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The Ghosting: The Tale of The Heartless Golf Pro

Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens

I was scared. Who was this person? This wasn't my Connor. This was a bro-ciopath. Then it happened, in September. The rapture. The day he vanished from existence. I texted him: No response.

Every Night I Go to Bed Thinking About Sex

Traci Bild | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women
Traci Bild

You'll notice I said thinking about sex, not physically having it. It's not that I don't want to, I simply can't muster the energy.

Your Compliments Are Gross And So Are You

DJ Kalkutta | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
DJ Kalkutta

A victim of street harassment myself, I often wonder, If you're a construction worker in the throes of the sausagefest that IS your work site, have you offered up as many niceties to your own wife as you did to me just now?

The Selfie Marriage

Michele Weiner-Davis | Posted 10.30.2014 | Divorce
Michele Weiner-Davis

While I believe that people should be happy and feel loved, I'm fairly convinced that, except in extreme situations, dumping your spouse and playing the field won't get you there.

Talking To Teens About Sex: Don't Forget the STD Story

Suzanne Clores | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Clores

It's not particularly hard to understand why. While most parents are happy to share stories about victories or conflicts they encountered as a child, many believe their sex life is private, and not storytelling material.

Let's Talk About Sex... Post-Menopause!

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

A lesser-discussed yet common fact of menopause is the negative impact on interest or desire for sex -- your libido -- as well as other aspects of sexual health.

Gone Girl

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 10.29.2014 | College
Stephen Gray Wallace

It's every parent's worst nightmare. But there are steps every mom and dad can take to make it less likely that their child will engage in risky behavior fueled by alcohol.

The Best Kept Secret to Intimacy: Vulnerability

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

Why do we fear vulnerability? We are afraid that if someone finds out who we really are, they will reject us. While we may try to appear perfect, strong or intelligent in order to connect with others in actual fact, pretense often has the opposite effect intended.

Big and Beautiful Redhead Snares Hunk on 'Homeland,' Then Blows It

Taylor Marsh | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Taylor Marsh

Big and beautiful women play important roles in the sex life of the American experience. Their toughness to endure what our society throws in their direction forces them to either be resilient or get crushed under prejudice. Their womanhood isn't predicated on size, but on heart.

I Guess I Really Am a Writer

Honey Seltzer | Posted 10.28.2014 | Books
Honey Seltzer

I have just had my second novel, "Halle's Comet," self-published. To be honest I never think of myself as a serious writer even though I've written n...

The Meaning of Consent

Erin McKelle | Posted 10.27.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

While the best way to get consent is verbally, it's not the only option. Yes, consent can be and given and received through other cues such as body language and reciprocation. Yes, can be given in other ways.

What You Might Not Know About Single Moms

Rebecca Bitton | Posted 10.27.2014 | Divorce
Rebecca Bitton

I'm loath to refer to myself as a "single mom" -- not because I'm ashamed of my status, but because that label conjures such stereotypical misconceptions.

What the Worst Sex of My Life (On My Wedding Night!) Taught Me About Love

Heather Strang | Posted 10.24.2014 | Women
Heather Strang

Satisfying sexual connection -- for both parties -- is dependent on a satisfying emotional connection. Yep, I said it. And yes, this is true for women and for men.

10 Reasons You're Not Having Sex Today

Meredith Hale | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

Finding time for intimacy with kids around can be hard. By the time they go to bed at night, it's a miracle if you have enough energy to make it to the living room couch without collapsing.

Art-imacy: The Art of Dressing Your Walls

ZOOM interiors | Posted 10.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
ZOOM interiors

Your interior environment has a huge impact on your overall well-being, and let's be honest, your sex life. So, don't let that barren décor and those bland walls of yours be the deterrent. Get art, and get laid.

#ShareaCondom Campaign Proves (Safe) Sex Sells

Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens | Posted 10.23.2014 | Comedy
Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens

Educators, parents, and condom manufacturers have worked to make safe sex appealing to young people for decades with minimal success - until now. Shadowing Coke's marketing tactic, Poke's "#ShareaCondom" campaign is enjoying similar success while also preventing unplanned pregnancy and STDs.

The 4 Stages of Post-Loss Dating

Abigail Carter | Posted 10.23.2014 | Women
Abigail Carter

I stood before a group of 30-40 widows and widowers in a brightly-lit Toronto hotel conference room, my PowerPoint presentation on a large screen behind me, not exactly the atmosphere you might choose to talk about post-loss dating.

8 Pieces Of Dating Advice For Middle-Aged Women (From A Man Who Knows)

Joe Seldner | Posted 10.23.2014 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

A little while ago, I offered unsolicited advice for men over 50 about dating. This came mostly from what women had told me about their dates. Though many of them had positive observations, a lot of what they had to say dealt with their male companions being self-centered, boring, arrogant, duplicitous, needy and/or unwilling to commit (sometimes, impossible as it sounds, at the same time).

5 Excuses to Stop Making About Sex

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Our sexuality isn't something we have to pack away, set aside and then go out of our way to uncover. It is something we can carry with us that makes us feel alive. Taking time for sex shouldn't be looked at as an indulgence or an inconvenience. It can be a way to reenergize or relax, reconnect or reestablish feelings of excitement toward our relationship.

Why We Need To Combat Ageism Just Like We Do Racism

High50 | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty

'She's a woman of a certain age,' said the chief executive to his senior management team. 'How do you think that will go down with the rest of the company?' Yes, you read that correctly. In 2014, these conversations are still happening around boardroom tables in the world.

Sexualized Culture Is Creating Mental Health Issues in Our Youth

Darryl Roberts | Posted 10.20.2014 | Women
Darryl Roberts

Combating the status quo and demanding more from the media we consume is only one part of addressing the mental health crisis engendered by the over-sexualization of young girls. The other part is to hold ourselves, and the people we know, accountable to make visible changes in the world around us.

Yagana Shah

Viagra May Be Good For More Than Just Sex, Study Says | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.22.2014 | Fifty

We all know what Viagra can do for you in the bedroom, but who knew it could be good for your heart outside of your love life? Researchers believe tha...

The One Troubling Line In Jennifer Lawrence's "Sex Crime" Interview

Nick Simmons | Posted 10.20.2014 | Women
Nick Simmons

There is one bit of language in a recent Jennifer Lawrence interview that courts a perception that is still, I believe, a problem worth pointing out. It is a problem I've seen in my own personal life, and a problem I've seen in culture at large.

Is Sex Work Empowering Or Enslaving?

Ravishly | Posted 10.18.2014 | Women

Women working in the sex work industry -- be it pornography, stripping or prostitution -- sit in the cross-hairs of an enduring controversy, surfacing questions surrounding everything from sexuality and health to economics and morality. Is female sex work empowering, enslaving... or a lot more complicated than either?

Virginity: Tough for Men and Women

Dustin Siggins | Posted 10.17.2014 | Religion
Dustin Siggins

I was considered the radical Catholic for being sexually abstinent, being pro-life, and attending church weekly. This was especially true in college. So I figured that I was just about the only person, and pretty much the only Catholic, who was abstaining from sexual relations from marriage, and I resigned myself to being a lifelong virgin.