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Some Thoughts on Kissing

As noted here over time, my husband and I are putting more effort into our sex life now that our kids are relatively self-sufficient and let us sleep a lot more than they used to. (Well, now we're up worrying about where they are when they miss their curfews, but at least we can sleep in on weekends to make up for it!) We're doing a pretty good job of giving each other extra attention in the bedroom and with trying to ramp up the romance a bit during the day, but a thing we still need to work on, I think, is kissing.

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Topics: better marriage, couples, improving your marriage, Sex & Relationships, Maintaining the Spark, intimacy

Let’s Talk About Sex

 I grew up in a buttoned-up New England family, where sex was not only not talked about, it was not acknowledged as a fact of life. I learned everything I needed to know about birds, bees and menstruation from a handful of knowledgeable friends and Judy Blume. It's taken some time, but as an adult, I've become more and more comfortable with discussing sex with both my friends and my partner, since my confidence and shamelessness seem to grow in tandem.

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Topics: sex, relationship, menopause, Sex Talk, marriage, Sex & Relationships, Maintaining the Spark

No More Denial!

 

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Topics: sex, communication, couples, aging, Mind & Body, Sex Talk, Sex & Relationships, Maintaining the Spark, desire, intimacy

5 Ways to Work on Your Libido

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Topics: sex, arousal, better marriage, couples, aging, Mind & Body, libido, Sex Talk, Sex & Relationships, Maintaining the Spark, desire

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

Do You Need Couple's Therapy?

Adam D. Blum, MFT, directs therapy centers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City . And though he loves being a therapist and an entrepreneur, if you ask him about the very best aspect of his job, he will talk about working with couples

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Topics: better marriage, couples, improving your marriage, relationship, marriage, Maintaining the Spark, Fiera Experts, mindfulness, intimacy

Where to Have Sex

When I was a teenager, I used to babysit my cousins so my aunt and uncle could go out and have sex in the back of their minivan. I remember hanging out with my aunt while she prepared for one such outing. She lined the van’s backend with blankets and spritzed it with Calvin Klein’s Obsession. She raised one eyebrow at me and said, “Don’t tell your mom this is what we do when you babysit.”

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Topics: sex, better marriage, couples, relationship, marriage, Sex & Relationships, Maintaining the Spark, kids, Fiera Experts, desire

How to Go on a Sexy Weekend Retreat

Sure, you’ve done the family Disney trip and the Grand Canyon, but when was the last time you and your partner snuck away for a sexy weekend retreat for just the two of you? It doesn't have to be expensive, and you don’t need more than a weekend. It’s about setting aside time to be in your bodies together.

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Topics: Modern Woman's Guide, better marriage, couples, improving your marriage, romance, relationship, Mind & Body, marriage, Sex & Relationships, Maintaining the Spark, Fiera Experts

How to Maintain Intimacy When You are Not in the Mood for Sex

I have gone through several sexual dry spells in my lifetime. During these times, I was so uninterested in having sex that my partner would get worried and even slightly offended. And I was, too. Offended at my own body, that is. I mean, I love my partner and find him attractive so why did sex of any kind feel like a no-go? I didn’t even want to try to be turned on, if I’m being honest. My mind was elsewhere and my body just wanted to be left alone.

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Topics: sex, arousal, communication, marriage, Sex & Relationships, Maintaining the Spark, mindfulness, desire
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