Listener Question: Tell me, why does dropping one’s drawers have to be the line of demarcation? Is that really the point of no return? If so, then why do you consider it as such? My studies of aboriginal Polynesian societies have led me to delve into customs of touching in other nearly nude societies, including those of primates, with whom we share 98% of our DNA. These societies have no drawers to drop, yet raised peaceful, sexually wise kids.Maryanne Answer: Good question: what about dropping one’s drawers creates such a hard line?...more
Because I am stupid, my username on OkCupid was pretty easy to track back to me in real life. I had to delete my account and create a new account with a new name. It's not that I'm all that ashamed to admit that I like to use OkCupid (really, just for the tests, I swear) but it would have been easy to put my old name through a Google search and find me elsewhere and then where is the romance and mystery of on-line dating then?...more
Another pre-Valentine's Day blip: a note for the editors of Our Bodies, Ourselves, whose query about women's sex lives we posted last week. We were delighted at the good news the writer reports, though due to the delicate nature of the subject she has chosen to remain anonymous....more
“What is a good relationship? That’s what I want to know.” This question encapsulated the point of the spirited discussion in the third session of parenting classes I was leading at a correctional facility in Boston. Everyone got thoughtful and quiet after that question.
Finally, one of the less talkative women broke the silence. “Yeah, what is a good relationship? I’ve never seen one.”
For many of us, the word "date" reminds us of nervous high-school moments, our first dinner with our eventual mate, that first time after a divorce we agreed to have a drink with someone new. But almost all of us have had dates we call "bad." But what about those that go beyond bad?...more
Lucky me, my newest article is all about the seeting the mood for romance! What I love about this is that all the tips are perfectly usable beyond Valentine's day! Love and romance don't always pick a date and time, sometimes you have to roll with what is happening. I truly hope you find these tips useful.
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