While I think it is important for us to come from a place of gratitude throughout the year, I am thankful for a month in which the desire to do so becomes more prevalent. I love looking through my Twitter and Instagram feed and Facebook timelines and reading reasons why people are thankful. And I love the idea of vocally expressing our thanks and especially giving them (thanks). What I am most grateful for this time of year is the power that lies in the 30 days in which so many of us express our gratitude. As we continue into this season of thanks, I wanted to share some ways that we can show our spouses gratitude. Click through for 7 sweet and simple ways to show your spouse gratitude! -By Krishann Briscoe
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Nov 28, 2013 8:47 AM EST
While I think it is important for us to come from a place of gratitude throughout the year, I am thankful for a month in which the desire to do so becomes more prevalent. I love looking through my Twitter and Instagram feed and Facebook timelines and reading reasons why people are thankful. And I love the idea of vocally expressing our thanks and especially giving them (thanks). What I am most grateful for this time of year is the power that lies in the 30 days in which so many of us express our gratitude. As we continue into this season of thanks, I wanted to share some ways that we can show our spouses gratitude. Click through for 7 sweet and simple ways to show your spouse gratitude! -By Krishann BriscoeRead More »from 7 Sweet and Simple Ways to Show Your Spouse Gratitude
By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
The original mustache king (and a gratuitous puppy).Millions of men grow mustaches in November to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer, and while we were under the impression that Movember's biggest impact (besides the whole awareness thing) is a renewed interest in various mustache styles, the good folks at Durex shared some other, more unique results.
- Smitten, Glamour Magazine | Love + Sex – Wed, Nov 27, 2013 1:56 PM EST
by Gena Kaufman
Getty ImagesAYI.com recently sent us over some survey results pertinent to curvy women and their chances of online dating success. It was sort of depressing (New York men practically never go for a curvy gal) and occasionally surprising (L.A. is in the top five cities for curvy women?!), but mostly, it got us thinking: Do you even need to label your body type according to some pre-set answer?
Here are a few of the various answers you might be provided by an online dating forum to describe yourself: slender, big and beautiful, athletic/fit, average, overweight, and the aforementioned curvy. But even if given a decent amount of choices, isn't this all kind of subjective anyway? People have pretty different ideas of what constitutes an attractive body type. Especially when it comes to themselves--I know plenty of women with what I consider enviable figures who would never describe themselves as slender because they are too busy thinking their thighs are huge. (They're not.)Read More »from The Online Dating Profile Category I Think We Can All Just Skip Answering
- Smitten, Glamour Magazine | Love + Sex – Wed, Nov 27, 2013 1:52 PM EST
by Gena Kaufman
Uh-oh--I hope I didn't make you nervous if you do have big plans for Monday night. I personally enjoy a Monday-night date--it's less pressure than a weekend date, and it gives you something to look forward to and a reason to get dressed up on what's usually the most miserable day of the week.
But alas, I'm in the minority on this one. According to a Match.com survey, Mondays are the least popular day for a date. Weekend dates are not only much more popular than dates that are early in the week, but 81 percent of people said they are more likely to cancel a date on a weeknight. Also, the number one reason people cancel a Monday date is because they need a post-weekend gym visit. The gym! If someone canceled a date with me to go to the gym instead, I would be so mad. Other reasons some jerk might stand you up on a Monday: work commitments (fair), being too tired (suck it up), being unable to afford it (um, learn to budget on the weekends, people), and getting aRead More »from Bad News: You Might Be More Likely to Get Stood Up on THIS Day of the Week
- Smitten, Glamour Magazine | Love + Sex – Wed, Nov 27, 2013 1:47 PM EST
by Gena Kaufman
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Right. But it's not for couples who drink a lot. And couples who don't drink much also tend to be fine. The problem comes in when partners aren't on the same page where drinking is concerned. According to new research on 634 married couples for nine years after their weddings, the rate of divorce was much higher (50 percent) for couples with one heavy drinker than the rate of divorce for couples where both parties drank (30 percent). Interestingly, couples who were both heavy drinkers were no more likely to divorce than couples in which neither partner was much of a drinker.
