Thursday, October 30, 2008
Check out my latest article Birthing Tips from the Experts on Pregnancy and Baby, and learn how to let a Doula help you to manage your birth, find an acupuncturist before your due date, and that episiotomies aren't as necessary as you might think.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Have you heard about the website inspot.org that has cornered the market for e-cards to let current or past sex partners know they should get tested for STDs? Hopefully, you won't need to send any...
Monday, October 13, 2008
Brides.com went through all this trouble to poll women online, and the women took the time to answer. The press release is below. What they forgot to address: Many couples don't even end up having sex on their wedding night!
Great 'Sex-pectations': Brides.com Survey Reveals Majority of New Brides Expect Better Sex After the Big 'I Do'
Over A Third Fantasize About A Different Partner When In Bed With Their Fiance
Nearly A Quarter Plan To Spice Up Their Wedding Night & Honeymoon With A Sex Toy
NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half (52%) of brides-to-be expect that their sex lives will improve after walking down the aisle, according to a new survey from Brides.com (www.brides.com), Conde Nast's premier destination bridal Web site. Before that walk, however, more than a third (37%) admit to fantasizing about "another man" when in bed with their fiance. A good number (76%) also say that their sex life has either simply stayed the same or worsened since they got engaged.
Poll results additionally indicate that new brides agree that the wedding night and honeymoon warrant something special in the boudoir. Nearly a quarter (24%) said that they plan on purchasing a sex toy for the occasion and an overwhelming majority (95%) plans on buying new lingerie.
In order to make the wedding night sex even more memorable, most brides (92%) plan to sleep in separate beds the evening before their nuptials, with many (42%) intending to halt sexual activity well before they head to the altar. Of those planning a bedroom hiatus, a majority (53%) expects to abstain for a month or longer.
In addition, there is a percentage for whom the wedding night will not require anything new to spice up the bedroom, with more than one in ten (11%) respondents stating that they want to say "I do" before having sex for the first time.
The poll results contained in this release are non-scientific and are based on questions posted on Brides.com from June 18 - 30, 2008. A total of 2206 women answered the online questions.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
A recent study by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm suggests a scientific basis for men's tendency to cheat. Their study found that men who carry one or two copies of a gene variant called “allele 334” were twice as likely to have had marital or relationship issues in the past year than those who don’t have the gene.
See what some experts have to say in an MSNBC article.
A few weeks ago, the maker's of Trojan condoms released the results of their third annual Trojan Sexual Health Report Card. The report card ranked more than 130 colleges and universities across the county. While the methodology is unclear--as to how many people participated in the ranking and what it actually takes for their school to be included, it's a good gauge of what's happening on campus.
I'm not sure why NYU isn't on the list and have inquired as to why. However, it's no surprise that the Catholic colleges and universities are among the least sexually healthy.
Click on the Report Card for more details.