Ho Ho Ho….. Oh, the holiday season. It’s good spending time with family and friends but all of the festivities and wonderful food can make healthy eating a challenge. We tend to put on half of our annual weight gain between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. In fact, the average American typically gains between one and five pounds during these months. Though it’s only a few pounds, if it happens year after year, it can add up. The holidays are a time for spending much needed fellowship with our friends and family and It often happens that when hosting a holiday get together that you spend more time getting the feast on the table and cleaning up than actually spending with your loved ones. Isn’t this the whole reason you hosted Christmas anyway, right?
Meaningful sexuality in a sexually immature culture is becoming increasingly harder and harder to achieve. Promoting intimacy and other-centered sexuality can be difficult when navigating the communication barriers between men and women. Men and women have different communications styles and attitudes. The result is often that neither partner tells the other their true feelings. Then they complain because they don't know, and expect the other to understand what they did not say. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen this very thing in my practice. Trying to explain to couples that communication is one of the most important things that they can work on often falls on deaf ears.
Let’s face it, sexual matters in general are often an awkward topic for intimate partners to discuss. But sexual matters related to a man’s performance in bed are among the most challenging to bring into the open. Premature ejaculation (PE) is the most common sexual complaint among men, negatively impacting many relationships, and yet it is rarely discussed between sexual partners OR between medical professionals and their patients.
In this frank article, Shelley Imholte, a licensed counselor and doctoral candidate in Clinical Human Sexuality, talks to us about this difficult subject.