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Sex After the Age of Aquarius

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Learning the physical mechanics — and, more importantly, the emotional dynamics — involved in a sexual relationship can be a slow process. It takes self-confidence, knowledge of one’s erotic needs, and the capacity and interest to please a partner.
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Emotional Health · Marriage & Life Partners · Menopause · Sex & Sexuality

Dr. Ford: Should She Let Her Husband Know She No Longer Wants to Have Sex With Him?

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

You can let your husband know that there were too many years when you felt overwhelmed and under-supported and that the cumulative effect of that experience combined with your age has left you without desire. How he responds to your honest statement might open up the opportunity to work on some of the issues between you, which I would recommend, if you want to have a close and harmonious future.

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Film & Television · Sex & Sexuality

Movie Review: ‘The Danish Girl’ — Transexual Reality Then and Now

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

'The Danish Girl' is a beautiful film that reflects fine work from everyone involved. But, just as Caitlyn Jenner was criticized, justly, for joking that the hardest part of being a woman is “figuring out what to wear,” 'The Danish Girl' oversimplifies Lili’s transition. If all she really craves are the trappings of femininity, she is missing more than a second x-chromosome.

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Emotional Health · Sex & Sexuality

Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: Young Women, Dating Apps, and Sexual Hyperactivity

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

While casual sex became acceptable to many young people, it wasn’t until the advent of the Internet that people didn’t have to actually meet each other to have sex. A recent article in 'Vanity Fair' describes the “hook-up culture,” which is facilitated by apps like Tinder and Hinge, as the “dating apocalypse.”

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