Sexual Pleasure For Sale In Supermarkets

Yesterday in the Sun Herald, an article I had been waiting for appeared, but it shocked me with its new and quite controversial angle. I was expecting to find a review about the new Durex pleasure vibes being stocked in supermarkets and instead was greeted with an article title, “ Sex toys canned: woolies bites the bullet and dumps vibrators” What?   I was quoted in this article and do support Durex’s move to put these products into supermarkets, however I do agree that it is controversial and potentially risky.  What I don’t agree with is Woolworths being threaten with a boycott from a Christian group who are presenting information and reasoning that has flaws.     Roslyn Phillips, research officer with Christian advocacy group, Family Voice Australia (the same group that is against gay marriage, abortion and believes sex is only for a husband and wife) stated, “society is…

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Are We Demonising Condoms?

Gone are the days where flying was dangerous and sex was safe. You are now safer in a plane and more at risk between the sheets. I’m not trying to turn you off sex, but thanks to our bedroom life jackets – condoms, we can keep safe (or at least safer).   The sad news is the increase in STIs is climbing and condoms (or abstinence for some, but not me) are our best line of defence. The struggle I have as a Sexologist is normalising the use and purchase of condoms and making sure the adequate information is provided so people are aware how to use them correctly. But how can I do this if we keep demonising them?     I don’t quite remember the first time I saw a condom, but I do remember at a young age being introduced to the Condom Kingdom in Surfer Paradise…

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