The History of the Condom

Background Condoms are a barrier method of contraception that can prevent unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted infections. A male condom is a thin sheath that is placed over the user’s erect penis before sexual activity to prevent direct contact of the penis with the partner’s skin, mucosa, and genital secretions.1 Though not…

Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Contrary to popular belief weight is not always a good indicator of health. Many people assume that if someone is skinny, that they are also healthy. However, this is not always the case.  Because of this, many thin individuals feel that they do not need to worry about the many health issues that overweight people face,…

18 Steps to Improving Your Body Image

Improving Your Body Image “And if I asked you to name all of the things that you love, how long would it take for you to name yourself?” – Ashley Wylde There is not one correct image. There is not one correct body. There is not one correct body-image. Read this list, learn your body’s…

Tantric Sexuality

Tantric traditions, which emerged around the 5th century CE, were born from Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain religious frameworks. Tantra encompasses a wide variety of practices which are united by their common sacred texts, the Tantras. Although it is difficult to pinpoint one comprehensive Tantric theme, Tantrism is often understood as a spiritual quest for salvation…

Guide to Healthy Eating

Healthy eating involves knowing what foods your body needs to function optimally, what foods you enjoy consuming, and finding a balanced variety of the two that keeps your body and mind both strong and satisfied.1 The following sections aim to help you understand the various aspects of healthy eating so that you can both reflect…

Swinging

Swinging is a polyamorous practice in which both singles and partners engage in sexual activities with other partners. Swinging is also referred to as comarital sex, wife swapping, husband swapping, and partner swapping. Although traditionally swinging has been used to refer to couples in committed relationships engaging in sexual activities with other couples, single people and non-committed…