Sex After Sixty: A French Guide to Loving Intimacy

Marie de Hennezel is a psychologist, psychotherapist and advisor to the French Ministry of Health on palliative care matters, and is well-known in France for her ten books about issues of ageing, which have been translated into 22 languages. Sex After Sixty came from her readers’ interest in a chapter of an earlier book, The Warmth of Your Heart Prevents Your Body from Rusting. In the introduction she offers her perspective ‘as a Frenchwoman’ (the French, naturellement, being experts in amour) wishing to herald a ‘new sexual revolution for seniors.’ She also talks about striking a balance ‘between modesty and immodesty’ in this exploration; whereas frankness, you’d imagine, might be more useful in a guide to sexuality.

De Hennezel focuses her writing and research solely on the heterosexual couple, speaking about sex solely in terms of relationship and intimacy, sharing stories of couples and lovers in their late 70s and …

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The French Really Are Different When It Comes To Extra-marital Sex

French laws on privacy afford protection to everyone — presidents and CEOs as well as secretaries and football players. But the widely-accepted rules of the affair in France also mean that players should be discreet enough for affairs to remain invisible, even to close companions and partners.

However, friends will cheerfully discuss their affairs with each other — in complete confidence of course. French people perceive their social environment as tolerant and permissive, so that they can rely on tacit (or even active) support for any affairs. Three-quarters of the French believe that their close friends would favour extramarital flings and affairs: they would certainly not seek to dissuade anyone.

Within Europe, the French have possibly the most permissive views on affairs and casual flings, which are taken for granted as something that happen throughout life, if you are lucky.

Two-thirds of Frenchmen and half of French women believe that …

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French Dating Culture and Romantic Relationships

Paris is the city of love. French is the most romantic language. And French kissing … well, it’s called French for a reason. But is the French dating culture the same as its reputation? Discover how dating in France happens, and the main differences between French and American partners. And find out how you can

 

Language Barriers and Cultural Differences

If you’re interested in dating a French person, you’ll have to prepare yourself for cultural differences. These can make communication and connection a little bit more difficult, but they can also add spice to the partnership.

You also have to be prepared for a language barrier. No matter how fluent you are, your French partner will definitely improve your French knowledge. You’ll learn new words, phrases, and slang that you wouldn’t have otherwise. So dating a French person is a great way to enhance your French knowledge.

Learning a …

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How Relationships Are Different in France

In the US, we love our romance. We love our rom-coms and happily-ever-afters. The Pursuit of Happiness is written into our Declaration of Independence, and pursuit of a Happy Ending is written into our favorite fairytales. But when it comes to a real-life, no-frills relationship, are we really set up for the best success? We often move away from our families and support systems, we’re obsessed with our phone and our jobs, we constantly have to worry about health care or child care… Is this the perfect picture that our beloved rom-coms paint?

The French, in general, are turned off by perfection, as is seen in their perfectly imperfect style and beauty routines, and as is evident in their relationships. And though love is the same, no matter what genders or cultures feel it, the views and beliefs about relationships can be so varied. In the country that brought us …

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10 Things a Real Man Does When He’s in a Relationship

Some women feel a “Real Man” doesn’t exist—that he is impossible to find. Other women do not want someone like him. On the other hand, some men think they are the very definition of a “Real Man.” Other men feel there is no such thing. One thing is true, though: Those men who think they are the very definition of a “Real Man” and those who think they are not are both very often wrong.

If you want to know if you are a real man or are in a relationship with a real man, watch the actions. A real man behaves so different from the selfish frat boy types you see everywhere that you can’t fail to notice the difference. He is a gentleman—good for more than just the first few months. Importantly, a real man does things so well when he is in a relationship that you just …

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Healthy Sexual Relationships

Having a healthy sex life and relationship are important parts of your overall health and well being. The majority of adults experience sexual difficulties or health problems at some point. Sexually transmitted infections (including human immunodeficiency virus or HIV) and unwanted pregnancy are the most common sexual threats to physical health. There are also a range of emotional factors which can affect your sexual health and the health of your sexual relationship.

Most societies hold expectations about when, how often and with whom individuals should have sex (e.g. heterosexual vs homosexual, and casual vs steady relationships). These expectations generally vary considerably from individuals’ sexual practices, desires and experiences, leading many to believe that what they want or do in a sexual relationship is abnormal or unhealthy.

What is a healthy sexual relationship?

According to the World Health Organisation, “sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing …

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Go Hard or Go Home with Glass Dildos

As a beginner to the sex toys, you may have different ideas and decided to buy one of the best sex toys as per your sexual desires. Attractive designs of sex toys in online store encourage all visitors to explore such toys in detail and they can enhance their sex life in different aspects. You can get in touch with experts in the sex toys soon after you have decided to keep up-to-date with the sex toys. You will get the absolute guidance and be encouraged to enhance everything related to your sexual fun all through the night.

The best glass dildo collection on online

It is the appropriate time to explore the recent collection of glass dildos available in different shapes and textures. You will be amazed about everything associated with the glass dildos because attractive and user-friendly features of these dildos. Individuals who focus on the mind-blowing advancements …

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How to use sex toys as a pro

Sex toys are considered still as a mainly female affair. Though the picture of the flesh-colored, medium-sized, vibrator, as it was normal in bedrooms for centuries, has now gone from most heads. The new image, however, is dominated by dildos and vibrators in bright pink or studded with sparkling rhinestones, but sex toys for men are still few.

In fact, manufacturers of erotic toys have long since discovered men as an interesting target group. Sure, these toys are less cute and are often available in black or silver but which toys are actually fine and why should man try them?

Anal toys: Not Only Interesting for Women and Gays

Many heterosexual men still postulate, “My ass stays virgin!” They miss an extremely attractive form of stimulation. Most men who have tried the passive anal intercourse, but are totally thrilled: The back door is interspersed with so many nerves that …

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Why Relationships Are a Much Better Deal for Men

Many men (and women) have cold feet about committing to marriage or a long-term partnership. The men worry about turning into pot-bellied suburban dads taking out the trash and cleaning vomit-stained minivan backseats. They may fear that they’ll envy their single friends and miss out on trips to Las Vegas. And then there’s the supposedly gathering data suggesting that testosterone declines after parenthood. Is marriage effectively the end of manhood?

Hold on, guys: What does the data actually say? Just the opposite!

Marriage benefits men—and more so than it does women—in numerous different ways.

Research shows that happily married men:

  • Are healthier overall.
  • Live longer—in fact, one study showed that having a partner in middle age is protective against premature death.
  • Show improved cancer outcomes.
  • Have better heart health.
  • Are less likely to engage in risky or unlawful behavior.
  • … and even have stronger bones.

Why and how is marriage

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How Sexual Rejection Really Impacts Relationships

You’re at home. You’re feeling relaxed. You’ve had a great day. And you’re in the mood to make love. You turn on some music and pour two glasses of wine. Your partner comes home and you think, “Let’s get it on.” You give your partner a kiss and suggest going to the bedroom. But he or she pulls away. You quickly notice your partner is cranky; they tell you they had a long day and are exhausted—far too tired to even think about having sex. But thanks for the drink!

Most women I talk to would describe feeling a bit (and sometimes very) hurt if they were the sexual initiator in this scenario. But we tend to think that sexual rejection doesn’t hurt men as much. This is based, at least in part, on two assumptions: The first is related to Masculinity Theory1,2, which proposes that men desire sex for …

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