Sex, making love, physical intimacy, and other words like these conjure up images and thoughts in our minds of some of the most amazing times in your marriage bed. There is passion, romance, toe curling excitement that send shivers down your back. Are you tracking with us? Sex is AWESOME!!! Maybe you hear these words and you aren’t so excited. Sex has become stagnant and boring. Right now you are not sure what to do to get the spark back in your bedroom.
These days, whether I answer or respond to men on OkCupid, Plenty Of Fish or Craiglist, I still want those three things. If you are new (again) to the dating game, here are six signs you are or may be ready for sex.
Many of us were taught before we became disabled or in adolescence that sex entails excitement that grows more and more intense until it results in a climax. The goal is usually seen as orgasm and the release of pent-up sexual tension. We learned about sex in a culture that treats it as sinful and unspeakable, yet uses a medical model to describe it. According to the medical model of sex and orgasm, a buildup of muscular tension leads to a peak, followed by a release - ejaculation for men and contractions of the muscles surrounding the vagina for women.
I remember the moment I became consciously aware that I was in love with two men at the same time. I felt ashamed and contemplated my guilt with a stream of questions.
Worried that you & your spouse are growing in different directions? As long as you're both growing, that's OK. A new book by Morrie & Arleah Shechtman explains why. You hear it all the time from veterans of divorce. "We simply grew apart." It's enough to create a sense of fatalism about marriage itself. It may even inhibit your commitment to personal growth, as you reason, "If I don't pursue my Ph.D. or start the landscaping business I've always dreamed of, I can devote more time to my marriage."
Bullying can best be defined as an imbalance of power. Whenever there is an imbalance of power or strength that is either real or perceived there is a potential for the greater power to intentionally threaten or harm the weaker one. This power struggles usually takes place over a sustained period of time and has the potential to escalate into violence.
OK, I know what you’re probably thinking. It’s easy to see the connection between dieting and DNA, or at least how your DNA might have something to do with your weight. But dating and DNA? What on earth could dating and your DNA have to do with each other? And no, I’m not talking about the connection between dating, love, sex, pregnancy and giving birth to a bundle of joy who has daddy’s eyes or grandma’s smile.
For the love of all things spooky and made of Spandex, you and your date cannot go to a Halloween party in the old plug-and-socket costumes. Wilma and Fred are so last year and there's no call to wiggle into lingerie when it's 39-degrees outside.
During the last election, my neighbors Mark and Jennifer were at odds with each other. They had been married for over 25 years and always voted for the same party. This year was different. Mark was voting for McCain, and Jennifer was voting for Obama.
“For all eternity you will be with you. There is no escaping your Self.” ~ Jacob Glass If there were ever a reason to make the effort to love and appreciate who you are, this would be it. Just imagine you’ll be keeping yourself company for all time — so you better find a way to enjoy who you are. There are many benefits to loving yourself – one is having that love to give in a relationship. As they say, “You can’t give what you don’t have.”