The Other Sex Talk

I've never had the "sex talk" that all people – both parents and children – seem to dread. I'm not a parent and when I was a child I received my technical understanding of reproduction from a health class film, which left a lot to the imagination, and the book Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask, which filled in a lot of gaps that the health film skipped right over. (The film referred to a menstrual period as "the weeping of a disappointed uterus." Ick.)...more

Reduction Methods for Yeast-Prone People

Guys, fungus just ain’t any fun for anyone. And yes, yeast is highly contagious (even if you have a penis)....more

Cold Sore vs. Canker Sore

Did you know there’s a difference between canker sores and cold sores? I sure didn’t! I’ve been using them interchangeably for years, but they really, truly are not the same thing. ...more

Did you just say Herpes?!

My friends and I went out together all the time. Friends would be more friends, who we'd also go out with. There was an excellent mix to pick from. One in particular, Steve was gorgeous, toned, tattoed, and could make a crack in a wall smile.  ...more

Dirty Sex

Hello #BlogLovers,If you're following me on Twitter, you know that I’ve been spreading this term around .Sex.It’s what I do for a living.NO. Get your mind out of the gutter! I talk about it for a living and obviously a hobby: sex education that is.Believe it or not, in real life I don’t open up about my private matters; and it even took time for me to come around and tell my best friend about Jon* and what happened during the break up....more

Women and Herpes

Women at Higher...more

Health Myths That Keep Us From Health: UTIs, Yeast Infections, STDs, TSS

Recently a friend told me her back was hurting and she couldn’t get comfortable.  Along with that, she said she just wasn’t feeling that well.  She told another friend who suggested that she see a chiropractor that happened to be very helpful to her when she hurt her back.   STOP!!  When asking her about her symptoms, I found that her back pain was in her flank area (mid or side back over the kidneys) and with a history of bladder infections, it sounded to me like it had evolved into a kidney infection.  I strongly recommended that she see her health care profe...more
Hi Elaine, Thank you for sharing your helpful health information. I am curious to know what you ...more

New Laws: You May Have to Watch Your Favorite Porn Stars Using Condoms

Pornography is a huge industry in this country. Primarily based in the San Fernando Valley in California, porn movies make far more money annually than Hollywood or made-for-TV movies.  The supply of porn (either online, on DVDs or pay-per-view television) is huge because the demand is huge.  Despite the controversy that the topic of porn brings, the fact remains that Americans are huge consumers of porn and their appetite is growing. Porn generally is “bareback” – meaning no condoms are used....more

Women Who Plan to Have Lots of Sex May Be Breaking the Law

On January 7, Alex DiBranco reported at's Women's rights blog that carrying too many condoms and hanging out with another person can get a woman arrested for prostitution in DC. On January, 11, she noted that this insanity is official policy in New York and San Francisco, too. She followed up the next day with the DC Metropolitan Police Department response. ...more

I just read the premisse of your post to my boyfriend who raised his eyebrows and then asked ...more

Got STDs?

Hi Maryanne,I'm having some very painful times right now, due to not following your really great advice in your workshop…I wondered if I could ask you something? I'm having a bit of an ethical dilemma....more