A daily round-up of the hottest news, trends and advice about love, sex, relationships and dating.
Is Avatar Sex Cheating?

Is Avatar Sex Cheating?

These days, cheating can happen with a credit card, one's own hand or even an online alter ego or "avatar." A British woman recently filed for divorce after she found her husband's avatar cheating on her alter ego in the virtual reality computer game Second Life. The Guardian quoted the man as as saying "We weren't even having cyber sex or anything like that we were just chatting and hanging out together."

Two Different Views Of Nudity

Two Different Views Of Nudity

Two nudism stories this week give a differing view points on spending time in the buff. Over on the Daily Beast (found through Smitten) Arienne Cohen wrote about going to a nudist dinner party. Guests stripped down as they arrived and sat on hand towels provided by the host. Arienne kept her legs closed but some of the (ahem) ballsier guests weren't so modest. Although Arienne didn't become a convert (the "dinner guests seemed free, getting a dopamine high off the rarity of what we were doing. I was not high."), she does bring up several interesting points.

Afternoon News Feed: Thurs, Nov 13th

Afternoon News Feed: Thurs, Nov 13th

Jason Ritter and Marianna Palka star in Good Dick, a film written and directed by Palka that, according to Merury News involves a sadomasochism relationship between the two. Although Mercury reports that Palka's character is a serial masturbator, the film actually unfolds a sweet love story between the two characters, despite its occasional raunchiness. Psychology Today blog says self-love precedes the love of others. They report that many people believe that self-love is code for self-centeredness, which is commonly referred to as "narcissism". However, the blog believes that self-love is actually a healthy dose of narcissism and a key ingredient for attachment to and love of others. Did you know that having friendships with others is actually healthy for you? The Times Hearld says that friendships profoundly affect the physical and mental health of both men and women. People who are lonely die earlier and get sick more often. So go out after work today and meet up with your best friends. Hey, it's good for you!

Victoria's Secret and Itchy Lingerie

Victoria's Secret and Itchy Lingerie

"Toxic bras." It sounds like a 14-year-old boy's bad fantasy porn/slasher movie. But it's one some women are alleging their Victoria's Secret lingerie has become. London's Daily Mail reports several women experienced rashes, welts and in one case, permanent scarring. I really, really hope these women at least got laid for what they went through!

Enjoy Your Favorite Sex Bloggers All Year Long

Enjoy Your Favorite Sex Bloggers All Year Long

Make room for the New York City Sex Bloggers 2009 Calender. But with these literary ladies, it's never just dirty talk. It's dirty talk with a brainy purpose. All the proceeds from the sales of the 2009 New York City Sex Bloggers calender will go toward Sex Workers Awareness, a group dedicated toward raising money and championing the rights of sex workers. So go and purchase 12 months of sexy talk.

Do Teens Or Thirtysomethings Have Safer Sex?

Do Teens Or Thirtysomethings Have Safer Sex?

In a classic case of "do as I say not as I do," it seems thirtysomethings are less responsible about having protected sex than the under-20 set. According to a recent British study, teens aged 16-19 are twice as diligent about using protection when having sex with a new partner as those in the 35-44 age group. The results were particularly astounding to Brit officials, as the STD rate there has risen six percent in the past year. "Interventions are urgently required for people in their 30s and 40s and older who are increasingly forming new partnerships," the study's lead researcher told Metro. Before anything becomes "urgently required" on this side of the pond, here are some solutions to some common condom complaints from the older and arguably un-wiser set:

anal accidents

How To Avoid Anal Accidents

Those men, always getting themselves into buttloads of trouble! They really should know better... Yesterday Boinkology alerted us to this story about a priest who got a potato stuck in his tush—apparently he fell backwards and up his ass it went. Riight. Then there's this letter on the Daily Bedpost about from a dude who used his wife's dildo as a butt plug without telling her. Oops. Em & Lo give him a severe chastising, and suggest that he buy his own butt toy, one with a flared base to avoid any vicar-ous incidents. Here are three basic tips to get you started on solo anal play.

When A Woman Hits Her Husband

When A Woman Hits Her Husband

Unexpected Facebook message the other night: an old friend from middle school delivered a thumpin' to her husband and was arrested for assault and battery. I don't know the circumstances at all -- not that that really matters. It's domestic violence and it's wrong and it's not the way for a couple to solve a conflict. But I'd be lying if I didn't admit I am fascinated.

Morning News Feed: Wednesday, Nov. 12

Morning News Feed: Wednesday, Nov. 12

Americans may be cutting corners these days but it seems they’re saving plenty of pocket change for love. In uncertain economic times, reports Market Watch, online dating sites thrive. Granted, the stats come from online-dating site Perfectmatch.com, which reports a 47% spike in members over the last quarter. An exception to rule? British men. 90% of 'em said they would give up on their romantic relationship to save money, according to a Skipton Building Society study reported by Debt Management Today. A YouGov study reported that 47% of 2,400 British adults said they would spend more money if they were in a relationship. Money issues aside, it seemingly pays to be in a relationship. Reuters reports that physical affection may serve as a buffer against work stress. Findings of the journal Psychosomatic Medicine has found that intimacy –be it holding hands or sexual intercourse- decreases levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Never mind stress. A Reverend at a Grapevine-based Fellowship Church is challenging married couples to have sex –which he compares to Super Glue- every day for a week, according The Dallas Morning News.

Texas Pastor Wants Married Couples To Screw Daily

Texas Pastor Wants Married Couples To Screw Daily

Rev. Ed Young of the Grapevine-based Fellowship Church in Texas challenges married couples in his church to have sex once a day for the next seven days, starting on Sunday. Rev. Ed Young sees sex as the Super Glue of a marriage and wants to alleviate some of the financial stress many of his worshippers are feeling. He has titled the sex sermon "Leaving Lust Vegas."