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5 Tips For Men From The Duke Sex List

Much has already been said about Duke graduate Karen Owen's senior sex "thesis," a 43-page masterpiece rating her 13 athlete conquests while attending the university. Owen rates each guy on a scale from 1-10, using genital size, overall bedroom skill, situation, personality, along with before and after bedside manners as factors. Here are five gleaned for guys.

The Real Reason Couples Aren't Getting Married

The Real Reason Couples Aren't Getting Married

Too cash-strapped to get married? You're certainly not alone. According to the Census Bureau, the population of never-marrieds exceeded the number of married folk for the first time in a century. These days, many couples aren't necessarily choosing to forgo the wedding and marriage vows because they consider the whole convention obsolete or unnecessary—they just don't have the funds to get hitched.

The Day My Gay BFF And I Became Lovers

The Day My Gay BFF And I Became Lovers

Some of us secretly fantasize about the day our hot, adorable gay pal realizes that he's totally straight for you—even what he's been looking for this whole time, and you fall into each others' arms, giggling and cuddling forever. Well, I decided to live the dream when I started a hot and heavy affair with a flamboyantly gay man. This is that story.

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Helping Others In Relationships Helps Your Own

Earlier this year, blogger Caitlyn Boyle began "Operation Beautiful," a movement that encourages women to tack inspirational Post-It notes onto the mirrors of public bathrooms. By reminding other women that they are beautiful, the movement's participants transformed the way they saw themselves. That simple act of kindness got us thinking—can helping people with relationships improve our own love lives?

How To Liespot Your Man

How To Liespot Your Man

There are times it's obvious when a man is lying. Like when he opens his mouth. Just kidding! We're not that bitter (typically). But seriously, there are times in some relationships when you wonder if he really was at his buddy Jim's house playing poker until 3:30 a.m. Or if that woman Mindy with the ginormous ta-tas who friended him on Facebook really is "just some girl that used to live up the street" from him.

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9 Sex Positions That Enhance Emotional Intimacy

Certain sex positions facilitate higher levels of emotional intimacy. These positions allow a couple to go beyond their sensory experience, intensifying the intimacy of their encounters and imbuing them with emotional meaning. Eye contact, kissing, caresses, trusting, watching . . . these are emotional complements to the physical experience, and these nine sex positions promote that beautiful, emotional connection.

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Is Your Male Friend Sabotaging Your Love Life?

Can men and women be just friends? If you ask any Hollywood film producer, the answer is a resounding "no." Hollywood's magic formula for success seems to take seemingly platonic friends and make them "suddenly realize" how in love they are. (See: When Harry Met Sally for proof.) But what about real life? Are platonic friendships between men and women ever truly just that?