Good with your hands? Your agility may reap beyond-the-bedroom benefits for your relationship–especially if you're using your fingertips for typing. A new study caught up with the ordinary communication between couples by looking at 10 days worth of instant-message conversations of almost 70 United States couples who had been dating for about a year and a half. The couples also completed relationship satisfaction questionnaires at the time of the study and again six months later, when 40 percent of the couples were no longer dating.
The Tinge is a vibrator disguised as a razor: have an orgasm with that shave! It looks like a thicker version of a pink Gillette Venus and you can use it to shave your legs—or to pleasure yourself. The Tinge also comes with a charging stand, so you can keep it in your bathroom to use in tandem with water pressure in the shower, and no one will be the wiser.
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It's the aged old question—does he want to be friends or is he hoping one night I have one too many beers and my clothes slip off? Despite CNN's 83% "yes" vote in favor of male and female friendships, there are generally two popular schools of thought on such an issue. 1.) Yes, of course men and women can be just friends. (says the woman) And 2.) Are you insane? Men want to sleep with anything moving and halfway decent and unfortunately you fall into that category. (says the man.) Sigh.
A new year in China brings a new ruling zodiac animal. From January 26, 2009–February 13, 2010, Chinese superstition says the Ox will be guiding us. The plodding stability that an Ox year brings will be quite a different change of pace from the aggressive, wealth-driven and charming Rat, who dominated 2008. Tarot.com reports that an Oxen-ruled year can challenge those with little patience, as change happens slowly but surely. There's an increased emphasis on reinforcing foundation and tightening of belts, and "Substance is always favored over style in the Year of the Ox."
Last week, a penile fracture was featured during prime time television, so it comes as no surprise that your man may already be scared to death about doing the deed. If you can't drag him into bed now–and you can thank Dr. McSteamy, or better yet, Little Grey–this news certainly won't redeem your sex life: recent research from Nottingham University shows that men might have even more cause for concern when it comes to safety and sex, or at least sex drive. A retrospective study of the sex and masturbation habits of 800 men has linked frequent sexual activity to increased risk of developing cancer.
Unless you're inclined towards polyamory, extramarital relations are generally frowned upon. Monogamy is accepted and expected; infidelity is harmful. Right? Not so fast. Thinking about cheating—and even stepping our on your sweetie—can potentially help your relationship. There are four basic types of affairs: object affairs, sexual affairs, emotional affairs and full-blown secondary relationships. The last type of cheating can improve your existing relationship, even as it illuminates painful truths.
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Penis fractures do in fact happen. While it's true the penis has no bones, it's actually the spongy areas on both sides that get injured. However, in order to get even anywhere close to doing this, the penis has to be bent pretty severely to one side. It's very important for a man to seek medical attention promptly if he finds himself with a fractured penis. During surgery, doctors stitch up torn areas and make sure the urethra isn't damaged.
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.