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Buying My First Sex Toy? Not So Scary

Up until yesterday, I have always taken a manual approach to masturbation and my fingers have suited me just fine. But I couldn't help but think I was missing out on something by being sans sex toys. So I decided to be a big girl and set out to buy my very first vibrator.

Are You In Love... With Being Alone?

Are You In Love... With Being Alone?

Happily single people? Your islands sound like my island, wonderful places filled with books and wine and selfish Netflix choices. From time to time, sex happens. Sure, occasionally debris of sadness and confusion wash up, but I snap out of it much quicker than I used to. But here's the thing: I wonder if I'm starting to like this island life a little too much. Books are piling up in my apartment like totems of solitude. I've started leaving my apartment so little that, last week, a protracted battle with invading ants became the de facto email topic with my friends.

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Top 10 Cities For Online Dating

While some still find the good old-fashioned meet-a-guy-in-a-bar method works wonders, lot's of tech-savvy singles are turning to online dating websites to find love. In fact, studies show that these days, more and more of us are browsing the web, instead of the bars, to find our next date (or hook-up). So Forbes and the dating website, OKCupid, teamed up to pinpoint the cities where single men and women have the most luck finding love on the web. To see if your hometown is an online dating hotspot (or if you should consider using a different man-trolling method), read on for the ten best cities for singles surfing the web.

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Christian Sex Toys: Spicy Or Sacrilegious?

The Huffington Post recently published a short piece on Book 22, an online sex aid shop for married Christians. The store's name Song of Solomon, the Bible's famously erotic twenty-second book. We weren't sure what to expect before logging on — essence of frankincese and myrrh massage oils? Dildos shaped like the staff of a shepherd? The possibilities are endless, even borderline sacrilegious. The Best Sex Toys for Couples

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Join YourTango At NYC Lit Crawl On September 11

YourTango is proud to be a part of the New York City Lit Crawl 2010 for the second year in a row. On Saturday, September 11, YourTango editors and writers will read essays they've contributed to the site in the past year to an audience of interested, literary New Yorkers like yourselves.

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9 Things A Job Hunt Can Teach You About Dating

After job-hunting for the past year or so, I've concluded that nothing resembles the search for love more than the pursuit of a career. Both enable an obsession with checking your phone and email. Both make you think twice about what's posted on your Facebook profile. Both are an exciting, yet scary transition that we're likely to face multiple times throughout our lives. Naturally, sending out cover letters and going on interviews has reaffirmed a number of valuable dating lessons, including:

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Don't Try This In Bed

Manly Marie Claire blogger Rich Santos posted 7 downright horrible lame guy sex moves. From the mid make-out pass-out to leaving the TV on, it was a list of real oh-no-he-didn'ts! But after over a decade of my own slut baggery, I've come up with another 23.

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6 Ways Apple's Ping Will Influence Relationships

Apple's newest endeavor is Ping: a social network for iTunes. Jobs himself described it as, "Facebook and Twitter meets iTunes ... but it's not Facebook, it's not Twitter. It's a social network all about music." Users will have the chance to create a Ping page where it lists the music they listen to and love, giving them the opportunity to follow the music tastes of their friends and the artists themselves.