Are We Replacing the 'Ro' With the 'Bro'?

Uncategorized Oct 17, 2017

A study suggests that young heterosexual men are happier with their friendships than they are with their romantic relationships. Jess joined Jeff on The Morning Show to dissect the study findings. Check out the video and summary notes below.

1. Are bromances really replacing romances?

Of course not. Men have been friends with other men (regardless of sexual orientation) since the beginning of human existence and they still seek out romantic relationships.

2. What did this study find? 

  • It was a small-scale study of 30 undergraduate heterosexual males.
  • They found that the men in the study felt less judged by their close male friends than by their girlfriends and that it was easier for them to overcome conflicts and express their emotions in their bromances than in their romances.

3. Does this mean that men like their friends better than they like their partners? Or that they might as well forgo romantic relationships with women?

  • In some cases, they may have...
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How Would You Deal with Sexual Harassment in Your Workplace?

Uncategorized Oct 12, 2017

Jess finally made it back to Canada yesterday and this morning she joined Jeff on The Morning Show to discuss sexual harassment in light of the Harvey Weinstein case.

Watch the video and read through the brief notes below.

How common is sexual harassment?

  • More than one quarter 28% have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

What is the gender divide?

  • The numbers are higher for women, but men are affected too: 43% and 12%.
  • One-quarter of those who are harassed say that management was unresponsive or dismissive of the issue.

What is it really about?

  • Power, entitlement and a deficit of empathy.
  • Effects: emotional for individual and witnesses; organizational (toxic workplace, decline in productivity etc.)

Donna Karan says they’re asking for it.

  • By the way we dress we’re "asking for trouble"? So the dresses she designs — are they harassment-proof? Or are her dresses also equipping us to “ask for it”? This is absurd. I understand that she has...
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Men Share Their Biggest Sexual Turn-Offs

Uncategorized Oct 12, 2017

Think your shiny red lipstick and cutesy bedroom voice are your secret weapons to take him over the edge and keep him coming back for more? You may just want to think again. While each man’s turn-ons and turn-offs are unique, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common complaints we hear from men with regard to what leaves them feeling as though they’ve just taken an icy cold shower...shrinkage and all.

Poor Hygiene

Apparently weekly showers and brushing your teeth every second day just won’t cut it for the discerning men of the twenty-first century. Bad hygiene tops the list of sexual turn-offs with men complaining of bad breath, spiky stubble, and day-old cigarette smoke odour.

You don’t have to shave it all off or scrub your skin until it glistens (ouch!), but it is good practice to pay some attention to your hygiene and grooming habits once you’re in a long-term relationship. Think back to your early dates and the effort you put into...

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Do You Have Sexpectations Around Family Members?

Uncategorized Oct 05, 2017

Did you grow up in a family that gives passionate, long hugs every night before bedtime? Or was affection restricted to a peck on the cheek on special occasions? Do your partner’s parents give enthusiastic, sloppy kisses or do they seem to avoid physical contact altogether? Whatever your upbringing, it is likely that your expectations with regard to touch, affection, and sex differ from those of your sweetheart.

We often talk about the challenges of blending families from different cultural and religious backgrounds, but family norms with regard to the body can also cause friction during in day-to-day interactions and family get-togethers. During the holiday season, dinner parties, gift-giving, mistletoes and visiting relatives can create tension around physical touch, sleeping arrangements, and even dinner conversation. Read through some of the more common challenges below along with some tips for graciously navigating divergent expectations.

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Kissing under the mistletoe...

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6 Surprising and Bizarre Ways Women Reach Orgasm

Uncategorized Sep 27, 2017

By now we all know that the majority of women do not have orgasms during intercourse, but some of the other ways we climax might just surprise you.

From unconventional methods to startling locations, read on to discover some of the remarkable ways women experience mind-blowing orgasms.

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Working Out

You’ve probably heard that doing your kegels can make your nether regions tingle with delight, but would you ever have guessed that abdominal crunches could have the same effect? That’s right! Reports of women reaching new heights of sexual pleasure while exercising are baffling scientists who can’t yet explain these so-called coregasms.

From crunches and push-ups to weightlifting and spinning, women are leaving the gym all worked up in more ways than one. So if you’re wondering why you feel all hot and bothered after a good core workout, rest assured that it’s not the men in unitards revving your engine.

