A recent study surfaced analyzing the sperm of 29 different strains of cichlid fish. The ladies of the breed are notorious philanderers and carouse the sea often mating with several males at at time. As a response, the sperm have become quicker, and thus dubbed super-sperm. While this can't be noted in human beings scientists think this may be a way species biologically evolve in order to impregnate the most females. So, they think, infidelity may cause more babies in the long run.
If you're lucky, the first time meeting your significant other's relatives generates a droll little tale about mispronouncing his mother's name or spilling red wine on Aunt Sue—minor embarrassments that fuel anecdotes to share with future children. But, what if you find you are marrying into Appalachian forest people? What if your future father-in-law cops a feel during the introductory hug? What if you find yourself hanging out naked with your in-laws? Families are insane, no doubt, but marvelous in-laws happen when the insane fits.
Reading this at work? You'd better be batting your eyelashes and showing some more skin, ladies. It's a man-eat-man workforce out there– if you're not actively working to keep your job (and you might start by doing some real work!) you could be next in line to lose it. According to a recent study done in the U.K., six out of ten workers worry they'll be losing their jobs in 2009, which means they're doing whatever it takes to keep 'em. Workers aren't just sucking up to their bosses, anymore–they're flirting with them!
Sarkozy's exercise regimen improved his sex life—and it can better yours, too! The froggy prez has been on a serious exercise regimen, and in the past 10 months has dropped nine pounds and two pants sizes. But there's a not-so-evident benefit as well: improved sex life. Sarkozy's trainer, Julie Imperiali, revealed the secret to her performance-enhancing routine: focus on the perineum. Keeping the perineum in shape is helpful for women as well—ever heard of Kegel exercises?
The morning quickie: the perfect way to start your day. Read on for three interesting love and sex tidbits. Some fantasies are NOT universal, the Obama's unusual sexual practice and first-date sex news.
The Details article, "Flirting With Disaster" about men who find out their threesome-loving ladies are lesbians outlines what may happen if a couple decides to experiment. Amity Pierce Buxton, founder of the Straight Spouse Network, which sponsors support groups for spouses and partners who have or had LGBT husbands and wives, estimates that three out of ten claims are men. The article tells the stories of men who's lesbian fascinations backfire when they try to incorporate it into their own relationships.
Like a healthy relationship, the English language is constantly evolving, so it's no surprise that we're constantly discovering new love-related words. Some of these neologisms we hope to never hear again (cum dumpster, we wish we never knew ye), but some are delightful. Below, ten relationship slang words we hope will catch on in 2009.
Brides.com cordially invites you to view the weddings of 14 lucky couples. Sure, these 28 brides- and grooms-to-be are complete strangers, but you can get to know them all here. Among them is one lesbian couple, one vow-renewal, a couple from the coast guard, and one groom with the venue tattooed on his arm. The joint wedding is part of an annual contest in which participants submit their personal love stories. The couples will all be married atop the Empire State Building in New York City. While the landmark only opens its doors to weddings one day a year, the venue didn't accidentally overbook. (Sorry, Bride Wars fans! If you're looking for fiend-brides–or you are one–check out Bluefly's Bride Wars story contest, here). And no, it won't be crowded. Besides each couples' private parties of up to 20 friends and family members, guests are invited to attend the wedding marathon from the privacy of their own homes, where the online video streaming service Mogulus Pro, will provide a live high-quality broadcast at www.brides.com/esb.
The morning quickie: the perfect way to start your day. Read on for three interesting love and sex tidbits. A guide to twitter flirting, the Roe v. Wade anniversary and mobile dating v. online dating.
One of the misperceptions of the Tantra practice is that it inherently involves sex. Not so. The belief system is so much more about aspiring to a controlled state of mind than it is about sticking to specific rituals. Like so much of Buddhist and Hindu thought (to which Tantra is closely linked), at all times—including during sex—the goal is being present and "tuned in" to the moment. As one New York City Tantra guru told YourTango, her instruction can seem more like couples therapy than red-hot sex workshop. To start, she tells partners to place their hands on the others' hearts and describe the times they feel most loved or cherished by them. So, before taking it to the bedroom, try applying Tantra to other parts of your life and relationship—the results could be mind-blowing.