Does porn benefit society? Over the years we've read a lot about the ills of pornography but the world doesn't seem to be falling apart any faster than it was before the internet came along. What's the latest thinking on this? [more inside]
I'm obsessed with sex. I think about it constantly. How can I make it stop? [more inside]
I'm a straight, white, upper middle class male. I'm aware that this automatically means I generally have an easier time than people with a different sexuality/race/class/gender. That said, I'm probably unaware of what these benefits are. What does this 'privileged' status do for me that I don't even notice? [more inside]
The type of guy I like to spend time with isn't the type I like to have sex with. What now? Probably NSFW! [more inside]
After a long time in a lesbian relationship, I'm coming to the realization that I think I'm straight. I don't want to leave my wife (I really love her), but I can't stop thinking about men. Please help me figure this out. Sexually explicit details inside. NSFW [more inside]
How to deal when family thinks you're in the closet? [more inside]
How does a gay man go about dating women? [more inside]
What are some good books/essays/articles about human sexuality, sexual and romantic relationships, and sexual or otherwise affection-entangled activity - with an emphasis on the theoretical? I'm thinking more along the lines of Judith Butler than The Joy of Sex - so suggestions should be at least vaguely academic. (Things like Leaves of Grass count as vaguely academic). [more inside]
I feel my libido is too high. How can I normalize it healthily and deal with it? [more inside]
Help me sort out my feelings about the relationship I’m in because I just can’t seem to figure it out. (long and complicated - sorry!) [more inside]
Is there any way to stay on SNRIs but restore libido? Possibly TMI about sex life inside, quite possibly NSFW. [more inside]
Where can I find therapy which will allow me to understand / cope with / overcome a fetish? [more inside]
So it turns out my kid brother might be a furry. Is this normal? [more inside]
Parents of children or young adults with developmental disabilities: how have you dealt with sexuality issues? [more inside]
What is the evolutionary relevance of PMS?
It is a good thing where I work that I identify as gay. Very good. Recently however, I have fallen (madly) for a hetero... This would be somewhat of an issue of at my gay workplace and I'd like some good ole MeFi advice (MI) [more inside]
I'm a girl of 24 and I broke up with my boyfriend of 4 years in october to be with a woman. Confused!!!
This is very complicated so get comfortable....I'm a girl of 24 and I broke up with my boyfriend of 4 years in october to be with a woman. [more inside]
I am confused about my sexuality. [more inside]
How best to overcome impotence? I feel really horrible about myself right now. [more inside]
I'm writing an article for a friend's zine about fictional media portrayal of adolescent and pre-adolescent sexuality - looking for examples and sources [more inside]
Should I tell my long-term girlfriend (I'm male) that I have had sex with men in the past? [more inside]
Help me, if you will, loosen the ferociously tangled knot of my sexual orientation. [more inside]
Neither my boyfriend nor I have a particularly high libido, and we make love once every few weeks or so. We've discovered, though, that we really enjoy watching good movies that are also....well....hot. And I do mean good films -- not porn -- that also are sexual. (Sex & Lucia, Shortbus, etc.) We enjoy watching a film, find it arousing, and then we have great sex! I'm curious what other films are out there that tell a good story....have strong character development....and are sexy. Any recommendations?
I am curious about how some people manage to approach nudity without the social connotations of vulnerability, sexuality, and invasiveness.
I am curious about how some people manage to approach nudity without the social connotations of vulnerability, sexuality, and invasiveness. [more inside]
Is he gay like me? Will it work out? The messy process of coming out ... [more inside]
SexualityFilter: I was raised as a strict religious conservative, but have realized that's just not me and I am starting over. I'd like to learn a lot more about myself, sexually. What tips and books do you have to help give a 23 year old woman sexual knowledge and confidence? [more inside]
My partner loves going down on me. She loves kissing me once or twice, briefly sucking me like a lollipop, and is uneasy about doing anything more, which ends up being frustrating for both of us. [more inside]
Why don't I like to be touched on certain parts of my body? I'm a 38 year old male, and for as long as I can remember, there are places on my body I don't like to be touched. Some of them make sense, given certain events in my past, but most of them not so much. To explain... [more inside]
My 20 year old son came out to my wife and I this morning. I want to support him and understand his lifestyle and decisions better. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
how does it feel to have your period? [more inside]
What percentage of male-to-female transsexuals are lesbian in their sexual orientation after their transitions?
What percentage of male-to-female transsexuals are lesbians after their transitions? [more inside]
What are the best sex blogs? I'm interested in reading humorous, insightful, or just interesting writing about sex. [more inside]
For the last 5 years (age 18-23), I've identified myself as a gay man. Came out to my friends and family and was living okay. Now, for the last year, I've basically come to realize I'm not gay. I've lost all attraction to men and I kinda fell for a woman. I haven't talked to anyone about it (including "her"), and am now realizing I need to come out (er, again). Any ideas how to handle it with my friends, family, and "her"? I'd obviously like to minimize the humiliation, anger, hurt, etc.
For most people, physical attraction is visual. So how do Blind people become attracted to someone in the absence of visual stimuli? [more inside]
What are some good books or other materials for a woman to learn about female sexual health and how to love her body? [more inside]
I'm currently dating a wonderful woman who has cystic fibrosis. I've been making an effort to be as informed as possible about the disease, so I can understand and/or accomodate any special needs that she might have. What do I need to know that I won't learn from the medical websites? Of extra importance is sexuality - are there any implications of the disease in the sexual arena? Thanks!
Have any MeFites had experience dating someone of the opposite sex after previously only being attracted to members of the same sex? [more inside]
Help me help my less experienced fella in bed. [more inside]
Wow. My sexuality is really messed up. [more inside]
FetishFilter: can a person overcome a dangerous or detrimental sexual fetish? or any fetish for that matter?
Is it possible to move up and down the continuum of human sexuality? That is, can gays turn straighter or straights turn gayer? And how would you go about doing it? [more inside]
So my girlfriend got the dreaded phone call last night... [more inside]
[book/other media recommendations]: I'm researching the sexualization of children, found in abusive situations as well as in less obvious contexts like child beauty pageants. Has there been a particular book/movie/situation that most eloquently laid out this topic for you? [more inside]
I've been happily (well, to various degrees) living my life as a lesbian (mostly of the soft-butch/butch) variety for many years. I think I might be genderqueer. Now what? [more inside]
I have a chronically un-confident friend. I would like to find him a self-help book to teach him how to have more self-esteem. [more inside]
[SexFilter] After much bruising, my boyfriend and I would like to try again. [more inside]
can a man be voluptuous? [more inside]
Having long rolled my eyes at the debate over whether homosexuality is a choice, can I get an explanation of this argument from someone? [more inside]
Where can I find kinky like minded people in Portland online? mi [more inside]
I am a man with a sexual problem. It's probably the opposite of what you think. Details inside, NSFW or kids. [more inside]