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circumcision blog sex with emilyThe world of medicine is certainly no stranger to debate. And when it comes to the topic of circumcision – it’s a next-level discussion.

With only about one in three guys around the globe having endured the cut for themselves, it’s amazing to think how “abnormal” an uncircumcised schlong can look in the eyes of so many. 

But is it really the enigma it’s chocked up to be? And furthermore, what does it mean for the bedroom?

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yarlap blog sex with emilyThere is a scene in Sex and the City where all four female lead characters sit around a breakfast table and talk about kegels. Samantha mentions she was even doing her kegels as they spoke. Back then it seemed like a cutting edge idea and all “hush hush.”

Cut to 2020: nearly everyone seems to know about kegel exercises. But there have been advances in our knowledge about why kegels are important.

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sex after baby blog sex with emilyNew parents, congratulations! Your dream has come true and you’re holding the baby of your dreams. But has the miracle of childbirth taken a miserable toll on your intimate relationship with your partner? You’re not alone.

Most people experience fear and anxiety when it comes to getting the ball rolling again in the bedroom department. Some lose interest completely, while others want to return to the way things were before the baby bliss, only to discover they have to adjust to a new normal. 

Are you newly pregnant, and worried about how things will be in the bedroom after the babe is born? Holding a newborn and can’t imagine anything going in where she just came out? Ready to romp but worried? Keep reading: We’ve got your quandaries covered.  Continue Reading

hormones blog sex with emilyHumans are complex. But it’s not our fault! Our bodies are a brew of complicated chemical messengers. These messengers are called hormones.

Hormones affect everything from our mental health to our skin’s appearance, metabolism, fertility, sleep habits to sex drive.

They come in complex combinations and fluctuate over the course of our lifetime.

Hormones play a huge role in your sexual health, especially when it comes to your libido. There will inevitably be hormonal highs and lows in your sex life. Let’s dive in. Continue Reading

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When faced with the news that you’ve contracted an STD, it’s totally understandable to get caught up in a tidal wave of emotions.

You might feel fear, shame, confusion, maybe regret. It’s a lot to process on top of whatever treatment you have ahead. There’s a lot of negative stigma often associated with the topic of STDs. We tend to hear a lot about how to prevent them, but not what to do when they actually happen. 

With almost 20 million new cases of STDs/STIs each year in the U.S. alone, it is a struggle that’s very real! Although for as difficult as the journey can be at times, going on to live a rewarding life – sex included – is still totally possible with the help of a few key tactics along the way. Continue Reading

sexual health blog sex with emilySeptember is Sexual Health Awareness Month, and we here at Sex With Emily have been celebrating all month long. 

The reason it gets a whole month is because we oftentimes don’t remember to prioritize our sexual health. We don’t know how to talk about it or improve it. So we need to normalize sex this month…without shame or blame.

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