Fortunately, there is no truth to the rumors that masturbation causes one to get sick, go blind, grow hair on their hands, or age very quickly. It is common for teenagers and adults to masturbate, whether they are male or female, and there is nothing about masturbating that would cause you to look much older than you are.
There has been only a little research related to what some call “foot fetishes” and though it is quite clear that people have linked feet into their sex play for centuries, it is unclear what it is that drives some people to experience such intense arousal or eroticism when they see, touch or lick another person’s feet.
There is nothing necessarily “wrong” with people for wanting to be in an open relationship just as there is nothing necessarily “wrong” with people for wanting to be in a monogamous relationship. They are simply different relationship preferences, each with their own challenges and advantages.
This semester I’m a discussion leader for a Human Sexuality class, and yesterday we had a GLBT panel discussion. One of the questions some of the students were curious about pertained to “gaydar”, or how to tell if a person is gay or straight just by looking at them.
Sometimes in the realm of HIV &AIDS education and prevention, we get a chance to celebrate some victories. This week marks the 15th year of the existence of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP) at Indiana University. RCAP began operations on March 1, 1994 with the goal of promoting HIV/STD prevention in rural America.
I am down in New Orleans (NOLA for short) celebrating the end of the carnival season, or Mardi Gras, with my extended family. We’ve gone to quite a few parades, done our fair share of indulging in adult beverages (for those of us over 21; we keep it legal, kids), and filled trunks of our road-tired cars with beads and throws.
As many of you know, this week marks Mardi Gras and its notorious celebrations in New Orleans. When you think about Mardi Gras, what comes to mind? If you’re like many people, images of floats, big crowds of people, drinking and beads may come to mind. And those beads, as you know, often come with a price.