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No Sex Marriage – Masturbation, Loneliness, Cheating and Shame | Maureen McGrath | TEDx video

No Sex Marriage – Masturbation, Loneliness, Cheating and Shame | Maureen McGrath | TEDx

TEDx Talks   –  Published on Jul 6, 2016 – 6,833,071 views
Love? Marriage? Sex? Can a married couple have all three? Perhaps it’s unrealistic since so many marriages end in divorce today. Why is that? One reason might be that a reported 20% of all marriages are sexless and that number is rising.
Why have we lost the lust in our marriages? Is it technology, is it trust? More importantly, how can we “get back at it” in our marriages today?

Technology: Connected, but alone? – Sherry Turkle TED video

Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?

       As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.

Sherry Turkle studies how technology is shaping our modern relationships: with others, with ourselves, with it. Full bio »

Why are so many Americans living by themselves?

Why are so many Americans living by themselves?

“The Disconnect”  by Nathan Heller April 16, 2012 – The New Yorker

Today, half of U.S. residents are single, and a third of all households have one occupant.

And yet the reputation of modern solitude is puzzling, because the traits enabling a solitary life—financial stability, spiritual autonomy, the wherewithal to buy more dishwashing detergent when the box runs out—are those our culture prizes. Plus, recent demographic shifts suggest that aloneness, far from fading out in our connected age, is on its way in. In 1950, four million people in this country lived alone. These days, there are almost eight times as many, thirty-one million. Americans are getting married later than ever (the average age of first marriage for men is twenty-eight), and bailing on domestic life with alacrity (half of modern unions are expected to end in divorce). Today, more than fifty per cent of U.S. residents are single, nearly a third of all households have just one resident, and five million adults younger than thirty-five live alone. This may or may not prove a useful thing to know on certain Saturday nights.           Continue reading