Sexual Wellness

Sandy O'Shea

What is a normal sex life anyway?

What is a normal sex life anyway? I was being interviewed one day and this is the first question she asked me.   My short answer is “whatever the couple agrees that it is”. I’ll explain. Sex is obviously a very personal thing. It doesn’t matter whether you’re

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My first year in business – 2017 in Review

My first year in business – 2017 in Review Today is my day to review what happened in 2017 … the good, the bad and the ugly so I thought it would be the perfect day to write this post. Here’s the thing. The “bad” and the

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Acceptance

Acceptance This is a subject that I hadn’t really thought that much about until recently. Perhaps because I just took it for granted but there are so many people who do not. What do I mean by acceptance? It’s multi faceted. Most importantly there’s acceptance of yourself

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What’s it like to work with me?

What’s it like to work with me? I was asked the other day by a friend of mine just what it was that I do which prompted this post. A lot of people might not know what I do … only that I’m a nutritionist and I

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Libido boosters for men

Libido boosters for men This one is for you gentlemen! Although ladies … you should know about this too since you’re more likely to get them to actually take something 😉 Before I continue, here’s the disclaimer. Everyone is different. What might work for one person won’t

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A slightly different take on pornography

A slightly different take on pornography I know this might be a difficult subject for many women, but if you could bear with me, I’d like to suggest a different take on it than most might think. The other day, hubby and I were watching a new

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Sexual Fantasies – The Kinkier Ones

Sexual Fantasies – The Kinkier Ones If you’re joining us for the first time, you may want to read Sexual Fantasies – are they normal? and The Tame Ones first. Or not 😉 This article might make you a little uncomfortable or possibly trigger you if you’ve

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Transformation

Transformation I believe we are constantly changing. Does transformation mean something huge that takes place in a short period of time? Sometimes. But sometimes, transformation happens in small ways that accumulate over time. And sometimes those small ways are the things that set you up for a

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Sexual Fantasies – The Tame Ones

Sexual Fantasies – The Tame Ones Have you given any thought to what your sexual fantasies are? Are they dreams or are they more daydreams where you consciously think about them? Do they add to your sexual experience or are they an escape? Do you fear them

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Sexual Fantasies – Are they normal for women?

Sexual Fantasies – Are they normal for women? Sex used to be all about procreation. Men were supposed to enjoy but women? Of course not, we were just the vessel to make babies. I mean, women were not considered “persons” until October 18, 1929. So if we

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Masturbation

Masturbation I know, it’s a topic not many acknowledge, never mind talk about openly. Well, sex in general is not usually a topic of conversation around the coffee shop or anywhere else for that matter. Men are far more open about sex and masturbation than women are

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Erectile Dysfunction – Physical or Psychological?

Erectile Dysfunction – Physical or Psychological? Most of my posts are directed towards women but this post is meant for both men and women. To the men reading this post, please understand that there could be real health issues at the root of your sexual challenges and

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The Big “O”

The Big “O” Orgasms can be the source of much pleasure or much mental anguish. We put so much pressure on ourselves sometimes to have an orgasm, that it can elude us. Sometimes our partner doesn’t know how to bring you to orgasm and you’re not sure

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Sex should always be fun.

Sex should always be fun. I know a lot of women have had some very bad experiences with sex in the past, mostly in their formative years, but many as adults. And this breaks my heart. In “olden days” sex was viewed as procreation and was for

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Sex Toys … Kicking Sex up a Notch

Sex Toys … Kicking Sex up a Notch Thankfully the days of the traditional looking sex toys are fading. Companies are now making bangles that double as handcuffs, necklaces that double as nipple clamps, chokers that become whips and the styles are beautiful. Some of the most

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Upcoming topics on Sexual Health and Wellness

Upcoming topics on Sexual Health and Wellness Just to keep you on your toes, I thought I’d digress just slightly this week and let you know what the future holds for this segment of Stepping Stones Wellness and to ask for your input. Sex and sexual health

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Anal Sex – Is it “normal” and is it safe?

Anal Sex – Is it “normal” and is it safe? Some women consider this a taboo subject and not really talked about. This is not exactly normal “girls night out” conversation, at least in most circles. Some women consider it “dirty”, some think it’s too kinky for

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Personal Lubricants – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Personal Lubricants – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly The use of personal lubricants during sex is sometimes a personal choice and sometimes a necessity, or at least strongly recommended. Depending on personal circumstances, you may need to use a lubricant if you’re using a condom.

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When Your Man isn’t in the Mood

When Your Man isn’t in the Mood So ladies … there’s a lot of talk about women who are just too tired, stressed out, time crunched or hormonally imbalanced and consequently don’t have much desire for sex. That seems to be a common occurrence and if you’re

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Conscious Celibacy

Conscious Celibacy A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the health benefits of frequent sex. I’m a huge advocate for regular sexual activity, either with a partner or by yourself. But what if you just have no interest whatsoever? That’s okay too. Ultimately you have to

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Health Benefits to Frequent Sex

Health Benefits to Frequent Sex I’m sure a lot of you already enjoy a healthy sex life. I’m also sure that a lot of you don’t. It’s amazing how much the mental aspects of sexual activity affect women … perhaps even more than the physical changes experienced

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The case of the missing libido

The case of the missing libido Did you used to enjoy a healthy sex life but now are more interested in sleep? Did you have a strong libido when you were younger (or before the kids arrived) but now you’re just not that interested in sex? Does

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When sex causes you pain …

When sex causes you pain … Do you experience painful intercourse? Do you know why? Do you know what can be done about it to make sex more enjoyable? There are numerous reasons why women can experience painful sex, also known as Dyspaneunia. State of mind. Women

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Talk Dirty to Me

Talk Dirty to Me Do you talk to your partner about sex? I don’t mean talking dirty or sexting, although those are a lot of fun and I highly encourage them. I mean really talk? About what you like, what you don’t like, what you’d like to

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Sexual Intimacy

Sexual Intimacy Do you ever feel like sex is a chore? Do you feel like sex is just one more thing on your long list of things to do? You’re so freeking tired from running around for the job, the house, the kids (if you have any),

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