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Why good sex is important
Ari Tuckman PsyD, CST
To keep sex alive, avoid this major pitfall.
It's not what happens during the infidelity that matters most.
Sometimes bad feelings after a sexual encounter are less about problems with consent than they are problems with regret.
It takes more work to make sure that everyone will be happy afterwards, but being good at sexual consent will make you better in other important ways.
Having sex with your partner later will be more fun, but is it smarter to masturbate now if you don't think it will happen? Here's how to get out of this frustrating dilemma.
Erectile problems are caused by anxiety, not porn.
Sex can be a great way to get your partner's help, but you need to do it right.
The idea of herd immunity doesn’t only apply to antibodies. It also applies to behavioral influence.
If you want more or better sex, ask yourself what it is that you would really want.
You may feel stuck and frustrated in your relationship, but you have more power to change it than you may realize.
When your partner loses his erection (and his mind), you can get things back on track.
In these stressful times, some people will want more sex and some less, so romantic partners will need to find a balance.
Mandated time at home creates an opportunity to focus on your partner and sex life.
The big stuff, like sex with others, is easy, but have you and your partner talked about the fuzzier lines of infidelity?
ADHD can make relationships harder, but when romantic partners work as generous teammates, they both become better people.
Porn addiction models and the need for sex to be spontaneous both assume that sexual desire is a mysterious force that just sort of happens.
By identifying what is getting in the way of a better sex life, you know what to address to improve things.
How ADHD affects your heterosexual relationship and sex life depends on which partner has ADHD.
New research shows that those with ADHD tend to be more sexually eager.
Those who felt that their romantic partner put in more effort on managing ADHD had more sex.
Most couples communicate very well, but not in the ways that will actually resolve problems.
Couples where both partners initiate sex equally tend to be the happiest, so how can partners with different levels of desire bridge the divide?
Families do better when couples do better—and couples do better when sexuality is valued in the relationship.
No matter how clear you are about your own sexual preferences, that doesn't make them somehow better than anyone else's.
Does your partner have the right to limit what you share with others about your relationship?
Can a sex researcher predict your sexual fantasies based on who you are?
When should you have the exclusivity talk with a new dating partner?
Romantic partners often don't talk about how masturbation fits into their relationship, but they probably should.
A boring sex life is a pretty good sign that something important isn't being addressed.
Unhappy in your relationship? Get out of your partner's way.
Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, is a psychologist with a strong interest in helping individuals and couples create better sex lives and relationships.