As someone who has identified as kinky for over a decade, both professionally and personally, I have to admit I was absolutely appalled when the 50 Shades trilogy first hit the mainstream. I read all three books, and as I read some of the myths and stereotypes, I had to do some deep breathing. I couldn't help thinking, "these are the books that have become the cultural reference point for kink?" As I thought this, a bit of my kinky little heart broke.
Do you remember where you were when Marilyn Monroe died 50 years ago? I remember her death even though I was just a little girl in summer camp learning how to shoot an arrow. Marilyn had a lot of arrows in her quiver in the form of timeless wisdom.
We’re all pressed for time. Whether it is due to our jobs, raising a family, or both—many couples find themselves dropping into bed at the end of the day. Often, one partner is ready and hoping for sex, while the other partner is not interested, trying to get interested, but too tired, or already asleep. So who says you can’t wake your partner up for a quickie? Did you know that men’s testosterone peaks in the morning? One small aspect of a thriving sex life, are quickies where one partner or both may or may not orgasm in a short amount of time.
Just as children like to be entertained by fictional characters and fairy tales, men like to be entertained by “adult fairy tales” as well. While children movies have an array of emotional highs and lows, fears and triumphs and a most always “happy ending”…so does an adult film. But what is it about the adult film that disturbs so many women?
There's a reason why they call it the “dating game.” When you're single and out meeting people or on a date with someone you don't know all that well, games get played. The other person shows you what he or she thinks you want to see. You do the same thing. You both omit certain facts about yourselves and you might even exaggerate or flat out lie about other aspects of who you are and what you do.
Mothers all over the world have been taking control of weddings since weddings began. Often times, it is one of the last "parenting" roles that mothers provide. As a result, some mothers take everything a bit too far and end up hijacking the wedding planning process. Although it seems like a daunting task, there are several effective strategies for dealing with this sensitive issue.
You have all heard the old saying, "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach." Is it true? Well, I I do know that most men love to eat, but few have time to or love to cook. When interviewing men for my matchmaking service, they often tell me that it would be a bonus if he met a woman that liked to cook.
Sex on the First Date … with your future husband? Sex on the first date is one of the hottest controversies going today, especially when it comes to online dating. How far do you go versus how far you want to go? What kind of message are you sending your date by saying yes … or by saying no? Most of all, what consequences will these in-the-moment decisions have in the cool light of a couple days’ hindsight? As it turns out, those consequences could be more positive the less caution you exercise on that first date.
Just how attached are you to your mobile phone? According to OnlineCollege, 10 percent of people under 25 text during sex. Among all adults surveyed, 15 percent said they would answer a phone call in the middle of sex. Do your friends really need a play-by-play, 160-character description while you are naked, under the sheets with your significant other?
Most of us have been taught to hold money in a “distant place”. This perspective means that money is out there, but it’s often elusive. Sometimes you can’t actually get your hands on it at all! The concept of money needs to be a personal relationship – an energy exchange. When you start to make anything personal, such as money, you create magnetic energy. That’s when you transcend the intellectual relationship.