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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

The HPV Vaccine May Save Your Child’s Life Someday

For many of us, last-minute vacations, school supply shopping, and a visit to the pediatrician herald in the end of our kids' summer. It's also usually around this time when the emails and calls begin to pour in from friends asking whether or not their child should get the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine. Sometimes, I can't believe that I am still asked this question, because to me, it's a no-brainer. Unless there is a contraindication, of course your child should get the HPV vaccine! Why wouldn't you protect your child from the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. that causes genital warts as well as various cancers? Well, here are some of the excuses that I am given:

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Topics: sex, Sex Talk, health, sexual heatlh, HPV

Postpartum sex

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Topics: sex, couples, Mind & Body, postpartum, Sex & Relationships, desire

Better Sex: It Is All in Your Head

When I was younger there were few things more annoying to me than being told something I was suffering with was "all in my head".  Whether I was in pain or beleaguered with self-doubt, my problems were very real to me, and being told they were imaginary or within my control was maddening. As I age, however, I realize how much of my own experience really is within my control, and a lot of it has to do with the dissipation of that very self-doubt I was once afflicted with. Given the age-related changes to my body I'm now experiencing and that my younger self dreaded, I'm surprised to say this positive self-determination extends to sex.

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Topics: sex, better marriage, couples, aging, Mind & Body, Sex Talk, Sex & Relationships

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

Men Are From Mars and Women Are From Venus When It Comes to Sexual Response

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Topics: sex, arousal, relationship, libido, Sex & Relationships, 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

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

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
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