Thanks to today's young starlets, everyone from Tibetan monks to old New Englanders sitting around the cracker barrel knows that it is in vogue for women to wax off all their pubes. But to me, a bald bush on a grown woman is ridiculous and unattractive, a cultural byproduct of an increasingly pornified America. Its implication is disturbing—why is it supposed to be desirable for a woman's privates to look like a prepubescent child's? I don't feel the need to touch girl boobies in public for the edification of any watching spring-breakers, and by the same token I don't feel the need for my birth canal to be as fully on-display as a porn star's.
After a divorce or any life changing event, we reevaluate . . .our lives, our relationships, our history. While the process is integral to your sanity, it's often uncharted, uncomfortable territory. But I found a hobby that makes the healing a whole lot happier. Scrapbooking. Yep. That Martha-Stewart-esque-photo-cut-and-paste pastime. It's a downright fun way to organize and make sense of the feelings and memories in your head.
We were trawling around Yahoo! and stumbled upon one of those teasers that always gets us double-clicking. Today it was: Dating Secret: What Makes Men Fall In Love. We kept in mind that these "tips" never manage to help us net a man (or even a second glance!) but we always learn a new silly girlish trick or two to stuff up our sleeve for later use. Here are a few examples of how Cosmo advises we trap men into wanting to spend the rest of their lives with us: Wear soft materials. Delicate textures like rayon, silk, and faux fur trigger an intense response in single men. Reinvent yourself. Little changes in your appearance now and then -- say, hair up in a ponytail one day, down the next, etc. -- remind him that you've got zillions of facets to your personality too. Cook together. Being around food spikes oxytocin levels in males. Stock your pad. When buying groceries you don't have a preference on, get a brand he uses. He'll subconsciously feel at home at your place. Catnap near him or let yourself doze off in his arms so he sees you in your most trusting, completely relaxed state.
Love Bytes: three must-click sex, dating and relationship links. How to tell him size does matter, when to get "financially naked," and why his muscles bulge.
Where there was once newlywed bliss, there are now shared bathrooms, dinnertime chores and sounds that get muted in the night.
Government statistics show back-to-back increases in the birth rate for teens ages 15 to 19 in the U.S. The latest numbers tallied show an increase of 3.4 percent from 2005 to 2006; that's up from an increase of 1.4 percent from 2006 to 2007, reports The Washington Post. These two increases follow a 14-year decline.
It seems in our world today, a lot of women (more than your think) have trouble becoming aroused. Call it stress, blame it on the economy, or fault low hormone levels, doctors are still trying to figure out why some ladies just can't get their sex drive.
A study was released from Harvard University today claiming strangers knows better than you on what will make you happy. The study claims if you haven't tried something (or someone) asking someone who has (and taking their advice) is a better choice than stubbornly trying it on your own and being disappointed. This is chancy and far-fetched, we know, but these researchers swear on their Ivy League credentials that experience is way overrated, and a word to the wise is just time saved in the end.
Love Bytes: three must-click love and relationship links. Finding love on tour, dating in 60 seconds and a few shy men.
Every couple needs to examine the pros and cons of how to file on their own and if the stress of it all becomes too much, you can always dig into that frozen wedding cake a few months early.