I joined Match.com about a month ago and have had some interesting interactions. By interesting, I mean straight up weird. It doesn't matter how specific I am in my profile ("I am seeking a man between 30-40 in the Los Angeles area). I still receive strange messages from 56-year-old men that are living in Houston, Texas and want to "get to know me." But that's not the worst of it. What's more terrible than having a man my grandpa's age ask if he can wine and dine me? A man who wants to play with my toes or make sweet love to me…and says so in his intro email. The sad thing is that this happens to most women who are trying to find a mate online. And I have proof! Click through for the top 7 weirdest messages women get on online dating sites! -By Sujeiry Gonzalez
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Mon, Jul 22, 2013 11:35 AM EDT
I joined Match.com about a month ago and have had some interesting interactions. By interesting, I mean straight up weird. It doesn't matter how specific I am in my profile ("I am seeking a man between 30-40 in the Los Angeles area). I still receive strange messages from 56-year-old men that are living in Houston, Texas and want to "get to know me." But that's not the worst of it. What's more terrible than having a man my grandpa's age ask if he can wine and dine me? A man who wants to play with my toes or make sweet love to me…and says so in his intro email. The sad thing is that this happens to most women who are trying to find a mate online. And I have proof! Click through for the top 7 weirdest messages women get on online dating sites! -By Sujeiry GonzalezRead More »from Cub Seeking Cougar: The Top 7 Weirdest Messages Women Get on Online Dating Sites
Going to church.
According to a study started in 1992 by the University of Chicago, married couples who reported having the best sex had two things in common:
1) They went to church weekly
2) Had a low amount of sexual partners
Interestingly enough, the study found that the type of religion didn't matter, as long as couples were attending some sort of worship together in a weekly and regular fashion.
In an article appearing on U.S. News, Patrick Fagan, a representative of the Family Research Council, was quoted as saying, "Those who worship God weekly have the best sex. I want to see this on the cover of Playboy sometime."
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- Lover.ly | Love + Sex – Mon, Jul 22, 2013 10:59 AM EDT
We're completely drawn to art-inspired wedding details! From watercolor invites to graffiti accessories, artsy wedding decor is perfect for creative pros, design-oriented couples, or just those who appreciate great artwork. And since art can be modern and sophisticated or classic and timeless, this theme is incredibly versatile. Here are our favorite painted wedding details.
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- Refinery29 | Love + Sex – Mon, Jul 22, 2013 10:45 AM EDT
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The birth control pill is one of the most groundbreaking drugs to be introduced in the past 50 years. It served as a player in the sexual revolution - giving women sexual freedom and allowing us to pull in the reins on family planning. And, when introduced, it was viewed as a tool with the potential to wipe out poverty and save marriages, in addition to preventing unwanted pregnancy, according to historian Elaine Tyler May, author of America and The Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation.
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While it may not have eliminated poverty, per se, it has become the undisputed queen the birth control scene: Just five years after being introduced in 1960, it became the most popular form of birth control in the U.S., with more than 6.5 million women opting for the drug. And, its popularity hasn't waned.
Today, it still rules as the most popular form of birth control for women who use contraceptives,
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Never have boring sex again!It may seem obvious-have sex, and then feel great, right? But that's not always the case. "Not that this is a big revelation or anything but, unlike guys, we need to be in the mood to have sex!" says Dr. Alyssa Dweck, co-author of V is for Vagina. "If we're stressed, pissed off, feeling unattractive, thinking about the laundry, the kids, work, money woes, or anything else life brings our way, chances are, no matter how hard our partner tries, we're going to be as likely to have an orgasm as Lady Gaga joining a nunnery."
With so many obstacles in our way, can we ever achieve that all-encompassing 'screaming O' we see in the movies? Experts say it is possible. There are different kinds of orgasms (some go deeper than others) and even if you're regularly having an orgasm during sex, you could be having a better one. Here's how:
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Duende, OaklandHead to market
One of this year's dining trends puts a new spin on an old standard, meaning you basic dinner date will be anything but boring. Market-style restaurants, where you pick your food at a counter, and then sit down to eat in a restaurant with an upscale vibe, are becoming increasing popular. Standouts include Chicago's Little Goat, Denver's upcoming Source, and Oakland's Duende, where you can stroll among local art and listen to live jazz as you get your grub on.
Pop away for a bit
Camping may not be glamorous, but between sleeping under the stars and unrestricted cuddling time, it's definitely romantic. With a stay at a pop-up hotel, however, you can get the best of both worlds. Some of the most buzzed-about properties have sprouted up in
Epic First Date MistakesHave you made larger-than-life mistakes on a first date; mistakes so bad that you can only describe as an "EPIC FAIL?"
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I am not speaking of catastrophic situations, just mistakes that take place during that crucial first date.
Thanks to my sources, I was able to compile a list of 5 Epic First-Date Mistakes just for you.
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Getting the name wrong
It may seem trite, but dear me, it happens way too often.
Once I was out at a cocktail party with a rocket scientist who at the beginning or end of every sentence would say "Em". At first, I thought it was a nervous twitch. But then, as the evening went on, I figured out that he thought my name was Emily and was shortening it with "Em"!
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Kissing is not only the way we define intimacy in our brain, but it also releases chemicals that make us more relaxed and able to perform - something that builds connection. Chinese medicine actually believes that the mouth and the tongue have a connection to the heart, which means that kissing actually attaches people to each other.Read More »from The Ultimate Guide to Kissing
How to Kiss: The Ultimate Guide
Given the importance of the kiss, we've created a rounded up all of our kissing advice in one neat package. And remember: the best way to become an expert kisser? Practice. Lots and lots of practice. Happy kissing!
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SHOULD YOU KISS?
Sometimes it can be hard to tell, we know. Here are a few surefire signs that you should take a deep breath and go in for the kiss.
1) If you lean in closer and they don't break eye contact.
Simple and easy to read! If they don't back away the closer you get, they're down with the kissing. If they do, they're…less so.
2) If they keep looking at your lips/mouth as you talk.
This is date
- StyleCaster News | Love + Sex – Fri, Jul 19, 2013 4:50 PM EDT
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Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis Celebrities love to talk about themselves-no big secret there-and a surefire way a star can stand out from the crowd is to attempt to be seen as super-approachable. But oftentimes in an A-lister's quest to relate to their fans, they offer up a little too much information. Namely, when it comes to their sex lives.
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Obviously, it's to be expected that outspoken folks like Heidi Klum and Khloé Kardashian aren't afraid to let the world in on their bedroom antics, but we can't help but be surprised when stars like Olivia Wilde and her beau Jason Sudeikis both open up about how much they love having sex with each other. (If you haven't heard about this one, keep reading.)
In honor of Sudeikis deciding to reveal details of his sex life publicly, we couldn't help but put together a list of some other celebrity sex confessions we've heard over the years. Read on for some
How to 'Trick' A Guy into Being Playful
What's the single biggest problem that women face when dating?
Men are lame.
Yup, men are usually one of the big 3 categories of lame
Fortunately, in our infinite Yahoo! Shine web wisdom we developed a special 5 minute video that shows you how to eliminate "The ABC's of Lameness" from your online dating.
I'm going to show you the video in a second but I want you to exactly. follow. my clever. 2 step instructions:
1. Watch the video.
2. Keep reading article after you watched the video (leave comments, share with friends, gossip about it on facebook first tho).
Here is the video:
Did you watch it? OK, excellent.
Now you might have a question. If you watch my "The Girls Game" Yahoo! Screen videos you know I'm big on women and men being "playful." What is "playful" exactly?
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