While tomfoolery generally gets all the attention today, the first of April, there are other observances to be aware of this month. April serves as Sports Eye Safety Month, National Welding Month and, a least favorite for ranidaphobes like myself, National Frog Month. Perhaps most importantly, with the CDC recently reporting that one in four teenage girls has at least one sexually transmitted disease (STD), April is the time of year for (STD) awareness. Out of the nearly 850 girls aged 14-19 who participated in the CDC's study, 18% tested positive for human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cervical cancer.
Funny little thing we found: The Breakup Workout, which, as the name implies, is an exercise plan designed to help you get over your ex. It’s tag line? “Ex or size” your past loves right out of you!
I know what you're thinking - women cheat too, and sometimes pretty well. But there's something distinct about a man's anger versus a woman's wrath. We're complex creatures with emotions that run ocean deep, but can a cheating man actually drive us to insanity? Watch the video to Ashanti's latest tune and think twice before cheating on your woman.
A Love Buzz round-up of some of March's female-focused stories--the good, the bad and the impregnated.
According to the sun-sentinel.com, NJ has passed legislation requiring online dating sites to disclose their background check policies, and Florida is attempting to pass a bill that would require sites to prominently post whether they required background checks and how they are performed. Action has been taken in response to an increase in fraud. A high-risk target: lonely, widowed women with healthy savings accounts. (No offense Florida, but you do have a ton of, um, older folks, so we’d be watching out for them, too.)
A round-up of the best blogger takes on love and relationships.
We rounded-up some of the best sex talk from around the web.
According to researchers at the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, women got the most classifications right. Looking at the men, they noticed that a few patterns emerged: Not only were guys more likely to interpret friendly gestures as sexual overtures, they also did the converse, reading actual come-ons as signs that you "just wanted to be friends." (Call it the Have It Your Way Theorem.)
But more couples than ever seem to be embracing the distance. Why? According to PsychCentral, more lovestruck Gen Yers than ever are struggling with launching two careers simultaneously—in separate cities. The real challenge is creating and maintaining the context of being a couple in daily life. It's much easier to talk, build a shared social circle, and obviously talk, kiss and cuddle when you're physically close. With distance, a partner's presence can be relegated to a very one-sided conversation with a photo on a desk. Feeling the ache of long-distance love? You can always find a platonic shoulder to cry on at a message board like Lovingyou.com's LDR support forum. Or try our tips on making a long-distance relationship go the distance.
A round-up of some of our favorite bras that you can wear with your dresses and shirts with plunging, bra-excluding backlines.