Category Archives: Sex

Looking for Love on Tinder

chadwick moore love in the time of tinderChadwick Moore’s article Love in the time of Tinder: What I Learned From a Month of Dates in Out Magazine’s “Love Issue” caught my eye.  With Valentine’s Day two weeks away I thought the article might be a downer for those hopeless romantics looking for love in the age of phone apps, but it made me laugh reading through his 21 Tinder dates in New York City.

Maybe the German word schniedrefreude applies here but for those who may be looking for love Moore’s article is certain to make you feel better, knowing all those awkward / painful dates are more the norm and less to do with you. 

kGoal strengthens a man’s penis

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The Secret Santa gift certain to be the talk of the office holiday party

This isn’t an article in the Onion or a SNL skit, although I seriously thought it was when I was emailed information about the kGoal Boost, a device designed to strengthen a man’s pelvic floor muscles. I have never heard of such a thing but apparently using the device can help increase a man’s strength and blood flow by the penis. Since many men obsess over such things Minna Life, the company behind the kGoal Boost, has launched a kickstarter campaign.

While this sounds a bit far fetched apparently there is some science behind it. The Mayo Clinic has activities men can do that don’t require buying the kGoal Boost, which you can read more about here.

Gay men and their racial preferences

 Matthew J. Dempsey, Wilson CruzLast month Actor / activist Wilson Cruz and Matthew Dempsey talked about the role race plays regarding attraction. Some say it’s a “preference” while others contend this is a racist smoke screen.

The quick discussion in their video below is something I broached back in 2014 in my blog post, Sexual racism: When does your preference become racist after reading an article written by Scott Roberts on the UK blog, GMFA. Watch the video and if you like read my past blog post then share with me your thoughts on this subject.

Thanks to Accidental Bear for making me aware of this Youtube post.

Sex Week at Harvard is coming Nov. 8-14, 2015

Harvard Sex WeekSexual Health Education & Advocacy throughout Harvard College otherwise known as SHEATH will be hosting the 2015 Fall Sex Week November 8 -14, 2015.

What is Sex Week you ask?  Sex Week at Harvard promotes a week of programming that is interdisciplinary, thought-provoking, scholastic, innovative and applicable to student experiences in order to promote a holistic understanding of sex and sexuality.

Discussions are free and open to the public.

Harvard Sex WeekFor more information, visit their website, www.hsexweek.org.

Nearly half of 18-24 year olds in Britain surveyed say they are not 100% heterosexual

sexual orientationEarlier this month approximately 1,600 people in Britain were asked by YouGov to plot themselves on a ‘sexuality scale’. Invented by Alfred Kinsey in the 1940s, the Kinsey scale plots individuals on a range of sexual dispositions from exclusively heterosexual at 0 through to exclusively homosexual at 6. Where the original study had a large number of methods for placing people, YouGov simply asked people to place themselves on the sexuality scale.  Below I’ve included some of the data points that I found most interesting.

  • 72% of the British public place themselves at the completely heterosexual end of the scale
  • 4% put themselves at the completely homosexual end of the scale
  • 19% say they are somewhere in between – classed as bisexual in varying degrees by Kinsey
  • 43% of 18-24 year-olds place themselves in the non-binary area
  • 7% of respondents over age 60 identified any degree of bisexuality

Thanks for the heads up from Joe My God’s blog about this interesting survey. I found this a quick and interesting read. You can read more about the survey and findings from the YouGov websiteYouGov

Quote of the day: Sex without love

cuddling in bedI had to laugh last month when I was reading a UK blog I enjoy perusing from time to time when I stumbled upon this quote, “Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go, it’s one of the best…”  

It is unclear to me if the blogger nabbed that from another of if that was their own words.  Regardless it made me laugh. I’m sure there are plenty who read this blog who would probably agree with his sentiments.

Saturday night video: Sex Ed

I first post this video about a year ago but had forgotten about it until someone had reminded me about it earlier this week so I thought I’d share it again.

This YouTube video of Julia Sweeney sharing her discussion about the birds and the bees with her eight-year-old daughter is absolutely hilarious.  This clip is completely safe for work; I actually teared up at one point from laughing so hard.