Nearly everyone does it, has done it, or will do it. It is the single most important thing in continuing human life. It can create new life. It can be an amazing and beautiful experience. It can honor the participants and the Divine. It can bond two people for life. It can help one lift the veil between one dimension and another. It can kill. It can be violent and abusive. It can cause severely deep emotional and psychological wounds. It has been considered a precious and sacred gift. It has been considered abominable and evil. What could be considered all of these things?
"We're set," my ex shouted. Still lingering in memories, I headed toward the passenger door as if I was going on the trip. But, there was a woman in my seat.
I have read two powerful articles about child sexual abuse this week. Evolutionary Parenting published an article written by Anonymous about the power of our words and the effects they have when we find out that someone is sexually abusing our child ... you should check it out. The words are eloquently writen and it touches the core of the human spirit. The other article is headline news about a 13 year old boy who is facing life in prison ... truly scary stuff!
We live in an orgasm-focused society. Orgasm is perceived as the proverbial icing on the already tasty sexual cake. Despite our misguided notion that orgasm is the primary reason to have sex, when it comes to women, it is no sure thing. There are many obstacles that can undermine a woman's capacity to achieve orgasm.
If you have paid careful attention, you may have noticed that ordinary friction sex, the kind of sexual exchange that most men employ, is characterized by a series of incessant, robotic, pelvic pumping actions combined with rapid breathing. There is no doubt that this is the fast and hard version of sex that has been glorified in pornography and elsewhere.
When we’re younger, there’s certainly power in numbers. Looking back to my twenties, I remember how my friends and I wouldn’t even walk into a bar by ourselves. Instead we’d wait outside for a wingman, even in 15-degree weather. By the time I reached my mid-thirties, I realized this group approach wasn’t working, so I decided to try a new one… Going out by myself.
Sex toys are fun additions to any couples bedroom repertoire but when your playthings outlast your relationship should you save them for your next partner?
The challenges facing a person who is married to someone with untreated Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD, can be difficult to navigate.
As parents, we all want to help our children develop positive self esteem. In doing so, we need to create a healthy foundation for them to grow within and succeed. Sometimes, it can be difficult to instill self-esteem within our children, if we do not possess a positive self image ourselves. Remember parents, children model what they observe. If we are not healthy role models for our children then our children may internalize negative self worth.
For many couples, a romantic getaway may be out of reach given their busy schedules with work, family or other obligations. So why not try a more realistic alternative? A "staycation" is a relaxing and fun way to find new experiences right at home.