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  • New Word for the Month!

    Monday, July 25th, 2016

    This months new word is a phenomena I’ve often discussed with polyamorous friends: One of you has a new love, relationship or flirtation. Your other partner(s) feel jealous–and you are completely mystified. You have forgotten what it is like to have your beloved suddenly starry eyed for someone else….

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  • How I Raised Teenagers Who Tell Me Everything — Even When It’s Hard

    Friday, January 15th, 2016

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    My teenage daughter was seeing a movie one night with a group of friends. When I called her to coordinate her Uber ride home, she didn’t answer. Finally, two hours later, she answered her phone and told me…

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  • 7 Ways to Revitalize Your Marriage

    Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

    A long-term relationship or marriage is a blessing—but what do you do when the doldrums set in? How can you see your spouse with fresh eyes? Appreciating everything you have together and awakening what may have gone dormant

    1. Celebrate What’s Working: Research has shown that…
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  • 5 Tips For An Earth-Shattering Orgasm You HAVEN’T Already Tried

    Monday, November 30th, 2015

    My mother used to say, “In a world that is largely focused on male pleasure — the female orgasm is an act of revolution.”

    Her words have even more resonance in today’s on-demand culture where porn (largely produced, directed, and watched by men) is sometimes the only sex education young…

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  • Why I Taught My Daughter What A Vibrator Was When She Was Ten Years Old

    Thursday, November 12th, 2015

    Unlike a lot of mothers in my suburban community I have no problem talking to my kids about sex. In fact, I’m very comfortable talking honestly, openly, and non-judgmentally about it.

    I was raised by a stylish diva Mom of the “Mad Men” era, twice divorced, slightly embittered but unequivocal…

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  • What I Wish More People Understood About Threesomes

    Friday, November 6th, 2015

    Threesome. Ménage a trois. Orgy. Whatever you call it, the mystique and allure of the concept has shrouded from the majority of the population the practical, less-than-sexy pitfalls of coordinating and executing this kind of experience. Engaging in group sex has a unique appeal to and distinct difficulties for…

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  • A Sex Positive Mother Educates her Teenage Daughter to get Pleasure vs. Pregnant

    Monday, October 12th, 2015

     

    Unlike a lot of mothers in my suburban community I have no problem talking to my kids about sex. In fact, I’m very comfortable talking honestly, openly, and nonjudgmentally about it.

    I was raised by a stylish diva Mom of the “Mad Men” era, twice divorced, slightly embittered but unequivocal…

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  • How to Talk to Your Partner about Trying an Open Relationship

    Friday, September 11th, 2015

    You’re ready to make a change in your relationship. You love your spouse, but you’re also in love with someone else. Or your spouse is your best friend but has never been your match sexually. Maybe an illness precludes your spouse from ever having sex again. Or you married…

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  • How Openness in My Marriage Brings Me Closer to My Husband

    Friday, August 28th, 2015

    For some people, perhaps, open marriage is a concession. I think there are marriages that have come to conscious agreements post-cheating. The Clintons come to mind. They have possibly made a new vision of their marriage. There is love but maybe also an obligation, as in, “You owe me…

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  • Why My Husband and I Sometimes Have Sex with Other People

    Thursday, August 6th, 2015

    I vividly remember the first time I felt it. My husband and I were in the backyard, lazing in the sun, sipping drinks as he described the previous evening. As he talked, his face looked brighter, his eyes clearer. In a flash of déjà vu, I remembered that same…

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