Trina Read is the founder of VivaXO.com and Eat Drink Love and CBC radio Relationship Expert. She is a leading relationship and sexual health expert and educator; and is a best selling author, media expert, syndicated blogger, international speaker, magazine columnist, and spokeswoman. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
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Good sex is all about preparation and the little things that make a big difference. Yet in the world of sex etiquette, how do you tell someone they have bad breath? Plus tips on how to prevent halitosis.
Is it true that some women experience an orgasmic birth? Plus see how the medicalized birthing process makes it less enjoyable, even sensual, for too many pregnant women.
Many women are plagued with a low female sexual desire. Luckily, here are five easy ways to for her to feel sexually satisfied and also ways she can spice up her sex life.
Too many women believe there is something sexually wrong with her because she isn't able to have an orgasm during intercourse. Or she can't have a G-spot orgasm. How did all of this "I'm not having the 'right' orgasm" craziness get started?
I want to bring sex toys into our bedroom but don’t know how my guy will react.
Fetishes are something many people don’t understand and therefore labeled as freaks. Yet, most kink enthusiasts are pretty normal. Plus watch video on artist who makes life size dolls for men.
When you hear on the news about online porn or cyber sex, it is automatically assumed there is something wrong with the person or relationship. Not once has it been said that cyber sex could be a healthy sexual outlet for someone in a happy, stable relationship.
Sexual addiction is, in my opinion, an easy and convenient label for a very complicated problem. As it stands there is a lack of empirical evidence and scientific agreement on whether such a condition even exists.
Surprise her with a lovely massage. It doesn't have to be an hour-long affair with candles and massage oils; a ten minute hand or foot massage will provide similar results.
While dating, you probably hung on his every word while he talked about those things that interested him. It was part of your charm and why he found you so darn attractive. Bringing that when you first met magic back to life can be as simple as taking an interest in him.
Touching is one of the easiest ways to create intimacy outside of the bedroom. It's easy, F-R-E-E, and makes us feel good.
Find out why some foods are considered aphrodisiacs and good for healthy sexual function. As well a list of five aphrodisiac foods.
Responsibility and mind-blowing sex are like oil and water...they just don't mix. Thing is, sex is an important component to a healthy relationship. So how can a hard working couple bring fun sex back into their relationship?
Getting a gift on Valentine's Day is always nice. However, it's the non-holiday days when we receive a gift that can bring those magic, filled with intimacy moments. It takes you back to those nostalgic 'newbie days' when you wrote each other love notes, and little gifts to express your love.
To celebrate sex in a long term relationship here are the top five reasons monogamy is not monotony.
Have you ever wondered why French women are so sexy and have that 'je ne sais quoi' appeal? Here's why.
How much sex is normal? Do couples have unrealistic expectations about how much sex they should have?
There isn’t a gal anywhere who wouldn’t love her guy to treat her like a queen and create a lavish day just for her. By taking care of her it translates to appreciation for all of her hard work.
Too many of us are stressed out to feel sexy or sexual? Zap stress with soothing one-on-one time. With everyone under so much stress these days, it’s important to take a step back and look for ways to make a relaxing space for you and your partner.
How do I love thee...let me count the ways. Here is a no fail romantic gesture any guy can easily do to be a super stud.
Is a routine rut weighing your relationship down? There's no better way to breath new life into a stale relationship than an unexpected bit of fun.
Here's what a couple can do to get their sex life back after a big life change—like having a baby or relocating to a different city.
Does your relationship need a little sexy pick me up? Try sexy sleuthing.
The better your communication, the better your sex will be. Here are five simple ideas to get the communication started with your mate.
When we partner up with someone we think that love is all encompassing. However, how a person expresses their love is unique...and sometimes confusing to the receiving partner.
Every relationship not only deserves a little TLC, it's absolutely needed to stay connected over the long term. Creating a spa date is a fun way to keep intimacy alive.
