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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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phubbing blog sex with emilyAfter The Longest Day Ever, you’re excited to finally have a glass of wine on the couch and vent to your boo about your mom, your boss, your landlord, and the woman on the subway eating a tuna fish sandwich at 8:00 in the morning. No matter the problem, your partner always gives the best advice. As you wait for  their usual pearls of wisdom, you realize it’s been a while since they’ve said anything, let alone anything extra insightful.  You turn to look them in the eyes, and realize they’re in their cell phone. They’re leaving you, and your feelings completely tuned out. 

There are few worse feelings than talking to someone you love, and realizing they’re ignoring you. One of these worse feelings is realizing it’s for a game of Candy Crush. Whether your boo is sucked into Instagram or addicted to texting, feeling ignored is an awful feeling. If your partner is so glued to their cell that they’re starting to ignore you every time you spend time together IRL, they may be full-on phubbing (snubbing you with their phone) you.  And it might be kind of (read: completely) affecting your sex life. 

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Remember back when your relationship issues were simple? Okay, maybe not simple, but they never happened on a user interface or on a screen. Yes, the memories are fuzzy at best. Because, alas, with advancements in technology and the rapid growth of social platforms like Instagram, there are a whole new host of problems! Yay! (crap).

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On today’s show, Dr. Emily is joined by Dean McDermott & Nicky Paris from the new Daddy Issues podcast & they get into all types of sex talk from head pushing, to honeymoon phases, to boredom during sex — pretty much anything we’re willing to do to find our “match.” Plus, Emily answers your questions. 

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