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Strength is Sexy

Michelle Tennant Nicholson | Posted 09.02.2015 | Style
Michelle Tennant Nicholson

Speaking straight takes courage. It takes strength. That's sexy. That's real intimacy. Share with others - especially media friends who influence many - what you think makes up real intimacy, courage and strength.Then we'll all benefit from your insights. Have the strength to share.

A Pill for Libido. Really?

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 08.24.2015 | Fifty
Rose Kumar, M.D.

As an internist who sees hundreds of women in the second half of life, I am all too familiar with women's waning libidos. Having gone through menopau...

'Intimacy Art Show' Will Make You Want To Get Close To Somebody

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 08.22.2015 | Arts

"Intimate": It's one of those loaded words that can imply everything from meaningless sex to a revealing, heartfelt conversation. It can sound warm a...

The Truth About The 'Hard Work' Of Marriage

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 08.12.2015 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Recently, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner decided to divorce - because apparently their marriage was "too much work." We frequently hear this from couples in our office, who are ready to give up on love and wonder if they can resurrect a marriage that has been sinking.

The #1 Trait Both Partners Find Irresistible When It Comes To Sex

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2015 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

Why is it that we can be so productive, proactive, and confident in so many areas of our lives (families, careers, charity, and so on), but when it comes to expressing ourselves sexually, we clam up?

Chances Are Your Partner Is Attracted to Other People

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 08.05.2015 | Women
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

When you make room in your relationship to honor the possibility of outside attractions and the feelings they create, it can help you stay connected and engaged with each other instead of developing separate lives where you keep your attractions hidden. Being able to talk about scary topics like outside attractions can even help prevent affairs from happening.

How to Wreck Your Marriage -- Part 1

Cindy Finch, LICSW | Posted 07.29.2015 | Divorce
Cindy Finch, LICSW

In order to thoroughly wreck your marriage relationship or intimate partnership, be someone who looks at their own faults through a telescope but everyone else's with a microscope. Critical people focus on the failures of others, are self-righteous and highly defensive when criticized themselves.

The Building Blocks of Erotic Intimacy

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 07.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

The goal is for the addict is to learn to securely attach to healthy partners and experience the joy of intimacy, which once tasted, can be so powerful it incinerates all illusions that sexual acting out can ever fulfill the deep inner longing for connection that all humans have in common.

Why Are People Paying To Find Intimacy In A Room Full Of Strangers?

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Isn't it ironic that the more connected technology makes us, the more isolated many of us feel? Searching for intimacy in the 21st century -- especial...

What I Learned From Hooking Up With A Guy I Didn't Like

Terri Trespicio | Posted 07.15.2015 | Women
Terri Trespicio

There's this misguided feminist idea that to be truly free/strong, you have to be able to treat men the way men sometimes treat women -- like used toilet paper. You want to call yourself a feminist? Conduct your life from a place of power.

5 Pragmatic Tips For Making Sex Smoother As You Age

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.09.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue  By Dorree Lynn  Once upon a time in America, there were many people over 50 who wanted to be intima...

Mariah Carey: Moving Quickly in a Relationship?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 07.06.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

When two people fall in love, anything seems possible. You might quickly begin to think about spending the rest of your life with that person, and even fantasize about how wonderful it could be. That is what love does -- it makes everything look wonderful.

Crusting Over -- The High Cost of Emotional Armoring

Randi Gunther | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Randi Gunther

If you are like most people, you were much more vulnerable and open when you started experiencing intimate relationships than you are now. Before th...

Do You Have an Honest Relationship?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Honesty is a key component of a healthy relationship, not only because it helps us avoid harmful breaches of trust, but because it allows us to live in reality as opposed to fantasy and to share this reality with someone else.

7 Secrets of Successful Relationships

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 06.25.2015 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

A happy, intimate and successful love relationship is based in each person being fully supported, loved and respected with forethought and consideration in all decisions individually and collectively.

A Couple's Guide to Better Arguing

Sean Grover | Posted 06.24.2015 | Weddings
Sean Grover

Did you know that a good clean fight with your partner could strengthen your relationship? That's right, healthy skirmishes improve intimacy and communication.

The Book That Taught Me How To Experience Life Properly

Judith Newton | Posted 06.20.2015 | Fifty
Judith Newton

On our flight to England, I'd read Mark Doty's Still Life with Oysters and Lemon: On Objects and Intimacy. It is a book about still life pictures, but also about love, loss and our hunger for intimacy. The book moved me, and in the course of a ten hour journey, altered my understanding of why I travel, of why I need to travel.

Ariana Grande: Tearing Down Double Standards?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

It follows that if you are in a new relationship and your partner asks how many sexual encounters you have had, you can have a clear sense of your history and how it came to be, free from guilt.

Pornography, Dating and Intimacy

Mala Rambharose | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Mala Rambharose

When I started my dating life the topic of pornography would come up rarely. As time went on and my friends and I experienced more serious, "long te...

Too Many Choices

Randi Gunther | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Randi Gunther

With so many choices and so little time, people are certain to lose their core self and live in the ever-shifting fantasy world of unrealistic possibilities. There just isn't enough time in anyone's day to invest, participate, and enjoy a plateful that is in multiple, ever-changing layers.

'The 36 Questions' for Falling in Love: What Makes Them Work?

Susan Anderson | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

The world is full of love-worthy, eligible people looking for a way out of involuntary singleness. They want to put an end to their cycles of abandonm...

Chris Soules: Is It Over Before It Begins?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

Why do so many of these relationships, whether they begin on the television show or in an out of the ordinary setting, end sooner rather than later?

5 Things to Do Today to Save Your Relationship

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Relationships are a great place to work on ourselves. There is no harm in trying each of the above steps, as you truly have nothing to lose. The worst case scenario is that you will have grown your own capacity to be loving, vulnerable, passionate and lively. The best case scenario is that you and your partner will grow closer and rekindle your loving feelings for each other.

5 Styles of Perfectionism: Which One Are You?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Practitioners and researchers talk about perfectionism in a number of different ways, and there are different types or styles of perfectionism. Here are five:

Haven't We Met Before? -- Uncanny 'Past Life' Memories

Randi Gunther | Posted 05.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Randi Gunther

Despite the many well-educated skeptics demeaning the possibility of "inherited" relationships, I cannot invalidate what so many people have shared ...