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Marie Claire (South Africa) - - SEX & LOVE 101 -

OF SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN SAY A LACK OF SEX­UAL IN­TI­MACY IN THEIR RE­LA­TION­SHIPS MAKES THEM FEEL DE­PRESSED. THE STUDY ON THE EF­FECTS OF SEX (OR THE LACK THEREOF) ON MEN­TAL WELL­BE­ING BY THE ANTIDEPRESSANT PHAR­MA­CEU­TI­CAL FIRM PHARMA DY­NAM­ICS SUR­VEYED MORE THAN 700 WOMEN BE­TWEEN THE AGES OF

I’VE DATED A STRING OF GUYS WHO’VE ALL BEEN GREAT AT FIRST BUT TURNED OUT TO BE UN­AVAIL­ABLE IN VAR­I­OUS WAYS. WHAT AM I MISS­ING?

Bring­ing you the truth about love and dat­ing in a way your girl­friends wouldn’t dare

You know that age-old say­ing ‘love is blind?’ Well, it turns out the over­whelm­ing sen­sa­tions of af­fec­tion, lust and in­fat­u­a­tion also heighten sight ail­ments. So, be­fore you start planning your dream wed­ding and pick­ing out baby names, take a long, clear look at your part­ner and ask your­self, is this re­ally the guy for me? If you nd your­self in a nev­erend­ing cy­cle of men who let you down, per­haps it’s time to form a re­al­is­tic per­spec­tive of what it is you want in a re­la­tion­ship. Take fur­ther guid­ance from El­iz­a­beth Gil­bert, au­thor of Eat, Pray, Love: ‘When you learn how to treat your­self well, you’ll be able to recog­nise the type of per­son who will treat you just as well.’ By be­ing ro­man­ti­cally ra­tio­nal and do­ing some self-lov­ing for a while, you’ll know how to avoid those com­mit­ment-phobes, and con dently hold out for the man wor­thy of you. @ZiyaadBassier US YOUR QUES­TION FOR OUR COLUMNISTS #MCSEX

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