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How to Ask for What you Want in a Relationship

My biggest pet peeve is feeling ignored. My partner’s greatest weakness is not paying attention. I’m sure you can see how that makes for some annoying moments in our relationship. Actually, annoying is an understatement. It drives me crazy when I say something and get no response.

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Topics: sex, better marriage, communication, couples, improving your marriage, relationship, communication tools, Sex & Relationships, Maintaining the Spark, love

Stop Acting Your Age

Occasional fashion disasters notwithstanding, we take pride in our originality. Nonetheless, we find that an old adage still rings true once in a while, and “you’re only as old as you think you are” is a phrase we find ourselves throwing around on a daily basis. Our bodies and minds are on a feedback loop—if you give in to feeling old then your body is quickly going to follow suit. But if you adopt the “50 is the new 40” (even better, 30!) way of thinking, then you’re likely to find your physique complying.

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Topics: aging, Mind & Body, Maintaining the Spark, health

Is Your Personality Type Affecting Your Sexual Satisfaction?

The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life”—Sigmund Freud, Sexuality and the Psychology of Love

In the past 12 years that I have practiced female sexual medicine, I have had the unique opportunity to observe trends between women's personality types and sexual concerns. To better illustrate this point, I have made up a case of a woman with primary anorgasmia. This is when a woman has never been able to achieve an orgasm, not for a lack of trying.

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Topics: relationship, Sex & Relationships, Fiera Experts, mindfulness

Mother's Day Our Way

We were just talking this morning about how, when our kids were really young, all we secretly wanted for Mother’s Day was to get a break from them. Instead, we got a lot of beautiful family time and another screaming headache for which we had to grin and look grateful. And we were grateful for our families, of course, but wouldn’t have minded a little recognition for all the things we were in addition to mothers.

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Topics: new motherhood, Mind & Body, kids, stress

Menopause 101: Your Guide to Owning Your Post-Menopausal Sex Life

 Embrace Your Changing Body

When you hit menopause, it can seem like you're living in a stranger's body. New sensations, new challenges, new feelings and new realities can take hold. Because of this, many women view menopause as a frightening experience.

Our culture is one of the main culprits in this negativity, often touting menopause as the end of a woman's “enjoyable” life as she’s known it—the point when her sex drive, beauty, capability and health all take a nose dive. When messages like this are so pervasive in popular culture and media, it's not surprising that many women who are nearing or experiencing menopause feel bad about their bodies and their relationships.

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Topics: sex, aging, Mind & Body, menopause, Sex & Relationships

Romantic ideas for the Two of You

The summer is almost upon us. Before you know it, though, we’ll be luxuriating in the weekends full of sun and barbeques. It’s so hard when you’re in the thick of the busy weekend fun to plan ahead, but now is a great time to think about how to plan to stay connected to your partner.

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Topics: couples, romance, libido, marriage, Sex & Relationships

Popsicles Aren't Sex Toys

Between juggling 2 jobs and a young family, it’s a rare day when I get to kick back and watch something on TV that isn’t animated. However, it was on one of these rare nights that I was lucky enough to strike “TV gold”. Lying somewhat comatose on the couch, I was jolted awake when that remote area of my brain that was still awake heard the title of the upcoming show… Sex Sent Me To The ER.

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Topics: Sex & Relationships

3 Tips For Recharging Your Relationship

Once the hamster wheel of the thing we call life finally slows down, it’s tempting to collapse in a heap and mentally hibernate till spring is over. But once the house is in order and the kids return to school after spring break, consider taking advantage of the quiet and turn your focus to recharging your relationship with your partner. By spending quality time together now you set a new direction for your relationship and a precedent for the rest of the year—and the many years—ahead.

Accordingly, we’ve put together a few tips to help revitalize your romance and mutual support in 2017.

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Topics: sex, romance, relationship, Sex & Relationships

Is Your Pet Getting In the Way of Your Sex Life?

I don’t like dogs, and I generally stay in the closet about it. 

I’m pretty good at coming out. I’ve been out as gay for more than 25 years. I came out as a former sex worker in a national magazine. I have written about the challenge and value of coming out about being a writer.

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Topics: sex, relationship, Sex & Relationships, Fiera Experts

4 Facts to Know About Personal Lubricants

For many women, buying a personal lubricant at the drugstore or market can be an embarrassing and bewildering experience. You turn to your left and a man is buying a pack of condoms - you look to your right and a woman is buying a pregnancy test. And who really wants to spend the time perusing the ingredients of each bottle? When I ask women what brand or type of lubricant they use, the majority have no idea. That’s because they leave it up to their partner to buy it or they grab the first thing they see on the shelf and make a mad dash for the cashier. What many people don’t realize is that there are several types of lubricants that a woman can choose from and each one fulfills a different need. Here are some helpful tips to consider when purchasing your next bottle:

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Topics: Fiera Experts
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