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6 Lessons Not to Learn from “Fifty Shades of Grey”

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It’s rare for a book—especially one that starts off as an off-shoot of fan fiction—to have such popularity as Fifty Shades of Grey has had. It’s still unclear to many why this particular story has created such a buzz. Granted, I know many […]

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Can Sexual Desire Last?

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Why is the lack of sexual desire so common in the sex lives of millions and millions of people? Why is it so difficult to keep the thrill and excitement over time, even with the best of partners? If it’s happening to you, I want you to […]

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Are You in a Pattern of Avoiding Sex?

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There are many reasons why couples will experience lulls in their sex lives, and it’s not uncommon for there to be periods when couples are not having much sex at all. Anything from illness, to the birth of a new baby, or temporary work stress or projects […]

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More Sex Depends on What Kind of Housework You Do

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Our society has surely moved to greater equality for women in the workplace, as well as men in the home.  Not only do a majority of women work outside the home now, but there are also increasing numbers of men who prefer to stay at home and be […]

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The Impact of Emotional Abuse

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When most people think about abuse in a relationship, they think of physical abuse and how it can foster anger, resentment, and fear. Emotional or psychological abuse, however, can be equally or more damaging and have significant negative effects on sexual desire. Unfortunately, emotional abuse can be much […]

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What is Sex Surrogacy

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Sex therapy is a form of talk therapy modeled after psychotherapy, but is problem focused and not the same thing as surrogacy. In sex therapy, it is not unheard of that individuals come for treatment of some sexual difficulty, but at the same time don’t have a […]

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Healthy Communication

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Long-term relationships are difficult and require work.  That is not the romantic, story-book version, but it is reality.  And as people continue in a relationship together, they encounter the challenges of stress, boredom, disillusionment, anger, and compromise.  Oftentimes, couples cannot understand how they have grown bored […]

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Different Levels of Sexual Desire Between You

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A relationship is made of two different people coming together and deciding that they want to continue being together day after day. When they come together, they bring their own styles of communication, likes & dislikes, energy levels, sense of humor, need for intellectual stimulation, and level of […]

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The Healing Power of Touch

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Touch is such a basic necessity for us that it affects both our physical and mental health and is a vital part of our survival. Non-sexual touching with your partner helps provide this need and is one of the joys of being in a relationship. When couples […]

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Yes, but can you f_%#?

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Maybe it’s the way that religion and society shape our ideas about sex?  Maybe it’s our discomfort with acknowledging the intersection of sex and aggression?  Maybe it’s our desire to keep an idealized and romanticized view of sex?  But the truth is that most couples […]

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