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Tag Archive | "Communication"

Knowing When to Talk to Your Partner… Or Your Therapist

Monday, April 20, 2015

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The following letter from a reader is really long. Like, really long. (And this is the abridged version!) But we’re publishing it here because we think it raises a really interesting, important question about relationships: How can you tell when you’re talking too much? And how can you tell when you need a therapist as [...]

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5 Good Reasons Not to Fake Your Orgasm

Thursday, April 9, 2015

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by Amanda Chatel for YourTango You’re really not as good at it as you may think you are. It has long been one of those discussions that comes up both in and out of the bedroom: are you faking it or not? Faking an¬†orgasm, that is. Sadly there are actually those out there who end [...]

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10 Questions to Ask Each Other Before Getting Married

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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We’re not talking here about the kinds of questions everyone should ask each other before deciding to get married — things that could be actual deal-breakers, like, Do you want kids? And, Are you a member of the Republican party? No, these ten questions are things you should ask each other in order to have [...]

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What to Do When You Say “I Love You” Too Soon

Friday, March 13, 2015

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Hi Em & Lo, I just started dating this guy and recently we were making out, it was going well, he started to go down on me. I wanted to tell him “I love it when you go down on me” but it came out as ” I love you..when you do that.” He paused [...]

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8 Easy Ways to Tell If It’s Love… Or Lust

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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by Caithlin Pena for YourTango ¬†| photo via Flickr Love, lust: it’s easy to confuse the two, especially in the early stages of a relationship. Both emotions make you feel a kind of bliss that you‚Äôve never experienced before – which is wonderful and joyous and something to celebrate – but make sure you know [...]

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How to Have Kinky Sex with Your Vanilla Husband

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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photo via Wikimedia Commons Reader subgirl said the following in response to our post, “He‚Äôs Kinky, She‚Äôs Vanilla, Is the Relationship Doomed?“¬†¬†Heads up, everyone in a mixed-cone, chocolate-swirl-slash-vanilla relationship, there is hope! I am a submissive woman and I have a wonderful vanill-ish husband who plays along with me. We communicate our needs to one [...]

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36 Questions to Ask a Date Instead of Playing Mind Games

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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photo via flickr Dating is so mired in game-playing and pickup moves these days that it’s amazing anyone ever ends up finding lasting love. So we’re huge fans of any approach that manages to cut through all that B.S. For example, many years ago — before we each found lasting love, against those game-playing odds [...]

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Once More with Feeling: Why He Didn’t Call

Friday, December 19, 2014

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photo via flickr Dear Em & Lo, I am interested in this man and I think he is interested in me.  I will call him if I am in his area and ask him to grab a drink with me and my friends.  This is usually last minute.  The past two times he was busy [...]

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Comment of the Week: DTMFA!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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Reader Inness channeled her inner Dan Savage this week (DTMFA — look it up) with a heartfelt response to the post, “Help: My Inability to Orgasm Is Ruining My Relationship.”¬†Now what we want to know is: How can we ensure that our snappy acronyms make it into the Urban Dictionary? DTMFA. This guy is shaming [...]

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4 Ways to Tell a Guy You’ve Been Faking

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Are you a liar, liar, whose pants, unfortunately, are not on fire at all? If you’ve been faking orgasms with your boyfriend or husband, you need to fess up — after all, the only way to get orgasms is to be honest about what does and doesn’t work for you. You know all this, right? [...]

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