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Betty Dodson with Carlin Ross

  • Is It True Some Women Just Can't Orgasm?
    Dear Dr. Betty,I am 22 years old and I'm not sure I've ever had an orgasm.I'm originally from Eastern Europe, and had a religious upbringing. I remember being a preteen and asking my mother what sex was like, and she replied "not fun". I always fel…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 8:47am -
  • Female Sexuality Focus Group

    Female Sexuality Focus Group

    Video:  As we head into our 1st Bodysex retreat, thought I'd repost this clip originally posted June 2014. 
    - 7 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 8:42am -
  • Bodysex is More Relevant with Each Passing Day

    Bodysex is More Relevant with Each Passing Day

    BA12.jpg Aside from watching our President manhandle the first lady of France while telling her "she's in good shape", we experienced two major events this week:A one-trillion ton ice berg bro…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 9:19am -
  • I Don't Understand Why I Don't Like Being Touched
    Hi Dr. Betty,I feel a bit abnormal for admitting this, but I have never liked being touched. Massages, pedicures, etc. are fine, but I don’t like hugs or kisses, even from my husband. When he touches me I stiffen up and feel very uncomfortable. In…
    - 14 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 9:37am -
  • My Favorite Crotch Shot from National Bikini Day

    My Favorite Crotch Shot from National Bikini Day

    42184F4000000578-4672532-Amy_Schumer-a-42_1499365814851.jpg God damn it, I love this woman.  In honor of #nationalbikiniday, Amy Schumer published this crotch shot to her Instagram page.  Wh…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 5:31pm -
  • Happy Independent Orgasm Day for All Women Everywhere

    Happy Independent Orgasm Day for All Women Everywhere

    24.Betty_Divorced1967.jpg We had talked about it for several weeks, but still, it was intimidating to actually pull it off. Several big elements in my life had occurred that year; my seven year…
    - 22 days ago, 4 Jul 17, 9:09am -
  • How to Have Multiple Orgasms

    How to Have Multiple Orgasms

    Video:  Originally posted June 2010.  85,000 views, 170 likes & 7 dislikes.
    - 26 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 8:26am -
  • Am I Less of a Woman Because Penetration is Painful?
    Dear Betty,I'm 17 years old and I'm now in a committed relationship (of 2 years) to where I feel ready and comfortable enough to engage in sexual activities and I am dying to take it to the next level, penetration! I was super excited to try this wi…
    - 27 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 9:10am -
  • Pleasure is the Real Power
    Knowing that this past weekend's workshop would be our last shifted something in a very important way - both for us and the women in the circle. If I had to choose one word to describe the weekend, it would be reverance. I felt a heaviness heading…
    - 28 days ago, 28 Jun 17, 4:23pm -
  • Smal Penises & DDs

    Smal Penises & DDs

    Video:  This video was originally posted March 2010.  120,000 views - 249 likes - 19 dislikes
    - 33 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 7:24am -

Curve Magazine (Web Edition)

