Fun Date Ideas

Going on dates can be a great way to get to know a new partner or maintain an ongoing relationship. Dating can be very fun, especially when it is thoughtfully planned out. Unfortunately, given the increase of dating apps and websites, dating nowadays often has a reputation as being old-fashioned and outdated. And while the…

The History Of Dating in America

As the American conception of intimacy evolves, so does society’s approach to dating. A society’s prescribed method of courtship is incredibly illuminating: As we trace the timeline of dating rituals, we can get a better sense of how Americans throughout time understood love and, by extension, the world. With the advent of new technologies (cell…

Hooking Up

  Tinder, Grindr, and Bumble are some of today’s most popular dating apps among young adults, particularly college students. With a simple swipe to the right, users have a massive pool of bachelors and bachelorettes available at their fingertips. This system feeds a primitive desire for instant gratification. It satisfies a need for companionship, with…

First-Time Sex Worries

Sex, for those who have never experienced it, can seem incredibly intimidating. But with the correct information, it does not have to seem so overwhelming. This article will break down the common misconceptions and provide advice regarding everything else you need to know about the decision to become sexually active for the first time. Consent…

Cheating and Jealousy

Jealousy, defined as an unpleasant emotion that arises when another person encroaches on something one feels is their own, can be particularly frustrating and difficult to talk about. While it is generally associated with romantically involved partnerships, jealousy can spring up in any type of relationship, causing conflict and emotional distress. Many cultures generally encourage…

Breakups

A relationship breakup, or commonly referred to as a breakup, is the termination of an intimate relationship by any means other than death.4 The term ‘breakup’ is often associated with unmarried couples. When a married couple ‘break ups’ it is often referred to as a divorce or separation. Regardless of the circumstance, this article is…

Love and Attachment

Love and attachment often go hand in hand, but they are different nonetheless. There are many different theories that attempt to understand and explain what humans know as love. Attachment is defined as the feeling of being emotionally close to someone and is often a major component of love. There are both healthy and unhealthy…

How to Ask Your Partner to Get Tested

Asking a partner to be tested for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) can be a difficult conversation to have. It is a sensitive subject for most and may result in hurt feelings or other emotions. Some may take the request the wrong way and assume their partner believes they are dirty or sleep around. However, if a…

Negotiating Safer Sex

Sexual activity can be a fun and connecting experience for partners. However, oral, vaginal, and anal sex are behaviors that do come with risks. The most effective away to avoid the risks of contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or having an unplanned pregnancy is to use contraceptives. Despite their proven effectiveness, contraceptives are not always a priority for individuals engaging in sexual…