May 22, 2015 |
Q: My father-in-law, who lives with us, asked me if my husband and I were having sex because he said he hadn't heard any noises coming from our bedroom. I was caught off guard and didn't answer him. Ever since, I've felt uncomfortable when my husband and I are making love in our bedroom. I feel like my father-in-law is listening at the door. He's disabled and can't afford to live on his own. I resent him being in my house all day snooping on our sex lives. How should I handle this? I want to put him out, but my husband wouldn't stand for it. Mia: Find a senior-citizen apartment that he can move into.
May 21, 2015 |
The South Jersey high school senior whose repeated attempts to take a "selfie" Monday with President Obama in Camden captured the Internet's attention has a very simple explanation for her persistence. "I had to try to get a good one for Instagram," 18-year-old Julia Cappelli said Tuesday. How else to let friends know you'd met the leader of the free world? "I knew no one would believe me, so I was, like, 'I have to get a selfie, I need proof of this,' " she said, as video and GIFs of her attempts to grab the perfect photo bounced around the Internet.
May 8, 2015 |
Q: We're newly married. My husband and I have a great sex life, but the last couple of times he complained afterward of having awful headaches. What's that about? Mia: Sex headaches aren't all that unusual. Typically, they happen after an orgasm, but they can also start in the pre-orgasmic phase. Sometimes they go away on their own. But instead of waiting for that, see a doctor to rule out a possibility of an aneurysm or hemorrhage. Meanwhile, your guy should relax a little more while you're getting busy - at least until you figure out what's what.
May 1, 2015 |
Q: I've given up on Internet dating and decided to try to date women I meet at public events, bars, parties, etc. Can you suggest any good pick-up lines? Steve: I used three lines in my bachelor days: "Don't I know you?," "What's your sign?" and "Pleasure me, lusty wench!" In 20 years of being single, none of these lines worked even once. So I'm going to have to defer to Mia on this one. Mia: Lines? Really? Just say, "Hello. " Meeting someone isn't a game or something you try to trick someone into by saying something slick.
April 24, 2015 |
Q:I've always allowed my kids' friends to stay over. That's just the way I was raised. My parents let me and my sisters have sleepovers for our birthdays. My middle daughter, who is 17, came out to us late last year. We are close, but I wasn't expecting this. Her dad and I told her we still loved her and accepted her. But here's why I'm writing. She wants her girlfriend, who's a college freshman, to stay over after her prom because they plan on going to the beach the next day. It will save her a trip.
April 23, 2015 |
Mia is the kind of woman who once made a list of 257 must-haves in a future mate, including a sense of humor and an affinity for avocados. She assembled a wedding binder before Dan had even proposed and picked out a name for their firstborn before the baby was conceived. When that child, Judah, was 2, Mia - intent on conceiving again - endured Clomid injections, ovarian cysts, and surgery for endometriosis. She started acupuncture. She and Dan consulted a reproductive endocrinologist.
April 17, 2015 |
Q: I slept with my future brother-in-law a couple of times, when his brother, whom I'm married to now, and I were on a break. All these years later, it eats at me, especially during family gatherings when we are all together with his family. When he's drunk and no one's watching, my brother-in-law will try to make a play for me. He brushes past me or looks at me real hard. Once he pinned me against the wall in the basement. I threatened to tell and all he did was laugh. I mostly try to stay out of his way as much as I can, but my husband idolizes his brother.
April 10, 2015 |
Q: I've been celibate since getting divorced 10 years ago. I thought sex was over for me until an old friend dropped into town this week. His wife recently died and he admitted that he was interested in dating me. I'm flattered but I'm dead sexually. I've gained weight and I can't imagine being intimate with anyone again. Help! Mia: Make a gynecologist appointment. Maybe she can recommend hormone replacement therapy or some other treatment to bring you back to life. While you're waiting for that to work, sign up for Zumba or another class that will get you moving your body.
April 3, 2015 |
Q: I let a really nice man who I met online spend the night recently. Nothing happened. I barely kissed him. I was way over on my side of the bed. Once he fell asleep, he started snoring real loud. At first, I couldn't sleep but I must have drifted off because when I opened my eyes in the morning, he was looking right at me. I asked him what was wrong, and he said I was snoring. To prove it, he pulled out his iPhone and played back a video recording of me that he made while I was asleep.
March 27, 2015 |
Q: I was having sex with this guy I'm seeing, and, out of the blue, he started hollering out things like, "Yes! That's it, that's it!" At one point, he started calling out my name. It was really loud, so loud that I completely lost the mood. I told him about it, but he started up again the next time he came over. What do you think? Mia: I think you should stay at his house. That way, if he starts calling out your name, anybody who hears it won't know who you are. Steve: How do you know he wasn't thinking about a new invention?