Love Your Body Week: Pleasurable Sex

Love Your Body Week: Pleasurable Sex

Too often, discussions about sex have to do with partnered sex. Despite many physical and psychological benefits, masturbation, particularly female masturbation, is heavily stigmatized. But why? We know that masturbation has real health benefits, it’s fun, and it can also improve partnered sex experiences. Our culture does not prioritize female pleasure, and tends to view…

Book Review: Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex

Book Review: Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex

I just finished reading Amy T. Schalet’s 2011 book Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex (University of Chicago Press), winner of the Healthy Teen Network’s Carol Mendez Cassell Award for Excellence in Sexuality Education and the American Sociological Association’s Children and Youth Section’s 2012 Distinguished Scholarly Research Award. It’s a…