Linda Hatch has had a long career in clinical psychology including teaching, research, student counseling, child psychology and crisis intervention. In addition she worked for many years through the court system evaluating sex offenders, sexually violent predators and mentally ill offenders. In recent years her work has been in the field of trauma and addiction.
There are probably plenty of things going through your mind if you are contemplating having sex for the first time. You may be wondering if your body will change or whether it will hurt. Read on to get answers to the questions you might be wondering about before first-time sex.
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You've heard all about the benefits of having sex —it can improve your health, help you sleep and, obviously, strengthen your relationship. And the best way to have more sex is to ask for it. But for some women, that's easier said than done.
Communication is necessary throughout a relationship, from the very beginning to the very end. No matter how long you and your partner have been together, you will need to keep communicating about your sexual expectations, desires and needs, as you will both change and grow over your lifetime and as the relationship changes. When a relationship is new, we may be nervous to share intimate sexual details because we want this new person to like us.
But how often do we hear the nitty-gritty of how we can actually better understand our deepest desires and most embarrassing questions? Bustle has enlisted Vanessa Marin, a licensed sex psychotherapist based in San Francisco, to help us out with the details. No gender, sexual orientation, or question is off limits, and all questions remain anonymous.
There's a common misconception that talking to kids about sex at a younger age will encourage them to start having sex earlier in life. But new research finds there's little truth behind this worry and suggests that when it comes to teaching your kids about sex, the younger, the better. In a new study published in the JAMA Pediatrics journal, researchers sought to understand how parental involvement in kids' sex ed affected actual sexual health outcomes.
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Foreplay isn't just one of the stepping stones to sex, it's absolutely necessary for good sex. In fact, once you stop thinking of sex as this linear activityyou open yourself up for a world of foreplay-heavy activity that might even be better than sex. But how do you keep things new and exciting?