If you're in a relationship, it's unlikely that you're physically with your partner 24/7. Even if you live together, one or both of you may work outside the home, and the pace of modern life means regular temporary separations are normal and unavoidable.
Where is your sex life at? Is it still as breathtaking and magical as in the honeymoon period, or just a quick roll under the duvet after lights out if you're lucky?
1 in 7 people with HIV are unaware they have the virus, according to a report by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. There's really no need for anyone to be in the dark about their HIV status. You don't need to go to a clinic to test for it, you can self test for HIV in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Time to devote a bit of time to lingerie shopping! I hit the sexy lingerie button on my favourite lingerie shopping website, and had a browse. Unfortunately, a lot of the admittedly lovely and lacy items seem to be designed to be worn for a maximum of half an hour, during which time your lover oohs, ahhs, caresses, undresses, does the business then puts the kettle on.
When you're in a relationship, it can be so easy to slip into set daily routines which might not include quite as much spontaneity, frivolity and affection as when you were in your first flush of love. Life has a habit of popping up with all sorts of hurdles to a care-free, explorative love-life; family and/or work responsibilities or worrying over health or financial pressures can make the warm bond of relationship intimacy feel like a long-forgotten dream.
By Cara Sutra: Consent is mandatory for any sexual, intimate or otherwise physically or psychologically invasive experience. We all know this, and if you don’t, you do now. It’s difficult to believe that there could be any confusion surrounding the issue of consent.
By Cara Sutra: Hearts, flowers, wine, chocolates, greeting cards… all this and more equates to the very best in romance that you can give your partner on Valentine’s Day, to prove your depth of feeling for them. So says commercialism, anyway.
I hear so often of couples or people within other relationships complaining about their partner on Twitter or Facebook these days. The phrase may take the route of, 'he doesn't understand me any more' or 'she never listens' or something along those lines. I find it a real shame that these outbursts, so honest and fixing squarely on the root of the problem, or at least on the centre of the person's feelings about the problem, are directed to their social media, rather than to their partner.
By Mel MacFarlane: A break up can trigger many different emotions. Some people may feel relief whereas others are heartbroken. After all, it isn’t just the breakdown of the relationship, but your future plans together too. Despite this, many of us still find it hard to resist the temptation of slipping back between the bedsheets with an ex - but why?
I'm a very feminine woman. In the lesbian world, there are terms to describe the different types of lesbians. Of course not all women will fit these categories exactly, it is impossible to pigeon hole absolutely everyone with a few labels. However, I do identify with these types both from personal experience with women and how I feel in myself.
By Jon Pressick: We live in a world of want. There are so many things around us, so many shiny baubles that tempt and drive us to distraction. Depending who you are and what privilege you have, these fun things we desire have overtaken the needs we used to work and strive for. For many, the lap of luxury, in terms of eating, housing, clothing and education is a pretty comfortable place.
Help! I want a threesome with my girlfriend Q: Me and my girlfriend have been together for nearly 3 years and I'm really happy with her but I want her to be more adventurous in bed....
When it comes down to finding potential partners, there is now an increasing availability of people out there. Whether people are looking for life partners or just a bit of fun, the modern web now has many specialist websites where like-minded people can meet up to get what they want. What were once called unusual dating practices have emerged away from the underground scene and are now part of the mainstream scene.
Whether the ex was a regular booty call or a long-term partner in a relationship, many of us have people we've been emotionally and physically intimate with in the past. This prior closeness engenders strong emotion, and they say love and hate are two sides of the same coin. Are you friends with any of your exes? Is it even possible? Can you ever be just friends with an ex?
By Cara Sutra: Can the world please stop caring so damn much about what (supposedly) all men do? Or what all men think? And how, all these things that ALL MEN DO! Or ALL MEN THINK! are immediate and obvious signs that you, as a woman, are unattractive/unloved/neglected/totally shit in bed and should go and live under a rock with only a masturbatory twig for company?
By Cara Sutra: When you’ve been having sex for a while -and especially with the same sexual partner- you’ll likely find a sex position that really works for you. You’ll enjoy having sex in that particular way because it pushes your buttons. And that’s ok, until someone comes along and tells you you’ve got to ‘spice it up’ and ‘try these new positions today’. If you really want to try something new, why not consider sex locations rather than sex positions?