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September Position of the Month: Straddle Up- From Our Sex Therapist

September’s highlighted position of the month is the Straddle Up, which is a variation of female-on-top (or cowgirl) position.  A sexual experience is a great time to physically and emotionally connect with your partner, but it can also be a great time to get in a workout/cardio together!

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­Gottman Date 8: Dreams

Dreams are wonderful to have; yet, people often struggle to connect with partners or even acknowledge those dreams themselves, especially if feeling over committed in over areas of life.  If you’re devoted to work and your partner, committing to a dream can feel overwhelming. 

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June Position of the Month: From Our Certified Sex Therapist

As the heat is turning up with the weather, try out something new that will help to turn up the heat between you and your partner!  June’s position of the month is the Hot Hip Hinge.  Sexual experiences are not only a great time to physically and emotionally connect with your partner, but it can also be a great time to get in a workout/cardio! 

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March Position of the Month:  Turn the Tables

This month’s highlighted position, Turn the Tables, is a bit challenging and can definitely be considered a workout for both partners.  Because this position requires some flexibility, doing some light stretching together beforehand will help avoid injuries and/or muscle cramps. 

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Date Night: Make It A Priority

According to John Gottman, PhD, researcher and couples therapist extraordinaire, date night is an essential pillar in healthy relationships. It may be easy to write this practice off as frivolous and unnecessary, but it’s neither. Date Night is about quality time spent connecting to one another through relaxation, play, and focused attention.

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The Five Love Languages

Dr. Gary Chapman’s decades-old book, The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, attempts to unveil the mystery of effectively showing our partner love, as well as how we receive love. We all make efforts to show our love in one way or another, so it can be frustrating and disheartening when a partner says he or she feels invisible, unloved, or unimportant. “How can they not know?”, we wonder. “I never get any credit for my efforts.”

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The Volcano and The Turtle

Once upon a time, there was a Volcano and Turtle. No, this is not a kid’s story about speed or racing or pacing or how to get ahead. It’s a story about passion and composure. Intensity and calm. Eruption and shelter.

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Position of the Month: Sexual Fantasies- From Our Certified Sex therapist-Candidate

For October’s position of the month, I decided to go in a bit of a different direction that usual.  Instead of highlighting one specific position, I thought that I would share some pointers on discussing sexual fantasies with partners.  With this information in tow and a spirit of playfulness, the two of you will be sure to have a freaky-fun Halloween! 

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Happy International Masturbation Month

For those of you who did not know, May is International Masturbation Month!  In honor of this holiday, this week’s sex-ceptional blog will provide you all with sorts of information regarding masturbation and International Masturbation Month!

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Cultivating Intimacy without Sex

I want to talk about intimacy.  When someone mentions intimacy within a relationship, most people immediately think sexual intimacy.  However, intimacy is not just a sexual connection between partners.  Intimacy is the connection and closeness that is cultivated and expressed between partners regardless of setting. 

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I’m done with I’m Sorry

Like many individuals, I spent my 20s and younger 30s “finding myself.” It was a time of growth and self-reflection. During this time, I realized that life was too short to hang on to anger and negativity. Subsequently, I am now quick to apologize. However, this quickness to mend relationships caused an instinct to always mutter “I’m sorry” at everything. I think it hit a new low when I was on a girl’s trip.

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Stop Fixing and Start Connecting

I’ve been sharing some of my thoughts as they pop up the past week or two on the Heights Family Counseling Twitter: “Relax, you don’t need all the answers all at once. You’ll get there with time. ~Amy- my own self-soothing thoughts today” or “Just breathe. Everything is going to be okay. You got this; you've survived 100 % of bad days before. ~Amy- because sometimes we need to hear what our brain doesn't always tell us!”

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