Having the ultimate marriage is entirely possible. Once your heart and soul is awakened to that fact, there will be no stopping you.
When you take responsibility for doing the inner work to learn to love and value yourself, you become filled up with love to share, and it is fulfilling to share your love with a partner.
Each city we stopped in, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha, Chicago and Pittsburgh, I set off on foot, stopping people to ask them questions about how their friends talk about sex, and what they thought the barriers were to sexual health information and how we could change this.
It doesn't take a genius to point out that we, collectively, are in a lot of danger. Especially when you begin counting the number of sexual partners we've each had individually... Oh, and then multiply it with the partners our partners have had.
Of all of Pollan's books, this is my favorite. This "plant's-eye-view of the world" enables you to see nature from the perspective of plants and animals, imagining that perhaps they use us just as much as we use them.
This numbers game plays a major factor in the ways in which college students develop sexual relationships and maturity; instead of sexual choices being based on level of comfort and feelings for the individual, they become strategic moves based on the numbers game.
Miley may think she is a bursting out of chrysalis right about now. But I think she is wrapping herself up in silk as I type. Forming a cocoon of lies and falsehoods of youthfulness and indiscretion. And you know what, this is so cool. More power to her.
My friends and I have begun joking about what we call "top privilege," meaning that men who identify as tops have inherently greater privileges than do bottoms. Recently I began to think about this more, asking: Is there really privilege in being a top?
If you are a man and get confused by women at times then you will probably want to sit down and read this.
Easy to drift. In relationships and in life. Like an unanchored boat finding its way across a lake, we end up in places we didn't intend to go. Wouldn't have chosen. But there we are.
Evolutionary theory certainly can illuminate why fathers don't all invest equally. And an intriguing study, published this month, supports the idea of a biological continuum between high and low-investing fathers.
Single moms have the opportunity to date for a variety of reasons. One is in the hopes of finding a better match the second (or more) time around. No doubt. But another, equally as valid a reason, is for a little ego boosting, physically satisfying sex-candy on the side.
Even momentarily concentrating on healthy solutions rewires psychological patterns to receive and share healthy sexual love in the present. Here are three meditations with the themes of childhood, sacrifice, and impact for you to ponder and practice this week.
3. When the time is right, tell your daughters you lost your virginity to a boy who wrote poetry and bottle-fed abandoned baby birds. Then, with a far-away look in your eyes, say he died tragically rescuing a drowning foal.
The closest you can come to "right" is to do exactly what makes you feel most empowered, while remembering there will always be an argument as to why your approach is wrong.
There is no doubt that female friendships hold hefty value in my life, but friendships with women exhaust me in a way that male friendships never have. They simply offer different things.