Trina Read

Cleavage: To Stare or Not to Stare?

Trina Read | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Living
Trina Read

Guys shouldn't be given carte blanche to stare, even when the lady has her cleavage out invitingly. But women might want to lighten up a bit and save themselves unnecessary headaches. Cleavage staring will never go away -- it's in a man's DNA. Might as well make peace with it.

Dealing With Erectile Dysfunction As a Couple

Trina Read | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Living
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Silent devastation has befallen many a happy partnership due to erectile concerns. Both the man and the woman feel helpless in a situation that can have many concrete solutions. Being able to talk openly, honestly and with vulnerability about ED begins with seeing the other person's side.

How Does a Man Please a Woman? The Answer Will Surprise You

Trina Read | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Living
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The perplexed interviewer asked what every man wanted to know, "But what about the man's sexual needs? Isn't he going to walk away with 'blue-balls'?" In my head I was screaming, "Why can't men understand that most women walk away from the sex with 'blue balls' -- unsatisfied and unhappy with the experience?"

How to Keep Your Relationship Infidelity-Free

Trina Read | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Living
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The reality is there are too many unsatisfying and empty relationships. Consequently in today's instant gratification society, at least half of men and women are looking for a quick fix of what they need outside of their relationship. If cheating is easy and there is a high payoff, why wouldn't they?

Stop Giving Single People a Bad Name

Trina Read | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Living
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Luckily the single by choice movement is growing. But so long as society pimps this "you complete me" ideology, singles will always feel like they are missing out on a happy, fulfilled life.

Step One to Being Sexy? Get Over Yourself

Trina Read | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Living
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Sexy is as sexy does. You have it within you to be "that sexy person" who can walk into any room and stop everyone in their tracks. You are that person who unabashedly oozes sexuality. You see, being sexy is easy. It's the getting over yourself that's the hard part.

So, Why Do They Need a Parade?

Trina Read | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Living
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Call me a slow learner, but I suddenly realized why there have to be gay pride parades at all. It does not matter if it is a big city, small city, Canada or the U.S. There are not enough straight people supporting homosexual rights. And I couldn't help but wonder when the day will come that there will be no need for a Pride Parade.

What To Do With a Screamer When You're Trying to Sleep

Trina Read | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada Living
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Have you ever noticed that there is no Miss Manners etiquette regarding the appropriate level of sex noise? As thrilled as I am about people overtly enjoying their sexuality, I do not believe it should infringe on my sleep time.

Mummies Don't Need to Be Yummy, They Need Orgasms

Trina Read | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada Living
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It is my hope that this next generation of women will put a stop to this crazy nonsense of being a "yummy mummy". If and when they do, sex can then become what it was meant to be: a time for emotional connection with your partner. Because right now, sex for the super-busy woman is just one more thing that sits on her to-do list, that makes her feel guilty to boot.

Dear Men, Here's What You Need to Know About Sex

Trina Read | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Living
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If I could write a letter to men (not all men, but many men) on behalf of many women, it would go something like this: Dear Men, Women want sex to have a beginning, middle, and end. Here are some ideas for the not-middle-part of sex.

Why is His Vasectomy My Responsiblity?

Trina Read | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada Living
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In my mind, the answer to our spontaneous sex woes is simple: a vasectomy. Such a minor thing to have in order for us to have a happy and healthy sex life. Or at least for me it is such a simple and minor thing. Problem is, it's been a year that my husband has been dodging the "you need to get a vasectomy" bullet. Why is birth control up to me and why do I have to be the nagging wife to get this done?

The Ordinary Moments That Affect Your Sex Life

Trina Read | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada Living
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And so it seems the quality of our sex lives hangs in the balance of these ordinary life moments that have little to nothing to do with sex. And just as easily, they can be reconciled and turned around in a matter of seconds. Remember: In these moments it's really up to you and your partner which way you want your relationship to go.

Is Being Too Tired for Sex Simply an Excuse?

Trina Read | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada Living
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Has "I'm too tired" become the new "I've got a headache"? Today's average couple is always on the go and busy. It's not surprising then that being tired gets in the way of them having good sex on a regular basis. But we can only hold our partner at arm's length for so long before the relationship starts to suffer.

Why You Shouldn't Divorce Over a "Sexless Marriage"

Trina Read | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Living
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I believe "sexual incompatibility" is often the catch-all excuse many couples use because they don't know how to work through their outside-the-bedroom couple issues. I would bet my mortgage those couples contemplating divorce are sexually compatible, they're just not willing to invest time and energy into making their sexual relationship work.

Can Erotica Help Women's Sexuality?

Trina Read | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Living
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Society still isn't comfortable with a woman flaunting her sexuality. Especially when she gets turned on by certain fantasies that are seen as taboo'ish. I really don't believe today's woman is sexually emancipated and the backlash telling her she shouldn't like erotica books is simple proof.

The 20 Things I Learned About Sex After Baby

Trina Read | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Living
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Six weeks after my second son was born in 2009 I embarked on a "Six Month Sex Challenge." For six months I attempted to have sex with my husband at least once a week. The time was truly a roller-coaster ride and I've learned why it is just so darn difficult to have sex after baby. I also appreciate why it's important to make the effort. Here are the 20 things I learned about having sex after baby.

OK Ladies, Time to Start Loving Your Vaginas

Trina Read | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada Living
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There's myriad ideologies that stop women from having a healthy relationship with their privates including: negative socialization, lack of education and exposure when young, stigma when admitting they masturbate, and the list goes on and on. Bottom line: until the average gal can have a positive relationship with her vulva, enjoying sex to the maximum will probably be out of her grasp.

Some of My Penis Pet Peeves

Trina Read | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada Living
Trina Read

Throughout my youth, I was both fascinated and jealous of the relationship men had with their penises. As a result you could have knocked me over with a feather when I found out men are just as uptight about their penises as women are about their vulvas. It's just a different kind of uptight.

Have Sex Toys, Will Travel

Josey Vogels | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada Living
Josey Vogels

I knew as soon as the words came out of my mouth that I was in for a hassle. I was just trying to be honest. After all, isn't that the best policy when you're crossing the border into the U.S.? Well, maybe not if you're en route to speak at a sex toy party convention.