Since our wedding, quite a few people have made comments to us that they "feel bad" that it rained on our wedding day, or how "great" we were for handling it "despite the rain." Let me make one thing clear: September 12, 2015 was the single most perfect, fun, and love-filled day of my life, and I would not change one thing about it, especially not the rain.
Listening to my guy friends talk about women especially, though, I am always amazed by some of the basic misconceptions they harbor about the "fairer sex." Listening to my girlfriends talk about their relationships, I tend to hear the same complaints over and over. So I thought I might be able to put together a general list with the intention of helping us ALL get along a little better.
Recently I received a letter from a woman who told me nothing is working in her dating life. No one is interested in her. No one is interested in her friends either. She and her friends are experiencing loneliness and a lack of contact with men. But it doesn't have to be this way.
The blow of widowhood is so stunning that it floors the best of us, and surprises even the most prepared. How can one be prepared for the loss of a love? Grief is so shocking that all you can do when it hits is function minute to minute.
Yoga is an amazing stress reliever that will make you mentally and physically stronger as well as more agile and flexible, but did you know that yoga has the potency to enhance sexual performance and increase your ability to enjoy a more powerful orgasm?
Different partners draw out of us different emotions -- some we didn't even know we had -- and sustaining a relationship becomes tedious from both ends. But we must ensure that at least we're doing our part. So how do we navigate it through it all and improve the quality of our love?
You seemed more like a Virgo online. Want to come to my karate class?
Sure, we're all busy getting our s**t together and finding what works for us, but let me just say this: What happened to the damn magic?
Though we all learned pretty quickly that an orgasm a day was a tad too ambitious, we've all seen significant increases compared to last year and have been enjoying ourselves immensely. So while my 2015 "summer of masturbation" never materialized, I do have some early takeaways from my 2016 "year of orgasms."
Sexual fetishes are frequently misunderstood and stigmatized because they're so specific and can be so intense, but as long as the experience is positive and both the fetishist and partner feel good about the fetish and experience, it's healthy.
The way most of us have been taught to go about intimacy is actually causing a lot of struggle in our relationships. And it may be holding us back from the deeper, life-long intimacy that many of us crave.
In this day and age we live our lives online. And of course this naturally extends to our romantic lives whether that be dating, married or in a committed relationship. This has happened so quickly that we haven't necessarily taken the precautions to protect ourselves. And because we live our lives online, it is only natural that our romantic encounters, relationships and prospects also have an online existence.
At first alcohol seemed to please me and in turn whomever my partner for the moment was going to be. I was uninhibited, I was eager to do what they requested and be ravished myself.
The Takeaway: Meeting one new awesome human is worth all of that crappy paperwork.
If we want to learn how to talk about sex, we need to start talking about sex comfortably at younger ages. We, as a country, need to offer more comprehensive sex education to children so they learn how to talk about sex in more effective ways.
On a recent Saturday morning, at a farmer's market in a hip L.A. neighborhood, I watched a woman swagger past the children's drum circle holding a leash, not with a dog, but a man attached. He wore a pink dog collar and his eyes were downcast as curious onlookers whispered and smiled.