A lot of materials aimed at improving your sex life (including many of the Get Sex Smart podcast episodes) often focus on partnered sex. However, most of us have our first sexual experiences with ourselves. One of the most direct ways in which we can discover our bodies and sexual preferences is through masturbation. Unfortunately,

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Given the mythology surrounding virginity in our culture, it is not surprising that for many adult virgins (meaning people who are in their late 20s or older), losing their virginity ASAP is a BIG deal. The same can go for their sexual partners, who might feel pressure to make sure that that first experience is

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Whenever there’s talk about intimacy, physical attractiveness and beauty get mentioned as important factors for good sex. We are all taught what is considered attractive in our particular culture and what is not. This upbringing is hard to ignore. But, just how important are your looks when it comes to creating a fulfilling sex life? Are you doomed to be single forever if you don’t fit the perfect image of what is perceived as attractive?

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