Mother’s Day Reading Round-Up

Mother’s Day is Sunday. (As if you didn’t know.) And MiddleSexy has gathered some of the best Mother’s Day posts we’ve read on the Internet this week. Enjoy! To Mom, Warts and All (The Broad Side) Ask 50 Daughters What ‘Mother’ Means To Them, And This Is The Tear-Jerking Reward (Huffington Post) My Kids Don’t…

Letting Go On Mother’s Day

I am not that mom. The one who is distraught over her baby leaving home and heading off to college. I am not that mom who is upset and loses sleep when she doesn’t see her kids for a few weeks. And I am not that mom who wishes her kids would be young again.…

Helping Your Partner Become A Better Lover

We’ve all been there. Sex with a mate that is boring, or even worse, plain bad. Perfunctory foreplay, a hand or tongue that never seems to find the right place or the right rhythm, the thrust that starts too soon or is over too fast. But we also know that sex can be tricky to…

Love/Hate Technology

Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone. …

Heading Off to College

If you have a high school senior in your house, chances are you know what your kid is going to be doing when August rolls around. And with only a month or two left before graduation, your senior is probably having the time of his or her life. Second semester senior year is when they…

The Importance of Kissing

How often do you kiss your partner? And I don’t mean just a peck on the cheek or a brief meeting of the lips in passing. I mean a moment in time when your lips meet and for a few seconds, that’s all that you’re focused on. Taking in the closeness of your bodies. Getting…

10 Most Common Excuses Used to Avoid Sex

It’s a problem as old as the oldest civilization. We’re not in the mood to have sex but our partners are. And sure, every once in a while, we’ll buck up and take one for the team. But when we really, really don’t want to be intimate, here are the some of the excuses we’ve…

Worrying About Sex (In Your 40’s)

Sometimes, I worry about sex. Yes, me. I know, it’s odd. Right? I mean, I’ve written about sex a lot. I review sex toys. I try to be honest about my sexuality. But here are two of my worries. One, I worry that I don’t put out enough. Sure, hubs and I go through active…

Do Happily Married Women Have More Sex?

Research from psychotherapist M. Gary Neuman suggests that, on average, happily married women have sex 11 times per month. That’s almost three times a week. And his research says that it is all about the quantity versus the quality. I consider myself happily married but Hubs and I tend to go in spurts with our…

When Your Teens Know You Use Vibrators

The other day, my teen daughter and I were sitting in the den watching yet another episode of Friends on Netflix when my almost 18 year-old son came through the front door with a FedEx package in his hand. He had been waiting for the return of his headphones that out of town friends had…