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Sex Academy Opens In Berlin

Talk about an interactive exhibit. The new "Amora Sex Academy" that opened its doors in Berlin Thursday encourages visitors to explore the male and female mannequins on display for hands-on (literally) lesson in human sexuality, reports Caroline Copley for Reuters.

Army Wives

4 Life And Love Lessons From 'Army Wives'

Love is a battlefield—perhaps even more so when your spouse is in the military. Milspouses have to deal with long-term separations, constant moves, not to mention the anxiety of possibly losing their loved one in the line of duty. Thus, when Lifetime created Army Wives (based on a book of the same name), the channel unearthed a treasure trove of built-in drama. The show, which follows the lives of five fictional couples dealing with military life, has earned the channel's largest viewing numbers ever. With the third season in full swing, the show is brimming with love lessons that are applicable beyond the army base. Hoo-rah. 1. Never let your significant other hear about your infidelities from someone else.

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4 Big Online Dating Don’ts

Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been on a date in awhile. I promise it’s not for lack of trying—I’ve been scouring Nerve in search of interesting dating profiles, with little luck. I try not to be judgmental—after all, I wasn’t getting many virtual winks until my wonderful readers helped me polish up my profile. But a lot of the women on Nerve are making very basic mistakes that instantly turn off most guys. Here are the four most common offenses:

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Finding Closure From A Cheating Ex-Fiance

Today I found out the truth about something I already suspected. I learned that my ex, who I spent nearly five years with and almost married, lied to me, multiple times to my face, about having an inappropriate relationship with a female coworker. During the initial part of our break, which lasted exactly three months from mid-September to mid-December of 2008, I was under the impression that my ex had our eventual reunion in mind, after he worked through various issues with the help of a therapist. That he hoped, in the end, that we would get back together. He didn't know if that was where we would end up, but that's what he told me he hoped. And I believed him.

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Gender Roles Reversed: Stay-At-Home Husband

As I watched them work, I felt a thousand miles away from my staff job, and a million miles away from business as I knew it. It wasn't just a gender thing; I was seeing physical evidence of that tectonic shift we've all been reading about for years. The corporate office as safe haven from domestic reality is finally dying. Here are my pregnant wife and her friend, a newly single mom, venturing forth together into the wide world on the deck of a new business model. No doubt about it: this is Oz territory.

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2 Surprising Sperm Facts

Today we stumbled upon two studies touting how physical attractiveness plays a role in sperm and their swimming skills. According to scientists, evolution has caused "sperm loads" to thicken or thin depending on how much sex the male gets. Also, men may be able to control their the amount of seminal fluid they ejaculate depending on how attractive they find the female.

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6 Jobs That Could Wreck Your Relationship

If you're a fan of soap operas, specifically Falcon Crest or The Bold and the Beautiful, you may be familiar with long-haired lover-boy Lorenzo Lamas. Well, things aren't going to great for the soap star; in fact, the drama has spilled out of the daytime and into his real life. Back in 2002 Lorenzo was on his fourth wife (anyone know what number he's on now?), Playboy model Shauna Sand. They divorced after the unlucky hunk learned wifey was having an affair with Lorenzo's 18-year-old son, A.J., according to Star. How's that for life imitating art?

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4 Signs You're More Than Friends

You've been friends all for a long time. You tell each other everything, even who you're dating and how it's going. Then suddenly it happnens. The change when suddenly this comfortable, easy-going friendship takes on a new form and becomes a burgeoning romantic relationship. Here are four signs that you and your guy friend are turning into a romantic item.

Massachusetts Sues Federal Government

Massachusetts Sues Federal Government

Massachusetts is suing the federal government because they think the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says this denies gay and lesbian couples federal income tax credits, employment and retirement benefits, health insurance coverage and Social Security payments