If politics are important to you, discussing your beliefs early on in a relationship is important. Differing views shouldn't kill a bourgeoning relationship (Democrats and Republicans can get along in the bedroom and in life), but is there a stigma against those who opt out entirely? Love Buzz polled our friends and contributors to find out.
A study out of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, suggests a woman's beauty is a gift from both of her good-looking parents, but a man's facial attractiveness is harder to place. Attractive fathers do not necessarily have attractive sons -- and you can't look to a man's mother to find out if he'll still be eye candy in old age, either.
A middle of the road lubricant is going Web 2.0, Arnold Schwarzenegger is against Proposition 8, adultery can get you jail in South Korea, men are more suspicious of adultery, new film 'Cliente' is bugging French men, 'Zach and Miri' not welcome in many Utah theaters, 9/9/09 wedding so be fun, Vegas weddings down, Virginia Slims go pink to much disgust, and a little drinking while pregnant can benefit baby boys.
Today Gawker alerted us to the story of Carol Anne Burger, a Huffington Post blogger who stabbed her ex-lover in the neck with a screwdriver 222 times and then shot herself before police could question her. Burger, 57 and her ex, Jessica Kalish, 56, had broken up but for financial reasons were still living together in the condo they'd purchased in 2000. While they worked with a lawyer to sell the house and divide their assets (they were married in 2005), they spent time on opposite sides of the apartment.
The Handjob Handbook authors' new book, 101 Places To Have Sex Before You Die (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $13) hits shelves November 4. Old standbys like the airplane bathroom and the kitchen floor are mixed among more creative locales. The book provides tips and handy icons rating each locale on its levels of risk and exposure. If a place is especially conducive to same-sex partners (the gym, duh) or a bribe's likely required (backseat of a cab), Marsha Normandy and Joseph St. James (pseudonyms, can you believe it?) have mapped that out for you, too.
Seventeen is the magic age for a young lady's loss of virginity and seven is the average "number" for a woman -- whether she are overweight/obese or of a slender size. A study of 6,700 women out of Oregon and Hawaii shows overweight gals sleep with the same number of sexual partners per year, as well as during their lifetime, and lose their V-cards at about the same age, according to the Seattle Times. Surprising, right? It just goes to show you the cultural stigma against bigger women -- whether they're simply not Kate Bosworth-sized or unhealthily overweight and obese -- skews our perception about whether these women are sexual beings.
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According to a new study, it is best to wear red when on a hot date. Red instinctively makes women more attractive to men. They are also likely to spend more money on women who wear red rather than other colors like green, blue, or gray.
Washingtonian yesterday profiled an eligible DC bachelor for its "Dating Diaries" blog. Mark Drapeau (pictured, courtesy of Washingtonian), 33, was wearing jeans with his blazer and tie, and holding a rather girly-looking sidecar cocktail in his hand. In his profile, he spoke about being "over" high school by the time senior prom rolled around, his careerand recent promotion with a government think tank, and "experimenting" with women outside of his race (white) and upbringing (New England) in college.
So, erectile dysfunction. Ever been with a guy who can't get it up? How do you feel? Embarrassed? Frustrated? Guilty? Or maybe just miffed? Today on Nerve's Date Machine Airheadgenius posts about how as she gets older she encounters more and more men whose penises aren't getting hard, and she wonders why.