Photographer Richard Renaldi took to the streets to create a breathtaking new project. Entitled Touching Strangers, the exhibit and accompanying book showcases the incredible portraits that arose when Renaldi convinced two or more complete strangers to pose together in gently (and sometimes highly) intimate poses.
I can already hear the mashing of teeth and the howls of disapproval when people read this article: “What? I'm supposed to whip my partner or let them whip me so that we can feel more intimate with each other?” Well Yea! Got a problem with that?
Giving the reins to your partner to truly seduce you can do transformative things for your sex life. You can connect at a much deeper level, as you're both entrusting your boundaries to one another.
We love our partners, but let's face it, after a while we start having fantasies of being a naughty nurse, hunky firefighter, or even Anastasia Steele. Sometimes we just want more excitement between the sheets—and role playing can do just that.
Both men and women find vulnerability attractive in a partner, for many different reasons.
Laughter is very sexy—particularly in the bedroom. Is your sex life full of silly fun? If not, you are missing out on one of the easiest ways to bring you and your partner closer together.
Vulnerability is often seen as a weakness, but it's actually a strength. Dr. Brené Brown, a renowned expert on vulnerability, explains that it's really about "sinking into" the joyful moments in life — daring to show up and let ourselves be seen.
Being in a long-distance relationship or marriage brings on special challenges to both emotional and physical intimacy. But you can still build intimacy while you're apart. Here's how!
All kinds of awkward things can happen when you are getting hot and bothered. How both of you respond to awkward sex moments says a lot about your relationship, both now and in the future.
If you're thinking sexy thoughts, you can make the transition to talking "dirty" in bed, if you're curious about what that might be like. Trying it a few times, you may realize that it brings an erotic energy into your lovemaking that you didn't know you had.
There are different levels of emotional and sexual intimacy, and a host of reasons for why we need both types. Intimacy does not come naturally, which is one of the main reasons why many men and women in their 20s and 30s struggle and fail in their relationships.
While we're of the same species, men and women communicate very differently. Men tend to use language to make a specific point or convey specific information, while women tend to use language to bond to and feel a connection with their partner.
Sex alone cannot provide the fullness of emotional connection needed for healthy relationships. Improving your relationship requires continual emotional growth. Here are seven ways to build that emotional intimacy.