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- Glamour Magazine | Love + Sex – Tue, Oct 21, 2008 10:45 PM EDT
Hi Dr. Kate,
I was recently diagnosed with Trichomoniasis. My doctor gave me medication and it went away. I read in the pamphlet thing that came with the meds that it is an STD. Me and my partner are monogamous so how would I get an STD? My boyfriend had also recently been tested and all came out negative. Could that be because it is hard to detect? I had to go to the doctor twice before they got it right. I trust him that he isn't sleeping with any one else but contracting an STD makes me a little confused.
Yes, trich is sexually transmitted, but it's not an infection that many docs routinely screen for. And it's rare that men are tested for it at all, unless they specifically ask (so your boyfriend was most likely not tested for it). So it's possible that you've had the infection for months or years -- since before your current guy -- or that HE's had it for months or years -- since before he met you. Testing positive for an STD doesn'tRead More »from I got an STD, but my boyfriend says he's monogamous. Help!
- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Tue, Oct 21, 2008 4:39 PM EDT
Model Gisele Bundchen is one of the most gorgeous women ever in the history of the world and doesn't exactly need help looking hot. But there's a secret she uses to make her appear just a little more seductive (if that's even possible) that's so simple and easy that every single one of us can start doing right this second!
She plays with her hair. Seriously, that's it.
While looking through pictures taken of her on the set of a Black Cowboy music video (has anyone heard of them?), I noticed that in about half of them, she's fiddling with her locks--unning her fingers through them, twirling the ends and tossing her head around. So I consulted The Nonverbal Dictionary of Gestures, Signs & Body Language Cues and found that this is called "hair preening" and it's a sign of flirtation that makes the boys come a-runnin'. (Check out what other flirtatious moves real-life couples put on each other.)
I can't say it's shocking--when 'm in the presence of a dreamy guy, I instinctivelyRead More »from Gisele Bundchen’s Sexy Body Language Trick (That You Can Steal)
The most convenient way to exercise is to do it in your house, as it turns out. You can roll out of bed and stumble over to the DVD player and punch the play button. And then, you can flail all you like without the world judging you and finding you wanting some kind of grace and maybe a little dignity. Your pets will judge you, but you will not care, because of the joy you will take in the absolute freedom of more or less total privacy. Work out at home (naked or not) with these effective workout videos!Read More »from Exercising naked: A bonus to working out at home
The problem with total freedom is that total freedom turns out to be that little things like pants cease to matter. You will pull on a sports bra, because your bosoms ought to be protected from the things that aerobics will do to them, and you might even put sneakers on, to cushion your knees and make it a little easier to jump around for just a little bit longer. But why should you put on anything else, really? You'll overheat, if you're wearing pants, and what's the point of a top
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I've been on a bit of a jewelry kick lately and wanting to try things I never have before. Like vintage bib necklaces. They're so big, awesome, and outfit-making. They're the kinds of pieces that will make women you don't even know come up to you and say, "I love your necklace." (At least this is how it goes in my fantasy life.) Plus, you can wear them with absolutely the simplest look-I'm thinking a black skirt, black tee, and tights and heels. I like these today on eBay: a geometric gold and ivory version, this amazing/outlandish disco style, which literally looks like a bib, and this striking silver-chains look, which is equal parts '60s-ladylike and rocker-chic.
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Photo courtesy of WeetabixThe farmer's market season is wrapping up here in the upper Midwest. The leaves are turning gold and russet and the crops are withering as the colder air settles in. Already last Saturday, I noticed bare spots between the usual market vendors and assume that it means that the usual flowers and tomatoes have given up the ghost with last week's frost. I love the way that the farmer's market shows the passing of the season: we started with strawberries, spring greens and asparagus and then moved to cherries, blueberries, and cucumbers, and now it's all pumpkins and apples and frost-hearty fare like Brussels sprouts and potatoes.Read More »from Making your very own apple butter
Get the most out of a trip to the farmers' market with these amazing, healthy recipes.
I managed to capture some of the ephemeral nature of the season by heartily embracing the art of making jam this summer (my favorite is still the strawberry/marsala/rosemary), but now that fall is here, I'm going back to my roots. You see, when I was a dirt-poor college
My great aunt draws on her brows: two thick Sharpie-like lines--straight across. By mid-afternoon, they've melted all over her face in the Florida heat.
I'm paranoid about ending up completely browless. I worry over every tiny gap and sparse patch, especially the inner corner of my right brow, which I religiously fill in with powder every morning. (Here's how you can get the perfect eyebrows right at home!)
Permanent makeup has been suggested, but a tattoo on my face seems ... extreme, right?
At the opening of the new Completely Bare downtown on Bond Street in New York City, owner Cindy Barshop convinced me to try her latest service, the Barshop Brow--like eyelash extensions for your eyebrows--right there in the middle of the party. An aesthetician meticulously glued 20 tiny fibers to my skimpy right brow until it matched the left perfectly. It took 10 minutes--after which I ran around asking other beauty editors: "Can you tell that my eyebrow is fake?"
ItRead More »from Amazingly realistic eyebrows from Completely Bare
- Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Thu, Oct 16, 2008 9:38 PM EDT
I get a lot of emails from people, all of them pretty much universally wonderful. Mostly it is kind words, or continuing a conversation I start with a post, or stuff that is too personal to share in the comments, or providing me with very important information that I had previously lacked (most notably, about breakfast places in Salt Lake City and interesting medical facts. But not in the same email.). I love the letters I get and the readers we've got. Every single one is like Christmas! Generally speaking in a figurative way. Sometimes, though, I get the emails that give me pause.
They're not terrible, or hurtful, and they're not even in any way a bad thing, these emails, but every single time one appears in my inbox, I hesitate, get uncomfortable, set it aside to think about and end up thinking about it for far too long, ending up sending embarrassingly delayed and rushed responses. I have been terrible with returning emails in the past, am trying to get better with it, hereRead More »from Emails from strangers: Should I get weight-loss surgery?
- Glamour Magazine | Love + Sex – Thu, Oct 16, 2008 6:58 PM EDT
"To see if Coke really worked, Anderson, Umpierre and Hill mixed four different types of Coke with sperm in test tubes. A minute later, all sperm were dead in the Diet Coke, but 41 percent were still swimming in the just-introduced New Coke (The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 313, p. 1351). But that's not good enough, Anderson warns. Sperm "can make it into the cervical canal, out of reach of any douching solution, in seconds"--faster than anyone could shake and apply a bottle of Diet Coke." (Source)However, another group of scientists replied with "Oh no you di'int!" and reported the converse. Just the same, kind of makes you want to rethink your 2 p.m. caffeine and Nutrasweet fix, doesn't it?
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