The first year of marriage is notoriously tough, but for couples whose wedding days have gone awry, perhaps this makes the rest easier.In any case, having a disaster wedding day certainly bars the post-wedding blues. Sophie Clarke had been planning her wedding day for three years. Every detail was in place, including the fairy tale touch of a horse-drawn carriage transporting her to the site of the ceremony. Turns out, the reality was not anywhere near the fantasy the British bride had in mind. The horse pulling Clarke's dream carriage bolted on the way to the church, ousting the driver. With the bride and her father still in the open-sided carriage, the horse continued galloping, eventually crashing into a car and losing Clarke and father from the back before settling down to graze in an open pasture. Clarke was taken to a hospital and treated for a concussion—an ending very different from the one she'd orchestrated for her wedding day.
This weekend we received word that Condé Nast is shutting down one of our favorite sex and relationship sites, the Daily Bedpost. Run by Em & Lo (real names Emma Taylor and Lorelei Sharkey,) the Daily Bedpost offers fun, down-to-earth, sex and relationship advice several times a day. Love Buzz has long been a fan of The Daily Bedpost; they've inspired us to write about sex myths, the male birth control pill, testicle touching, one night stands and more.
When you hear the term "breadwinner," you're likely to think "father" or "male." But the New York Times' Modern Love essay this week is penned by a former-female-breadwinner, who later scrapped breadwinning entirely for a more egalitarian - and less romantic - set-up. The author, Karen Karbo, reveled in a whirlwind romance with a Frenchman around whom she never opened her purse once. Then he showed up at her apartment, caught her 'unaware' in unattractive sweatpants, and informed her that he expected her to look pretty for him all the time. Quite rightly, she dumped Monsier Jerkface. In successive relationships, Karbo found herself in the position as breadwinner quite accidentally. The first husband chased his dreams while Karbo held a steady job; the second husband quit his job on a whim and became a househusband, but spent all day playing video games while she kept the family in milk and cookies. When she divorced him, he tried to shake her down for alimony, child support and the house. The third relationship seems to have been the charm: each half of the couple pays his or her own way.
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For it's latest issue, Newsweek writer Lisa Miller, author of the article "Our Mutual Joy," defends gay marriage by laughing out loud at the notion of the Bible having anything to do with the sanctity of marriage. In fact, denying the rights of same sex couples to get married, she thinks, is downright non-Christian. Jesus Christ wouldn't deny them marriage as he's the crusader of protecting outcasts and promoting genuine love, she says. Anyway, the men in the Bible were rarely faithful and even had it's own gay couple, King David and Jonathan.
Laura Corn, seduction expert extraordinaire and New York Times bestselling author, offers 52 orchestrated sex-narios in her new book, Passport to Pleasure. The book brings bedroom traditions from around the globe together for a mere $30—slightly less than what a 'round the world trip costs these days. Corn's collection of seductions lets you play out a Belgian panty hose fantasy without having to worry about getting hotel bed bugs. Celebrate Carnaval Brazil-style with your man, plenty of lube and, if all goes as planned, multiple orgasms in honor of Esperantina, Brazil, where a councilman proposed Orgasm Day be instituted.
According to Lisa Germinsky, pubic hairstyles are influenced by the economy. Waxing, especially Brazilian waxing, can cost a lot of money. In today's difficult economic climate some women are opting to keep a fuller bush.
In the shower! In a hot tub! With a vibrator! During a sex dream! Masturbation: ladies are doing it! Jezebel blogged about a UK study of 1,000 women ages 18 to 30 which found a whopping 92% masturbate! Two-thirds of women in the Gossard Big M survey touched themselves three times a week and women living in London self-pleasured four times a week. According to past surveys, 74% masturbated in 1974 and 62% did in 1953. (1953? Really?) Of course, the study took place across the pond, so we can't be totally sure women here are just as frisky. We'd guess that with the shame surrounding the female body and female pleasure, less American women masturbate.
Pinup model and early fetish icon Bettie Page passed away on Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 85. It's possible that you are not familiar with her name, but chances are you are familiar with her image. She's the model for every pinup tattoo you've seen on LA Ink and her image can be found on everything from refrigerator magnets to guitars. Hard to believe that such a nostalgic image was ever considered scandalous, but it's true.
Us romantics subscribe to the notion that, lingerie is a window into a woman's soul. It shows how she feels about herself and how she wants to express herself to her lover. And while communication is essential for any relationship, nowhere does a lover risk potential miscommunication in gift-giving than in the purchase of lingerie! We've all dated someone too bashful to step inside a Victoria's Secret. That's a recipe for under-the-mistletoe rejection! Fortunately, over in England, a shop called John Lewis thoughtfully created a"lingerie academy" for men, complete with leather couches, Wii and free beer, to take the terror out of T&A gift-giving. What are these daring men learning? We scoured the observations of the Times of London's brave reporter and here's the top tips for buying lingerie.