How Indulgent Arew You?

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How Indulgent Arew You?
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Thu, 12-08-2005 - 2:00pm

 

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Registered: 08-10-2005
Sat, 12-10-2005 - 12:09pm

My answer:


Smart Pleasure Seeker

Every treat you enjoy is fabulous and well deserved, yet still within your means. "You're able to balance your needs and wants and prioritize," says Nancy Rosenbach, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in New York and Long Island. If you stay at a swanky hotel, you'll scale back on your food expenses. Party on Tuesday night? You're in, but you'll recoup midweek.


"You can also delay gratification," Rosenbach adds. You'll wait to get to know a drool-worthy dude before hooking up with him or make sure you really want something before making a purchase.

Another talent you possess: Realizing that pleasure isn't always about you. "If you know you could be having more bliss in bed, you'll think about how you can voice your needs and make it a tantalizing experience for both of you by inviting him to help," says Regena Thomashauer, author of Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts. "You're also able to savor small sensual pleasures, like stroking a cashmere sweater, taking just a few bites of something salty and rich, or fantasizing about having sex without necessarily doing it." The result? Building your anticipation can make the reality doubly gratifying.