Sex and Relationships

Ravishly: I Accidentally Went on a Date With a Bigoted Homophobe

Huffington Post (Relationships) - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:23
Sean had never been to Oakland -- that should have been a bright fucking red flag, but alas -- so I told him we should take a long industrial bike ride to a fancy cocktail bar near Emeryville. He arrived. My stomach sank. He was a full-on bro. But he brought me tulips. He was barely breaking even.

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Jo Tinyow: Seasoned Friends

Huffington Post (Relationships) - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:59
As I get older, I'm learning that friends and even partners will come and go but those that stay will be worth every moment.

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If Your Relationship Involves This One Thing, It's A Deal-Breaker

Huffington Post (Relationships) - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 20:23
When it comes to a relationship, what qualifies as a “drop-dead deal-breaker”?

"When you start putting your hands on a woman in anger, frustra...

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Vicki Larson: Why Marriage Advice Just Doesn't Work

Huffington Post (Relationships) - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 19:06
Look at any website or magazine geared toward women and you'll most likely see all sorts of advice from "experts" -- everything from "9 Ways to Save Y...

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Margaret Paul, Ph.D.: Are You Controlling in Your Relationships?

Huffington Post (Relationships) - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 16:34
Relationship problems can seem to be quite tangled and hopeless when the intent is to control each other's behavior or feelings while resisting being controlled. Yet the moment loving oneself and one's partner becomes more important than controlling and resisting control, the relationship problems magically dissolve.

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Oral Fixation: 'Conversion Therapy Didn't "Fix" Me -- but Love Did' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post (Relationships) - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 13:34
At my parents' suggestion, I met with a pastor and told her I was gay. She introduced me to Exodus International, a ministry whose leaders claimed homosexuality was a sin. They believed with conversion therapy, God could change my orientation. I bought in.

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Samantha Rodman PhD: Why Does The Conversation Go South After I'm Sorry?

Huffington Post (Relationships) - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:14
Man: Oh, OK, I guess I see her point. I'm sorry, so I'll tell her that, and then this whole nightmare is over. Then we can watch TV or have sex. It's 7:59 now so we should be able to start watching at 8, good deal.

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Laura Wellington: 5 Excuses Women Use to Avoid 'Cumming' in and 'Coming' Back to the Bedroom!

Huffington Post (Relationships) - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:45
I suggest all women -- especially moms -- reclaim our bedrooms as preferential spaces in our homes beyond just storing clothes, applying makeup, and sleeping. While doing this, I also recommend we commit to reprioritizing our personal sexual satisfaction to a heightened position.

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Taylor Marsh: The Number One Mistake Women Make In Online Ads

Huffington Post (Relationships) - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:42
The closer you get to being fulfilled and happy in your life, at least searching for work that fits your passions, or doing something on your off hours that fills in for what your job doesn't, at least not yet, the more likely you are to find the right match.

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Beth Leipholtz: I'm Not Meant To Follow Dating Rules, And I'm Not Sorry

Huffington Post (Relationships) - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:57
I used to think I was cautious when it came to relationships, but in the past few months, after beginning and ending several "relationships," I have come to a realization: I jump head-first, hurtling toward the finish line, miles ahead of the other person.

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These Dolls Let You 'Hug' A Loved One Miles Away

Huffington Post (Relationships) - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:31
Innovations like the boyfriend arm pillow and the long distance relationship pillow have helped people feel less lonely for some time.

Now, there'...

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Watch How Passersby React To Domestic Violence In Public

Huffington Post (Relationships) - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:55
Warning: The video above features actors, but some readers may find the footage disturbing.

In a revealing social experiment, passersby respond in...

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Kat Forsythe, MSW: 5 Tips To Deal With Your Friend's Divorce Drama

Huffington Post (Relationships) - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:44
"Best friends forever": It's a phrase can get pushed to the limits when you're the go-to support person for a devastated friend after her divorce. Initially, you're right by her side, especially at midlife and beyond, when you've been friends for decades.

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Condom Ads Show Couples Literally Sealed Together (NSFW)

Huffington Post (Sex) - Sun, 05/04/2014 - 10:59
Ever been so in love you feel like you and your significant other are one?

That's the theme behind a series of ads for Japanese sex shop Condomani...

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Kate Monro: Losing Virginity on a Technicality

Huffington Post (Sex) - Sun, 05/04/2014 - 05:12
For those of us lucky enough to exercise control over our own bodies, we are also free to label our so-called 'loss,' despite the archaic definitions you will still find in dictionaries.

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Andrew Morrison-Gurza: Boys in Chairs: Navigating Our Sex, Sexuality and Sex Appeal in Attendant Care Programs

Huffington Post (Sex) - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 20:29
To all those of us living somewhere between independence and an institutional structure: Let's talk about sex and remind those working with us that there is so much more to us than just our activities of daily living (ADL). We deserve the right to have awesome daily loving too!

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Students Suspended After Teacher Accidentally Shows Porn In Class

Huffington Post (Sex) - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:20
A Kansas City teacher allegedly showed porn to his high school biology class, but it was two students who got in trouble.

The incident occurred Tue...

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Marten Weber: The End of Your Relationship May Already Be in Your Pocket

Huffington Post (Sex) - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 10:02
People need privacy. We need our own little secrets, our hot steamy affairs, our dirty chats with perfect strangers. It helps keep life in balance. But a relationship needs trust and openness. Keeping secrets on your cellphone is too easy.

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