If you're like most women you probably hold back during sex sometimes because you aren't 100 percent confident about the way your body looks. If you're the type who switches off the light and dives under the covers before your husband can see you, then you may be missing out. When you spend time worrying about what body parts may be too soft, too jiggly or just plain ol' too big, you end up ruining your own good time (and his).
What up, single readers? This week, we'd like to throw you an extra bit of love, in celebration of National Unmarried & Single Americans Week. That's right. This week, all of the 82 million single and unmarried adults in the United States are encouraged to revel in their singledom, and in all of the freedom and awesomeness that their single status affords them. Just for you, we've rounded up some of our best posts on the single life, whether you're looking for ways to take advantage of your singledom, looking to find love or just looking to be be assured that you're not alone.
Perez Hilton informed us that a new Guinness world record was set for longest continuous kiss this past weekend and—get this—by two males! The two College of New Jersey students dethroned last year's saliva-swapping record-setters, Germans Nikola Matovic and Kristina Reinhart, who smooched for 32 hours straight. In honor of this accomplishment, we collected 5 good reasons to kiss, right now. What are you waiting for?
Thanks to a benevolent pastor's pilot project, newly-separated fathers living in Switzerland can have temporary shelter and a safe haven to recover from the trauma of their divorce. The shelter, which was opened by Andreas Cabalzar in late 2009, can house up to three fathers at a time. Cabalzar also designated two bedrooms for children of guests, who pay the equivalent of $166 per week to stay.
Say what you will about acclaimed philanderers' website Ashley Madison, but the proof is in the numbers—the site boasts a more-than-impressive 7 million members. So does founder and CEO Noel Biderman feel ethically conflicted about creating a portal for millions of roaming hands around the globe? Nope. Not at all.
A friend of mine, a guy who used to occasionally step out on his woman and hook up with other girls, had the strangest theory about the female species. “Women don't cheat,” he told me, when I asked if he was ever worried she was doing the same thing to him. “It's just not in their nature.” I just laughed. Of course, I was not at all surprised when he found out she'd been two-timing him for most of their relationship after their inevitable breakup, but he was completely shocked.
Decisions, decisions. Anybody who's ventured down the candy aisle at Target knows that the more options you're presented with, the harder it is to pick one of them. Apparently, the same philosophy applies to single men, who put off proposing when they have a surplus of single women to choose from. Forget romantic locales, the best cities for singles are the ones with the most available men.
A new study reveals that men are looking for more than just a pretty face...they’re looking for the perfect body, too. Just not at the same time.
For as long as we can remember, people have debated whether women who wear provocative outfits are just asking for verbal harassment. While "provocative" is a relative term, it apparently applies to a pair of tight-fitting jeans and a white top. In case you haven't heard, Ines Sainz, a reporter for Mexico's TV Azteca who donned the aforementioned outfit, was allegedly sexually harassed by New York Jets players while she was conducting interviews in the team locker room. 78 percent of the people surveyed on Asylum said that her pants are a "ploy for attention," while only 21 percent have answered that sexual harrassment is unacceptable.
Being in a couple isn't without some disadvantages and sacrifices and, looking back on my single years, it's apparent there were a few things I took for granted. I wouldn't trade my present for my past (well, I'd take my 22-year-old ass back, please), but there are advantages to being single.