"Gratitude is a twofold love -- love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest." ...Henry van Dyke, late 19th-early 20th century American author and educator
The holidays are upon us, and whatever you celebrate, you’re likely to be inundated with food, drink, shopping and stress. Our body image can take a big hit when we get on the scales in January to discover that special holiday gift of yet another few pounds. Many of us just don’t feel sexy when we’re dragging around some extra weight. Women might avoid helpful p-v positions because they worry their stomachs might look fat or their breasts saggy. Men’s confidence might diminish at discovering their penises look smaller when hidden under a bit of a belly. Let’s recognize that we’re sexy beings regardless of our looks; and most of us will feel even sexier by maintaining our bodies in good health.
On a happy note, here are a few holiday ideas not just for surviving, but thriving · Holiday Parties: A friend of mine suggests that you remember not to act like a complete ass when you bump into an ex or that you overcome your innate shyness and talk to that special someone you’ve been wanting to get to know better (what a great holiday gift to yourself!).
· When you’re feeling stressed: Breathe. Smile. Have an orgasm.
· Express yourself! Don't be shy about telling that special someone (or someones) just how thankful you are that they're in your life.
· And for those of you who have aaaaaall your issues handled, here’s a reminder to play safe and play smart.
This T-Day, I’m particularly thankful for - My incredibly brave community college students, who continue to amaze me with their willingness to learn and grow.
- My family and friends, for putting up with a know-it-all sexologist.
- And finally, Maestro Jim and #9 for all their inspiration and help with producing this blog.
As always, the doctor is in for your questions and comments.