OMG! Has it really been since July that I've posted? Bad, bad Dr. J! I've been neglecting you, dear readers, and I should be spanked. Any takers? Here's my excuse: I've been appointed Co-Chair of an upcoming sex research symposium and have also just been elected to the Board of my sexological society. Add these to my existing teaching and MedHelp obligations, and you have one over-extended sexologist! Forgive me?
I promise we will continue our journey through the Top 10 Sex Questions, with some of the most common concerns of couples. In the meantime, for those of you who are fairly new to this blog, I'm reprinting below, the original post which explains what it's all about. If you haven't done so already, go back to that first week of August, 2006, and read forward. I promise you'll be well-informed, entertained and maybe even find something new to try. Here's how we started: What’s this blog all about? Information so that you can develop your own sexuality based on facts, not myths. Everyone has concerns about sex, because we all grew up bombarded with judgments and misinformation. That leads to lots of discomfort and misery. Each week, this blog will cover some aspect of human sexuality. I'm here to demystify and inform. Oh, and did I mention we’ll have lots of fun? Because that’s what sex is: fun! There are many “experts” out there, talking and writing about “healthy” sex. Try to find one who actually defines “healthy,” and you'll find that many of these “experts” have hidden agendas—whether moral, political or profit-oriented—to get people to behave in ways that serve those agendas. I’m a clinical sexologist. Sexology is the scientific study of sex and deals only in facts: reliable, nonjudgmental factual research. I will not be sharing opinions. You can find those anywhere. Why this is important: Many of us have never learned to integrate sexuality in a positive way. Yet, research has shown that those who know the most about sex manage it the best, and people who manage their sexuality the best have the happiest, most fulfilling sex lives. Imagine if we all learned to manage sex the same way we learned to manage driving, drinking coffee, using a TV remote, etc. We’d be so much happier, don’t you think? Cooking blogs are full of recipes for delicious food. This sex blog will give you recipes for delicious sex. That’s my wish for you: yummy, delicious sex. So please ask questions and feel free to make comments--lots of them. You can comment anonymously or choose a screen name for yourself.