In our culture, men historically have been trained and expected to be aggressive, competitive and hierarchical. Male self-worth has been based on embodying those qualities and on being a successful breadwinner
Educational campaigns have been aimed at the young and as a result 20 and 30-somethings know the rules: condoms for casual sex and full sexual health checks when they move on to exclusive relationships. However, many over-50s feel uneasy about visiting sexual health clinics, despite the fact that they forget about using condoms, because contraception is no longer an issue.
There's a great myth that's been hoisted upon all women that "dating" is fun. I'm convinced it's a conspiracy crafted to guarantee an ongoing form of economic revenue; women are forced to buy new clothes and makeup while men are lured into exorbitant restaurants to prove their merit.
Some time ago I wrote a blog concerning sex and menopause. Comments in response to that blog ran the gamut. Some women expressed frustration with their bodies. Some felt betrayed by their husbands or partners now that their physical appearance had changed. And still others were blissfully happy that they had ended (by choice) their own sexual chapter and were looking forward to using their energy in other areas such as work, family and friends.
I realize something is happening, but I don't really know what it is. Life is different, I'm scared to death and unsure of my future. Here's what I need from you, my parents.
When we went our separate ways, four years later, I took off the ring and put it in a velvet-lined drawer in my dresser. It sat way in the back, where I couldn't lose it or look at it. It was an ill-kept secret in my drawer and in my head for months, gathering dust and memories.
What is dating for, if not to teach us what we don't want? Each special person to cross our paths leaves a mark, a lesson -- sometimes in the form of scars, other times as fond memories. Yet in the end they play the same role -- they teach.
Circe: Sleep with me. I'm a witch-goddess. Odysseus: Yeah. I like your singing voice. Listen-- Circe: I knew it. Odysseus: I haven't said ...
If you don't believe in love, you won't do the work to make sure it happens in your life. And those excuses and negative theories are why you don't believe. They have been doing the dating for you.
We need to be influenced to feel happiness and love, influenced to deeply care for someone other than ourselves, influenced to better ourselves while we better those around us.
Being fearless isn't living without fear, but recognizing the fears you have and still leaping anyway. With each leap you take, you are heading closer to the path you were meant to be on.
If you're of the male persuasion, reading this article, you're hoping to find answers to why footwear seduces female's imaginations. The long and short of it is you have to get inside a woman's head, not just her pants.
Here's the strange, fluid thing about deal breakers: They are like Schrödinger's cat. They both are and are not absolute.
It's not always the big things in life that make a person realize their relationship and/or marriage is over. It's the little things listed below that you have to go through to separate your life as a we to a ME.
What makes a great man? Eeek, that's a tough one! Or, more importantly, what kind of men do we want our little boys to become? And, how can we better support them as they develop?
One day I woke up and made the decision to take back control of my life. I bought a one-way ticket to Iceland, inspired by the hundreds of Pinterest images and travel blogs I read online. I left everything in New York City to travel the world for the first time with a life-size cutout of my dad.