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Q&A at Jericho High School

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Rosara Torrisi, 2015 Best Sex Therapist on Long Island, was recently invited and presented to a group of high school students in Jericho for the second year in a row. All of the students were eager to ask sexologist, Rosara Torrisi about her work as a therapist, her work as a sex therapist, and some education about healthy sexuality. Here are some of the questions and answers. Continue reading

Women Get Women Off Better

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Women in general are more likely to experience orgasm when “sex” includes kissing, non-genital touching, receiving oral sex, genital-manual stimulation, and use of sex toys– all behaviors more engaged in by women having sex with women.

This is the home that love built

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I rarely post something religious, but I found this meditation to resonate with my practice as a therapist for couples, relationships and individuals. What are your thoughts? How does love fortify your home? How is your home a refuge for you and your family? What joys and sorrys and mundane tasks has your home held you through? Sundays aren’t the only Sabbath days, how do you make time to care for yourself in whatever way is needed by you?

The Home That Love Made
Amanda Poppei

This is the home that love made.

It is full of the love that the founders felt, when they planned out these walls and raised these beams above us.

This is the home that love made.

It is full of the love of all who have worshipped here; those who have celebrated and grieved here; the babies dedicated, couples married, and family members mourned here.

This is the home that love made.

It is full of the love of our children, as they learn and laugh together, and our youth, as they grow into their own sense of purpose and meaning.

This is the home that love made.

It is full of the love of the staff who have served it, full of their hopes for this congregation, their hard work and their acts of dedication.

This is the home that love made.

It is full of the love of the choir, the love made so clear in the voices lifted here on Sunday morning.

This is the home that love made.

It is full of our love, the love of this community, despite our differences and our disagreements, the love that holds us together as a people.

This is the home that love made. Can you feel it?

May the love be with us always.

View this entry on UUA.org

Why Libido Should Not Ride Shotgun

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From Janne Robinson, we get a brutally frank discussion about the pulling forces when libido attempts to take the lead in your life. “Without love sex is like a grade six dance where our souls hold each other two feet away so we may engage at a distance- without the vulnerability, without the scariness, without intertwining our souls in salty, sweaty, sweet togetherness. The space between us makes it safe and also lacking of all the joy making love can be.” Well put- as is her advice: “Knowing our intent before we engage with another person is powerful and important. It’s never worth compromising your heart, or body if what you desire is not mutually shared with another person.

Help Your Marriage Last Longer

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This article in the Scientific American, entitled How To Have A Longer Marriage Than Kim Kardashian is a wonderful synopsis of the publications by John and Julie Gottman and their colleagues.

Gottman and colleagues have uncovered four crucially toxic behaviors that are bound to end your romantic relationship– contempt, criticism, stonewalling, and defensiveness

If you want to stop fighting and start loving again, contact Rosara Torrisi to reignite the passion in your relationship. 

You can call Rosara at 516-690-6779 or email her at RosaraTorrisiLMSW@gmail.com.

Sex and Disability

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Having a disability does not prevent you from being able to live a vibrant and sexual life. Check out this site (Undressing Disability) to learn more. If you are someone with a disability and you feel your sexuality is being hampered, Seek help today! You deserve to have a rewarding sense of your sexual self and a satisfying level of intimacy with your partner.

New Parents

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You tirelessly plan for everything within your power to keep your child safe and happy. You spend countless hours thinking over how to raise your child in an uncertain world. You take days to shop around and research the best crib, stroller, diapers, pediatrician, day care, and kindergarten teacher. Have you thought about how important your relationship is to the happiness and well-being of your child? Whether this is your first child or the youngest of many, come join us for a workshop on how to enhance your relationship to withstand the strains of parenting and enjoy the wealth of your family for a lifetime together.

Sunday, April 14th, from 2-4pm at the Plainview Holiday Inn. $30 per person. Call 516-690-6779 or e-mail RosaraTorrisiLMSW@gmail.com to RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

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.