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Truth: this year has been HARD on relationships. Luckily, sex educator, author, licensed therapist, and my dear friend Jamye Waxman is here to help! For those struggling to connect right now, Jamye gives different methods for checking in with your partner, rekindling the magic, and keeping a relationship strong over time.  
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It’s no mystery that things have been more stressful than usual these days. When life feels chaotic, our relationships and sex lives tend to suffer, and so it’s important to reset the mind and focus on the present. That’s why I’ve brought on my therapist Dr. Anadel Barbour to discuss the coping mechanisms and mindfulness techniques I use to reignite my best self.  
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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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4/20 blog sex with emilyIn case you don’t know, let me inform you of a very VERY special holiday this season. I’m not talking about Easter, or Passover, or National Burrito Day. (Yes, this is real. It’s on April 2nd, and, yes, I’m disappointed in you for not celebrating.) In fact, the highest of all holidays is today: 4/20!

That’s right, that special day is finally here. And whether you’re a 420 fanatic or a total teetotaler, I’m here to recommend you expand your intake of asparagus. CBD is a type of weed that lends itself perfectly to our favorite activity here at SWE: Sex. 

So here’s some facts and recommendations on how to ring in the green new year in a fun, flirty and not completely paranoid way.

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sexual stress response blog sex with emilyWith COVID-19 scaring the begeezus out of all of us, stress has an even greater impact on us these days. As if we didn’t already have job-related stress, financial stress, relationship drama, or health-related stress, now we have a fast-spreading virus to worry about. If you have been able to effectively “Quarantine and Chill” at home– good for you. 

Read this article to help you learn more about what a sexual stress response is and how to get into that sexy space regardless of your sexual stress response. 

Grab your “quarantini” and read on!

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health blog sex with emilyGiven the current times, staying healthy has never been more important. But in addition to making your doctor proud, optimal health can give your sex life a boost while at it!

By now we all should know that certain aspects of wellness have a direct impact on sexual performance. 

So in an effort to keep both your body and your sex life in tip-top shape, here are some of the biggest physical factors to help hack your way to better intimacy:

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