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closure blog sex with emilyClosure. The elusive beast that we all need at one point or another. Whether it lasted for 10 years, or 10 weeks, putting a period on the end of a relationship is hard.

We talk about closure so much, it’s become a breakup buzz word. But you don’t have to be pulled back into old patterns to get closure. And you don’t have to use it as an excuse to not move on.

You can embrace your independence and give YOURSELF closure, without the help of your ex. Because sometimes, there’s nothing left to do, but spend some time with me, myself, and I.

So how do you give yourself closure?

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men insecurities blog sex with emilyIf you’re human, chances are you probably have one or two things that you’re insecure about. All of us have self-esteem problems every now and then, but sometimes our gender identity has a role in the way we experience and deal with them.

In our experience, many folks who identify as men struggle to voice their insecurities, emotions and feelings. Some might argue that men are simply more confident, or that they feel less pressure to adhere to certain societal standards.

But “toxic masculinity,” or the dangerous limitation that describes manhood as being sexual, violent, status-driven, strong and aggressive, affects more than just women—it affects all of us. 

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Black self love sex with emilyWhat is Black self love? To put it simply, it is a regard for one’s self love and self being through the Black gaze. With commitments like work and school, nourishing your body and mind can be put to the wayside. 

Black self love and Black self acceptance are more important than ever. In light of recent events, it’s important for Black people to practice self love.

 
Here are some ways to find Black self love during a revolution.

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men's health blog sex with emilyHappy Men’s Health Week, America! As we move through this time in our history with COVID and the BLM movement, it’s important now more than ever to take care of our mental and emotional health. The point of view of men sometimes have about their health is sometimes a negative one. It can lead us to being averse to taking care of our health – Society tells us to be tough, don’t show pain, push through the weakness, if you need help, that means you’re weak. 

Studies have shown that men are less likely to seek professional help when injured or when they’re in a mentally unhealthy place, and are more likely to die of loneliness. But there are plenty of things you can do to stay on top of your overall health and well-being! Here are some simple ways that you can start to keep track of your own health.

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triggers blog sex with emilyTriggers. What are they and what do they mean?

Maybe your conservative dad writes them off as a snowflake defense mechanism. Or maybe your friends throw the term around when joking around. Either way, it can be hard to understand what a “trigger” really is. And being able to put a word to that moment when you get uncomfortable or overwhelmed can seem impossible. Especially as it’s happening. 

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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

cabin fever blog sex with emilyIf you live…anywhere in the world, you’re probably practicing social distancing. If you live with your partner, you might be craving a little social distance from them.

Around the world couples are being kept in a pressure cooker called… our homes.

Depending on your dynamic, it might be a little harder than you thought to keep things sailing smoothly.

It’s perfectly normal to experience a little cabin fever at this point, but don’t let isolation turn you and your beloved against one another. Like a research team on Antarctica, you’re going to have to work together to get through the winter til the snow thaws. No matter how annoying your teammates snoring gets. 

Here are some key points to battling cabin fever as a cohabitating, quarantined couple.

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