This is mostly a rhetorical question for me, since I don't have kids and most likely never will, but how would you teach your kids about sex? My parents never gave me a sex talk. I first found out about sex from a book about the human body that my parents gave me that they … Continue reading What Would You Teach Your Kids About Sex?
When it comes to sexual interactions, it seems like the notion of consent should be pretty simple – yes means yes, no means no, easy peasy, right? Except obviously it's not that simple for a disturbingly large number of people, which begs the question how have we gotten it so wrong as a society that … Continue reading Why don’t more people understand consent?
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term: sex vs. gender While the terms sex and gender are often used interchangeably, they actually have distinct meanings. The distinction between the two was first proposed by a sexologist in the 1950s, and it is now recognized by … Continue reading What is… sex vs. gender?
While this may seem like a bit of an odd topic, it's something I've vaguely wondered about for a while. My line of thinking goes, if orgasms get the feel-good chemicals flowing, might that have any sort of benefit for depression? And especially for single folks like myself – could masturbation have any positive effect … Continue reading Master of my domain? A look at depression and masturbation
What do mental illness and sex have to do with each other? Quite a bit, actually, both in terms of the illness itself and the medications to treat it.