Culture, Conversations, Relationships and Living
Bridgerton and Sex Ed
Putting aside Regé-Jean Page’s physical appearance, a standout of the hit series Bridgerton by producer Shonda Rhimes, is the complete and utter lack of sexual education in 19th century England.
Where once we were both crew of the same ship, suddenly we’re the captains of our own sailboats. Even a small change in direction can send two people, once inseparable, thousands of kilometres apart.
We have come a long way since the days of gender inequality and corsets. There’s no denying we still have a long way to go on each of these fronts and many more. Yet, millions of us around the globe consistently and repeatedly gather around to watch an aesthetic, glamorised view of our human past.
It’s intimacy week in Married at First Sight. That means – downright awkwardness. Intimacy week is undoubtedly the worst week of the show, but it doesn’t have to be. Nor should it be.
It’s not just our close relationships that have changed, we are also having significantly less micro-interactions, the type we usually take for granted.
Creating a life that you love means something different to each and every couple. For Shanya and her husband Andy, a life in Toowoomba nestled amongst an abundance of trees is their happiness.
How often do our first times play out like those in Bridgerton?
After eight years together, Dan and Christina have shared their twenties within a partnership creating ties well into their future.
Languages shape the way we think. Languages are also arbitrary and culturally produced.
A high-quality set of 100% French flax linen bedding will serve you well for years of use with proper care.
Art invites intimacy into our lives. We have long used art to express our ideas, emotions and imagination.
The intimacy cues are an invitation to think deeper about ourselves and the way we interact with others.
Intimacy is a subjective experience, its definition is simply feelings of closeness, connectedness and bondedness with others.
The simple answer to this question is a biological one – we have sex* to ensure the continuation of our species.
Intimacy is hard. Opening up, being vulnerable, expressing ourselves, these are all essential parts of fostering intimacy.
It’s an interesting time to be a human, and certainly, a good one to be a pet.
Think about your favourite physical space. What makes it your favourite? Compare it to your least favourite space.
Of the many ways we humans relate to each other, one of the most approachable is intellectual intimacy.
If you find yourself seeking out a sad movie when you want to feel sad, then you may know, at least subconsciously, that emotions can be contagious.
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