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This makes a lot of sense, no? Drinking isn't
- Smitten, Glamour Magazine | Love + Sex – Wed, Nov 27, 2013 1:43 PM EST
by Gena Kaufman
Getty ImagesAccording to a new study from the University of Texas and the University of California, Los Angeles, both men and women have regrets when it comes to sex, but the genders vary greatly when it comes to what they regret specifically.
Men's top three regrets mostly had to do with not having sex...
1. Not approaching a possible partner because he was too timid.
2. Not being more sexually adventurous in his youth.
3. Not being more sexually adventurous when he was single.
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…whereas women seemed to feel the exact opposite.
1. Losing her virginity to the wrong partner.
2. Cheating on someone, in the present or past.
3. Moving too fast sexually.
As tends to get mentioned in practically every study on sexuality, researchers speculate that the higher consequences of casual sex for women are likely to have shaped our emotional reactions and regrets. Sigh. (Ladies, here's how I think we should allRead More »from Men's Top 3 Sexual Regrets Are Extremely Different from Women's
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Nov 27, 2013 11:59 AM EST
The roles of husbands and dads is very important to men today. One of my main goals is to spend more meaningful time with my family, even if it means I have to take a different approach to my career. I recently finished my manifesto, called The Family Leader's Manifesto, which is a call and encouragement to men to be the best husbands and dads they can be. It is not enough to be a great leader at work, in the community, or in ministry. If we do that, but perform poorly at loving and leading our family at home, then we are out of balance. And in the eyes of many men, that means "unsuccessful." The survey results show that many men feel the same way. Check out the comparison for men and women when it comes to who is more family oriented! -By Jackie Bledsoe Jr.
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- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Wed, Nov 27, 2013 11:43 AM EST
The Chariot card reversed suggests that you may not be getting any action, have hidden conditions or might rely too heavily on a constant parade of players. Before you put any more time or effort into this arena, be certain you are not just trying to get attention or satisfy ego or pride. If you are not on the right track, any victory may be exaggerated or a proposition might not be well received. Read More »from Astrology.Com Daily Love Tarot - Thursday November 28, 2013
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Nov 27, 2013 11:09 AM ESTDrinking and DivorceLadies, I am a drinker. Blame my love for the sweet nectar on my Dominican genes, or on my love of feeling wobbly and extra friendly. Regardless, I'd have a hard time going cold turkey. I wouldn't get the shakes, now. I do not have a problem. But I would have a problem dating someone who doesn't drink at all.
I know this first hand. When I was in college, I began seeing a classmate who was straight-laced. He didn't drink or party at the Malcom X Center. Unless he was going to the DC (Dining Commons), class or the library, he rarely left his dorm. Enter Sujeiry - an 18-year-old freshman that was finally free from her mother's reign and discipline. I wanted to run wild like a horse. I wanted my mane to flow as I explored all things and all the men that college had to offer. So, you see how me and Mr. Straight Laced were doomed. He wanted to tame me and my party girl ways. And I (like Miley Cyrus) couldn't be tamed!
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- EMandLO.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Nov 27, 2013 11:09 AM EST
Jump for joy!Whether you're married, dating, single and loving it, or desperately seeking some lovin', here are ten sexy things you can give thanks for this Thanksgiving. Consider this your holiday gratitude journal - except we already wrote it for you… one more thing to be thankful for. You're welcome!
1. The Sex Toy Revolution
Once upon a time, sex toys were cheap nasty plastic things designed "for novelty use" only, and about as likely to get you off as a Geraldo Riviera topless selfie. These days, sex toy shoppers can choose from a huge variety of well-designed, well-made, gorgeous toys that are good for your body, good for the environment, and fantastic for your sex life. Don't forget to tell Santa that you plan to be naughty and nice.
2. Sex Advice Wants to Be Free!
Back when sex toys were cheap nasty plastic things, sex advice columnists were a rare breed and most of the sex advice out there was the watered-down kind that advertisers in glossy magazines could stomach. These days, the web isRead More »from 10 Sexy Things to Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving
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