Thinking Off

Look Ma, No hands!

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Cheating in the Digital Age

Uncategorized Sep 21, 2017

In light of Kevin Hart coming clean about his unfaithful tendencies, Jeff and Jess discussed cheating in the digital age this week on Global TV's The Morning Show. Check out Jess' expanded notes and video below.

How prevalent is cheating?

  • Studies range in data from 1% to 85%, but a review of 31 studies suggests that for married people it’s between 20%-25% and for non-married people (e.g. college students), it ranges from 33%-50%.
  • These figures likely reflect underreporting.

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Is cheating on the rise?

  • A review of data from the nationally representative US General Social Survey from 1990-2012 reveals that rates of admission have been consistent for the past 20 years despite the belief that we have more opportunities than ever.
  • Reporting rates for women, however, have increased — we’re closing the gap.

Are you more likely to get caught now because of digital technology?

  • 1/3 of partners admit to snooping — reading emails and texts; if...
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The Curious World of Paraphilia’s Ch. 1: From Autoerotic Asphyxiation to Zoophilia

Uncategorized Sep 18, 2017

Most of us at some point in our sexual lives will have experienced, what we may consider to be, an atypical sexual thought or behaviour. But does atypical necessarily mean pathological? Today most sex scientists and therapists believe that only a small portion of atypical sexuality needs to be cordoned off as pathological. In most cases, variant sexual interests are at worst harmless oddities, and at best the spice of life for a relationship. But where do we draw the line?

According to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Ed. (DSM V, i.e. the psychiatrist’s bible) sexual interests fall into two categories, those that are normal (normophilic) and those that are anomalous (paraphilic). According to the same source, paraphilias are defined as intense and persistent sexual interests outside of foreplay and genital stimulation with consenting adults. While the definition is broad enough to include hundreds of specific paraphilia’s, the DSM...

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Relationship Education for Kids

Uncategorized Sep 13, 2017

How do you approach the topic of relationships with your kids? A dad's letter to his daughters' prospective love interests went viral:

 I ain't raisin' no princesses. Posted by J. Warren Welch on Sunday, September 3, 2017

Today on Global TV's The Morning Show, Jess and Jeff sat down to discuss how parents can introduce the topics of dating and relationships to their kids. Check out the notes and video below.

1. In this example, the father is defying gender stereotypes; critics say you should be protective of your children and that young people need this protection.

  • Of course, there is a natural inclination for all parents to feel protective of their kids and that’s a great thing; but the old version of these rules (i.e. My daughter. My rules) really represented possession — not protection. Part of being protective involves equipping kids with the skills to eventually take care of themselves.
  • These rules apply regardless of gender. In this case,...
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How to Move on From Your Ex

Uncategorized Sep 08, 2017

How would you react if you found out your ex was getting married? Would you be happy for them? Or would you harbour resentment? This morning on Global TV's The Morning Show, Jess shared tips for moving on from after a breakup. Check out Jess' notes below.

1. If the thought of your ex getting married upsets you, does it mean that you’re not over them?

No. It may mean that you’re not over the relationship itself - perhaps you’re still processing some of the emotions or issues related to the breakup itself. For example, if infidelity was involved, you may be struggling with the associated insecurity and/or trust issues. If the way they broke up with you was particularly hurtful (perhaps they weren’t straightforward or used manipulation to end the relationship), you might still be hurt by the process itself. Being upset about a breakup doesn’t mean you are meant to be with that person or that they’re particularly relevant in your...

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How to Move on From Your Ex

Uncategorized Sep 08, 2017

How would you react if you found out your ex was getting married? Would you be happy for them? Or would you harbour resentment? This morning on Global TV's The Morning Show, Jess shared tips for moving on from after a breakup. Check out Jess' notes and video below.

1. If the thought of your ex getting married upsets you, does it mean that you’re not over them?

No. It may mean that you’re not over the relationship itself - perhaps you’re still processing some of the emotions or issues related to the breakup itself. For example, if infidelity was involved, you may be struggling with the associated insecurity and/or trust issues. If the way they broke up with you was particularly hurtful (perhaps they weren’t straightforward or used manipulation to end the relationship), you might still be hurt by the process itself. Being upset about a breakup doesn’t mean you are meant to be with that person or that they’re particularly relevant...

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