Stacey Baker, right, and Summer Marnin go over a few of the baby names Chad and Stacey Baker were considering.
In Byers’ research, rates of self-disclosure about sexual dislikes were particularly low.
According to her data, the average adult knows only about a fourth of the things his or her partner finds sexually distasteful. Why is talking openly about our sexual likes and dislikes with our partners—be they spouses or one-night-stands—so difficult?
Laura Widman and colleagues reported similar findings just last year in a study of 603 youths. Reviewing 30 years of studies on sexual communication several years ago, Canadian researcher E.
Sandra Byers found that rates of sexual self-disclosure, even in committed long-term relationships, were surprisingly low.
Even states such as Arizona, where surrogacy is banned, still see such births.
Nothing in Iowa law specifically prohibits surrogacy, said Carmen Janssen, a family law attorney in West Des Moines who has carved out an increasing specialty in the field.
NSVRC offers the Visionary Voice Awards, in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month each April, to recognize the creativity and hard work of individuals around the country who have demonstrated outstanding work to end sexual violence.
Each year, state, territory, and tribal coalitions select an outstanding individual to nominate for the awards.
Our apparent difficulty with intimate sexual communication is not new. Is a Lot Communicating openly about sex is difficult—not just for youngsters, and not just for couples at the start of a relationship.