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Consensual Text has moved.

September 25, 2009


CONSENSUAL TEXT HAS RELOCATED!


There’s a lot more fun stuff
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Midweek-Green Porno Name

September 22, 2009
Isabella Rossellini in Green Porno

Isabella Rossellini's Green Porno name is Randi Redhind!

Even porn is going green. Several weeks ago, we featured Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno from the Sundance Channel. These entertaining short films put an unconventional twist on the reproductive lives of marine animals–educationally accurate and ridiculously hilarious, Isabella Rossellini makes dragonfly and barnacle sex seem steamy.

They have added a new feature to their website: Get Your Green Porno Name.

“Ms. Thorax” and “Butterfly Angelwing” remind you to post your name here!

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Week 56-How should I present a fetish to my partner?

September 18, 2009

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By definition, “Sexual fetishism, or erotic fetishism, is the sexual arousal brought on by any object, situation or body part not conventionally viewed as being sexual in nature.”

There are a wide range of fetishes people experience.  You may like being tied up, for example, and someone else may be turned on by feet.  Fetishes vary from person to person.

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If you want to share a fetish with your partner, wait until you know them well enough.  Asking someone on a first date to tie you up in leather and whip you could leave them running for the hills.

Once you feel comfortable enough with your partner, choose a time to talk and be as honest as possible.  Let your partner know how and why this fetish turns you on.

Ask your partner to include the fetish in your sex play—when and if they feel ready.

You should be aware your partner may be apprehensive to this idea at first, especially if this is the first time he/she has ever dated someone with a fetish. Be patient and non-defensive during this time.

Although there are lots of myths about them, fetishes can be safe, enhance sexual experiences, and be enjoyed by both partners.  Like any other sexual activity, it must always be consensual, mutual and respectful.

Planned Parenthood of northern New England’s Education Department carefully selects all weekly questions. All questions are actual inquiries made to PPNNE by college-aged students.

Should you have a question you would like to see included, please send an email to goddess@ppnne.org

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Midweek Bizarre Birth Control Methods

September 14, 2009

beaverWe had featured crocodile dung as birth control in the past, thinking it couldn’t be topped. Then along comes Momversation, and gives us beaver testicle tea and a comprehensive list of the 9 Most Bizarre Birth Control Methods. Blocks of wood, soda douches….this list really takes the cake for unusual (and mostly ineffective) means of preventing pregnancy.  

For contraception that is reliable (and that you don’t have to catch in the wild or commission from a carpener), we suggest you make an appointment.  Happy Monday!

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Week 55-Why do women’s nipples vary in appearance?

September 11, 2009

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Women have many different types of breasts and nipples.  Nipples can vary in colour, shape and size,  mostly determined by genetics.

The average size of a woman’s nipple is 3/8 of an inch or 10mm. The skin of a woman’s nipples are rich with nerve endings that are easily stimulated. When stimulated the nerves send a message to the muscle around the nipple and causes the muscle to become erect.

Nipples can change temporarily when women are aroused during sex.  They can get hard and erect and are sensitive to touch, air, sexual thoughts, images, and words.  Some people call this change a nipple hard-on. When sexually aroused, nipple erection is accompanied by lubrication – helping the body prepare for sexual activity. 

Nipple erection can also change with temperature – like a tactile response to cold. This can sometimes be embarrassing, but it can also just be fun.

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Should you have a question you would like to see included, please send an email to goddess@ppnne.org

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Week 54-What are the complications of anal sex?

September 4, 2009

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A few months back, one of our readers wanted to know how common anal sex was. Turns out 40% of men and 35% of women between the ages of 15 and 44 engage in heterosexual anal sex.   But to answer this week’s question, we will focus on the more risky aspects of engaging in anal sex.

What exactly are the complications associated with this sexual act?

