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10 Sexy Books That'll Make You Forget '50 Shades Of Grey'

You recognize them when you see 'em. The ripped bodices, Fabio's long flowing locks. Everyone has seen the books. You know what's in them: porn, usually cheesy and not well-written, but they're erotic stories nonetheless. And until recently, they weren't talked about. You did not read these books in public and you certainly did not talk about them in public. But a certain book about monochromatic grey changed all that. And, as far as this reader is concerned, that's the only good it did. 50 Shades Of Grey is poorly written and poorly researched.

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This Just In: The Weird Thing That's Killing Your Libido

A recent study has found that additives, known as phthalates, used to soften plastic can very well be killing your desire to do it. These man-made chemicals can get into our system and mess with our natural hormones. They've also been linked to other ailments like diabetes, asthma, and feminizing the brains of baby boys, according to the World Health Organization. But the problems is, these things are everywhere, like in shower curtains, flooring, food packaging, and even our cars, so trying to escape them isn't exactly easy.

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10 Messages From Dating Sites We Can't Even Deal With Right Now

Kids, be forewarned: the mother of all facepalms is coming your way. No, make that 10 of them. We polled the editors in the YourTango office, and came up with 10 messages from dating sites that are too ridiculous to believe. From propositions for sex to sketchy proposals to one that reeks of xenophobia, we can't quite make heads or tails of these messages.

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12 Strange Love Laws You Won't Believe Are Real


In the land of the free there are actually a lot of strange laws that don't make sense. Of course, some of these laws are outdated and not exactly still reinforced, but some of them, sadly, are still the ways of the land—and impacting your love life. One recent case brought up a weird law made news headlines back in May when a 44-year-old Georgia resident named Melissa Davenport