Q from a Male, First-Year student at University
of Oklahoma: Can being in good physical
condition increase your desire to have sex?
A: There are many positive benefits to
being in good physical condition. Feeling fit helps
us feel better about a lot of things. We often feel
better about ourselves when we feel we look our
best. Being in good shape often leads to positive
feelings about life; our desire for many things
Q from a Female, Senior student at Syracuse
University: What can I do when I want to make
love, but my partner isn't "in the mood"? How can I
get him in the mood?
A: Loving relationships thrive on mutual
respect. I am not sure that you can make anybody
feel romantic and sexy just because that's the time
you're feeling romantic and sexy. Generally,
"turn-ons" for men include caring, touch, warm
shared feelings, and the interest in mutual
© 2007, Sandra L.
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It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the
lover. - Marge Piercy
American teens have the worst of all
worlds...Our children are bombarded and confronted
with sexual messages, sexual exploitation, and all
manner of sexual criticism. But our society is by
and large sexually illiterate. Faye Westheimer
Dr. Sandra L.
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