Sex & Relationships

The Sexiest Thing My Husband Did After Baby Was Hug Me

The day I gave birth was also the day I became fully convinced that my sex life and marriage would never be the same. Not only had I just fallen in love with another human quite possibly just as much (if not more) than my own husband, but the…
By Meg Boggs

6 Lists Every Mom Makes In Her Head While Having Sex During The Holiday Season

December is such a lovely, magical time of year. All the twinkly lights, crackling fireplaces, charming music... it brings out the romantic in all of us. Couples are inspired to reclaim their relationships (all those Hallmark movies are bound to…
By Shana Aborn

Holiday Stress Doesn't Have To Mess With Your Marriage, Experts Say

Why do we love Hallmark holiday movies so much? Perhaps it's because they feature attractive couples who meet cute, overcome all obstacles, and enjoy a perfect holiday every single time. Unlike the rest of us mortal marrieds, who squabble, snap and…
By Shana Aborn

Here's Why Your Significant Other Is A Different Person At Holiday Gatherings

It's the most wonderful time of the year, right? Not always. If you're in a relationship, you know that the stress of the holidays can really take a toll on your love life. Between all of the errands, parties, and the massive amounts of expectation…
By Cat Bowen

7 Problems People With A High IQ Tend To Have In Their Relationships

It seems as though if you're born gifted with an above-average intelligence that things in life should come easier, right? With all of that natural ability to reason through things, people with a high IQ should be able to get through their struggles…
By Cat Bowen

7 Questions You Shouldn't Ask In The First Year Of A Relationship

When it comes to dating, I'm a firm believer that it's beneficial to be an open book. Why waste time with niceties and small talk? Get down to the brass tacks, and you'll figure out quickly if you're really compatible. However, while there may be a…
By Caroline Hogeveen

"A Lot Can Happen In 10 Minutes When You Have A Medically Fragile Child"

For families with medically complex children, each day is a story of survival. Parents' lives are entwined with the medical system that keeps their children alive, and yet go unrecognized by that system when it comes to identifying and treating the…
By Hillary Savoie

You Need Sex During The Holidays For This Surprising Reason, Says Science

This time of year, many of us have just had it. We're over the jingle bells and holly jollies, and we've moved on to fully realize our Grinchy/Scrooge-y selves. The stress is mounting, creeping up like a fog covered in mistletoe, complete with…
By Cat Bowen

Skip The Mistletoe & Stream These Sexy Shows On Netflix This Holiday Season

I've been married for a long time, and most of the time I think my husband is sex on a stick and can't wait to put the kids to bed. But sometimes, I'm just worn out and not up for it. Most of the time that's A-OK, but sometimes, I just need a little…
By Cat Bowen

7 Common Relationship Fears Most People Have Early On But Are Hard To Admit

As someone who has been married twice, I have a lot of experience navigating the first few years of relationships. As I result, I am also well-versed in the anxiety that can happen about your partner. Both the good and bad news for new couples is…
By Steph Montgomery

28 Surprising Questions Men Most Want To Ask OB-GYNs

Visiting the OB-GYN is something most cis-women start doing during their teen years. In my experience, that meant by the time I reached adulthood, I felt like I could ask my OB-GYN pretty much anything. It never really occurred to me that men…
By Steph Montgomery

John Krasinski Was The Proudest Husband While Watching Emily Blunt As Mary Poppins

When you're married or in a long-term relationship, it's incredibly easy to start seeing your partner through a very specific lens. It's easy to start seeing that person as they pertain to you or your relationship with each other, and forget that…
By Jen McGuire

Singer Kehlani Opens Up About The Disappointing Reactions To Her Pregnancy

Typically, when a grown woman reveals that she's pregnant, she's hoping for some sort of positive response. A simple, "OMG, congrats!" works well. But sometimes, there are people who don't seem to get it. Instead, they might follow up an…
By Michelle Stein

Michelle Obama Shared Some Words Of Wisdom About Going To Couples Therapy

So many people grew up influenced heavily by the idea of fairytale romances. Culture has done little in past decades to inform and educate people about what long-term, monogamous relationships really look like, let alone how to function and thrive…
By Brianna Wiest

7 Things Therapists Wish You'd Stop Doing Before Intimacy

Believe it or not, there are some seemingly harmless habits that can undermine your sex life. Some of them even take place far away from the bedroom. In fact, the things therapists wish you'd stop doing before intimacy include a few habits you might…
By Lindsay E. Mack

If Your Partner Has Done These 7 Things, They Might Have Committed Emotional Infidelity

When I was younger, I thought of cheating as a very black and white act. It seemed to me that there was a clear line between faithful and unfaithful partners, and that line was crossed when inappropriate physical contact was made. But as I've gotten…
By Samantha Grindell

5 Ways The Male Brain Reacts Differently To Intimacy Than The Female Brain

Falling in love and growing closer to someone is an exciting experience, but how do you ever really know what's going on in another person's head? Well, researchers have tried to look into that question, and their findings are pretty fascinating. As…
By Lindsay E. Mack

Discussing Sex With Your Friends Might Be Good For Your Well-Being, Study Finds

Sex is something that people are often taught to tiptoe around. You might be hesitant to start talking about sex with your friends, but it may actually do far more good than harm. According to a new study, women discussing sex with their friends is…
By Vanessa Taylor

This Mom Perfectly Explained The Reality Of Long-Term Love In This Funny, Heartwarming Post

Anyone who has been with the same person long enough that the honeymoon stage feels like a distant memory will likely agree that it can be easy to romanticize the early days of a relationship. Working, paying bills, doing housework, and raising a…
By Alana Romain

If These 7 Things Are Part Of Your Nighttime Routine, Your Relationship Might Be Toxic

The moments before you fall asleep can often be a time of stress. As you're brushing your teeth or lying in the dark, you finally have time to think about everything you're juggling in your busy schedule, and your brain starts going a million miles…
By Samantha Grindell

9 Things People Commonly Think Women Like In Bed, But They Actually Don't

If you spend any time around some corners of the internet, articles with titles like "17 Moves That Drive ALL Women Wild" abound. They make it sound like all women desire the same thing, when in reality it's all about individual preferences. In…
By Lindsay E. Mack