ON LOVING AND BEING LOVED

ON LOVING AND BEING LOVED
As a long-time practicing psychologist, author and human sexuality expert, but mostly as a woman old enough to have interacted during many life and loving stages and who has been privileged to have had significant life experiences, I have come to believe that sex and love are indefinable. They remain different at different stages and within the scope of different values and cultures. That is one reason why it is a subject poets are drawn to explain in metaphysical ways. Young love and sex do not ... Read More

WOMEN WHO LOVE: CARE GIVING: MY PERSONAL CONCERNS.

WOMEN WHO LOVE: CARE GIVING: MY PERSONAL CONCERNS.
Women who love... Today’s medical advances have increased our longevity. However, with added years, most of us get some illness or another. Of course illness can happen at any life-stage, but the chances of something happening that will land one in a hospital increases with age. The main motivating factor for my own move from my beloved metropolitan environment to a smaller town was to be with my husband “in case” something happened to either of us. I did not want to have to make a decision ... Read More

Vibrators: Get Your Buzz On

Vibrators: Get Your Buzz On
QUESTION: I've been secretly using a vibrator for years, usually when my husband is out of town, or at least out of the bedroom. Lately, I've been longing to include the vibrator in our lovemaking, but I don’t want him to think less of me. How can I bring this up? —Rita, 72 Why would your husband think less of you for enjoying a vibrator? Maybe he would like to use it, too. (Maybe he already does!) Did you know that nearly half of men and 53 percent of woman say they use vibrators, according ... Read More

WOMEN LIKE SEX

WOMEN LIKE SEX
Women like sex! This seems to be an emerging surprise in the scientific community. Of course, outside of sterile labs, alive feeling people have known this forever. However, the fact that there is a scientific and literary sea change afoot is a vital and important shift towards new thinking. Several new credible books have been written on the subject, which are confirming for science what most human beings already know. But, since we live in a society where little is considered valid without the ... Read More

A Daughter Lost

A Daughter Lost
As in all families, at times there are always losses that occur for one reason or another. At 52, one of my adopted daughters has left her family ties. As with a kaleidoscope I understand and try to forgive But, my very human anger and pain remain. The details of how this came about aren't important. Her personal story line is one she holds dear and at least at this point there is no opening for discussion. She has hurt many and may not even be aware of all the damage done and all she, as well ... Read More

GOOD FOODS ARE GOOD FRIENDS: BUT ODD ONES.

GOOD FOODS ARE GOOD FRIENDS: BUT ODD ONES.
For anyone old enough to remember Woody Allen’s 1973 Sleeper a futuristic science fiction comedy film, written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman, there’s a side splitting scene where as owner of a health food store all that is sold are items such as heavily marbled steak, booze, cigarette’s and just about everything we now consider bad for us. Well, it turns out in this upside down world, Woody in his usual off beat way may not have been all wrong. Turns out coffee may be one of the best ... Read More

Father’s Day 2013

Father’s Day 2013
Ages ago Father's Day evoked memories of my own dad now long gone. Now, with added years,the day has shifted to waiting to hear from our children wondering which one will remember to call, email or text. Relief and joy are evident after the first connection. Actually, it's my husband, the more sentimental between us, who awakens wondering which of the kids he will hear from first. He was an involved father who still holds family values etched in his heart. Though he says little about waiting, the ... Read More

The Georgetowner

The Georgetowner
Click the image below and see all of Dr. Dorree Lynn's articles posted on The Georgetowner Online Media Group. The Georgetowner Online Media Group Dr. Dorree has contributed content to The Georgetowner off-and-on for over 15 years. Her column was called Between The Sheets where in a town known for politics, she wrote about sex. ... Read More

AGE AND REFRAMING SEX

AGE AND REFRAMING SEX
Sex has always been anxiety-provoking for Americans at any age. With added years the notion is often so scary, we freeze and don’t even try. Why quit? Sex has no expiration date. When we were younger, sex was also often associated with the “F words” –- FAST, FURIOUS and FRENETIC. With age, when it comes to satisfying sexual experiences, I suggest three far more effective adjectives to keep in mind – FUN, SLOW and INTIMATE. We have to literally stop looking for the magic pill to make ... Read More

AFRAID TO DATE?

AFRAID TO DATE?
SOMEONE IS LOOKING FOR YOU Americans are facing a number of very common, yet rarely talked about challenges in the bedroom—from low libido, waning hormones, atrophied vaginas, dry vaginas, and physical limitations to desires dumped in doldrums, forgotten fantasies, and performance anxiety. If we are in long term relationships, communication, both in and out of the bedroom has died. And as 52% of women are now single, what do they do? In addition to all the questions about how to date at this age, ... Read More