My boyfriend watches porn and says he enjoys viewing it and thinks it’s sexy. We haven’t had a problem in our sex life. We  plan on getting married next year. Like your article says, I can see why men watch porn. But at times I feel like I am not enough for him, that he needs porn because I don’t satisfy him. I asked my boyfriend and he said it’s not a big deal and that it helps him with his anxiety and I am making too much of it.  What do you think I should do ? He doesn’t want to talk about it anymore either. It was never a problem before when we were just dating. I am wondering why it’s a problem for me now?

I am 65 and get erections like I did at 20. My problem—like you’ve written, after menopause, sex changes for some women including my wife.  I’ve never cheated, but I resent the fact that she has unilaterally withdrawn from sex to the point I no longer wish to try with her. And yes I am not giving up my sex life. I would never leave my wife but having half a life from now to the day I die is not an option. What can one do?

If a male does not have sex for more than three days, does his semen/sperm become thick?

I’m 17 and would really like to lose my virginity to a much older 43 year old man. I’m scared of course but I like him. I’m also scared of what people will think, especially my parents if I want to go out and meet him or stay the night. What should I do?

I wrote you a few weeks ago about losing my erection. I said that I was sleep deprived when that happened. You adviced me to sleep more and work on being relaxed for sex. But it happened again. We have a child. So we have to wait till the child is asleep. So we may have to stay awake late in the night to do it. Or when we do it in the morning, we have to get up and go to another room after cuddling for a while. We moved to the next room. I wonder if that is the reason I was losing erection. There was sunlight falling into my eyes. It was not dark. I also had to get up and work. So we had only less time. I wonder if these things were holding me from getting an erection. It has happened a couple of times now. I am 25 now. I doubt if I am not getting enough hard erection even when I get one. It makes me feel bad every time this happens. Sometimes, everything is fine. Sometimes I also ejaculate before her which I wanted not to happen. Now I feel like, a single distraction can get me lose erection. I am not sure if that is normal. So far this happened 3-4 times, but not often. I would like to hear your comment on that. Is there anything serious I need to consider? Is the time we do it the problem? Should we do it only when we have enough time to spend with each other or not in a lighted room? I don’t know if things are subconsciously doing something in my mind, like will the child wake up or will i be late to work or anything? When I ask myself, I don’t think those things were bothering me then.

I am reading your article “Oral Sex: Enhancement Suggestions for Men and Women.” It’s very good and I have only started reading. One comment on your discussion of oral sex. Many women rebel against the idea of swallowing male ejaculation. And some men may not like swallowing female ejaculate. I’m a woman who doesn’t swallow. It doesn’t sit right with me or feel good. It’s Ok for men to not like swallowing but women get pushed into doing it, and some like me rebel. I’m not a rabid feminist or anything—just sharing my reaction. Everything else in that section felt comfortable.

I’m a young lady in the UK who fears sex toys. I have occasional dysphoria. I’ve lived with various manifestations of PTSD my whole life – this may be important to note.

I have a fear of dildos. And any sexual tool or toy that represents a phallic, or is a tool for a phallic. This includes your plain dildo, fleshlights, or FTM trans packers.

I’ve always known I had such a phobia, but always denied it. In late sex ed, there was an exercise – learning to place a condom onto a dildo, as a simulation. I had been heterosexually active for 4 years before this exercise, yet I couldn’t and wouldn’t touch it. I felt sick being around them.

There is no thought process, no “A dildo may harm my vagina”, none of that. It’s visceral. I am still heterosexually active and do not have a fear of men.

I do want to experience my own body in full, and in future if I have a partner, I don’t want to hide away from the inclusion of toys.
But if I see, or I am in as reach of, specifically, a dildo or other phallic-themed object, I have a sense of panic deep in my stomach.

It causes me so much jealousy and anger to my loved ones who can experiment, or even toy with toys (pardon the pun) and not get an immediate fight/flight/freeze response.

Please. Do you have any advice?

Both of your articles about are full of good info, but they also seemed a bit contradictory to me—it’s just the way men are to watch porn,  versus it is damaging to a couple’s sex life….so there really is no answer. Mine is not so much a question as a conclusion – open to feedback. After much studying, research, reading, having living through the turmoil of male sexual needs, infidelity, sex addiction/voyeurism, lack of understanding of the needs of women, and just plain immaturity on the part of males in my life, I feel pretty hopeless. Though I am happily married and in my third act of life, whodathunk I would still be living through these issues. Some things just get swept under the rug and you move on, though without resolve, and this takes a great toll on a betrayed partner. This is due to the fact that immature men just cannot communicate without admitting to something they either don’t want to face, or are just afraid to for fear of retaliation, cowardice, rocking the boat, etc., etc. You say they love their wives – but just need the diversion…..but the diversion is bordering on sick. Women fantasize too, and have great imagination (without the aid of the Internet) – but for men, the extent of and the availability of the most outrageous and sick kind of porn ever invented is readily available to them at the click of a button. (Not your daddy’s porn)…as you well know. The variety is endless. This happens when I am out of eye-shot. So if I have a question, it is: How in the world can women compete with this? My husband says its not a competition – but I am certain that if the situation were reversed – he would feel resentful, if not threatened, if I were preoccupied with other people’s genitalia, especially well-endowed males, on a somewhat regular basis. (In fact, he seems quite enamored with looking at the males as well). I can say this because I have had to research sites where he has been to verify my fears. In addition, the porn situation is in the aftermath of some major infidelity, so it probably would be easier to accept – if not for that. But I digress. Fast-forward – forgiveness, (without an apology mind you) – no more infidelity, but continuance of porn. I should add that this man is not lacking for a good sex life – in fact, there is much affection, normal sex and love between us. All that he lacks in reality is variety and frankly I don’t desire to imitate porn actresses – I prefer to make love to the man I love. So shoot me. Is it really that hard for a man to wean himself off of the hard core porn and voyeuristic temptation on the Internet? …..when he knows it is disrespectful, upsetting and hurtful to his wife that he says he loves. If I hear that men are visual one more time, I will scream – but I have to realize there is truth to it. I can’t even imagine disrespecting my husband by doing these things behind his back. So after 20+ years of marriage and an otherwise stable life – how can a woman relax and enjoy life with this hovering in the background. I might add – though I have sought counseling, he refuses, therefore it is just preaching to the choir without his involvement. I feel loved and wanted, just cheated and disrespected. You might wonder why I stay in a relationship with this much baggage. I know I am not alone….but it makes me sad that women have to live like this (because they love their men) and makes me upset with myself for allowing it to happen to me – especially when I never wanted to be in this kind of position in the first place….and it took me a long time to make the decision for a commitment. Seems like acceptance is the only answer. When I worry about something bad happening to him or losing him to illness or injury, this of course erases any other problems, because that is my greatest fear and almost trivializes the other issues. But it still makes life harder than it should be.

My partner recently turned 65. I am 52. Around six months ago, he turned off to sex. He has ED, and says he can no longer experience any arousal. He is not attracted to me sexually. We have had a very difficult time because I want be physically intimate with him and find ways to arouse him. He is very hesitant to do anything but kiss. No deeper intimacy. I want to make an appointment with a sex therapist but he is not inclined to do this. Do you have any suggestions for me? I love him and feel very sexually attracted to him. I don’t need sex but feel desperate for intimacy.

For the past year or so I’ve had blood in my semen. I’ve visited my Dr and after some tests (semen culture) cancer was ruled out. I was told that it would be a long time before it went away. I’m 54 and have recently started to experience no morning erections unless stimulated and not so firm erections at times. Do you think the blood in the semen can cause ED? Thank you.