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How do I know if I am in love "enough" with my partner?

How do I know if I am in love "enough" with my partner? Snowflakery to follow [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2014 - 26 answers

Took the vows. Both still here. Why do I feel so alone?

Please help me think through a marriage that's hollowing out from the inside. Survival strategies needed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2014 - 47 answers

How can I match my girlfriend in X-rated talk?

Ladies, please help an out-of-practice man talk dirty to a new girlfriend who wants to be more verbal in bed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2013 - 22 answers

Boundaries: I need them.

How do I set up the right boundaries regarding intimacy when dating new people. Difficulty level: history of abuse, disassociation and social anxiety! (nsfw) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2013 - 9 answers

How can I relax, immediately after a hookup?

I definitely don’t want, and am not ready for, a relationship. I do want a bit of fun now and then, except insomnia and overstimulation mix with a bit of post-coital anxiety and mess everything up. What are things I can do to soothe myself to sleep, so I can enjoy the evening I had? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2013 - 11 answers

What is intimacy?

How does emotional intimacy work in your marriage/LTR? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 24, 2012 - 18 answers

My husband doesn't value intimacy

My aspie husband and I have good sex, but he doesn't seem to value intimacy. Or maybe to even be capable of it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2012 - 16 answers

Resources on Adult Attachment Therapy?

I may be starting adult attachment therapy in the next week, on the advice of a crisis counselor and after a few years of on-and-off treatment for anxiety and depression that's not getting me very far. Point me to some quality, hopefully easy to find resources that can spell out what the experience might be like. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2012 - 4 answers

Friendships, relationships, and my screwed-up brain.

Friendships, relationships, and my screwed-up brain. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me help my marriage

My wife of 14 years never tells me she loves me. She never initiates sex. She never holds my hand, kisses or casually touches me. No pillow talk. No thoughtful little gifts. I do all of these things for her as often as I can. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2012 - 43 answers

Remedial Macking

I'd like to hear your thoughts on how one "makes a move" on someone else. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2012 - 50 answers

Help a girl say no.

Late-twenties female in need of new strategies for handling intimate encounters and avoiding disassociation during sex and shame afterwards. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 - 35 answers

Love Me Tender, Love Me True (Love Me Back???)

I'm ridiculously attracted to my wife but her sex drive is an issue. And when we do have sex, the effort I put into the act isn't reciprocated, which to me is almost the biggest issue. We've talked about it but nothing's really changed. What next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2012 - 45 answers

How do I read signals from someone who doesn't seem to have any?

I'm involved in a new relationship with a guy that I like. He's what I would describe as very self-contained. Quiet, comes off as pretty shy, and requires a bit of effort to get to know. Things have recently started to get physical, but I'm finding myself frustrated because I have no idea how to read this guy's signals and moving things forward is up to me. What does complete silence mean? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2012 - 30 answers

Honestly, guys: are you REALLY sexually satisfied without her orgasm?

They pretty much all want it and I'm feeling very discouraged. Are there HONESTLY men out there who are sexually satisfied if their partner does NOT have an orgasm? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 - 41 answers

OMG he's not crazy!

I'm dating a guy who is different from everyone I've ever dated before (in a good way) and because of that I don't know how to build emotional intimacy with him. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2011 - 23 answers

What does a virgin need to know for the first time?

I'm probably going to lose my virginity in the next few weeks. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2011 - 49 answers

Bathroom issue after sex, but was it fromt he sex or from something else?

Bathroom issue after sex, but was it the sex's fault? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 21, 2011 - 12 answers

What else can one do to experiment with sex, besides the actual sex part?

Sex question :) What else is there to experiment with, besides the act itself? Looking for as many ideas as possible. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2011 - 20 answers

Making the sexy times more sexy

Favorite moves? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2011 - 15 answers

"How did you get that scar?"

How gross is my skin picking to you? Would you date me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2011 - 47 answers

On collision course with self-prescribed therapeutic imperative

Almost 30, filled with hang ups and doubt, on collision course with self-prescribed therapeutic imperative. [Abridged Autobiography Inside] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2011 - 17 answers

Help my girlfriend love her body

What is the best way to help my girlfriend cope with or overcome body image issues that make physical intimacy a bit of a challenge? NSFW details. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2010 - 24 answers

Curious about paid sex

Curious about using paid sex as a temporary respite for my current situation...multiple questions within [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2010 - 45 answers

Should I reunite with my ex-boyfriend?

(relationship filter] Please help me choose between true love and great sex. Of course, I don’t really mean that. But I do need help making a decision and whatever I decide to do, someone’s heart is going to be broken. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2010 - 47 answers

How can I reframe oral sex in my mind so that I don't think of it as an awful experience? Should I even try?

I dislike oral sex. My partner likes oral sex. We're both in our early thirties. I'm female in a relationship with a man. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2010 - 61 answers

This "intimacy," I fear it.

After a series of painful relationships, when did you know you were ready to date again? Alternately, how do you tell the difference between "not ready" and "making up excuses to not date due to being scared silly of the opposite sex" and "anxiety problems" ? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2009 - 11 answers

How can a somewhat solitary guy meet a need for hugs and human contact?

How can a somewhat solitary guy meet a need for hugs and human contact? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2008 - 13 answers

NSFW: How do I feel comfortable with new partners?

NSFW: Extreme nervousness or anxiety makes it very difficult to become intimate with new partners please help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2008 - 15 answers

How to get boyfriend to be more emotionally intimate?

How can I get my boyfriend to be more emotionally intimate with me without prying or being annoying? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2008 - 14 answers

Does fear of intimacy require therapy?

Is it possible to overcome a fear of intimacy without therapy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2008 - 17 answers

Is it worth it to date someone under these circumstances?

Is it worth it to date someone under these (non-exclusive) circumstances? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2008 - 24 answers

Help me talk to my wife

Conversation starters needed for married couple's date night. The wife is a bit introverted and needs some prodding to get a conversation started... if it doesn't include career, kids or family. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2008 - 19 answers

Herpes schmerpes

Boy meets girl. Boy falls for girl. Girl tells boy she has genital herpes (type 1). Boy says that's OK, I want to be with you. Now boy wants advice on safety. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2008 - 10 answers

Just Say "No" to Merging

I'm freshly sprung on a new cutie. How do I take it slow? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2007 - 20 answers

In search for flow while making out

How can I remove the awkwardness from initiating physical intimacy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2007 - 28 answers

Clumsy Clara is Killing My Sex Drive

For the past few years, physical intimacy with my wife creeps me out. I think I've figured out why. Now what? (long post follows, sorry!) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2007 - 54 answers

What's the difference between strong friendship and romantic love?

What's the difference between strong friendship and romantic love? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2007 - 22 answers

Not 'in the mood'

I'm never 'in the mood' at the same time as my boyfriend and it's taken a serious toll on our intimate relationship. What can I/we do to get me in the mood? To help our sex life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2007 - 19 answers

Please don't touch me there. Or there. Or there, there, there and... yes, not there either.

Why don't I like to be touched on certain parts of my body? I'm a 38 year old male, and for as long as I can remember, there are places on my body I don't like to be touched. Some of them make sense, given certain events in my past, but most of them not so much. To explain... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2006 - 25 answers

Nothing's wrong. NOTHING'S WRONG.

How do I learn to share my feelings? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2005 - 4 answers

Help us turn off our TV

How to pass time enjoyably with my wife? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2005 - 23 answers

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