From appreciating your thighs to being honest about your sense of bedroom adventure, a little wisdom can go a long way when it comes to sexual satisfaction. Here, nine women share their deepest revelations. By Kim Tranell, REDBOOK.
Body confidence comes from within
"In my twenties, I sought out pretty vapid, sex-based relationships that were designed to boost my body-confidence. I thought that the more men who wanted me, the better I'd feel about my stomach or the size of my chest. Then, at 33, I started performing burlesque for fun. Once I realized that an audience of both strangers and friends could appreciate me with all my flaws on display, I didn't need those pointless relationships anymore. After a year of performing, I found my current boyfriend, who loves me unconditionally. The sex is amazing because it's meaningful, and I realize that loving your body - not being a certain weight or specific body type - is what makes it attractive in the first place " - Lisa, 36, in a
From appreciating your thighs to being honest about your sense of bedroom adventure, a little wisdom can go a long way when it comes to sexual satisfaction. Here, nine women share their deepest revelations. By Kim Tranell, REDBOOK.Read More »from The Breakthrough that Changed My Sex Life
Is it time to end your friendship?Having really great girlfriends is the best. They can offer you dating advice and share a drink or two with you. But sometimes, friendships come to an end. Breaking up with your boyfriend is the worst, but breaking up with your friend can be even tougher. Shasta Nelson, a life coach and C.E.O. of GirlFriendCircles.com, walks you through the important steps on how to end a friendship.Read More »from The 7 Important Steps to Ending a Friendship
By Dara Adeeyo
1. See the Warning Signs
If you notice that she makes you feel worse about yourself, time to reevaluate. The sooner you can see that you're in a friendship that isn't serving you in a positive way, the sooner you can either fix your relationship or part ways.
2. Maybe You Just Need a Break
Perhaps you need to cut back on the time you guys spend together. When you hangout with someone a lot, you can also become irked by their quirks you once loved. Try only seeing each other once a month instead of weekly. Cutting back on time together will help you decide if you want to continue your
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Fri, Apr 19, 2013 2:25 PM EDT
Here is the most insignificant news you will read all day: Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have reached a divorce settlement.
On Friday, the same day as a terrorist manhunt has parts of the country on lockdown, Kardashian continues to conquer headlines with her personal relationships. Some things never change.Humphries and his now ex-wife settled their divorce, only about a million years after the pair wed for reality TV cameras. The agreement was signed by both parties and handed into L.A. court, according to E! News. Humphries was not present, choosing to remain in New Jersey.
Before he granted the divorce, Judge Hank Goldberg asked Kardashian, "Is there any way your marriage could be saved?"
"No your Honor," she responded, also confirming that she had entered into the agreement freely.
An eyewitness told E! News that Kardashian appeared to be “in a good mood” as she was escorted through the court.An official judgment still has to be entered into the court and the marriage willRead More »from Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Reach Divorce Settlement (We Can All Breathe Now)
- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Fri, Apr 19, 2013 12:36 PM EDT
The Seven of Wands card suggests that you may be defending your honor, reputation or relationship. Setting or testing boundaries means you have to stick up for or stand by your decision. You're unwilling to settle for less than everything you want and deserve. You may be determined to persevere. Trust that everything will work out and you can see your situation through the difficult times.
When she no longer felt at home in the bustle of New York City, single writer Sarah Z. Wexler up and moved to laid-back Portland, Oregon. In the second chapter of her moving diary (read part one here!), she deals with some inevitable culture shock…and loneliness.Read More »from Part 2: Why I Moved 3,000 Miles Away—Alone
By Sarah Z. Wexler
When I get off the plane at the cute little Portland airport, I'm greeted by my friend Lindsey, who'd made the same move from New York City a year before. She informs me that she's leaving on a 10-day trip starting the next morning. That brings my friend count within a thousand-mile radius to a grand total of zero. She drops me off at my apartment, where I'm greeted by piles of cardboard boxes. I officially enter panic mode. Who picks up and moves 3,000 miles away from friends and family-alone except for her dog-because a city she visited for three days seemed cool? I plunk down on my shrink-wrapped couch and try not to bawl.
