Jun 132008
 

Angelina Jolie from Entertainment Weekly

Photo: Entertainment Weekly

It’s time to talk about pregnant sex, and how to enjoy it! Heck, when a major movie star starts addressing it then I would be lax not to. Angelina Jolie (watch the site hits go up) was recently interviewed by Entertainment Weekly about a whole list of things, including the effect of her pregnancy on her and Brad’s sex life.

“I’ve heard people say it’s bad for the sex life.

No, I think it’s quite the opposite. It’s great for the sex life. It just makes you a lot more creative. So you have fun, and as a woman you’re just so round and full.” (quoted from this page)

Hmm…I’m round and full all of the time, but unlike the (very pregnant) Angelina I can tie my own shoes. I win!

more after the jump

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Jun 102008
 

condoms

photo: Lucrezia Magazine’s Article

Lucrezia Magazine recently offered a well written summary comparing latex condoms with non-latex condoms.  Non-latex condoms include skin condoms (aka sheep skin condoms or sheep gut condoms) and polyurethane condoms.  For those who don’t know, here is the 101 on condom materials. (click for the whole article)

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Jun 082008
 

//www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/0806_exclusive_pregnant_man.shtml

4 Weeks To Go!

Photo from News of the World

We’re at four weeks ’til the due date and counting! For those of you who somehow haven’t heard, Thomas Beatie is the world’s first pregnant man that we know of. He and his legal wife, Nancy, have been all over the news and talk shows discussing their pregnancy and family. Thomas has raised the issue of gender to a new level in the public eye by queering our long cherished definitions of appropriate gender and biological roles for men and women while living out his dreams and creating a happy, healthy family. Good work, Thomas & Nancy! So, how does something like this happen? Read more after the jump.

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Jun 062008
 

image: The Natural Contours Energie Kegel Exerciser

The National Partnership for Women and Families has posted a summary of recent findings on nonsurgical treatments for incontinence. They citte lots of good sources, including USA Today and the original NIH study. Basically, 1/5-1/3 of women have piddle problems, but the majority don’t seek treatment either out of shame or a lack of awareness. While surgery is pretty darned effective, it isn’t desirable or available for everyone. Women who pee a bit when they sneeze or cough have what’s called Stress Incontinence, and over half of them can fix up the problem by doing pelvic floor exercises, including Kegels! Yay Kegels! It’s even more effective when technology is used to allow women to watch their muscles working through a computer.

Although it wasn’t mentioned in the write up, Kegels also help with sexual pleasure, birthing, and orgasms. Plus, they’re a fun way to kill time in traffic jams on the way home from work. Men and women can do them, by the way. Although women don’t need to use aids for it, it can be helpful to consider purchasing a vaginal product designed to help you flex the correct muscles. Curious for more information? See the links below for more info, check us out a workshop, or go ahead and click the “communicate” link at the top to drop us a line.

NPWF Article

Original NIH Research Report

Victoria Vulva teaches how to do Kegels on YouTube

(I have one of those puppets, too, but I usually don’t have her talk when I teach Kegels…..)

Destin Gerek of EroticRockStar.com teaches the fellas how to do it and why via YouTube. Heck you can even work them along with him! Plus he is really friggin’ attractive…

(Be careful sitting on that lighter, Destin! Also, he keeps his clothes on but the language is not safe for most people’s jobs. Then again, is a talking vagina work-safe? Thank goodness both are a part of my job!)

The Mayo-Clinic’s Kegel How-To

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Jun 022008
 

Psst, come on over tonight. He knows and he’s cool with it, plus the kids miss you. We can all play Wii together!

Tilda Swinton

When I speak to university students I am often met with gasps of disbelief if I suggest that for a small (but very real) subculture, long term, romantic love isn’t limited to two people. Some undergrads blink with confused dismay, but I notice those few that are wide-eyed with envy, or perhaps recognition. Yes, I see you back there, staring at me over your crossword. Got your attention now, don’t I?

Every now and then someone sneaks over to me after a class or workshop and quietly peeps “Do you only work with singles and couples? I mean…do you know much about…other…relationships? Not swinging or cheating, but…bigger families…of adults?”

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