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Q&A: Vibrators

Each week, The CSPH answers questions that have been submitted anonymously through Formspring.  This week’s question is: I’m looking to invest in a good vibrator.  I’ve never owned one before.  Any suggestions? When searching for one’s first vibrator, there are a few things to keep in mind: Material: Opt for 100% silicone or hard plastic […]

Q&A: To Swallow or Not to Swallow

Each week, The CSPH answers questions asked on our site and through social media outlets like Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. This week’s questions are: How can I swallow semen without gagging? Gagging is triggered when your body thinks something is harmful and doesn’t belong inside your body. Semen has a very distinctive flavor and texture, […]

Q&A: Consent – Beyond No Means No

Each week, The CSPH answers questions asked on our site and through social media outlets like Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. This week, we’re talking about consent. You made a recent post about consent but I think it is obvious where consent has been given without “yes,” especially in a loving relationship. Also, are you saying […]

Q&A: Sex During Menstruation

Each week, The CSPH answers questions asked on our site and through social media outlets like Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. This week’s question is: How do I get period play into my sex life without freaking my partner out? Sex during menstruation has been a taboo subject for too long, perhaps because menstruation has always […]

Q&A: The ABCs of IUDs

Each week, The CSPH answers questions asked on our site and through social media outlets like Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. This week we address a question related to intrauterine devices (IUDs): I need some IUD advice. I got Mirena a month ago. Since then, I have been bleeding pretty frequently, sometimes a little heavier than […]

Q&A: Coping With Sexual Shame

Each week, The CSPH answers questions asked on our site and through social media outlets like Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. This week’s question is: What are good ways to cope with sexual shame? Shame is an emotion associated with the feeling that an action or thought is improper, best avoided, or concealed.  When people do […]

Q&A: HSV and HIV, Oh My!

Each week, The CSPH answers questions asked on our site and through social media outlets like Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. This week we address several short questions related to sexually-transmitted infections. I was diagnosed with HSV2 2 years ago. It was a huge shock and emotionally scarring. I have since developed anxiety and phobia about […]

Q&A: The Joys of Toys

Each week, The CSPH answers questions asked on our site and through social media outlets like Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. This week we address several short questions related to sex toys and pleasure enhancement: I’m a gender fluid female and my sexual identity is very strongly male. I want to experiment with strap ons, but […]