While the trees are banging around outdoors, you're banging indoors.I can tell you exactly where I was when Hurricane Irene hit New York City last August: I was in Brooklyn having sex. The storm had yet to do any of the severe damage that it eventually caused, but that morning, as the wind and rain started to pick up, I was mid-coitus. And according to statistics, I was not alone.
A survey of 1,000 sexually active people conducted by Trojan Condoms found that the majority of Americans like to get it on during natural disasters. Of those polled, 70 percent reported having sex during tornadoes or thunderstorms, and 27 percent said they had done it during hurricanes.
The study also found a correlation between temperature and sex. It seems that the hotter it is outside, the more likely people are to have sex inside (and maybe outside, too). On average, people in frigid Minneapolis only do the deed 64 times a year, while hot-to-trot Miami sees almost twice as much action as that, at 102 times. Who keeps track of this stuff? I guess people in Miami do.
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- YourTango.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Aug 17, 2012 2:25 PM EDT
While the trees are banging around outdoors, you're banging indoors.I can tell you exactly where I was when Hurricane Irene hit New York City last August: I was in Brooklyn having sex. The storm had yet to do any of the severe damage that it eventually caused, but that morning, as the wind and rain started to pick up, I was mid-coitus. And according to statistics, I was not alone.Read More »from Why Do We Love Having Sex During Natural Disasters?
In not-so-surprising news, people value a sense of humor and playfulness in relationships.I have to admit, when I jumped head-first into my current relationship back in April, I didn't put much thought into exactly why I was attracted to my now-boyfriend.Read More »from People Prefer Playful Partners, Says New Study
However, thanks to science, I can confidently say that his non-aggressive nature and unlikeliness to harm me or my potential future offspring earned him major points. On that same note, he probably likes me for my youth and fertility.
No, we're not weirdos; we're just playful. The definitions - and the importance of playfulness in a relationship - come from a recent Penn State study on attraction. The researchers sought to further investigate a list of characteristics that people find desirable in potential mates. To do so, they surveyed 164 male and 89 female undergraduates. From the results, they added "playful," "sense of humor" and "fun loving" to the initial list.
It's interesting that something as seemingly obvious as a person's sense of humor wasn't included on the original desirable characteristics list, but at
- YourTango.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Aug 16, 2012 2:33 PM EDT
From tightly pursed lips to doggy-style slobber, here are 5 ways to ruin a hot makeout session.If you are single and dating, you might understand what it's like to kiss a few frogs. If you're looking for love sometimes, you've got to kiss more than a few. I understand; I've kissed more than my share of men who didn't kiss like real men. They kissed like lizards and bologna sandwiches, metaphorically speaking. So, lets hop to it and get this bad kissing party started. Then we need to get our dating calendar and fill it will men who are great kissers!Read More »from 'The Lizard' and 4 Other Awful Kinds of Kisses to Avoid
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1. The Lizard Kiss. This one was from long long ago, thankfully. I wanted to completely block the memory of this doozie of a bad kiss, but still, to this day, it haunts my brain. It was almost like this guy shape-shifted into a lizard, but retained soft human lips. When my lips touched his, a quickly moving, up and down tongue came out and I didn't know what to do andI didn't think it would ever stop. Now I know what it feels like to be a fly and I really empathize with them
Can you tell the difference between normal, developmental difficulties and depression?The fallout from divorce takes its toll on you personally, and on your role as a parent. You need to be emotionally strong and stable. After all, you are your children's role model for resilience in the face of crisis. Also Read: Should I Stay Married For The Sake Of My Kids? [VIDEO]Read More »from How to Help Your Children Cope with Your Divorce
It's challenging enough for you to get back on your feet. Yet, at the same time, you also need to keep an eye on your child. You want to notice any signs that your child may be suffering because of the divorce. And to do this properly, you have to know exactly what to look for.
The first step is not to confuse normal developmental problems with the problems that are a result of your divorce. Even in a happy, two-parent family, children have problems throughout their developmental years. You have to distinguish between normal problems and those that are more serious. Just like you are adjusting, your child needs to find his way to adapt to the new family reality as well.
It is a process that takes time
- YourTango.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Aug 15, 2012 2:17 PM EDT
Oprah's new reality show documents a 30-day social experiment on love in one small Georgia town.Reality television has turned dating into a truly trashy affair. Singles who are "looking for love" on these programs are often just looking to ignite their 15 minutes of fame, feigning vulnerability and faking romance just for some camera time; it's enough to make you want to turn off the TV for good.Read More »from 'LoveTown, USA': Oprah Experiments with Love in a New Reality Show
But wait - don't grab the remote just yet.
