Category Archives for "Relationships"

Tune up your sex life with the Pleasure Mechanics

Badass sex advice from Charlotte and Chris Rose Did you lose your sex drive? Libido in shambles? Trying to find a way to reconnect with your lover? Allow me to introduce you to Charlotte Rose and her spouse, Chris. They are the masterminds behind Pleasure Mechanics. They are all about erotic touch and practical sex […]

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  • Dawn
  • July 5, 2014

When your therapist says you aren’t ready for love

One step forward, two steps sideways. My therapist bummed me out today. Big time. See, in my last serious relationship (which lasted 7 years), I spent most of that time silencing myself for a variety of reasons: fear, self-doubt, a belief that if I wasn’t perfect I’d be unlovable. I was scared to state my […]

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  • Dawn
  • July 1, 2014

Learning how to have tough conversations

Tough conversations. Ugh. Recently, one of my lovers was telling me how much he enjoys his partner being on top during sex. He was excited and sharing sexy thoughts about having a woman pleasure herself while riding him, and instead of getting turned on, I started resisting the conversation. In that moment, I felt myself […]

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  • Dawn
  • June 15, 2014

A Response: 5 Truths I Learned About Sex In My 20s

Recently, I came across this post on MindBodyGreen: 5 Truths I Learned About Sex in My 20s While the spirit of the article is good, I disagree with a few of her points and felt it was important to offer a different perspective. Feeling empowered (consenting) is the single most important aspect of sex. If […]

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  • Dawn
  • April 13, 2014

How to fail at approaching me for sex

It’s no secret that I’m on a few sex and kink sites. Shockingly, you can meet interesting, engaging partners on these sites. Of course, you have to weed through dozens (hundreds?) of total tools, but thankfully they make themselves known almost immediately. Heterosexual and bisexual women are in short supply on most sex-oriented websites. As […]

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  • Dawn
  • March 31, 2014

Learning to grieve – because of a screwdriver

I ended a relationship of seven years last summer. At the time, I was so exhausted from the trying and the counseling and the guilt, I cut the cord without looking back. The moment the words “it’s over” left my lips, relief flooded me. The next month or two was a series of arguments, negotiations, […]

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  • Dawn
  • March 2, 2014

Quickie: The Wendy Williams Show on Monogamy

By Dawn It’s New Year’s Day, and I was flipping channels as I ate lunch (vegan Philly cheesesteak!). I came across The Wendy Williams Show. I’ve never seen her show before, but the guests were discussing a recent quote from Ethan Hawke on monogamy. Of course, that caught my attention. Here is a clip of […]

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  • Dawn
  • January 1, 2014