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A team of researchers at the University of Colorado took bacteria samples from 102 hands, and found a combined number of 4, 737 unique strands of bacteria. Women had more than men, which may mean hand holding is a risky, bacteria laden event for all the gentleman out there.
Essence.com asked its readers to write advice to their younger selves, as if they were stepping back in time to give themselves a good, hard, loving shake. The comments shared are both poignant and revealing, much like Pepper Schwarz's "5 Things I Wish I Knew About Sex at 30." Here's a handful of 10 favorite bits of love-tested wisdom:
Yesterday Salon's advice columnist answered a question from a woman in her mid-twenties who was wondering if she should marry her boyfriend of three years or break up with him because she thinks he might not be the right person for her. He's a "great guy," and they love each other but she's worried that differences in sex preferences, emotional needs and personality might mean they're not right for each other. "Marriage feels somewhat imminent, but looking at it right now, I don't think I would say yes… I look at my parents, who embody passionate, romantic love…it's hard not to want that. I'm not sure if I'm being unrealistic in my expectations or I'm cheating myself by not moving on. Should I wait it out? I don't want to ruin a good thing, but also don't want to limit my own happiness ... or his."
I have come to pump you up! Will older women finally be able to take a testosterone-laden sex patch, the female equivalent of Viagra? Only in Europe, as the sex patch Intrinsa may not be available in the U.S. for some time, reports the Wall Street Journal. Procter & Gamble has sought approval for the female sex patch since 1999, but regulators are concerned that the increased amount of testosterone could up an older woman's cancer risk.
Well-educated Aussie women usually divorce poorer-educated men, sometimes guys dump you even when they like you, a 30 day survival guide to cohabitation, surviving the sexless marriage, a Testosterone patch for women's libidos, memorable safe sex campaigns, more birth weight worries and a video about friends with benefits.
Barack and Michelle Obama weren't the only ones having sex last night. Bloggers are proclaiming that nine months from now we'll see a surge in Obama Babies: children conceived through celebration sex. Across the country (or at least outside Love Buzz's apartment) strangers were hugging and kissing, cars were honking their horns and people were setting off fireworks. Lovers could moan all they wanted, content in the knowledge that their nookie noises would not be overheard.
With the passage of California's ban on gay marriage, parents around the state can rest assured that their children finally are safe. Or, so supporters of Proposition 8, which will adjust the state's definition of marriage to exclude same-sex couples, want them to think. For months before yesterday's vote, pro-ban messaging called on voters to "do it for the children." What this means on a micro level is that Ellen DeGeneres, darling of so many Ellen-watching households who might oppose gay marriage on a macro level, may no longer be legally married to the love of her life, Portia de Rossi. Ellen is, in a sense, America's gateway gay. For those who once considered homosexuality something people "chose" to do in big cities or secular environments in other parts of the world, suddenly here was a funny, lovable, witty lesbian right in their living rooms. Even children watch her show with no reported harm done!
What surprised me, a feminist, about vampire young adult novels? It was hot how both young men in the books I read were so chivalrous to their ladies. I don't just mean the "life or death" protection. The boys opened car doors, pulled out chairs and even defended their ladies' honor in front of schoolyard bullies. Both of these vampires were teenagers in different centuries and practice centuries-old gender roles. Real teenage boys? Chivalry is dead, my friends, and it can't decide who should pay for dinner.
The Dems win big, Proposition 8 close to passing, Florida defines marriage, STDs travel in packs, a thing called a cuddle party exists, oral cancer is up, cheap condoms for Dutch whores, a dating site for business travelers, and GPS underpants.