Silent Intimacy Killers

Silent Intimacy Killers Quoted in Reader’s Digest Stephen Duclos and Dr. Holly Richmond, Couple and Sex Therapists “A snarling wife on the balustrade is more than a man can bear” Charles Bukowski Stephen’s response: Our partners, male or female or in between, are convenient targets for our own insecurities, anxieties, and disappointments. Therapists from Carl Rogers in the the 60’s, to David Schnarch of today, suggest that the pathway to intimacy is inward. An intimate relationship can continue to develop if there is an effective process for expressing our own feelings, including negative ones, like anger. A relationship flourishes only […]

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How to Handle an Erection Fail, According To a Woman

As a woman, I understand that a man’s main point of pride hangs between his legs. And trust me: Straight women love it as much as you do. Which is why it’s definitely disappointing for all of us when your main man sometimes fails to show up for duty. But before we all go holding a funeral for your manhood, let’s recognize that erection failure is part of nature and life, and as such, can happen from time to time. We know this is embarrassing for you, and we are more than sympathetic. Trust us. There’s absolutely no reason to [...]Read more

What It Really Means To Love Yourself, Because How You Start The Day Matters

Ask any therapist, relationship expert, yogi, psychic or your mama or best friend, and they’ll tell you the same thing: the most important — and complicated — relationship of your life is the one you have with yourself. Before you can be a true partner in a romantic relationship, an awesome friend, a kickass boss or a functioning member of society, you have to build your own self-confidence, self-worth, and self-value. “Self-love is important because it lays the framework for how we love others, and how we let them love us in return. If we do not love ourselves, how […]

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The 32 Most Overlooked Reasons Why Marriages Fail

“One overlooked reason is simply not having great sex. At the outset of a relationship, sex is always great. But as people move into longer-term relationship, they have to deal with how to keep sex exciting and how to stay on same page in terms of their sexual proclivities. Both partners must find a way to communicate their needs and wants about sex.” —Holly Richmond, Ph.D., certified sex therapist and marriage and family counselor. Read the full article by Charlotte Andersen here.

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​5 Things You Need to Know About Pansexuality

It's not the same as being bisexual Miley Cyrus' relationship with Liam Hemsworth isn't the only aspect of her love life she's been talking about recently—she's also been opening up about identifying as "pansexual."In 2016, Cyrus told Variety that she had a hard time understanding her own gender and sexuality. “I always hated the word ‘bisexual’ because that’s even putting me in a box,” she explained in the interview. “I don’t ever think about someone being a boy or someone being a girl. ... My eyes started opening in the fifth or sixth grade. My first relationship in my life [...]Read more

Your Partner Wants A Threesome And You Don’t—Should You Break Up With Him?

You think that your relationship in and out of the sack is at its peak, and then he drops a bomb on you: He’s interested in trying a threesome. What the hell? While it might feel like a splash of cold water on your relationship, it doesn’t have to be. Before you freak out, we’ve asked experts for their take on how to approach this without making him feel crappy about his sexual interests or getting yourself into something you’re not ready for. Here’s what they say: Talk It Out First off, breaking up should not be your go-to response, […]

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Sexologist is sure: VR eroticism fills the desire

Virtual Reality (VR) is hard to imagine: the most promising technology of recent years dominates the daily reporting and opens up unique paths, both for the gaming and the erotic industry. Especially the latter has already adapted VR very early, which could soon be useful for other areas as well. Because psychologists and therapists see in sextech (technosexuality) the potential to make the new experience dimension usable to help people. Paedotherapy, erectile dysfunction or social phobia; Dr. Holly Richmond, psychologist and certified sex therapist, is convinced that the treatment of such problems will be supported by VR in the future. […]

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Inside the Inaugural S.E.X. Soiree: Los Angeles’s Scandalous Answer to the Met Gala

“Anytime I get asked to perform at a fetish themed party for women only, I’m in,” said Dita Von Teese. This time, it was for a room full of Los Angeles socialites—dripping in diamonds paired with showstopping gowns—for a “strictly black tie” affair inside Chateau Marmont’s suite 64. “I wanted to strip for all those ladies like I would for my boyfriend,” said the burlesque dancer Tuesday night in one of the suite’s bedrooms. “Everyone looks so beautiful dressed in full-length dresses. I saw a lot of sex toys out there. I’m going to check out what I don’t know […]

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What Happens at a Black-Tie Sex Soiree for Hollywood Wives

Christine Chiu, wife of Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Gabriel Chiu, wanted to bring her Hollywood friends together for an exclusive night of frank sex talk and female empowerment. What she delivered on the evening of May 3 at Chateau Marmont’s Penthouse 64 was a fascinating and jarring mix of connected guests (George Clooney producing partner Grant Heslov’s wife Lysa Heslov and Aaron Sorkin’s ex-wife Julia Sorkin among them), high elegance (guests wore gowns and the glam decor was courtesy of celebrity florist Jeff Leatham) and a program that offered shocks and thrills, from seminars that discussed how successful women enjoy […]

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9 Relationship Experts Reveal What They Learned From Their Own Divorces

Ending a marriage is rarely pleasant, but sometimes it’s unavoidable (here are 6 times when divorce really is the best answer). Every rocky relationship can’t be repaired—and even relationship experts aren’t divorce-proof. These pros share what they learned from divorce, how that first-hand experience shaped the way they guide their clients, and what they’ll do differently the next time around. It’s okay to seek help. “Divorce sometimes seems easier than fixing your marriage, but it’s usually not. When my [second] husband and I were about to get married, we were both nervous because of past failures. So we made a deal: […]

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