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July 2015

Introduction to Intimacy Practices

Intimacy Practices are brief exercises performed with your partner, for the purpose of exploring, deepening, and enjoying your intimate connection. Intimacy here is not a euphemism for sex, but refers to a profound connection between two open hearts and two spirits. This connection takes place more in the heart and in the body than in [...]

Filed Under: Being Intentional, Intimacy Practices, Relationship Advice
Deepen Your Intimacy with a Daily Connection by David Yarian PhD

Closeness and emotional connection require attention to maintain and deepen over time. Initially, two people who are drawn to each other may be swept away by the power of their mutual attraction and the pleasure of getting closer. The early days of a relationship can feel like a delightful whirlwind of powerful emotions. In a [...]

Filed Under: Being Intentional, Intimacy Practices, Relationship Advice
Better Sex

Better Sex

Have better sex! Trumpets the headline of the latest Cosmo/MensWomensHealthFit mags in the checkout line at the grocery. By which they usually mean, have more sex/orgasms with more chiseled abs more times maybe with more partners. The net result of this approach to sexuality “education” is to make most of us feel we’re doomed to [...]

Filed Under: Sexual Health and Fitness, Relationship Advice
Do Kegels to improve your sexual performance and strengthen the PC muscle

Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D.’s useful blog post Kegel Exercises Offer Sexual Benefits to Both Women and Men notes that researchers have discovered that Kegel exercises, which were originally developed to help women with urinary control issues after childbirth, also offer sexual benefits to both women and men. Kegel exercises are the rhythmic squeeze – hold – release [...]

Filed Under: Intimacy Practices, Sexual Health and Fitness
The Challenge of Intimate Communication

Successful intimate communication -- talking with your partner about your sexual relationship -- requires more attention and focus than most of us give to it. It’s a high-intensity, high-stakes interaction with lots of feelings on the line. Too much of the time, we slide away from facing squarely this very important conversation. I’ve written two [...]

Filed Under: Relationship Advice
Sex and Drugs

In response to “A Pill to Boost Female Libido” (NY Times 6-12-2015) and “I’m a feminist. Here’s why I don’t support the ‘female Viagra’” (Washington Post 6-8-2015) Pharmaceutical companies have long been engaged in a quest for the “female Viagra,” a drug to treat female sexual dysfunction. Now an advisory panel, on an 18-6 vote, has [...]

Filed Under: Medical Treatments, Desire

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