RIP Mr. Jonathan Winters

RIP Mr. Jonathan Winters

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Women’s News: Gloria Steinem Defends Kim Kardashian: ‘Our Bodies Are Never Public Property’

Women’s News: Gloria Steinem Defends Kim Kardashian: ‘Our Bodies Are Never Public Property’

Women’s News: Better Sex: 5 Ways To Spice Things Up In Your Relationship

Women’s News: Better Sex: 5 Ways To Spice Things Up In Your Relationship

Women’s News: Better Sex: 5 Ways To Spice Things Up In Your Relationship

Women’s News: Better Sex: 5 Ways To Spice Things Up In Your Relationship

RIP Mr. Jonathan Winters

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Women’s News: Better Sex: 5 Ways To Spice Things Up In Your Relationship

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By Em & Lo, EMandLO.com

Em & Lo | EmandLo.com

True love and deep intimacy aren’t a guarantee of hot sex. In fact, being in long-term love might be the reason your sex life is dull! After all, it’s hard to get excited when you know all your partner’s moves, when you know they’re not going anywhere, when you know every bad bathroom habit they have. Where’s the danger, the mystery, the suspension of disbelief? So here are five ways to recreate some erotic tension in your relationship without sacrificing all that good love and stability.

1. Find ways to admire each other.
Admiration is something that happens early in a relationship, as you are learning each other’s talents and qualities. And to truly admire someone or something, you usually have to step back a little—imagine trying to appreciate a painting when your nose is an inch from the canvas. So the next time you’re out with friends, take a seat at the opposite end of the table from your partner and sneak glances at the way he or she makes your friends laugh. Break out a board game with friends and get competitive together. Or hit a karaoke bar and admire your partner’s awesome rockstar voice (or just that they don’t care how silly they look).

2. Give each other space.
Encourage your partner to go on boys’/girls’ nights out — and make sure you do the same. Join a book club without your partner, or sign up for a boot camp workout group. Go on a weekend away with your siblings or old college buddies. Sure, we all know that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but time apart has an even more magical effect on your genitals.

3. Get out of your comfort zone in bed.
You probably feel incredibly comfortable in bed with your partner, which is awesome in its own way (yay for reliable orgasms!), but sometimes what you want to feel is a little discomfort. Push each other’s limits in the bedroom so that you’re exploring new territory together — this creates a kind of erotic distance as you discover the way that your partner reacts to something new. For example, try a new kind of toy, share a new kind of fantasy, experiment with roleplaying, experiment with orifices… basically, do something that makes you both a little nervous. Remember, you can stop at any time!

4. Be adrenaline junkies together.
An adrenaline rush feels a lot like desire, both emotionally and physiologically. Getting high (on life) together can have a spill-over effect into your sex life — that brief brush with danger, no matter how manufactured, can increase erotic tension. Speed is the simplest way to get a natural high: Go biking together, go downhill skiing, learn to surf. Or just go out dancing somewhere that plays really loud fast music! Another way to get an adrenaline rush is to conquer a fear — whether that’s giving a toast at a party, acting in a local play, or just riding a rollercoaster together.

5. Learn a new route to each other’s orgasm.
Forget everything you know about your partner’s orgasm and teach yourself a new way to get them to their happy place. It may be frustrating initially, but the rewards are fantastic! So if you always rely on a certain position or hand technique or toy to push you over the edge, try anything but that one thing. It’s kind of like that game Taboo, except instead of avoiding certain words, you’re avoiding favorite sexual habits.

This article originally appeared on EMandLO.com.

Read More:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/10/better-sex-5-ways-to-spice-things-up_n_3052039.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women

Women’s News: Gloria Steinem Defends Kim Kardashian: ‘Our Bodies Are Never Public Property’

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The Huffington Post  |  By 

Kim Kardashian is getting support from someone very unexpected — feminist icon Gloria Steinem.

Us Weekly caught up with the 79-year-old at the fourth annual Diane Von Furstenberg Awards and spoke about the fat-shaming of Kardashian’s changing body and society’s treatment of pregnant women overall. Steinem defended Kardashian against critics, saying that a woman’s body is hers and hers alone.

“Our bodies are never public property under any circumstance,” she told the magazine. “It’s wrong, and people in the street who feel the right to touch a pregnant woman’s belly ought to be arrested for harassment. Our bodies belong to us, and if we don’t invite touching, we shouldn’t tolerate it.”

“If our bodies are treated as ornaments instead of instruments, that’s because we are rebelling because it’s an effort to distract us,” she added. “So don’t be distracted. Why bother getting caught up in that?”

Society’s manipulation of body image is something Steinem has long protested. Last year, she sat down with Oprah Winfrey and students from Barnard College to discuss the struggle of females to attain a positive body image.

“We are supposed to internalize this ideal that if we just look different, we would get more pay,” she said. “And we’re made to feel that our bodies are ornaments, not instruments. Boys are told their bodies are instruments.”

Steinem’s position on Kardashian is decidedly different from the one she took on the Kardashian sisters in 2011. The former editor of Ms. magazine told the New York Daily News the reality stars don’t empower other women, adding that “there’s no point in blaming the people who take advantage of the system without changing the system.”

But Steinem isn’t the only one who has been willing to come quickly to the defense of the pregnant E! Entertainment star. Other celebrities are fed up with tabloids spewing stories about Kardashian’s eating habits, her weight gain and her supposed ploy to land a diet deal.

Model Helena Christensen slammed Kardashian’s critics as “disgusting and despicable” for their harassment and “public bullying” of the 32-year-old. Likewise, Gwyneth Paltrow told ET Online that women need to support each other through pregnancy.

Read More:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/11/gloria-steinem-kim-kardashian-body-_n_3060885.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women

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