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Giving Up Fast-Food Sex

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Giving Up Fast-Food Sex

We think fast food is equivalent to pornography, nutritionally speaking.  ~Steve Elber

As a culture, our diet often suffers from the overwhelming demands of schedule and time constraints; we pick up food on the run and call it a meal. Even when we take the time to prepare a meal at home, we often eat it in front of a screen, eating quickly and mindlessly. Taking the time to taste our food is a luxury many of us don’t know we are missing. We leap to the main course, over eating but never really filling up.

In many ways our sexual drive sadly gets the same treatment. We take the sensuous part of our humanity for granted, forgetting the power that scent has in waking up our memory, sexuality  and emotions. It is well documented that people who become anosmic, suffer not only a significant drop in their ability to taste, but to emote. Thus, sexual drive plummets.

Learning to pay attention to scent and the associated tastes is a form of building a sensory vocabulary. Taking the time to savor our senses makes life rich. Nowhere is that more true than in our intimate lives. Thinking about your sex life like a gourmet meal both takes the pressure off of any preconceived ideas of the main event and opens a gateway to the wonders of what it means to be a sexual being.

Last weekend when I was visiting with hundreds of naturopathic physicians at their annual conference, the analogy of a gourmet meal occurred to me when I was explaining why Good Clean Love is not just a lubricant company. The best lubricant in the world is a penetration aid, and contrary to the millions of dollars of KY advertising that “a little lube is all you need,” a satisfying intimate encounter takes more than a squirt of lube.

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Wendy Strgar

Wendy Strgar, founder and CEO of Good Clean Love, is a loveologist who writes and lectures on Making Love Sustainable, a green philosophy of relationships which teaches the importance of valuing the renewable resources of love, intimacy and family.  In her new book, Love that Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy,  she tackles the challenging issues of sustaining relationships and healthy intimacy with an authentic and disarming style and simple yet innovative adviceIt has been called "the essential guide for relationships."  The book is available on ebook.  Wendy has been married for 27 years to her husband, a psychiatrist, and lives with their four children ages 13- 22 in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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8:54AM PDT on Oct 31, 2010

That's really something I needed to hear (sorry TMI!). Mine and my husbands lives have been soo rushed that we find it hard to find that romance. We just need to slow down!

5:30PM PDT on Oct 24, 2010

Wow, I don't dare that!
It's too embarissing.

6:59AM PDT on Oct 11, 2010

I think in all aspects in life we need to slow down and smell the roses. Sometimes we forget that includes sex and intimacy. This article is a good reminder of that. Thank you!

5:31PM PDT on Oct 10, 2010

I think the people commenting are missing the point... it's saying you can't go through life completely satisfied by "quickies". It doesn't work. PERIOD. She's not saying you can only do it a certain way, she's saying in order to be fair to your partner, and, ultimately yourself, there needs to be time just for each other and sharing sexuality.

1:33AM PDT on Oct 5, 2010

nice

9:14PM PDT on Oct 3, 2010

This seems more like an ad for their company than an actual plea for "slow sex". :

3:53AM PDT on Oct 3, 2010

lol sex and food 2 favourite subjects of mine, well i've had my sex for breakfast what's for lunch :) i eat relatively healthily but am prone to junk food cravings but it seems to increase my need for sex rather than diminish my sexual appetite :) or am i just a horny devil? hope so :)

12:12AM PDT on Oct 3, 2010

Interesting

11:40PM PDT on Oct 2, 2010

thanks

10:14PM PDT on Oct 2, 2010

Thanks.

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