Think about some of the key ingredients for good sex. Being comfortable and feeling safe are probably two we can all agree on. A way to create a sexual environment that feels comfortable and safe is by having sexual boundaries in place. And no, boundaries aren’t just for mental health, you can have them during sexy time too. Boundaries can help ensure sex is consensual and enjoyable for both you and your partner. Read the full article on Essence
We've all been there before. I've been there more times than I'd like to count. The pain in your stomach like you just got sucker-punched. The obsessing thoughts of how they are doing without you. The uncomfortable conversations with family and friends where you must explain why y'all had to part ways. Many of us have had the experience of ending a relationship. Read the full article on Lala's Bedtime Tales
You've probably heard of tantric sex, a Hindu or Buddhist practice that's been around for more than 5,000 years, according to Chanta Blue, LCSW, CST, a sex and relationship therapist and cofounder of Blue Counseling and Wellness Center in New Jersey. But if powerful orgasms are the first thing that come to mind when you hear the words "tantric sex," you probably have a limited understanding of this ancient practice. Read the full article on PopSugar
Whether societal, familial, religious, or coming from you, yourself, it's easy to feel pressure riding on the "success" of a romantic relationship. That is, there's a widely held belief that a given union is meant to be lifelong, result in marriage, and be totally fulfilling—and anything less than that is a waste of time.While there’s nothing wrong with wanting a life partner and even embracing the fact that you've found one as a success of sorts, it's important to also understand that breakups aren't failures. Read the full article on Good + Well.
With only 24 hours in a day, most of which are spent working and sleeping, it's easy to feel as though free time is your most scarce resource. After factoring in everyday chores like grocery shopping, laundry, and cleaning your space, there’s hardly any time left for connecting with loved ones—and doing so is a key component of living a long, well life. The good news is it's possible to connect while still ticking items off your person-chore list. Cue: errand dates. Read the full article on Good + Well.
Especially when dating someone new, it can be hard to tell the differences between a casual versus serious relationship. This lack of clarity can lead to all kinds of confusion if all parties involved don't communicate and have the same expectations of the arrangement. Check out this article to find out some of the telltale signs of casual versus serious relationships to decipher what's happening. Read the full article on Good + Well.
Masturbating offers all kinds of healthy benefits: It can help you love and accept your body, and that love and acceptance, in turn, can have a positive impact on your self-image and well-being. But—as anyone who's ever wondered whether regularly masturbating can replace a person’s desire for partnered sex might want to know—with regards to the benefits of masturbating, does the limit exist? Read the full article on Good + Well
If you’ve been interested in adding some elevation between the sheets, grabbing a sex pillow (aka sex wedge) may just bring you closer to an, “Oh my god” moment. Check out this article in Bustle on the best ways to use a sex pillow.
The Best Sex Pillows for Pleasure
Looking for some ways to switch up your angles during sex? Or just need some support to help out your aching joints during your favorite sex positions? Check out this article in Shape Magazine on choosing the right sex pillow for you.
Quarantine & Chill
What To Know About Sex & Dating During A Pandemic. Dating during the coronavirus? Don't let social distancing stop your vibe. Read full article on XO Necole
Learning To Finally Love Yourself
Part of an extended series by Authority Magazine, this interview with Chanta Blue, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Therapist, explores topics related to self-care, overcoming personal struggles and self-love.
Prioritizing Your Pleasure During the Holidays
You may not feel you have time for it or even be into it after a long day of rushing around, but prioritizing pleasure – whether alone or with a partner – might be just the thing you need to help you cope with stress and connect with yourself, your partner or both. Read the full article on Kinkly.com
Making An Open Marriage Work
15 ways you can actually make an open marriage work. It's not for everybody, but it's totally doable. So if you've ever wondered "do open marriages work", read on.
Body Image in the Bedroom
Check out our very own Chanta Blue, LCSW as a guest blogger on StillSoSexy.com! She shares some great tips on overcoming the body image concerns in the bedroom.
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