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left to right: Elliott Gould, Natalie Wood, Robert Culp and Dyan Cannon on the poster for the 1969 film ‘Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice’. Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images

The Ethical Slut has been called ‘the bible’ of non-monogamy – but its sexual utopia is oversimplified

The publication 25 years ago of The Ethical Slut shattered social norms and stigma about non-monogamy. It’s now sold over 200,000 copies – and continues to be important.
The perinatal period can be hectic. It’s understandable that sex may be on the back burner for a little while. (Shutterstock)

What to expect when you’re expecting: How will your sex life change during pregnancy and postpartum?

Sexual challenges during pregnancy and postpartum are common, but couples often don’t know what to expect when it comes to their sex lives during this time. The good news is that information helps.
Even though most people — including health-care professionals — are familiar with the term ‘blue balls,’ there is surprisingly little research on this phenomenon. (Shutterstock)

‘Blue balls’: There’s no evidence they’re harmful, and they shouldn’t be used to pressure partners into sex

The pain of ‘blue balls’ should never be used as a coercive tactic. But almost half of study participants — mostly women and some men — reported pressure to engage sexually.

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