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Women: Own Your Sexuality

By Gabriel Tebow, Arts & Community Writer Women everywhere can often-times feel disassociated from their sexuality and their vaginas. They may view sex as something more important for men and, thus, not get pleasure from it. Sex can even be painful for some women. It’s not because they are bad at sex, rather, it’s that they don’t know their own vaginas and, if this is the case, then how can their partners know what to do to pleasure them? Women can and should take control of their sex lives. The vagina is seen as taboo in media and society. We could even say that many women are almost ashamed of their vaginas, but they are amazing organs that, according to Sex and Relationship Coach Kim Anami, give women energy in life. Anami is a strong proponent of women’s empowerment through vaginal strengthening. She says on her internet site, “You can’t tune into your sexual energy and sexual pleasure if you can’t even feel your vagina.” In order to use the ‘sexual energy’ Anami is talking …

Can Romantic Comedies Save Your Relationship?

By Gabriel Tebow, Sex & Relationships Columnist According to Ronald Rogge, associate professor of psychology and the lead author of a study conducted at the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York, romantic comedies can cut the divorce rate in half when paired with a guided discussion. The study researched 174 engaged or newly wed couples. Couples were then separated into three groups. Two groups focused on traditional marriage counseling: conflict management training and compassion and acceptance training. The last group took part in relationship awareness through film or RomCom Therapy. The couples that were randomly picked to participate in the RomCom Therapy attended a 10-minute lecture on how to be aware of their partners needs and their own behavior within the relationship. The RomCom couples then watched five movies with a guided discussion afterwards. The people in this group were also given a list of movies and told to watch one movie a week and have a discussion about each movie. Rogge states in an interview with University of Rochester that, “With just watching …