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7 Questions I Have Been Asked As A Sex Educator & Women's Health Advocate.

7 Questions I Have Been Asked As A Sex Educator & Women's Health Advocate.

In the time I have been a sexuality educator and women's health advocate I have been asked some interesting questions. Actually even before that while I was studying at uni, as soon as people found out what I was studying I came across curly questions and surprising statements from people. In this blog, I thought I would share 7 of the general questions I get asked frequently and a short answer for each.  Q: “Is it ok to masturbate in a relationship?” A: The simple answer is YES it is ok to masturbate in a relationship. Masturbation is normal and...

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5 Best Sex Positions For A Bad Back.

5 Best Sex Positions For A Bad Back.

Back pain impacting on sex is a common problem. A 2014 study by Waterloo University examined the spinal movement of 10 couples engaged in sex. The couples were asked to perform five different sex positions and variations of those sex positions. The study used infrared and electromagnetics, the researchers to find out what the spinal movement in sex positions were most comfortable and where the stressors where on the spine. From there a list of positions that worked or didn’t work, comfort-wise was created. Back pain impacting on sex is a common problem with around 84% of men and 73% of...

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Sexual self-care means being mindful during sexual experiences.

Sexual self-care means being mindful during sexual experiences.

Does this sound familiar? 101 things on my to-do list - Fatigued and pained - Too busy, Too tired - My scars are ugly - Hurry up or no that is not right. Who has all this and far more going on in their head? It’s all that distracts us during intimacy & sexual experiences. I make that distinction on purpose. There is an abundance of pleasure, connection & health benefits to be had in non-sexual, consensual touch. Being able to be mindful during those interactions is sexual self-care. It is common during sex to tune out, let thoughts wander. These...

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Sex without pain is a basic human right!

Sex without pain is a basic human right!

Sex is meant to be about pleasure and not pain, right? The American survey, the ‘National Survey of Sexual Health and Behaviour’ described as the ‘the largest national sex survey ever published’, found that one in three American women experienced some pain the last time they had sex. 75 percent of women have experienced pain during sex at some point in their lives, according to the American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians. Painful sex happens for a whole range of reasons, including endometriosis, adenomyosis, pelvic floor issues, and the list goes on.   Does this concern anyone else? It is one of the reasons...

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