On August 19, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will debut LoveTown, USA, a program documenting a 30-day social experiment on love in one small Georgia community.
Here's the gist: acclaimed matchmakers Paul Carrick Brunson and Kailen Rosenberg travel to Kingsland, Georgia to build love in the town. This means mending broken friendships, helping singles find true love and inspiring feelings of kindness, forgiveness and appreciation throughout the community - no rose ceremonies needed.
Also Read: Are Reality TV Romances Ruining Our Shot at Real Love?
Of course, it's not all rainbows and butterflies in Kingsland. Between revamping the image of a
Your phone is good for more than stalking your ex via Facebook, people!With the summer coming to a close, the sun is likely setting on several short-term romances that began in the heat of the season.Read More »from 4 Apps to Help You Get Over Your Summer Fling
The only problem with summer flings cooling off along with the temperature: heartbreak, naturally - plus the hefty amount of longing (complete with some serious Facebook stalking) that comes with breakup-induced devastation.
Now, before you go misinterpreting every status update and Tweet your ex sends out into the universe, you may want to disable your social media notifications and download some more helpful mobile applications, instead. Interestingly, there are plenty of apps available for those who need some help moving on. Since we are big proponents of "Breaking Up With Your Ex," here are four apps that are worth a download.
Badoo. Perhaps the best way to get over your summer fling is to begin a new romance; or, at the very least, make some new friends to keep yourself busy. Boasting an enormous user-base, Badoo is a social community where everyone
- YourTango.com | Love + Sex – Tue, Aug 14, 2012 3:49 PM EDT
His cruising style might tell you more about his personality than you think.How do you and your partner spend time on the road? It's pretty common for couples to at least bicker when it comes to travel and driving, whether it's about directions, where to stop on a roadtrip or whether to listen to music or NPR. But, are your car arguments reflections of larger issues you have with each other? Well maybe, but then again maybe you just need to compromise and turn down the music.Read More »from 5 Things You Can Tell About a Man by His Driving Style
Read on to see what his behavior when you're driving together could indicate about his personality - and see if you detect any of these behaviors in yourself.
1. He has road rage, yells and curses at other drivers, or he drives too fast. This could mean he has a lot of pent-up frustration to release in his every day life, and needs another outlet to release it. Try talking to him about it or encouraging him to start a new hobby.
Also Read: 10 Signs Your Guy Is Definitely In Love With You
2. As soon as he gets behind the wheel or in the car, he gets quiet and doesn't seem to want to
- YourTango.com | Parenting – Mon, Aug 13, 2012 8:02 PM EDT
Did you have a difficult childhood? Are you afraid your children will suffer emotionally as you did? If so, help is on the way.
In this video, author, relationship coach and YourTango Expert Dr. Margaret Paul explains how you can help history from repeating itself. Also Read: Are You Trapped In An Abusive Relationship?
"There [are] two aspects to loving parenting," says Dr. Paul. "One is being there for your child ... the other aspect of parenting is being there for yourself."
Want to learn more? Check out the video above.
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Follow us to the destinations around the world where you're sure to spot some famous faces.Pining for the cold weather so you have an excuse to book that plane ticket to the Caribbean? Although we can't bring on the winter in August, we can give you another reason to take a vacation: why, celebrity sightings, of course!
Pack your bags and join us as we dish on the top 5 hotspots that celebrities love to head to all year round.
Tell us: have you been to any of these hot spots?
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Grab your guy and plan a romantic, 'late-summer-night's dream' date.Summer may be coming to a close soon - way too soon, if you ask us - but that doesn't mean you can't go out, live it up and have fun to make the best out of these last days of warmth and freedom. So why not go on a romantic, "late-summer-night's dream" date? After all, according to YourTango's recent Irresistible You survey, 40 percent of you feel your significant other has the most confidence in your relationship when you offer him your undivided attention. So show 'em you care with one of these fun-filled ideas that will let you get to know each other better!Read More »from 5 Romantic Late-Summer Date Ideas
1. Spontaneous picnic & concert
Everyone loves a good surprise, and summer is a great time for them-the weather is often perfect for traveling to new places, experiencing nature together and eating outdoors. Plus, no matter where you live, chances are there are free outdoor concerts. So grab a chilled bottle of champagne, a couple of plastic glasses, some cheese and a blanket, and head to the park for a show you