We decided to conduct an experiment where he would plant a very bold Hollywood-style kiss on me when he arrived home for dinner. This dramatic entrance kick-started the trajectory and was silly enough to throw me off my typical rejection response.
With kids in various stages of launching -- and a healthy dose of wisdom acquired after years of unpacking our baggage -- middle age actually unlocks a psychological and sexual renaissance.
Just like tiny raindrops, there are small things you can do every day to fill up the reserves. The more drops or positive things you pour into the relationship, the more cushion you have for the dry spells. The result is a strong foundation of trust, love and patience.
I admitted that I didn't want the intimate, tender lovemaking that typified my bedroom. Instead, I found books and movies where women are sexually ravished and even aggressively taken exciting. And I judged myself for it.
When women ask me as a 52-year-old male why I've never been married, it's always insinuated that there's something wrong with me, or I must be a swinging bachelor who just needs a good woman to show him the way.
Why can't we remember how intensely in love we felt while going through hard times in our marriage? If only life worked that way but it doesn't and if a marriage is going to survive, it's going to take work from each spouse. When you're in the honeymoon phase most of what happens can be easily forgiven, afterward is when the real work of marriage begins.
From condoms breaking to anonymous sex, Zakh, Eric, Ronnie and Anthony talk about what sometimes keeps them up at night and what the actions they can never take back.
I always tell my clients who are challenging themselves to connect with others and date like never before -- if you feel uncomfortable, that's a good sign! That discomfort is where the magic lies. And besides, it won't feel uncomfortable for long. And when you find love, it will have been well worth it!
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.
Before being single, if you were like me, you probably didn't give much thought to how men saw you. It really didn't matter. You had your man and at least in the beginning he adored you just the way you were, whether in sweats or in a little black dress.
My husband's desire was higher than mine, so he initiated sex more frequently than I would otherwise crave it. Over the course of time I rarely had the opportunity to spontaneously feel and connect with my desire of my own accord. This was a very painful state.
Miranda's husband James wasn't an obvious alcoholic, but he drank too much at parties and could get out of control. So she made him stop, and quitting the booze had benefits for both of them (names have been changed), including the bedroom.
May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and considering that we are still living in an age where birth control is trying to be outlawed and teens are shamed for seeking out information about their sexuality, we have a lot of progress to make.
Advocates for women have pointed out the error of the first NHAS in not addressing the urgency of the HIV epidemic for Black women, among whom HIV rates are far higher than any other group of women.
Olivia Pope is fierceness personified. She's strong, sharp, smart, sassy, suave and sexy. Women look to her for the latest style and to see how she handles her business like a boss.
I will never stop missing him. I will never stop thinking about him. I will try to remember how he smelled like the Irish Spring soap he showered with, how his long toes looked more like fingers, and I will always remember how our time together was filled with lots of laughter and affection.