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Jewish woman speaks about kosher sex

At their best, she went on, the rules governing sexuality can make sex feel godly. For her, the regulations related to menstruation had done this. In a practical way, she recalled, the imposed separation helped to restore her erotic drive despite the chaos of young children in the house, and in an ineffable way, the monthly purification in the waters of the mikvah had “made the coming together again feel beautiful, holy — that’s what ritual does.”

Kinsey Institute Moves Beyond the Study of Sex: Now It’s Love

Sue Carter, Director of the Kinsey InstituteSome authors speculate about "the healing power of love" in romance novels. C. Sue Carter, the director since November of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, at Indiana University, explains it in molecular-biology journals.

As a pioneer in the field of behavioral neuroendocrinology, she has studied the roles of hormonal processes in how humans act and feel, including in relation to desire and love. She says her four decades of studies convinced her that it makes no sense to view sexuality in isolation from other aspects of human sentience.She reasons: "The same neural substrates that regulate sexual behavior regulate social bonds, regulate how we feel the emotional systems of our body. So, even if you wanted to separate them, it would not be biologically possible."

Could Orgasm-Free Sex Save Troubled Marriages?

couple cuddlingThis different approach to sex helps establish a deeper connection between husband and wife.

An important fabric of marriages is sex, and with fulfilling, mutually satisfying sex, relationships can reach a higher level of intimacy, closeness and connectedness. However, because many couples experience challenges in their marriage and as individuals, leaving little room for “genuine intimacy, caring and interaction,” sex begins to lose its pleasurable, loving value.

Porn-agains: meet the middle-aged men - and women - warped by internet porn

Society's anxiety about online porn has been so focused on the young that its impact on the older generation has gone largely unnoticed

I met a nice, middle-aged, middle-class mother at a dinner party who told me  that she was very worried about the effects of internet porn on adolescent males. What, she wondered, was all this internet porn doing to the young? Did we really want a generation of teenage boys whose idea of emotional intimacy was anal sex?