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Today’s episode is part two of yesterday’s podcast with Jim Kwik. During this part 2, Jim walks Emily (and you) through specific steps to activate a healthy brain, and techniques to remember anything from a speech to the details of your first date.

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“I don’t understand why you don’t have a boyfriend,” my friend Ousmane said to me. “I mean, you’re pretty cool.” We were walking along the sandy streets of Dakar, Senegal, on our way to go play soccer.

 

“Because I don’t WANT a boyfriend,” I responded. “I like being single.”

He looked at me skeptically, which hit a nerve—maybe there was something wrong with me? Was I undateable? Unloveable?—but I reminded myself that the dating culture in Senegal was completely different than the one in America. In a month I would be back home, where singlehood was celebrated and encouraged amongst 20-something year-olds.

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Being tied up by a partner is a fantasy many have, but not nearly as many actually put this fantasy in motion. In order to let someone tie you up– even the person you’re madly in love with, you have to trust them whole-heartedly. They literally hold the reigns, tying you up in any way, constricting you, keeping you from control.
It can be hard to let someone have that much physical control over you, especially if that’s something you have an issue with. You might feel the urge to regain some control and direct them, but what if you fought that urge? What if you let go completely, and let your body give the feedback? 
Putting all of your trust in your partner may surprise you in a way you never thought possible. Sex Coach Pam Costa shares her first experience letting go and letting her husband tie her up in her Down to There blog…

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