The Push-Up Bra Born in Hollywood

By Joyce Lisbin / December 14, 2015 / Blog, Latest News / No Comments

Evidence of the brassiere’s existence dates back to the14th century BC during the Minoan civilization era. The main function of the bra was to protect the breasts from swinging, or bouncing around and causing stress on a woman’s back. Yes, the bra can keep breasts still and out of the way. But depending on the […]

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Everyone’s Writing About the Female Orgasm

By Paul Froehlich / December 7, 2015 / Blog, Latest News / No Comments

The female orgasm. At SmartSex we have written a lot about the orgasm and the special aspects of the female orgasm. Well, we’re not alone. I surveyed the growing field of books on the female orgasm and found it diverse and filled with self-help guides, techniques, encouragement, and scientific information. I cannot go beyond a […]

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Good News on World AIDS DAY!

By Joyce Lisbin / November 30, 2015 / Blog, Latest News / No Comments

Good news about HIV/AIDS. Thanks to medicine and changing attitudes the disease is getting weaker and we are getting stronger and smarter. The fear of HIV/AIDS has lost its devastating powers since it overwhelmed and caused panic in the1980’s. The good news: • We now know more about prevention and widely provide information and condoms […]

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An American Thanksgiving

By Joyce Lisbin / November 23, 2015 / Blog, Latest News / No Comments

Thanksgiving! Most of us get a smile on our face when we think of the holiday. A chance to relax, be with family and friends, and enjoy a feast of – well, whatever delicacies and favorite dishes your heart desired. According to some sources, many of those traditional dishes we enjoy are considered aphrodesiacs of […]

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The scent of Sex: Sex, Smell & Pheromones

By Paul Froehlich / November 16, 2015 / Blog, Latest News / No Comments

Stories have been written about it. People talk about it. Some dream about using such a substance and simplifying their dating life. But nobody seems to be really sure whether “it” really exists – or not. I’m talking about human pheromones. You’ve read about them. Probably you have also seen ads like I have for […]

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That Sexy Saxophone You Hear! Sex and the Saxophone.

By Joyce Lisbin / November 9, 2015 / Blog, Latest News / No Comments

The sound of a saxophone is seductive and liberating. Its ability to moan and wail gets under your skin and seems to magically release hormones!! That is not a scientifically backed statement but after rummaging around on the Internet and rattling my own memory, it can be substantiated. The sax is a relatively new instrument. […]

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When Sex Bites Us in the ASSumptions

By Joyce Lisbin / November 1, 2015 / Blog, Latest News / No Comments

Men are supposed to always be ready, eager to have sex. Women are often expected to be reluctant and less eager. These generalities often bite us in the assumptions. Now is a great time for both sexes to ‘own’ their feelings and moods. Being too accommodating to a partner can lead to pent- up negative […]

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Planned Parenthood – Under Attack and In Need of Support

By Paul Froehlich / October 25, 2015 / Blog, Latest News / No Comments

At SmartSex, we celebrate sex and aim to give everyone the information and tools to enjoy sex and make healthy decisions in their lives. Reproductive health is an important part of SmartSex resources, and we value the need for women and families to be empowered with the information and services they need to be healthy […]

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Sex Writing & Sex Story Websites On the Internet – A Full Spectrum

By Paul Froehlich / October 19, 2015 / Blog, Latest News / No Comments

Once upon a time – not so long ago – people snuck away to private places to read racy stories in books and magazines – real or imagined. It was one of the few ways to learn about sex – however limited and inaccurate the information. But then, people also didn’t have the opportunity to […]

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Sex and Humor – Sex Jokes Can Be Hilarious! Or, not funny!

By Paul Froehlich / October 12, 2015 / Blog, Latest News / No Comments

Ok, I admit it, I’ve been entertained by sex jokes my whole life. Some were tasteless. Some were very funny. And, others, well, let’s just say they were unkind to one gender or the other. But I was curious to discover a bit more about what we find funny about sex, and what we find […]

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