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Do couples have unrealistic expectations about sex?

Do couples have unrealistic expectation about sex -- and how do we deal with those expectations?

We live in a very sexualized society. In the last twenty five years we’ve come to value part of our self worth based on our sexuality and sexiness.

With women’s emancipation the ideal that sex was her wifely duty was tossed. She was given her orgasm and expected to enjoy sex with her sexual encounter—even though her burden was doubled with work and home life. It’s a sad… Continue

Added by Trina Read on November 10, 2008 at 10:04am — 4 Comments

How long should good sex last?

How long does good sex really last?

When a couple is first together, they have enough dopamine and the body’s own amphetamine-like hormones that they are sufficiently aroused in a nanosecond. So sex can last for three minutes and be mind blowing.

Generally though, after two years, it takes a woman a minimum fifteen minutes for her body to become sufficiently aroused. That is if she doesn’t have a million and one things going on in her head—her amygdale will disable… Continue

Added by Trina Read on November 3, 2008 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

Kissing keeps sex fresh

Here's an excerpt from a magazine interview I did on the benefits of kissing.

Does kissing do more than simply lead to sex?

One couple I know has a “10 second” kiss rule. That is when things are getting hectic with kids, career, life, one would say, “ten second kiss”. They would have to drop everything and kiss each other for, well, ten seconds. It was their way of not only finding a bit of couple time in their very hectic schedule, it also shifted their perspective from,… Continue

Added by Trina Read on October 28, 2008 at 7:32am — No Comments

Keep your sexy connection alive

After the honeymoon phase, many couples find it hard to stay emotionally and intimately connected outside the bedroom. When you don't stay connected outside the bedroom, it takes a lot longer to get relax and reconnect inside the bedroom.

If you are, like many, stuck for time, here are some easy to implement, long term habits a busy couple can do to bring the spark back to their relationship:

Three thirty-seconds (or less) a day to create a sexy moment.

(1)… Continue

Added by Trina Read on October 26, 2008 at 11:50am — No Comments

How to Use Betrayal as a TOOL for Healing: 10 Must-Knows


Dr. Gilda Carle

Author of the E-Book Program: “How to WIN When Your Mate Cheats”

Immediately Downloadable at

Fox & Friends (on the Fox News Channel) invited me to be their guest to discuss my new E-Book Program. You can see the segment on:… Continue

Added by Dr. Gilda on September 13, 2008 at 1:17pm — No Comments

5 Things Elizabeth Edwards Must Do NOW!!!

Elizabeth Edwards lost her 16-year-old son in a car crash. She contracted breast cancer. Her cancer returned to her bones, and it is inoperable. Her husband told her about his infidelity in 2006, and she believed they worked through their woes. She said this was “a process made somewhat easier with my diagnosis in March of 2007.” Yes, it seems “easier” to abandon one crisis for another, but avoidance doesn’t resolve anything. Her husband is still involved with his “other woman,” and it will… Continue

Added by Dr. Gilda on September 8, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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What are some common causes of divorce and how can couples be proactive to avoid the path that might lead them to a courthouse. Robin Graine, JD is a Certified Divorce Mediator, a former divorce lawyer and family court hearing officer offers her advice. You can get more information at her website:

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