A participant at the Ecosexual Bathhouse by the art group Pony Express. Photo by Matt Sav. If you happen to find yourself in Sydney this week, you have the unique opportunity to have sex with the earth. You just need to stop by the " ecosexual bathhouse ," which is currently part of the Syndey LiveWorks Festival of experimental art. The bathhouse is an interactive installation created by artists Loren Kronemyer and Ian Sinclair of Pony Express , who described the work to me as a "no-holds-barred extravaganza meant to dissolve the barriers between species as we descend into oblivion" as the result of our global environmental crisis. But they also see their piece as a part of a much larger ecosexual movement, which they say is gathering momentum around the world.
The sexual response, step by step
Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession. New cases of HIV are at an all-time low. Most women can—at last—get birth control for free, and the morning-after pill without a prescription. If hookups are your thing, Grindr and Tinder offer the prospect of casual sex within the hour. BDSM plays at the local multiplex—but why bother going? Sex is portrayed, often graphically and sometimes gorgeously, on prime-time cable. Sexting is, statistically speaking, normal.
Podcast: Play in new window Download Embed. There is one thing that can make any kind of sex more exciting, pleasurable and orgasmic: movement. Yet for many of us, learning how to move during sex can be scary and intimidating. Many people minimize movement, hold very still or have a few routine moves that they use every time. Full body movement, and especially moving the pelvis, creates way more pleasure and creates the opportunity for full body orgasm. For more strategies for better sex, join our free online course The Erotic Essentials. If you love the podcast, support our work at Patreon. First, confront your emotional barriers that keep you from moving. Some people are worried about how their body will look if they move too much.
S ex is the most talked-about, joked about, thought-about issue in our culture. We are not short of information on sexual practices — thank you, Fifty Shades of Grey — but there is a general absence of accurate detail of what happens to our bodies during, and as a result of, the act. Yet sex is good for our mental and physical health. It lowers the heart rate and blood pressure. It may boost the immune system to protect us against infections and it certainly lowers stress. The consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Leila Frodsham thinks we should be better educated about it. More information could make us healthier, happier and save the NHS lot of money, she believes. She would like to see more investment in sexual health as preventive medicine.