Sex and Passion Tips

Sex is wonderful for a marriage. But this Portland marriage counselor knows that cuddling is what helps couples stay together for a lifetime. Intimate cuddling provides more than sensuality, but also the feelings of, comfort, security and companionship.

Relationship Counselor Explains the 48-Hour Sex Afterglow

April 5, 2017 by

We have all seen movies or TV shows where the main character has sex (usually for the first time with a new partner) and goes through a montage of skipping, dancing, laughing, humming, and grinning ear to ear. And it’s likely you’ve experienced that elated feeling yourself!

The benefits of having sex ...

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Sex Tips for Long-Married Couples

April 6, 2016 by

When a couple has been married for a long time, it’s understandable that their relationship might not look the same as when they first got married. We age. We get stuck in a routine. We get comfortable. And many of us stop having sex.

At least that’s the general view of older, ...

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Portland Marriage Counselor: Why Weekly Sex Should Be a Priority

December 16, 2015 by

It has long been believed that the more sex you have with your partner, the happier you are in the relationship. While this may very well be true for some couples, the connection between the frequency of sex and happiness is being called into question by new research from the University of ...

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Portland Marriage Counselor: Talk Your Way to a Better Sex Life

December 2, 2015 by

It’s no secret that communication is key in a healthy relationship. But did you know that it may also be able to unlock the great sex life you’ve always wanted?

In a recent study conducted at MedUni Vienna on the success of oxytocin as a sexual enhancer, researchers were met with some ...

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Relationship Advice: Do the Dishes to Improve Your Sex Life

November 18, 2015 by

No, that’s not a euphemism. Scientists from the University of Alberta found that men who reported a fair distribution of housekeeping duties in their relationship enjoyed more frequent and satisfying sex.

To be clear, the actual amount of housework the men performed was not linked to their sex lives. Instead, the study ...

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Portland Marriage Counselor: Why You Should Hug Your Wife Regularly

January 6, 2015 by

You’ve known for a long time that a good hug can do wonders for yourself and for your loved ones. What you might not have known is that science confirms that hugs do in fact make you feel better.

In a study tracking the effects of a 20-second hug between females and ...

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Portland Marriage Counselor: Touch Matters in Relationships

March 19, 2014 by

There has been a lot written about how to maintain a healthy sex life in a long-term relationship, but what often gets overlooked is just how important nonsexual touch can be.

A hand on your partner’s arm, a kiss on the cheek, a long hug—these gestures may seem like little things, ...

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