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Six Ways to Spice Up Your Vacation

It’s vacation time! Summer is in full swing and here in MA we’re having the warmest, sunniest summer I can remember. It got me thinking about how to make a vacation getaway with your partner even steamier. 1. Schedule a little time just for the two of you. Send the kids to grandma’s (as we did this past weekend) and the pets to the kennel. Resist the temptation to meet up with friends for at least one full day. 2. Sample the best of summer foods, and feed them to each other. Any food can be an aphrodisiac if it’s presented properly. The Thai Butter Mussels on the beach Sunday were out of this world—so good we had seconds. 3. Lube each other up… with sunscreen, of course (where did your mind go with that?!). Sunburns are definitely not sexy, but having your partner run their slippery hands all over your body is pretty hot.

Another Case for Non-Monogamy

Dan Savage is a journalist for The Stranger; he writes an advice column called Savage Love. I recently had the pleasure of watching a video clip of him, and I now think I’m in love. He was talking about swinging and non-monogamy, and I know I found a kindred spirit. Here are a few of the points he made, along with my own thoughts about the subject.

It’s Fightin’ Time, Again!

It’s Fightin’ Time, Again!

Stop thinking of conflict as fight material, and start thinking of conflict as a reason to negotiate with your spouse for what you want and need.

Date like a CEO !

Date like a CEO !

Dating is entrenched with emotions and uncertainties. And because dating is infused with intense passion and unpredictability, there is a propensity for extreme volatility. There is a way to diffuse the emotional apprehension…