When we heard about Earth Hour - a worldwide initiative where more than 80 countries will turn off their lights at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 - we just had to put our spin on it. Behold, Cosmo's naughty advice on how to make those 60 minutes in the dark so sexy that you'll not just save the earth, you'll move it too.
1. Treat Each Other to Massages.
Massage increases blood flow, which makes every inch of your bodies more receptive to pleasure. Before we get to our Cosmo-approved techniques, keep in mind these tips: Vary the amount of pressure and strokes you use, keep talking to a minimum to avoid distractions, and make sure the room is warm enough (about 72 degrees). Also, if you're looking for a massage oil that doubles as a lubricant, try KY's Touch Massage 2-in-1 Warming Body Massage and Lubricant, $7.99. Now,
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Mar 27, 2009 5:24 PM EDT
When we heard about Earth Hour - a worldwide initiative where more than 80 countries will turn off their lights at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 - we just had to put our spin on it. Behold, Cosmo's naughty advice on how to make those 60 minutes in the dark so sexy that you'll not just save the earth, you'll move it too.Read More »from Earth Hour, Cosmo Style: 5 Sex Tips to Help Save the Planet
Cosmo teamed up with the editors of AskMen.com to find out exactly what guys want this February 14th. Below are some of the gifts they claim they crave....and then be sure to check out our Valentine's Day Gifts Under $20 for Guys and Girls on Cosmopolitan.com!Read More »from 5 V-Day Gifts That Guys Say They Actually Want
Gifts That Guys Say They'll Love:
Liqueur Tasting Shot Glasses
Any connoisseur of fine spirits would be glad to receive six 2.25-ounce shot glasses housed in a stylish wood rack. Whether he chooses to enjoy it by himself, with you, or with friends, you can't go wrong with this gift (especially for the price). Available for $20-$25 at uncrate.com.
Custom-Designed Chuck Taylor Low Canvas Shoes
One of the coolest companies to come along in the world of shoes, Converse now lets customers design custom footwear that will be stitched together exactly as you want it. From a wide range of options, you can choose your own colors, patterns, stitching options, and more (you can even have your name embroidered above the heel). Available
Whether your guy goes MIA for hours on end because of the big game or you just aren't sure how to handle the hoopla, here are 4 ways to keep your cool this Superbowl Sunday.Read More »from 4 Tips for How to Survive Superbowl Sunday
1. Understand That He's Actually a Little Boy Who Loves Sports
Men's love affair with sports starts early. "Boys are encouraged to play and watch sports from a young age, so they develop the habit that way," says psychologist Paul L. Fair, PhD, coauthor of I'm Right. You're Wrong. Now What? And it's no wonder they take to it with a passion-they're built for it. "Men are competitive and often have a winner-takes-all mentality in life-two of the main themes in sports," says Fair. That's why guys get so upset when their team loses: They're emotionally invested in the outcome. "It's a lot more than just a game to them," says Fair. Embrace your guy's inner kid and you'll be able to have more patience than ever before.
2. Remember That Timing is Everything
If you have something to tell your guy, he won't hear you if
Unless you want to bruise your love bond, these questions are best left unasked.Read More »from 4 questions to never ask your guy
1. "Am I better-looking/smarter/etc. than your ex?"
Would you want him to ask you that? If he answers yes to your q, you'll wonder if he's lying. If he says no, well, can your really handle that kind of truth? He's with you now, not her, so just don't even go there.
2. "Do you love me?"
Has he used the L word already? Well, there's your answer. If he hasn't--and you absolutely have to know where he stands--you might start by telling him how you feel about him, rather than putting him on the spot with a needy question.
3. "Can you lend me some money?"
A few bucks is fine, but asking for anything substantial (like a down payment on your car, a month's rent, etc) is unfair. You don't sleep with your bank teller, so don't borrow cash from your boyfriend.
4. "Are you cheating on me?"
If he's innocent, he'll resent the question. If he's guilty, chances are that he'll lie...and even when you have info to
Photo by Marc BaptisteThe 2008 epic presidential campaign is coming to a close, and you want to be damn sure your vote gets counted. Cosmo explains how to prevent a political faux pas, so you can rock the vote on Election Day.Read More »from Avoid Election Day drama
First of All: You're Registered, Right?
Although voting laws differ slightly from state to state, there is one simple rule: If you aren't registered you can't vote. Find out what the deadline to register in your state is here. Can't remember if you updated your registration? Better to check now than be sorry later.
Beat the Crowd
Thanks to the historic nature of this year's election, officials are anticipating record turnout and long lines at the polls. If waiting for hours outside of a federal building doesn't sound like your idea of a Super Tuesday, find out if you can take advantage of early voting in your state.
Find Your Place
Finding your polling location is just one more thing that's been made easier by Google. Type your address into this Google Maps' Election 2008 tool to
A couple days ago, some Cosmo editors were in a meeting when we came across AskMen.com's "Top 10: Things Only Men Can Do" list. We gave Askmen.com kudos for some of their clever items that noted things like how only dudes can go topless and pee standing up…but, right away we started shouting out things that only chicks can do.
We decided to compile it into a list. We didn't stop at 10 measly things. We kept going all the way to 21. If anyone reading this wants to tack on their own suggestions, make sure to comment!
So behold, our list of 21 Things Women Can Do That Guys Can't:
1. Get pregnant: Sure, guys contribute but they'll never get as close (literally!) as we get to our own babies. Plus, maternity leave isn't so bad...Read More »from Cosmo's 21 Things Women Can Do That Guys Can't!
2. Fake it: Cue the famous scene from When Harry Met Sally. Enough said.
3. Ask for directions: We have no problem pulling over and asking for help. And because of that, we're pretty sure we can make it anywhere faster than men.
4. Look sexy