When an adoring fan handed Madonna a bouquet of hydrangeas at a press conference to promote her new film at the Venice Film Festival, the superstar smiled and thanked him. As soon as he walked away, however, she stuffed the flowers under the table and rolled her eyes to a nearby friend.
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"I absolutely loathe hydrangeas." She said, not knowing her microphone was still on. "He obviously doesn't know that."
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Is there a flower that you hate so much you'd be annoyed if a guy brought it to you? Or do you think you'd be thrilled with any bouquet, no matter what the flower is?
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- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Tue, Sep 6, 2011 8:12 PM EDT
When an adoring fan handed Madonna a bouquet of hydrangeas at a press conference to promote her new film at the Venice Film Festival, the superstar smiled and thanked him. As soon as he walked away, however, she stuffed the flowers under the table and rolled her eyes to a nearby friend.Read More »from Madonna Loathes Hydrangeas: Would You Ever Complain About A Guy's Bouquet Choice?
by Scott Alden for HowAboutWe
We recently asked you ladies about the likelihood of you performing a lapdance and the overwhelming majority of you responded that, in the right situation, you'd be down.
See that big, beautiful blue Pac-Man? That represents the almost 8 in 10 women who, in private, with someone who's "not going to be a douche about it," would TOTALLY give a lap dance. If that's not an anti-douche incentive, I don't know what is.
As not to dash the douchebags' hopes, however, another 7% would give a lap dance wherever, whenever, to whoever (drunkenness implied).
Of the 22% of respondents who said "nuh-uh, no way, not ever" about 10% cited shyness as the reason while the other 12% seemed to feel that the fine art of the lap dance should be left to the professionals.
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By Chiara Atik for HowAboutWe.comRead More »from Good News For Guys Who Don't Like Wearing Condoms
Fact: guys complain about condoms. A lot. Some might even go so far as to protest that they can't have sex with condoms. Which is really just too bad for them, because condoms are pretty much a non-negotiable necessity in most sexual scenarios.
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Thankfully, the development of Viagra and other "performance enhancing" pills has made life infinitely easier for men who want to practice safe sex. Now, a new British biotech company has just developed a condom that will make sex even easier.
The CSD500, more commonly known as the Viagra condom, not only protects against STDs and unwanted pregnancy, but also against flaccidity that often accompanies covering a sexual organ with plastic.
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The condom is coated on the inside with a "vasodilating gel" (ew.) which increases blood flow to the penis and helps maintain erections. This isn't being marketed so much to men who
By Chiara Atik for HowAboutWeRead More »from 15 Good Reasons To Make Out With Someone
When should you make out with someone? Whenever you want to! But also:
1. Because he or she is really hot, and you can forsee telling your friends "Oh, we made out once." with extreme pride.
2. Because the conversation isn't actually that interesting. (Or because it's so interesting that you could just kiss them.)
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3. Because they smell really, really good.
4. Because if you wanna know how he loves you so? It's in his kiss.
5. Because you actually believe in your friend's ability to not be weird about it the next day.
6. Because you think they might be famous one day, and want to make out with them just in case.
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7. Because they're moving away and you're never, ever going to see them again.
8. Because you happen to know your ex is on a date right now.
9. Because you had a huge crush on them in high school, and your 15 year-old self wouldn't want you to
- HowAboutWe | Shine Food – Mon, Aug 29, 2011 5:44 PM EDT
By Chiara Atik for HowAboutWe.comRead More »from Top Ramen Salad And Deep Fried Pop-Tarts: What To Do With Your Hurricane Irene Leftovers
Did you load up on enough non-perishables to last a week of hurricane aftermath, only to find yourself now with electricity, power, and a cabinet full of ramen? Yep, us too.
Like most things in life, this can be turned into a romantic (or fun) activity. Call someone over, have them bring all their dry-foods, and make your own Iron Chef: Irene.
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Take stock of your ingredients, get creative, and get cooking.
