In the time before quarantine, a sleepy three-day weekend or ordering take out for a cozy night sounded like the best thing ever. Yet, now, after endless weeks of sheltering in place, it seems like quarantine can feel like a little too much time at home. When you haven’t worn anything but sweatpants in a month and your showers are getting fewer and farther between, you may be feeling like this pandemic is damping your romance.
Additionally, when you and your partner are both working at home, up in each other’s space ALL day every day, you may be more in the mood for some alone time than some sexy time. And of course, there is the fact that we’re living through a global pandemic, and no one knows when it’s going to be over.
I’m a single mom and my daughter is 2 years old.
I’ve tried online dating apps, but the guys back off after a couple of days. Do guys not want to date single mothers?I’ve lost hope in finding a relationship. Please help me, Emily!
As the Masturbation May festivities roll on, we’re focusing today’s lens onto one particularly hot lane of the action. Let’s talk mutual masturbation!
Perhaps you’ve heard of it, or are already an ace practitioner yourself, but either way it’s definitely worth exploring. So let’s begin with this rousing roundup of blogs and podcasts all about it.
As a wise JT once said, “It’s gonna be May”. And with that comes one of our favorite occasions of the year: National Masturbation Month!
An entire month dedicated to the glorious pleasure past-time, Masturbation May is here! Let’s kickstart the conversation about why self-love is a healthy, normal part of sexuality that we should absolutely embrace year-round.
It has been around since the beginning of time. But theres still a staggering amount of shame, stigma and false information surrounding it.
So to help the cause, we’re here to debunk some of the biggest, baddest (and craziest) masturbation myths! We’ll prove that it’s not only totally natural, but good for you, too!
On today’s show, Dr. Emily is joined by certified dating coach and host of the “Dates & Mates” podcast Damona Hoffman to talk about dating in this new time we find ourselves in and how to do it right!
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Experiencing 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
If 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.
If you’re anything like half of the world right now, you just might be stuck at home.
For a while.
Potentially, a long, long while.
But even though we’re homebound, life goes on! Bring some joy into your life by appreciating the extra time you have with your sweetheart. If you’re single, treat yourself to any of these activities and have a date with yourself!
Here’s some at home date nights to use in this time of social distancing, or just to have a cheap, but sweet, date at home.
Whether you and your partner are in a similar income bracket or not, it isn’t easy to know how to talk about money. Money can be a sensitive topic, and feelings can get hurt. Even the strongest couples can find themselves fighting over savings accounts or frivolous spending.
While you may never look forward to having a money talk with your partner, there are ways to make the conversation a lot less painful.
Ah, make-up sex. One of the greatest joys in life. Like a fine wine, sex is best after you’ve just had a horrible argument about the dishes (there’s clean and then there’s CLEAN).
Maybe you broke up, maybe you fought like cats and dogs, maybe you took a break. Whatever led you and your sweetie to distance yourself from each other, coming back together is always the best part.
Here are some tips and tricks for how to get it in, after you and your cutie have been on the outs.