Let’s Talk About Sex: The Sacred Spirituality of Tantra

Commonly known for its association with sex and pleasure, our columnist uncovers the real deal about tantra. Written by Erin Riedel, LCSW | Illustration by Branden Barker The curtains are drawn. The candles are lit. Enya is playing in the background. Two people sit naked, face-to-face, their legs wrapped around each other’s waists, their hands on each other’s hearts. Their eyes are locked, their breaths are synchronized, and never-ending full-body orgasms are mere moments away. This is what you believe tantra is, right? Well, actually, it isn’t. While all of that can be a part [...]

By |2023-01-20T20:15:57-05:00January 18, 2023|Community & Sisterhood, Let's Talk About Sex|

Let’s Talk About Sex: The Gift of Pleasure

Using sex toys can be a liberating experience for women. With so many options for self-pleasure, it’s easy for a novice to get overwhelmed. Our resident sex therapist takes a peek under the covers and offers a helpful guide on buying adult toys. Written by Erin Riedel, LCSW | Illustration by Branden Barker A recent survey found that 82% of women in the US own at least one sex toy. If you’re content as a member of the 18% who are toyless, good for you! But if you have mixed feelings about the idea of [...]

By |2023-01-20T19:57:09-05:00December 13, 2022|Community & Sisterhood, Let's Talk About Sex|

Let’s Talk About Sex: A Vibrant Sex Life at Any Age

Can you be “too old” to have sex? They don’t call it your golden years for nothing! Written by Coralie McEachron, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Sex Therapist | Illustration by Branden Barker And yet, despite 65% of Americans aged 65-80 still wanting sex, over half were not sexually active, with some of these folks still having desire without a guarantee of sexual fulfillment. According to the experts, there is no expiration date on touch. Despite women experiencing a variety of changes with age, creating, redefining, exploring and playing with their relationship(s) with sex and intimacy, is necessary. [...]

By |2022-11-11T14:43:09-05:00November 11, 2022|Community & Sisterhood, Let's Talk About Sex|

Let’s Talk About Sex: Infinite Love

Multiple partner relationships are becoming less taboo but many people in polyamorous relationships face a social stigma in the workplace. Written by Erin Riedel, LCSW | Illustration by Branden Barker Most of us have been there: you’re in a committed relationship, and you find yourself attracted to someone who’s not your partner. Maybe it’s just a passing flirtation? Or maybe it’s a more serious connection that causes turmoil in your heart – and in your relationship?   A growing number of people have realized that the desire to love more than one person doesn’t have to [...]

By |2022-10-13T16:14:42-04:00October 13, 2022|Health & Wellness, Let's Talk About Sex|

Let’s Talk About Sex: Four Steps that Could Save Your Marriage

Marital problems are inevitable, but the way you handle the conflict can make a difference in the longevity of your relationship. Written by Coralie McEachron In the 1990’s, couple’s researcher John Gottman developed a unique claim to fame: he predicted with 94% accuracy from his research whether or not couples who participated in his Love Lab were headed for divorce. The patterns he identified have the potential to damage our relationships, but they also have the ability to change them. While these four patterns of behavior can signal relationship distress, they can also be improved [...]

By |2022-09-16T13:14:04-04:00September 16, 2022|Health & Wellness, Let's Talk About Sex|
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