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The Psychology of Soft Boys

The Psychology of Soft Boys

According to Urban Dictionary a Soft Boy is a “less masculine boy who is described as ‘cute’ based on their soft or gentle characteristics” and “a F*ck Boy with a cocky attitude.” They are recognizable by their almost feminine aesthetic that often pushes back against...

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How to Own Your Emotional Triggers

How to Own Your Emotional Triggers

Many people will experience traumatic events to varying degrees in their lifetime. To be human is to experience suffering, and therefore, when consciously or unconsciously reminded of past traumatic experiences, you are prone to having an intense emotional response,...

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What is Sexsomnia, and Is There Help?

What is Sexsomnia, and Is There Help?

Over fifty million Americans suffer from some sort of sleep disorder. But, some disorders are more common than others. Have you ever woken up to find yourself having sex? Well, you might be suffering from sexsomnia. Read on to find out, what is sexsomnia and what you...

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Do I Need Therapy? 10 Ways it Could Help

Do I Need Therapy? 10 Ways it Could Help

Anyone feeling overwhelmed, struggling with negative thoughts, or looking to expand their self-reflection or understanding can benefit from therapy. Various life challenges can impact a person’s mental health and sense of emotional well-being, from problems at work or...

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Secrets of Playboy

Secrets of Playboy

"Secrets of Playboy" is a new A&E series that goes through Hugh Hefner's Playboy empire in Los Angeles and all the ways that the young women who worked for Playboy experienced poor treatment. Modern Intimacy's founder, Dr. Kate Balestrieri, was a featured expert...

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How to Make Friends as an Adult

How to Make Friends as an Adult

When you were a child, it’s likely you naturally engaged in social situations whether it was at school, playing sports, going to summer camp, or playing with other kids in the neighborhood. You might remember walking right up to other kids and immediately bonding...

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Asexuality: Exploring the Asexual Spectrum

Asexuality: Exploring the Asexual Spectrum

Sexuality exists on a wide spectrum. Every single person’s relationship to sex and sexuality is unique and can be fluid throughout the span of one’s life. Asexuality is a sexual orientation that is often misunderstood and judged. Exploring the identities of the...

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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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Is There a Link Between Pornography and Depression?

Is There a Link Between Pornography and Depression?

There are many opinions when it comes to porn consumption and the potential negative effects of pornography. Like many conversations around sexual behavior, there is often a lot of nuances to consider because people are not a monolith, and everyone’s mental and sexual...

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