Meet KennyBlunt and SheilaMonster, a sexually adventurous married couple with a shared appreciation for Burning Man and burlesque. Frustrated with the limitations of the traditional "swinging" scene they experienced at sex parties, the duo formed an exclusive N.Y.C. sex party called Chemistry.
I'm single, 40, and have dated more than any good man should. Add to that the fact that I love women, I love seducing, and my ego is clearly invested in the power it gives me, and something tells me I'm not the man you'd think would advocate devotion and fidelity.
Her relationship was complicated. But after graduating from the Ivy League she thought she had it all figured out. But sometimes even the most independent of women lose their identity when they marry a rich husband. And it's not just the financial inequality but all the free time can cause even the most down-to-earth gal morph into a trophy wife without even knowing it.
Do I bring my stripper-induced sensory overload into the bedroom? You betcha! My wife and I have known one another since college, and over the years we have achieved the perfect blend of familiarity and mystery by sharing fantasies without breaking trust. Though she doesn't bring a director and makeup trailer to bed, I am sure there are some nights after a Mad Men episode that I am the Jon Hamm understudy in one of her fantasies. Sex is not only about love but about play as well, and if she closes her eyes once in a while to pretend she is riding someone's see-saw, that's OK by me.
The beginning of a relationship can be a tricky course to navigate. Guys (like me) aren't so good at guessing what women think or want, and our stupidity can lead to otherwise easily avoidable arguments. Setting some basic rules with your new flame may help you get past the small stuff and start enjoying your lives together. Here are ten guidelines to help smooth the road with your new beau. Some of these tips might seem like common sense but everyone has different expectations.
All relationships need a little pick-me-up sometimes—even the best ones. To that end, we've compiled a list of 101 ways to reconnect with your significant other, right now. Whether you'd like to increase intimacy, find a thoughtful way to say "I love you," or just show your honey some gratitude, we're sure you'll find something useful in the list below.
One of the most common questions we hear is, "How do we make our relationship work?" The answers are complicated, varied, and, after a while, can start to sound like muddled platitudes. But these commonplace sayings get repeated because they work. With this in mind, we pulled together 12 cliches that, in fact, reveal simple, tried-and-true advice for having a healthy, happy relationship.
Besides the meaning of life and the ingredients of hot dogs, many a man has questioned "what exactly do women want?" We're not playing coy here, we know we're complex creatures. And, true, we operate on a different wavelength than men. But, woman aren't exactly the great mystery that men often make us out to be. The proof? We polled the YourTango staff and compiled a list of 10 simple things women want.
Here's how to get a relationship that makes you stronger, wiser, kinder and more compassionate and personally fulfilled. Because anyone can have sex, right?
A regular, everyday wife and mom tells how a threesome, and then a full-blown open relationship, saved her marriage by giving her the sexual satisfaction that she needed.
Even when you're crazy about someone, it can often be hard to know if he or she is "right" for you. YourTango has come up with 15 signs that you're dating a soul mate. You don't have to check off all of these points to be sure about someone—but if you can say yes to several, you've found someone very special—possibly someone you could fall in love with.
Casanova himself couldn't keep up with the ideals of romance set forth by today's helpful movies, but hypothetical help is on its way! If you find yourself intimidated by keeping up with the Bridget Joneses, and settling for nothing instead, try these delicious, bite-size nuggets of romance anyone can pull off for tiny scraps of cash and commitment.
YourTango got together with the author of "1001 Questions To Ask Before You Get Married." Monica Mendez Leahy gives us a sneak preview of ten of the most important questions to ask before you get engaged. Check it out and find out how well you really know your mate and if this thing has a shot at forever. How you were in high school and how you pack your bags can reflect on what type of person you are and the compatibility of you and your future spouse. It's wise to question his motives and background before you get married.
I realized then that I had to find the strength to live without my husband. That was the day I realized that there was life outside of my house and inside of it, too.
It started with a flirty dance while out with friends. It turned into a torrid year-long affair that her husband never knew about. One writer shares her tale of infidelity and how, against all odds, adultery put her on the path back to her husband. "I heard the warning voice in my head reminding me that this was dangerous territory: however alone I might feel, I was, in fact, married. And then, for the first time in 10 years, I silenced it. As Alex placed his hands on my hips, I knew with absolute clarity that I was about to have an affair. I knew it was a decision that could unravel even the strongest of unions. I never could have guessed that it would save mine."