On the packed Amtrak train from Rhinebeck to New York City I sit down next to Ronnie from Rochester. Ronnie is what my judgmental mind would describe as a motor mouth, a simple and charming man in his late 40ties. Sitting next to him for the first 15 minutes, I listen to a myriad of different facts about his life, his long train journey, his plans for the destination.
Going back to the basics can bear great gifts, especially in love and sex. Let’s remember some of the teachings mom gave us on our way. “Look into people’s eyes as you speak with them”, she said. “Be respectful to others. Listen carefully when someone talks with you”, she insisted. “And never interrupt.” This wisdom turns out to be quite useful, especially in our love relationships.
Did you know that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month? More and more men in our social realm are affected by prostate cancer. In the past year, six men close to us, all sexually active, fit men in their early 50s to mid 60s, had their prostate removed. Depending on the type of procedure, skill of surgeon and stage of cancer, they may or may not experience erections again.
The Kingdom of Bhutan always fascinated us – the Himalayas; its rich tradition of Tantric Buddhism; the Gross National Product that was replaced with Gross National Happiness; and a society in which men and women live together in equal partnership… all this combined with several auspicious circumstances led to us putting this journey together.