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Dear Men, Here's How To Respond When A Woman Says 'No'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women

Men's Fitness magazine recently published -- and then deleted -- an article titled "How To Turn A 'No' Into A 'Yes.'" *Pause to slam head on desk* Wri...

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.

Hit The Gym To Spark Your Sex Drive

Brooke Griffin | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Brooke Griffin

We are all aware that working out is essential for maintaining a healthy mind and body. Even by knowing and understanding the facts about why we shoul...

This Is How Sex Has Changed Since The '90s

Oprah.com | Pam Masin | Posted 05.27.2016 | OWN

Sources General Social Survey The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavio...

How Will Your Ideal Partner Recognize You?

Francesca Hogi | Posted 05.26.2016 | Style
Francesca Hogi

In dating, it's very easy to focus on the other person - whether you're swiping on Tinder, perusing a dating site, or meeting face-to-face. We naturally focus on who we want to meet. You probably have a very good idea of the look and qualities of your ideal partner.

Little To No Relationship Experience?

Francesca Hogi | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Francesca Hogi

If you are one of the many single adults who have little to no relationship experience, you are not alone. You don't have to feel the self-consciousness or the embarrassment that others might try to put on you, or that you put on yourself!

Here Is The Real Reason Why Your Sex Life Gets Boring

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2016 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

When I say 'sex,' what are your first thoughts? They probably involve the physical parts of sex, such as touching or orgasm. Some of you might be daydreaming about specific desires or fantasies. Below these thoughts, though, we all have at least two needs that we are unconsciously working to balance.

What It Really Means When I Say 'I Want To Have Sex'

Hilary Lauren | Posted 05.10.2016 | Women
Hilary Lauren

I think a lot of women agree sex is only one example of the many kinds of glue that hold a relationship together. Women crave sex not only for the ecstatic physical release, but also because we LOVE the emotions that accompany the act.

After Cheating: Sharing Passwords, Social Accounts Doesn't Prove Trust

Hilary Lauren | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women
Hilary Lauren

People in relationships fool themselves. They feed their brains and hearts the reality they hope is present. When they discover their significant other is cheating, they justify the rotten behavior because to believe otherwise is too deeply painful.

The 7 Ways Yoga Can Heat Up Your Sex Life

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

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?

The One Key Difference Between Being Kinky And Having A Fetish

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2016 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

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.

10 Things Sex Therapists Think We Should All Be Doing More Often

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.15.2016 | Divorce

When you've been together for years, sex isn't always spontaneous. You may actually have to work at it -- though culturally, that's not an idea we hav...

How To Bust Out Of Your Boring Sex Routine

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

People love their routines. Unfortunately, if we're not careful and intentional about it, a routine-oriented mindset can take over our sex lives too, and unlike the workplace, where routines can mean success, routine in the bedroom usually means boredom, apathy, and loss of intimacy.

How 'Edge Play' Can Spice Up A Monotonous Sex Life

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2016 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

Many parts of edge play were once considered freakish, but thanks to the Sexual Revolution, the Internet, and the exposure of BDSM in mainstream media, people have become more educated on the subject, interested, and the stigma has lessened.

How Even Cautious Couples Can Explore Their Sexual Fantasies

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2016 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

Many women and men feel uncomfortable expressing their sexuality, what they want, or what they're willing to try. I talk with a lot of couples who want greater intimacy and excitement in their relationship, but who say 'no way' when I encourage them to explore their sexual fantasies.

6 Lessons From Dating In My 40s

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 02.29.2016 | Women
Sandy Rosenblatt

As a woman in her 40s, the way I envisioned my life turning is not how it looks today. While in many ways I've worked to make my life better than I co...

4 Surprising Reasons To Have More Sex, According To Science

Oprah.com | Pam Masin | Posted 02.29.2016 | OWN

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How It Really 'Feels' To Be The Submissive Sex Partner

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 02.28.2016 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

When we're talking about 'subspace,' we're talking about the psychological state of mind that the submissive partner enters into during a scene with a dominant partner. To enter this subspace, the sub must be completely comfortable with the dominant partner, as they completely give up control.

4 Things Nobody Tells You About Sex After 35

Oprah.com | Emma Haak | Posted 02.16.2016 | OWN

The "Dirty-30s" Aren't Guaranteed We've all heard that women hit their sexual peak starting in their late 30s and extending up to their early 40s, but...

21 Totally Practical Perks Of Being In A Long-Distance Relationship

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.11.2016 | Women

The first thing that usually comes to mind when someone mentions the possibility of a long-distance relationship is: F*********k. But wait. There is ...

10 Sex Issues Couples Complain About In Marital Counseling

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.10.2015 | Divorce

Incompatibility between the sheets is something marriage therapists hear a lot about. What's going on (or not going on) in the bedroom is oftentimes i...

This Is How To Know For Sure If You're A Good Kisser

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2015 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

There's nothing more sensual than a deep, passionate kiss -- one that unhinges your knees and takes your breath away. It can easily be more intimate than sex. A bad kiss, however, can have the opposite effect, leaving you with a queasy feeling in the pit of your stomach.

5 Things Sexperts Want All Their Clients To Know

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 11.04.2015 | OWN

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When You're On Your Phone in the Elevator I Feel So Close To You

Nina Camp | Posted 11.02.2015 | Comedy
Nina Camp

Hey, I'm so sorry. I totally get that you're in a private conversation, and I know we don't know each other and it's just coincidence we're in this small confined space together. But can I confess this funny feeling I'm having? It's about your friend - did you call him Steve?

What Middle-Aged Women Are Really Thinking In Bed With A Partner

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 10.28.2015 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

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.