Men’s Sexual Health

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Boston Teens Are Pushing For Better Sex-Ed

Sex-ed in public schools isn’t exactly all-inclusive. I hate to generalize, but I can speak for my own sex-ed experience in high school, which involved a health teacher in a nylon sweatsuit, a bunch of giggling acne-prone boys, and a wooden penis named Woody. Needless to say, I felt it was seriously lacking, and apparently I’m not the only one. Continue Reading →

Sperm Killing Laptops

A new study recently published in the journal Fertility and Sterility studied lap top usage in men and scrotal temperature. It found that even using a laptop for 10-15 minutes raised the temperature of men’s scrotums to an unsafe range for sperm production. Laptop pads placed between the man’s goods and the computer didn’t seem to have much of an effect either. Continue Reading →

Deconstructing Predatory Male Sexuality

So, that guy who was hitting on you in an unwanted way? Kinda creepy, right? Or not, as Clarisse Thorn would have it, in her post asking us to analyze the reasons for demonizing men who express their sexual needs. She asked us to think about what the word “creep” really means; why it’s such a terrible, stigmatizing act for a man to express his sexuality; and why it almost always comes across as predatory, or at best creepy or weird. Continue Reading →

Fat Boys, Sex And Twitter

I was browsing on Twitter the other day and stumbled upon something rather interesting that I thought I would share here. While skimming over my homepage, I came across a tweet from @OMGFactsSex (which is basically a Twitter page that posts interesting bits of uncommon, sexual knowledge numerous times throughout the day). The tweet read as followed: Continue Reading →

My Male Sex Ed Heroes

Recently, Susan Wilson wrote a blog post on Sex, Etc. lamenting the lack of male sex educators.  She cited societal pressures, gender norms, and basic discomfort with males and sexuality as the main reasons this disparity exists.  She shared a quote from an administrator who was concerned about male sex educators because they are “teaching to students who are potentially only three to four years younger than they are and in fact ‘datable’ outside of school.” Continue Reading →

Ever Wondered Why Penises Are Shaped The Way They Are?

No? Well, I hadn’t either, until a friend of mine emailed me this article from the Scientific American. According to the article and the research of evolutionary psychologist Gordon Gallup, there are a few reasons why the penis may be shaped like it is. I definitely recommend reading the full article, but in case you’re in a rush, here are a few highlights: Continue Reading →

The Easiest Chlamydia Test You’ll Ever Take

Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STI and in my work as a sex educator, I’ve heard a lot of myths and misconceptions about this little bacterium. For many of us born in the 1980s and 90s, STI education focused primarily on HIV – understandably so, since HIV is a much more serious infection. Chlamydia sometimes gets left out because it’s non-lethal, but a little extra knowledge can go a long way. Here’s a short quiz to test your chlamydia IQ: Continue Reading →

Sex Toy Review: The Aneros Prostate Toy

Wow, was I nervous when I got the Aneros in the mail.  First of all, it is one of the first sex toys I had ever had the pleasure of owning.  Second, not only was I going to use a prostate toy for the first time, I was also going to write about the experience and post it on the Internet.  Yikes! However, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to use and how comfortable I felt afterwards with the whole encounter.  I would recommend the Aneros to new and seasoned P-spot finders alike.  In terms of recent blockbusters, the experience with it was more “Inception” than “The Expendables” – it wasn’t as intense as expected, but left me thinking about it for many days after. Continue Reading →

I Can Get An STD HOW?

Since I first became interested in sexual health education and sexology, I’ve been subscribing to Felix Clairvoyant’s bi-weekly worldly sex digest, Eros World News. Every week, Felix posts an article, that is, according to his description, “educational, controversial, factual, questionable, humorous, totally hilarious, absurd, or enlightening so as to bring more awareness and hopefully get the conversation going”. This week, Felix posted an educational article on how easily STDs are transmitted. According to the author, Dr. Andrew Lange, STDs can absolutely be transmitted without sex. “Even grandma kissing you at Christmas might pass on cold sores (a herpes virus).” Continue Reading →