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Recent sex column round-ups

- In Velocity, check out my responses to a guy who was wondering whether he should get his booty-calling-ex a holiday gift and to a woman whose boyfriend wants her to grow her nails long so she can scratch his back (yes, in that way) – that Dec 31 column can be found on the Velocity web site

- Also in Velocity, last week’s column brought us questions from one reader who asked me for ways to re-ignite his relationship following a two-week dry spell and another reader who was bothered by her husband’s use of porn

- In Time Out Chicago, last week my weekly In&Out column heard from a male reader who wondered to what extent his penis size might be contributing to his seeming lack of luck in getting his exes to orgasm, an 18 year old female reader who experienced some bleeding after sex (well, technically after fingering) and was wondering about that, and a male reader who was looking for a way to speed up his girlfriend’s orgasm (the fact that he was spraying lidocaine on his penis in order to last longer was a challenging issue in and of itself – yikes! not a good idea, folks). – In this week’s Time Out Chicago, there are even more interesting questions from readers! Take, for example, the woman who asked how to improve her odds of orgasm given the religious guilt she experiences in regard to masturbation, another woman who wondered about whether it was safe for women to take birth control pills for years on end (and whether there was a pill for men), and a 30-ish guy whose fear of germs has kept him from having sex or getting into the relationship he very much wants. Read the column here. Continue Reading →

Indiana University and UPR Partnership in the News

I was leafing through my mail last week and it turns out that my colleagues and I are featured in our School’s alumni magazine, HPER Dimensions, at Indiana University, in relation to our partnership with colleagues at the University of Puerto Rico (you can read about our partnership here). That’s us in the picture above! I feel so fortunate to be at a School and university that are so supportive of sexual health research, and that value partnerships and collaborative research projects with others around the world. I’m always learning from my colleagues and mentors (pictured above). Update:
I realized, after looking at this photo again, that they photoshopped my cleavage out of the photo. Which is fine, but it now it looks as though the dress goes halfway down a completely flat and somewhat non-human chest. Continue Reading →