It is easy to tear the tissue in the anal canal and rectum.  The lining of the anal canal is thin and has no natural lubrication.  Adding friction to the mix makes tearing possible. If there is enough force, the sphincter muscle can also tear. Go slowly and pay attention to how it feels. Stop when you feel it’s too uncomfortable.

 Spread of STIs and HIV.  Because the lining of the anus tears easily, it offers an easy path for bacteria and viruses to enter blood stream.  To avoid the spread of STIs and HIV, always use a condom.

The deeper you go, the more likely the tear.  The inner third of the rectum is less sensitive, meaning you could tear tissue and not even know it right away.  If you have prolonged pain after having anal sex, definitely go see your doctor.

Sex toys can be hard to retrieve.  Certain toys can be hard to reach after anal sex, and in some instances, need to be surgically removed. “Sorry, I can’t come into work today because I have to get a sex toy removed,” is NOT something you ever want to utter to your boss.  Make sure you’re using equipment specifically designed for anal sex.  You’ll want toys with flared ends which will prevent the toy from moving up into the rectum.

Beware of bacteria.  Bacteria from your anus can often negatively affect the healthy environment of your vagina.   If you choose to have both vaginal and anal sex, use a new condom when moving from one locale to the other.

The Bottom Line.  Anal sex always involves fecal matter, no matter what you do to prevent it.  Always wash well before and after anal sex .  Use a condom, use gloves.  Don’t let a little fecal matter affect your health.

 Tips

  • Take it slow
  •  Pay attention to how it’s feeling
  • Stop when and if you feel uncomfortable.
  • Have fun

Planned Parenthood of northern New England’s Education Department carefully selects all weekly questions. All questions are actual inquiries made to PPNNE by college-aged students.

Should you have a question you would like to see included, please send an email to goddess@ppnne.org

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Week 53-What is the best sexual position for a woman to reach orgasm?

August 28, 2009


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The simple answer to this question is there is no one sexual position guaranteed to make a woman climax (wouldn’t it be great if there was!).  Everyone’s body is different. A position that rocks one woman’s world, may leave another woman feeling completely unfulfilled.

Different positions may bring new sensations to your sex life. Consider comfort, positions that allow lots of movement, penetration and stimulation, and the time you have to have sex.

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Dolls, courtesy of http://sexuality.about.com/

Here are some positions to consider:

 

Woman on Top- This position is prime for clitoral stimulation and g-spot stimulation.  Try leaning your torso forward, arching your back and keeping your clitoris near the base of your partner’s penis.  Being on top can also assist in g-spot orgasm.  Try leaning back on your hands or sitting for this type of stimulation.

Woman Sitting – This position allows for more g-spot stimulation

Missionary Position – Sure, this is a more conventional position, but it allows for physical closeness. Also, mixing things up a bit can be very rewarding.   Try changing the movement of your or your partners’ hips for deeper penetration, the height of your hips for angles that can lead to new sensations.  Your man can also close his legs once inside of you to increase clitoral stimulation.

Doggy Style – This position is great for g-spot orgasm.  Try lowering your shoulders and arching your back to alter the angle of penetration and ultimately stimulate the g-spot.

Side-by-Side – If long sessions really help you to orgasm, then this is the position for you.  Side-by-side limits motion and can make sex last longer.   You can face each other or spoon. Adjusting your body can create many different angles to stimulate the clitoris or g-spot.

If these seem complicated, this site offers a how-to with wooden dolls.

Other tips:

Get out of your old routine.  Have sex outside of the bedroom, for example. This can be very exciting and can ultimately assist in reaching orgasm.

Use your hands whenever you can.

Be comfortable. Before you try out any of these positions, you need to feel comfortable with both your partner and your own body.  Take some time to discuss what each of you find enjoyable. Then explore the possibilities and have fun!

Planned Parenthood of northern New England’s Education Department carefully selects all weekly questions. All questions are actual inquiries made to PPNNE by college-aged students.

Should you have a question you would like to see included, please send an email to goddess@ppnne.org

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