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Pleasure

Fantasy and Memory in Bordeaux

Frank Browning | Posted 12.18.2016 | Arts
Frank Browning

--Simon HANTAÏ, Mariale At this, the darkest moment of the year, when the forces of political darkness appear to be entrapping the last fragments of...

Why Do Some People Love Sad Music?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.01.2016 | Entertainment
Greater Good Science Center

By Tuomas Eerola Tear-jerkers such as Adele's Someone Like You frequently top the charts these days, while gloomy classical compositions like Mozart'...

How To Meet Your Erotic Self By Taking A Pleasure Pilgrimage

Pamela Madsen | Posted 08.18.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

A pilgrimage is a rite of passage. There are few rites of passage for us to meet our erotic selves. For us to learn about our body and its connection to our pleasure and our soul. You have to make a choice in your life when you consider making a pilgrimage.

How Can We Create A Happy Life For Ourselves And A More Just Society?

Venerable Pomnyun | Posted 08.15.2016 | Religion
Venerable Pomnyun

Because the society we live in affects our lives, we need to understand social issues to the same degree we understand our own personal problems. We need to bring about social change so that we can live more freely and happily.

Why You're Not Meeting Your Exercise Goals

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Kira M. Newman When it comes to exercise, many of us are full of good intentions but not much action. I've been meaning to go to the gym, we tell ...

How Music Bonds Us Together

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Jill Suttie At GGSC's recent awe conference, Melanie DeMore led the audience in a group sing as part of the day's activities. Judging from participan...

The Kind Of Orgasm Nobody Should Ever Have

Pamela Madsen | Posted 06.19.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Not surprisingly, we see that depressed mood and sexual concerns and difficulties -- including changes in sexual desire and lowered arousal -- are often intertwined. SSRIs can cause many types of sexual concerns, such as the inability to have an orgasm.

The Case for Fiction

Lyndsay West | Posted 06.14.2016 | Books
Lyndsay West

I'll be up front with you: I'm a fiction apologist. I can appreciate a good non-fiction piece, but I find that the payoff from fiction is greater...an...

Love and the Pleasures of Eating

Stephanie Kordan | Posted 05.17.2016 | Taste
Stephanie Kordan

The link between culinary delights and amorous pleasures seems timeless; as food and dining together has been a prelude to love (also known as the romantic candlelit dinner) no matter what century we exist in. Yet the idea of aphrodisiacs as the secret ingredient for love has intrigued us for centuries.

Sex and Dignity? Seriously?

Peggy Payne | Posted 04.14.2016 | Religion
Peggy Payne

Of course if I were pope, I'd recognize gay marriage and delete the word albeit (which means though) in the quote above. I can't see the problem with the pursuit of pleasure. There's no reason pleasure or its pursuit should lower respect for the lover.

The 4 Portals To More Sexual Pleasure In Your Life

Pamela Madsen | Posted 04.14.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Many of us simply don't make pleasure a priority in our lives. We put everything else before our own pleasure and then we are simply too tired for pleasure. Or we run out of money or time. Remember, pleasure doesn't have to involve a partner.

Love, Sex and Misconceptions

Stephanie Haase | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Stephanie Haase

In the (sexually) conservative societies of East Africa, things are pretty dire, especially when it comes to matters that aren't 'mainstream'. Homosexuality? Against God's law. And actual laws, unfortunately. Anal sex? A dirty perversion. Masturbation? Makes you blind, skinny and/or infertile.

The Pleasure Paradox

Kit Murray Maloney | Posted 04.01.2016 | Women
Kit Murray Maloney

I need to out myself. Sometimes in standing for women's sexual pleasure, I forget or purposefully shut down my range. Rather than feeling and honoring my frustration, anger, and pain, I judge it. I tell myself I "shouldn't" feel this "negative" emotion because I am about pleasure.

The Power of Pleasure

Katie Ashley | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Katie Ashley

Most of us say we want happiness, enjoyment and pleasure, but until we truly believe that we deserve it and take inspired action to bring more of it into our lives we will only ever experience the tinniest taste of what we could have.

The Power of the Limbic Brain

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Feelings and emotions that motivate or paralyze us lie within the limbic system. Our awareness that our emotional life colors our performance can liberate us from some brain chains.

Could Faking the Big O Delay Finding Mr. Right?

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 02.10.2017 | Women
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

In this day and age, women have won the right to vote, to burn our bras, and to climb the corporate ladder. Why do we still find it a challenge to be honest in the bedroom? And could this duplicity potentially lead us astray when looking for Mr. Right?

Becoming Unbecoming.

Lesley Stedmon | Posted 02.09.2017 | Women
Lesley Stedmon

That nugget of wisdom hit me right in the spot the truth spot. Dead on. It was one of those moments when time stood still and I had a deep YES.

50 Shades of Namaste: Exploring Yoga and Sadomasochism

Jill Lawson | Posted 02.01.2017 | Style
Jill Lawson

The first time is terrifying, yet life changing. You will be instructed to take off your shoes and strip down to your bare essentials. If you have the...

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2017 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

Behind the Issue: Sinister Wisdom 99 Pleasure

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 01.10.2017 | Queer Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Happy Fortieth Anniversary Sinister Wisdom! On July 4, 1976, Harriet Desmoines and Catherine Nicholson published the first issue of Sinister Wisdom, w...

Happiness Researcher Dispels A Big Myth About Joy

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.23.2015 | OWN

If you were to ask people what experiences makes them happy, you'd get a variety of answers that typically center around things that make them feel pl...

Fall Leaves Berlin: Fashion by Nature

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 11.03.2016 | Arts
Margaret Gardiner

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Pornosophy: Meta-Sex

Francis Levy | Posted 10.21.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

Can we all agree that from an evolutionary perspective the purpose of sex was, at least initially, procreation? Pleasure was in the service of genome preservation which inevitably was a matter of natural selection.

The Hedonism of Finishing

Lisa Murray | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
Lisa Murray

What is it that finishing is never anywhere near as thrilling as starting? You know what I'm talking about. Where the initial exhilaration of an amazing idea so quickly turns into the 'ho-hum' of just another thing on the to-do list...

6 Reasons Why Your Life Is a Pretty Sweet Adventure

Lacey Johnson | Posted 10.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lacey Johnson

Discover your pleasure principle and throw a party there like you're a 5-year-old with no inhibitions at all. Just greet your favorite things with the same enthusiasm and appreciation as your dog greets you when you come home after a long day of having been away.