Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Loving Your Body

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As a culture, we are encouraged to have only a distant relationship to our bodies, and sometimes to have an actively adversarial relationship with them. We are taught to relate to the world around us primarily through our rational brains, … Continue reading

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Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Why tell the truth?

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“It’s not worth it to tell the truth,” is something I hear people say quite often. Well, that depends whether you are really measuring what you’re losing by lying, and whether you really care about what you’re losing. You may … Continue reading

Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Moving Beyond Fear And Anxiety

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Unless you are one of those lucky people who just happens to be with someone who wants to have sex exactly the way you do, the art of negotiation is an essential skill. By that I mean that you need … Continue reading

Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Breaking Up

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Contrary to popular belief, breaking up is not necessarily hard to do. It does tend to get harder if you put it off until you are on very bad terms with your partner. If you stay and stay and stay, … Continue reading

Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Understanding Rape

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In my last post, I wrote about abuse; before I move on to more pleasant subjects, I want to say something about rape. Citing my own experience may help people understand what motivates a person to rape another human being, … Continue reading