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Thank God It’s Friday: Rundown for Week of July 21, 2014

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Every Friday, The CSPH highlights stories, reports, and headlines from the worlds of sexuality, gender, sexual health and politics, sex geekery, and beyond. Read up on the week in sexuality with these links that made us laugh, blush, think, or scratch our chins—here’s the roundup! 1. No ENDA in Sight: Obama’s LGBT Order Provides More Protection for Fewer Workers (via Washington Post) The new … [Read more...]

Center Stage Sexual Aide: The Tenga Iroha Mini

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Every week, The CSPH takes a look at a sexual aid that can be just so helpful for some people, that it needs to be highlighted. This week we take a look at iroha mini by Tenga. Retailing for about $25 at most distributors, this little vibrator surely gives a good bang for your buck!   How Does It Work? A portable “palm-sized” vibrator that works underwater (up to 20” or 50cm beneath … [Read more...]

The Center For Sexual Pleasure And Health’s Summer Lovin’ Sweeps!

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Welcome to the Summer Lovin’ Sweeps, brought to you by the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health! We are closing out our summer by raffling off some very special, life-enhancing gifts. If you don’t live nearby, this is your chance to get involved with the CSPH, or just to win some fantastic prizes! This raffle is open to everyone in the United States (unfortunately not Canada, because of legal … [Read more...]

Thank God It’s Friday: Rundown for Week of July 14, 2014

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Every Friday, The CSPH highlights stories, reports, and headlines from the worlds of sexuality, gender, sexual health and politics, sex geekery, and beyond. Read up on the week in sexuality with these links that made us laugh, blush, think, or scratch our chins—here’s the roundup! 1. Truvada Whore: How the HIV-Prevention Drug is Changing Gay Sex (via NY Mag) The revolutionary drug is … [Read more...]

Center Stage Sexual Aid: Simply Slick Personal Lubricant

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Every week, The CSPH takes a look at a sexual aid that can be just so helpful for some people, that it needs to be highlighted. This week we take a look at Simply Slick Personal Lubricant by Simple Solutions, LLC! How Does It Work? Simply Slick Personal Lubricant is an oil-based lubricant designed to keep your sexual adventures, well, simply slick. Advertised as the first anti-microbial lube … [Read more...]

Does the ‘Extreme Male Brain Theory’ Of Autism Spectrum Disorder Extend to Sexuality and Gender?

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Every Saturday, The CSPH highlights news or recent research in the field of human sexuality. This week we’re looking at “Sexuality and Gender Role in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Control Study.” This study was featured in the January 2014 issue of the Public Library of Science and wanted to find out if the “Extreme Male Brain Theory” of cognitive function is consistent with gender and … [Read more...]

Thank God It’s Friday! Week of June 30, 2014

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Every Friday, The CSPH highlights stories, reports, and headlines from the worlds of sexuality, gender, sexual health and politics, sex geekery, and beyond. Read up on the week in sexuality with these links that made us laugh, blush, think, or scratch our chins—here’s the roundup! 1. Would You Like a Pregnancy Test with that Martini? (via LA Times) Alaskan bars are installing at-home … [Read more...]

AVN Supports The CSPH After BPR’s Public Shaming

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The CSPH was featured in an article by Adult Video News on July 1st, 2014. The article in the wake of BPR hosts Eagan and Braude public shaming of  baby boomers sex lives on their June 26th show.  "In the segment, Braude and Eagan proceeded to share their negative opinions of seniors' sexual health. Braude referred to it as an “always creepy subject,” and described centers such as the CSPH as … [Read more...]

Monday Reviews: The Origins of Sex

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Every Monday, The CSPH takes a look at a book or film focusing on an aspect of sexuality. This week we are featuring the book The Origins of Sex by Faramerz Dabhoiwala. The book’s title and tagline “A history of the first sexual revolution” are a bit of a misnomer since Dabhoiwala’s research is directed only at England’s sexual revolution from 1660-1800.  While this period marked the first … [Read more...]

Sexual Studies: “I Don’t Know What a Proper Woman Means” — What Women with Intellectual Disabilities Think About Sex, Sexuality, and Themselves

Every Saturday, The CSPH highlights news or recent research in the field of human sexuality. This week we’re looking at intellectual disabilities and sexual identity. The study, featured in issue 41 of the British Journal of Learning Disabilities, sought to find out what women with intellectual disabilities thought of their own sexuality, sex in general, and how they felt about … [Read more...]