Current Issues in Sexuality

Is It Playtime? Sex Toys

My husband and I recently popped into a lingerie/sex paraphernalia shop and looked around. I have never in my life seen so many breast representations and phallic symbols in one place. Some of the items were indeed clever — although when I would actually serve penis-shaped pasta is a mystery to me. (And does that …

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Trimming the Hedges

I have never waxed anything.  Probably because I’m a chicken. Thankfully, my eyebrows have never grown together into a cartoon-villainish unibrow and I don’t have UFH – “unwanted facial hair” (as if any woman wants facial hair).  But the knowledge that sexy celebrities wax not only their faces but private areas always gave me the …

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Prince Ideal vs. Prince Real

When I read the Twilight series (yes, I read all four books – including the long passages of Bella pining away incessantly for Edward), it seemed that we were setting up our teenage girls for incredibly unrealistic expectations.  Here was Edward, perfect Prince Charming, with only a little paleness and a couple of fangs as …

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Sex Is Like Rose-Colored Glasses

There are plenty of reasons why sex should remain within marriage.  Sure, there are the traditional arguments of unwed pregnancy, STDs, and getting a “reputation” (whatever that means these days).  I agree that those are problems, but relational impact is a more persuasive argument. For instance, here’s something I’ve noticed:  Love is blind. Okay, I’m …

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