Source: Hollywood's Addicted to Sex Addiction
We'd be lying if we said our interest wasn't piqued when we heard our celeb crush Michael Fassbender is starring in the upcoming movie Shame as a sex addict, complete with full-frontal nudity and numerous sexy time scenes. But this is no lighthearted romp in the sack. The film sets out to take a dark and realistic approach to the addiction, showing the emptiness and loneliness of being imprisoned by your carnal desires and living life from one sexcapade to the next.
Sex addiction has been in the public eye in recent years, thanks to big-name celebs like David Duchovny, Russell Brand, and Tiger Woods checking into sex rehab and opening up about their struggles with the controversial illness. So it's no surprise that sex addiction is making its way onto the big screen in Shame and another upcoming film Thanks For Sharing, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, about a group of sex addicts in a 12-step recovery group. While these flicks aren't the first
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- POPSUGAR Love & Sex | Love + Sex – Mon, Sep 19, 2011 11:18 PM EDT
Source: 5 Romantic Reminders From Author Gabrielle Bernstein
If you haven't heard of the Spirit Junkie Gabrielle Bernstein yet, get used to hearing this girl's name a lot more. Dubbed the new Carrie Bradshaw for go-getting thirtysomethings, Gabrielle is a best-selling author, life coach, and all-around inspirational chick. After becoming disenchanted by a world where she looked outward for all her happiness, Gabrielle made the shift to turn in and get honest. She set out on a quest for something else, something greater. She shares her personal journey of self-discovery and, as she calls it, "the keys to the kingdom" in her newest book, a September must read, Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles, out today! Gabrielle and I chatted about her journey, her new book, and her advice for women looking for a meaningful life, full of love. Here are five tips I learned about romantic relationships from Gabrielle Bernstein, the Spirit Junkie:
- If you want to be treated
With all the sex-themed movies coming up, some steamy celebs have been practicing their acting skills between the sheets. And while many actors and actresses say that onscreen sex isn't quite as enjoyable as the real deal, October cover model Amanda Seyfried told W magazine she's a big fan of sex scenes. Amanda will be having a romp in the hay with Justin Timberlake in their upcoming film In Time, but she dishes that her sexiest love-making scene was actually with a lady. She said:
Jennifer's Body is my favorite movie that I've done. It was overlooked in theaters, but it does have a DVD following. I can't believe nobody wanted to see Megan Fox and me hitting it. They had an extreme close-up of our tongues, and I'm telling you, the thing about the scene is that it's actually really sexy. For a young girl to say that about her own sex scene - it must be because it's special. I think Megan and I kissed really well together. WeRead More »from 10 Stars Get Intimate About Shooting Sex Scenes
Source: 4 Tools You Need to Be Your Best Ex
Remember Stacy, the psycho girlfriend in Wayne's World? We've all been there once, well hopefully not that bad, but spare yourself the constant self-deprecation and dating horror stories for years to come. It's over. It's hard. It's time to be a strong surviving sister. Instead of crying over your ex and rolling up in the fetal position for many weeks to come, wouldn't it be amazing for your friends and loved ones to be impressed with how well you're handling this whole thing? Here are some tools to help you be the best ex you can be.
- Realize you can't be friends right away. In theory, it sounds like a great idea. You're close. You've spent a ton of time together. There's still some kind of love there. But in order to move on for real, you've got to cut off ties to your ex. This means no check-in text messages or calls. You're going to see things everywhere that remind you of the relationship, but please, hold back from telling him
- POPSUGAR Love & Sex | Love + Sex – Fri, Sep 9, 2011 7:52 PM EDT
Source: Cohabitation and Wearing High Heels Are Still Illegal in Some PlacesRead More »from Cohabitation and Wearing High Heels Are Still Illegal in Some Places
Today, most people aren't shocked by the idea of a nonmarried couple cohabiting. Many opt to live together and test the waters before they officially tie the knot, while others aren't sure that marriage is the right option for their relationship. The most recent data from the National Survey of Family Growth in 2002 found that more than half of all women aged 15 to 44 have lived with an unmarried partner. Yet, in the state of Florida, cohabitation of an unmarried man and woman is still a second-degree misdemeanor, meaning it's punishable by a $500 fine or up to 60 days in jail.
