Just because all the sparklers have burned down doesn’t mean the fireworks should end. Fourth of July is a great time to light a fire in the bedroom.
My husband and I recently wrote our own declaration – after 8 years of marriage, 2 kids, a lay-off, a struggling business, countless house projects, in-laws and the parade of other everyday stresses, we thought we should reclaim our relationship.
One of my favorite books, and one that I read and re-read (and recommended) throughout my twenties, is Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity. Rob, the main character, spends a lot of his free time creating “top five” lists – best movies, best albums, even most memorable break ups. So in homage to Nick Hornby and Rob, I give you my top fives. Now, keep in mind, these are the opinions of one married [...]
So, I just found out that May 25th is Geek Pride Day. Now, of course, we all know “Geek” wasn’t always so mainstream. Early geeks were often persecuted for their single-minded focus and drive, but now we celebrate them! And let’s be honest – smart is sexy!
Intelligent and passionate about their interests, geeks have been leading the way throughout history: Galileo, Leonardo de Vinci, [...]
A girls’ night out is the perfect prelude to a passionate evening with your significant other.
Let me be clear: when I say “girls’ night out” I don’t mean drinking a glass of cheap chardonnay at some dive while your BFF complains about her ex. I’m talking you put on an outfit that you feel great in, you do a lot of laughing with friends, maybe some dancing and you come home feeling [...]
Here’s a conundrum: men need sex to feel close while women need to feel close to have sex (that is, according to Sheila Wray Gregoire and her new book The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex).
While I don’t agree with everything Gregoire says about the nature of relationships I do think that she’s definitely on to something here. When my husband has a rough day, sex is the way he winds [...]
I want to address a not-so-fun issue, but one that is extremely important – your health. Not the “take your vitamins, eat your vegetables, get some exercise” health, but your health as it relates to your sexual activities.
One of our biggest goals at Masque is to open the lines of communication with your sexual partner – talk about your fantasies, your hesitations, your turn-ons and turn-offs.
The great thing about the Irish is they’re pretty generous folks – they welcome everyone to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Perhaps it’s the centuries of abuse and famine that have softened their hearts, or perhaps they’re just immune to the sound of all the terrible “they’re after me lucky charms” impersonations.
The legend of Saint Patrick involves him coercing the snakes out of [...]
I recently went to dinner with a couple about to celebrate their 25th anniversary. I guess I assumed “25 years of marriage, 8 kids (yes, 8)...the magic must be gone by now.” But I was completely wrong. Though they were both involved in the conversation at the table, they also had their private conversation running quietly between them, lots of arm rubbing and hand holding, gazes at each other [...]
Did you know that the most common birthday in the US is October 5th? Did you also know that October 5th is 9 months after New Year’s Eve?
No, I’m not trying to kill the mood.
New Year’s Eve is the last holiday hurrah – a chance to soak the last bit of magic out of the season before returning to the routine. And it is magic – the sparkle, the music, the drinks, and the hours-long [...]
I’m not going to beat around the holly bush here, the holidays can be hell on a relationship. Between the Christmas cards, the work parties, the neighborhood parties, the secret Santa’s, the travel arrangements, the school pageants, the baking, the weather, the decorating, the shopping (uuggh – the shopping) you find you have absolutely no energy to jingle his bells.