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Is Tango Better Than Sex?

Sasha Cagen | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Sasha Cagen

A tangasm is not a climax in the way we think of an "orgasm." There is no particular moment of release. The tangasm is not about how it looks, it's about how it feels. A tangasm is a moment of total connection coupled with full-body pleasure, bodies swirling with each other, breathing together, a union with the moment, your partner, the music, the room.

The Single Inferiority Complex (SIC)

Sasha Cagen | Posted 10.14.2014 | Women
Sasha Cagen

The Single Inferiority Complex describes the often-nagging feeling that single (and sometimes childless) people have that their lives, and even their very selves, just do not measure up to those who are in partnership (or who are parents).

What Argentine Tango Taught Me About Relationships

Sasha Cagen | Posted 12.09.2014 | Weddings
Sasha Cagen

a celebrated traditional tango couple Osvaldo y Coco performing at a festival in Buenos Aires: notice the balance Tango is one of the most bea...

How to Actually Start Loving Yourself, Part One

Sasha Cagen | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Sasha Cagen

Outside validation is not enough. Every relationship unravels if we don't truly stand for our own value. We just can't expect that someone to create that center of self-love for us.

In Praise of Following Random Instincts

Sasha Cagen | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Sasha Cagen

In a rational culture like the United States where you are supposed to have a plan (and a retirement plan), it can feel countercultural to follow a quirky whisper, intuition or impulse.

What if My Life Didn't Go According to 'The Plan'?

Sasha Cagen | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Sasha Cagen

We may have biological clocks when it comes to having children, but we have no expiration date on our ability to grow. If we want to evolve in our ability to love (or create, or learn to be contentedly single), the most important thing is the word "want."

Happy Quirkyalone Day!

Sasha Cagen | Posted 04.15.2013 | Women
Sasha Cagen

IQD is a celebration of romance, freedom and individuality. It celebrates true romance (as opposed to the fake versions presented to us in reality dating shows), independence, creativity, friendship and all kinds of love.

This Quirkyalone Day, Celebrate Your Secret Single Behavior

Sasha Cagen | Posted 04.15.2012 | Home
Sasha Cagen

Hark! It's Feb. 14! You might think that means it is Valentine's Day. You would be right. It's also International Quirkyalone Day, a firm reminder to celebrate yourself whether you are in a relationship or not.

Old-Fashioned Matchmaking Meets Facebook

Sasha Cagen | Posted 09.11.2011 | Media
Sasha Cagen

Jenny doesn't know any matches for us personally, but maybe her friends' friends do. If she posts on enough Facebook walls, will she find us all our soulmates?

Be Grateful for Being Single

Sasha Cagen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sasha Cagen

The American holiday Thanksgiving is approaching, and with it, millions of families (and urban tribes like mine, pictured above) will gather to gobble...

Radically Honest Online Dating

Sasha Cagen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sasha Cagen

In cities such as San Francisco, L.A., and New York, where online dating has been destigmatized, it's easy to meet someone for drinks, but much harder to build a relationship that spans longer than four dates.

Twitter's Aspiring Micro-Celebrities

Sasha Cagen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sasha Cagen

The rules of fame are being rewritten. Andy Warhol would be pleased. Forget fifteen minutes, now you can create a cult of yourself on Twitter and be in constant conversation with every fan.

This Is Your Brain on Twitter

Sasha Cagen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sasha Cagen

What are these peak moments the Twitterati are experiencing? Are their lives more fun and enlightening than mine, or are they just marketing their lives 140 characters at a time, and therefore appreciating them more?