Sometimes when you’re dating, there’s nothing worse than that, “What are we?” stage.
You find yourself thinking, “Are we dating? Are we seeing each other? Are we official?” and it can be a tough case to crack. Labelling your new relationship is something we all want (or need) to do but it comes as no surprise that a lot of the time, we don’t really know what we should be calling it.
Not only do we have that ever-so-helpful voice inside our heads telling us to get a wriggle on with it, we’re in the Facebook age now where the seriousness of our relationships is determined by the status we set on our social media profile.
However, if you’re not really sure what label you should be giving your new relationship in 2018, have a think about the stage you’re at first and take it from there. At first, it might seem clear as mud but once you’ve given it some thought, you’ll have it sussed.
Here are some helpful hints…
The body positive movement is about accepting and appreciating all human body types, no matter what they look like.
What society considers to be beautiful should not cause a person to lose confidence or to feel unworthy of love and respect.
Society's "beautiful" changes every five minutes anyway, so why bother attempting to keep up with what’s trending? We’ve spent the last three years obsessing over our eyebrows... we’ll probably be shaving them off by 2020.
We often hear about body positivity in conjunction with the fight against fat-shaming and the pressure women face to look a certain way.
There is more to the movement than that. Body positivity is against both skinny and fat-shaming, because body-shaming in all its forms can lead to mental health problems and harmful eating disorders.
But body positivity should be inclusive of all genders, races, and abilities, not just female weight. So how can being body positive improve your sex life?
Patti Britton, PhD, is the Pioneer of Sex Coaching and has been a leader in the field of sexology with an emphasis on sexual enhancement for 35 years. She is a Master Certified Sex Coach, Clinical Sexologist, Co-Founder of SexCoachU.com, and author of The Art of Sex Coaching: Expanding Your Practice plus four other books.
Dr. Patti earned a PhD and Masters in Public Health, both in Human Sexuality. She's the host of 40+ DVDs for couples' sexual enhancement, has made appearances on over 200 television shows, and has been the featured guest on over 200 interviews for live talk and news radio.
She's a frequent expert for print media, including Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, Women's Health, Glamour, Men's Fitness, and WebMD. She has chaired approximately 30 doctoral dissertations and serves as the expert chair/reader for doctoral candidates at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Saybrook, and Pacifica Graduate Institutes.
Dr. Patti has a private practice in the Los Angeles area and leads couples' workshops and international professional training intensives each year and is also faculty at California Institute of Integral Studies.
Find out more about her work at drpattibritton.com/.
Whether you've got a single toy hidden away in your night stand or a gigantic collection that's taking over your whole house, everyone has that one favorite toy they always find themselves coming back to.
You know the one. The old reliable that you never can quite replace.
But have you ever wondered - what does your favorite sex toy say about you?
From the classic dildo to the beasty butt plug, we've looked at seven different sex toys, and what we think your preference could indicate about your personality.
Whether you're learning more about Pride celebrations, or getting prepped early for Bi Visibility Day (23rd September, folks - mark it in your diary), there's never been a better time to find out more about the many diverse and wonderful sexualities that make up this planet.
So if you've been itching to know more about the 'B' in LGBTQIA+, good news - here are 13 things that bisexual people would like you to know.
Xanet Pailet, author of the new book, Living an Orgasmic Life, is a recovered NYC healthcare lawyer who lived in a sexless marriage for over two decades.
After experiencing her own sexual healing and awakening in 2011, she transitioned her career into a full-time sex and intimacy educator and coach. She offers 1:1 coaching and online group programs to empower women around their sexuality and strengthen couples' relationships and intimacy skills.
Xanet is a certified Somatica Sex and Intimacy Coach, Sexological Bodyworker, Holistic Pelvic Care Practitioner, Tantra Educator, and is trauma trained in Somatic Experiencing. She is on the faculty of the Ecstatic Living Institute and the Somatica Institute.
Find out more about her work at powerofpleasure.com.
Sex is a wondrous thing; like a magnificent night sky. Full of beauty, infinite possibilities and the... what the heck is that?
We've all been there. On the road to Pleasure, via Puzzled with a pit stop in Preoccupied.
Focusing on being relaxed and what is turning you on in the moment is key to satisfying sex.
By practising being more present in each moment of daily life, you'll find it a lot easier to be in the moment during your lovemaking.
With everything that's going on in our busy lives, it's understandable though that sometimes our minds take a detour.
Don't fret about it.
Read on for a list of things that everyone has thought of during sex.
Sexpert Tyomi Morgan-Najieb, better known as Glamazon Tyomi, is a Certified Sexologist and International Pleasure Coach who reaches millions through her social media platforms and writing. The Chicago native began her sex education blog Glamerotica101.com to serve as the female representation for people of color within mainstream sexuality.
Tyomi has served as the resident sexpert for EBONY.com and Blackdoctor.org, hosted her own radio show on Playboy Radio, was published in collegiate Academia by McGraw Hill, and hosted a two year sold out tour domestically and internationally.
She has been featured on Comedy Central's Tosh.0 as Daniel's "Favorite Sexpert," and her advice has been featured on websites including Huffington Post, NY Mag's THE CUT, Essence.com, Askmen.com, SHAPE.com, Blavity.com, and VICE.com.
The Glamazon has been a guest on numerous podcasts and has appeared on radio shows featured on Clear Channel Radio, CBS Radio, Playboy Radio, Sirus XM and more. Tyomi currently serves as the resident sexpert for Cassiuslife.com, The Exxxotica Expo’s Seminar Coordinator and Resident Sexpert, and uses a candid and relatable approach to educate the masses via her YouTube channel Glamerotica101.
She is also a ACS Certified Sexologist and Authentic Tantra Practitioner through the Institute of Authentic Tantra.
Find out more about her work at http://sexperttyomi.com/.