On June 3rd, a rape victim shared the harrowing story of her assault in an open letter to her rapist. In her statement, she revealed details of her treatment following the vicious attack, the additional trauma she experienced during the trial and her utter dismay at the judge’s light sentencing—The attacker was convicted of 3 felonies, but was only sentenced to a mere 6 months in a county jail.
This horrifying event brought many issues to light: The harmful effects of privilege in our justice system, the shameful treatment of assault victims and the ever-growing epidemic of sexual violence on college campuses. Continue Reading
Let’s be real– Everyone has a list of things they eventually hope to try in their sex life. One could even call it a sexual bucket list. This list can include anything from toys you want to play with to positions you want to try, even places where you’d like to get down and dirty. And while I’m pro-Carpe Diem and think having a sexual bucket list is about the coolest thing ever, my germaphobic instincts kick in when researching some of the things on my own list. Of course, having fun is important, but safety and health come first. It’s important to be aware of the risks being taken when having sex in places that may not be as clean or sanitary as your bed is. I’ve put together a list of locations I think should be blacklisted from sexy time .*Sigh* no matter how fun they may be. Continue Reading
At this point in our sex lives, we all know that getting down in the bedroom can actually benefit our health! And since it’s so beneficial, physically, emotionally, spiritually, why wouldn’t we want to make it the absolute best that it can be? Well that’s where science comes into play. See, there are researchers out there every day, asking questions, recording data and dedicating all of their scientific brainpower to answering one question: How can we make sex even better? Continue Reading
You’re probably all familiar with the good old tradition of a New Year’s kiss. It’s exciting, celebratory and everyone’s doing it…. Maybe it’s with your long term boo, or perhaps even the striking stranger to your left.
Regardless of where you’re celebrating the close of one year and the start of a fresh one, when the clock strikes midnight and the countdown turns to cheers, you’ll probably be surrounded by sloppy smooches. Are they the innocent kisses of jubilant partygoers or innocuously public displays of foreplay? After reading a recent study by dating site Miss Travel, we’re going with the latter. Continue Reading
When you hear about a strike in the news, you usually associate it with people marching in a circle with picket signs, boycotting a product or demanding better working conditions. Some strikes though, are not about what you are doing, but rather what you’re not doing. A south side Chicago woman is calling for a ‘sex strike,’ asking women and men to “maintain celibacy” in an attempt to curb gun and gang violence in the area. Continue Reading
Netflix and chilling… The two activities combined together are often associated with a lazy, relaxing night in, spent cozied up with blankets and junk food. Or, at least, they used to be. Now this term has taken on a meaning all it’s own and IT IS EVERYWHERE. Continue Reading
It’s no secret that online dating apps are all the rage, and now there are SO many to choose from. It’s easy to get overwhelmed or burnt out when the apps you’re using don’t work as well as you might have hoped. Daters will sign up for one or two, send some messages, plan and cancel a couple dates, then throw their hands up in the air and swear off ALL online dating, claiming that it doesn’t work and is a waste of time. Continue Reading
Ever wondered what the next generation of sexually active young adults are up to? What are they into? How are they getting busy? And most importantly, are they practicing safe sex?
You’re not the only one! The company that makes and manufactures Lifestyles and SKYN condoms conducted its annual sex survey for 2015, and this year they measured the bedroom habits and preferences of millennials. As this specific age group makes up 60% of the company’s buyer base, Lifestyles thought conducting the survey on millennials would provide insightful results. The results are both interesting and exciting, full of fun facts and promising information for the future, most notably in that females are quickly closing the orgasm gap like never before! You go, ladies.
It’s that time of the week again! To sum up what has been quite a busy week for the Sex With Emily team, we’ve got a Sex in the News Roundup to match. This week we’re sharing the scoop on the infamous Ashley Madison hack, a Darth Vader statue made entirely of sex toys, and very interesting results from some new sex-related surveys. Sit back, relax and enjoy!
Welcome back, lovers! Ready for your weekly dose of Sex in the News?
There’s been a lot of sexy updates this week to soak in. We’ve got super high strip club profits (who knew that food and nudity make sure a profitable pair?), boner-blocking boxers and virtual reality’s introduction into the porn industry, plus much more. Read on to get all the titillating details on the sexiest news stories from this week!