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FYI: Butterflies Aren’t the Same as Being in Love

Aren’t butterflies fantastical? In the literal sense of the word, sure, but figuratively… like when you see someone that makes you all giddy. That experience of joy, excitement, but also nervousness… wow! It truly can make you feel alive!  So, imagine this scenario: you see someone you’re attracted to, or you look at your partner.…

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Time to Call It Quits? When to End a Relationship

Relationships are hard. There’s just no denying it. And anyone who is or has been in a long term relationship will surely tell you the same.  Even so, while there are days that are dismal, annoying, and somewhat unbearable, relationships should have a fundamental feeling of contentment and happiness.  So when is it that enough…

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Anxiety & Depression Associated with On-Again, Off-Again Relationships

Did you know that there’s an actual term for on-again, off-again relationships? It’s called ‘relationship cycling’, and encompasses people who have broken up and gotten back together with their romantic partner one or more times.  This kind of relationship behaviour however, does run the risk of bringing on psychological distress for both partners, such as…

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Is “Hooking Up” the New Dating?

It’s fairly obvious… dating today is nothing like it was 20-some years ago. Today, dating is predominantly done via technology, aka using dating apps. And even though there are a slew of Hollywood films that lead us to believe that online dating is an actual revenue in which to find love and companionship (think “You’ve…

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When is Your Pleasure NOT a Priority? Situations When You Need to Put Your Partner First

Hold up that sex-positive train for just a minute, folks! While you absolutely deserve all the orgasms in the world, there are some exceptions to the otherwise awesome thread of sexual self-realization happening right now. Prioritizing your own pleasure, whether that means shamelessly enjoying your favorite vibrator while alone or during sex, or asking for…

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Relationship Ideals That Millennials (And Everyone Else) Need to Ditch Now

Did Millennials kill the so-called ‘institute of marriage?’ Millennials have the lowest rate of marriage compared to our parents and grandparent’s generations. We’re doing things differently than the folks who came before us, like moving in with our partners and focusing on shared happiness over jumping into a wedding dress and tuxedo and immediately popping…

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30 Things You Should and Shouldn’t Be Doing After Sex

Sure, sex is amazing, incredible, wonderful, and sometimes firework-inducing. But there are things that you should and shouldn’t be doing afterwards.  Don’t let this put you off however, it’s merely a way in which to always keep safe, and to feel your best as you bathe in your post-orgasmic bliss.  Now’s the time to live…

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Here are 10 Sex-Related Questions to Ask Your Partner

When you first start dating someone, there are many questions to ask your partner. What their favorite food is, how they grew up, where they see themselves in five years… You want to know it all.  One thing most new couples avoid is having honest conversations about sex and asking questions about each other’s sexuality…

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Boudoir Photography Tips: 5 Tips To Help You Take Better Nude Pictures

If you scroll long enough on TikTok, you’ll eventually stumble upon a friendly photographer offering free boudoir photography tips. Sending nudes has become controversial and understandably so.  Nobody wants to receive an unsolicited dick pic (which is illegal in some countries!) or be forced into sending their nude pictures in a desperate try to keep a…

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Long-Distance Love, Lust and Making it Last

These days, opportunity and circumstance are taking us to farther flung-out places for education, employment, or what have you. Whatever the reason, there might come a time that you find yourself away from your partner for a stretch of time much longer than you’re comfortable with. Rather than letting the distance determine whether or not…

Online Gaming Relationships: Can You Find Love While Gaming?

The old times when you would meet the love of your life in the library or your local shop while doing your weekly grocery shopping are gone. Instead, the younger generation is taking dating online, with recent studies revealing that finding your significant other on the internet completely replaced all the other ways of meeting…

5 Reasons You’re Not Feeling Up for Sex (and Why There’s Nothing Wrong with You)

The de-stigmatizing and normalizing of all types of partner sex – from casual encounters to keeping the spark in monogamy – has led sex educators and sexuality writers into another conundrum. While we love to see all kinds of folks getting their unapologetic freak on, we’re now left to deal with an unintended consequence: the…

What is Gaslighting? Are You a Victim of it?

Today, there are more ‘names’ for the kinds of things people have been experiencing for decades and decades. And this is actually a good thing.  Way back when, people would experience all kinds of abuse… not as overtly as physical, but mental, psychological, and emotional. And these kinds of abuse are just as harmful (sometimes…

How Do You Define Infidelity in the Digital Age?

Infidelity is infidelity, right? Well, technically! But in this day and age, who’s to say what cheating really is? Before the invention of the Internet—heck, even before the telephone—cheating meant catching a partner nestled up close to someone else. Just like the movies, two people checking into a motel or hotel, having a cheeky kiss…

Does Social Media Help Your Relationship or Ruin It?

The connection between social media and relationships has been the topic of conversations for years now. Multiple studies show that social media impacts our mental health and how we view ourselves, and our self-esteem. So it’s only natural to assume that it should also impact our romantic relationships, right?  According to Pew Research Center, 45%…

Why Do Some Men Love Hearing About Their Partner’s Past Sexual Experiences?

There’s a lot to be said about double standards when it comes to sex and sexuality. You know, the whole ‘congratulating a man yet shaming a woman after sex’ thing?  And with that, we know that there are many individuals who deem their or another’s virginity as a ‘prized possession’, with some even auctioning it…

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7 Ways To Spice Things Up in Your Relationship This Spring

With spring just around the corner, you might be looking for new ways to spice things up in your relationship. It’s natural that with nature waking up from the winter slumber and days getting longer, you want to find new and exciting ways to connect with your partner.  So, if you’ve been wondering how to…

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SexTok: Does the Rise of the Sex Community on TikTok Do More Harm or Good in Our Lives?

Tiktok is one of the largest social media platforms with over 1 billion monthly users. The app’s popularity can be widely attributed to its unique algorithm that quickly picks up on what the users like and want to see on their For You pages.  Due to TikTok’s algorithm being so accurate, it’s very easy for…

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Why Do We Hate on Waiting Till Marriage? Maybe Virgins Have it All Figured Out

What’s your first reaction when someone says they “waited for marriage” or when someone mentions the concept of virginity? Do you cringe? Are you ambivalent? Does it resonate with you? Does it bring up some family and cultural baggage? Is it outside of your normal life but you’re curious? All or none of the above?…

The Ultimate Guide to Giving a Mindblowing Lingam Massage

If you’re looking for a way to surprise your partner, lingam massage might be a great option. It’s a practice that’s created with all the penis owners in mind. It guarantees a good time and a great way to connect with your partner.  What Is Lingam Massage? Lingam massage is one of the tantric sex…

Monogamous Relationships & Their Benefits

While polygamy is rife in many societies, monogamy still seems like the most mainstream way in which to have a relationship.  We’re often bombarded with images, influences, and expectations to get married, have that white picket fence, three children, and a dog, then live happily ever after.  But because we’re more open-minded today in exploring…

Ask a Therapist: Desire Discrepancy Q&A with Casey Tanner

What are things you can do to increase sexual desire with a partner To begin, it’s helpful to understand what kind of desire you and your partner have. There are at least two kinds of desire that we know of: spontaneous desire and responsive desire. Those with spontaneous desire might have the experience of feeling…

Beginners & Experienced Players: 6 Fun Sex Toys for Couples

We’re lucky enough to live in a time where sex toys are rife! Every day, sex toy companies are working hard with designers, sexual wellness experts, and other professionals to outbeat themselves and their competition, only to bring you even more pleasure! Well, not just you… you and your partner! You see, while there are…

Friends First? Exploring Demiromantic Relationships

You may or may not have heard of the term ‘demisexual’. For reference, demisexual is when a person only experiences sexual attraction to another when they have a close emotional bond with them. This bond need not be romantic in nature however—it could even be a platonic friendship. Regardless, demisexuality isn’t actually about being sexually…

How To Talk Dirty During Sex Even if You’re Shy

Sex columnist Dan Savage explained the art of talking dirty very simply: “Dirty talk for beginners: Tell ’em what you’re going to do, tell ’em what you’re doing, tell ’em what you did.” This formula sounds perfect, but what if you’re shy and struggle with articulating your thoughts?  Not all people are comfortable with voicing…

Ask Dr. Zhana: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Relationships (DADT)

For our September Q&A with Dr. Zhana Vrangalova, we’re talking about DADT: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell types of relationships.  What’s DADT? Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is a type of relationship where the partners agree that they’re going to have other partners, but that they’re not going to talk about it. They don’t want to know…

LELO Podcast: Love Revolution During the Pandemic

The second episode of our pleasure podcasts takes around the globe to discuss the effects of the ongoing pandemic of human relationships. How has the prolonged time spent together influenced couples? How has the dating scene changed? Or how to deal with the psychological impacts of lockdown? These and many more questions form the basis…

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