Sex For Dummies (For Dummies: Psychology & Self Help)
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When and how to have sex is a personal decision. Being informed, safe, and comfortable will mean that your sexual experiences can be fun and pleasurable too. bullet What parts of me does this person activate? My head? My heart? My loins? Two out of three? One out of three? Yes, I know there are ways of preventing pregnancy from occurring — I talk about them in Chapter 5 — but none of these methods is foolproof. Believe it or not, in at least one recorded case, the man had a vasectomy, the woman had her tubes tied, and she still became pregnant. So remember, the only method that works 100 percent of the time is abstinence. The facts: Sperm and egg together
There is no cure for HIV, but medications are available that can keep the viral load low and greatly reduce the risk of both transmitting and contracting HIV (18)Looking for the straight facts on sex? In this friendly, authoritative guide, renowned sex therapist Dr. Ruth gives you the latest on everything from oral sex and popular positions to new methods of birth control. She also debunks sex myths and covers new therapies to manage low libido, overcome sexual dysfunction, and enhance pleasure. The hand is certainly the most popular instrument used by men for masturbation: using the hand to rub the penis, usually to orgasm. Other alternatives include rubbing against the bedsheets, putting your penis inside a specially made, life-size synthetic doll, or using a special device that simulates a vagina.
How people learn about sex has a great deal to do with how well equipped they are to have sex. So where did most of you learn about sex? You learned a little bit from your parents and a little bit at school. But because much of this information was, rightfully, passed on before you were really ready to use it, it may not have meant all that much to you, and so it didn’t totally sink in. Later on, if you had another class, you probably felt the need to act blasé, as if you knew it all, and you may not have bothered to listen.
Because the real center of all this pleasure takes place in the brain, it’s important to understand the process because here’s a case where the more you know, the better the results can be. Understanding the Ins and Outs of the Sexual Response Cycle