Want to Improve Your Marriage? Talk Less

Improve your marriage - less talk

We’ve all heard a lot about the importance of communication to improve your marriage, but what if talking was making things worse between a couple? What if to improve your marriage you should be focusing on improving your connection and not verbalizing every feeling you have? Researchers have found that men and women are wired differently when it comes to …

Is Morning Sex Right For You?

There is the perception that all men enjoy morning sex and that women are less enthusiastic. But is that true? And if it is, are there things the man can do to entice women to have sex at the start of their day? Research has shown that men’s testosterone levels build up overnight. Another hormone in men, vasopressin, is also …

Are You Experiencing Pain During Sex? What Can You Do?

Many people may think that pain during sex only happens to the very young or to women after menopause. However, a recent study out of the United Kingdom found that one out of 10 women between the ages of 16 and 74 struggle with pain during intercourse, also known as dyspareunia. The researchers surveyed more than 6,600 British women. The …

A Simple Way To Improve Your Sex Life: Get More Sleep

Want a simple way to improve your sex life? One answer may be to try and get a little more sleep. New research out of the Mayo Clinic has found that a better night’s sleep could have the added bonus of promoting better sex. While the study focused on women 50 to 79, another out of the University of Michigan …

Time to Make Your Sex Resolutions

The beginning of a new year is when many of us decide to set some new goal for the months ahead—something that will make us better people, improve our health or well being, possibly even change our lives. This year, why not make a New Year’s resolution that focuses on improving your relationship—your sexual relationship with your partner. Odds are …

Dealing With Infidelity: Understanding Why It Happens

Infidelity is a problem as old as time, and one everyone handles differently. Biologists tell us that humans are not predisposed to monogamy, but the motivation to “mate” for life is strong in people, nonetheless. WebMD cites a 2002 study from the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center. It found that approximately 15 percent of women and 22 percent …

Orgasm 101: Masters and Johnson Helps Explain What Actually Happens During An Orgasm

Much of what we know about the human body during orgasm is thanks to the groundbreaking sex therapists and researchers Masters and Johnson. The two created the phrase “sexual-response cycle” to describe the four phases of an orgasm that the human body experiences—excitement, plateau, orgasm and resolution. Of course, the phases are not actually distinct and can vary from individual …

How Much Sex Is Enough In A Relationship

Worried that you aren’t getting or giving enough in the sex department? How can you know if you are having the right amount of sex? Is your sex life “normal?” Probably every therapist who specializes in sex has heard some variation of these questions multiple times a day. So what is the answer? There is no normal. If you and …

Rediscovering Sex After Kids

Not many couples believe it when they hear other parents say how their sex lives changed with children. You think—it won’t happen to us! But inevitably something does shift, whether it is less frequency or a lack of spontaneity, and your sex life (like every other part of your life) has to adapt to the addition of kids. It takes …

The Benefits of Snuggling and Cuddling

The Science of The Snuggle Worried that you and your partner are drifting apart? Well according to a new study, the key to relationship longevity may be as simple as snuggling. The study was done out of the University of Bonn in Germany and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It found that humans experience a …