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queer holiday blog sex with emilyWhile the holiday season can be stressful for everyone, it has to be, like, ten million times more stressful for queer people.

From dodging intrusive questions from judgmental family members about your haircut or clothing to continually validating that your very romantic and sexual partner is not just your “friend” — it’s not always easy to be holly and jolly when you’re feeling questioned, erased, or straight up unsafe. 

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family blog sex with emilyMost people agree that relationships are work. We all have to find a way to manage the challenges of life, work, our intimate relationships and family obligations.

Once we have that balancing act managed, we usually find that we have very little energy left to take care of ourselves. Add extended family, in particular your partner’s family, into the mix plus the stresses of the holiday? You may well reach your breaking point. 

It doesn’t have to be that way. With some strategizing, communication and planning, you can make the most of that family time while still maintaining your sanity and the love you have for your spouse. Yes, when we marry the love of our life we also marry into their family, for better or for worse. So here are some tips for keeping your cool when the pressure builds up and you feel yourself ready to hop a flight to anywhere-but-here.  Continue Reading

single blog sex with emilyAh, the holidays. We are all conditioned to believe this is the most wonderful time of the year and sure, it has its moments. But if you just so happen to be single, the holidays might take on an entirely new meaning.

Every song, every commercial, and every movie on basic cable paints a picture of the holidays being a time to celebrate with your significant other, leaving uncoupled folks everywhere wondering “What about me? Where’s my holiday happy ending?”

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We all love a good slip and slide, so hopefully we all love to use lube as well.

While still having a reputation for only being necessary for a mature demographic or those with medical issues, neither is the case! Personal lubricant is safe, fun, and used by all genders. Plus, it can be used solo or with partners. However, it’s important to use the right kind of lubricant at the right time.
 
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Ever wonder how the Sex With Emily team celebrates the holiday season? Well you’re in luck! We’re decking the halls with kegel balls, finding out who’s been naughty or nice & basically ringing in the holidays in true Sex With Emily fashion… With sex toys!

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