Flirting is window shopping for those in a committed relationship. In fact, innocent flirting can add an immense amount of zest to your intimacy and sex life. Here's how to bring flirting into your relationship.
Talking dirty during sex can be a lot of fun and what most people need to get good at it is practice. So it’s usually the lack of practice that makes people nervous and embarrassed.
My new boyfriend doesn’t like to give oral sex. I’m not satisfied without it but I don’t want to pressure him to do something he doesn’t want. How do I handle this?
We all need a good laugh and a little bit of fun in our routine-rut lives. Here's an easy way to add some zip to a regular evening that will bring a smile to your lips for months to come.
In the Victorian Era women would go to their doctor and get a 'genital massage'. The doctors would get these women off to a point of orgasm to help with her 'hysteria'.
There are many of us who are (closeted) exhibitionists. That is the average Jane or Joe gets turned-on while 'exhibiting' themselves in front of a crowd or camera. Why not create your own sexy photo album?
When was the last time you bought a sexy pair of underwear? Whether actually going to a store or doing it online make your sexy lingerie shopping trip that much more fun by having your partner tag along and help you pick something out.
A touch can say a thousand words. A touching gesture or heartfelt comment only takes seconds and yet can go a long way to keeping a couple close.
You've probably heard that our brain is our biggest sex organ. Sexual desire--the thoughts you have about sex before, during and after--can have a profound impact on the quality (and perhaps quantity) of your sexual experience.
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Want to start your day thinking it's the best morning ever? Here's a few suggestions.
There are many theories on how, when and where swinging originated. Can swinging help a marriage? Find out where it all started, as well get a sneak peak into a lifestyle swinging couples retreat.
Almost every busy couple wishes they could add some romantic zip into their love life. Problem is, it can be difficult to discuss new ideas with our partner. Here's an easy solution.
Forget the same-old date night. Your new mantra needs to be: "Let's try something new." It's important to make your date nights memorable and do different things. Yes, it does take a little extra planning and it will always be worth the effort.
I'm wondering about the intensity of my orgasms. They have been very intense for 15 years but recently I'm doing full sit ups and violently slamming my upper body back onto the bed repeatedly. Is this normal?
Doing a sexy striptease for your partner is empowering for you and makes them feel incredibly special. Watch this video to learn a basic routine you can do in the comfort of your living room.
Today we see more monogamous couples want to try open relationships. Is monogamy on the decline? Here's how you can talk to your partner about opening up your sexual relationship.
In this video Dr. Trina answers the question, "I've never had a vaginal orgasm during intercourse. Is there something wrong with me that I can't orgasm?
One partner having a higher sex drive than the other is a common couple conundrum People assume mismatch libidos is an issue of low libido when in fact it probably has nothing to do with libido. Rather all the outside forces of our day-to-day lives.
In this video Dr. Trina talks about the top seven reasons why so many women lack a sex drive and, more importantly, what a couple can do.
In this video Dr. Trina Read answers, "What are the easiest sex positions for an inexperienced couple in their 30s can start with? Any other tips or tricks?"
Online pornography, chat rooms and hooking up are here to stay. As such couples need to understand when virtual sex constitutes cheating. Or if someone is having more sex online than off line, is that unhealthy? In this video Dr. Trina Read answers, "My husband goes onto My Space and 'hooks-up' with other players. Isn't this considered cheating?"
Is there a time in a woman's life where she hits her sexual stride and wants a lot of sex? In this video Dr. Trina discusses whether or not women reach their sexual peak mid-30s. Her answer might surprise you.
A reader asks: "I've recently had a miscarriage. We want to start trying again to have another baby, but I'm really scared. What should we do?" In this video Dr. Trina discusses how to move forward and make the sexual experience good for you and your partner.
Men experience the same ebbs and flows to their sexual desire as women. Unfortunately, stereotypically men believe their sexual prowess is the indicator of their manhood--which makes it all that more devastating if he does lose his sexual desire.
In this video Dr. Trina talks about what to do if his sex drive has taken a nose dive and he "no longer feels like sex.