by Lilith | 4/27/2010 in |
In spite of my highly orgasmic, solo sex life, I didn’t find partner sex to be all that earth shaking. Like many women, I have found it difficult to translate my solo experiences into partner sex. As I grew older and learned more about female sexuality, both through reading and talking with women, I realized that my experience wasn’t unique.
A study on sexual dysfunction published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that as many as 43% of women experience some form of the condition. This statistic has come under fire because the researchers didn’t ask their female participants if they thought they had any sexual problems. They just wrote them up as having a dysfunction if a woman listed one or more sexual symptoms in a year. However, it is clear that a lot of women are not really satisfied with their sexual lives.
I am very passionate about this issue. And I believe that it is frequently looked at from the wrong perspective. I hope my blog will contribute to greater understanding.
I will leave you with 20 facts about me.
1. I love beading and most craft projects.
2. I am a trained metalsmith (I make jewelry out of sterling), though I haven’t for a while.
3. My parents never talked to me about sex
4. I figured out the sperm and egg thing when I was about 10 by reading a Time-Life book on the individual.
5. As you can guess, books have been my sex education.
6. I was raised by a single mother.
7. My favorite cousin told me about intercourse when I was 11. I was shocked. I had thought the sperm went in through the belly button! The Time-Life book had mentioned intercourse, but it didn’t seem very important Lol.
8. I am a sexual abuse survivor.
9. I am also a recovering social phobic
10. I am a trained artist
11. I have both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in psychology.
12. I have worked as a therapist.
13. My undergraduate minor was in sociology.
14. My mother died when I was 24.
15. One of my early jobs was working with sex offenders who were also victims of abuse.
16. I am multi-orgasmic
17. I love watermelon
18. I drink a lot of tea
19. I have taught psychology at the college level.
20. I love all animals, especially cats.