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Do You Have Portion Control Problems?

Do You Have Portion Control Problems?

When you eat or drink, do you often find it difficult if not impossible to stop eating or drinking when you’ve had enough, even when you’re full? You’re definitely not alone…countless people have just the same problem leaving a few chips or cookies in a bag, leaving soda in a can, or leaving unfinished food like pasta, steak, or whatever on a plate. I know I once did, too. A friend once asked me “How can you throw that away?” after I ate only half of a small ice cream cone? I simply told her that after years of dieting and deprivation (in my late teens and early twenties), I have learned to have what I like, savor and enjoy it, and stop when I’m comfortable..I don’t need to eat the whole thing. I never feel like not finishing the food on my plate or beverage in my cup or glass is a bad thing; I don’t try to be wasteful, but when I’ve had enough, I’ve had enough.

Tie Me Up and Tie Me Down

Tie Me Up and Tie Me Down

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Sadomasochism also affectionately known as S&M? My mind immediately does to Madonna’s video hot video “Erotica”. I can still hear her purr “erotic, erotic, put your hands all over my body” in my mind. I will never forget seeing Madonna in the black mask wearing a tight black dress looking ready to dominate. Then there were the erotic visuals in the video of people chained up, licking each other, kissing, and other titillating positions.

three hearts hanging from a tree
A little bit of communication, compromise and commitment can go a long way in love.

The 3 C's Of Long-Lasting Love

The other day I was talking with a woman I know fairly well (let's call her Mary), and asked her what has kept her 25 year marriage going strong. Mary replied that she was a bit embarrassed to tell me this, but that she and her husband practice something they call night on-night off in which they have sex on the nights on, but not on the nights off.

6 Lessons I Learned By Talking To My Teenage Daughter
You'd be shocked to learn how much your kids can teach you about love.

6 Lessons I Learned By Talking To My Teenage Daughter

For once, my teenage daughter decided to talk to me. We were driving home from school and she said, "Dad, I have something to tell you." Here it comes, I thought — either some overwrought teenage drama or a parent's worst nightmare is about to escape my precious firstborn's lips. With a quavering voice she delivered the punch: "Jackie and I are dating."

How To Not Lose Yourself In A Relationship

How To Not Lose Yourself In A Relationship

Have you ever met a guy online or in person and thought wow, he could be the one. That wonderful feeling of excitement and possibility starts to grow inside of you and start to envision all the things you have been longing for might actually be at your doorstep, holidays together, what kind of father he might be or what vacations you might take. But wait as your fantasy grows you notice so does that nagging voice in your head and that the excitement gives way to fear and doubt.

Enjoy a Great Sex Life – With or Without a Partner!

Enjoy a Great Sex Life – With or Without a Partner!

Every woman deserves to have a great sex life - even if she does not have an accessible partner. If you currently don't have a companion, you can still enjoy extraordinary pleasure and passionate intimacy on your own. You have the power and ability to provide that for yourself!

Are You Really "Slender"?

Are You Really "Slender"?

Ouch.  This is a tough topic.  I wondered if I should even chance writing about it.  Get ready to be introspective here.  Different websites have unique methods of describing your physique in your online dating profile.  Unless it lists a weight range, these methods are subjective at best.  If it's a weight range, it's still inaccurate.  For example, I weigh over 150 lbs, but my phsyique (genetically) is incredibly muscular, and I wear a women's clothing size 6-8.  I'm also on the taller side.  

What Turns Him Off On a Date?

What Turns Him Off On a Date?

What Happened On the Date that Turned Him Off? A friend of mine almost canceled a date with a guy because she woke up with a zit. She came over to my apartment freaking out: “How big is it? Is it all you can see when you look at me? Should I make up an excuse to cancel?”