Menstrual cycle, birth control, pregnancy, and sexual desire

Couples often wonder why female sexual desire fluctuates during the menstrual cycle, the use of birth control, and while pregnant. There are many factors that contribute to this, however in this post I will only talk about the hormone shifts and leave contextual and psychological factors to another post. Women experience more sexual desire leading up to and during ovulation…

Book Cover

Yesterday I had a fun time emailing back and forth with my publisher's design team deciding the final touches to the book cover for You, Me, & We. Kinsey did an amazing job creating a book cover that would convey all of the aspects of my book into one graphic. There is a lot of symbolism with the artwork on the…

How an erection occurs and is maintained

An erection begins with some form of arousal stimulus (physical, emotional, or cognitive). The brain produces a chemical that tells the body to increase the blood vessels bringing blood to the penis and decrease the vessels taking blood away. As the smooth muscles of the corpora cavernosa relax, the blood entering the penis through the cavernous artery fills all the space…

LDS Sex Positive Quotes

I thought it would be fun to compile a list of sex positive quotes by prophets and general authorities. We need to echo these quotes so that our culture can change to be more sex positive and open about sexuality. My favorite quote is the one I included from Boyd K. Packer. There are three parts that stand out to…

Last Chance

Dr. Hughes' first book What Your Parents Didn't Tell You about Sex will only be for sale a little while longer. The publisher of Dr. Hughes' new book, You, Me, and We, has decided it is best to stop selling copies until after the release of You, Me, and We in December. So if you haven't gotten a copy yet or need a…