Sex Articles

I Act Strange During Sex

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
I'm married and I've only had sex with my husband. So I don't understand why I act so strange during sex. I'll be enjoying it, but then start crying uncontrollably, to where I can't breathe. It scares me and my husband because he didn't and ...

My Boyfriend Can’t Get Over My Past

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 25th, 2015
From the U.S.: I have a boyfriend of about a year and he makes me super happy and we talk comfortably and laugh so easily together. We agree on everything and I can completely be myself around him. I've never felt this with anyone in ...

Overwhelming Fear of Rape

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
"Fear" isn't exactly the right word: it's more like a terror. It started a few years ago, I think, I'm not quite sure. I just started having horrible nightmares about being abused in the most unimaginable situations. It's gotten worse until I can't sleep a ...

Lose Erection After Putting on Condom

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, January 10th, 2015
I am a 25 year old guy. I have no problem getting an erection while making out and foreplay, but as soon as I put the condom, I have difficulty maintaining an erection. This happened for the first time a few months back when I was ...

Girlfriend Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, January 1st, 2015
I have been going out with my girlfriend for just over 3 years and have been living with her for almost a year. This is both our first proper long term relationship ans of course I love her to bits. As with the start of ...

Forbidden Cousin Romance

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, December 22nd, 2014
I’m in such a bad situation please help me. About 9 months ago my cousin and I found out that were in love, we’ve been in a relationship for about 7 months. Recently we decide that unfortunately, what were doing is wrong and we need ...

My Girlfriend Got Really Physical with Me During Sex

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 22nd, 2014
My girlfriend and I were having sex the other night, out of nowhere she slapped, then punched, dug her nails into my arm then pressed into my chest as hard as she could. I was shocked... She jumped off me before finishing, although I think ...

Searching for Happiness in My Life

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
For the past year, I've been struggling to be positive, happy, or feel good about myself, my life, or my relationship. I feel sad and depressed most of the time, crying almost daily. About a year ago, I moved to a new state with my ...

Can’t Approach My Wife for Sex

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, December 15th, 2014
I have been living with my beloved woman for over 7 years now. We got married over a year ago. But for the past 6 years we hardly have any sex. It has been irregular and very infrequent. My wife says she needs me to be ...

Passion or Comfort … What Is Important?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, December 15th, 2014
From India: I am currently going through a lot of confusion. I became close friends with a girl (Let's call her G) with whom I shared a deep emotional and intellectual connection even though there was no physical attraction initially. However our emotional intimacy led ...

I Cannot Be in a Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, December 13th, 2014
From the UK: I found that I cannot be in any relationship even though I would love to have one. I have never been in any relationship because I always end up any form of relationship after 2 weeks. I often feel lonely and when ...

I Am in Love With My Best Friend Who Is also a Woman

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
From the U.S.: I have told a friend before that I had feels for them and our friendship ended. I don't know what to do. I can't keep going on like this, but I am terrified of telling her how I feel. I have no ...