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Sex LifeHacks for Parents

Sex LifeHacks for Parents

Recently, on the Grounded Parents backchannel, we got to discussing sex. And how much we have it. How parenting makes sex near impossible… and I happened to drop in, a little concerned that maybe I’m parenting wrong because I have a TON of sex. Average more than once a day… usually at least 2-3 times and sometimes with people who aren’t even my husband. Other bloggers stared at their email, mouths... »

Sexual Assault Awareness, an interview with Red My Lips Founder, Danielle Tansino

Sexual Assault Awareness, an interview with Red My Lips Founder, Danielle Tansino

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. And all month I will be participating in Red My Lips, a campaign against sexual violence. I learned about the campaign just a couple of days ago on Twitter. A friend of mine, Miranda Radik, posted on her blog about Portland State University’s “Stop Sexual Assault” campaign advising students on staying safe. I got angry and went on a social media rant about ... »

Doctors vs Orgasms

Doctors vs Orgasms

Doctors, hey, can I talk to you for a minute? As a patient? Because I think it’s time we had a chat. See, docs (is it okay if I call you “docs”? I’d like to think we’re all friends here.), I’ve been having some trouble with one of your own. I mean, overall she’s great, but on this one thing, not so much. In November, I walked into her office. “I’m depressed and anxious. November is always a hard m... »

Bad Chart Thursday: Valentine Edition

Bad Chart Thursday: Valentine Edition

It’s that time of year again, when writers across the Internet tell the romantic tale of two unlikely lovers coming together at last: Correlation and Causation. Over on The Normal Bar blog, these star-crossed lovers teach us all a few lessons about love. And by love, I mean sex. Because it turns out, they are pretty much the same thing. Which brings me to Lesson 1: If you are asexual or just... »

Is Sexual Orientation a Biological Sex Trait?

Is Sexual Orientation a Biological Sex Trait?

In a recent article on Neurologica, Steven Novella made the following claim: Biologically there are three aspects of sex – primary sexual characteristics (genitalia and reproductive organs) secondary sexual characteristics (distribution of hair and body fat), and sexual orientation. This is a claim I have encountered before, so I want to take this opportunity to debunk the notion that sexual orien... »

Another Sex/Gender Controversy

Another Sex/Gender Controversy

In a recent blog post, Gia Milinovich responds to some of the heat she’s received for a panel she chaired for SohoSkeptics on gender. Though I don’t doubt Gia is well intentioned, her post is unfortunately filled to the brim with many misconceptions about gender stemming from what appears to be an adherence to a biological essentialist understanding of sex/gender. This post is meant to bring atten... »

ICYMI: August 4 – August 10 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: August 4 – August 10 on the Skepchick Network

‘Sup. Monday, amirite? (I am right.) Fix those blues with a dose of Skepchick Network awesome. Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: UV Light vs Bacteria Xe’nedra shares here experiment with UV light. Suspension of Disbelief: Pacific Rim Lauren’s flatmate dragged her to Pacific Rim, and she’s glad he did. You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock Xe’nedra celebrates National Wom... »

The Problem with Sex-Positivity

The Problem with Sex-Positivity

In case you haven’t noticed yet, I am a feminist. Among the many other labels that I occasionally affix upon my person is “slut” (only in contexts where the word is recognized for its reclaimed value). I believe in full reproductive rights and agency, comprehensive sex ed, the valuing of sex for pleasure, the destigmatization and full legalization of all forms of sex work, and th... »

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