The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the joy.~ Jim Rohn
[Everyone is] wise in proportion not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.~ George Bernard Shaw
Let's not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.~ Vincent Van Gogh, 1889
Feelings are much like waves, we can't stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf.~ Jonatan Mårtensson
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.~ Benjamin Disraeli
Sex is really only touch, the closest of all touch. And it's touch we're afraid of.~ D. H. Lawrence, 1928
in Lady Chatterley's Lover
Category Archives: Odds & Ends
The New York Times recently reported on a developing field called interpersonal neurobiology. This field is exploring how love and emotional attachment affect our brains and our behaviour.
Yesterday, the city of Los Angeles mandated safer sex practices for actors in adult films, i.e. they must use condoms or similar barriers. As I read the news article, two things struck me: the regulation and the reaction.
The “battle of the sexes” has been raging for a long time – perhaps since time began – and is a perennial source of drama and comedy. Men and women* clearly have a lot in common as human beings, yet … Continue reading
Tom and Ray have made jokes about car owners solving their problems with a small piece of black tape… strategically placed over the check-engine light on the dashboard! Of course, a piece of black tape doesn’t solve anything at all; it … Continue reading
There’s a lot of advice out there about overcoming jealousy and much of it focuses on self-analysis and understanding what’s at the root of your feelings of jealousy. If it were that simple, we could think jealousy away and we … Continue reading
An excellent article came across my newsfeed recently, and much of it resonated with and reinforced my understanding of sex, sexuality and the problems so many people experience today.
It’s no secret that music affects people’s moods. In today’s MetroNews an article titled “Why music feels good” described some of the brain science behind music. What I found interesting was that there has actually been a lot of research … Continue reading
A university student recently wrote to me and asked me for some information on ethics in the context of sex therapy. Here’s how I answered:
I was riding on the subway earlier this week with a friend, and we saw this “beauty” ad in the car we were in: