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Reconceiving LossReconceiving Loss is a new online resource for people coping with losing a pregnancy or an infant. There are articles on health and wellbeing, yoga and meditation suggestions, and opportunities for healing through creative expression (e.g. writing, photography, even playlist compilation). One of their contributors, clinical psychologist Dr. Julie Bindeman, recently wrote about sex after loss for the site, which we're reposting here with permission. Be sure to check out Reconceiving Loss and recommend it to any friends who may be in need. Miscarriage and stillbirth happen more than most realize -- addressing this reality openly is good step forward.Read More »from Sex After Miscarriage
by Dr. Julie Bindeman, Psy-D
Among the many losses couples face when they lose a pregnancy or an infant is the feeling of being sexually safe. Prior to a loss, sex and expressions of love occurred naturally and spontaneously. Intimacy is no exception to a "before" and "after" designation as so many other
- EMandLO.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Sep 12, 2013 2:39 PM EDT
- EMandLO.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Aug 29, 2013 1:42 PM EDT
Harold & MaudeA few weeks back when Geraldo Riviera tweeted a topless selfie, a resounding "EWWWW!" went around the Internet. And sure, we get it. It's Geraldo, after all, showing the kind of near-crotch-action that is better suited to Abercrombie & Fitch models. (And he apparently came to his senses pretty quickly: The pic was soon taken down from his Twitter account, replaced by this Tweet: "Note to self: no tweeting after 1am.") But here's the other thing: The dude is seventy. And, you have to admit, he looks pretty good for seventy. Why is it so gross for a man in his seventies to want to show off his bod? Why is the thought of older people being sexual or sensual so ew-worthy in general? On the very rare occasion when you do see an older couple going at it on screen, the horrified reaction in the audience is on a par with when a dog gets blown to bits in an action movie. So we thought we'd share five reasons - according to scientific research - why sex keeps you looking younger. Screw all theRead More »from Top 5 Reasons Why Sex Makes You Look Younger
What a WienerRead More »from Why Do Men Cheat Down?
Dear Em & Lo,
My a-hole live-in boyfriend cheated on me for more than a year before I found out and dumped him. I found out because I was suspicious and snooped on his laptop while he was out and found hundreds of emails between them. I also found photographs of her in these emails. I read the emails from her and she doesn't seem very funny or all that smart, and she's way less attractive than me, too. I'm not a vain person, but I definitely have a better body than she does. I always figured that if he cheated on me, it'd be for someone way hotter and younger, or better than me in some way, someone who offered something I can't. WTF?
- Too Good for This
Who knows why your boyfriend cheated on you with this woman? Maybe she makes a mean blueberry cheesecake, maybe she just luuuurves going down on him, maybe she's rich, maybe she saves baby birds when they fall out of trees, maybe she's going to put your boyfriend in her next movie, maybe she's a good drinking buddy,
Woman curled up.This article originally appeared on ArchetypeMe.com:
Sure, immediately after you've been dumped, you'll probably want to do nothing more than drown your sorrows in cheap wine while watching the entire series of Felicity on Netflix. Twice. But after a while, those hangovers will get old, and you'll find yourself ready to do something other than sob into your pillow. When you reach that point, here are some things to try…
1. Get Busy
Start a blog, take up a new hobby (preferably one where you'll meet new people, like joining a running club), read a novel, write a novel, paint your room, learn how to take really good photographs, sort out your closet and host a clothing swap, learn chess with a friend, teach yourself Chinese-basically, keep yourself busy with something that will make you feel good about yourself afterwards. (Meaning, watchingFelicity a third time doesn't count.)
2. Look Better
We like to call this a "breakover"-because nothing will motivate you more onRead More »from 5 Good Ways to Get Over Your Ex
- EMandLO.com | Love + Sex – Tue, Aug 6, 2013 11:18 AM EDT
ABC's Bachelorette will give one final rose to the guy she believes to be the man of her dreams!Rebound sex, or even a rebound relationship is understandable after a bad breakup. But a rebound engagement? Probably not a good idea (especially if you can't stop crying throughout the entire process).
Having equally weird families (overly aggro brothers, overly handsy dads, etc) can really bond a couple, because each can understand and empathize with the familial pain and embarrassment of the other.
Being proud and having a sense of shame have no place in true love. If you have to get your nose adjusted on television with a really unflattering camera angle, you do it. If you have to read your bad "poetry" over and over again in public because the object of your affection enjoys it, you do it. And if you have to settle for second place, you do it.
In all seriousness: Love doesn't have to be hard. While a chase can make things exciting, if you're really looking for a lifetime marriage, then the practical stuff (kindness, commitment, enthusiasm, stability, willingness to make a fool outRead More »from Top 5 Love Lessons Learned from the Bachelorette (The Finale)
- EMandLO.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Aug 1, 2013 11:47 AM EDT