Source: 5 Celebs Who Support Planned ParenthoodIn the most recent Vanity Fair, Katy Perry opens up about her strict religious upbringing and how Planned Parenthood made a big impact on her sexual education. Click through for her quote and to read what other celebrities have said about supporting Pla
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- POPSUGAR Love & Sex | Love + Sex – Thu, May 5, 2011 7:50 PM EDT
Kate Middleton became Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, today at Westminster Abbey. See her and Prince William exchange vows and loving glances now!
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- POPSUGAR Love & Sex | Love + Sex – Thu, May 5, 2011 7:39 PM EDT
Prince William and Kate carried on a long British tradition of elaborate and glamorous royal weddings! But the modern couple also put their own spin on it. Find out now how their big day stacks up to past royal weddings.
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Source: Are Unmarried Pregnant Woman Still Stigmatized?Read More »from Are Unmarried Pregnant Women Still Stigmatized?
When a very pregnant Kate Hudson announced her engagement on the Today show, she was very nonchalant about it, saying: "I felt the announcing thing was just so silly . . . I was just waiting for someone to notice!" While Kate seems like a laid-back person, and this is, after all, her second marriage, I couldn't help but think that she's playing the engagement down because she's pregnant. You'd think that with as far as we've come with being open about sexuality (does anyone still question if coupled-up celebs are having sex?) that having kids without being married would be a nonissue. But even Natalie Portman didn't announce the baby before the ring, and would they have been engaged that early in their relationship if she hadn't been pregnant?
This got me wondering if the responsibility of having a baby together is just a catalyst for speeding up a marriage that would have happened eventually, or if women still feel pressured to
- POPSUGAR Love & Sex | Love + Sex – Thu, May 5, 2011 2:24 AM EDT
Source: Emily Giffin Shares Her Top Moments From the Royal Wedding
Editor's Note: The following is a guest post written by Emily Giffin, author of Something Borrowed and four other best-selling novels. For more from Emily, like her on Facebook.
Just as I got up at the crack of dawn with my mother and sister to watch Di and Charles wed, I set my alarm for four this morning, donned my fanciest hat (purchased for Royal Ascot during my years in London), and gathered with my mother and own satisfyingly brainwashed-to-care children to watch this generation's version of the royal wedding. As we sipped Earl Grey and munched on iced royal-nuptial sugar cookies, I tweeted the action, entranced by every detail of Kate and Will's magical day. Thirty years from now, here is what I will remember most:
- A "people's wedding" with pomp and circumstance. Just as the guest list included celebrities, royals, and dignataries, as well as the butcher, grocer and postman of Kate's Berkshire village, the
- POPSUGAR Love & Sex | Love + Sex – Thu, Apr 28, 2011 6:39 PM EDT
Source: How Did a Maid of Honor Go Above and Beyond For You?Read More »from How Did a Maid of Honor Go Above and Beyond For You?
I love ogling the dresses and decor on my favorite wedding blogs, but what I really adore are the stories about how the couple's friends and family rallied together to make the big day happen. And while a good maid of honor has a lot on her plate, planning showers and keeping the bride sane and happy, a great maid of honor goes above and beyond the call of duty. The bride's right-hand woman at this wedding on Green Wedding Shoes did just that. She planned a surprise for the couple after they were pronounced husband and wife: a reenactment, orchestra and all, of that iconic wedding scene in Love Actually. How cute is that?
Whether she stayed up all night putting together favors or fixed a tear in your bridal gown, we want to hear your maid of honor or bridesmaid story, so share it in the comments!
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Source: A Bride's Guide to Bridesmaids
Have you noticed? It's wedding season here at Sugar. If you're tying the knot soon, you might ask close friends or family to be in your wedding. And while you probably know how to be a good friend, sister, cousin, or whatever, when it comes to wedding planning, your relationships, and the potential drama, can quickly shoot to the next level. I've identified some common areas of concern with bridesmaids and offered some commonsense ways to approach them. Check it out and add your advice at the end!
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Source: Wedding Dress Shopping Tips From Brides
Once you take care of early must dos after your engagement, it's time to start the wedding dress hunt! I thought I'd share with you the words of wisdom I gleaned from my married and soon-to-be-married friends when I was searching for "the one." So, from friend to friend, here are dress shopping tips from my wonderfully helpful and sweet gal pals:
- Go with people who really know you. There are so many beautiful dresses that it's easy to get overwhelmed. It's nice to have people who can say "that dress is (or isn't) you." - Tessa
- Only word of advice: TAKE YOUR TIME. Don't feel rushed or pushed into buying anything. I bought my dress the first day I went out shopping. I liked it, but at the end of the day, felt like I had settled . . . my only wedding regret! - Ashlyn
- Shopping for my wedding dress was the hardest decision to make in the whole wedding process! But ultimately, after countless hours of online and in-store browsing, I
Source: Sweet Valley High Grows Up - Will You Read It?Read More »from Sweet Valley High Grows Up - Will You Read It?
Young adult novels are definitely not just for young adults; when we asked you which YA novel you'd read again, you had no shortage of suggestions. But what if, rather than staying frozen in time for you to nostalgically revisit, your favorite YA series grew up along with you? That's what the Sweet Valley High series is doing, and creator Francine Pascal tells the NY Times it's getting mixed reactions.
In Pascal's new series, Sweet Valley Confidential, Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield are now 27 years old (OK, so they're not exactly aging in real time), and have had a serious falling out. Plus - brace yourselves - they drink and have sex. And orgasms.
If you read the Sweet Valley High books as a teenager (which 88 percent of you say you did), you'll remember that although there were a few miniseries-within-the-series that got a little intense, the books and their plots were pretty tame. Arguments were petty, reconciliations were
Source: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Princess Camp
Last Spring, American expat living in London Jerramy Fine had an idea. She would create Princess Prep, a weeklong Summer camp alternative in London ($3,005 per princess, flight not included) "for girls who want something a bit more elegant and a bit more intellectual." Little did she know, Prince William and Kate Middleton would announce their engagement six months later. "Needless to say," Jerramy told me, "my plans for a soft opening haven't worked out that well!" An itinerary that includes learning all about privileged aristocrats could send some troubling messages, and practicing royal protocol like how to curtsy reminds me of finishing school. When I mentioned the camp could come off as retro, Jerramy retorted: "Personally, I think sitting around a campfire all Summer is a bit retro!" Here are five other things I learned from Jerramy:
- Princess Prep doesn't prepare girls to find prince charming. "Categorically, Princess