In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term is sex vs. gender. As we near the end of Pride Month, I've spruced up this older post about terminology related to sex and gender. When I initially published it early last year, it got a few really… Continue reading What Is… Sex vs. Gender?
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?
Source: SUNO 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?
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.