some fashion choices simply aren't appropriate.

I Printed a 3D Sex Toy

Carlen Costa | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

I teamed up with Diply and Tech Alley of ISP Canada and we took sex-tech to a whole new level that neither of them thought was accessible. We 3D-printed a ribbed for your pleasure (as expected) blue dildo, and time lapsed the whole thing for your viewing entertainment -- because, that's what I do.

No, That's Not A Chew Toy

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Living

Dog toys and sex toys have a lot more in common than you think. In the video above by College Humor, a group of adults guess which toys have been m...

This Feminist Filmmaker Is Helping Change the Face of Porn

Carlen Costa | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

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.