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Indian Public Displays of Kisses

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This New York Times article discusses how, in India, it is now becoming more and more acceptable for lovers, young and old alike, to show affection in public. While this may seem far off from what’s happening in your bedroom or with your relationship, fighting for the right to love who you love and to share it out-loud is still being battled in the US, many couples presently find it difficult to physically display their affection for their partners, and individuals with abuse histories continue to struggle with consensual intimacy. Seek help today! You deserve to have a loving relationship, a rewarding sense of your sexual self, and a satisfying level of intimacy with your partner.

Rosara Torrisi, LMSW is a Kink-Aware Therapist

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Rosara Torrisi, LMSW has been recognized by the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) as a welcoming and Kink Aware therapist. You can view her profile on their website here.

The NCSF is THE resource for people who are seeking psychotherapeutic, medical, and legal professionals who are informed about the diversity of consensual, adult sexuality.

What does kink aware mean?
Kink-Aware Professionals have specific knowledge of kink concepts and lifestyles, have researched and educated themselves in these areas. Kink Aware Professionals likely have some previous experience providing professional services to individuals with these interests.

A Guide To Self Exploration (for women)

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Ever wonder why you should masturbate?

As A Woman’s Touch notes, “Besides feeling good, masturbation can strengthen your pelvic muscles, revitalize body tissues, fight insomnia, reduce depression, lessen period-related (menstrual) discomfort, and release emotional tension and stress. Masturbation is a way to learn what feels good to you without worrying about what anyone else thinks or needs. It can help you learn to build your arousal to higher levels, become orgasmic, or intensify your experience of orgasm. You can pleasure your own body with your own hands when you’re alone, or when you’re with a partner. You can use what you learn in your self-pleasuring sessions to show a partner what you like best. Masturbation is also a way to meet your own sexual needs if your partner is tired, ill, or on a different sexual rhythm. Masturbation is normal, healthy, and good for your body and your mind.”

Take a look at this great quick guide on female masturbation.If you’re thinking of incorporating some toys into your masturbation and self exploration, read through these tips from Babeland.

Positive Reviews For TRANS The Movie

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“When someone says to me, ‘What is this film about?’ I say, ‘It’s about human rights, injustice and discrimination,’” Mark Schoen, producer of “TRANS,” said. “And what I’ve learned is the gender spectrum is much wider than I ever thought it was and you know it’s not just transgender. There’s intersex, there’s genderqueer. I think the important thing is that we have to, as a society, let people be their authentic selves, whatever that may be.”- from The Eastern Echo

New Year’s Resolution To Work Out

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Have you made a New Year’s resolution to work out? Have you thought about exercising your pelvis? We hear about Kegels everywhere, but many don’t know what they are, what strengthening them can do for you, or how you use them to “work out” your pelvic muscles. This article by A Woman’s Touch will walk you through what’s important to know about pelvic floor health and how to regularly exercise your pelvic muscles. Fulfill your resolution to work out!