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Sexual Equality? A Long Way Off -- An Anthropologist's Perspective

Bella Ellwood-Clayton | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Bella Ellwood-Clayton

Herein lies a "truth" about human sexuality: what men do, women usually cannot.

Five Easy Ways to Grow Arousal

Wendy Strgar | Posted 07.28.2013 | Style
Wendy Strgar

"Arousal begins within the mind, then seeps out where fantasy propels physicality." -- Kristie LeVangie The ability to orgasm remains one of the mos...

What Yoga Taught Me About The Present Moment

James Brown | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

By letting go of harmful desire, I got more of the physical depth that I'd wanted before, yet the shapes of the poses barely mattered now. What did matter was how good it felt to just be with what is and let go of what isn't.

5 Myths About Women And Sex That People Still Believe

Kristen Mark | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women
Kristen Mark

Women's sexual desire (and men's, too) is far from simple -- it is more like a complicated puzzle, the pieces of which the pieces we are still trying to put together. Having pervasive sex-negative myths isn't helping anyone.

What Finally Reawakened This Post 50 Woman's Sensuality

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Audrey van Petegem

Let me start this article by saying that I want to share with you a book that has literally brought new life into this aging body, mind and soul of mine.

In Praise of Following Random Instincts

Sasha Cagen | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Sasha Cagen

In a rational culture like the United States where you are supposed to have a plan (and a retirement plan), it can feel countercultural to follow a quirky whisper, intuition or impulse.

3 Ways To Put Desire Back Into Your Marriage

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Audrey van Petegem

I was recently on a short flight from Toronto to Chicago and sat beside a gentleman from France. I normally have casual chats with the person sitting beside me that either end as quickly as they start or we find a common interest and talk the whole flight. This chance encounter was different.

Sex, Power and Desire in an Age of 'Scandal'

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 05.06.2013 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Forty-four years after the premiere of Julia, Kerry Washington, another Bronx-born actress, debuted in the role of "Olivia Pope" on the hour-long drama Scandal, created and executive produced by, Shonda Rhimes, an African American woman.

Manifesting 101

Terri Cole | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Whenever I lecture on the how-to's of manifesting, there seems to be a lot of confusion about how to actually do it. I believe that manifesting is simply exercising your ability to harness the power of your intention.

What Wives Really Want

Susan Shapiro Barash | Posted 04.13.2013 | Weddings
Susan Shapiro Barash

When it comes to being a wife in the twenty-first century, the traditional, sexless, long-suffering model is on the wane and a modern, independent, sensual version fills her place.

Relationship Advice: How To Embrace Feelings Of Desire

Tara Brach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The same life energy that leads to suffering also provides the fuel for profound awakening. Desire becomes a problem only when it takes over our sense of who we are.

Goals With Soul Video For You

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

The best place to begin is always with gratitude. Don't wait until you feel better to do this work. Now is the time. You will never arrive. You will never get where you think you're going, because life will always take you in a direction you couldn't have imagined.

Advent Is About Desire

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Desire is a key part of Christian spirituality because desire is a key way that God's voice is heard in our lives. And our deepest desire, planted within us, is our Advent desire for Christ, the Desire of the Nations.

Is Meditation Important?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Meditation is important for every human being. Meditation fulfills the natural tendency of human life to look for a joy that does not diminish, a love that does not get distorted or turn into negative emotions.

Hold Wants Lightly

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

The art is to pursue wholesome desires with enthusiasm, discipline, and skill without getting all hot and bothered about them, and to enjoy life's pleasures without getting attached to them.

Pleasure Is the Revolution We've Been Waiting For

Stefanie Iris Weiss | Posted 11.08.2012 | Women
Stefanie Iris Weiss

We need to be allowed to simply be women, and not be shamed or idealized for wanting what we want, when we want it.

15 Questions Every Mom Of Daughters Should Ask Herself

Joyce McFadden | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Joyce McFadden

If we want to dilute social pressures on our girls to be sexy, we have to offer them an alternative.

Why Sexy Fan Fiction Can Be A Good Thing

Foz Meadows | Posted 10.15.2012 | Books
Foz Meadows

Sex in fan fiction matters because it's a glaring representation of everything that's missing from mainstream porn, and because it stands as evidence of the wealth of female desire that's barely being acknowledged elsewhere, let alone catered to.

Why I Need This Kind of Attention

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 10.01.2012 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I think this desire to be desired is mostly benign. Everyone enjoys feeling attractive. But I watch myself like a hawk, always checking my motivations.

Breaking Down To Break Through

Alex Charfen | Posted 10.01.2012 | Money
Alex Charfen

Only a few days earlier I had driven my leased car to the dealer and handed them the keys, and I had no idea how I was going to pay rent that month. Maybe I was crazy, but then again dreamers always look a little crazy to those that have forgotten how to dream.

Lust, the Strongest Force in the Universe: Why Women Are Obsessing Over Fifty Shades of Grey

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Women are fantasizing about submission before men, obsessing over a book where a young, liberated female college student signs an agreement to be totally submissive toward a billionaire businessmen who wants to make her into his sex slave. What gives?

7 Things Men Look for in a Woman

Bree Maresca-Kramer | Posted 07.08.2012 | Women
Bree Maresca-Kramer

Quality, emotionally stable men do exist, and what they want is not reliant upon their partner being a beauty queen or a Fortune 500 CEO.

Never Had It -- How Can I Imagine It?

Karen Luniw | Posted 05.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Luniw

When we're asking for something that seems to be completely foreign to us, it is hard to imagine what it would feel like. The great news is that there are plenty of ways to connect with the feeling.

Can We Change Our Life by Changing Our Story?

Jen Grisanti | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Jen Grisanti

In doing the research and diving into the many books regarding personal change, I've recognized that writing down our story (and the way we want to see it) is the perfect platform to revise our personal story so that we can change our lives.

Sex Scientists Explain Why Women Lose Their Desire

Posted 02.09.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Abbasi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/01/2012 11:52 AM EST on LiveScience New research is demonstrating what many people a...