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  • Top 5 Reasons Why Sex Makes You Look Younger

    Harold & MaudeA few weeks back when Geraldo Riviera tweeted a topless selfie, a resounding "EWWWW!" went around the Internet. And sure, we get it. It's Geraldo, after all, showing the kind of near-crotch-action that is better suited to Abercrombie & Fitch models. (And he apparently came to his senses pretty quickly: The pic was soon taken down from his Twitter account, replaced by this Tweet: "Note to self: no tweeting after 1am.") But here's the other thing: The dude is seventy. And, you have to admit, he looks pretty good for seventy. Why is it so gross for a man in his seventies to want to show off his bod? Why is the thought of older people being sexual or sensual so ew-worthy in general? On the very rare occasion when you do see an older couple going at it on screen, the horrified reaction in the audience is on a par with when a dog gets blown to bits in an action movie. So we thought we'd share five reasons - according to scientific research - why sex keeps you looking younger. Screw all the

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  • Why Do Men Cheat Down?

    What a Wiener

    Dear Em & Lo,

    My a-hole live-in boyfriend cheated on me for more than a year before I found out and dumped him. I found out because I was suspicious and snooped on his laptop while he was out and found hundreds of emails between them. I also found photographs of her in these emails. I read the emails from her and she doesn't seem very funny or all that smart, and she's way less attractive than me, too. I'm not a vain person, but I definitely have a better body than she does. I always figured that if he cheated on me, it'd be for someone way hotter and younger, or better than me in some way, someone who offered something I can't. WTF?

    - Too Good for This

    Dear T.G.F.T.S.,

    Who knows why your boyfriend cheated on you with this woman? Maybe she makes a mean blueberry cheesecake, maybe she just luuuurves going down on him, maybe she's rich, maybe she saves baby birds when they fall out of trees, maybe she's going to put your boyfriend in her next movie, maybe she's a good drinking buddy,

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  • 5 Good Ways to Get Over Your Ex

    Woman curled up.This article originally appeared on ArchetypeMe.com:

    Sure, immediately after you've been dumped, you'll probably want to do nothing more than drown your sorrows in cheap wine while watching the entire series of Felicity on Netflix. Twice. But after a while, those hangovers will get old, and you'll find yourself ready to do something other than sob into your pillow. When you reach that point, here are some things to try

    1. Get Busy

    Start a blog, take up a new hobby (preferably one where you'll meet new people, like joining a running club), read a novel, write a novel, paint your room, learn how to take really good photographs, sort out your closet and host a clothing swap, learn chess with a friend, teach yourself Chinese-basically, keep yourself busy with something that will make you feel good about yourself afterwards. (Meaning, watchingFelicity a third time doesn't count.)

    2. Look Better

    We like to call this a "breakover"-because nothing will motivate you more on

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  • Top 5 Love Lessons Learned from the Bachelorette (The Finale)

    ABC's Bachelorette will give one final rose to the guy she believes to be the man of her dreams!Rebound sex, or even a rebound relationship is understandable after a bad breakup. But a rebound engagement? Probably not a good idea (especially if you can't stop crying throughout the entire process).

    Having equally weird families (overly aggro brothers, overly handsy dads, etc) can really bond a couple, because each can understand and empathize with the familial pain and embarrassment of the other.

    Being proud and having a sense of shame have no place in true love. If you have to get your nose adjusted on television with a really unflattering camera angle, you do it. If you have to read your bad "poetry" over and over again in public because the object of your affection enjoys it, you do it. And if you have to settle for second place, you do it.

    In all seriousness: Love doesn't have to be hard. While a chase can make things exciting, if you're really looking for a lifetime marriage, then the practical stuff (kindness, commitment, enthusiasm, stability, willingness to make a fool out

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  • Can You Beat the Urge to Stray with One Freebie a Year?

    Third Wheel
    "If I tell my child, 'No pizza, no pizza, no pizza,' what does he want more than anything Pizza!"

    And so it is with her husband and sex, claims Russian pop star Masha Lopatova. She is married to Andrei Kirilenko, a basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets - and she has told him he can sleep with one woman a year, for one night only.

    We like her reasoning: After all, the forbidden is always more desirable. And so far, it seems to be working: Kirilenko claims he hasn't acted on the offer yet.

    "If something isn't allowed you, you want to get it," he said. "But if it is allowed to you, you will not need it."

    But here's the catch: The agreement is not reciprocal. So what happens, a decade into the marriage, if Lopatova suddenly experiences her urge to stray and is doubly frustrated because (a) she's not allowed to and (b) her husband IS allowed to?

