Q&A: To Swallow or Not to Swallow

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Each week, The CSPH answers questions asked on our site and through social media outlets like Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. This week’s questions are: How can I swallow semen without gagging? Gagging is triggered when your body thinks something is harmful and doesn’t belong inside your body. Semen has a very distinctive flavor and texture, and many people have an immediate repulsive … [Read more...]

Q&A: Consent – Beyond No Means No

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Each week, The CSPH answers questions asked on our site and through social media outlets like Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. This week, we’re talking about consent. You made a recent post about consent but I think it is obvious where consent has been given without "yes," especially in a loving relationship. Also, are you saying you can never have sex while drunk? As much as we would like to … [Read more...]

Q&A: Sex During Menstruation

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Each week, The CSPH answers questions asked on our site and through social media outlets like Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. This week’s question is: How do I get period play into my sex life without freaking my partner out? Sex during menstruation has been a taboo subject for too long, perhaps because menstruation has always been perceived as private, mysterious, and undesirable. Most … [Read more...]

Q&A: The ABCs of IUDs

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Each week, The CSPH answers questions asked on our site and through social media outlets like Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. This week we address a question related to intrauterine devices (IUDs): I need some IUD advice. I got Mirena a month ago. Since then, I have been bleeding pretty frequently, sometimes a little heavier than a typical period. I have also had some cramping, but not much more … [Read more...]

Q&A: HSV and HIV, Oh My!

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Each week, The CSPH answers questions asked on our site and through social media outlets like Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. This week we address several short questions related to sexually-transmitted infections. I was diagnosed with HSV2 2 years ago. It was a huge shock and emotionally scarring. I have since developed anxiety and phobia about HIV. I've been tested 2x in the last 2 yrs, donate … [Read more...]

Q&A: The Joys of Toys

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Each week, The CSPH answers questions asked on our site and through social media outlets like Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. This week we address several short questions related to sex toys and pleasure enhancement: I'm a gender fluid female and my sexual identity is very strongly male. I want to experiment with strap ons, but is there a strap on that can simulate ejaculation? I know about STPs … [Read more...]

Q&A: Power Difference in Relationships

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Each week, The CSPH answers questions asked on our site and through social media outlets like Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. This week’s question is: In a relationship in which there is a power difference due to age, money, size, with all going in the same direction, how is it possible to reduce the power difference? Power difference is often a source of contention in intimate relationships; … [Read more...]

Q&A: Learning to Be Sexually Dominant

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Each week, The CSPH answers questions submitted on our site and through social media outlets like Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. This week’s question is: How can I get comfortable being dominant for/with my gf? If there’s one thing the 50 Shades of Grey craze has shown us, it’s that many people have fantasies about domination and submission (D/s).  Of course, teasing out one’s fantasies … [Read more...]

Q&A: Prescription Buzzkillers?

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Each week, The CSPH answers questions asked on our site and through social media outlets like Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. This week’s question is: Why is it so hard to come when taking painkillers like Lortab or Tramadol? Lortab and Tramadol are synthetic opioids that work their magic by suppressing the central nervous system receptors (norepinephrine and ų-opioid) responsible for both … [Read more...]

Q&A: Being in the Moment

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Each week, The CSPH answers questions asked on our site and through social media outlets like Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. This week’s question is: I'm a male and sometimes I find it difficult to orgasm during sex. I often fantasize about other sexual encounters, or "highlight reel," while having sex with my wife. Sometimes I'm not even thinking of her. I very much love my wife, and I'd … [Read more...]