Glamour: All Sex, Love & Life

San Francisco Chronicle: Union Sq'd

  • Couple from different cultures find love is a common ground
    Couple from different cultures find love is a common groundWomen who are sports fans in Iran have limited options as to what sports they can see live — they’re banned from attending soccer games, for example, since the fans can get unruly.Lal…
    - 3 Aug 16, 9:05pm -
  • Couple’s ultimate adventure: Love & marriage
    The next time you’re at a Giants game and Tony Bennett’s “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” comes on, you might notice a young couple dancing.“We always stay and dance at the end of the game,” says Cameron McDonald, referring to the hab…
    - 23 Jun 16, 5:00pm -
  • Berkeley Running Club brings couple together
    Berkeley Running Club brings couple togetherBoth Nikki Snowhite and Robert Hart joined the Berkeley Running Club for the obvious reasons: to run.A marathon runner, she immediately joined the club to seek out new places to run.[...] 33 and an en…
    - 13 Apr 16, 3:39pm -
  • Artistic collaboration led the way to love
    On their first date in March 2012, Robert Trujillo and Joy Liu were at the New Parish in Oakland seeing jazz pianist Robert Glasper, when his band did a cover of Floetry’s “Say Yes.”The Oakland couple had already been friends and artistic col…
    - 2 Mar 16, 5:00pm -
  • An ‘Amazing Race’ down the aisle for cinematic couple
    An ‘Amazing Race’ down the aisle for cinematic couple When you create a “Mission Impossible”-style video called Operation: Save the Date that goes viral — featuring you coming out of the ocean in wetsuits, only to strip them off to reveal…
    - 30 Dec 15, 8:00pm -
  • Love comes to the office for S.F. workers
    There are plenty of ways to meet a mate, but let’s not forget about the good old office romance.Defne Altan and Cameron Crowe (not the Hollywood film director) met over a cubicle in an office building in downtown San Francisco in the fall of 2010…
    - 3 Dec 15, 8:00pm -
  • Romance language led to love for French-U.S. couple
    Romance language led to love for French-U.S. coupleThe two were gathered with a large group of international friends, and clearly some didn’t understand the significance — or the importance — of watching a Super Bowl game with respect.Chasa…
    - 22 Oct 15, 10:00pm -
  • Food & wine industry serves up an unexpected romance
    Food & wine industry serves up an unexpected romance[...] when the two met, at a workplace training, Katherine, now 30, had zero thoughts of romance.Soon after, the two found themselves in a group of co-workers at a birthday party.When Katherin…
    - 8 Oct 15, 10:00pm -
  • The rabbi & the singer unite in song and love
    “I’ve never had the experience where someone you meet online looks exponentially better than his picture,” Anthony laughs.People use photos from before Prohibition; you show up and there’s the Crypt-Keeper.What began as a month-long cross…
    - 24 Sep 15, 10:00pm -
  • A toast to love
    Alan Kropf, a sommelier and director of education at Anchor Distilling Company, was undaunted by the notion of crafting a beverage metaphor about his new bride: “If Ashley were a beverage, she’d be a bottle of vintage Champagne: bubbly and brigh…
    - 10 Sep 15, 10:00pm -
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In The Lights PR
In The Lights PR
In The Lights PR

The Good Men Project

  • newTraveling with my Wife: Europe, Good Friends, and Coffee

    Traveling with my Wife: Europe, Good Friends, and Coffee

    Europeans have discovered the secret of great conversation, and it is found in their cafes.The post Traveling with my Wife: Europe, Good Friends, and Coffee appeared first on The Good Men Project.
    - 48 mins ago, 26 Jul 17, 2:00pm -
  • newStop Trying To Fix Your Partner’s Feelings

    Stop Trying To Fix Your Partner’s Feelings

    Want to improve your relationship? Try empathy, not fixing.The post Stop Trying To Fix Your Partner’s Feelings appeared first on The Good Men Project.
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 1:00pm -
  • newWe Want Men to Talk About Sexism

    We Want Men to Talk About Sexism

    We worry that the reason guys won't talk about sexism is because they are told they are talking about it the wrong way. We need MORE men, not less.The post We Want Men to Talk About Sexism appeared first on The Good Men Project.
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 12:30pm -
  • newCharter for Compassion Elevates the Voices of Partners to Move Closer to UN Sustainability Goals

    Charter for Compassion Elevates the Voices of Partners to Move Closer to UN Sustainability Goals

    The more conversations we are having, the more pragmatic practices we can provide that promote compassion and understanding.The post Charter for Compassion Elevates the Voices of Partners to Move Closer to UN Sustainability Goals appeared first on T…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 12:00pm -
  • newThe New ‘Ducktales’ Cast and Crew Landed at D23

    The New ‘Ducktales’ Cast and Crew Landed at D23

    The D23 ‘Ducktales’ Panel revealed much about this new showI am a huge Ducktales fan. The original cartoon had a rocking theme song, great characters and took viewers on all kinds of adventures. Now a new Ducktales is being made, and it looks lik…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 11:30am -
  • newSummer Depression: Experiencing SAD in Sunny Months

    Summer Depression: Experiencing SAD in Sunny Months

    It’s not just a winter malady. These tips may help, and seek advice as well.The post Summer Depression: Experiencing SAD in Sunny Months appeared first on The Good Men Project.
    - 4 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • newSocial Media: What is for ME and What is for the World?

    Social Media: What is for ME and What is for the World?

