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Let me be real for a second.

Every time I listen to Bjork's "Unravel," my heart breaks a bit.

Have you ever listened to it?

It's on Homogenic, her third studio album, and it's incredible, passionate, smartly produced and a great showcase for her stupendous voice.

That song? An emotional rollercoaster, for sure.

There's tons of great music out there, though, and even more sad and gorgeous songs to discover.

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For me, sex is important. There really is no debate about this when I'm participating in intimate relations.

If I'm in a relationship with someone I don't have sex with, then it kind of just feels like a friendship. Not that there is anything wrong with having sex or not having sex with friends.

Hey, intimacy means different things to different people. Sex doesn't define it.

It's not the most important issue in an intimate relationship, but for many, it's up there. Consensual sex is meant to be fun... at, least I've always thought so.

Sex in a relationship is also meant to be about connection. Maybe you connect in other ways, which is great.

But ask yourself, is everybody on the same page about how to connect in this department?

AHH... there in lies the rub.

Some need it more, some need it less, some are indifferent. One thing is clear; everybody needs to be talking about it. (Thank you Salt-N-Pepa!)

And it can feel really good, it's sort of one of the perks about being in love or lust.

Let's chat...

Redditor remco812 wanted to talk about sex baby, by asking:

"How important is sex for you in a relationship?"
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Warning! Non-stranger danger!

That is a real thing, you know? We tend to not be as self-aware about warning signs and red flags in relationships. Why is that?

Is it love? Is it lust? Is stupidity? The answer is all of the above.

Sometimes we refuse to see what is right in front of us.

Other people see it and try to tell us, and we say they're the crazy ones.

The late, great poet Maya Angelou once said, "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time."

The warnings are there, you don't even have to look that hard.

Redditor Expensive-Bad-1111 wanted to compare notes on what to look for as a warning when it comes to matters of the heart and humanity, they asked:

"What is a red flag that most people are unable to see early on in a relationship or while dating...?"
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Not everybody is your cup of tea. If you've lived in the world, you likely know this. You'll meet at least one person a day that you know you are unlikely to ever want to spend time with in real life.

Unfortunately not everybody that you're going to encounter is going to be on the same wavelength about you as you are about them. And you will have to set your boundaries and learn how to do that while being kind.

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Weddings, as lovely as they are, can be one of the most stressful events of a person’s—or a couple’s—life. Every detail matters, and every detail is poured over delicately. One of the most *detailed* and fought about aspects is often the guest list. There can be bloodshed over it. And that’s even before the newlyweds […] More