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Keeping Sex Alive in Lesbian Relationships

Keeping Sex Alive in Lesbian Relationships

Dear Dr. Glenda: My partner and I are arguing a lot about our sex life. We don’t really have one, except maybe a couple times in the past year. She thinks we should work on this, but when I talk to my friends they aren’t having much sex either. Sex has never been that big […]

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01 Oct Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off

The Lesbian ‘Gay Girl’ Love Tour

The Lesbian ‘Gay Girl’ Love Tour

I don’t know a single lesbian who hasn’t described someone they dated as crazy. Perhaps she was or perhaps she wasn’t but something about dating in the lesbian community always brings up that term. As someone who is committed to helping women take the crazy out of dating, I always ask lesbians to take a […]

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01 Oct Posted by in • Dr. Lauren Costine | Comments Off

Why Lesbians are at Risk for Substance Abuse

Why Lesbians are at Risk for Substance Abuse

In my private practice, I often work with lesbians who have or still struggle with substance abuse. Some are newly sober, some have a hard time staying sober and many have been sober for a long time. Regrettably, lesbians are at greater risk for substance abuse issues and other addictive disorders than the general population […]

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The Conundrum of the ‘Femme’ Lesbian

The Conundrum of the ‘Femme’ Lesbian

Since I came out as a lesbian twenty-five years ago I have had a plethora of statements and questions about me that no one ever would have stated when they assumed I was straight. In the beginning, I got the proverbial, “I never would have guessed you were a lesbian” and the “Gee, you don’t […]

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Let’s Talk about Sex and Orgasms

Let’s Talk about Sex and Orgasms

One morning in my office a woman told me her biggest fear about beginning to date again was about sex; specifically, how to deal with the fact that orgasm had been so difficult with her last partner, and she just didn’t want to go through that again. That afternoon, another woman told me that she’d […]

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22 Oct Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off

Shedding Couture

Shedding Couture

Females go through life shedding our clothes, ecdysiasts or not.  We add and subtract clothes usually based on the vagaries of the male-dominated design industry, which set the standards for the images we absorb through television and films.  These ‘ideals’ are then indiscriminately reinforced by our family and friends.  And that is not to mention […]

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17 Jul Posted by in • Dr. Glenda Corwin | Comments Off

Why You Need To Love Someone

Why You Need To Love Someone

When I first heard Elton John sing “You Gotta Love Someone” I remembered an incident of TMM (Temporary Moment of Maturity).  I’d been worrying about whether someone I cared for deeply reciprocated my feelings.  Then I realized that what really mattered the most, what would last forever with me, was that I’d let myself love […]

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12 Mar Posted by in • Rachel Wahba | 5 comments

Exquisitely Sweet Iraqi Haroset for Passover

Exquisitely Sweet Iraqi Haroset for Passover

Look in any good Middle Eastern or Arabic grocery store and they will have a jar of what we Iraqis call silan (“see-lan”), a syrup, made from dates. Iraqi dates deliver the thickest syrup.  When you mix finely ground walnuts with the silan (usually at around a 4:1 ratio of silan to dates) to thicken […]

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03 Mar Posted by in • Guest Writers | 1 comment

Lesbian Short Film: The Morning After

Lesbian Short Film: The Morning After

From the mind of writer and director Katie Shannon, comes a drama that allows us to spend 10 minutes as a fly on the wall during the darkest part of any relationship. In The Morning After, Sam (Amy DePaola) and Lauren (Allison Faythe) are forced to address the infidelity and resentment that they have been […]

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The Problem with Pursuing

The Problem with Pursuing

“Never pursue a distancer.” This was the maxim I learned in grad school couples’ therapy classes. It seemed like a no-brainer at the time. How could anyone keep going after someone who doesn’t want you? I would have more self-respect! Until I really fell in love with a lovely woman who was less in love […]

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