In the News
We applied the understanding of the science of sexual pleasure that brought you the top-selling We-Vibe II to three new products that raise the bar in their categories.
Vaginal tightening creams, which are also often marketed as “virginity” creams, rely on the fear that if a woman has had “too much” sex (how much is too much exactly?) or has had one or more babies that her vagina gets stretched out and therefore is not as pleasurable for her partner during intercourse. This is basically poppycock, but I’ll get to that in a minute.
Vaginal tightening creams, at best, feed on fears and insecurities that continue a culture of shame around sexuality and women’s bodies. At worst they can cause infections and allergic reactions.
By Garnet Joyce for My Sex Professor
In a study that was published a few years ago, researchers found that sexual variety – specifically, engaging in several sex acts – was linked with women’s reports of orgasm. Intrigued by this finding, we wanted to explore it in our own recent nationally representative study of sexual behavior among Americans ages 14 to 94, the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior (NSSHB).
Debby Herbenick for Men’s Health blog
Leonore Tiefer, PhD, founder of The New View Campaign and author of Sex is Not a Natural Act and Other Essays, recommends reading Sonia Corrêa, Rosalind Petchesky, and Richard Parker’s Sexuality, Health and Human Rights:
By Sarah Burnette for Kinsey Confidential
Boehringer Ingelheim has decided to discontinue development of its investigational compound flibanserin for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women in the face of opposition from regulators.
By, Kevin Grogan, World News on Pharmatimes.com
Good video report about how young people don’t realize the consequences of posting their sexual exploits on the internet until it’s too late.
Josey Vogels’s latest blog on Yahoo.com talks about what parents can do to reconnect after kids.
The 118-page report, released this morning in a special issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, features research about the sexual activity and behaviors of nearly 6,000 adults and adolescents ages 14 to 94.
Dr. Trina and Scott discuss the newest Canadian legislation looking to strike down the current prostitution laws.