February 9, 2012

Q&A: What’s Up With Online Dating Sites?

For-profit sites are businesses and so they certainly exist to turn a profit just like any other for-profit business.

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Question: Are on-line dating sites for hooking up to have sex real or something for people to make money?

They’re both. For-profit sites (for examples, sites that accept advertising money or that charge people to be members) are businesses and so they certainly exist to turn a profit just like any other for-profit business.

That said, they often do help people make connections for dating or sexual encounters.

That doesn’t mean that all of a site’s members will be successful in finding someone to date or have sex with, but the main sites that I know of do certainly help some people find others.

Next Question: Achieving Female Orgasm During Intercourse

I’m a 22-year-old female, and I’ve never had an orgasm during “standard” sex – only oral. I thought that maybe it was my first partner, but I wasn’t able to achieve it with my second partner either. Is this normal for women?

Read Dr. Debby Herbenick’s response.

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