Birth control not so accessible

It’s been a bad couple of weeks for birth control and the people that use it. Last week, the US Supreme Court upheld a company’s right to opt out of covering certain types of birth contro...

Picture-perfect genitalia

Female genital cosmetic surgery [FGCS] is a hot topic in my world. The ever-increasing popularity of procedures like g-spot amplification, labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation has sparked a major con...

Sticky subject for movie

This year, my research for Masturbation Month led me to an entire movie devoted to the subject. No, not that kind of movie—this is an actual documentary. I got in touch with Nicholas Tana, the produc...

Masturbation in May

Masturbation Month begins today. Last September, I was able to meet the inspiration behind this month-long celebration of self-love, Dr Joycelyn Elders. Elders is one of my personal heroes. She came ...

Carrying condoms

How can we encourage women to carry condoms with them when they go out? Public-health educators have been asking this question for decades. The other day, a friend sent me a link to a crowd-funding p...

Talking about sex positive

Any Canadian who works in or wants to work in sex education or counselling can tell you that when it comes to professional education and training, there’s not much. The sad fact is, there are o...

The truth about sexercise

I’ve always wondered about those articles that tell us what an amazing workout sex is. Estimates of how many calories getting busy burns vary depending which issue of Cosmopolitan or Men’...