Wedding season is fast and furious in mid-June. If you haven't already been to one already, chances are, you're heading down the aisle sometime soon. It's easy to get wedding-present burn-out pretty quickly. How many place-setting purchases have really been that exciting? And don't you secretly want to be the one that gives them that gift? The one they rave about? Here's your chance.
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At some point in a woman's life, provided she's single long enough, she'll come to know what one could call dating burnout. It's like the possibility of finding Mr. Right has cried "wolf" one too many times. She's had enough of engaging third dates that never lead to number four, months-long relationships where commitment talk is taboo and otherwise feeling like she's settling for someone against her gut instinct--just because he's there. Hopeful becomes skeptical, so that when a seemingly "good guy" comes along, warning flags abound: "uh oh, we've been here before."
Del Martin (seated) and Phyllis Lyon were the first couple to wed under California's most recent same-sex marriage ruling, reports The San Francisco Chronicle. Martin, 87, and Lyon, 83, didn't waste any time. They wed at 5:01 pm last night, the first moments that the Supreme Court ruling took effect.
Attention, all ye who bemoan the nefarious "gay lifestyle"! A new study this week from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, shows the brain activity of straight men and lesbians, as well as gay men and women, are more similar to each other than to their same-gendered peers. In other words, Will and Grace may have had more in common than a weakness for hot men.
Whether it happens spontaneously on a random night out, pathetically after you've been dumped or it's the consummation of long-term lust, sleeping with pals always seems to get sticky. The True Hook Up Confessions readers were agonizing over their Friends With Benefits (FWB) this week. Is hooking up with friends a great arrangement or not all it's cracked up to be?
Maybe they're not something you'd want your mother to find in your room. Maybe they're not something you'd display on the coffee table. Maybe they're not even something you'd flip through to brainstorm with the new BF. (uh, that's "boyfriend," not "best friend." Unless you've got the best of both worlds.) But they should be something of a reference library for the bedroom. "They" being sex books. Things get boring. Things get quiet. Thing may even get confusing. You need somewhere to turn. Em & Lo, the patron saints of sex, have a new book for the collection, Sex: How to Do Everything
Years after Kanye West's hit single "Gold Digger" ripped up dance floors, gold digging has hit the papers once again. Sweet little Audrey Tautou, from the film "Amelie," stars in "Priceless," a French film that opens this week in London. In it she plays a woman who selects her boyfriends based on one thing: money. One film hardly screams "TREND!" However, London's Daily Mail is noted for their scaremongering articles about sexual politics (women think about shopping as much as men think about sex, John McCain ditched his disabled wife for hot babe Cindy, etc.) But this time, the paper takes a surprisingly (for them) feminist stance against gold digging.
Prostitution's been big news this year. Some very public dalliances invited the very private profession to be probed and dissected from every angle: that of the sex worker, the "john," the families, the spouse or girlfriend unaware. So, to watch "Belle" the leading lady (actually, just call her a whore, for she prefers not to mince words) in Showtime's new series "Secret Diary of a Call Girl," walk us through her fantastical, clandestine and well-oiled routine with a smile was unexpected.
New research suggests that heterosexual women are equally turned on by men and women, reports The New York Times. It's not gender, says Dr. Meredith Chivers, but the degree of sensuality, in the new documentary, "Bi the Way." Researchers have spent more than 10 years trying to pinpoint arousal differences between straight, gay, and bisexual individuals. Whereas gay men tend to be aroused by same-sex imagery, women are aroused by both.
Gay couples can officially marry in the state of California starting Tuesday and there's so many people to thank for this monumental carriage of justice: the California Supreme Court judges who struck down the anti-gay rights decision; Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has promised not to veto; the activists who worked tirelessly over the decades; and...Tila Tequila?