To get us started, we asked NYC-based cookbook author Lukas Volger for some recipes based on the most commonly-purchased provisions.
Top Ramen Salad with Chicken or Smoked Tofu
1 small head Napa or red cabbage, shredded
1 Top Ramen seasoning packet
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 packages Top Ramen noodles
4 scallions, green and white parts, sliced thinly
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded, OR 1 package smoked tofu, cubed
by Scott Alden for HowAboutWeRead More »from Sex In Restaurant Bathrooms On The Rise
Sometimes you just can't wait 'til you get home. At least, New York restaurant goers can't. According to the New York Post, NYC couples are hitting the lavatory two at a time on a more regular basis than you might think.
Randy diners share their stories of restroom romance here.
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It's one of the quintessential (and sometimes dreaded) first date questions: What kind of music are you into?
There's a reason that most people tend to side-step this question with a deft, "A little bit of everything." It's because your taste in music reveals a lot about you to potential partners.
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Here's the breakdown:
Bruce Springsteen: You're a monster in the sack.
Rod Stewart: You're gross.
David Bowie: You're selective, but slutty.
Kanye West: You're kinda mean. In a hot way.
Jay Z: You don't take any s---. Or at least you know that you're not supposed to.
Beastie Boys: You believe that loyalty is rewarded.
The Arcade Fire: You spend the first third of relationship in a romantic frenzy and the last two trying to justify it.
The Ramones: Unless you're over 40, you're trying to be cool.
Rush: You're a man. And a nerdy one at that.
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- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Fri, Aug 12, 2011 10:47 PM EDT
By Chiara Atik for HowAboutWe.comRead More »from 10 Signs You're Borderline Obsessed With Your Crush
1) You find yourself casually clicking over to his or her Facebook page or Twitter account, and then before you know it, you're at their very first entry and there's nothing more to read. Because you clicked through the entire thing.
2) You're happy to talk to anyone about your crush. Like anyone. Like that co-worker you randomly ran an errand with. Like your Grandma's sister at a Family Reunion. Like the ONE person who happens to be on Gchat when you get a cryptic text that you immediately need help decoding.
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3) You make plans with any mutual acquaintances you may have, in the hope that maybe, just maybe, your crush will come up in casual conversation. And if they don't, you will bring them up. And sometimes you suffer through long evenings with people you don't even like that much, just so at the end you can casually let your crush know that you "hung out with [MUTUAL FRIEND] the other
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Mon, Aug 8, 2011 11:02 PM EDT
By Chiara Atik for HowAboutWeRead More »from The Hierarchy Of Date Nights: What Each Night Of The Week Means
Is your date scheduled for a Tuesday or a Thursday? It makes a difference, you know! Read below to see what the night of the week says about your date.
The Monday Night Date:
Monday night is the antithesis of "date night": people are usually back at work, and back to their weeknight routines, maybe getting caught up on the errands like grocery shopping, laundry, and going to the gym. Really, there is nothing sexy about a Monday night...and this is actually good news. If someone schedules a date with you on a Monday night it means they are really eager to spend time with you. Screw the norms, they don't even want to wait for a more socially acceptable nights of the week. Even Wednesday is an eternity away when you're in like.
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The Tuesday Night Date:
A Tuesday Night date can mean ambivalence: sure, they'll grab coffee/a drink with you. And maybe, if things go well, it will turn into a late night. But it's
When Jesse James and Kat Von D broke their much publicized engagement, you would have been hard pressed to hear any cries of shock from the public. Though distance was cited as the reason for the relationship's demise, it's hard to believe that there weren't other factors involved. Why? Because, really they both should have known better.
Jesse James' and Kat Von D's twitter-documented romance, from where we're standing, was a classic rebound.
So, how can you tell if you're someone's rebound? Since relationships that happen without a break since the last one do sometimes work out, there's no way to know for sure that yours is a rebound. However, if the person you're dating is displaying any of the following 6 qualities, you might have cause for suspicion.
1. They're super-eager to commit
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