Rewriting the Rules – Book Review

By Meg Barker. Trying to embark on as mammoth a task as writing an Integrative Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships as the by-line goes, is incredibly ambitious but a good attempt was made, albeit in under 200 pages. How was this possible? With tiny print, so tiny that you may want to give up the attempt long before you reap its benefits. My only advice, push through and it starts looking legible after 50... read more

Falling Asleep (Too Soon!) After Sex?

Passing out immediately after sex (so they tell me) is one of life’s great pleasures, when you’re the one doing the slumbering. For the slumberee, having no company for your post-sex lull, with the possible exception of some snores, can be very far from a great pleasure. In fact, sometimes it’s enough to annul a good deal of the enjoyment. There are a few reasons why falling asleep straight after sex is... read more

Finding Sexual Intimacy

“Intimacy is a four syllable word for ‘Here’s my heart and soul, please grind them into hamburger, and enjoy’” proclaimed Grey’s Anatomy’s Meredith. Romance novel writer, Barbara Cartland said, “Among men, sex sometimes results in intimacy; among women, intimacy sometimes results in sex”. The movie Closer professed, “Intimacy is a lie we tell ourselves”. Intimacy has been given ruthlessly bad press,... read more