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Taoist Erotic Massage - Ben Haggard

Ben Haggard

Ben Haggard

Ever since I learned Taoist Erotic Massage (TEM) sixteen years ago, I've been a man with a mission. Prior to that I was trained as a massage therapist, and I learned not only the strengths of massage therapy but also some of its prejudices and weaknesses. I have come to believe that one of the most profound weaknesses in the way massage is conventionally taught is the taboo against including erotic touch in the massage. This taboo is so widespread and so strong that it is hardly questioned within conventional massage modalities. However, I believe this taboo is actually harmful and runs counter to the deepest and most central principles of massage therapy.

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Sexual Behavior in the Human Male by Alfred Kinsey: A Review

Joseph Kramer Ph.D.

Sexual Behavior in the Human MaleSexual Behavior in the Human Male: A Review
By Joseph Kramer, Ph.D.

The budding eleven-year-old sexologist in me found Alfred Kinsey’s 804 page book at the main branch of the St. Louis public library in 1958.   Over a three-year period, I made over a dozen trips from my suburban home to the heart of St. Louis to study what Kinsey discovered about male sexual behavior. I was especially interested in his sections on early sexual growth and activity, masturbation, homosexuality, and how religious background influenced sexual outlet.  I remember being surprised that an eleven-year-old could read and make sense of this adult, scientific text.  I also remember after each pilgrimage, sighing in relief at the diversity of human sexual behavior.  Thanks to Alfred Kinsey, I was able to let go of some of my early sexual shame.

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The Erotic Mind by Jack Morin: A Summary and Review

Joseph Kramer Ph.D.

The Erotic Mind

I first heard of San Francisco psychologist Jack Morin in Andrew Holleran's 1978 novel, Dancer from the Dance where there is a short mention of a group of men in San Francisco doing anal therapy together. That was Jack. Probably more than any single person, Jack counseled and coached me through the pitfalls of graduate school to my exalted status as a Ph.D. in human sexuality.

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Sexual Behavior in the Human Female by Alfred Kinsey: A Review

Joseph Kramer Ph.D.

Sexual Behavior in the Human FemaleSexual Behavior in the Human Female: A Review
By Joseph Kramer, Ph.D

Early in the 21st century, I had the opportunity to read both of Alfred Kinsey’s studies on human sexuality. Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953) is divided into three parts.  Part one describes the history and methodology of the study.  Part two explores the various types of sexual activities that females engage in.  And part three compares the data on female sexuality with the data on male sexuality.

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Lovers' Massage and Sexual Well Being

Joseph Kramer Ph.D.

Joseph KramerThis essay explores four different approaches to using massage to benefit couples' sexual well-being. William Hartman and Marilyn Fithian use foot, face and body caressing with all clients seeking to overcome sexual dysfunction. Ray Stubbs recommends "Pleasure Mapping" to couples who wish to enhance their lovemaking. Jack Morin advocates erotic massage for long-term couples who wish to keep sex a priority. Alan and Donna Brauer suggest massage should be a language that couples speak to each other.

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Women Speak Up About the G-Spot

Jaiya and Jon Hanauer

There was a recent study in the UK that questioned whether or not the g-spot existed. The findings of the study suggested that the g-spot was a myth. The premise of the study was to ask female identical twins if they had a g-spot. If both twins didn’t say that they had one, then the study went on to form a theory that the g-spot may be a figment of our imaginations. Of course the media got hold of the study and went wild with it. Headlines began to appear stating that the g-spot didn’t exist, that it was all in our heads. We were contacted to comment on it and many of our fellow sex educators began a counter attack. And women everywhere are speaking out. "Yes, we do too have a g-spot!"

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Somatic Education is Embodied Education

Joseph Kramer Ph.D.

Somatic education is a way of learning in the body through mindfulness and self-directed practice.

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Sexual Kung Fu Practice

Loren Johnson

Sexual energy is one of the greatest powers we have access to in the human realm.  Learning to tap that creative, life giving force in a skillful way is the objective of the various tantric sexual practices.  Sexual kung fu, the Chinese medical form of tantric sex, literally means skillful practice of sex.

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Erotic Trance Dancing for Men--Refections and Guidance

Ed Ehrgott

There are so many ways to experience solo pleasure. It's also easy to develop habits. Of course, habits can be both helpful and restrictive. Pleasurable habits can certainly feel great, but may also inhibit our exploration. I invite you to take a look at the way you make love to yourself and explore additional options.

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The Ecology Taboo

Jonathan Mack

The Ecology Taboo

As a person madly avid for both sex and ecology, I can’t help but notice how, at a pleasant dinner party with thoughtful, educated, open-minded people, it is far more acceptable to mention masturbation than ecology.  Anal sex is a topic more welcome than climate change and you’re better off referencing bondage and discipline than overpopulation.  Cross-dressing will win you more friends than noting the loss of biodiversity, and your sex toys will doubtless prove more popular at the supper table than your concern over the loss of species, freshwater, or rare metals.

I’m a gay sex fiend.  No one minds.  Oh please.  No one notices.  Everyone above the age of eleven has already watched every conceivable sex act on XTube.  Every branch of perversity is now ho-hum – but mention climate change and people shift nervously in their chairs. . .

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