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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No Teen Sex Abroad!

Sometimes being a sexologist is difficult, especially when you have different opinions to those close to you. Even more so when these opinions are about young adults and sex. We live in a society where we try and prolong the age at which teens first have sex and want our sons and daughters to wait till they are “ready” (and past the age of 16). We see young adults engaging in sexual practices sometimes as a bad thing and this is where we do so much damage to their thoughts about sex. This is when we attach the shame and guilt. When will people learn – sex is not such a bad thing!   It is a bad thing however, when teens are sexually involved for the wrong reasons, and also without the right knowledge of how to protect themselves both physically and emotionally. This is something I will always…

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Masturbation! Most of us do it and if you don’t than you should! It is natural, normal and the first step to a great sex life. It is the way to work it all out. It is how to figure out what our bodies do. If you don’t know what gets you over the edge first than how can you tell someone else? You can’t get pregnant, or catch and STI and don’t need to get emotionally involved or hurt to do it. We don’t talk about masturbation enough. There is still such a stigma attached to it, that it is dirty, wrong or shameful. You will not go blind or go to hell nor will you go crazy if you do it. It relieves stress, pain, helps you get to sleep and helps you relax all in the stroke from a hand.   I was first sent the trailer…

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