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Best intercourse positions for avoiding back pain

I am 61 years old and still sexually active with my partner who has some back problems.  During intercourse he is usually on top but occasionally wants me to be on top. I try but it seems like it’s not a comfortable fit and I don’t have the flexibility in my spine.  So that only […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sexuality

Q: Dear Sex Educator, I am living with rheumatoid arthritis, and the pain and fatigue that I experience can make sexual intimacy difficult or impossible. Is there anything I can do to improve my sex life? __________________________________________________________________ Chronic pain and fatigue can make you feel like your sex life is over, but this does not […]

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Self Pleasuring for People with Penises and Prostates

Download a free PDF version of this brochure Self-pleasure, also known as masturbation, specifically refers to touching yourself sexually in a way that feels good.  There is no right way to masturbate, and as long as it doesn’t hurt, there’s no wrong way either.  You can do it alone, with a friend, or as part […]

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Self-pleasuring, but can’t have an orgasm

I am an 18-year-old woman and have been masturbating regularly since I was 14. I have been able to bring myself close to orgasm with fingers and then again with a vibrator, but I haven’t had an orgasm. I’ve tried using a massaging showerhead to stimulate myself, but nothing seems to work. Is there any […]

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Penile Erectile Dysfunction

My friend told me that he has complete erectile dysfunction, and feels as though his sex life is over. Is there something that he can do? Erectile dysfunction is a condition where a penis cannot get or maintain a hard enough erection for penetration. Due in part to cultural messages that suggest that sex equals […]

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How to choose Condoms and Barriers

Download a free PDF version of this brochure Condoms and other barriers (such as gloves and dams) allow people to explore their sexuality more safely. If you’ve decided to be sexual with someone else, then choosing the right barriers for your sexual play makes sense. Barriers don’t make you have sex—your choices do that. Barriers […]

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Vaginal atrophy, dryness, and lack of flexibility

I am postmenopausal – I have vaginal penetration issues that are severe, tearing and extreme dryness as well as progressive desensitization. I am looking for ways to renew vaginal tissue and increase elasticity. Where do I begin…massage vibrator? moisturizer? kegel exerciser? estriol creams? Begin with reading through the Vaginal Renewal program.