    Also, what if Kirilenko sleeps with one woman one time and then wants the forbidden thing: to see that woman again - without

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  • How to Make Your Fantasy Come True

    A We chatted with Tracey Cox, author of the new book Dare: What Happens When Fantasies Come True, about how to make your own sexual fantasy come true.











    EM & LO: When you were researching women's fantasies for this book, what was the most common fantasy that you kept seeing?


    TRACEY COX:
    Sleeping with another woman was by far the most common. And it's one of the fantasies that had a higher success rate when women take it through to reality. People assume women sleep with other women because it's something men want them to do, but it's something a lot of women are open to anyway.

    What is the most common fantasy that women would actually want to come true?


    TC:
    Experimenting with another woman, followed closely by sleeping with a stranger. That was another strong theme. It's a myth that it's only men who want variety and new flesh. Women do, too. What stops us is we're more inclined to think things through - and if the relationship is good, lots of women decide the risk of following

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  • The 10 Archetypes of Sex

    ArchetypesThe new community site ArchetypeMe tailors content and products to individual personalities. As part of their new ArcheGuide on Bedroom Tips, we put together this summary of how your personality type relates to how you are in the bedroom...






    1. Creative:
    They're not necessarily up for anything, but they will try new and unique ways to spice things up. Think: dramatic mood lighting, hand-sewn lingerie, homemade massage lotion, fun with chocolate sauce, and DIY sex toys. Read about seduction tips for the Creative here.

    2.
    Rebel: These types are up for anything. You name it, they've probably tried it. Don't expect old-fashioned stereotypical gender roles to be played out in the bedroom. And know that they will discuss your co-minglings openly with their friends at brunch and on their blog. Read about seduction tips for the Rebel here.

    3. Advocate:
    They'll join a self-love-a-thon for a cause, get naked in protest, and refuse to sleep with anyone who doesn't support reproductive rights

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  • Top 5 Love Lessons from the Bachelorette (Finale Pt 1: The Breakup Edition)

    Brooks & Desiree on The BacheloretteOuch. We find Des to be a bit of a matzah bachelorette (flat and bland), but even we felt really, really bad for her last night. Getting dumped is hard, but it's at least twenty-five times harder when it's televised nationally. Brooks might as well just pushed her off that cliff. And what are the odds: you've got 25 potential suitors and you fall for the one that just isn't into you? Did Des used to kick puppies when she was little, because the universe does not want her to find romantic happiness. Well, maybe we can learn from her misfortune and Brook's missteps, so it's not all for naught:

    1. When dumping someone, be as clear as possible as quickly as possible. Sure, it may be difficult for you to spit it out, but making the dumpee wait and wait and wait for the knife is psychological torture (especially when they know it's coming, but they're still hoping this could just be your weird way of confessing your undying love).
    2. When you want to breakup with someone, do it outside in
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  • Your Love Life Horoscopes for the Week

    Grand Central CeilingEach week, we at EMandLO.com predict the course of your love life for the week with our own version of irreverent horoscopes - ignore our advice at your own peril! (Hyperbole intended for dramatic effect.)

    aries (Mar. 21st-Apr. 20th)
    Opposites attract. But eventually they'll repel each other if one tries to change what they originally found attractive in the other. Don't tamper with the laws of physics - otherwise gravity will knock you on your tukus.

    taurus (Apr. 21st-May 20th)
    Don't be a noodge. Don't be a player. Don't be "the ball." Just be the dude in the back bleachers with the glove and a beer and let the home runs come to you.

    gemini (May 21st-June 21st)
    Just because you pride yourself on never telling a lie, that doesn't excuse you from coming right out and offering up the truth. Now, we're not suggesting you send out an office memo admitting to Xeroxing your tush on the photocopier, or calling up your old high school sweetheart and confessing to hooking up

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  • How Fantasizing Can Improve Your Sex Life

    Tracey CoxThe fabulous and funny Tracey Cox from the U.K. is one of our favorite sex writers out there. We're thrilled to present the following excerpt from her new book, Dare: What Happens When Fantasies Come True:

    Think of your fantasies as a vibrator for the mind. There are a finite number of possible physical combinations of what we can do with our bodies, but our minds are limitless.

    Your imagination is the single, most potent engine driving sexual desire. Tap into your imagination and you've turned on nature's built-in aphrodisiac. Fantasies are what keep sex fizzy when your sex life - or your partner - goes temporarily pear-shaped. They're what can make sex with someone we've slept with hundreds of times seem not only remotely appealing but exciting. One of the quickest ways to arouse yourself is to fantasize. Even better, fantasies are a form of foreplay we can access in an instant - anywhere, any time - because we carry them with us always.

    Some fantasies are fleeting. Others start

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