As conversations about consent continue to become more commonplace, more and more people are looking at sexual consent in new ways that they never have before. Consent is about more than just desire. We are constantly analyzing a number of factors, even subconsciously, to determine what our consent will be. Our answers may change based on the specifics of the situation or the person or people involved. Sometimes we consent to things and find out extra information after. This can be upsetting if we feel that information would have changed our choice before the activity. Being able to make an informed decision is an important piece of the consent process.
It's fairly common knowledge that the testicles produce millions of sperm every day, but how much do you know beyond that? Sperm are not produced and ejaculated later that same day. There is a bit more to the process before those little guys are even able to swim, let alone be part of the ejaculation. Every sperm has a lifespan and a goal to complete. Millions of sperm may be produced, but few live to fulfill their genetic purpose. How do they grow? What happens to them if they don't come in contact with an egg?
A sexual assault is a devastating and life-changing negative experience for almost everyone it happens to. It is a huge violation of a person. One of the hardest things about a sexual assault is that once the assault itself is over, the majority of victims continue to be re-traumatized by the world around them. People may not believe that the assault occurred. There are often many statements or accusations that blame the victim for being unable to prevent the assault from occurring. In many cases, victims continue to feel helpless, unheard, and isolated. Their reports may not be taken seriously by the medical or justice systems either. Many victims feel that they have nowhere to turn for support or help.
There are plenty of sexual orientations out there. There is no one or right way to be. Your sexual orientation is a very personal thing and you are going to be the best expert to decide what works for you. As we open up and talk more about sexuality and how it fits in our lives, more language and ideas have emerged to describe how people feel. Asexuality is a term that emerged in biology in the early 1800s to describe plant life. It has always been used to describe a lack of sexual need, desire or attraction. The term today is used by many to describe their sexual orientation.
Ever wonder… what is sex? We live in a society that is saturated with references and euphemisms for sexual activity. It’s everywhere, and is present in most areas of our lives. Sex is on the brain for lots of people, and not just men.