Dating and Relationships

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Scarcity and Abundance Around Sex

I’m in a long distance, open relationship. That can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. My blog is probably due for an update anyways, as I’m always evolving and understanding myself, my needs and my desires better. How I would currently describe my relationship with P: ...

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Guest Post: How do you Stay Hard During Sex?

The following is a guest post from my boyfriend, P.  As a sex and relationship geek, I was so happy when he shared this with me and that he was a yes to letting me share it here on my blog.  So introducing P and his first direct contribution to ...

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Asking for What I Want – Michelle 3.1

Michelle 3.1… yeah, that’s a thing.  The latest update to my software:  Asking for What I Want. About a month ago I was on a training call for my work as a Cuddlist and we were discussing why sometimes our male clients think it acceptable to ask for sex when ...

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The Cost and Risk of a LDR

Long distance relationship… living apart together… whatever you want to call it… my love lives across the country.  I get to play house with him for a week to 10 days every 4-6 weeks and it’s lovely. Our love is like nothing I’ve ever experienced.  Our sexual connection is spot ...

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Coming to Terms with what Monogamy Isn’t

I’ve been saying for the more than 2 years since my divorce, and maybe more like 2 decades, “I’m not very good at monogamy.” I was married for 18 years. I cheated physically during a chunk of my mid 20s and I cheated emotionally continuously. Or at least that is ...

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Updated Personal Relationship Check-in

I like lists. I also like putting out to the universe what I want. So… I want to do a personal check in of what I’m wanting out of my primary relationship, not just pointing at the one I am in, because he may not meet all these points… but ...

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An Update is Available and Ready to Install

An Update to Michelle 2.0 is available and ready to install… I’m pretty certain that I’m approaching Michelle 3.0, if I haven’t already.  I guess that will be determined in the rear view mirror. I’ve had this blog for about a year and a half, maybe a tad longer.  I’ve ...

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The First Five Weeks in an LDR

At the time I’m writing this it’s my 5th day home from my first trip to see my love since he moved to California.  That means I have just over 5 weeks until I see him again.  I see a pattern of 5s.  Wonder what THAT means?!  😉 I could ...

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A Letter to My Love

To my Love and those watching around us, As a woman of official cougar status, I wasn’t looking for the relationship escalator when I started dating younger men. (The relationship escalator is the social expectation that if a relationship is serious it should follow the standard path of moving in ...

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Does it Still Have an Expiration Date?

“I’d follow you anywhere… if it was a different time.” Remember the relationship with the expiration date? The job search has the potential to take him anywhere in this country and even a few Canadian possibilities. We are getting down the the final weeks. He has the first offer. Decisions ...

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