YourTango this week was purely legendary. That's right, there's no wait for it with us because this stuff is too good to miss. From legendary Cosmo editors Bonnie Fuller and Helen Gurley Brown to New Kids on the Block, if it was big with love and relationships, we had it. And in case you were too busy mourning (or celebrating?) Michael Jackson, here's this week's best from YourTango.
Have you ever wondered what goes on in your neighbors' bedrooms? Well, we're here to tell you. No, we didn't go all Patriot Act on strangers. We just read the results of Trojan's recent sex survey. Turns out, if your neighbors are like 75 percent of Americans 18 or older, they have had sex within the past year. Which means, if Trojan's random sample of 1,000 people is indicative, a quarter of adult Americans have not had sex within the last 12 months. Of course, unsurprisingly, both the frequency of sex and reported satisfaction with it goes down with age. Sigh.
Love Bytes: Five must-click sex, love and relationship links. Embarrassing marriage proposals, the G-Spot, work romances and involuntary celibacy.
Kelly Clarkson is known for a lot of things—winning the first season of American Idol; having multiple number one hits; starring in the dreadful From Justin to Kelly. However, according to her official website and Facebook page, Ms. Clarkson might become known for something else—rejection. Miss Independent recently launched the "I Do Not Hook Up hotline"—an aptly titled phone service that not only promotes the singer's latest single but also gives us all an easy out from any uncomfortable dating situation. The number, 973-409-3267, appears as harmless enough digits and could easily be a number from North Jersey.
It's easy to forget what's so great to be in a committed relationship with someone. Recently we were reminded just what it is about having a boyfriend that is so fun.
Dear Gentlemen, When you know you don't want to see me anymore, I need you to do me a favor: be an adult and dump me. Don't text me pretending that you want to reschedule when you flake out on our plans, don't promise you'll call me later if you're not gonna, don't ask for my number if you have no intention of ever calling me, etc. If I wanted to date someone who mastered the disappearing act, I'd have schtooped a magician. But I didn't, I dated/boyfriended/made out with/dry humped on the dance floor/flirted with you. Now, I need you to breakup with me.
Tatiata Kozhevnikova is a Russian overachiever who has the world's strongest vagina. She can lift almost 31 pounds. The Puppetry of the Penis are a group of men who mold shapes out of their penis skin.
Everyone knows that veggies are good for you but some people don't like broccoli and kale and all those other delicious, healthful foods. When you're in a relationship, this is problem, for two reasons. First, because when you live and eat with someone, you tend to consume the same things, so if your significant other isn't eating their veggies, chances are you aren't either. Second, if you love someone you want them to be healthy. Here's how to get him to love salad.
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A woman named Laura thinks she's come up with the next big thing: finding dates with the help of Twitter. She calls it "Twating" (a mash-up of the words Twitter and dating) and she's using her friend Katie as the initial test subject for her experiment (which, thus far, has involved giving Katie the username "datekate," logging on as her, and then tweeting about how much she would like to be taken out on a date).