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Sexual Desire

Adjust These 3 'Sexpectations' for a Better Sex Life

Kristen Mark | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Mark

Below are three common areas where unrealistic expectations get in the way of a great sex life. Adjusting your expectations to be in line with these has the potential to impact your sex life and your overall relationship for the better.

Why Do I Have To Be The One To Change?

Michele Weiner-Davis | Posted 11.18.2014 | Divorce
Michele Weiner-Davis

If you aren't getting what you need or want from your loved one, instead of trying to convince him or her to change, why not change your approach to the situation? Why not be more pragmatic?

In Defense of 'Spreadsheet Guy'

Randall Frederick | Posted 09.24.2014 | Weddings
Randall Frederick

For the last few days, a copy of Spreadsheet Guy's chronicle of sexual rebuff has been circulating. What I see in this image is not a man who feels his wife "owes" him sexual favors, but a man making a desperate cry for help.

The Key to Making Any Relationship Work

Michele Weiner-Davis | Posted 07.29.2014 | Divorce
Michele Weiner-Davis

I recently did a TEDx talk in which I discussed the importance of mutual care-taking in relationships. I suggested that, at times, rather than foll...

This Is America's Best Kept Sex Secret

Michele Weiner-Davis | Posted 07.20.2014 | Divorce
Michele Weiner-Davis

Nagging simply isn't an aphrodisiac.

The Unspoken Truth About Sex-Starved Marriages

Michele Weiner-Davis | Posted 07.07.2014 | Divorce
Michele Weiner-Davis

Do (or did) you and your spouse have significantly different levels of desire for sex? If so, you are not alone. Did you know that 1 in 3 coup...

The Playboy Effect: Youth, Fitness and Sexual Desire

John McElhenney | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
John McElhenney

Back in the days before the Internet, Playboy Magazine was a head rush for the imaginations of curious little boys. Finding a Playboy Magazine somewhe...

How to Rekindle Your Desire

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

With Valentine's Day soon approaching comes the question, what is the fix to a languishing libido? In contrast to the myriad of over two dozen approved medical treatments for sexual dysfunction in men, not one medical treatment has been approved for use in women.

Stuck in a Sexual Slump? Here's an Experiment for You to Try

Kristen Mark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kristen Mark

Desire ebbs and flows, both throughout an individual's life and throughout the context of an individual relationship. So, I think it is useful to come up with strategies to minimize the impact this may have.

We Need a New Orientation to Sex

Cory Silverberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Cory Silverberg

In practice, sexual orientation poses only one question, and it is both dull and blunt: What is the gender of the people whom you are sexually attracted to and with whom you want to have intimate relationships? This is my problem.

WATCH: Can You Feel Love And Lust For The Same Person?

Esther Perel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Esther Perel

2013-10-03-perelpull.jpgAt the heart of sustaining desire lies a challenge. It demands that we learn to reconcile our fundamental need for safety and security with our equally strong need for adventure and novelty.

Sexual Prime: Fact or Fiction?

Bella Ellwood-Clayton | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Bella Ellwood-Clayton

Although it appears that we may be more physically primed for sexual pleasures when young, there is great scope for a sexual renaissance. Sexual prime, then, is the result of "sexiness." And that, can peak at any age.

Desire Is Not Bad

Jeff Cannon | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

Desire is not the enemy to a happy and balanced life. It is not a roadblock to experiencing a higher self. In fact, desire can often be the driver for all that greater awareness and consciousness we so often seek.

Your 10 Biggest Worries About Sex -- And Why They're Not Worth The Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women

We stress over our jobs, our relationships, our finances and our friendships -- and unfortunately, even our bedrooms can become a breeding ground for ...

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 Makes Sex Great For Years

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.18.2013 | Women

How do some long-term couples keep their sex lives from deteriorating? Though their motivation to meet each other's needs, a new paper suggests. ...

Hope Springs: A New Conversation About Desire

Linda E. Savage | Posted 11.12.2012 | Fifty
Linda E. Savage

This is the first movie since It's Complicated that portrays sexual relationships in folks past 40. It bravely tackles the complex issues of sexual desire and intimacy in "seniors," however we may define that term.

WATCH: Re-Igniting The Fire, From Dr. Sue Johnson

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Don't fall into a rut just because you've been together for years! Relationship expert Dr. Sue Johnson, discussed how to re-ignite the fire with your ...

Is Cheating Contagious?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 10.13.2012 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

It's no longer true that men cheat far more often than women do. A study conducted last year by researchers at Indiana University in Bloomington found that women and men cheat at about the same rate -- though for different reasons.

What More Women Are Buying To Spice Up Their Sex Lives

New York Times | Posted 07.03.2012 | Women

Since Ms. B. entered her mid-40s, she says, sex has been more about smoke and mirrors than thunder and lightning. She is rarely if ever interested eno...

'Manly' Hormone Turns Women Onto Masturbation (But Not Sex)

Posted 06.22.2012 | Women

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/22/2012 11:12 AM EDT on LiveScience Testosterone is often cast as the manly hormone,...

The Woman Behind The 'Vibrator Play'

The Guardian | Posted 04.04.2012 | Women

The play In the Next Room, also known as the Vibrator Play, was a big hit a couple of years ago in New York, which surprised no one more than Sarah Ru...

Why is Sex Still Taboo for American Women of a Certain Age?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 04.30.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

Mom and apple pie went together, not Mom, sensuality and Dad. Dad and the lawnmower went together, not Dad and irresistible urges for Mom.

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...

3 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Sex Life

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

If you prefer a natural alternative to enhance your sexuality and spice things up, try yoga. Research reports that yoga can boost sexual satisfaction while benefiting overall health and well-being.