While the old school way of thought think that talking about your relationship is somehow betraying your partner's trust, venting to your friends can actually be a good thing.
Even though there's a lot of good that comes with forgiveness, is there a chance that it could have a negative impact, too?
You don't want to be rash, you don't want to hurt their feelings, but, ultimately, you know when something just isn't working.
But there's one relationship landmark where's it's impossible to predict how well it will go until you get there — your first vacation as a couple.
A lot of us don't understand our fetishes — and that lack of understanding can lead to shame. But there's no need to feel that way. Firstly, you don't choose your fetish. And secondly, they're really common.
I've said it before and I'll undoubtedly say it again, but not only does your number of sexual partners not say a dang thing about who you are as a person, it doesn't even say anything about your relationship to sex.
Moving forward is the real challenge because you feel like you've lost all of your relationship groundwork and are starting from scratch. It can feel exhausting.
So you don't need to worry about falling on your face. Although, as long as nobody gets hurt, some stumbles and mishaps are part of what makes this kind of sex fun.
Hooking up or being in a relationship seems like the epic debate of your 20s: You'll have friends who are always in relationships, and friends who are chronically single.
Whether there are certain videos that work as old standbys or a specific genre of porn that you default to whenever you watch it, there's likely something that you go to when you just need to get off in a hurry.