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Sex Education for Grownups

We like to encourage our Pure Romance Consultants to “Stay a Student”—that is, continue to learn better ways to entertain their clients, manage their own business and listen to what their customers say, in and out of the order room.

But all of us can be students when it comes to our own sex lives. It’s what l like to call “Sex Education for Grown-Ups.” In fact, the New York Times recently published a story with that headline on suggested reading materials to help us with our “homework.”

According to a study in the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, “increasing frequency of intercourse from once a month to once a week generates the same amount of happiness as an additional $50,000 a year in income,” writes Judith Newman, the author of the article. (Now THAT’s my kind of return on investment!)

The books listed include: “Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters—and How to Get It” where the author talks about various ways, including, yes, vibrators, to learn more about our bodies work; “It Takes One to Tango: How I Rescued My Marriage With (Almost) No Help from My Spouse-and How You Can Too;” “Love: One Shrink’s Sensible Advice for Finding a Lasting Relationship,” examining traits for long-term partnerships; and “Sex That Works: An Intimate Guide to Awakening Your Erotic Life” that drops the interesting factoid that the rate of anorgasmic women is three times higher in the U.S. than in Europe.

No matter your relationship status, it’s always good to “stay a student” when it comes to your own sexual health and sex life. Communication is the key, whether it’s with a partner or if it’s with your Pure Romance Consultant. There’s not much she’s not heard of or dealt with, and always know that if you have questions or issues, she’s a great listener.

Want to read more about Sex Ed for Grown-Ups? Here’s the link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/books/review/help-desk-sex-relationship-self-help.html And good luck with your homework!

Looking forward to seeing all of you in Cincinnati next week for National Training!

Save Your Summer Skin

Welcome to summer! We’re in the middle (at least in the northern hemisphere) of long, sunny days, outdoor activities, fun in the sun and on the beach. You may love getting out in the great weather, but your skin may pay the price for all that outdoor activity. Lucky for us, our friends at InStyle have what they call “The 25 Best Summer Skin Tips Ever.”

We won’t go through all 25, but here are some highlights that are good advice for all of us to follow, not just in summer but all year round:

You can find more summertime skin tips at http://www.instyle.com/beauty/25-best-summer-skin-tips-ever. And you can check out our Pure Romance line of skin care products just by asking your Consultant. Enjoy the summer!

Celebrate ALL Our Freedoms This Holiday!

A happy Fourth of July to all of you! In America, we set aside this date to celebrate our freedoms and those who were brave enough to envision what this country could be under democracy.

But while we celebrate freedom, we should pause to remember that not everybody enjoys the freedoms we do, especially sexual freedom. We still live in a time when women are sexually abused and their abusers face no consequences; when genital mutilation is routinely practiced, a surgery that the World Health Organization calls “a violation of the human rights of girls and women;” when women are stoned to death because they were accused of adultery.

The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) includes sexual freedom in its statements of value and vision, stating that all individuals are entitled to enjoy:

  • Freedom of their sexual thoughts, feelings and fantasies.
  • Freedom to engage in healthy modes of sexual activity, including both self-pleasuring and consensually shared-pleasuring.
  • Freedom to exercise behavioral, emotional, economic, and social responsibility for their bodily functioning, their sexual liaisons, and their chosen mode of loving, working, and playing.
  • AASECT believes that these rights pertain to all peoples whatever their age, family structure, backgrounds, beliefs, and circumstances, including those who are disadvantaged, specially challenged, ill or impaired.

The group also emphasizes sex education, saying “AASECT recognizes that there is an urgent need for comprehensive education about sexual health to be made available to all peoples, and advocates for social, cultural, political, and economic change to expand, and extend the availability of quality education in sexual health.”

We continue to educate others about their sexual health, as well as their sexual freedom. It’s one of our rights as we celebrate the Fourth of July.

Want to read the entire AASECT statement? Visit https://www.aasect.org/vision-sexual-health for more.

Pure Romance Shows Its Pride in Cincinnati

At Pure Romance, we take pride in the work we do and in our thousands of Consultants who change lives, empower, educate and entertain women every day. But on June 24th in our home town of Cincinnati, Ohio, we got to show off that pride during the Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival, where more than 60 of our staffers showed their support and represented the Pure Romance Family.

Pure Romance served as a Rainbow sponsor for the Cincinnati Pride Parade because we believe that every person should have access to sexual health information, be provided a safe environment to learn and explore their sexuality, and be accepted regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

We had the chance to join hundreds of other marchers and thousands of spectators to celebrate individuality and what makes you beautiful (the t-shirts and sunglasses were big hits, as well!).

Congratulations to everyone who took part in Cincinnati Pride. It was a beautiful day filled with love, pride, and unity. We are proud to stand with the LGBTQ community and celebrate diversity. You can see more from the day on the Pure Romance Facebook page!

June Is Men’s Health Month

Just as October is set aside for women’s health issues, especially breast cancer, the month of June is a time to focus on men’s health. You might have noticed major league baseball teams wearing touches of light blue on their uniforms this month to raise awareness of prostate cancer issues.

But having a month to concentrate on men’s health doesn’t mean men are necessarily going to open up about their health issues—especially sexual health, according to a study commissioned by Orlando Health.

The survey found that men under the age of 35 were far behind women of the same age in talking about not just sexual health, but health problems that might run in families such as cancer or mental illness.

Dr. Jain Brahmbhatt and Dr. Sijo Parakattil, both urologists at Orlando Health, led the study. The findings revealed that learning about family health history at a younger age is important, because between the ages of 18 and 34 is when men are likely to be most sexually active and also most likely to start a family.  Knowing the risks, the doctors say, can help men notice any developing symptoms and start medical treatment as soon as possible.

Dr. Brahmbhatt added that “It’s okay to talk to your friends and family (about sexual as well as overall health) and it’s really not as awkward as a lot of guys think.”

According to researchers, knowing family history and hereditary risks is extremely important in preventing future health problems.

Have you talked with your husband or boyfriend about sexual health? Don’t wait for him to start the conversation. Let him know it’s all right to have questions—especially during his visits to the doctor.

A good way to start that conversation is by sharing this article: Read more at http://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/sex-and-relationship/310517/men-tend-to-avoid-talking-about-sexual-health-study.html