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Relationships Toolbox  Scheduled Sex?  Perhaps So

Scheduled Sex? Perhaps So

Intimate Tickles Thought You Might Be Interested Published: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:19:11 +0000 View Original Article We can all see the logic of scheduling life maintenance tasks like medical appointments or our car’s oil change, or even social events, like lunch with a friend. But when we hear of the idea of penciling sex…

Relationships Toolbox  Trust:  A Critical Component of Sexual Intimacy in Committed Relationships

Trust: A Critical Component of Sexual Intimacy in Committed Relationships

Intimate Tickles Thought You Might Be Interested Published: Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:41:42 +0000 View Original Article Richard Nicastro, PhD, examines how the sexual intimacy stakes rise when you fall in love.  He highlights the conditions that either encourage or discourage trust in a committed relationship. When love becomes part of the relationship landscape, when…

Relationships Toolbox  Married Sex Can be Great Sex

Married Sex Can be Great Sex

Intimate Tickles Thought You Might Be Interested Published: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:39:42 +0000 View Original Article Richard Nicastro, PhD takes a deeper look at married (or long-term relationship) sex and some of the unique reasons it can be so satisfying.  He encourages couples to understand their ruts and look for opportunities for change. You might have…

Relationships Toolbox  Sexual Interest in Relationships:  Navigating the Range Between “Low-to-No” and “High”

Sexual Interest in Relationships: Navigating the Range Between “Low-to-No” and “High”

Intimate Tickles Thought You Might Be Interested Published: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:55:44 +0000 View Original Article Richard Nicastro, PhD digs deeper into the important relationship dynamic of sexual interest.  While acknowledging the normalcy of an imbalance, he suggests the shortest route to a solution that works for both couples is understanding and empathy for…