Finding Love and Passion in Your Relationships
Is your sex life stale? Whether you’re single or in a relationship, you must listen to this episode of Last First Date Radio to inject more love and passion into your life.
My radio guest, Beth Liebling is an expert on love and passion, but she’s many other things—a former board-certified family lawyer, host of the radio show/podcast “Love and Laughter with Beth” (ESPN Houston 97.5Fm and iTunes), and author of the new book “Love and Laughter: Sexy (Meaningful) Fun for Everyone.” A mother of five, and a grandmother of one, Beth is the family-forward founder of Darling Way, a sexy luxury boutique in the historic Houston Heights.
I adored having Beth on the show. She’s as real as they come, and she’s not afraid to talk about all aspects of pleasure and sex, especially when it comes to bringing love and passion to dating and relationships in midlife and beyond.
Check out highlights below for episode #295: Love and Laughter: Sexy Fun for Everyone with Author Beth Liebling.
Take us back to why you started Darling Way, your sex shop.
I got married at 21, and we were married for 22 years and had 5 kids. We had boring married sex. I loved sex, but we did the same thing every time. When I got divorced and wanted to have sexy romantic relationships, there was no place to go for lubes and advice as a mature woman. Darling Way was the store I wished existed back then.
It took me four years to build it. The cottage is imperfect just like a middle aged woman’s body, but it’s so full of warmth. We have everything from fun to frisky to fetish. People should be able to create whatever romantic show they want, from candles to 50 shades. No one should ever settle for boring sex again.
How can people prepare for a more love and passion-filled life?
Men: for a date night to be successful, you need to give her two to three hours of doing her own thing. Then, she’s ready for the date. Let her get ready, and ring the doorbell and see her as a woman again. (Learn more at 22:00)
When it comes to romance and sexy fun, everyone should be playing at their edge. Whether solo or partnered, if we do something to make our heart beat a little (but we’ll be safe in the end), that’s passion. It can be kinky or kissing in public. Find that edge for yourself or your partner.
How would you describe your book, and how does it help people improve their sex lives?
One man said it was like a sex language translator (5:00). He understood his wife better.
I try to get people to realize the value of their sexy romantic souls and get comfortable with that. It’s not that certain things are okay and some aren’t. We’re so afraid of experiencing the pleasure our bodies bring.
If you take a bubble bath and allow yourself to luxuriate in it, you’re less inclined to hate your body. You’ll see the joy it can bring you.
Start by looking in the mirror and finding one thing you really like, such as, “Those eyes are a pretty green. They light up a room.” I learned this trick from my exterminator. After his divorce, he had to start treating himself well. He’d say to himself, “Hey Bob, you worked hard today. You deserve an ice cream!”
After my divorce when I was devastated, I started to say to myself, “Hey Bob, you look good today!”
Why is it important to laugh at yourself when it comes to sex and romance?
After being separated a year, I decided I’d sleep with a man I’d dated several times. I spent the night, and in the middle of the night, I got my period all over his brand new sheets. I was mortified, and if I was in my twenties, I would have never spoken to him again. But instead, I laughed about it. Afterwards, I bought him red sheets, and that’s how I knew I was grown up and learning to be good with my imperfections!
You can find Beth’s ebook on Amazon here.
Check out Beth’s store at darlingway.com
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