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Help! My partner is a terrible kisser!

 A few months ago I started dating a woman who has a lot going for her—great personality, whip-smart, professionally accomplished, lots in common including music and sports—but things have not been ideal in the romance department. I think a lot of it has to do with how she kisses me. She has this thing she does (almost every time) where she practically sucks my lips entirely into her mouth, uses her teeth, darts her tongue, and slobbers all over me. It’s way too wet and over-the-top for me, and it distracts heavily from anything else that might be happening. In fact, it not only makes me not want to kiss her, it makes me not want to have sex with her because I know kissing will happen. I have erectile difficulties with her in part, I think, because this is always in the back of my mind. (I have not traditionally had such issues with other women.)

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Addicted to Love

Sex, Love and the Brain By Lynn Somerstein, PhD, RYT There’s a saying in neuroscience, “neurons that fire together wire together.” You might wonder what that has to do with sex and love, but attraction starts out in the brain, which is probably not the first place you think about when you think about sex… Continue Reading

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Psychotherapy East and West

As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and yoga therapist in New York City, I work with a wide variety of diverse individuals—a kind of smorgasbord of humanity of all different ages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds—and I love it. I love how we, despite our uniqueness, are still connected. I am also a member of the Chinese American… Continue Reading

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