Author Kay Hymowitz has a provocative new book that asks whether the rise of powerful women have turned men into boys. In Manning Up, Hymowitz argues that men today are free from the traditional tests of manhood—marrying and providing for children, and this freedom comes at a price: an increasing number of men are stuck in a state of permanent adolescence.
From a twice-married woman who seems to have experienced it all (she's rumored to have had an affair with Marlon Brando), Jackie Collins shares her thoughts with YourTango on romance, her love for Paris Hilton and why one should never use the word "small" in bed.
Often, when you're in a long-term relationship, sex is put on the back burner. If it weren't for heightened airport security and the requisite frisking, busy couples might get no action whatsoever. This is what happened to Dr. Trina Read, sexpert, best-selling author, and sex coach. After the birth of her second child, Dr.Trina decided to get her sex life back on track, vowing to have sex with her husband once a week for six months—and blog about it, naturally. Throw in the holidays, flu season and two kids under the age of 3 and you got yourself a Six-Month Sex Challenge.
When Elizabeth Gilbert's foreign-born lover was threatened with permanent exile from the United States, she vowed to marry him so that he could attain U.S. citizenship, and so that they could spend the rest of their lives together. But first, she had to come to terms with the institution of marriage itself, an arrangement that had failed her in the past, leaving her loath to ever marry again. Over the course of writing "Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage," the author of "Eat, Pray, Love" finds that there are many reasons to fly in the face of present-day, negative divorce statistics and commit...and none of them have to do with shared health benefits, joint tax returns or life insurance payout.
Dr. John Gray, author of "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" gives a possible explanation for Tiger Wood's infidelity.
Does your groom have delusions of grandeur when he talks about the size of his... reception hall? Then he might be a Groomzilla!Newly engaged or weeks away from your wedding, the symptoms of a Groomzilla can strike your fiancé at any time. Craig Bridger, author of Surviving Groomzilla: A Bride's Guide offers warning signs and tips on how to tame the beast that has taken over the wedding planning.
The Handjob Handbook authors' new book, 101 Places To Have Sex Before You Die (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $13) hits shelves November 4. Old standbys like the airplane bathroom and the kitchen floor are mixed among more creative locales. The book provides tips and handy icons rating each locale on its levels of risk and exposure. If a place is especially conducive to same-sex partners (the gym, duh) or a bribe's likely required (backseat of a cab), Marsha Normandy and Joseph St. James (pseudonyms, can you believe it?) have mapped that out for you, too.