My Favorite Mood for Love? Selfishness. - Click the link to read the full article.
If you can’t remember the last time you made out on a hard surface because you were too aroused to wait, then it’s time you reacquaint with your sexual selfish side.
If I have to describe my hierarchy of love it goes as follows: I love myself first, followed by my love and commitment to my husband. After that comes my dedication to my children, whom I would protect with my life if need be.
- TinaMarie Bernard
It's only recently become a mantra in some psychological circles - to tell the patient to put themselves above everyone else when it comes to fulfilling healthy needs, wants, and desires. Yet, somehow or another women get shoved into the backseat and are expected to take care of everyone else's needs first, especially if they have children.
It never fails that in the two minutes of alone time a busy mom has, just as she's reaching for her favorite toy, the phone rings. Or the family pet knocks something over. Or UPS shows up with a "signature required" slip in hand. Lovely, isn't it? She tucks the toy away, sighs to herself and thinks maybe later. Or maybe, she never has the thought at all. Maybe she has suppressed her sexual desires so far down that she doesn't even have those thoughts to begin with.
This isn't the case in every relationship or life. There are, of course, a lot of sex positive people out there in the world and most of them have paired up with someone or at least had one serious relationship. We have quite the sex positive community here among us. Most of us would say that as long as it's safe, sane, and consensual that it's a-okay in their book. Right?
What about our friends and other loved ones who don't know that it's okay to address their sexual concerns and desires - where do they turn? If you were to find out that a friend's spouse or partner had no desire to help hold the fort down while she received a little bit of pleasure or encouraged her to get off by herself every once in awhile, what advice would you give to her?
How would you handle a situation where your partner, or your friend's partner, strictly forbids toys in the relationship?