Tales of Sex and the Not-So-Single Girl

Tales of Sex and the Not-So-Single Girl

Stories about Sex My childhood was full of talk about sex. My mother, who had rebelled against the sexual silence of the 1950’s and ’60’s, kept few secrets. I heard lots of stories that, as a twelve-year-old, I really didn’t want to hear. Mostly about bad sex. These weren’t stories designed to frighten me. No one was trying to scare me into a “virtuous” life. These were just the stories of people who’s lives had been full of not-so-good and

Lube: a Crackpot Theory

I have a crackpot theory about lube, especially as it relates to menopause. Maybe you remember hearing about studies that suggest smiling can actually make you happy. Not just act happier, but actually feel happier.  There was a Welsh study that suggested that people who lost the ability to frown effectively (the study involved Botox injections) were happier than people who could make properly grumpy expressions. While not great news for those of us who pride ourselves on intimidating scowls,

Perimenopause, Menopause, and Postmenopause: the Basics

Perimenopause, Menopause, and Postmenopause: the Basics

When I was younger, I thought that women’s lives divided neatly into three parts: too young to have a period, too old to have a period, and all the period time in the middle. Puberty was the beginning of the time of periods and menopause was its end. When adults talked about menopause, which they didn’t very often, perimenopause and postmenopause were never mentioned. When I was younger, most people also didn’t think much about women who don’t have periods

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