Think Miranda in Sex and the City, for example, who wore black to her garden wedding in the show's sixth season, not caring to promote a false sense of virginal purity with her son and seasons of bed partners in tow. Color has slowly been working its way onto wedding dresses, in the form of sashes or trim. Ever the trend setter, Gwen Stefani wore a white-and-rose-colored Galliano gown for her 2002 wedding to fellow rocker Gavin Rossdale (pictured above, courtesy of wedlog.instablogs.com). Now, brides are making statements with entire gowns--and websites devoted to them--in red.
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According to The Metro UK, a new sex injection could be better than Viagra. Sounds pretty good. One major upside: It’s available for men and women. Another upside: as opposed to Viagra, which leads to physical arousal, this drug produces desire.
San Francisco Chronicle’s Violet Blue had a Q & A with a sex worker currently working the San Francisco market. Quite an interesting read, we must say. Lots of details.
Kind of like drinking or driving underage, part of having sex outside of a committed relationship is the thrill that comes with doing something illicit. Cue Tango's favorite therapist Esther Perel and other experts hoping to pull marriage's reputation out from under its passionless, restrictive shell through greater communication and understanding. Weiss quotes one friend who says: “Do middle-aged, married women who are no longer interested in having sex with their husbands expect them to remain faithful?" The response, according to American mores, is "yes," though this is at odds with biology. Evolutionary biology's poster child should be the transgender man quoted in the article, who underwent a sex change after 50 years as a woman. He told Weiss that since taking testosterone supplements, he's noticed "a newfound ability to completely divorce sexuality from emotional commitments."
Charles Haeberle, 39, moved to Maine from Key West, Fla. six years ago at the urging of his mother, who claimed it would be a good place to "find a nice girl." Impatient as ever to find his soul mate, Haeberle recently gave fate a nudge via an ad placed in the local paper. If his love of dogs, kids and outdoor sports doesn't hook a lady, there's always the $5,000 he's offering to his future wife. Plus a four-carat engagement ring and a one-year anniversary gift, both of which he already owns.
A while back, people were saying—and are still saying—that the institution of marriage was dead. That couples were not interested in and did not need to make their bonds legal. Well, not so, says The Guardian. In a recent article, new research suggests that it’s not the interest level that’s affecting declining marriage rates—it’s income levels.
This is a seriously worthwhile break-from-work quiz. Not only is it fun to see which "Sex and the City" character your dating habits are most like (or were, if you're taken), but you get a free analysis of your dating style from top relationship psychologist Dr. Diana Kirschner. My responses unexpectedly pegged me as having Samantha's dating style though my love life certainly doesn't resemble her flavor of the week routine (pre-Smith, of course)! According to Dr. Diana's analysis, Samantha-like daters often fall into the "Chase Me" dating pattern defined by running away from a relationship before getting hurt. Sounds like Sam to me!
We ran into this little article, "5 Things That a Playground Can Teach Us About Relationships," by an everyday blogger. It’s clear, simple, and accurate. Kind of cute, right? We especially like number three: Free to begin, free to leave? There’s no planning, no exchange of business cards, no tearful goodbyes (well, only when you have to actually leave the playground). Kids live in the moment. They’re single-mindedly focused on swinging higher, sliding faster, climbing farther. When a friend leaves, another friend may enter.
Love and technology going together like horse and carriage in the future? Check. Feeling slightly creeped out after glimpsing what this marriage might actually look like? Check. A Finnish firm called Provoke is showing off a new mobile phone prototype that connects users through touch. The soft-backed phone transmits contact between callers, so you could play a game of thumb war — or something like that — with your lover from afar.