This law may sound a little more than a tad dated, but it's not just the case in Florida. In the US, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Virginia, and West Virginia all have laws against the cohabitation of males and females, deeming the behavior as "lewd and lascivious." According to the Sun-Sentinel, steps have been
"I don't pretend to be an ordinary housewife," Elizabeth Taylor once confessed, and her seven husbands certainly didn't treat her like one. Over the years they showered her with jewels, which became some of her most prized possessions. This Fall, Christie's will present a public exhibition and eventually auction off Elizabeth Taylor's jewels, many given to her by her twice-husband Richard Burton - including the infamous "Elizabeth Taylor Diamond."
While she's remembered for her acting, men, and charity work, Elizabeth Taylor will always be associated with diamonds and opulent jewels. Let's take a look at some of her collection, estimated at a total of $30 million, soon to be up for auction and the love stories behind them.
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- POPSUGAR Love & Sex | Love + Sex – Wed, Aug 31, 2011 7:43 PM EDT
This Friday, Our Idiot Brother hits theaters, starring Elizabeth Banks as one of the three sisters having to deal with their brother Ned, played by Paul Rudd, and his effect on their love lives. This isn't the first time Elizabeth has starred in a movie with Paul, and this also isn't the first time one of her characters has had to deal with messy romantic relationships. But whether she's playing a sloppy kisser at a Summer camp in the '80s or a strong-willed, workaholic CNBC news anchor, Elizabeth's notable TV and film characters always know what they want and how to go after it. So from the lips of Elizabeth Banks's characters, here's how to be a confident woman in your relationships.
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Source: How to Get Rid of a Stage-5 Clinger
We all know and love Vince Vaughn's crazy antics in Wedding Crashers. His character comes across a stage-five clinger; he's got to get the situation dealt with stat!
Although women are typically associated with this kind of behavior in the pop culture arena, I've met my fair share of dudes who share similarly clingy and incredibly overwhelming characteristics. It can be hard to effectively communicate what you want, or don't want, and end things with someone who can't get enough of you. And doing this all while remaining as kind as possible? It's a very delicate balancing act to say the least. If you're looking to get rid out of a similar situation, here are some rules to live by.
- Be honest. Even if it's hard. For some reason this is challenging for a lot of women. When we're talking with our girlfriends about the situation, we sound poised, confident, and like we know exactly what we want. When you put the guy on the other side of the
- POPSUGAR Love & Sex | Love + Sex – Wed, Aug 31, 2011 7:34 PM EDT
Source: 5 Tips to Be a Guy's Girl Without Sacrificing Your Womanly Self
This concept of a "guy's girl" is slightly vague. Is there a checklist of what constitutes a guy's girl that I'm unaware of? Does it mean you have to be a sports fanatic? Do you have to consume wings and beer above all else? Can you still wear makeup and do your hair? Being a guy's girl does not mean you have to let your girly nature go. Take these five tips for being the girl lots of guys want to be around, without losing your feminine edge.
- Low maintenance does not mean lack of style. It does mean that you can't be attached to every mirror that passes by. Confidence is sexy, and all the guy's girls I know, regardless of their body type, hair color, or general physical appearance, have an innately sexy quality. It's not that you don't care. It's that you don't care an unhealthy amount.
- Support his guy time. Codependency is a crime for the guy's girl in you. Spending all your time together does not
- POPSUGAR Love & Sex | Love + Sex – Mon, Aug 22, 2011 10:29 PM EDT
Source: 5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before CollegeRead More »from 5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before College
It's already August, and that means it's nearly time to go back to school. I can't help but get a little nostalgic, and slightly jealous, about all the incoming freshmen who will land on campus for the first time and embark on some of the best times of their lives.
I'm sure you'll remember being inundated with a ton of information, thrown at you from left and right from family, friends, and practically any stranger who heard you're heading off to college. And it all culminates into the craziest combination of anxiety and excitement. If you're on the cusp of college, be sure to take in all of it the best you can. You never know what piece of advice your crazy aunt will give you that will make the transition a little smoother.
Or maybe you're the one dishing out the advice to your scholarly loved ones. Either way, here are five things we wish someone had told us - or rather, wish we had listened to - before we left for