Everyone's favorite pretty lady who talks about sexual issues is back! Anna David will be here live in the studio to answer your questions.
Here's what Anna David has to say about herself:
"Anna David has been on staff at Premiere and Parenting, was a fulltime freelancer at People, wrote a sex and relationship column for Razor, and has also been published in Details, Playboy, Cosmo, Maxim, Stuff, Redbook, Teen Vogue, The LA Times, Vanity Fair, Variety, People, Us Weekly, TV Guide,The New York Post, Tatler, Esquire UK, Movieline, LA Confidential, Vegas, and Ocean Drive, among many others.
She's a pop culture expert for The Today Show, appears regularly on Fox Reality Channel's Reality Remix, and has also been featured on ESPN's Cold Pizza, Fox's The Best Damn Sports Show Period, NBC's The Other Half, The Style Network's Modern Girl's Guide to Life, and a collection of shows on VH1 and E! Her first novel, Party Girl, is out now." Click here to order Party Girl from Amazon and look below to see videos for her literary gem and to read Anna's answers to today's questions.
It seems like every year at this time, girls get more horny. Do they go into estrus like deer, or is this purely coincidental?
You're absolutely right -- we're all a little more turned on during the summer and there are several reasons for this. One is that natural light suppresses the production of melatonin and melatonin can slow down a sexual appetite. Hello, beach days!
Also, we tend to get more exercise during the summer -- hey, we've got to look good in those bikinis -- which not only gives us more energy but also helps us sleep better (and being well rested means we're game for more sex).
And finally the foods we tend to eat during the summer -- more fruits, vegetables and salads, as opposed to the heavier comfort foods of the cold winter months -- make us feel better and thus more in the mood. And some foods that are in season in the summer -- figs, apricots, mangos, peaches and pomegranates -- are actually considered aphrodisiacs. Have fun.
Will too much masturbation affect you or your sex life?
If you're in a relationship where you're having sex but aren't having orgasms or feeling sexually fulfilled and are thus spending a lot of your time masturbating when you're not with your partner, I think that can be a problem.
A major part of sexual satisfaction, after all, is being able to feel excited in the presence of and because of someone you care about. Thus, not getting turned on by your guy and quietly going away to get yourself off suggests that you have trouble equating sexuality with intimacy. If you're just discovering your body and getting to know and understand what excites you, however, there's absolutely nothing wrong.
And if you're not having sex with anyone and simply want to feel good, have at it. While there isn't a specific number of times that signifies that you're masturbating too much, I think if it's bothering you enough to ask the question, why not try slowing down on the activity and see how you feel?