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Intimacy

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 06.12.2015 | 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 ...

8 Ways To Help Even The Most Clueless Partner Become A Better Lover

MiddleSexy | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty
MiddleSexy

We've all been there. Sex with a mate that is boring or, even worse, plain bad. Perfunctory foreplay, a hand or tongue that never seems to find the right place or the right rhythm, the thrust that starts too soon or is over too fast.

Want a Lasting Relationship? Embrace This One Agreement

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Positive change brings new opportunities and enthusiasm, which can be contagious and inspiring. We all know how good it feels when we're in our flow. We are more alive, more present and more connected. Isn't that what we all want for ourselves and for our loved ones?

Jennifer Aniston: How Long Is Too Long?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

Actors Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux got engaged in August of 2012, and their wedding has been much-anticipated by their many fans. However, reports last week revealed the two have been fighting and are now living separately.

Katharine McPhee: Can You Stay Friends With an Ex?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

Katharine McPhee's divorce from ex-husband Nick Cokas may have been messy, but the two seem friendlier than ever. They were spotted getting breakfast together last week, and Nick even caressed her face during the meal.

Taking One For the Team

MiddleSexy | Posted 05.13.2015 | Weddings
MiddleSexy

Do you sometimes take one for the team? You know, those times when you have sex with your partner when you don't really want to? You're tired or you just did your hair or you ate too much for dinner and feel like you're going to burst.

Spring Cleaning for Your Life [Part 2 / 3]

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

Whether you're in a new-ish relationship, or in a long-time, committed partnership, this checklist can add a little more sparkle and sweet connection to your relationship.

Wheelchair Wisdom: I Am Connected to All of Life

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

There are two ways of spreading light -- to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. -- Edith Wharton The definition of connection is knowing...