If you are enjoying a thriving, inspired erotic life with your long-term partner, congratulations. Passionate sex is rare for couples that have been together for some time. Typically, passion fades after the honeymoon period. That’s why people more often will ask me:
Recently I watched a TED talk where Whitney Thore showed the courage we sometimes need to live life fully, regardless of what our bodies look like. Whitney talks about being large and the shame that shadowed her because of it. Eventually, she decided to say yes to opportunities, even when–and especially when–she felt uncomfortable doing so. By living wholeheartedly, she triumphed over shame.
It’s that time of year again where images of romance, candle-lit dinners, roses, and sexy lingerie herald expectations of great sex.
However, over the years, the weight of domestic burdens combined with over-familiarity can make rapturous sex a distant memory. After years of being together, you may feel like the novelty is washed up as well. Perhaps you’ve been finishing each other’s sentences from the start,
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a terrifying experience for anyone. My brush with such a diagnosis occurred in September when my doctor urged me to see a urologist to rule out bladder cancer. Medical information abounds online, which is how I became an overnight expert on the two kinds of bladder cancers and the invasive procedures used to diagnose and treat them.
“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” ― Anaïs Nin
Anaïs Nin knew that love, sexuality, and creativity can lose their luster through erosion or neglect. The word “withering” suggests the need to pick fruit
By Julia Corley, Assistant Facilitator
I’m involved with Passion & Presence retreats because I deeply believe that erotic pleasure is our birthright. Sex is natural, normal, and beautiful. At its essence, it can be a powerful path to connection with ourselves, our lovers, and the divine.
Since I began to consciously know what sex was, it’s always seemed absurd to me that there’s so much shame and
Sex-Related Anxieties Abound
Real Life Sex is what I have dubbed sex as it happens in the real world versus what happens on-screen. In real life, there are no chiffon dresses, violins, panning away with the camera, “perfect” bodies, or other notions about what “perfect” sex might look like. Nor is it always “smokin’ hot,” spontaneous or even satisfying.
Real Life Sex is also filled with real
Thoughts, Fears and Feedback About Our Couples Retreats
When I created Passion & Presence@ Couples Retreats, Halko and I assumed droves of growth-oriented pleasure-seekers would jump at the chance to use eroticism as their pathway to healing and transformation. It seemed obvious that all those conjugal “roommates” out there (an estimated 20% of couples) would trip over themselves to establish a more vital erotic connection.
As a couple do you wonder how to model healthy sexuality to your children?
There are many ways to educate our children about sex. One way is through our words and what we say about sex, but children learn even more enduring lessons by observing our behavior. Just as you learned about sex by observing how the people around you handled sexuality, your children are also
Who said learning about sex had to be so deadly serious?
You would think that learning about sex might feel, well…fun and sexy. Not so. As a trained sex therapist, I can relate to this statement: “It’s frightening how boring researchers can make an exciting subject.” That comes from the respected research psychoanalyst Paul Joannides, author of The Guide to Getting it