Resolve to schedule a monthly check-in. It may not be the sexiest resolution the world, but experts agree that setting aside time to stop what you’re doing and connect with your partner is an important ingredient in a long-lasting relationship. “Consider what your partner might be withholding or afraid to say out of fear of upsetting you—or what you
“The holiday season, as well as Valentine’s Day, are a popular time for proposals because people get swept up in the anticipation of the festivities, and because guys have to come up with a gift,” says Claudia Six, PhD, clinical sexologist and relationship coach. What better gift than an engagement ring, right? Not so fast.
Get the 411. Ask your partner to give you the rundown on the family at least a few days before you show up at the front door. Start with ironing down everyone’s name. “Chances are, the family will only have one name to remember: yours,” says Claudia Six, Ph.D., clinical sexologist and relationship coach. You, on the
If you have a difficult time reaching orgasm through vaginal intercourse alone, it’s nothing you or your partner should feel bad about. In fact, it’s totally normal. “People are still buying into this myth that orgasms through penetration are better in some way,” says San Francisco–area sexologist and relationship coach Claudia Six, PhD, author of Erotic Integrity:
You’re Having Sex When You’re Not Turned On If you have sex simply because your partner wants to and you’re not opposed, you miss out on getting in touch with your desire. “And you get burned out,” clinical sexologist and relationship coach Claudia Six, PhD, author of Erotic Integrity: How To Be True To Yourself
Need a book as stocking stuffer? Here’s what Chad Lejeune, PhD, had to say about my Erotic Integrity book: “I just finished your book, and had to tell you how much I loved it! Your voice and personality come through so clearly in your writing– and you did just the right amount of self-disclosure– it