Live Wire: Week of September 4, 2017
In this week’s look around the web at all things dating, relationships, sex and intimacy, we learn about when men fail to perform; five effective ways to get more out of your marriage; sexual exploration in early childhood; the marriage check-in and how it can transform your marriage; and 14 things women wished men knew about sex.
When Men Fail to Perform – Raymond at The Relationship Blogger – When men fail to perform. Or as I call it, getting the droop. I haven’t seen many articles about this, ever, so I thought I’d start my own, and hopefully create some awareness around the issue because it’s seriously stigmatised in social circles, which leads on to further ‘droop’ in my opinion.
Five Effective Ways to Get More Out of Your Marriage – Brandi at Own Your Fancy – To the girl who is one tear away from throwing in the towel. To the mother who is fighting to keep her family together so that she won’t become a single mom. To the woman who has lost all hope and is thinking about finding happiness in another man. To the lady whose self-esteem is so low because your husband no longer romances you. There is hope! Don’t give up! Keep fighting, keep praying, keep pushing. We all know that marriage is hard and that it takes work. It’s not unordinary for you to be madly in love one minute and then questioning your future the next. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for twelve years now. I wish I could say that it has been a walk in the park. I wish I could say that it has always been peaches and cream but realistically it hasn’t. The moment you can be honest with yourself and decide to truly give your marriage the fair chance it deserves is the moment you will never regret. As you continue your journey to obtaining more out of your marriage here are 5 effective ways to guide you.
Sexual Exploration in Early Childhood: What Parents Need to Know – Morgan at Modern & Blissful – As you may or may not be aware, I’m a mom of twin girls, who will turn four in May. I remember when I was pregnant, I was taking a psychology course Psychosexual Development. This was the most interesting class I have ever taken. Not because I’m a pervert, but because I was curious and ohhh the things that I learned from this class. I thought I knew a lot about sex. Little did I know, this class would teach me to be more open-minded than ever, allowing me to examine human sexuality throughout the lifespan and not just during our “sexual years” which is typically considered 20s-50s. (As a society we don’t like to acknowledge that teenagers and the elderly have sex). As humans, we are sexual beings, there’s no doubt about it. The capacity for sexual response is actually present from birth according to Kinsey research. From the moment we are able to make a mind and body connection during infancy, we explore sexual pleasures.
One Habit that Will Change Your Marriage – Sheila Wray Gregoire at To Love, Honor & Vacuum – Does your marriage need a fresh start this new year? Sometimes we get in these ruts where it seems like we’re always ticking each other off. Think about it this way: How easy is it to turn an okay day into a horrible day? Pretty easy, right? Things are humming along and all of a sudden your husband says something that sounds insulting. You get your back up and respond in kind. He accuses you of not understanding him. And it escalates. Today I want to share with you an idea that can stop that escalation.
14 Things Women Wished Men Knew About Sex – Katie Paul at Head. Heart. Health – I asked a group of 268 sassy women to tell me the one thing they wished men (or their sexual partners of either sex) knew about them. Here are some of their answers.