    Are we sharing to be seen doing it, to provide entertainment for some kind of faux-captive audience?The post Social Media: What is for ME and What is for the World? appeared first on The Good Men Project.
    - 4 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 10:30am -
  • newMarriage Can be Deadly for Friendships

    Marriage Can be Deadly for Friendships

    But it doesn't HAVE to be. The post Marriage Can be Deadly for Friendships appeared first on The Good Men Project.
    - 5 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • newEngland Marks Half Century Decriminalizing Male Same-Sex Expression

    England Marks Half Century Decriminalizing Male Same-Sex Expression

    Warren Blumenfeld explores the history of sexual condemnation. The post England Marks Half Century Decriminalizing Male Same-Sex Expression appeared first on The Good Men Project.
    - 5 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 9:30am -
  • newIf it’s a Good Way to Live

    If it’s a Good Way to Live

    Lessons in EntrepreneurshipThe post If it’s a Good Way to Live appeared first on The Good Men Project.
    - 6 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 9:00am -

The Psychology of Human Sexuality

  • newHow Many People Have "Unusual" Sexual Desires?

    How Many People Have "Unusual" Sexual Desires?

    Psychologists and psychiatrists use the term paraphilia to refer to an unusual sexual interest. More specifically, paraphilias are recurrent desires for uncommon sexual objects or activities. Although hundreds of desires have been described as pa…
    - 5 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • 5 Ways Women Can Orgasm That Don’t Involve Sexual Activity

    5 Ways Women Can Orgasm That Don’t Involve Sexual Activity

    Women don’t need to have sex in order to reach orgasm. In fact, they don’t necessarily even need any genital stimulation at all. Here are five ways women can experience what scientists call “non-genital” orgasms.1. Some women can literall…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Is It Possible to "Undo" a Circumcision? Here's What We Know About Foreskin Restoration

    Is It Possible to "Undo" a Circumcision? Here's What We Know About Foreskin Restoration

    A reader asked the following question:"If you've been circumcised, is there any way to get your foreskin back?"Some circumcised men lament the removal of their foreskin, wishing to be "uncircumcised." This has led to the emergence of several pro…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Are Sex Researchers More Sexually Active Than Everyone Else?

    Are Sex Researchers More Sexually Active Than Everyone Else?

    When you study sex for a living, people have a tendency to think that you really love sex—and that you must be having it all the time, too! In other words, people often assume that you’re doing “mesearch” instead of research.But is that…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Disability Desires: People Who are Aroused by the Idea of Becoming Physically Disabled

    Disability Desires: People Who are Aroused by the Idea of Becoming Physically Disabled

    Paraphilia is the term psychologists and psychiatrists use to refer to any unusual sexual interest. It’s important to note that an unusual interest is not necessarily harmful and it's not necessarily a sign that the person who has it is mentally…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • 5 Fascinating Things Americans’ Google Searches Have Taught Us About Sex

    5 Fascinating Things Americans’ Google Searches Have Taught Us About Sex

    Google Trends has quickly become one of the favorite research tools of sex scientists. Why? In part, because not everyone is willing to participate in sex studies and, among those who are, we know they don’t always answer survey questions honest…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • People Are More Willing To Have Sex With Bisexuals Than Have Relationships With Them

    People Are More Willing To Have Sex With Bisexuals Than Have Relationships With Them

    Bisexual people, both male and female, tend to be stereotyped negatively. For example, they are often seen as sexually confused, secretly gay, highly promiscuous, and incapable of monogamy. These negative views of bisexuals are held not just by…
    - 14 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • The Season of Sex: Why Sexual Activity Peaks in the Summer

    The Season of Sex: Why Sexual Activity Peaks in the Summer

    In the animal kingdom, there are some species that only mate seasonally. They do it just a few times per year, coinciding with their fertile periods. Humans, by contrast, are what scientists call "continuous breeders," meaning they are able to mat…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Three Sexual Fantasies That Are More Common Than You Think

    Three Sexual Fantasies That Are More Common Than You Think

    Paraphilia is a very general term used by psychologists to refer to any kind of unusual sexual interest. The number of desires that have been deemed paraphilic has grown substantially over the years to the point where hundreds of things have now b…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Americans’ Support for Same-Sex Marriage is at an All-Time High—Even Among Republicans

    Americans’ Support for Same-Sex Marriage is at an All-Time High—Even Among Republicans

    Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic change in support for same-sex marriage in the United States. Consider this: in 2007, the Pew Research Center conducted a national poll, which found that just 37% of Americans were in favor, while 54…
    - 21 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 10:00am -

