Movies, TV shows and songs—essentially, all of popular culture—would have us believe that no-strings-attached, casual sex is something that men are more interested in than women. It's true that over the years, gender-based stereotypes have assigned to guys the role of sex-seeking and to ladies the search for something serious. A new study, however, challenges those assumptions—while showcasing how such behavior affects a person's perception of a woman.
Most pop songs are about sex. What would you do if your fiancé didn't get rid of photos from his first wedding? Are we still making people feel bad about their number of sexual partners? A telephonic service that lets you pretend you have a girlfriend. Fun cheap dates.
I get asked a lot of relationship-themed questions given where I work, and one of them is from women with boyfriends who want to know how long to wait for the ring. These aren't women who have been dating for two months, but rather women who are in long-term relationships. They have seemingly great mates who have jobs and call their moms and open doors to restaurants — but haven't yet popped the question.
That Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who died today, Oct. 5, 2011, was a visionary on a large scale is undisputed, but it's the small-scale personal ways in which he has affected all of our lives that really resonate. And not just by making our lives more convenient with his products, but by inspiring us to live better with his own life.
Every October, or Breast Cancer Awareness Month as it's known, the little pink ribbons come out in droves. We get inundated with info about BSEs (breast self-exams), annual mammos, and all the latest technology out there for breast cancer prevention. And it's amazing, but sometimes the little-known but surprising facts about breast cancer aren't the ones most publicized. Yet, they might be extremely helpful.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, is one of the most brilliant love stories ever. The '04 flick tells the story of Joel and Clementine, a couple who go through a painful break-up and end up having a procedure done that "erases" memories of their time together. Definitely something anyone who has ever been through a rough split may have fantasized about! And in the next 10 years, it may be something people can actually do.
If the sight of an adorable infant sends your biological clock into a frenzy, you're likely experiencing what researchers are calling "baby fever."
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Sometimes you gotta switch up your sex life: do it outdoors, in a car, in your bathtub.
Playboy bunnies—a man's primetime paradise, right? Too bad the show was so bad that not even guys would watch it.