Goodbye, Oakland. Hello, Seattle!

Goodbye, Oakland. Hello, Seattle!

After 23 years living in Oakland, the time has come for me to find a new home. My partner and I are going to be moving to Seattle by early August. This has been in the works for a while. In fact, the first time we talked about it was about 12 years ago. Elizabeth […]

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Pro-Voice: A New Approach to Abortion

Abortion is a difficult topic to talk about, and not just because the experience can stir up a lot of challenging emotions. It’s hard to talk about because the two main sides to the cultural arguments about it don’t have much common ground. The anti-abortion folks (I refuse to call the pro-life until I see […]

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Help! My Boyfriend Keeps Groping Me!

Here’s a question that showed up in my in box that I think will resonate with many of you: I have been dating my boyfriend for six months. I like him a lot. He likes to touch my breasts a lot, including when we’re not having sex or during foreplay — just casually, because he […]

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Why I Do Live Demo Workshops

I love teaching workshops about sex. There’s something about getting up in front of a group of people and talking with them about how to create passionate, powerful sexual experiences that makes me really happy. And as a sex educator, I’m always learning new ways to offer my audiences different ways to learn about pleasure. […]

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Q&A: Why Do People Do That?

Here’s a question I recently got: There are lots of things people do in bed that seem really aversive and painful to me. BDSM, anal sex, anal beads, fisting, etc. that, at the very least (to my vanilla background) seem like they should be aversive, scary, painful, etc. yet are preferred sexual behaviors by many. […]

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Luck Favors The Prepared: Why You Should Read The Ultimate Guide to Sex Over Fifty

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There’s an old saying that “luck favors the prepared.” It means that if you want to be ready to take advantage of the opportunities of that random chance offers, it helps to have things set up in advance. That kept coming to mind when I read The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Fifty: How to […]

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Some Thoughts About Secrets of the Sex Masters

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What would it be like to collect the wisdom of some of the best-known sex and relationship educators in one volume? That’s what Carl Frankel set out to do with Secrets of the Sex Masters. The book takes a different approach than many other guides. Each chapter was either written by someone known for their […]

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