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Dr. Jess on Sex: Relationship resolutions

If your goals for 2018 relate to diet, exercise, sleep, overall health, finances or time management, working on your relationship might be just what the doctor ordered. Research reveals that a happy relationship is positively correlated with better sleep, improved diet, greater income, lower stress levels and other positive health outcomes.
January 04, 2018

Dr. Jess on Sex: Explaining your vulnerable emotions and crafting loving responses are the keys

Intimacy arises when one person feels vulnerable and expresses that vulnerability in a constructive manner and the other person responds with love and support.
December 14, 2017

Dr. Jess on Sex: How writing your partner’s dating profile can be a rewarding experience

Each participant (and even the two Czech translators) struggled to contain their tears as they read the article and made a list of their partner’s best qualities. When they were done, they reported feeling more present, grateful, in love and intimate with their partners.
November 16, 2017

Dr. Jess on Sex: Tech can help couples keep the spark alive

Toronto couple Alex and Dee insist that technology is the glue that keeps their relationship hot. They use an app to schedule dates/sex (In the Mood), another to expand their sexual horizons (iKamasutra) and even one to control their sex toys (We-Connect).
October 17, 2017

How to have a happy relationship

September 15, 2017

Dr. Jess: How your four-legged friend can be hurting or helping your relationship

Some couples, like my husband and me, view dog ownership as a relationship enhancer. While I’m travelling for work, Lido, our Pomeranian, keeps Brandon company, and we see our love for her as yet another shared passion that enhances our bond.
August 08, 2017

Dr. Jess on Sex: Why happy couples fight

Happy couples fight. Sometimes they even go to bed angry. Research suggests that fighting is a normal part of healthy relationships. By engaging in conflict with truthful outbursts, you relieve relationship tension, assuage frustrations and foster a deeper bond by communicating your needs, boundaries and expectations.
July 11, 2017

Dr. Jess on Sex: Sexy summer outings

June 14, 2017

Dr. Jess on Sex: Think of sex as food

A good meal sets off similar chemical reactions as a romp between the sheets
May 29, 2017

Dr. Jess on Sex: Torontonians put a spring in their step with al fresco liaisons

According to a national survey’s data, over half of Canadians have had sex in the great outdoors, and 62 per cent fantasize about doing the deed in public.
April 25, 2017

Dr. Jess on Sex: Toronto researcher tackles the “Are you getting enough?” question

Studies suggest that couples who have sex more frequently are happier, but Amy Muise (PhD), now an assistant professor at York University, and her team found that this associated happiness maxes out at once per week. Muise explains that weekly sex seems to be enough to maintain the connection, and the happiness boost is really about prioritizing intimacy and sex — not about keeping score.
March 23, 2017

Dr. Jess on Sex: Straight from the heart this Valentine’s Day

Drop the clichéd plans and try a new way to celebrate love, and then do it all year long.
February 14, 2017

University of Toronto researchers say your attitude toward sex is the key to happiness

Researchers at the University of Toronto believe they’ve uncovered the key to a lasting, happy relationship: it’s all about your attitude toward sex.
January 20, 2017

Dr. Jess on Sex: Five relationship-killing conversations that couples need to manage

To keep the passion alive, talk about your big dreams, greatest fears, philosophical quandaries and topics that get you all fired up. And make an attempt to limit the conversations that have the potential to cause more harm than good. Here’s a run down.
November 08, 2016

Dr. Jess on Sex: One Toronto couple who have “affair-proofed” their marriage

We put on blinders in our own relationships because we want to see our partners as better than average. Samantha acknowledges that this played a role in her experience with Rick.
October 20, 2016

Dr. Jess on Sex: How one T.O. couple chose to reconnect and fill the void when their kids left for college

For some couples, this can be a difficult transition, as breaking old habits — like using child rearing as an excuse to neglect your intimate relationship — can be a challenge. Some couples buy into the popular belief that depression, loneliness and marital strife are inevitable side effects of empty nest syndrome, but new research suggests that these outcomes have been overstated.
September 06, 2016

Dr. Jess on Sex: Reignite the spark this summer at some of Toronto’s cosiest spots

The city is on fire, and August is the perfect time to explore the romance, excitement and sensuality of our urban landscape.
August 16, 2016

Dr. Jess on Sex: How to feel good naked on National Nude Day

Body image isn’t about your height, weight or body mass index (BMI). Body image refers to how you feel about your body, and a recent Chapman University study found that the way you feel about your appearance is essential to life satisfaction.
July 14, 2016

Dr. Jess on Sex: Fifty years of free love

If history repeats itself, the world of sex is on a 50-year loop with trends from the 1960s reemerging as contemporary approaches to free love, birth control, adult novelties, marriage and pubic hair.
June 07, 2016

Dr. Jess on Sex: How one Toronto couple’s perfect marriage was threatened by technology

Local couple thought their marriage was perfect, until the topic of technology arose.
May 24, 2016