Do you sometimes take one for the team? You know, those times when you have sex with your partner when you don't really want to? You're tired or you just did your hair or you ate too much for dinner and feel like you're going to burst.
Humans are tool-using primates. We don't think we're inadequate because we use a hammer to build a shelf. Why should we feel inadequate because we use tools to augment our sex play?
Whether you're in a new-ish relationship, or in a long-time, committed partnership, this checklist can add a little more sparkle and sweet connection to your relationship.
Let kids choose. What are we so afraid of? If we are fine with choice, it is time to show the toy manufacturers and marketers that their financial profiteering off the gendering of our children's toys is over.
Holding compassion as a higher value than revenge, spite or fear may take some getting used to, but it is ultimately the one emotion that can see you safely through troubled waters.
My husband's desire was higher than mine, so he initiated sex more frequently than I would otherwise crave it. Over the course of time I rarely had the opportunity to spontaneously feel and connect with my desire of my own accord. This was a very painful state.
People spend their whole lives looking for someone to love them, but when it happens to me, I have the overwhelming urge to un away.
Telling the truth to children is by no means a panacea for the pain they will feel about the disruption in their lives due to their parents' divorce. But it goes a long way to setting a positive precedent for honest and open parent-child communication.
An article came out last week about how to stay young as you grow older. Some of the tips included learning a new language, playing an instrument, exercising more and learning a new skill, as all these things help stimulate brain cells.
The birds and the bees talk was never just about information, as much as we wanted it to be. It was about healthy choices and healthy relationships, about finding their way in the world as sexual beings. Which our children are, whether we like it or not.
"No one here believes I'm a top," I thought to myself while taking the first sip of my second overpriced beer. I was less than halfway through a night of gay speed dating for "bottoms" and "tops" and had already been asked three times if I was in the right group.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge of Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle has been an influence on me for decades. I first heard "Lady Maybe" emanating out of a painting studio in the mid 1990's. I've been following his ideas ever since.
In the third episode of Unzipped, you find the guys going a little deeper into their sex and dating lives. Watch as Zakh, Eric, Ronnie and the rest of the guys talk about the first time they ever fell in love and what it felt like to have their heart broken in HIV Equal Online's web series about sex, love and HIV.
May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and considering that we are still living in an age where birth control is trying to be outlawed and teens are shamed for seeking out information about their sexuality, we have a lot of progress to make.
Homosexuality is Not an Addiction is the title of a piece that just came out on Psychology Today. Dr. David Ley's piece cannot be ignored in the conversation on LGBTQ rights and "conversion therapy."
HIV Equal Online's second episode of Unzipped explores what can make sex good, and what can make it bad. Watch as nine guys talk about the last time the had fun in the sack, and the last time they wanted to jump out and run screaming.