Melissa Fuller

  • Sex & Pancakes Review

    As the school semester wraps up, I’ve been reflecting on how it has been an awesome year for Sex & Pancakes. The Link started the Sex & Pancakes radio segment (which you should check out if you haven’t already) and pairing that with this column has given me the chance to answer more questions than ever before.

  • Where are the Pancakes?

    I’m very disappointed in you. I have read all of your columns and there is way too much sex and not enough pancakes in everything you write. I haven’t seen you mention breakfast food once and I demand that you stop misleading readers. Tell me everything you know about pancakes. —Craving Cake

  • Slacktivism and Selfies

    Over the past week friends posting makeup-free selfies have flooded my Facebook newsfeed. These pictures are all captioned with “Love Yourself Challenge,” the hashtag #nomakeup and a nomination for a few of the person’s friends to follow their lead by posting a picture of themselves without makeup.

  • At the Very Least, It’s Yeast

    For the last few months, every time I have sex with a condom I get an irritation similar to a yeast infection in the few days following. I generally get yeast infections so I know the symptoms, but this is slightly different, where it’s more inflamed and has less discharge. I’m worried that I may have developed a condom allergy—is that
    something that can develop? If so, are there specific symptoms I should be looking for? What other options are there if it turns out to be a condom allergy?
    —­­Allergy or Infection?

  • Pain on the Brain

    What is the link between past abuse and female vaginal pain during sex?

  • Don’t Fake It ‘Till You Make It

    I’m a fairly healthy heterosexual dude, but for whatever reason I have great difficulty achieving orgasm with a sexual partner. It wasn’t always like this and I have no problems getting there when masturbating, but it’s gotten to the point where I haven’t even climaxed once with my last three partners.

  • Irritation Situation

    When I have sex with my girlfriend I always have small sores the next day on my penis. We’re both free of any STD. Could the skin on my penis be reacting to her vagina? I’ve never had this problem with other girls. She uses NuvaRing for birth control, could that be the cause of anything?

  • Daily Dose of Morose

    I’ve been taking anti-depressants and I’m worried they affect my sexual performance.

  • Bypassing the Climaxing

    Whenever I have sex with my girlfriend, things are great. We get hot and heavy, but she never really seems to orgasm.

  • All About Anal

    People sometimes assume that the preparation, execution and risks with anal sex are the same as vaginal sex, but there are some significant differences between penetrating the anus and the vagina.

  • Lube Up!

    Over the past few years working as a sex educator, I’ve noticed that whenever I hear people talk about lube it always seems to be in the context of someone saying they don’t need it.

  • Not as Hot and Bothered

    Arousal doesn’t happen on demand, and most women need some warm-up time.

  • Reflect Before Sex in 2014

    It’s the start of a new year, and in keeping with tradition many people have picked their resolutions for 2014.

  • IUDs and You

    Following last week’s column, this week I’ll be providing an overview of intrauterine devices.

  • Birth Control Isn’t One Size Fits All

    There’s been a recent rise in the popularity of intrauterine devices, and I’ve been receiving a lot of questions on this “new” method of birth control.

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Lovers

    I often receive questions asking for relationship advice, but I’ve realized that I rarely answer them.

  • On HIV/AIDS and Their Misconceptions

    A little over a year ago, I became involved at AIDS Community Care Montreal, an awesome non-profit HIV/AIDS community organization.

  • Getting Frisky Without Being Risky

    My boyfriend and I are disease-free and we both dislike condoms, but neither of us want an accidental pregnancy.

  • Male Sexual Abuse is Still Abuse

    Sexual abuse is also most often depicted as gendered, with women most commonly shown as the victims and men as the aggressors.

  • The Ace of Cups, Part Two

    This week, I’ll be sharing my personal observations since making the switch to the Diva Cup two years ago.