Even if the two of you have been busting bedsprings for years, marriage can bring your lust to a whole new level. Learn how to claim the best sex of your life.
By Jennifer Benjamin
Reportedly, one of the hottest trends these days for engaged couples is to declare sack sessions off-limits in the weeks before the wedding. The thinking: Banning booty guarantees that honeymoon sex will be as hot as possible. After all, if you're marrying someone you have dated for years or even lived with, chances are, the scorching sexual excitement you had when you first started banging headboards has probably been replaced with more sensual lovemaking.
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But you don't need to become a born-again virgin to get your groove back. Because, believe it or not, just being married can launch your lust life into the stratosphere. "You're starting a new chapter in your relationship, which gives you the kind of rush - physically and emotionally - that you had when you
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Apr 29, 2011 5:39 PM EDT
Even if the two of you have been busting bedsprings for years, marriage can bring your lust to a whole new level. Learn how to claim the best sex of your life.Read More »from 4 Ways Kate and Prince Wills Can Add Oomph to Newlywed Nooky
Lately, there've been a lot of new va-jay-jay trends for women who, uh, think outside the box. Some could be appealing, but some are so ridiculous, you'll swear we made them up. Sadly, we didn't.Read More »from Would You Do This to Your Vagina?
By Mina Azodi
1. V Bling
When we first heard about vajazzling, we thought it had to be a joke - a bedazzled hoo-ha seems more like an SNL skit than a sexy new trend. And now suddenly, it's everywhere. Even Jennifer Love Hewitt professed her love for the sparkle during an interview on The George Lopez Show, saying it's like a "little disco ball down there." TMI? Probably. But we wanted to know what the fuss is about, so we asked Cindy Barshop, founder of the Completely Bare Spa, in New York City, one of the first to offer jeweled waxes. "Now that the Brazilian is mainstream, women want new ways to make the area special," says Barshop. When you get vajazzled, you can choose from patterns like a flower or a heart, or ask for a custom design. The crystals have an adhesive on the back of them
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Apr 29, 2011 4:25 PM EDT
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Mother's Day – Thu, Apr 28, 2011 4:58 PM EDT
Readers and Cosmo staffers submitted their goofy and hilarious messages from the mothership. Here, a few of our favorites...
By Jessica Knoll
You can always count on Mom for a little TMI and an honest reaction to your new bangs. And now that she's got her e-mail account up and running, she's in touch 24/7. Gmail just wouldn't be the same without you, Mom.
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Subject: Protect yourself------------------
Thank God you are not traveling this week! You need to talk to your manager about masks. They should be looking out for employees. They should supply them. This virus is attacking young, healthy people. The concern is that it will mix with other viruses and become more dangerous. Refrain from large groups of people or if you can't, wear a mask. It's not about looking good. It's about being smart!
I love you.
Subject: Just a thought
Don't think I'm being nosy, but after meeting Dan the other night I wondered how Read More »from In Honor of Mother's Day: 8 Funniest E-mails We Got from Mom
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Shine Food – Thu, Apr 28, 2011 4:28 PM EDT
The fun new way to get your sweet tooth fix? Desserts made with booze. Whip up one of these intoxicating recipes from Lucy Baker, author of The Boozy Baker: 75 Recipes for Spirited Sweets.
By Molly Triffin
Not only does cooking with liquor make the whole process a hell of a lot more fun (Step 1: Pour yourself a cocktail!), but it also enhances the flavors. Start with the basic cupcake and frosting recipes below, following the instructions for the alcoholic variation of your choice (see all 9 ways underneath the recipe - why not try them all?). Think of it as a party in your mouth!
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Simple Vanilla Cupcakes
Makes 24 cupcakes
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups milk (preferably whole)
Preheat the oven to 375°. Line twoRead More »from The Delish Dessert You Won't See at Kate Middleton's Wedding: Booze-Infused Cupcakes
It's finally time for spring's easy and forgiving clothes. I'm so excited to shed my dark sweaters, coats, and tights for fun printed summer dresses!
This dress, the Maurie and Eve Observation, is the perfect shape for a baby belly.
It's flowy, and the asymmetrical bottom makes me feel sexy. The leather straps have gold studs so I don't even have to bother with jewelry. It's a little short for me to wear as a dress right now, so I've layered an American Apparel stretch pencil skirt underneath for coverage.
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You many have noticed I wear American Apparel under a lot of things while pregnant. I found that a lot of clothes that used to look great on me now seem a little too revealing and inappropriate thanks to my curves. But using basic stretch pieces as a first layer are an easy and cheap fix.
By the way, you can steal this trick even if you're not pregnant. Adding the stretchy layer is a great way to feel more comfortable inRead More »from 3 Spring Maternity Trends You Should Try
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Apr 28, 2011 4:18 PM EDT
Wanna know how French women - and one very famous Brit - stay looking so slim and smoking hot without becoming slaves to the gym or tasteless meals? By following these four steps...
By Zoe Ruderman
When rumors started swirling that the princess-to-be and her mother were trying a new weight loss plan called the Dukan Diet, everyone and, well, their mother wanted to get the scoop.
Well, here's the skinny. The Dukan Diet was created by a doctor from France, Pierre Dukan, and he credits his Lb-shedding tricks with the real reason French women manage to stay thin without avoiding delicious foods or hitting the gym every day. Uh, sign us up.
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So, we got all the info you need to know if you're looking to slim down, whether it's for an upcoming wedding (royal or otherwise) or just because you're kinda dreading getting into a bikini for the first time this year.
Check out the four steps to follow below then pick up The Dukan Diet,Read More »from The Diet Everyone (Including Kate Middleton) is Obsessing Over
We asked dudes if there were any social network moves women make that drive them bonkers. Their answer: Uh, yeah. Here, real men share. How many of these crimes are you guilty of committing?
By Carolyn Kylstra
1. GETTING ALL CIA ON US
"I hate it when chicks turn into 'spies' and go digging into your older posts/pictures trying to find dirt, and then ask you about the women they don't know. It's as if they're trying to catch you in some secret affair! Look, if it's out there for you/all too see, I'm obviously not hiding anything!" -Mike, 32
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2. MAKING THAT DUCK FACE
"I cannot stand when women post thousands of goofy faced pictures - especially that fake puckered lips pose. It's sooooo fake. Whatever happened to smiling?" -Cameron, 30
3. OPENING THE VAULT
"No one wants to know how closely your life resembles the Jerry Springer show. Keep all those ugly details to yourself, please!" -Daniel, 34
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Work + Money – Wed, Apr 27, 2011 4:31 PM EDT
That's the question MIT psychologists set out to answer in a recent study, just published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
By Zoë Ruderman
(Uh, we know they're wicked smart and all, but did the researchers really not think to include "during sex" as one of the options? Because, let's be honest-it's not uncommon for the L-word to be said for the first time during a hookup.)
Anyway, here's what the study found: Women prefer to hear those three words for the first time after sex, but guys are happier when women say it to them for the first time before sex.
The psychologists theorized that a dude hears I love you and takes it as a sign that sex could be in the near future. Whereas women may hear it and assume it means the guy didn't view the sex as just a one-night stand or F-buddy thing.
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There is one exception, though. When a guy is only looking to hook up, they prefer to hear I love you after sex,Read More »from Is It Better to Say I Love You Before or After Sex?