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Ruth Westheimer

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  • It's never too late to overcome the past

    It's never too late to overcome the past
    Q: Throughout my childhood, I had a growth problem. I was always two to three years behind everyone else in development. When I was 7, I looked like I was 5. When I was 14, I looked like I was 11, etc. Because I was the smallest boy (smallest child,...
  • TheaterWorks' New Play Examines the Life of Dr. Ruth

    TheaterWorks' New Play Examines the Life of Dr. Ruth
    If you grew up in the '70s and '80s, you remember Dr. Ruth Westheimer: the fast-talking, ever-smiling, diminutive sex therapist with the heavy accent, whose frank shop-talk about what goes on under the covers satisfied scores of television viewers....
  • Good relationships adapt to honest conversations

    Good relationships adapt to honest conversations
    Q: I have been in a serious relationship with my boyfriend for about five months. We were sexually active. He would hold me in bed at night. Our sex was so good, and he would whisper dirty things in my ear while having intercourse with me. At first I...
  • Might his health issues be affecting their sex life?

    Might his health issues be affecting their sex life?
    Q: I just left a marriage of eight years of obligatory, unwanted sex (that resulted in our third child). We slept together once a month for about seven of those years, and it had gotten to the point that I was so turned off by him that I had dismissed sex...
  • How can parents and kids find a way to discuss sex?

    How can parents and kids find a way to discuss sex?
    Q: I am in a class (speech communication) of 27 students ranging from 19 to 34 who say that they have never been able to speak to their parents about sex without their parents getting uptight. The students learned about sex either in high school or...
  • Wife likes to get physical, just not in the bedroom

    Wife likes to get physical, just not in the bedroom
    Q: I am 45, and my wife is 36. We have been married for 13 years. Sex used to be good, but after two kids, it happened less and less often, until it stopped completely. She is obsessed with sports, does boot camp almost daily, and is very attractive and...
  • Why aren't her orgasms like ones in the movies?

     Why aren't her orgasms like ones in the movies?
    Q: I'm not sure if I am having real orgasms. When I use a vibrator, I feel more of a pulsating effect, and it is stronger and more pleasurable, but with my husband it is very weak but can be satisfying. I hear women talk about their experiences, and...
  • Spurring a Conversation About Faith at Hartford Stage

    Spurring a Conversation About Faith at Hartford Stage
    The new Hartford Stage show Breath & Imagination is living up to its name by breathing fresh air into the music-theater genre and adding imaginative touches to everything from the casting to the post-show discussions. The show is a biography of...
  • Wife wants to leave marriage but can't make the break

    Wife wants to leave marriage but can't make the break
    Q: I am in my mid-30s. My husband and I have been married for six years, and we have two children under 4. We are each other's first boyfriend and girlfriend. We dated for six years before we decided to marry. I thought I loved him, but after 12 years,...
  • Why would her desire go from torrid to tame?

    Why would her desire go from torrid to tame?
    Q: I love my boyfriend, and I want to spend the rest of my life with him, but our sex situation might be ruining our relationship. When we started dating three years ago, we enjoyed sex quite a bit. After a year it slowed down. Now we have sex only...
  • He's responsive to her needs except when it comes to sex

    He's responsive to her needs except when it comes to sex
    Q: I am 22 years old and have been dating my boyfriend for about five months. He is 21, and I do not think he has very much experience (or he has been with younger girls who do not know what they are doing). I have tried to tell him that foreplay is...
  • Intercourse not best way to bring woman to orgasm

    Intercourse not best way to bring woman to orgasm
    Q: My husband and I just got married in July, and our sex was great before the wedding. Before we got married, I realized that the only way for me to have an orgasm is to get on top. But now that we are married, when I try it, it doesn't work. Sometimes...