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phimosis blog sex with emilyYou might be wondering “what is ‘phimosis?” The word kind of sounds like a sneeze. Well, it isn’t – it is a medical condition affecting uncircumcised males and is related to the ability to pull the foreskin of the penis back behind the glans. 

While phimosis is a relatively rare condition, it is a very real one that can take a toll on your sex life, and it can be difficult to discuss if you suffer from it. It isn’t the sexiest subject, but for many, it’s a real part of life.

If you or a partner suffers from phimosis, educating yourself medically is important. This blog will break down the details of phimosis from causes to prevention and everywhere in between!

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4/20 blog sex with emilyIn case you don’t know, let me inform you of a very VERY special holiday this season. I’m not talking about Easter, or Passover, or National Burrito Day. (Yes, this is real. It’s on April 2nd, and, yes, I’m disappointed in you for not celebrating.) In fact, the highest of all holidays is today: 4/20!

That’s right, that special day is finally here. And whether you’re a 420 fanatic or a total teetotaler, I’m here to recommend you expand your intake of asparagus. CBD is a type of weed that lends itself perfectly to our favorite activity here at SWE: Sex. 

So here’s some facts and recommendations on how to ring in the green new year in a fun, flirty and not completely paranoid way.

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sexual trauma blog sex with emilyExperiencing and processing trauma is one of the hardest things we do as humans. Sexual trauma is an incredibly difficult thing to move past whether or not you’re in a relationship. Of course, having these conversations with sexual and romantic partners can be incredibly difficult.

Whether you’ve experienced it, or are dating someone who has, knowing how to navigate sexual trauma in relationships is an important way to make everyone feel safe and secure as you’re getting steamy. Continue Reading

spring cleaning blog sex with emilyThe birds are chirping. The sun is warmer. You can’t go anywhere anyway (thanks ‘rona!). So it is time to do some spring cleaning. You know – that tradition of cleaning your home from top to bottom, even under the sofa cushions. 

But don’t forget that sex drawer! Yes, sex toys need some spring cleaning, too. Many of us don’t realize that we have to clean our toys regularly, not just after use. We also may not realize that it might be time to refresh our collection. 

Here are some tips on how to clean your sex toys, as well as a little “out with the old, in with the new.”

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No better time than the present to spruce up your love life, single life, and reflect upon yourself. There are so many ways to go about it, but we can all agree that our past affects out present.

Let’s throw it back to childhood, because what is adulthood without working through childhood conflicts? Probably chaos and a lot of repression…

As children we all developed attachment styles that contribute to the way we behave in all of our relationships. What does it all mean? Let’s dive in!

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sexual stress response blog sex with emilyWith COVID-19 scaring the begeezus out of all of us, stress has an even greater impact on us these days. As if we didn’t already have job-related stress, financial stress, relationship drama, or health-related stress, now we have a fast-spreading virus to worry about. If you have been able to effectively “Quarantine and Chill” at home– good for you. 

Read this article to help you learn more about what a sexual stress response is and how to get into that sexy space regardless of your sexual stress response. 

Grab your “quarantini” and read on!

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self talk blog sex with emilyBeing positive about the world of sex and dating can be very difficult.

We’re surrounded 24/7 by impossible beauty standards, a laundry list of ‘ideal types’ and have our own personal pet peeves and insecurities. Our self talk can easily slip into the negative side. 

Often what we are told to strive for is not only dangerous to our mental and emotional health, but an actual impossibility.

Here are some ways to identify, cope with, and rewrite negative and damaging self-talk around sex and dating. 

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social distancing blog sex with emilyUnless you live in Antarctica, you’re probably experiencing a huge upheaval in your life right now. All over the world, the spread of COVID-19 is bringing unprecedented changes to our work lives, social lives, and love lives. We’re being asked to practice social distancing.

Distance is hard for all of our relationships…but especially for our romantic ones. But social distancing doesn’t mean that you have to distance yourself emotionally from the people that you care about. Especially your sweetie.

If you and your lover don’t live together, and can’t get close because of social distancing, know that you’re not alone. These unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures, but above all our human need to connect lives on. Here’s some tips on how to stay together, when you’re asked to stay apart.

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lucky blog sex with emilyTop o’ the morning to ya! It is St Patty’s Day and it’s time to get it on! 

Ahhhh St. Patrick’s Day!  A day where leprechauns, shamrock, and green beer abounds! 

As the world around you goes green, now is the time to get pinched (if you’re into that lol).

This year, you don’t have to go out to a bar, drink yourself silly, and go home and drunk masturbate (although that can be fun, too).

Here are some better ways you can get lucky on St Patty’s Day.

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health blog sex with emilyGiven the current times, staying healthy has never been more important. But in addition to making your doctor proud, optimal health can give your sex life a boost while at it!

By now we all should know that certain aspects of wellness have a direct impact on sexual performance. 

So in an effort to keep both your body and your sex life in tip-top shape, here are some of the biggest physical factors to help hack your way to better intimacy:

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