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Is it Possible To Get Past An Affair?

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Making a promise to stay faithful to one person and then breaking it is less about sex and more about lying. Affairs are a dilemma of integrity. If we are at heart a moral person, as most of us like to think of ourselves, how do we preserve our integrity in the face of our desire for variety?

5 Minute Sex Therapy for the Busy Woman

Jill Dahl | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Jill Dahl

Women tend to "view sex as something that they are doing for someone else." If we are able to shift our mindset to view sex (or physical intimacy) as something pleasurable we are doing for ourselves, this can shift the power dynamic for couples.

Are You Difficult To Get To Know? Three Ways to Tell

Scott Gornto | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Gornto

It's human nature to protect ourselves from pain. A small child only has to learn once not to touch a hot stove. Likewise, our animal brains quickly learn what experiences--and what people--to distance ourselves from so we don't get burned again.

The Moment I Knew My Low Sex Drive Was Affecting My Relationship

Meg Conley | Posted 05.15.2015 | Women
Meg Conley

I had been married for nearly three years when I stopped wanting to "get busy" with the man to whom I'd pledged my life.

Turning Bedroom "Tricks" Into Treats

Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw | Posted 12.31.2014 | Weddings
Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw

It is quite possible to overcome bedroom challenges, especially when each is approached as a couples issue and without blame.

How To Kickstart Your Flagging Sex Life

Carol E Wyer | Posted 12.01.2014 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

There was a time when it was considered inappropriate to discuss sex and sexual anxieties. Certainly, what you got up to in the bedroom was nobody's business but your own. You would probably rather have all your teeth removed with no anaesthetic, than admit to a complete stranger that your sex life had dried up.

Bang for Your Words: Exploring Our Sexuality Helps Us Write More

Loren Kleinman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Art and sexuality share a commonality. Both are often considered provocative. Bad sexual experiences can be frustrating and even traumatizing. The same goes for bad artistic experiences. And great sex, like great art can be stirring and stimulating.

When Sex Addicts Reveal Everything to Spouses

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 11.18.2014 | Divorce
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Whatever its origin, sex addiction takes a heavy toll on not just the addict, but on all those with whom he or she has formed close relationships.

100-Year-Old Sex Therapist On Having Good Sex At Any Age

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty

Dr. Shirley Zussman is a practicing sex therapist in New York City. She also just turned 100 years old. And she's applied decades of experience in ord...

What Happened When My Husband And I Had Sex Every Day For A Month

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.31.2014 | Weddings

After a Reddit post claiming to be a spreadsheet of all the excuses a wife gave her husband to get out of sex went viral last week, HuffPost Live's Ca...

Masters, Johnson and Me

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment
Angela Bonavoglia

The show is a brilliant trip down America's nightmare lane.

Who's the Real Sex Addict? The Dubious Claims of Ariel Castro and Anthony Weiner

Robert Weiss | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Robert Weiss

Sexual addiction is not defined by either sexual offending (as Ariel Castro would have us believe) or having a high sexual desire (as a recent study would have us believe). Instead, sexual addiction is about escape and dissociation from life.

WATCH: This Sex Surrogate Inspired 'The Sessions'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.23.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

For disabled people who might have limitations to physical intimacy, solutions can come from women like Cheryl Cohen Greene, a surrogate partner in se...

WATCH: Puppets And Sex Therapy Meet On New TV Show

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women

If you told us that we would voluntarily listen to another couple's therapy session and wouldn't feel uncomfortable doing it, we wouldn't believe you....

7 Reasons You Might Have Fallen Out of Love With Your Partner

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Unless you are able to learn from and heal your fears, you may get stuck in this negative pattern. Love quickly vanishes in the face of this closed, protective behavior.

What It Takes To Have Great Sex After Marriage

Susan Orlins | Posted 04.30.2013 | Weddings
Susan Orlins

Sexual relationships are important to healthy marriages. But not every healthy marriage is the same.

Meet the Real Sex Surrogate Portrayed by Helen Hunt in 'The Sessions'

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 03.31.2013 | Women
Lois Alter Mark

Going to a prostitute is like going to a restaurant. You choose what you want from the menu, you eat and you pay. With a surrogate, it's more like going to culinary school. You learn the recipes, you learn your way around the kitchen and then you go back to your life equipped with new skills.

Why You Should Talk About Sex Before Marriage

www.cnn.com | Posted 01.25.2013 | Weddings

Editor's note: Ian Kerner, a sexuality counselor and New York Times best-selling author, writes about sex and relationships for CNN Health. Read more ...

7 Ways To Start Having Sex Again

Laurie Watson | Posted 02.19.2013 | Women
Laurie Watson

We commit to someone because we want to feel safe emotionally and to hoard our lover sexually. We think sex will grow in frequency and quality. Yet within two years, one in every three committed couples is barely having sex. Why is our addiction to desire so sadly curable?

5 Tips To Spice Up Your Sex Life

Next Avenue | Posted 11.03.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Terri Orbuch, Ph.D. I met Georgia last year at a relationship workshop I was leading in California. She wanted to l...

The Most Surprising Fact About Infidelity

Sari Eckler Cooper | Posted 08.19.2012 | Divorce
Sari Eckler Cooper

Is it possible to move on after a spouse has had an affair?

'7 Days Of Sex' Premiere: 'The Sex Was Great!'

Posted 04.27.2012 | TV

On the "7 Days of Sex" (Thu., 10 p.m. ET on Lifetime) Series Premiere, tired parents Brown and Lauryn Partington agreed to have sex with each other ev...

What Does Sex REALLY Do To Marriage?

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.02.2012 | Weddings
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

The first step in building a healthy and erotic sex life is remembering that you always get more of what you appreciate.

Spiritual Sex: The Art Of The Multidimensional Orgasm

Linda E. Savage | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda E. Savage

Many of you have expressed appreciation for this topic of spiritual sex and I'll share one quote from an email: "So rare do you hear people ta...

I ♥ Dr. Laura Berman, Sex Expert Extraordinaire

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

70% of women have faked an orgasm at least once, if not multiple times. Clearly, many women are not having a great time in bed, and are so eager to get it over with they fake it to be "finished already."