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Q & A: Does A Gap In My Pill Schedule Really Matter?

Have you told your sexual partner(s) that you are no longer taking birth control pills and thus could become pregnant? These are important conversations to have so that your sexual partner(s) are fully informed about the risks that they are taking.

Can we talk about pain?

Q & A: Is There A Connection Between Early Molestation And Sexual Pain?

A sex therapist can help you think through your current experiences of sexuality. How do you feel about yourself as a sexual person these days? If you haven’t talked with your partner about painful sex, what’s keeping you from doing so?

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Q & A: Will I Outgrow Premature Ejaculation?

Premature Ejaculation is particularly common among young men who are relatively new to sex. It can take time to become familiar with one’s own sexual response. Men and women both need time to understand how their body responds to sexual arousal and how they experience orgasm. Most men are able to find ways to delay ejaculation or to come to peace with understanding that this is just how their body works (and doesn’t necessarily need to be changed).

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Q & A: I Feel Like Such A Liar!

Q: I wasn’t educated about sexuality until freshman year of high school. I didn’t know girls could like girls, but I came to the conclusion that I was bi sophomore year. I tried coming out to my mom recently, now that I am in college, but she dismissed it, saying I hadn’t showed any signs of being gay as a child and thus it was just a phase. This completely screwed me over mentally because it was already so difficult to go through the questioning process. My family is super conservative and Christian.

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Q & A: How Dry Can Sex Get, With A Condom?

Not adding lubricant won’t affect condom use for most people. In part, this is because condom manufacturers generally add lubricant to most condoms anyway. A small amount of lubricant on the condom can help sex to feel more comfortable and pleasurable, and may also help to reduce the risk of condom breakage.

Can we talk about pain?

Q & A: Are We Doomed To A Sexless Marriage?

There is not necessarily a specific time frame during which intercourse must occur, but if there is a lack of sex between the married couple and if this bothers the couple, then it may be considered an unconsummated marriage that would benefit from support and/or counseling.

Is this something to worry about?

Q & A: What’s A Normal Load For An Older Man?

Cigarette smoking may be associated with lower semen volume. The length of time in between ejaculations may be associated with greater semen volume. However, these are relatively small differences. Some men notice changes to their semen volume based on sleep and even exercise,

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Q & A: What Do I Do About Major Pre-Cum Fluid?

Some men are able to make peace with the fact that this is just how their body works. When they’re in a relationship, they let their partner know that too. Other men choose to seek medical treatment. A urologist may be the kind of doctor most likely to be familiar with ways of treating this issue.

What does it mean?

So You Want to Study Sexuality…

As our semester here at Indiana University (IU) comes to a close, my students often share how much they have enjoyed taking a class in human sexuality and they ask what other courses they can take. We’re fortunate at IU as there are classes in sex and gender in a number of departments, so one cannot possibly be comprehensive (especially as new classes pop up from time to time), but here is roughly what I share with them:

In the School of Public Health (SPH), we offer a minor in Human Sexuality and list, on the linked page, a number of our course offerings. In addition to classes about sexuality that I teach, faculty such as Drs. Brian Dodge, William Yarber, Sherwood-Laughlin, Reece, and Eastman-Mueller have – for many years – been teaching sexuality-related classes in the SPH. Dr. Sherwood-Laughlin leads a particularly well-regarded course about teaching methods related to sexuality education. I also encourage students to explore departments and faculty all around campus.