Exploring sexuality tends to be a unique experience for everyone. Not only because each person has their own unique attractions and tastes but also because each person experiences sexuality differently. How to have an orgasm comes naturally to some people but it’s common for others to struggle. It is especially common for vulva people to have a harder time achieving orgasm. This can lead some people to think that there’s something wrong with them but that’s not true.
Does penis size make a difference? This is one of the most asked questions about sex. Cis-gendered men, in particular, tend to worry about this particular problem. Our society gives many examples of the idea of great size as the key to masculinity and sexual prowess. It’s in much of the marketing we see, stories that are told, and the butt of jokes. This subject causes a lot of anxiety for a lot of people. The question is… should it?
Ever heard of pansexuality? The term has gotten a lot more attention in recent years as more people have started to identify this way. Many people will trace the term gaining popularity with the start of different celebrities coming out as pansexual starting in 2015 but the term is actually a lot older than that. The word itself is rooted in Greek where “pan” translates to “all”. The term has actually been used for a long time and debated by the psychological and academic community since the early 1800s.
Do you have a hard time telling the difference between lust and love? It can be really easy to confuse the two. Our society is full of mixed messages about love and sexual attraction. The two concepts are often heavily interwoven. This has led many people to be confused about the nature of lust and love and think they are the same thing. We all make decisions about relationships and sexual activities based on what we feel as well as what we think and hope for those interactions.
Have you ever described yourself or someone else as “clean” when talking about sexual health? It’s really common for people to use this kind of terminology when what they really mean is that they don’t have any current sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Most people don’t think twice about using this kind of language but such terms actually contribute significantly to the stigma associated with STIs. It is part of the culture that shames people for their sexual health status and makes others afraid to get tested, communicate their status, or have open conversations about sexual health. Stigma can have a huge impact on a person’s feelings of self-worth, the spread of disease, and the marginalization of people.
It should be no surprise that effective communication is a key element of successful and rewarding relationships. Our talking skills also serve us very well in the bedroom. It helps improve our sex lives and the level of intimacy we experience with our partner. Frustratingly, good communications skills can be hard to come by. Not everyone has them or understands why they are so important.