How your sex life can be improved with mindfulness

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Being more present with each other can lead to better sex, therapists say   By Olivia Blair People have turned to mindfulness to make them happier, less stressed and even more able to deal with their mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression – but could it improve your sex life too? Being mindful essentially means …

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Inside the fascinating world of a feeder fetish

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By Mamamia Team “I wanna enjoy every single pound,” says Tammy Jung, “and every inch of me that grows.” Tammy Jung is a ‘feedee’ or a ‘gainer’. That is to say, she engages in Feeder Fetishism. Feederism is a sub-category of fat fetishism, where individuals harbour a strong or even exclusive sexual attraction to people who …

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Why Straight Rural Men Have Gay ‘Bud-Sex’ With Each Other

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  By Jesse Singal [A] lot of men have sex with other men but don’t identify as gay or bisexual. A subset of these men who have sex with men, or MSM, live lives that are, in all respects other than their occasional homosexual encounters, quite straight and traditionally masculine — they have wives and …

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Experts: Sex and Porn Addiction Probably Aren’t Real Mental Disorders

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By Jesse Singal< It isn’t just Anthony Weiner: There is a big, noisy conversation going on about sex and porn addiction, as a couple quick Google searches will readily reveal. Naturally, that conversation has brought with it a growing market for counselors and even clinics specifically oriented toward treating these problems. The problem is, many …

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The Vulnerable Group Sex Ed Completely Ignores & Why That’s So Dangerous

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By Hallie Levine [W]hen Katie, 36, was identified as having an intellectual disability as a young child after scoring below 70 on an IQ test, her parents were told that she would never learn to read and would spend her days in a sheltered workshop. Today she is a single mum to an 8-year-old son, …

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What I Need My Daughter To Know About Consent, Even Though It’s Difficult To Talk About

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By Candace Ganger The job of raising children entails a comprehensive, albeit exhausting, list of responsibilities. The duty is a privilege but the pressure to “get it right” weighs heavily on me, particularly when it comes to sex. Considering my own salty experiences, consent isn’t just an important topic, it’s the most important topic — …

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Cancer patients and survivors can have trouble with intimacy

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[P]eople who survive cancer treatment — a growing group now topping 5 million — often have trouble with intimacy afterward, both from the actual treatment and physical recovery and from the psychological damage of feeling so vulnerable.(Photo: Getty Images/Comstock Images) In the mirror, Kelly Shanahan looks normal, even to herself. But she does not feel …

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Meet The Photographer Using Rope Bondage To Create Incredible Art

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by Colette McIntyre Art has a long history of drawing inspiration from the otherwise underground world of BDSM. The custom goes as far back as 1928, when the surrealist artist Man Ray captured an image of a woman sensually reclining while bound in ropes and a harness. Robert Mapplethorpe famously stunned the ’70s art establishment …

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Are you getting any closer? A pocket-sized primer on female sexuality

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By Clarissa Fortin Stay curious between the sheets, friends. Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality by Sarah Barmak (Coach House Books, 2016; $14.95) If it weren’t for Sarah Barmak’s Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality I might have gone for years of my life without ever finding out what my …

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