Category : Relationships

How to sex me up with random acts of kindness

  You’ve heard there is nothing sexier than a man with soap suds up to his elbows at the kitchen sink. The suds aren’t sexy. It’s the random act of kindness. I remember early in our marriage when I came…

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Sex advice and the very married woman

  I have been clicking around on the internet again, looking for sites that offer quality relationship and sex advice. What I’m seeing is this: a lot of bullshit. Articles about how to make your marriage hot–keep it, make it,…

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Would you call your marriage “stable”?

  The word “stable” reeks of cable knit sweaters and calling each other “Dear.” It sounds, well, dusty. I don’t want to be dusty or dull. Far from it! I want to be sexy, fun, risk-taking, flirty, even dangerous…in my…

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My doctor is involved in my sex life

  Here’s me, speaking to my gynecologist at a recent annual appointment: Doctor: Do you have sex? (I guess that’s a good question. Not everyone has sex, even married people.) Me: Yes! I had sex last night! (I was speaking…

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How we stay intimate when the empty nest doesn’t stay empty

  We have one of those bounce-back kids. Due to Darling Son’s school and now work, he was gone, then back, then gone, and now he’s back. So the effect on us has been: empty nest, kid is home, empty…

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Why we don’t give up on marriage

  We stood at my apartment door after our first date–dinner at a Chinese restaurant. Surely a kiss was imminent, I thought. But, no, DH explained that he was not going to kiss me because he wanted to “do things…

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