Relationships come and go but friends last forever, right? Not quite, says sexologist Dr Nikki Goldstein. Now that 2017 is well and truly in full swing, we want to help you keep those resolutions and good intentions on track for a happy and healthy year. That’s why myBody+Soul has created #HitRefresh, a five-week expert lead content series that will help you refresh everything from your diet and exercise regime to your beauty skills and sex life. Don’t miss the daily tips and trick that’ll ensure 2017 is your best year yet. Just like we are able to see some romances with an end date, we should also view friendships this way. It’s only natural and there is no shame, but how and when you end a friendship will depend on the type of bond you have had. Long-time friend This can be one of the most complex relationships to end…
ON LAST night’s episode of Married At First Sight we saw one of the couples, Sharon and Nick, wrestle with an age-old relationship dilemma: Once a cheater, always a cheater? The pair had previously discussed their respective deal-breakers. For Nick, the fact that Sharon had cheated in the past was a massive issue. “That is a big thing to me. Cheating’s black and white. I just hope she has never cheated on anyone. I think: Once a cheater, always a cheater,” Nick said. Sharon tried to let Nick know that in the five years since she was unfaithful, she’s changed a lot. “That’s not who I am anymore. I’m a very loyal person. I’m a very trustworthy person. I’m very honest and genuine,” she said. “I want that in my partner as well because I know how sh*tty it is to be that person that does the wrong thing and…
Dr Nikki Goldstein is a sexologist with a desire to educate Australians on sex, love and relationships. She advocates letting go of the idea that there is such a thing as normal when it comes to adult sexuality. “[Sex] really is that one subject that everyone’s ears prick up when they hear it,” Dr Goldstein told Melanie Tait on 936 ABC Hobart. “They have a question about it, they have a curiosity about something, yet at the same time we’re so scared of it.” Dr Goldstein said this fear of talking about sex meant people often did not know if what they felt, desired or experienced was unusual. “Most of the questions come down to: ‘Am I normal?’ “The problem is there really isn’t such a thing as normal. “When we try to fit into what I call the should-do curse — how we should have sex, how we should…
A: This is one of those questions that we might never have an answer to. Many experts have tried to argue which is natural to the human race, with the arguments staying strong on both sides and still no winner. But there is a simple answer to this. It’s not if monogamy or non monogamy is necessarily natural in general but whether it is natural to you. Sometimes people use it as an excuse. If it were not natural for humans to be monogamous to each other than it would explain infidelity and those who have open relationships. But is it because it’s natural or not or because it’s what you want? I believe when it comes to this, we have a choice. We all have urges. I have an urge to each chocolate all the time but it doesn’t mean I’m going too or that it’s good for me….