Nice Girls Finish Last; Be Naughty This Holiday

Nice Girls Finish Last; Be Naughty This Holiday

Nice Girls Finish Last; Be Naughty This Holiday

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Nice Girls Finish Last; Be Naughty This Holiday
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Peace and love are overrated—this holiday season stop being the nice girl.

Come December you can't enter a Wal-Mart, fill up your gas tank or grab some grease at the food court without hearing Christmas songs, including the one about Santa checking his list (twice—we know) to see who's getting the Tiffany's and who's getting the coal. But who is this Christmas "nice girl," the one who makes cupcakes with red and green sprinkles, picks out the perfect gift for every member of her husband's family, and doesn't talk back to her mother-in-law? Who can do that? No us. But that doesn't mean we're bad girls—this isn't another madonna/whore either/or.

Whether the nice girl-itis comes from outside or is lurking within you somewhere, we think it's time to redefine the rules. Sure it's the season of peace, love and goodwill to all, but tell that to your oversexed coworker who's up on your Mr. every time you turn your back at the company Christmas party. Read on to fine out when "naughty" is actually "nice" this holiday season.

Home For The Holidays

Nice Girls… need a full-size bed and an empty house.

 

Your man is craving the chance to get a backside view of your holiday lingerie but the idea of bending over your childhood bed while everyone else is downstairs spreading good cheer just feels… wrong.

Naughty Girls… highlight the "ex" in sex.

Is there is anything hotter than forbidden, sweaty sex with the risk of getting caught? Yup: forbidden, sweaty sex with someone who knows your body well enough to take you from zero to sixty in the time it takes mom to serve the mulled wine. Sneak out with your guy while your uncle is explaning his investment in alpacas and give your cheeks a merry flush the old fashioned way.

Stand By Your Man

Nice Girls… turn the other cheek.

At his annual holiday party, your man's flirty co-worker has been working your last nerve with her blatant man-baiting lash-batting. When she leans over the punch bowl and her cleavage spill out of her sparkly top (she must shop at Hot Topic) the nice girl in you says "let it go, she's just being friendly."

Naughty Girls…  stoop to their level.

Diplomacy is nice, but there's a difference between being tactful and being a doormat. Don't start an I Love New York-style throw down, but do let her know that she's out of line. A simple, "Why don't you take care of refilling your drink, and I'll take care of flirting with my fiancé," ought to do the trick.

Ask and You Shall Receive

Nice Girls… don't make demands.

Your man gets you a paisly scarf that screams, "I just bought this off of the clearance rack yesterday!" Or worse, he gets you nothing at all after you have made it clear you wanted to celebrate the holiday. You know he hates shopping, though, so you smile and tell him you love it.

Naughty Girls… know that if there's no thought, it doesn't count.

OK, so not every gal is going to get a pair of Louboutins or a set of diamond studs, but if you've told your man you appreciate gifts and he shows up with a hollow chocolate Santa you have a right to be pissed. "It's not so important that my partner get me a huge gift, but I want to know that he put some thought into it. Not getting a gift is just mean, unless both parties agreed not to. I really think it is important to let your partner know that they are important and you want to please them," says Adessa Williams, 28, from New York City.

Being in a relationship means taking the time to celebrate your partner and your union at special times, and this can be done even when funds are low. There are plenty of thoughtful presents that can be presented to a partner that don't cost a fortune: a poem, a homemade dinner or passes to a play at a local college all show you care and you've put thought into the occasion. Your man should know this, too.

Are You My Mother?

Nice Girls… do it all alone.

There are cards to send, gifts to buy and food to shop for. Your husband expects his name to be on everything, but the only effort he's putting in is enough to flip the channel after you told him that watching boxing on TV won't help you box up these gifts. 

Naughty Girls… put him to work.

Write out a list of everything that needs to be done, split in half and let your guy choose which one he's going to take on. "Hearing a long, verbal list of things that needs to be done not only makes it easy to forget—it overwhelms me but a list is something tangible I can tackle," says Harold, 33 from Ann Arbor, MI.  Motivate him with rewards for each completed task such as a flash for taking out the trash or some below-the-belt play once the cards have been mailed.

Do Unto Others...

Nice Girls… give to charity.

Funds are low and you've got presents to buy for your trendy sister, deserving mom and best friend. Still want to help? Think Pink.  From Coach's Multi-Charm Key Fob to KitchenAid's pink stand mixer, there are a wide variety of products that will not only please your loved ones but also benefit breast cancer research.

Naughty Girls… give a little selfishly.

