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We Don’t Care Who’s On Top in New Zealand

I recently came across a marriage billboard that is currently in New Zealand, and really enjoyed it so I thought I’d share it here. The website I found it on (Pundit Kitchen) says that it is considered controversial there. Regardless, I think it is a well done ad, although one of the posters has already been torn down. The billboard reminds me of when a friend of mine got married (she identifies as female and got married to another woman), and countless people asked me who the bride was. They were both brides and if you’re wondering, yes, they both wore wedding dresses (and looked beautiful). Continue Reading →

A Drink to Help You Orgasm?

I’ve become so accustomed to the bombardment of flavored drinks claiming to heighten my daily performance that I usually pass them over…but something about the name “NeuroGasm” made me stop to pause. A friend of mine stumbled across the drink (now called NeuroPassion) in her campus store, and I just couldn’t help but blog about it!  Maybe it’s the fact that the label boasts the drink’s ability to “support the pleasure response,” or maybe it was just that the bottle is remarkably phallic, but I knew I had to do some deeper digging. So, here’s the lowdown on NeuroGasm! The drink is manufactured by NeuroDrinks, a company that claims to:

“offer consumers an alternative to products that perpetuate our self-medicating caffeine-dependent society. Designed to sustain and enhance your active lifestyle with natural ingredients, each beverage is packed with essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanicals at dosages backed by scientific research. Continue Reading →

Being Ironically Sexist Is Still Sexist

A lot of advertising is, no surprise, rather sexist and regressive when it comes to gender roles. But if the advertising demonstrates an awareness of sexist tropes, is it still sexist? This analysis on Youtube says yes, defining “retro sexism” as “Modern attitudes and behaviors that mimic or glorify sexist aspects of the past, often in an ironic way.” The TV ad examples may appear innocuous at first glance, but watching them add up is rather striking. Follow us on Twitter @mysexprofessor. Continue Reading →

Making Health Promotion Sexy

If my personal experience is any indication, there’s a good chance that the last time you saw a health promotion campaign on TV or on a billboard, it left a sour taste in your mouth. Too many campaigns seems to rely on fear, guilt, and shame to make their point. There’s a great deal of debate in the field of Public Health about fear-based health promotion. Some think a little fear goes a long way in motivating people to make healthy decisions, but others (like myself) think that there are other, better ways of teaching – especially when it comes to sexual health. Most people have enough anxiety around sex to begin with, and more fear doesn’t necessarily equal more conscientiousness. Continue Reading →

Dating Websites for Everyone

Interested in meeting new people? Tired of the singles bar scene? Dating Websites are a great way to find that special someone. The internet has become a popular way for men and women of all ages, sexual orientations and religions to meet each other.  Many sites have a dating sites directory so you can easily find a person who might share a similar interest whether that’s hiking, going to foodie restaurants, or having friends over for football and beer.   Check it out today! Disclosure: This post was provided by the team at DatingSites.org Continue Reading →

Use Dating Sites to Meet People

Free Dating Sites

Free dating sites are used by men and women all over the world to help find a good match for them. This is in addition to trying to meet people through friends, through work and at community events related to hobbies and interests. The internet is an increasingly popular way for men and women, regardless of their age, sexual orientation or religion, to meet each other. Singlesnet is one such free dating site to check out in your quest to find someone to date… or marry. Continue Reading →

Differences In Advertising Men’s And Women’s Sexual Enhancers

Think about the ads you’ve seen for Viagra. Then think about the ads you’ve seen for women’s sexual enhancers. Coming up blank? Perhaps that’s because ads for women’s sexual enhancers, ranging from “arousal oil” to sex toys, are frequently rejected by the mainstream media. Women’s sexual needs are still thought of as private, or, less charitably, best harnessed to service reproductive (heterosexual, monogamous) sex and properly domesticated motherhood. Continue Reading →

Contrasting European And American Attitudes Toward Sex

I’ve written before about how attitudes toward teen sex in the Netherlands differ from those in the U.S. Here’s a link to a visual analysis of the differences between Western European and American beliefs about sex. American media tends to construct sex as threatening and dangerous, whereas European ads reveal an acceptance of sex as natural and normal. Go check out the site and decide for yourself–the ads might arouse your, er, curiosity if nothing else. Follow us on Twitter @mysexprofessor. Follow Jeana, the author of this post, @foxyfolklorist. Continue Reading →

Confidential HIV and STD Testing

It’s no secret that most people prefer to keep their sex life just that, a secret. With the way STD TESTING and HIV TESTING are traditionally done, it can be almost impossible to do so. But did you know that you can get an STD TEST and HIV TEST done confidentially? Getstdtested.com allows you to get tested quickly and with no attachment to your medical records. Their on-staff physician can even prescribe treatment for a positive result. Keep your sex life private by visiting getstdtested.com today. Continue Reading →