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Although women’s sexuality has been brought more into the open during the past few decades, women continue to get mixed messages about sexual expression. If you look at the covers of many popular women’s magazines, you can see that they’re frequently filled with articles offering advice on how to please your man or sizzling secrets for the bedroom. At the same time, girls and women are taught to save “it” for someone special, and young women who acknowledge and take control of their sexual selves can be unfairly labeled as “whores.”
Some women are taught to believe that:
It is no wonder that some women are confused and uncomfortable with their bodies, expect men to know everything, fake orgasms, and sit around waiting for Mr. (or Ms.) Right to sweep them off their feet.
Men and women need the same things for a fulfilling sex life: self-knowledge about their bodies, facts about sexuality, awareness of options available to them, and techniques to improve their skills, both physically and verbally.
To expand your knowledge and ideas about sexuality, try the following:
Written by: Pamela Rogers, MS, PhD
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