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Jessie Ripes

Jessie is the Digital Media Coordinator at Modern Intimacy. A recent graduate of the University of Miami (FL), with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Psychology, she hopes to become a clinical psychologist and a certified sex therapist. She is passionate about empowering women to speak up in a professional and a personal setting.
What is Compersion? How it Benefits Relationship

What is Compersion? How it Benefits Relationship

In intimate relationships, it’s common to want your partner to feel happy for you. You might even view your partner(s) as a cheerleader that celebrates your wins and supports you through your losses. Read on to learn more about a concept called compersion and how you...

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What is The Ick & How Does it Impact Relationships?

What is The Ick & How Does it Impact Relationships?

Relationships can be confusing. Especially when you think things are going well and suddenly, you couldn’t be more turned off by your partner. What happened? What went wrong? Can we fix this? Read on to learn more about "the ick" and what to do about it.   What...

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What is Vanilla Sex and Why Does it Get a Bad Rap?

What is Vanilla Sex and Why Does it Get a Bad Rap?

Most people want to have an empowering, fulfilling sex life. Unfortunately, there are many people who don’t know what that looks like for them. For some, it might look like being dominated while wearing a ball gag. For others, it might look like missionary style sex...

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The Complex Grieving of Ambiguous Loss

The Complex Grieving of Ambiguous Loss

At some point in life, most people will deal with loss and grief. While natural, people experience grief differently, and not all grief is created equal. Ambiguous loss is one of those cases. This type of loss presents ambiguity that complicates the grief process and...

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What is a Sugar Baby and Sugar Dating?

What is a Sugar Baby and Sugar Dating?

Seeking Arrangements, the largest online sugar dating site, has over 20 million users worldwide. Clearly, sugar dating is a legitimate relationship dynamic that millions of people are participating in. What is a sugar baby and makes someone interested in this type of...

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Why is Sex Talk So Taboo?

Why is Sex Talk So Taboo?

Sex, a fundamental process to our existence as human beings, is seldom discussed in relationships and society as a whole. It is something most everyone is born interested in and can derive pleasure from, yet it is still approached with so much shame, fear, and...

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