The morning quickie: the perfect way to start your day. Read on for three interesting love and sex tidbits: the unexpected statistics on divorce rate for second marriages, the importance of intimacy with yourself, and asexuality.
Those with a penis who made it to the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo were in for a tight, lubed up treat. The Real Touch Interactive sex device. This new football-sized contraption works by strapping it on, plugging into your computer, and pressing "play" to the 30-minute porn that comes with the device. The action corresponds with motion cues sent over a U.S.B. from your computer. The Real Touch electronically simulates the mouth, vagina and anus of the porn star on your screen. Athough it isn't on the market yet, it's tentatively priced at $150, with one 30-minute video, some lube and free shipping.
To save money and "stress," a couple of lovebirds in Illinois decided to marry in their local Taco Bell. The unique location was "appropriate" for the couple's "offbeat relationship," according to the groom, Paul Brooks, 30. Not only did the pair already share a last name, Paul and his Australian-born bride Caragh Brooks, 21, lived on different continents when they met on an online dating site and began a nine-month long distance courtship, according to the Daily Mail.
What if you could fall in love at will—and make him love you back? We've heard the "love is a drug" theory before, but researcher Larry Young believes love can be explained by a specific pattern of events in the brain—so specific, in fact, that scientists may be able to replicate it. It starts with the chemical oxytocin, a hormone that helps mothers bond with their new babies—Young thinks that this neurotransmitter and other chemicals are responsible for romantic love, and that scientists will one day discover how it all works.
New mothers rarely boast that giving birth is as satisfying as the quickie that left them with forty extra pounds, stretch marks and–of course –a bundle of joy. However, Orgasmic Birth, Debra Pascali-Bonaro’s new documentary (completely unrelated to sadomasochism, by the way) is quickly closing the public’s perception of a nine-month gap between pleasure and pain. The film follows 11 pregnant women in their exploration of various labor options, and ultimately asserts that childbirth can be as sexually stimulating as the child’s conception–and even result in orgasm.
The economy may be affecting your marriage, Oprah's sex chart will improve your foreplay and a secret aphrodisiac.
Barbie and Ken's creator, Jack Ryan, had a voracious sexual appetite that spanned both sexes and included a short-lived marriage to Zsa Zsa Gabor. Author Jerry Oppenheimer, in his new book, Toy Monster: The Big, Bad World of Mattel describes Ryan as a swinger. Barbie's designer was closeted homosexual of died AIDS but left a rather remarkable trail of soundbites amongst former Mattel employees.
New research shows that breaching trust in a young relationship spells doomsday, whereas longer-lasting relationships have a better chance of recovering from a trust-breaking blow. In the study, college students were observed in two game-playing scenarios: one where their opponent cheated or otherwise breached trust early; the other where trust was broken after a length of time. Players in the first group were much warier about forgiving and reestablishing trust than those in the latter.
Grey's Anatomy is back! In the first 2009 episode of TV's relationship soap opera disguised as a medical drama Derek and Meredith are blissful, Izzie tells Alex about Denny, Sloan and Lexie may have a future together and Christina rebuffs Owen.