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From Victorian chest pain medicine to disco-era straight sex drug, to perennial gay sex drug

From Victorian chest pain medicine to disco-era straight sex drug, to perennial gay sex drug

“Poppers” is the common name for this suite of compounds called alkyl nitrites. Though they may seem like the latest solvent for rebellious teenagers to huff, they’ve been around for decades. And they represent much more than a drug fad—they’re a cultural phenomenon whose journey has helped shape queer life as we know it.

Do you practice elaborate masturbation? Why not?!

Do you practice elaborate masturbation? Why not?!

Elaborate masturbation is not a casual low key thing. It’s a high key thing, and that’s the point! You know all that self imposed anxiety you store because of societal pressure against being “too much”? Throw that away right now! Your elaborate masturbation date with yourself is a high key event, and you should prepare accordingly! Setting aside time and being intentional are two ways to prepare your mind, but take it a step further and start using your imagination.

MyTherapist New York | CounselorsNYC Sex Therapy: Behind the scenes

MyTherapist New York | CounselorsNYC Sex Therapy: Behind the scenes

MyTherapist New York | CounselorsNYC has offered sex therapy in New York since 2003, and started training and supervising sex therapists in training since 2006.

Reasons to go to sex therapy part 3: Specific Suggestions

Reasons to go to sex therapy part 3: Specific Suggestions

Where the first two issues are about "Sometimes you don't know what you don't know", Specific Suggestions is about- okay, how can I use this information and try something with it.

Reasons to go to sex therapy part 2: Limited Information

Reasons to go to sex therapy part 2: Limited Information

With adequate information about sexual anatomy and physiology as well as how the sexual response cycle works, the psychology of human sexuality and the social contexts of sex - you can go on and design the sex life you want to have with the people you want to have it with.

Reasons to go to sex therapy part 1: Permission

Reasons to go to sex therapy part 1: Permission

 Feeling desire and feeling compelled to act on that is not an addiction or a sin - it is a basic human drive. How you relate to others sexually, and what emotions may or may not be tied to sex are higher up in the hierarchy and are considered "higher order" needs/drives.