Do you have skinny dipping on your bucket list this summer, but are too afraid to sneak away and do the deed? Well, perhaps it's time to find a clothing optional beach. Many think that nude beaches can only be found overseas, but America actually has a good handful of nudist-approved beaches with clothing optional areas all over the country.
What is it about the American flag that makes it such a great fashion statement? Musicians, models and actors alike all enjoy wearing the stars and stripes now and then – and they usually look pretty good doing it.
With the extreme sexualization of pretty much everything in our culture — from toddlers in beauty pageants to commercials about eating salad — I'd think it's safe to assume that America cares about sex.
The Kennedy Years: The Way It Really Was As I have written in Huffington Post ("In Defense of Camelot") a recent book by Mimi Alford, "Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and its Aftermath” has left me unsettled and questioning. I fail to see why this kind of description, years after Mimi Alford spent time at the White House, is necessary or what it contributes, especially when President Kennedy is dead and cannot comment.
Ah, America — land of the free, home of the brave, and a nation of people who don't like safe sex. Because really, people, there's nothing like the risk of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) to spice up your sex life, no?
There's no holiday more American than the Fourth of July, a day that casts men in their most traditional role: the take-charge, fire-mastering, crowd-pleasing leader. Is there anything more American than a man with a mission? Indeed the dynamics of Independence Day can shed a lot of light on your relationship and explain just what it is that makes your American man so... American.
Although Paris may traditionally be considered the City of Love, America has a romance capital, too: Alexandria, Virginia. Don't believe us? It's true! Amazon.com recently released its list of the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the United States, and Alexandria took the top spot for the second year in a row. Apparently the city has the magical key for keeping the love alive. To come up with the list, Amazon compiled sales stats in four categories on a per capita basis: romance novels and relationship books, romantic comedy movies, sexual-wellness products and Barry White albums (nice). Alexandria came out on top, followed by Knoxville, Tennessee in second and Orlando, Florida in third.
In a recent "chivalry smack-down" between five major cities, young women and elderly men were stationed on high-traffic corners and loaded up their arms with boxes until they were visibly struggling to hold them. Which cities were the most helpful, and which gave the struggling shoppers the cold shoulder?
The National Marriage Project has released a new state of unions report indicating that marriages are more stable among Americans who have a four-year college degree or more. According to the latest national data, "Middle Americans," defined as the 58 percent of Americans with a high school education but no college degree, have a lower marriage success rate than their affluent counterparts.
The biggest culture shock that immigrants experience is not between their country and the US, but between what they thought the US was vs. the way it actually is.
Pinup model and early fetish icon Bettie Page passed away on Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 85. It's possible that you are not familiar with her name, but chances are you are familiar with her image. She's the model for every pinup tattoo you've seen on LA Ink and her image can be found on everything from refrigerator magnets to guitars. Hard to believe that such a nostalgic image was ever considered scandalous, but it's true.