THE MAKING LOVE RETREAT
As created by Diana Richardson, pioneer of the Slow Sex movement.

Time for Love

Holidays are traditionally a time that can be filled with good cheer and blessings, but sometimes it can also be a time of stress as the tensions of a relationship show up more clearly. Time spent being ‘busy’ through the year can sometimes be a way to avoid some deeper issues in a relationship, and in particular, the health of the sexual relating. There’s a common joke that men can...

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Ladies, you have permission …

Recently a couple were sitting with Gene and I, and we were discussing some of the difficulties that were confronting them in their sexual relationship at present. They were a committed pair who obviously loved each other and were devoted to a long-term relationship. The woman’s eyes welled up with tears as we offered the suggestion to not force her body into sex at any time…. that any sense of...

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Sex on the run? ... or gourmet love?

Do you sometimes feel like you are running after yourself just keeping up with all the commitments of life – work, children, family, relationships, social commitments?

Is finding balance a challenge for you?

Lately I have found hardly a moment to myself, let alone spend time doing the things that I know bring me back to balance. – like exercising, meditating, being still, yoga, dancing or, making love – these are the...

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How to be 'Present'?

These days we hear all the time about ‘being present’ and in many ways, it can become such a concept of the mind for the spiritual seeker.

When we move from this seeking of the mind TO THE BODY, we immediately become present. Using the sensations of breath, we are instantly here in the body, therefore in the present. Bringing our attention to the inner subtle sensations of the body, we...

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Children, Love and Sexual Intimacy

Children, Love and Sexual Intimacy

Nothing seems to stir the human heart more than children - our own children, other's children. There is something that implores even the hardest of hearts to soften. Seeing the children in India on my recent trip was truly a gift, particularly at the orphanage we visited.

With them, our hearts melted. It was as if all our grownup shielding, 'gameplaying', and strategies to get our own needs met just fell...

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