Looking for something a little friskier than a bake set? Check out Babeland's Come for a Cause package which includes a waterproof Papillon vibrator which is designed to match the curves of a woman's body and a hard plastic shell vibrates strongly. Now that's charity we can get excited about!

Come December you can't enter a Wal-Mart, fill up your gas tank or grab some grease at the food court without hearing Christmas songs, including the one about Santa checking his list (twice—we know) to see who's getting the Tiffany's and who's getting the coal. But who is this Christmas "nice girl," the one who makes cupcakes with red and green sprinkles, picks out the perfect gift for every member of her husband's family, and doesn't talk back to her mother-in-law? Who can do that? No us. But that doesn't mean we're bad girls—this isn't another madonna/whore either/or.

Whether the nice girl-itis comes from outside or is lurking within you somewhere, we think it's time to redefine the rules. Sure it's the season of peace, love and goodwill to all, but tell that to your oversexed coworker who's up on your Mr. every time you turn your back at the company Christmas party. Read on to fine out when "naughty" is actually "nice" this holiday season.

Home For The Holidays

Nice Girls… need a full-size bed and an empty house.

Your man is craving the chance to get a backside view of your holiday lingerie but the idea of bending over your childhood bed while everyone else is downstairs spreading good cheer just feels… wrong.

Naughty Girls… highlight the "ex" in sex.

Is there is anything hotter than forbidden, sweaty sex with the risk of getting caught? Yup: forbidden, sweaty sex with someone who knows your body well enough to take you from zero to sixty in the time it takes mom to serve the mulled wine. Sneak out with your guy while your uncle is explaning his investment in alpacas and give your cheeks a merry flush the old fashioned way.

Stand By Your Man

Nice Girls… turn the other cheek.

At his annual holiday party, your man's flirty co-worker has been working your last nerve with her blatant man-baiting lash-batting. When she leans over the punch bowl and her cleavage spill out of her sparkly top (she must shop at Hot Topic) the nice girl in you says "let it go, she's just being friendly."

Naughty Girls…  stoop to their level.

Diplomacy is nice, but there's a difference between being tactful and being a doormat. Don't start an I Love New York-style throw down, but do let her know that she's out of line. A simple, "Why don't you take care of refilling your drink, and I'll take care of flirting with my fiancé," ought to do the trick.

Ask and You Shall Receive

Nice Girls… don't make demands.

Your man gets you a paisly scarf that screams, "I just bought this off of the clearance rack yesterday!" Or worse, he gets you nothing at all after you have made it clear you wanted to celebrate the holiday. You know he hates shopping, though, so you smile and tell him you love it.

Naughty Girls… know that if there's no thought, it doesn't count.

OK, so not every gal is going to get a pair of Louboutins or a set of diamond studs, but if you've told your man you appreciate gifts and he shows up with a hollow chocolate Santa you have a right to be pissed. "It's not so important that my partner get me a huge gift, but I want to know that he put some thought into it. Not getting a gift is just mean, unless both parties agreed not to. I really think it is important to let your partner know that they are important and you want to please them," says Adessa Williams, 28, from New York City.

Being in a relationship means taking the time to celebrate your partner and your union at special times, and this can be done even when funds are low. There are plenty of thoughtful presents that can be presented to a partner that don't cost a fortune: a poem, a homemade dinner or passes to a play at a local college all show you care and you've put thought into the occasion. Your man should know this, too.

Are You My Mother?

Nice Girls… do it all alone.

There are cards to send, gifts to buy and food to shop for. Your husband expects his name to be on everything, but the only effort he's putting in is enough to flip the channel after you told him that watching boxing on TV won't help you box up these gifts. 

Naughty Girls… put him to work.

Write out a list of everything that needs to be done, split in half and let your guy choose which one he's going to take on. "Hearing a long, verbal list of things that needs to be done not only makes it easy to forget—it overwhelms me but a list is something tangible I can tackle," says Harold, 33 from Ann Arbor, MI.  Motivate him with rewards for each completed task such as a flash for taking out the trash or some below-the-belt play once the cards have been mailed.

Do Unto Others...

Nice Girls… give to charity.

Funds are low and you've got presents to buy for your trendy sister, deserving mom and best friend. Still want to help? Think Pink.  From Coach's Multi-Charm Key Fob to KitchenAid's pink stand mixer, there are a wide variety of products that will not only please your loved ones but also benefit breast cancer research.

Naughty Girls… give a little selfishly.

Looking for something a little friskier than a bake set? Check out Babeland's Come for a Cause package which includes a waterproof Papillon vibrator which is designed to match the curves of a woman's body and a hard plastic shell vibrates strongly. Now that's charity we can get excited about!