HPV Vaccine: Protecting Kids from Cervical Cancer

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.   You've probably heard a lot of reminders about the importance of pap smears.  You might know that cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women and that about 12,000 Americans are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually.  What you may not be hearing as much about is what parents can do to reduce that...
Read more

My First (and Second, and Third) Mammogram

This spring, I had my first screening mammogram.  I tweeted about it, and talked to people about it, and while it may not be a "sexy" topic to blog about, I learned it's something a lot of people have questions about.  I also realized that quite a few people I know are scared or intimidated at the idea of having...
Read more

Guide: Sex Toy Shopping on Etsy

Most everyone has heard of Etsy, the website where folks from all over world sell unique vintage and handmade products.  What many people don't know is that some of those crafters are making and selling sex toys.  You can find dildos that are truly one of a kind, toys beautifully crafted with loving care. Unfortunately, you can also find shoddy, dangerous junk...
Read more

PSA: That’s Not a Vagina

Quick quiz for all of you reading this...what's wrong with the following sentences?
  1. I got razor burn from shaving my vagina.
  2. My friend suggested that all of her bridesmaids bedazzle their vaginas for the wedding.
  3. I used new detergent to wash my underwear and now my vagina itches.
The answer?  All of the situations above apply to vulvas, not vaginas.  Somehow, the word "vagina" has...
Read more

Selfies, Shame and Safety: Thoughts on the iCloud Hack

This weekend, the news broke that Jennifer Lawrence and many other female celebrities had their iCloud accounts hacked.  Private nude photos were stolen and posted to various internet sites.  While the violation of their privacy was terrible, the reactions seen across social media, and in the comments on the news articles make matters worse.  There is a large population that believes women...
Read more

PSA: Regarding Those Funny Looking Dog Toys…

Since joining the blogging community, I've read a dozen or more stories of dogs defacing, mutilating or just plain gnawing sex toys to smithereens.  Apparently, silicone is as attractive to dogs as it is to many people. [caption id="attachment_928" align="aligncenter" width="325"]Sex toys and dogs... sometimes a bad combination. Sex toys and dogs... sometimes a...
Read more

My First Tantus Training Class!

Even before I started blogging, I'd been hearing about the great Tantus online classes taught by Ducky Doolittle.  I was thrilled to see that this month's class, ("Bigger, Better Orgasms for Her") was able to fit into my crazy schedule.  Of course, it required some creative juggling.  Wrapping up work on time was no problem, but joining the...
Read more