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Promiscuity.

5 Apr

I keep hearing this song by Ani Difranco on the radio and have been wanting to say something profound about it. We’ll see how this goes.

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This is not porn.

18 Aug

It is educational.

But it is about penises and it’s NSFW.

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Guest Post: Vaginismus

20 Jul

This is a guest-post from a reader of MMP addressing the not-uncommon but not-often discussed subject of Vaginismus. We hope you find it as informative and thoughtful as we did. ~The MMP Sister Wives

I grew up in the church, had my first boyfriend at age 21, and married at age 26.  I guess you could say I was a “late bloomer,” but I was well educated about sex by the time I got married.  I was forced to educate myself because I had been diagnosed with something called vaginismus, a condition which causes painful intercourse.  Though this condition is not terribly rare, I found that few people understood it and few resources about sex even mentioned it–often, when it WAS mentioned, it perpetuated unfair stereotypes about the women who suffer from it.  It was very isolating, but having a name for what I was going through was also liberating and comforting.  Continue reading

Know His Body: The Penis

7 Jul

Okay, ladies. I wrote about knowing our parts here. It’s time we get to know his- and while the whole body is an erogenous zone, for the sake of this post, I’m just giving a primer on the penis. Remember, a healthy sexual appetite is a natural and beautiful thing. There is no reason to be embarrassed, and there is certainly no excuse for being ignorant. Sex is about not only the uniting of our spirits, but the uniting of our bodies- and if you’re afraid to touch, look at or really know the intimate parts of your lover, you’re missing out.

From conversations I’ve had around my kitchen table, it surprises me how many heterosexual women lack curiosity about the penis. My more conservative, shy friends would blush and say nothing, while my more forward friends might make a crack about how funny looking or even ugly they are. Some women don’t even want to look at a penis. It’s time to stop, ladies. Continue reading

The Great Wall of Vagina

29 Jun

It’s not what you think. Continue reading

Know Your Body

7 Jun

 A healthy sexual appetite is a natural and beautiful thing. Unfortunately, one of the unintended consequences of belonging to a faith and culture that puts a premium on chastity before marriage is a lack of comfort with and a confusion over our own bodies. As I said in my first post, virtue does not equal ignorance, yet too often in practice, we equate practical, real knowledge of our sexual bodies with embarrassment and impurity. This is wrong. It must stop.

Knowledge of your sexual body is vital. Awareness of how any other part of our body works and needs to be taken care of is simply common sense- yet many women have a hard time even saying the word “vagina”- let alone naming the beautiful parts contained within.

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Female Orgasm by the Numbers

5 Jun

As an adjunct to elizaR’s post “finding my clitoris,” the infographic below the break has been going around for months. I first saw it on Twitter, and was astounded. Why? Because these are not numbers representative of LDS women. These are numbers representative of American women. In my opinion, when we’re discussing the church and sexuality, I think it’s necessary to think outside our culture of mis and disinformation and consider that we aren’t the only ones with the problem. I don’t know whether that’s good or bad.

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