by Wendy Strgar June 29, 2013
Shattering gender myths, rethinking infidelity and looking at what it takes to make empowering sexual choices are a few of the topics that Hugo Schwyzer tackles in this provocative and enlightening conversation about what it means to be human and sexual. His voice is bold, daring and acutely truthful in a space that most are afraid to tread. The light that he sheds on gender and sexuality has the power to alter how we imagine our relationships.
Hugo Schwyzer is an author and speaker who has taught history and gender studies at Pasadena City College since 1993. Hugo has served as a facilitator, workshop leader, and speaker on issues revolving around sexuality, masculinity, and transforming self-image. He has presented workshops on body image, sexual harassment, overcoming perfectionism, and the “myth of male weakness” at institutions as diverse as Fuller Theological Seminary and Brown University. He is also a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio programs and has appeared on CNN, the BBC, CTV, Current TV, the Young Turks and the Ricki Lake Show. He has been profiled in New York Magazine, The Atlantic, and Bitch. A former weekly columnist at the Good Men Project and Jezebel, Hugo is now a regular contributor to Daily Life (Australia) and The Atlantic. Hugo lives with his wife Eira and their two children, Heloise and David, in Los Angeles.
by Wendy Strgar May 22, 2018
There is no time like long summer nights to cultivate our uniquely, profoundly human capacity for pleasure, especially sexual pleasure. Our pleasure response transforms our relationship to each other and even to life itself. Focusing on pleasure not only changes how we see our opportunities for intimate connection, but also invites us into a deeper relationship with our erotic soul.
by Wendy Strgar May 17, 2018
It becomes hard to trust your own thinking when nothing seems to be working. The space between how I thought it would go and how it is going seems to widen in front of my eyes. Maybe most difficult of all is how often the undesirable outcomes around us spill over into our relationships, both at home and at work. An errant comment too easily turns into an argument. I become blind to my impact on people around me, caught up in the unresolved problems surrounding me. During times like these, we often underestimate the power of the choices we make and how it can create a path back towards what’s working or down the slippery slope of self-destruction, which my husband affectionately calls “flirting with the gutter.”
Here is my short list to making it better when it isn’t working at all. Each one helps you do the next one, so start at the beginning and work your way down.
by Wendy Strgar May 03, 2018