Intimacy

Healthy Boundaries: Avoiding Burnout And Learning To Say No

Karolina Tatarenkova | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living
Karolina Tatarenkova

Learning when to say "no" can be the greatest gift in your life. Because when you say "yes" to people or projects in order to not lose respect in peo...

#TalkToMe: Interview Your Parent Or Child, Then Show Us!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Parents

It could be one of the most fulfilling conversations you'll have.

How To Grow Intimacy Through 10 Ordinary Day-To-Day Practices

Sue Nador | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

It's so easy to take our partners for granted, especially when we've been together for a while (like my husband and me). Instead, my husband thanks me for my work even if it's on my side of the domestic ledger, and I try to do the same.

Teaching Kids About Sex: What's Love Got To Do With It?

Lyba Spring | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Parents
Lyba Spring

Let's teach young people about emotional and sexual intimacy, so that when they are ready to engage in more sophisticated sexual activity, they are able to be present, find connection, take risks, experience erotic intimacy, communicate their desires, explore and be authentic.

When Sex Hurt: Reasons You're Experiencing Pain During Intercourse

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

It can be a tough conversation to start. Often when patients raise the issue, "it" has been going on for a while. I'm talking about painful sex. Painful intercourse may be a sign of a gynaecological problem, such as ovarian cysts or endometriosis; but problems with sexual response, such as a lack of desire or a lack of sexual arousal, may also be the cause.

5 Relationship Types Proving There Really Is Someone For Everyone

Collette Gee | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

As humans we share an innate desire to connect with others. However, not all people seek to connect for the same reasons, or in the same way. Some people choose to connect a little. While some people need to connect a lot.

8 Ways To Have More Sophisticated Sex With Your Sweetheart

Debra Macleod | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Have your formerly grand romantic efforts dwindled to a half-hearted, "So, you wanna?" Well, today is your -- and your partner's -- lucky day. Here are eight easy ways to class-up a sex life that has fallen out of fashion.

Superficial Small Talk Is Step One To Creating Intimacy

Marcia Sirota | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

It's been my experience, on a personal and professional level, that for real connections to happen, we need to move slowly in our process of opening up. I understand Mr. Boomer's frustration with the unending stream of platitudes he was encountering, but I don't think that going to the other extreme is the answer.

Authenticity Takes The Loneliness Out Of A Struggling Relationship

Marcia Sirota | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Intimacy requires authenticity, because if you're not real, the other person can't see you for who you are. If you're never authentic, other people will be interacting with a persona, and you won't be loved for your true self. Even if you're in a relationship, you'll be terribly lonely.

Take Responsibility For Your Own Sexual Pleasure

Her Magazine | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Living
Her Magazine

When I advise people to be responsible for their own pleasure the first thing I want them to do is let go of the myth that they are responsible for their partner's orgasm. Each person is only responsible for their own pleasure and orgasm (if orgasm is what they are after).

5 Ways to Enhance Intimacy

Karolina Tatarenkova | Posted 08.29.2015 | Canada Living
Karolina Tatarenkova

These five easy life hacks will provide you with simple strategies to shift your energy and focus from work and business to love and passion. They don't require a lot of hard work, but they do require serious commitment that I know you have.

The Addictive Quality of Tinder Is Bringing an End to Intimacy

Marcia Sirota | Posted 08.16.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

People say that Tinder is addictive, and I can see why. It provides no joy, no closeness, no meaning. It's superficially stimulating and gives a false promise of fulfillment; just enough to compel the user to repeat the activity over and over again, in the hopes that eventually, they'll find what they're looking for.

How Infertility Can Kill Your Sex Drive

Erica Berman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Living
Erica Berman

What could be more romantic? You and your partner decide you are ready to start a family. You throw away the birth control, have a quiet evening together and excitedly ravish each other before falling peacefully asleep dreaming of strollers, onesies and playdates.

Hiding Behind a 'Perfect' Online Life Stops Us From Connecting Offline

Erica Berman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Living
Erica Berman

Those lucky folks who seem to coast through life without anything ever going wrong? Believe me, they are few and far between. Having problems is normal, not having them is far more unusual! Here's the thing, it's generally only when we reveal our true selves that we can fully connect and establish true intimacy with others.

This One Simple Thing Can Push Your Sexy Quotient Through the Roof

Petra Zebroff | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Living
Petra Zebroff

Here is some proof. Humour is one of the highest rated traits for attracting a lover -- ranked by men as appealing, topping even 'wearing sexy clothes'. Both men and women considered humor to be in the top three traits that make someone appealing for short-term (read "sexual") or long-term (read "partner") connections.

A Simple Trick To Improve Your Sex Life

University of Toronto News | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Research showed that couples who spent extra time together reported feeling more satisfied with both their sex lives and their relationship with their partner. The afterglow of post-sex affection proved to be long lasting for couples, with participants reporting higher levels of satisfaction with their sex lives and relationships in a follow-up survey conducted three months later.

I'm Not Gay But I'd Like To Have An Intimate Relationship With A Man

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

For me, as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse in which the perpetrators were male, the issue is further complicated. I've struggled with revealing my thoughts and emotions to other men, and when I do, it's generally camouflaged by using jokes. Women typically build relationships based on social connectivity while men build them based on shared activity or goal orientation.

As a Widow, I Miss Touch More Than Sex

Joan Sutton | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

Couples who live together in intimacy take for granted the many times in a day when they touch each other, from bumping into one another in the bathroom, to fingertips brushing over a coffee cup or one cold foot seeking out the warmer one under the blanket.

Revitalize Your Relationship -- Take Our One-Week Challenge

Susan Valentine | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Living
Susan Valentine

Want to really rev up your relationship? Even your life? Step it up for our one-week relationship challenge. We challenge you to embrace your relationship as the most important thing in your life. The most interesting thing is that if you and your partner meet this challenge, you'll find your own needs met in a way that doesn't happen when you're both optimizing for yourselves.

Moving Through Grief to the Self-Pity Stage

Joan Sutton | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

By now, most people recognize that the stages of grief outlined in the Kubler-Ross model are not a map. Each of us walks that lonely road in our own way. ut there is one aspect of grief that no one talks about, because it isn't "nice." But, let's be blunt: some part of grief is just plain feeling sorry for yourself.

Tips For Bringing Sex Back into Your Relationship

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

Couples with young children frequently walk into my office a few years into parenting admitting that they don't have sex often enough. So, how do we increase the amount of intimacy in our relationships when we have so little time? The following are a few ideas on how to make it happen.

Eight Common Sex Problems and How to Solve Them

Debra Macleod | Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada
Debra Macleod

The truth is, both men and women tend to complain about the same things when it comes to sex, particularly when they're in a long-term relationship. Here are eight of the most common complaints I hear from couples, along with suggestions to turn a partner's frown upside down.

The One Thing I Want Most In My Next Partner

Delaine Moore | Posted 05.12.2012 | Canada Living
Delaine Moore

I've always yearned to lie beside the man I love and discuss a good book. To me, the mere idea of it feels romantic. Intimate. Even arousing.

Kissing For The World: The Best Lip Locks In Public

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.13.2012 | Canada Living

No matter how lovestruck a couple might be, there's an important divide that comes up rather quickly in a relationship -- to kiss in public, or keep a...

The Four Faces of Intimacy

Beverley Golden | Posted 01.18.2012 | Canada Living
Beverley Golden

What does intimacy mean to you? Sexual intimacy is probably the most stereotypical and most familiar definition of the word in modern society. But most people want more than just the act of sex -- they want some depth.