Projects always make me feel more in control, so my first order
- Lover.ly | Love + Sex – Fri, Apr 19, 2013 11:04 AM EDT
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Finding the perfect reception space is not as easy a task as it may seem. Some of the most common factors when finding the right venue are facility fees, location and overall look. If you're having a whimsical outdoor ceremony under a giant oak tree with glowing white lights, you're probably not going to find an outdated banquet hall attractive. Likewise, if you're planning a low key church wedding with family and close friends, then a giant ballroom in a fancy hotel is not going to suit your needs.
The balance of decor, price and location is somewhat of an artform for couples planning their big day. And sometimes with a guest list of over 200, choices in venue are somewhat limited. For brides on a budget, this proves to be the ultimate test of bargain shopping and crafting skills. We've got some great ideas in the slideshow for dressing up a large reception space and on a small budget, without sacrificing style.
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YouTuber and spaceship engineer Mark Rober was blessed with an abundance of hair follicles on his brow side, but was thankfully introduced to a tweezer at a young age.Believing that people treat those who sport a unibrow differently, he put his hypothesis to the test and proved that people are more than twice as willing to engage in conversation with someone who is manicured with two separate brows.
We have to talk about this! Have you ever been attracted to someone with a unibrow? Would you be able to overlook the bushy eyebrows? If Unibrow Mark caught you on camera, would you have reacted the same way?
Is it possible to be attracted to someone with a unibrow?
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Thu, Apr 18, 2013 2:32 PM EDT
abstinence-only and shamed sexually active students, she said.West Virginia high school senior Katelyn Campbell is fast becoming an online feminist hero after protesting a school assembly that aggressively promoted Read More »from Fierce High School Senior is Online Hero After Protesting Abstinence-Only Assembly
The assembly, held last week at George Washington High School in Charleston, featured national pro-abstinence speaker Pam Stenzel. Her technique, according to past YouTube videos and a new audio recording posted Tuesday by a classmate of Campbell’s, is to spend an hour angrily chastising, "slut-shaming" and threatening students, shouting hyperboles and inaccuracies—including “condoms aren’t safe, never have, never will be”—about the dangers of premarital sex, and using a cruelly ditzy voice to mock teen girls who choose to have it.
Stenzel was brought to George Washington through sponsorship of the West Virginia Youth Encouragers Network, part of the “faith-based, Christ centered” non-profit organization Believe in West Virginia. That, and the speaker’s track record, was
- EMandLO.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Apr 18, 2013 2:22 PM EDT
The KissRead More »from Top 10 Things You Never Want to Hear After a First Kiss
10. No way, you had spinach for lunch too?!
9. I think I swallowed your filling.
8. Thanks, I'd been meaning to floss.
7. Care for a mint?
6. Can I have a Kleenex? I've got a saliva mustache now.
5. Here's a Kleenex. You've got a little booger.
4. Cold sores aren't the same thing as oral herpes, right?
3. That reminds me, I have to do a go home and do my laundry.
1. My mom would love you.
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Apr 18, 2013 2:09 PM EDT
I grew up with three sisters and I now have a wife and two daughters. The only time I've spent living with other guys who I don't call my dad was for my freshman year in college. Outside of that, it's been all women all the time for me. Some people don't like to recognize that there are or can be differences between men and women, but most of the women in my life have all been pretty similar in certain characteristics and traits. Obviously, not all women are the same and some of the things that I've learned about women will apply equally to men and some of those things won't apply to certain women at all. Click through for 7 traits that I've noticed about the women in my life! -By Cody CoombsRead More »from Ladies Man: 7 Truths About Women from a Guy Who Should Know
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