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Is Religion Hurting Your Sex Life?

Religion might offer scores of personal benefits, but it looks like a great sex life isn't one of them. According to psychologist Darrel Ray from the University of Kansas, religious people suffer intense guilt during and after intercourse. Those devoted to their religion experienced regret after climaxing. Atheists and agnostics, on the other hand, boasted satisfying sex lives.

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Around The World In 9 Body Shapes: Which Country Is Sexiest?

It's a small, small world, but it's also a very diverse one. While true attractiveness comes from within (cue the "Kumbayah" music), men around the world do have different turn-ons when it comes to women's body shapes. While here in the U.S. we generally like a toned, sporty look, for example, in Spain, women don't put as much of an emphasis on working out and will smoke or skip a meal to be all skinny and waif-like. In the Caribbean, a lot of women are considered sexy if they're shaped like a Coke bottle—like Rihanna. And in Senegal, it's sexy to have a little meat on your bones—like Oprah.

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Best Ideas For Untraditional Bridesmaids Favors

If you're getting married this summer and wondering what to give your bridesmaids, look no further. The Frisky has come up with the distinguishing, creative bride's gift guide, featuring poetry books, silk scarves and unusual chocolate flavors. So be boring no more and make your bridal party the hippest around with these quirky favors.

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Complete This Sentence: The Best Part Of A Summer Romance Is...

Summer is the best season to fall in love. Tell us about your summer romances. Summer is the best season to fall in love. Tell us about your summer romances. Summer is the best season to fall in love. Tell us about your summer romances. Summer is the best season to fall in love. Tell us about your summer romances. Summer is the best time of the year to fall in love. Go ahead and try arguing with us. Sure, winter is good for snuggling by the fireplace, but summer's conducive to all things romantic: flings, sundresses, tropical getaways, skinny dipping, outdoor brunches, and cuddling up in the park (take that, fireplace!).

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Study: A Long Commute Can Ruin Your Marriage

New research from Sweden claims that a long commute hikes up your risk of divorce. According to the study, 11 percent of Swedes embark on a daily commute that is 45 minutes or longer. While 45 minutes doesn't seem like a lot (especially for New Yorkers accustomed to driving between Long Island and Manhattan twice a day) long commutes are a fairly new addition to the Swedish lifestyle. Alas, it looks like married couples are having a hard time dealing with the change, which ironically creates marital tension by reinforcing traditional (read: outdated) gender stereotypes.

50 Best Summer Date Ideas

50 Best Summer Date Ideas

Ah, summer. The longest, warmest days of the year means the cold-weather date options you've subjected yourself to all winter just won't do (we're looking at you cozy wine bars!). Summer means great weather, tons of time spent outdoors and the shedding of layers. If your brain's still in winter mode, don't worry—YourTango's got you covered. We've collected 50 of the best summer date ideas to make sure every second of your summer romance is spent actually romancing your sweetheart, not hemming and hawing over plans. We've picked our top 10 favorite date ideas in five different categories: music, movies, activities, food and cocktail trends, and day trips. From rooftop dining in New York City to getting out of town for a hike outside Chicago, we've targeted the best summer date suggestions across the country. Whether it's a first date or your four-year anniversary, these date ideas are sure to deliver the dose of summer fun you've been craving all the cold, dark winter long.

Best Summer Date Ideas: Concert Dates

Best Summer Date Ideas: Concert Dates

When it comes to summer lovin', you want to have a blast. And nothing can get you and your boo into the groove more than seeing some sweet tunes together in concert. It's the perfect opportunity to hold hands, dance up on your man, and even sneak in some PDA. This summer especially, there are so many hot tickets available to help you turn up the volume and the heat on you date night out. Here are our top picks for live music that'll put you and your man in the mood.

Best Summer Date Ideas: Movie Dates

Best Summer Date Ideas: Movie Dates

The summer movie season isn't all about giant robots, super heroes, and making things go "BOOM" really loudly. There's also a little thing known as "counter-programming," where smaller, more intimate flicks vie for an audience's attention in the hopes of getting some of that blockbuster runoff. The big action tentpoles may get dudes into theaters, but it's the gentle jabs of their girlfriend's elbows that get them settling in for a nice, romantic date movie. While many of these kinds of films carry the stigma of pandering solely to female viewers and their begrudging boyfriends, we've compiled an eclectic list of this summer's most promising date movies, with a little something for everyone.

Best Summer Date Ideas: Activity Dates

Best Summer Date Ideas: Activity Dates

When it comes to "dating outside the box," our friends at HowAboutWe have cornered the market. HowAboutWe is the only dating site where members express themselves through creative, fun date ideas instead of tedious personal essays and endless messaging. So, when it comes to great summer dates that are as unique as you are, they know what they're talking about.

Best Summer Date Ideas: Food & Drink Trends

Best Summer Date Ideas: Food & Drink Trends

You're strolling hand-in-hand on the beach with your love, the sea salt gently misting through your hair, when suddenly, it happens. The two of you exchange looks, hungry with desire, then grab one another and say, "You wanna get something to eat?" This summer, whether you want to cool off when things get steamy (try a paleta, a Mexican-style popsicle!), or heat things up (jalapeño cocktails, anyone?), YourTango is here to make sure your summer dates are filled with flavor.