Besides confirmation that ABC's The Bachelor producers are indeed a bottom-feeding lot (more on this later), viewers of last night's two-hour premiere walked away with some fascinating new tidbits about love. For those who don't watch, the premise of this season's show is that Jason, a 32-year-old single dad from Seattle got down on one knee for Deanna Pappas, the most recent Bachelorette, but was ultimately dissed for a younger, "gnarly dude" snowboarder (with whom Pappas has since split). Now, with 3-year-old son Ty in tow, Jason's back on the hunt. Among the love lessons learned last night? The hot dog theory of men, thanks to Jillian, a Canadian contestant, and "vision boards" are not this Bachelor's thing. Cleavage and love poems are, however.
Last year we reported that tough economic times make long-distance relationships more difficult. As people struggle to make ends meet, finding cash for phone bills and plane fare has become more difficult. Well, ironically, in addition to making LDRs harder to sustain, the financial collapse has also made them more common. According to this weekend's New York Times, "commuter marriages," in which married couples live apart, are trending up, as the tough economy forces people to take jobs in far-flung locales, away from their spouses and in some instances, children.
An in-and-out of treatment center sex addict crushes any "pop-psychology" views anyone may have of a person so swimming in sex he knows nothing of "dry spells." The author has treated his sex addiction with therapy twice, and became so addicted to chat rooms and Internet porn he couldn't log off the computer. His sex addiction lost him jobs, boyfriends, and friends.
An Australian woman faces murder charges after attempting to set fire to her husband's genitals. Under the impression that he was having an affair, she allegedly committed the act in a show ownership.
A recent study claims women who practice yoga and some of the eastern-based thinking techniques of mindfulness report more satisfying sex lives. Yoga is based off many of the positions of the Kama Sutra while mindfulness may quell an over thinking female mind to focus on the moment. Yoga has also been proven to cure premature ejaculation amongst a select group of men in India.
According to a study by researchers in Canada's Lakehead University women who consume an average amount of alcohol (40 drinks or so a month) are less adept at distinguishing facial symmetry—one of the biggies of attractiveness. Researchers think alcohol may permanently effects the way the brain process visual information, which includes facial symmetry.
Regardless of those silly "one is the loneliest number" sob stories you may (occasionally) indulge in, admit it, there's no better feeling than having only yourself to answer to and the entire bed to yourself. Besides, nothing—and we mean nothing—beats the feeling of a casual dalliance washed down with a spoon full of single chick independence. No commitment? No problem! Download these hits and indulge in your unattached status.
Breakups are like snowflakes: no two are exactly the same. So, too, are the songs that get us through them. Lucky for those in the throws of a breakup, 2008 brought us an array of tunes for the wounded heart. A "good divorce" might feel even better after a listen to Pink's empowered breakup anthem, "So What," written about her own split from husband Corey Hart. Wondering whether to stay or leave? Adele's "Chasing Pavements" sings to your conflicted heart. Finally, those moving out of mourning must have Beyonce's "Single Ladies" in the mix. Musical genius it might not be, but getting out, shaking your thing and reminding yourself why he wasn't worth it all while mimicking B's fierce dance moves can't lead a broken-heart-on-the-mend girl wrong.
A new study reveals teens who pledge to abstain from premarital sex actually lose their virginity around the same time as teens who did not vow to remain virgins. The study released today is consistent with previous studies that have shown teens who pledge their virginity are less likely to use protection than their non-pledging counterparts.
Researchers at Oxford's University of psychiatry are creating a sex brain chip to help people battling depression orgasm more easily. Right now the crude wiring from the brain to the heart can cause bleeding, but scientists hope to refine the chip so people can turn it on and off and get the maximum satisfaction out of sex. Bravo!