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Love Essentially
is Jackie Pilossoph's dating and relationships column, published weekly in Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press

SEX - WHAT HE WANTS AND WHAT SHE'S THINKING
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By Jackie Pilossoph, July 6, 2016

A man sees a beautiful woman walking down the street, and his mind automatically thinks about what it would be like to sleep with her. On the contrary, a woman sees that same beautiful woman, and she wonders what color her lipstick is and where she got her cute handbag.

While not the case with all men and women, this example illustrates the male gender's spontaneous desire for sex, and the frequency of his sexual thoughts, according to Suzy Olds. Olds is the founder of her relationship wellness company, After Nine Tonight, which offers tasteful, implied sexual content videos to help monogamous couples reignite the spark in their relationships.

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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL THE HOT MOMS OUT THERE
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By Jackie Pilossoph, May 4, 2016

I grew up with one of those really attractive moms, the kind where you bring your boyfriend home and his jaw drops when he sees her for the first time, leaving you standing there feeling like an ugly duckling. I'm not lying, just ask my two sisters. They feel the same way.

So when I became a mom, I had an appreciation for the effort I think my mom made (and still does) to be a caring, nurturing and loving mother of four, while at the same time being her own person by taking care of herself and enjoying a life that included things besides her kids.

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THE THINGS PRINCE DID FOR THE WOMEN HE LOVED
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By Jackie Pilossoph, April 27, 2016

Although I was a huge Prince fan during the 1980s, he sort of dropped off my radar after his "Purple Rain" album and movie, with the exception of his bizarre name change – The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince) – and his Super Bowl performance in 2007, which I thought was amazing.

So when I heard about Prince's death, I was extremely curious to learn more about him. This led to my viewing of several Prince documentaries and reading countless articles online, where I learned a lot.

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HOW EASILY DO YOU FORGIVE?
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By Jackie Pilossoph, April 21, 2016

I'm a little embarrassed to confess that I love the HBO series "Girls," given that the highly provocative comedy about four 20-something girlfriends living, working and dating in New York City offers jaw dropping sex scenes, infuriatingly flawed characters and storylines that are similar to watching a car crash.

That said, the recent season finale caused me to think about something that is truly significant in romantic relationships: forgiveness.

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