What exactly is premenstrual syndrome?A syndrome is a group of symptoms that
occur together, and in the case of PMS those symptoms are in relation to the female
menstrual cycle. With PMS, physical symptoms may include cramps, dizziness,
backache, fatigue, nausea, a tingling in the extremities, abdominal bloating, breast
tenderness, breast swelling, change in appetite, thirst, edema, and increased body weight.
Psychoemotional symptoms may include anxiety, tension, irritability, depression, mood
swings, crying spells, decreased interest, insomnia, feeling out of control, and an
Question: Is Frigidity Real?
A little background about the word “FRIGID”
Before I get into whether the condition of frigidity is real or not, it’s important to inform that the word “frigidity” is an
outdated, sexist term. There was a
time in most world societies (not that long ago to be honest) that women were
more likely to be seen as domestic livestock, as being voiceless, powerless and
inherently inferior to men. Their
husbands and boyfriends expected them to demonstrate their appreciation for
everything a man provided for them, by enthusiastically, passionately having
sex with them whenever it was required.
There may be many paths toward the possible
truth in answering this series of questions. However, I feel it is important to
offer some concrete possibilities.
It is possible for both men and women to have sex with people that they
don’t love. One-night stands and
occasional hook-ups are a reality for many sexually active people throughout
the world. I’m not endorsing such
behavior, rather I’m simply acknowledging that it happens. I believe that the best sexual
experiences involve intimacy, trust, open communication and spiritual
connection; all of which are difficult to obtain in a one-night stand.
Why many girls call
their female friends “my wife”, ”Honey”, etc, but boys think it’s sick.
What make girls do
that? Does it mean they changed their sexual orientation?
What makes girls do that? Doesn’t
it mean they changed their sexual orientation? I find these to be interesting questions. All stereotypical “male” and “female”
behavior has to do with socially-constructed gender roles and gender-based
Even though there are very happy
men and women who do not have much interest in sex, I think that one’s sexual
satisfaction can be a very important factor in whether or not some people feel
happy with their romantic relationships; married or not. To directly answer your question, my opinion
is that some marriages do fail because one or both partners are unhappy with
their sex life. However, the reasons
behind such unhappiness can have a variety of sources, including past sexual
experiences, communication issues, and even the loss of sexual attraction
toward one’s partner.
Do you agree that we are all bi-sexual?
No I don’t. However I
do agree with the growing volume of research that asserts the majority of human
beings are bisexual to some degree; with individuals being purely attracted to
the opposite sex or purely to the same sex being the true sexual minorities. And when I refer to the term “bisexuality”
I’m defining it as a sexual orientation in which the individual is capable of
being romantically and/or sexually attracted to members of both sexes (i.
Healthy relationships are consensual,
non-exploitive, mutually pleasurable, safe, developmentally appropriate, based
on mutual expectations, caring and respectful. Any sexual relationship that
cannot be described in those terms should probably be carefully examined;
something may be wrong, possible very wrong! On US college campuses, approximately 20-25% of college
females become victims of an attempted or completed rape at some point during
their college career (American College Health Association, 2008).
someone who has spent the last 15 years with my partner Mindy, who I consider
my "true love" and soul-mate, I know for a fact that true love is as
real as it is common. When someone
says that they are looking for, or have found, their soul-mate, what they are
actually saying is that they've found someone whom they feel so intimately,
spiritually, and physically connected to, that they feel the only explanation
for having found such a "perfect" and complimentary partner, is
through some kind of divine or cosmic intervention.
there are a variety of hormones pumping through the veins of males and females
at any given time, let’s keep it simple and focus on the major classifications
of the hormones involved in sexual differentiation: Androgens and
estrogens. Androgensis the generic term for the
hormones that promote the development and functioning of the male reproductive
system. Estrogensis the generic term for the
hormones that stimulate functioning and maturation of the female reproductive
Q: What do
you think about premarital sex between teenagers?
A: This is common question I get from my Chinese college
students. What I think about
premarital sex, in other words, whether or not I agree or disagree with it is
irrelevant. Teenagers in China,
and all over the world, are going to engage in premarital sex regardless of
what anyone thinks or feels. In
fact, China has witnessed a steady growth in teens engaging in premarital sex
since the Open Door and Reform Era policies began in 1976.