Massage
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5 Sensual Massage No-No’s

Denis and Emma Merkas are the founding couple of Melt: Massage for Couples. As a massage therapist since 2000, Denis has taught more than 15,000 couples the art of a great back rub: 1. Don’t Heat the oil in a microwave. I’ve heard stories of people warming up their massage oil in the microwave. *facepalm* Don’t ever be one of […]

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10 Great Ways to Make Sex (Not Just Intercourse) Last Waaaaay Longer

by Pleasure Mechanics for YourTango Slow down, savor each moment, and expand your pleasure. While there are specific techniques for guys who want to last longer in bed, what most people really want to know is how to make their erotic experience last longer from start to finish. They want a more satisfying, exciting erotic experience […]

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5 Ways to Get More “Us Time”

Emma Merkas is the co-founder of Melt: Massage for Couples along with her husband Denis, a massage therapist who’s taught more than 15,000 couples over the past 15 years the art of a great back rub: “US TIME” often falls by the wayside in long term relationships. It’s very easy to let all our other responsibilities creep in. We push our marriages […]

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5 Easy Steps for Making Father’s Day Amazing

Denis and Emma Merkas are the founding couple of Melt: Massage for Couples. As a massage therapist, Denis has taught more than 15,000 couples over the past 15 years the art of a great back rub:   Don’t think just because your partner is a man he doesn’t want to feel special. We’re all human, we all have the same basic […]

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What Your Wife Really Wants for Mother’s Day (Or ANY Day)

Denis Merkas, a massage therapist with over 15 years experience and founder of Melt, has taught taught over 15,000 couples the art of a great back rub: My wife Emma and I surveyed thousands of wives and asked them what they want from their husbands when it comes to special occasions – with Mother’s Day approaching, […]

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How to Give a Great Couples Massage

When Denis Merkas, founder of “Melt: Massage for Couples,” asked us to review his online video series, we admit we were a bit trepidatious: images of sensitive ponytail men came to mind, the sound of cheesy tantric sitars filled our imaginations, and we thought we could suddenly smell a hint of patchouli in the air. […]

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A Fantastic Guide to Couples Massage (with No Sensitive Ponytail Men!)

When Denis Merkas, founder of “Melt: Massage for Couples,” asked us to review his online video series, we admit we were a bit trepidatious: images of sensitive ponytail men came to mind, the sound of cheesy tantric sitars filled our imaginations, and we thought we could suddenly smell a hint of patchouli in the air. […]

Toys
The New and Improved Hitachi Magic Wand Is Here to Stay!

We’re incredibly relieved that we didn’t find out how close the Hitachi Magic Wand came to being pulled from the market until after Vibratex swooped in to save the day. It turns out that after decades of people co-opting the famous back massager as a trusty sex toy, Hitachi finally got a bit uncomfortable with […]

News
CONTEST: Tweet Our Book and Win LELO’s Massage Oil & Candle

LELO Flickering Touch Massage Candles ***THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED*** We just know that you, dear and loyal reader, have already bought your copy of our new book, 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink. (Right? Right! If not, you can order it right now to make yourself feel better about reading this […]

Pop Culture
The Woman Behind the $60/Hour Snuggle

Jacqueline Samuels has become an overnight sensation. Last month she opened “The Snuggery,” a little cabin in Penfield, NY where she offers private cuddle sessions for $60 an hour: no nudity, absolutely no sex, just platonic touch that she says studies have shown can have a positive effect on your mental and physical well-being. (She […]