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?
March 20, 2015 |
Q: Why is there so much homosexuality on TV lately? I don't like it. But I feel like I can't say anything, because then people will say I'm homophobic. I'm not. I believe in equal rights, but those two guys going at it on "Empire" the other night really upset me. I don't want to see that. Mia: It's 2015. Turn the channel if you don't like what you see. And don't dis "Empire. " That sex scene was smoking! Steve: I was shocked at how much sex was in "Fifty Shades of Grey.
March 13, 2015 |
Q: This guy and I took a break from our relationship. During that time, we had no contact with each other. No texting or anything. But still, I felt like we were together. Anyway, after two months, we got back together. We talked about it, and he told me he had sex with one of his guy friends. He said it happened just once and that he's not gay. But I can't get the idea of him being with another man out of mind. I try to get him to talk about it but he won't. Mia: Technically, it's not cheating if you're on a break and one of you has sex with another person.
March 6, 2015 |
Q: Valentine's Day was awful. Besides a few texts, I got nothing. It's been a hard winter. Whenever it snows, this guy I'm talking to invites himself over. But afterward when he leaves, I feel used. I'm lonely so I can't be picky. It's like I'm stuck in a cycle. Mia: Girl, get some self-respect and stop letting yourself be used for sex. Join a gym - and go - so you can meet people. Sign up for an online dating site. Nothing's going to change until you do. Get moving! Steve: You can do better.
February 27, 2015 |
Q: My girlfriend likes me to call her a dirty slut and worse while we make love. It makes her really wild and out of control. I have been saving up for a ring, but I don't want to marry someone who thinks of herself as a slut. What do you think? Mia: If she likes to play potty mouth and you don't, it's going to be an issue at some point. Don't buy her a ring. Keep saving, and then invest in someone who really does it for you. Steve: Does she really think that about herself or is it bedroom role play?
February 20, 2015 |
Q: My girlfriend and I have been talking about getting married for a while. Her patience is wearing thin waiting for me to ask. I plan on asking very soon but keep getting hung up on one thing. Over the last six months or so, when we argue, she'll occasionally say things that are very insulting and disrespectful. Things I would never say to her. She later says that she only says things like that because she's mad, and that I need to be less sensitive. I understand that her patience has worn thin waiting for me to ask her, but am I crazy to think that there is a line that two people shouldn't cross in an argument?
February 13, 2015 |
WHEN WE asked our romance columnists, Steve & Mia, to screen "Fifty Shades of Grey," they said, "You'd have to tie us up and drag us, kicking and screaming. " We replied, "We accept your terms. " Slightly bruised, here's their review: Steve: To the age-old question, "What do women want?" this movie answers: "To be tied up and used by a narcissistic billionaire. " Mia: You're only partly right, Steve. Women love billionaires. Butt plugs? Not so much. Steve: This flick will do for feminism what icebergs did for the Titanic.
February 6, 2015 |
Q: I am a 61-year-old male and, believe it or not, I'm a virgin. I have several platonic female friends. I go out with them on social dates. They do not consider me a potential romantic partner. I would like to have a romantic relationship but am not sure how I should go about this. Any advice? Steve: Having platonic female friends is a blessing, and you shouldn't mess that up by trying to get romantically involved. Your best bet is finding someone new, through social media or perhaps a friend of one of your female friends.