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Tri Challenge: A view from the kayak
June 30th, 2011
11:07 AM ET

Tri Challenge: A view from the kayak

By now, with less than six weeks of training left before the Nautica New York City Triathlon   most of us  “six’ers” - the six iReporters chosen to compete alongside Dr. Sanjay Gupta   have completed at least one multi-sport event as part of our training. I was seeking one as well, and was happy to learn of an Olympic-distance triathlon scheduled for early June that was right here in my hometown of Rome, Georgia.

It was the second annual “Tri for the Shelter,” proceeds of which benefit our local homeless shelter and the setting was a lovely nearby mountain-lake recreation area. My plan was to gain some open-water experience by doing the swim, and then do the bike course as well.

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The joy of comfort sex
June 30th, 2011
07:07 AM ET

The joy of comfort sex

Ian Kerner, a sexuality counselor and New York Times best-selling author, blogs about sex on Thursdays on The Chart. Read more from him at his website, GoodInBed.

Sex with a spouse is like ordering takeout from your favorite Chinese restaurant: Sure, you know what you’re getting and there’s no need to ponder the menu, but the meal is still consistently yummy and generally hits the spot.

The virtues of comfort sex are vastly underrated. We live in a culture that’s obsessed with what’s new and fresh, and sex is no exception: From magazine headlines that regularly trumpet newfangled positions and heretofore undiscovered hot spots, to our culture of serial monogamy in which couples regularly trade in their old partners for new in search of excitement, variety is heralded as the spice of life while familiarity breeds contempt.

But in my experience, the tried and true often has distinct advantages over the path not taken - especially when it comes sex.
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