This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Sexual TraumaIf your partner has had sexual trauma, what is the best way to support them? That’s what Ashley Manta tackles in this clip, starting with her own experience of not-so-supportive family members. She outlines more constructive strategies for giving partners what they need – [...]
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Sexual TraumaIn this clip Ashley Manta shares her own past experiences of being molested and raped. It is a disturbing and important testimonial because she also shares how she moved past it. Ashley talks about both the internal struggles and the external reclaiming of her [...]
This three-part series is an exercise in self-awareness that Graydancer and Poetic created in an unrehearsed shoot. This first part shows Gray talking bluntly about the parts of his body that he is sensitive about. Top to bottom he talks about what things make him feel unattractive and why. In part two Poetic does the [...]
Megan Andelloux introduces bacterial vaginosis during this seven-minute video. She defines “BV” and then discusses the two main causes as well as several additional causes. Megan describes the symptoms of BV (and chronic BV) as well as the medical treatment options. She also recommends concrete ways to prevent bacterial vaginosis.
“The mirror is a sneaky little fucker,” Ivy Miller tells us in this clip. She is talking about how we are often our own worst enemy when it comes to feeling sexy about our body’s. Ivy opens up about her own struggles with self-awareness of her body, and some of the ways she has managed [...]
Shay (with some enthusiastic manhandling help from Stefanos) explains what goes on with your body when your happy spanking, roughhousing, or just enthusiastic sex leads to contusions that mark the skin. She also shares the magic of RICE for curing what ails you, and encourages you to be careful but not stop the fun!
Anita Wagner completes her four-part series on sex addiction/compulsion with this four-minute video. She mostly discusses the role of the internet as it relates to sexual addiction and compulsion. Anita also suggests healthy personal and communal supports for anyone affected by sexual addiction and compulsion.
Anita Wagner continues her series on sex addiction and compulsion with this part-three, eight-minute video. In this video she provides a straightforward reflection on what it is like to be the partner of a sex addict/compulsive. Anita discusses the many ways that a partner may respond to the difficulties, and she suggests ways that may [...]
One of the hardest parts of dealing with sexually transmitted infections is telling your partner about it. Ashley Manta tells about the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of communicating this vital information with her partners. She also lays out a solid plan for a “script” that can help make it easier, along with [...]
Now that she’s covered so many useful terms, Ducky uses this clip to talk about one that’s just made up: Female Sexual Dysfunction. She explains how this phrase has been created by pharmaceutical companies as a way to market pills. Ducky, on the other hand, is with the rest of the experts here at PassionateU [...]
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Living with an STIIn this clip Ashley Manta talks more about her experience of contracting HSV-2 (genital herpes). She explains how it affected her sex life and dating life, and how it got better once she opened up about it. Refusing to accept the stigma [...]
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Living with an STIAshley Manta talks in this clip about the reality of living with a sexually transmitted infection. She briefly covers some very real statistics, but the focus of the series is about the feeling and process of dealing with being part of those [...]
Wondering if there’s any difference before and after a vasectomy in terms of how sex feels? Stefanos frankly goes over his own experience, with some additional feedback from his wife Shay. They talk about the physical changes (if any) including the way ejaculate may change. Stefanos also talks about what he’s heard from other men [...]
In this short clip Ducky answers a question she hears a lot: why is there sometimes a stabbing pain during intercourse? With the help of a diagram she explains how a strong thrust inside might be hitting the cervix during ovulation, and that can cause some discomfort. Of course she adds that the best way [...]
For many years Kim Airs, along with many other sex educators, has cautioned against the use of glycerine-based sexual lubricants. The thought was that glycerine was a sugar, and sugars cause all kinds of upset in the vagina. In this clip Kim lays out some science that might call that idea into question. What do [...]
In this clip, Shay gives advice on buying a bra that not only looks good but feels good – and usually the two go hand in hand. She explains why it’s worth it to go get professionally “sized” and how brands differ even when the numbers may be the same. Shay also talks about bra [...]
Stefanos shares what he went through when he had his vasectomy, from the initial consultation through the post-operative healing process. The actual operation took only a few minutes, but there were other things that he felt were very important to remember – such as ICE! and taking it easy for 48 hours afterwards. He also [...]
While there haven’t been clinical studies, there is a lot of anecdotal evidence of benefits from prostate massage. Dr. Charlie Glickman explains some of the reported good things that came from this practice. Of course you should always consult your personal physician if there are problems relating to your own health. Meanwhile, though, isn’t it [...]