These are common problems with actionable solutions, experts say.
Ashley Madison's cleverly manipulative tagline "Life is short: Have an Affair" is appealing because it offers a shortcut to getting certain needs met. We agree with Ashley Madison in that "life is short", which is exactly why honestly communicating your desires is so important.
It's human nature to protect ourselves from pain. A small child only has to learn once not to touch a hot stove. Likewise, our animal brains quickly learn what experiences--and what people--to distance ourselves from so we don't get burned again.
Art and sexuality share a commonality. Both are often considered provocative. Bad sexual experiences can be frustrating and even traumatizing. The same goes for bad artistic experiences. And great sex, like great art can be stirring and stimulating.
"You have to look at your priorities," she says. "You have to decide what is important to make you feel good about yourself
Despite the societal thrust to make sure we are all having a rip-roaring sex life, sex and emotional well-being can be uncoupled -- they are not necessarily linked, as the cultural imperative would have us believe. Simply, the culture reveres sex and orgasms as if these two "gods" must be worshipped. What about the celebration of celibacy as an equally healthy option? I'd love to see sex therapy include celibacy on the menu of choices for a couple instead of diagnosing a non-sexually active couple as needing a remedy.
Many viewers share that “Devious Maids” was “just offensive,” while others praised the series with tweets such as “loved