At first glance, BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism, and masochism) may seem like an abusive practice carried out only between heartless, psychologically disturbed sadists and victims with low self-worth. Appearances, however, are often misleading, and with BDSM, this misunderstanding is especially profound, as is obvious in the new movie release, “Fifty Shades Darker,” an erotic […]
Imagine a typical holiday party: You and your friends, dressed to impress, feeling celebratory and reflecting on the best parts of the past year, and maybe even talking about your goals for the next one. There’s food, laughter, and probably alcohol.
For most of us, there’s some drinking involved in our yearly holiday celebrations, whether […]
I was really looking forward to my perfect Old World Pizza made with thin crust, olive oil, crushed garlic, and black pepper, so when the bartender placed my steamy pizza on the tray in front of me, I was surprised to see that it had tomato sauce included. My first thought was, “She made […]
Sandra LaMorgese was a holistic practitioner for many years before she lost her wellness clinic in the wake of the Great Recession in 2011. The 60-year-old has worked as a dominatrix ever since.
“If you had told me 10 years ago that I would kick a man straight in the balls wearing six-inch heels, blood-red […]
Meditation makes most Americans think of a Middle Eastern Indian or Tibetan Monk sitting in a lotus position at a monastery in the middle of nowhere, remaining still for many long, agonizing hours in their silent search for enlightenment. Most of us, however, have neither the patience nor the hip flexibility for such activities, […]
Sometimes when we are in a relationship—especially a long-term relationship—we get comfortable and fall into a routine. Nowhere is this more common than in our sex lives. Instead of delving deeper into each other’s wants, needs, interests, turn-ons and –offs, and deep desires, we fall into a pattern and stick with it, even when […]