A daily round-up of the hottest news, trends and advice about love, sex, relationships and dating.
Express Yourself

Express Yourself

In the present day tech-driven world, talking face to face has taken a backseat to emailing, IMing, texting, etc. Saying how you feel is much easier to type than to say. I Want U To Know communication cards are a happy medium. Slightly more personal than an email (which we all know is the wimpy way to bring something up) and the farthest thing from sappy-looking, hand one over when you have something to say, but aren't brave enough to utter the words yourself good or bad.

Virginity in a Vial

Virginity in a Vial

Liquid Virgin promises to tighten and constrict your vagina, which "makes every time feel like the first time." Even if that is what women want, the active ingredient, potassium alum, is potentially harmful to the body.

Love Advice From An Unlikely Source

Economist, lawyer, writer and actor Ben Stein explores economic theory for lessons on love ("realistic expectations are everything," and "when you have a winner, stick with your winner") and we add some ideas of our own (diversify your portfolio).

What You And Obama Have in Common

The Advocate's August issue is running a fun sidebar on artsy condoms that will hopefully help bring sexy back to protected sex (you've read recent STD statistics, right?). The condom wrapper, perhaps sick of being tossed heartlessly aside while its contents get all the attention, has found its voice. As The Advocate points out, it could produce some interesting chemistry were a die-hard Republican to meet an Obama-adorned condom carrier. Sending condoms with Bush's likeness to the head of his abstinence program could cause a chuckle, if those people do that type of thing. Chuckling, that is.

Certified Orgasmic

Certified Orgasmic

Looking to spice things up? The myriad love-enhancing products out there offer a little something for everyone. But what about the eco-minded? Or anyone with skin sensitivities or allergies? Enter Good Clean Love, a collection of organic lubricants, oils, butters, and other accessories that "make love sustainable." Love the tag line, adore the scents even more: lemon/vanilla, peppermint, cinnamon/vanilla, lavender/rose.

Traveling Girls Gone Wild

Traveling Girls Gone Wild

Greek police arrested nine women and twelve men on the Greek island of Zakynthos after participating in an oral sex competition. What such a competition entails, we're not sure. But we're wondering if it's all the rage on Greek party islands (the beaches! the sun! the hot Greek men!) or if this is a one-off.

The Economics of Long-Distance Love

The Economics of Long-Distance Love

According to the Washington Post, couples in long-distance relationships face higher travel costs due to rising fuel prices. This means fewer visits, maintaining travel budgets, and creative planning.

Couple Must Prove Bliss

Couple Must Prove Bliss

According to AFP, Jeff Dotts and Erin Albers of Nashville, Tennessee, were one of four couples (and the only Americans) who brought home the bacon this weekend literally. A bizarre ritual, dating back to the 12th century, in which the couple who can prove to a mock-court that they have the happiest marriage took place in England over the weekend. The prize? A flitch, or a half a pig.

10-Year-Old Bride Gets Divorced

10-Year-Old Bride Gets Divorced

The Los Angeles Times reports today on a 10-year-old girl from Yemen who successfully divorced her husband, a man in his mid-30s, after suffering physical and sexual abuse. The girl's father, fearing death if he dishonored his family by asking for a divorce, refused to intervene on his daughter's behalf. The groom had apparently promised not to touch the girl, Nujood Ali, until she reached puberty.