As I Got Naked, I Could See that He Was Not Impressed

Undressing in front of someone for the first time is a vulnerable moment, indeed it can be rather scary. Especially with stretch marks and not quite so perky boobs after a couple of pregnancies, and add to that bit of extra weight gathered over the last decade.I know my husband is attracted to me, he calls my stretch marks “tiger stripes” which sounds cool and positive, although to be honest I would much rather do without them. As comfortable as I have become with my post-pregnancy body, deep down I miss my old body.  ...more

Dear Dr. Romance: is it natural for a man to masturbate?

Dear Dr. Romance: I am single man, I have question for you, is it natural for a man to masturbate? I normally, do it everyday, sometimes 4 times a day. Tell me if its wrong or normal to fantasize my cousin and she is a woman? Is it that wrong thing to do? I love to masturbate and to me its fun and great feeling. Do you have any advice. I want to know if there is anything wrong with me. I need your help.Dear Reader:...more

Honey, Can I Have Sex with Other People?

It has been about three years since I popped this question to my husband; we had been together for eight. I had just stopped breastfeeding my youngest child and had finally gotten my body back post pregnancy. It was not that I was bored with the sex at home. I think it was more about the fact that I have always loved connecting intimately with people. I love exploring, trying new things, and pushing myself out of my comfort zone....more

Christian Grey - a Sad Role Model

My husband and I opened up our marriage three years ago. It was on my initiative, I have been the one pushing our boundaries all along, and he has had faith enough in himself, in me and in us, that he gave me all the freedom I needed. For that I am endlessly grateful....more

Are You Hung Up On Phone Sex??

Is Phone Sex your true "calling?" As a convenient service to my readers, I occasionally take online “How To” articles and expand on them so they’re more accurate.  This will enable you to better accomplish your goals, (which let’s just suppose for today is, “How To Have Better Phone Sex!”) in a more expedient manner.See, I’ve got your number.  And you’re welcome!...more

Are You There, Mom? It's Me With An Awkward Question

The book Are You There, God? It’s me, Margaret by Judy Blume, who recently celebrated her 77th birthday, is the reason behind my first “sex” talk with my mother. I don’t remember how old I was, maybe eight or nine when I read the book, but I do remember thinking that I was pretty savvy for knowing what a bra was. I guess that sounds fairly innocent now. Back then elementary school kids weren’t snapchatting pics of their privates. Anyway, I was proud of myself for understanding most of the material. ...more
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Feminists Can Be Sexually Submissive (But 50 Shades is Still Awful)

This picture of Lady Byron in a BDSM-style collar was uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by ...more
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His sexting fills an empty void

              Freshly out of a relationship your heart feels like it is in a million pieces. The void that was left I immediately wanted to fill, fill with anything that was unfamiliar. I found a man, Zach. His texts were sweet and complex; he complemented every aspect about who I am. It was obvious, he knew I needed a rebound and knew how to speed the texts along....more

Dear Dr. Romance: I feel terrible about not keeping the promises I made

Dear Dr. Romance:My story will probably sound like a thousand others you've heard, but I am in desperate need of some answers. I am in my fifties, my wife is a few years younger. My wife had a hysterectomy about 15 years ago, so menopause is not likely part of this equation. As you are probably guessing, a large part of our problem has to do with the lack of intimacy and sex. We had talks about this a few different times, and she would promise to do better. "Better" never happened, and I became frustrated....more

Dear Dr. Romance: My girlfriend doesn't think she can handle this relationship.

Dear Dr. Romance:I am (or was, perhaps) in a fairly strong relationship for a few months now. Recently though, as the upcoming fall quarter approaches, my girlfriend doesn’t think she can handle a relationship. Between stress from school (she really wants her 4.0 this year), over-bearing parents, and the recent death of her dog, she has a lot going on. She has told me that she doesn’t think a relationship can work for her, with all the other things on her plate…...more