Whenever I think popular culture, and the companies that control it for their own profiteering ends, has gone as low as it can go in its wanton disregard for basic decency in general and children in particular, it always seems to find a way to dig deeper within itself and discover new depths to plumb. Cases in point was the release of a new line of girls' bathing suits by the actress Elizabeth Hurley that has caused quite a stir, along with two recent research studies that, taken in toto, should leave any parent of a young girl absolutely mortified. This isn't the first time I've explored the unhealthy relationship between popular culture and girls. It's such a big issue for me because I have two young daughters of my own. I see them surrounded by these awful messages and want to do everything I can to protect them for as long as I can while recognizing that I can't protect them forever.
How much sex is normal or healthy? Many factors affect how often people have sex, including their age, health, stress, mood, and sexual desires. Healthy sex life can strengthen your bond with your partner and help keep your relationship healthy. Sex also provides numerous health benefits, such as boosting your mood, lessening stress, strengthening your immune system , lowering your blood pressure, reducing pain, and helping fight heart disease. That being said, only you and your partner can decide how much sex is right for both of you. Most couples typically have sex once a week. Having sex more than once a week typically makes couples feel just as happy as if they had sex only once a week.
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With the looming withdrawal of Nato troops and a persistent insurgent threat, Afghanistan is in a precarious position. Innumerable tragedies have beleaguered rural Afghans throughout the past decades of conflict — perpetual violence, oppression of women, and crushing poverty have all contributed to the Hobbesian nature of life in the Afghan countryside. While the Afghan government has been able to address some of these issues since the Taliban's ouster in , archaic social traditions and deep-seated gender norms have kept much of rural Afghanistan in a medieval state of purgatory. Perhaps the most deplorable tragedy, one that has actually grown more rampant since , is the practice of bacha bazi — sexual companionship between powerful men and their adolescent boy conscripts. This phenomenon presents a system of gender reversal in Afghanistan.
Welcome to Ask a Sex Educator , a weekly series where renowned sex educator Lena Solow will be answering all of your questions about the tough stuff — sexuality, gender, bodies, STDs, pregnancy, consent, pleasure, and more. First of all: Why are you excited about watching porn? For example, maintaining an erection for several hours is nearly impossible.