Real brides dish on their most mortifying moments.
By The Editors of TheKnot.com
Thinkstock / The Knot1. Spanx Snafu
"I accidentally left my shaping underwear in the dryer at my fiance's parents' house. On the day of the wedding, I had to call them up so they could bring it with them to the venue for me. His dad answered the phone, and I told him the predicament I was in, having to describe what they looked like and where I'd left them to make sure the correct pair was brought. Lo and behold, my shaping underwear was at the venue when I arrived!" -- erollis
Scandalous Scale: 4 out of 5
2. Prewedding Peep Show
"Due to the nature of my gown, I could not wear a bra underneath it, so I was standing topless in the bridal suite with just my mom, my sister and my best friend in the room, all of whom were polite enough to avoid eye contact with my chest while we attempted different ways to maneuver my dress onto me without ruining my hair and makeup. Out of nowhere, my mother-in-law and sister-in-law came in and
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1. You Need Your Beauty Sleep
Research consistently shows that people would choose a good night's sleep over sex. And sure, when you crawl into bed at midnight and, with a heavy heart, set your alarm for six a.m., then an hour or two of sensual tantric love-making doesn't sound that appealing. But what about five or ten minutes of intense passion followed by a sleep-inducing orgasm? Now we're talking.
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We've all heard that women at least need thirty minutes of extended foreplay in order to truly enjoy sex. But then how come during masturbation, women climax, on average, in less than four minutes? (Guys take an average of two to three minutes to
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2. Rompe Colchón
Rompe Colchón translates to English as "mattress breaker." This Venezuelan aphrodisiac ceviche is packed with oysters, which are rich in rare amino acids that are known to increase sexual hormones.
The spiciness of chili peppers has often been said to increase sexual desire. Well, time to cook him some Mexican tonight!
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4. Maca Root Powder
Taken from the root of the plant lepidium peruvianum, maca has been used as an aphrodisiac in Incan culture waaayyy back when. It has also
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Mon, May 20, 2013 4:29 PM EDT
The conversation about whether it is ever a good idea to give a goodbye gift while ending a relationship, all spurred by a Ryan Seacrest-Julianne Hough rumor (worry not, TMZ put an end to the controversy with a definitive statement by a "source"), led my thoughts back to the dating and break-up days before I met the Not Boyfriend.
During that time, I was dating (which was new, after a divorce from an 11-year relationship), pushing myself to go out with men I might not have previously considered (corporate lawyers? much older men? much younger men? also new) and being observant of how and who I was on each of those dinners, hikes and even one-nighters. It wasn't all a science project, but there was certainly some healthy experimenting. I was finding my way to a different identity, and it was good for me to stretch beyond my comfort zone. That included taking note of how the relationships (or arrangements, or meetings) came to an end.
- Lover.ly | Love + Sex – Mon, May 20, 2013 4:12 PM EDT
By Kellee Khalil, Lover.ly
As the old saying goes, "If you wanna know, if he loves you so, it's in his kiss (that's where it is)." Faith Hill has even described it as centrifugal motion and perpetual bliss. There are so many words and ways to describe the moment you first smooch your sweetie, and whether you've been dating a few short months or a decade, all of those emotions come flooding back as you stand at the altar and share your first kiss as a married couple. Full on make-out session or a short and sweet peck, it doesn't matter. What matters is the way you feel, and we've rounded up our favorite "first kisses" that definitely say that this is a kiss to build a dream on.
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Imagine 6,000 randy sailors set loose in New York City, with nothing to do but drink and hook up with locals. It's a sure-fire recipe for, well, lots and lots of hooking up. In fact, no other annual ritual (with the possible exception of New Year's Eve) brings as much opportunity for so much love with so little commitment.
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New York women are used to the yearly phenomenon - it's enough of an institution to have warranted its own "Sex and the City" episode, and there have even been guides written about how to snag a sailor for a night.
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Make fun all you want, but there's just something about long walks - preferably on the beach - that have made movie characters swoon for decades. As we prepare for the onset of summer, here's a supercut of "long walks" to get you in the beach-going mood.
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- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Mon, May 20, 2013 11:53 AM EDT
The Four of Chalices card reversed suggests that you may be expecting an offer to remain indefinitely, but ignoring the facts of the matter might not bring the results you anticipate, and could lead to regret. Yet reaching out or accepting a compassionate and sincere offer of love, support or commitment could renew hope and passion and bring reconciliation. This could be a second chance to put the brakes on self-pity, come out of a romantic slump and rejoin life. Otherwise unresolved issues or fears may come to a head as dissatisfaction and longing become more difficult to hide. Communicating your feelings and considering how the other person feels could help alter your perspective.
The fascinating, the gross, and the totally inexplicable things men like to do alone, courtesy of our spy, Aaron Traister. REDBOOK.Read More »from 11 Things Men Do when You're Not Looking
1. We (try to) fix things
It sounds crazy: You've asked us repeatedly to deal with some D.I.Y. project, and when do we tackle it? When you're not even there to see. I'm more inclined to plaster the holes in the playroom (what are they doing up there-jousting?) if my wife, Karel, isn't around to needle me. Also, it helps when "someone" isn't hanging over your shoulder making "helpful" suggestions about how to "apply the plaster in the smoothest possible fashion." Of course, Karel's happy when she comes back to an improved home, but I'm not sure how she'd feel about the rest of my while-you-were-out list...
2. We park the kids in front of the TV
A six-hour Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles marathon is not an option when Mom is home. Karel's finely tuned guilty conscience will lead her to believe she's being a "bad mommy." But when people talk
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