Addressing inequality, a complex web of intersecting oppression and societal discomfort with the inclusion of people who engage in commercial sex is harder than blaming the sex trade for the exploitation and marginalization of women.
You were too scared to commit to the avocado and now you've left it too late. All it wanted was to be yours. But you missed your window. Avos don't wait for long. They never do. Especially the good ones.
My journey continues to have its ups and downs, helping me balance confidence with humility. There are days when I feel in complete control of my sexuality and connected with my partner and other times when I feel like my libido has gone missing, never to return again.
Ten months ago I decided I was ready to do something I'd never done before: fall deeply in love with someone with whom I had a profound erotic connection. Sex had always been compartmentalized. I had great sex mostly with people I was never going to get serious with.
Think you can't date a younger man? Think again. Here are five fabulous reasons to date younger -- and love every minute of it!
I've written before that I used to go on a lot of dates, and I've written more recently that I think I'm a pretty nice guy. Those two things -- one fact, one personal opinion -- converged over the years in my not saying some things on dates that I probably should have said. Here are a few of those:
In 2011, my life felt like a disaster. I was a holistic practitioner, but I lost my award-winning wellness practice in the wake of the Great Recession. I was 55, with no prospects, no financial savings, no family members who would help, and friends who seemed to vanish into thin air.
Investigating what is normal in my new weird world of dating, I ask a male friend who dates a lot of women online. He claims that quite a lot of women make their sexual intentions clear in the first correspondence.
Dating as a woman over 50 can feel vulnerable and the last thing you want to do is step outside of your comfort zone, right? But that's exactly what works for so many of the women I work with one-on-one.
While I went on Strauss's journey with him in his book from world-famous Pick-Up Artist to monogamous happily married husband (and now father), it made me further think about and look at how I had been operating in relationships.
No one ever taught us the rules about how to relate to women on a romantic level. We have to struggle through the process of trial and error to figure out where to meet new people in the gay community, or what to say to start up a conversation with someone we like.
Some of us need sex aides just to get things started. Viagra for both men and women -- (men, you are no longer alone when it comes to performance anxiety) -- as well as lubricant, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and any sex tape that DOES NOT include Kim Kardashian.
If you're a man who wasn't the smoothest operator in your twenties, or a woman who felt constrained by the dating etiquette back then, this is where online dating really shines. For both men and women, it couldn't be easier.
Grief has changed my life forever. I am not the person I was three months ago. What existed in my life before my husband Peter died has been suddenly altered. Nothing is the same, nor will it ever be so. What was important to me before is meaningless now.
Sex was portrayed as unromantic, missionary position and something that was more a chore than a pleasure. And there was definitely no room for the urges I was feeling to get it on with another guy.
Getting in shape for sex would increase people's interest and help them enjoy it more, while adding to their overall strength and stability -- creating a cycle of improved muscular strength and sexual enjoyment. What could be better?