WebMD: The Art of Relationships

  • Improve Your Relationship with This Essential Skill

    Improve Your Relationship with This Essential Skill

    By Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD Relationships can be complicated; and the skills that make them successful are, likewise, sometimes complicated. An extremely important skill that illustrates this is mentalizing. This psychological term refers to the abi…
    - 9 Jan 13, 10:13am -
  • Stop and Say Thank You

    Stop and Say Thank You

    By Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD Articles about nurturing healthy relationships often focus on giving – the need to be thoughtful and do nice things for your partner. However, there is another extremely important part of relationships – receiving. Fo…
    - 2 Jan 13, 11:53am -
  • Limits of Good Cheer and a Positive Outlook

    Limits of Good Cheer and a Positive Outlook

    By Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD As you know, this is the season of smiles and giving and being cheerful. But there are situations when all of this positivity can actually work against you and your relationship – during any time of year. This is especi…
    - 26 Dec 12, 6:25am -
  • Sharing the Pain

    Sharing the Pain

    By Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD There are times when we are healed by sharing the pain, and clearly, the recent Newtown, Connecticut tragedy is one of those times. As I listen to the news, I can hear how it connects with people on so many levels that th…
    - 19 Dec 12, 1:00am -
  • Just Saying… You are Special

    Just Saying… You are Special

    By Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD You – yes, you, the person reading this – are special. No, I’m not just being nice. I mean it. I was recently sitting with patients and a relatively common thought for me became almost palpable: Each one of them wou…
    - 12 Dec 12, 3:09am -
  • Toss Your Unfaithful Thoughts in the Garbage

    Toss Your Unfaithful Thoughts in the Garbage

    By Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD I just read about an interesting study (Brinol, Gasco, Petty, and Horcajo) that will be published in the journal Psychological Science. Subjects in their study were directed to write down what they liked or didn’t like…
    - 5 Dec 12, 1:00am -
  • Relationship Problems: When To Let Them Go

    Relationship Problems: When To Let Them Go


    - 28 Nov 12, 1:00am -
  • Being Thankful Beyond Thanksgiving

    Being Thankful Beyond Thanksgiving

    By Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD So much to do, so little time. You check off things on your to-do list (or, if you’re like me, your many lists) – and move on to the new issues at hand. While this approach to your day might help you efficiently accom…
    - 21 Nov 12, 1:00am -
  • Finding Inner Strength Through Relationship Struggles

    Finding Inner Strength Through Relationship Struggles

    By Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. – Reinhold Niebhur Although you may know this best as the Serenity Prayer a…
    - 14 Nov 12, 1:00am -
  • Surviving the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

    Surviving the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

    By Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD Although we braced ourselves for Hurricane Sandy, her effects have been devastating. Many continue to deal with devastation to land and property, injury and deaths, and loss of power – experiences that people struggle w…
    - 6 Nov 12, 1:00am -

YourTango

  • newThe Crazy Way Men Can Have Multiple Orgasms EVERY Time (Without Ejaculating!)

    The Crazy Way Men Can Have Multiple Orgasms EVERY Time (Without Ejaculating!)

    Photo: weheartitWhile you're probably used to having one orgasm at a time, there is such thing as having multiple male orgasms without actually ejaculating. For people who want to learn how men can have multiple orgasms, it all starts with con…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 12:45pm -
  • new6 Reasons Guys Love Having Sex With Their Ex

    6 Reasons Guys Love Having Sex With Their Ex

    Photo:  WeHeartItGetting over a breakup? Then chances are good you're not totally over your ex yet. But as tempting as having sex with an ex might seem, there are some really good reasons why you shouldn't do it, ever. Why should you avoid ex…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 12:33pm -
  • newHow Guys Really Feel About Your Sex Toys

    How Guys Really Feel About Your Sex Toys

    Photo: weheartitWhen you buy a sex toy, it isn't for your man. You buy it for you, to help you masturbate and to achieve an orgasm. Sometimes, they're fun during partnered sex too, though! We wanted to know what men think about women's sex toy…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 12:12pm -
  • newMy Boyfriend's Other Girlfriend Just Had A Baby — And I'm OK With That

