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The Embarrassing Thing That Happened During Midlife Sex

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 04.04.2014 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

It seems, pushing 50, that I've turned a corner where sex has to be taken more seriously. Apparently I'm going to have to suit up, cleat up and step up my game in order to stay on the field. Case in point. The other night I stopped my husband, Henry, in the midst of our mating ritual.

I Didn't Have Sex For A Year, And I'm Still Married

Natalie Singer-Velush | Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents
Natalie Singer-Velush

Once you have children and a mortgage and a puppy that just had to come home with you for Christmas and jobs and a bottomless fridge that is never well-enough stocked no matter how many times you go to the grocery store, marriage changes.

When Sex Is More Meaningful Than Just Having the Big O

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 02.18.2014 | Weddings
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

At the time it was an inchoate impulse. I couldn't explain it. I was absolutely as exhausted as Henry, but knew it had to be done. Now, years later, I realize that sex with my husband that night consecrated my marriage. It felt, to me, that our marriage wouldn't actually begin until we made love.

Two Surefire Ways To Bring The Sexy Back To Your Marriage

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

By day, and now that our kids are older, much later into the night, we are asexual Disney parent-bots. We say things to them like, "Don't forget to brush your choppers!" or, "You seem a little tye tye (tired)," or "Can I get some snuggle buggles over here?"

What's Even More Important Than Sex In A Successful Marriage

Posted 11.18.2013 | Weddings

By Dr. Charles & Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz for YourTango.com For starters, we all know that good sex can be fun, romantic, exciting, and something tha...

The Embarrassing Thing That Happened During Athletic Lovemaking

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I'm always telling Henry I want to fiery passion even though he can hear everything I do in the bathroom (because that's so alluring). Be careful what you wish for in bed after 40. You just might get it.

The Art of Kissing Your Husband

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I rolled over and kissed my husband. Not a quick peck to say goodnight. Not as a gesture of marital love. But as though I were kissing him for the first time.

5 Ways To Keep Married Sex Exciting

Posted 09.30.2013 | Weddings

By Mary Jo Rapini for YourTango.com Current television programs, magazine articles, movies and music don't represent marriage very well. The area t...

How To Avoid A Sexless Marriage

Posted 09.19.2013 | Weddings

Are you in a sexless marriage? Registered nurse and author Mary Jo Fay stopped by HuffPost Live on Tuesday to talk about what couples can do to rei...

11 Lessons Every Over-Stressed Couple Should Learn

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.19.2013 | Weddings

We recently profiled four couples who have established what we think of as Third Metric marriages -- relationships where both partners value wellbeing...

When Your Spouse Asks You to Take a Lover

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 10.01.2013 | Weddings
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Have you ever wondered what you would do if your spouse was disabled by an illness or injury and was no longer able to have sexual relations with you?

What A Sexual Lull Really Means For Your Marriage

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 09.01.2013 | Weddings
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Her secret is more simple than that, but she fears it could spell the end of her marriage.

REVEALED: The Celebrities Married People Most Want To Sleep With

Posted 06.27.2013 | Weddings

If your spouse gave you a celebrity "hall pass," or permission to sleep with someone else, who would you choose? In WeTV's recent survey of 1,000 m...

The #1 Thing Everyone Wants In Bed

Posted 06.27.2013 | Weddings

Though couples may disagree about various aspects of their sex lives (for example, frequency and sexual fantasies) new research reveals one thing pret...

'Social Network' Star Reveals The Type Of Sex He Refuses To Have

Posted 06.19.2013 | Weddings

Actor Armie Hammer, best known for his portrayal of the Winklevoss twins in "The Social Network," is returning to the big screen this summer in "The L...

What Happened When My Husband And I Dabbled In BDSM

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 08.18.2013 | Style
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Before kids my husband Henry and I decided to walk on the wild side one night when we accepted an invitation from friends to attend a BDSM (Bondage, Dominance, Sadism, Masochism) Valentine's Day party hosted by the ever discreet and refined Mike Boner.

Dear Wall Street Journal, Married Women Like Sex Too

Emma Gray | Posted 06.23.2013 | Women
Emma Gray

Great sex happens when both parties are into it, and telling women that they need to offer more sex in order for their husbands to maintain a fighting weight and sunny disposition seems like a twisted way to incentivize the act. So please, Wall Street Journal, stop discussing sex as though it's a duty instead of a pleasure. That isn't good for anyone.

What Sex After Marriage Is REALLY Like

Mandy Fox-Raynor | Posted 06.22.2013 | Fifty
Mandy Fox-Raynor

If you've been married for a long time, you can't expect your sex life to always be the way it is in the movie 'Nine ½ Weeks' -- a jello-filled-fun-fest -- because sometimes it's not. Sometimes, married sex is a little like...

The Important Lesson I Learned About Hot Sex

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 05.09.2013 | Weddings
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

For all we know Ryan Reynolds can only have sex with Blake Lively if he can see himself in a mirror, Gisele Bundchen's hipbones might cause chafing during intercourse, Brad Pitt might be smothered to death by Angelina Jolie's lips.

How To Get Out Of A Sex Rut, From Ian Kerner (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Sex expert and sexuality counselor Ian Kerner gave some tips on getting out of a sexual rut when he joined me on Mondays With Marlo. Ian stressed that...

7 Ways Sex Can Kill A Marriage

Christine Gallagher | Posted 04.03.2013 | Divorce
Christine Gallagher

Can sex kill a marriage? Absolutely. Problems in the bedroom can lead to deep dissatisfaction. A marital sex problem is like a canary in a coal mine -- a warning alarm that danger lies ahead.

What Goes on Inside the Mind of a Married Man

Melissa Chapman | Posted 03.02.2013 | Women
Melissa Chapman

Am I so naive as to think that married men -- including my own husband -- do not harbor these thoughts?

I Only Had One Type Of Sex In My 20s -- And It Was Amazing

Rachel Hollis | Posted 02.02.2013 | Women
Rachel Hollis

There's only one kind of sex you need to look for, and you don't need to have suffered through bad sex to know it's good when you find it.

6 Reasons Middle-Age Sex Is Hottest

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 01.07.2013 | Weddings
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Here's what's great about middle-aged married sex.

The Kinky Thing I'll Never Do With My Husband

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 12.17.2012 | Weddings
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I'm willing to whisper sweet nothings to Henry in Spanish so if he closes his eyes he's making love to Salma Hayek. But I won't be inviting her into our bed.