Monday, January 27, 2020

Relationship Advice

People in relationships often come up against hurdles and challenges; after all, as Shakespeare said, "the course of true love never did run smooth." Maybe you have worries arising from dating, or from trying to keep the spark alight in a long-distance relationship, or simply find dealing with day-to-day coupledom difficult. Welcome to the relationship advice section here at the Cara Sutra sex blog.

There are many types of relationship help available to couples, but reading the advice in the articles found below present some huge advantages over other options. Talking about the intricate and intimate problems in your relationship to a friend might feel awkward and embarrassing, or just really inappropriate. There are various professional marriage guidance counsellors and therapists, but these can seem quite intimidating to book an appointment with -not to mention expensive.

Usually it’s direct, clear and honest communication with your partner themselves which is the correct course of action to put you well on the way to solving any relationship problems. The next issue to rear its head, then, is how to broach the subject with your partner without causing more friction and tension.

My relationship advice articles are free to read and full of real, useful advice on a range of relationship issues. You can read about dating, specific sex problems, the major causes of arguments, jealousy, dealing with exes and much more. I hope these features give you the guidance and help you need, so that you are soon feeling happier about going forwards in your relationships.

Romance vs Finance: Resolving Arguments About Money In Relationships

Even people in stable, happy relationships will admit that they argue from time to time. In fact research has shown that it’s healthier to argue regularly, in terms of relationship longevity, than to avoid issues or sweep them under the carpet. And what do most couples argue about? Sex and money. There’s plenty of sex advice elsewhere on this website – but how do you resolve arguments about money in relationships?

Relationships And The Myth Of Unconditional Love

Recently I declined the offer of a guest article, not for the usual reasons that the writing quality wasn't great, or that it was simply meaningless, sales-motivated filler. The guest piece would have been entitled "Unconditional Love: A Key Ingredient To A Happy Relationship" - and I'm afraid I simply don't agree with that sentiment at all. In fact, I don't believe that unconditional love has a part in any romantic relationship. 

Is Flirting Cheating Or Harmless Fun?

Flirting is a common practice amongst adults of any gender, and it's not limited to those not in a relationship either. The attraction of flirting is that it's a way to gain the attention and approval from those you flirt with, and I don't believe it's always sexually motivated. Flirting can be a brilliant ego boost for both the flirter and the flirtee.  

10 Great Tips To Get Older Women To Respond To Your Online Dating Messages

Learning how to write messages to older women takes time. We can’t all expect to land on the perfect formula straight away -- nor should we assume there is one. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to making a great first impression. And every guy needs to tailor what he says to his own personal style.

Can You Ever Be Just Friends With An Ex? 

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?  

Been Friendzoned? Why You Need To Ditch The Friendzone Myth

Been Friendzoned? Why You Need To Ditch The Friendzone Myth Heard of the friendzone? Perhaps you've been friendzoned, or friendzoned someone else. I've most heard the term amongst men, but a few women have referred to it as...

What is Cybersex? How Cybering Can Improve Your Relationship

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.

7 Ways To Recapture Your Honeymoon Sex Life

Busy lives and long-term relationships have a habit of forming the perfect recipe for a stale sex life. If you've been in a relationship with your partner for a while, you might have noticed that sex isn't quite as exciting as it was when you first met. Is there any way to recapture your honeymoon sex life?

​Retroactive Jealousy – Why You’re Hung Up On Your Partner’s Sexual Past

Several years ago I used to suffer from what is known as retroactive jealousy — an irrational obsession with a partner’s sexual or romantic past. It all started with me when my new girlfriend and I were woken up at 2 am by one of her former hook-up buddies calling to see if she was “around” that night.

Am I Bisexual Or Pansexual? 

I've always thought of myself as bisexual. Well, not always – the realisation that I was sexually attracted to anyone at all came with puberty, and the shock of being attracted to girls as well as boys struck me around the same time.

INSTI HIV Self Test by bioLytical Laboratories: Test Yourself For HIV

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.

85% Of Brits Happy With Partner’s Masturbation Habits, TENGA Survey Reveals

An online survey of over 2000 UK adults* has revealed some fascinating insights into our masturbation habits and attitudes. The Masturbation Matters survey was commissioned by TENGA for Masturbation Month and posed masturbation-related questions to people of various age groups (18+), genders and relationship status.

General Erection 2017: How To Enjoy Great Sex Despite A Politics Clash

How To Have Great Sex With Your Partner Despite A Politics Clash With the United Kingdom General Election 2017 fast approaching, tensions are high - particularly if you and your partner support different political parties. Very...
Sex Without Obligations: Pros and Cons

Sex Without Obligations: Pros and Cons

Sex in modern society has been discussed much more often and more frankly in the last decade. People are no longer afraid to reveal their preferences and desires. One of the most discussed themes today is “sex without obligations".

Should You Ever Have Sex With An Ex?

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?

How To Turn A Reluctant Partner Into Christian Grey

By Mel MacFarlane: For those who are enchanted by the romance between Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, a reluctant partner proves somewhat of a challenge. My inbox is full of disappointed lovers hoping for the Christian Grey bedroom experience, but struggling with their hapless partner who is quite clearly feeling the pressure.

Is Active Consent Required In A Relationship?

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.

Why Winter is The Sexiest Season

By Cara Sutra: Summer was my favourite time of year. None of that feeling frozen to the bone; just warm, sunny, dry weather over the seemingly never-ending summer holidays. As I’ve got older, my opinion has changed.

How To Be Romantic Without Spending Any Money

By Cara Sutra: It's so easy to be swept along into the great commercialisation of love and romance. To cave under the weight of the ads and believe that romance is measured in expensive bouquets, hotel stays, sparkling jewellery and weekends abroad. Don't me wrong – I love all that stuff. But it's definitely not required in order for me to know that my partner loves me. Whatever your bank balance, there are ways to be incredibly romantic without spending any money. Or at least, very little… using items you probably already have around your home.

8 Ways To Sex Up Your Christmas

By Cara Sutra: Christmas isn’t intrinsically sexy. The focus is on the home: gathering relatives and friends for a family closeness that often only happens this time of year. Traditional scenes of baking biscuits, sipping chocolate topped with cream and marshmallows and enjoying their excited little faces all aglow doesn’t exactly scream wanton and passionate romps with your partner. Let’s not miss an opportunity for adult mischief, though. I’ve got a few ideas to help make Christmas sexy for couples and get your name so indelibly on Santa’s naughty list he’ll only visit to deliver an over the knee spanking.