    My Boyfriend's Other Girlfriend Just Had A Baby — And I'm OK With That

    Photo: Photo by Jenna Norman on UnsplashWhen I embarked on a relationship with a polyamorous man, I knew he and his other girlfriend planned on having a baby. I thought it would be hard for me, if not impossible. I had no idea it would turn…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 11:45am -
  • new12 Sexy Good Morning Texts To Wake Him Up RIGHT

    12 Sexy Good Morning Texts To Wake Him Up RIGHT

    Photo: weheartit​ Everyone loves a good morning text, that's no secret. But, what about SEXY good morning texts? These 12 sexting examples for first thing every day will let him know your thinking about him.Keywords: flirting, sexting, S…
    - 11 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 3:33am -
  • newWe Found The 10 Best Porn Sites For Women (Shh! We Won't Tell)

    We Found The 10 Best Porn Sites For Women (Shh! We Won't Tell)

    Photo: WeHeartItThe porn women like is very different from what guys go for. And finding the perfect pornography for girls can be difficult. So we did the work for you! We found the best porn for women, from videos-on-demand to sexy pics and g…
    - 11 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 3:21am -
  • new5 Things The Most Attractive Men Always Do When Taking A Selfie

    5 Things The Most Attractive Men Always Do When Taking A Selfie

    Click to view (5 images) Photo: WeHeartItHere's how men can take a good selfie using tips from how to smile, how often to post selfies on social media, the right lighting and sexy poses for hot pictures, and the best faces to make when taking a…
    - 12 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 3:15am -
  • newWhat I Learned About Myself (And My Vagina) By Going Commando For A Year

    What I Learned About Myself (And My Vagina) By Going Commando For A Year

    Photo: WeheartitInspired by some hippie roommates, I decided to give going commando a try for one full year. Here are the pros and cons I learned about vagina health after not wearing underwear ever. Find out the pros and cons, from saving mon…
    - 12 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 3:11am -
  • newWe Asked 6 Guys To Explain The Real Reason They Ghost Girls

    We Asked 6 Guys To Explain The Real Reason They Ghost Girls

    Photo: weheartitGhosting is one of the worst things that can happen in modern dating. Here's why men ghost, according to men who have done it. It's the easier way to end a relationship, they are scared of being physically hurt by a woman, they…
    - 12 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 3:01am -
  • newWhat Happened When I Started Watching Porn With My Husband

    What Happened When I Started Watching Porn With My Husband

    Photo: UnsplashBoth men and women watch porn — though it may seem awkward to watch it together! Should women watch sexy porn with your men? Can watching sexy movies improve your sex life? Find out what happened when one woman started watchin…
    - 12 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 2:58am -

Hooking Up Smart

  • What You Look Like Is Not Who You Are

    What You Look Like Is Not Who You Are

    Today’s post is a different sort than I usually write. No studies, statistics, or tactical dating advice. I’ve been thinking about this idea for a while, and it keeps coming back to me. I finally realized I needed to write it down to share it wit…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 4:03pm -
  • Are You Sexually Objectifying Yourself?

    Are You Sexually Objectifying Yourself?

    Ever since the second wave of feminism in the 70s, we’ve heard a lot about the “male gaze,” which is defined as “the way in which the visual arts and literature depict the world and women from a masculine point of view, presenting women as ob…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Jul 17, 1:09pm -
  • Paying For Dates Is Getting Incredibly Awkward

    Paying For Dates Is Getting Incredibly Awkward

    A recent article in the Wall St. Journal highlights how incredibly uncivil we’ve become toward one another. I don’t know whether this is related to the climate of political partisanship, but it sounds like we’ve hit a new low in dating. In Who…
    - 27 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 2:41pm -
  • Men Praise Intelligent Women, But Do They Ask Them Out?

    Men Praise Intelligent Women, But Do They Ask Them Out?

    Congrats to longtime Hooking Up Smart reader Jenna Birch on her article in the July issue of Cosmopolitan! You can read Why Are Men Still So Afraid of Ambitious Women online HERE. I’m quoted in the article, which is always nice. 🙂 But more imp…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 4:32pm -
  • Self-Respect vs. Entitlement in Dating

    Self-Respect vs. Entitlement in Dating

    “The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.” ~Joan Didion A young woman describes meeting a guy during an Uber ride. Before he got out of the car, he punched his number into her ph…
    - 44 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 8:05pm -

The Independent: Love & Sex

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