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Ten signs your relationship is working

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Ten signs your relationship is working

Tracking progress is a funny thing. We strive to improve in all areas of our life but it can be difficult to gauge. How do we know if we are moving in the right direction? When it comes to relationships, we are fed with fear-inducing messaging about what makes them fail rather than what makes them succeed. It’s crucial for couples to grow together, to become more comfortable, to build trust, to gain confidence. These would require us to know the signs of growth in a relationship. Measuring growth is an important practice in any healthy and fulfilling relationship. Even...

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Is monogamy for you?

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Is monogamy for you?

The societal norm is to have one romantic partner, whereas it's entirely "normal" for us to have many friends. We don't ever ask, "won't your other friends be jealous if you see that friend tonight?" Romantic relationships are relationships, just like friendships are relationships. If you love your friend and your other friend, you know what it's like to love two people and what it's like to be in multiple relationships with varying levels of intimacy — with or without sex.   Monogamy culture is all around us. It assumes that everyone strives to be married to or partnered with...

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Flirting is good for you

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Flirting is good for you

Flirting is actually good for you. Flirting can be defined as engaging someone for amorous intent or just playfully for amusement. You might flirt when you are with a group of friends in a bar or restaurant, and you notice someone attractive across the room. It’s a behavior and form of communication, often involving body language, in which someone is showing interest in someone else. You can also flirt via text messages using jokes, emojis or memes. Health benefits of flirting Boosts self-esteem and confidence Periods of high or prolonged stress negatively affect our self-esteem. Flirting may be one way...

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Dan Savage’s 18th Annual HUMP! Film Festival

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Dan Savage’s 18th Annual HUMP! Film Festival

One Night Only at Black Cat1811 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009Saturday, April 29 • 7pm & 9:30pmLike this post for a chance to win two tickets. Winner will be announced on April 20.Tickets | More Information | Trailer

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When pumpernickel means ‘no’

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When pumpernickel means ‘no’

Sex, safe word and active consent In the ever-evolving landscape of BDSM, fetish and kink, there is the inviolate business of consent. The parameters of sex play and adult play may be subject to change and experimentation, but the basic agreement among the players on when to continue, pause, review and halt should be a constant. Without such unwavering consent, neither trust nor respect can be established. And without these components, attempts to engage in sex or fetish games would fizzle, seem aimless or cross over into physical abuse. Mutual or unanimous agreement helps to eliminate the potential of miscommunication,...

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