Extreme fear of intimacy... how do you get over it? [more inside]
My husband loves erotic photography and wants to start doing it. I'm not as thrilled, but I want him to have a hobby. [more inside]
How to be mellow while traveling together with a friend I used to be very close to in college (but didn't date) and who I haven't seen for a long time? [more inside]
Curious about using paid sex as a temporary respite for my current situation...multiple questions within [more inside]
My girlfriend wants to have sex daily and I do not. What to do? [more inside]
(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]
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]
What are the best (or worst) real-life excuses you've heard or used to avoid sex? [more inside]
Lonely, hungry for intimacy, ravenous to be touched, coddled or stroked. I'm old, sick and unattractive, I used to be smoking hot but men don't look at me any more, nor do they even acknowledge my presence. The area I live in is sparse for dating, and I've even tried one night stands. I have given up. What are some other ways to get the physical needs I have for the human social intimate relationship I do not have? I've done the CL casual encounters, internet dating etc.... Going for a massage now to see if it helps, and yes I have a loving and much loved pet....but I need more. Any resources? I'm sure there are others like me out there.
How can I stop being so ticklish? [more inside]
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]
How can a somewhat solitary guy meet a need for hugs and human contact? [more inside]
How do you learn to choose others when you’ve always let others choose you? [more inside]
NSFW: Extreme nervousness or anxiety makes it very difficult to become intimate with new partners please help! [more inside]
How do I deal with someone so verbal about his needs? [more inside]
How can I get my boyfriend to be more emotionally intimate with me without prying or being annoying? [more inside]
Is it possible to overcome a fear of intimacy without therapy? [more inside]
Is it worth it to date someone under these (non-exclusive) circumstances? [more inside]
Depression has knocked my passion (for everything) out. Gwargh. What do I do while I get therapy sorted? [more inside]
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]
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]
I'm freshly sprung on a new cutie. How do I take it slow? [more inside]
My wife is very 'vanilla' when it comes to intimacy. [more inside]
How can I remove the awkwardness from initiating physical intimacy? [more inside]
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]
Help me itemise the necessities for opening a small bar. [more inside]
What naked games or exercises can I play with my partner that are intimate, loving and/ or fun but don't necessarily involve sex? [more inside]
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How can I get my husband to start touching me again? [more inside]
What's the difference between strong friendship and romantic love?
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]
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]
MeFi Men of the Hetero Kind: Have you found a useful book to help you improve your emotional intimacy and related communication skills? I'm looking for recommendations from guys who were told by their Significant Others that they don't get it about what women need, and now they do -- thanks to a book. There's so much dreck out there in Self-Help Land. I'm looking for that rare book that really made a difference in your relationship.
Olderwomenwholikeyoubutwon'thavesexwithyoufilter: There it is. 75% of the women I've dated in the last 8 months (and ALL of them have been older than me) have a strange issue, in that we can make out all night to the point of being naked, kissing, touching, but that final step of actively engaging an orgasm seems to be too much for them. So... what the... ? [more inside]
How can my girlfriend and I work past an aversion or barrier to intimacy that has come up in our relationship? [more inside]
How do I learn to share my feelings? [more inside]
How to pass time enjoyably with my wife? [more inside]
A friend of mine is trying to identify a short story that she read in high school where conversation and sex have the opposite roles than they do in our society today. [more inside]
Do you go to the toilet in front of your partner? [more inside]