A recent study of college students' sexual behavior found that while the definition of "rough sex" differs from person to person, the practice should be considered normative. Of participants in relationships, about 4 in 5 had engaged in rough sex with their partner, and almost all reported at least some enjoyment of it. Transgender and non-binary individuals reported higher rates of rough sex enjoyment than others. Rough sex is one of the most popular sexual fantasies . In fact, when I surveyed 4,175 Americans about their fantasies for my book Tell Me What You Want , I found that most people had fantasied about some type of rough sex before. But what exactly does it mean to have “rough sex?” Which specific activities do people include in this? And how many people actually enjoy the idea of rough sex in real life—not just in their fantasies? A recent study published in Archives of Sexual Behavior provides some important insight into these questions, at … [Read more...] about How Many People Have Had “Rough Sex”?
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Source: iStockphoto/adl21 Have you ever fantasized about being ‘forced’ to have sex ? If so, you’re not alone. Fantasies about being taken against one’s will (sometimes known as ‘forced sex fantasies,’ ‘rape fantasies,’ or ‘ravishment fantasies’) are actually quite common. But just how many people report having had them? And why? I explored these questions in my book, Tell Me What You Want , which is based on a survey of more than 4,000 Americans’ sex fantasies. Among the many things I asked about were fantasies about being forced to have sex. Previous research has found that these fantasies are common among women; however, I found that they’re actually quite common among people of all genders. Here are the numbers: 61% of self-identified women had fantasized about this before, while 24% said they fantasized about it often. 54% of self-identified men had fantasized about this before, while 11.5% said they fantasized about it often. 68% of non-binary … [Read more...] about Why Are “Rape Fantasies” So Common?
Source: Engin Akyurt from Pexels, used with permission. I write this in the week after a first cousin who died last summer would have turned 50; one year to the day after a dump truck driver got distracted, struck, and killed a different first cousin on the other side of the family; and very nearly a year after my last grandparent passed. Those are not the only deaths among family and friends. Plus, this year has also inflicted ongoing mortal fears as society, to some degree, shut down, as close family members caught COVID (but recovered), and as good friends received terminal diagnoses (where recovery seems unlikely and yet they fight on). Through it all, it is easy to feel guilty about one's own feelings of grief and fear when "others have it so much worse." In nearly every case, that will be true because there will be those who suffer worse, and yet that does not change the individual's personal experience and confrontation with mortality. We mourn for lost human … [Read more...] about Grieving and Grief Counseling in (and for) the Year We Lost
Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Shivangi Karn By Shivangi Karn on March 3, 2021 Chikungunya is a vector-borne disease caused by the bite of Aedes mosquitoes. The disease-causing virus, known as alphavirus, gets transmitted to humans through the mosquito bites and cause symptoms such as high-grade fever, joint pain, rashes, eye problems and many others. Relieving the symptoms of chikungunya is the mainstay treatment for chikungunya fever. Currently, there are no vaccines available to kill the chikungunya virus in humans, the best way is to prevent the condition from occurring. In this article, you will find details on how to prevent the spread of the chikungunya virus. Take a look. What Is Chikungunya? Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Treatments And Prevention 1. Stay careful during certain hours Chikungunya is transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus that tend to be active during early mornings … [Read more...] about How To Prevent The Spread Of Chikungunya Virus