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People are Estranged

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When you’re in an alternative lifestyle, or even of a certain political or economic belief, you can run risk of conflict with your family, who may be of different and more rigid beliefs.  Some conform and contort themselves, or disguise themselves out of a need for safety or out of fear.  Not every household is the same and every life and situation is the responsibility of those...

Discussing Sexual Health as a New Couple

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Whether dating casually or in a more serious relationship, sexual health is an important topic to be mindful of, and how to discuss it with partners, whether potential or actual, can be tricky territory. That’s why some choose to avoid discussing it entirely, or find difficulty in when or how to communicate it, and what actions to take around it.  With assistance from bustle.com, we are...

Sex Expo Etiquette 101

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Hi Party People!  As Cupid’s Musings & Gatherings prepares for our VERY FIRST table and event – eXXXotica Edison NJ, we thought it would be timely to  put together an article regarding the general atmosphere and expectations one should have at such an event.  Though rules (and laws) do change state by state, the events are always adult only, almost always restrict or prohibit...

LGBTQ Youth Need Inclusive Sex Education

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Youth Sex Education

LGBTQ Youth inclusive Sex Education Needed LGBTQ youth face an additional challenge in acceptance: sex education. Most school districts have some form of sexual education in middle school and high school. Many of these schools have neglected a huge group of their students: LGBTQ students. Schools do teach about sex and sexual health, but only talk about heterosexual sexual experiences. This...

Am I in a Healthy Relationship?

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Healthy Relationships

Am I in a Healthy Relationship? What does it mean to be in a “healthy relationship”? This is a question that has been discussed for decades and will continue to be discussed for decades to come. Every relationship is different, and the idea of a “healthy relationship” has to be tweaked for every unique couple. Although there are many factors that are different for every...

Cuddle Parties Are Transformational

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Cuddle Parties Are Transformational “Cuddle Party” … really? You may have heard the term Cuddle Party lately, seen news reports about it, read about it.    Today’s post goes into Cuddle Parties, what they are, what benefits they would have, and why they are therapeutic in teaching consent and helping people find safe and healthy ways to feel love that don’t need to involve...

What It Means To Be Body Positive

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Body Positive

What It Means To Be Body Positive Body Positivity has become a new term, as has body shaming, fat shaming, skinnny shaming, but what does this all mean, and how does it impact me as a person?  We have had our bodies unfairly define us for a good portion of our lives.  For men, physical bulk and the degree to which you had it, meant you were steered toward more “manly” activities...

Know your Boundaries

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Understanding Boundaries to Love Yourself & Others Everyone has boundaries.  They are defined by the sense of comfort, safety and love that results from how we are treated by others.  But many of us do not know our boundaries. It is only when they are crossed that we are aware of their existence.  The truth is, many of us have been programmed or trained to seek pleasure and acceptance from...

6 Things Nobody Tells You Regarding Sex After 60

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6 Things Nobody Tells You Regarding Sex After 60

“Toss out the old scripts about what sex includes, how it looks, how long it takes, or whether one or more partners experiences orgasm,” says Melanie Davis, PhD, a nationally certified sexuality educator and creator of “Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education for Older Adults,” a series of sexuality workshops for adults over 50. “Sex is better after 60 if we accept...

How to Keep the Spark Alive in a Committed Relationship

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How to Keep the Spark Alive in a Committed Relationship

Whether you are married or in a long-term relationship, it can sometimes be a challenge to keep the spark alive in the bedroom.  Family, work commitments, stress – the list of things that can get in the way can sometimes seem endless. Here are five quick (and key!) suggestions for making sure you can turn that spark into a flame! Communication – Remember that communication if of paramount...

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