Female sexual dysfunction has been in the news a lot in the last few years. In March 1998, a little blue pill was introduced that revolutionized our world. We now had erections on demand, and things were never quite the same.
Thanks to the miracles of modern pharmacology, droopy dicks could now be stiffened into cyborgcock perfection. And men everywhere heaved a huge sigh of relief. Unfortunately, the female partners of such men were often less thrilled than their husbands. Wives, who had been perfectly happy to roll over and go to sleep, were now expected to display the libidinal equivalent of their mate's newly rejuvenated joystick. And Viagra made it glaringly apparent that, in many cases, they weren't up to the task.
I grew up in a home where sex was not discussed, and my mother was clearly extremely uncomfortable with the subject, as was my grandmother. You could also say the same thing about our entire uptight country. Most women are still not told anything about the clit. And sex education is still nonexistent in most schools.
Naturally, I had to look up my dissertation topic, female sexual dysfunction. And this is what I found. There was absolutely nothing for "female sexual dysfunction", but there was information for the terms "women sexual dysfunction" and "sexual dysfunction".
With the "personhood bill" being considered in several states, and unfortunately passed by the house in North Dakota and in the Iowa House subcommittee, women's reproductive freedom is very much in jeopardy. In essence, any fertilized egg would have legal rights with this legislation.
The personhood bill would would ban abortion in all cases and even birth control methods like the pill and the IUD. It would possibly limit In-Vitro fertilization. These are scary times to be a reproductively viable, sexually active woman. So, I am showing another documentary on this issue. It is also by Dorothy Fadiman, and it is called Motherhood by Choice: Not Chance.
For those who aspire to accelerate their heartbeat periodically, I give them the score: excitement is interwoven with uncertainty, and with our willingness to embrace the unknown rather than to shield ourselves from it. But this very tension leaves us feeling vulnerable. I caution my patients that there is no such thing as "safe sex".-- Esther Perel