Over the last couple of decades, Americans have been grooming more and more. I'm guessing that skimpier outfits have led women to remove more hair. And, somewhere along they way, us dudes were convinced that we needed to have hair removed, so we agreed to some waxing. But manscaping has possibly spun out of control with the male Brazilian wax. Is this something that we really need?
The word cougar used to send a shiver down my spine, mostly because comedian Joe Rogan's dog was eaten by a cougar and I think he's a funny guy. But also because it's grown to be played out, tasteless and unfunny. Five or six years ago, when the word first surfaced it was hilarious because it conjured an image of a woman with acrylics, animal print sleeveless tops, leather pants and a perimenopausal hankering for something that doesn't need Viagra. But from that somewhat silly image an unflattering stereotype emerged and the whole thing lost its appeal. Now reports out of England suggest the cougar, like the mighty Chupacabra, might not exist and, come to think of it, Joe Rogan's dog may have been eaten by a mountain lion.
Masturbation week. Historical pregnant men. Negotiating a one-night stand. Beer goggles. Hot pot-smoking celebrities. Is dating harder for smarties? Four really bad date ideas salvaged. Should you compete with your dude? The benefits of breakups. Is your ex dating someone new and is it OK for you to ask? Nine fictional love triangles that you may want to be part of.
The most recent wedding plus guns equals bloodshed math problem occurred in Turkey. And this jive turkey went down like this: a fellow, fresh off of going from bridegroom to husband celebrated by rattling a few rounds out of his AK-47. And this young Turk was likely of the untrained variety and sprayed down guests when he lost control of the rifle. His dad and two aunts were killed and several others were wounded. Proving once again that guns and wedding just don't mix.
There is a legend—an accepted legend but a legend nonetheless—that strong-headed, career-focused women are very difficult to please in the head, heart and baby-makers. Some combination of stress, perfectionism and immaculately kempt hair (periodically in a bun so tight that it makes changing facial expressions nigh impossible) make us think that she hasn't been properly rogered in eons and would probably be a drill sergeant in the sack. As it turns out, common knowledge is mad wrong, yo.
The happy divorce film is here to (maybe) stay. As you likely know, Julia Roberts has brought smash hit Eat, Pray, Love to the big screen. But is it just another in a long line of films lionizing the divorcee and glossing over the dirty parts of splitting?
When self-pleasure surpassed the regular stuff. Bozo gets dumped for letting his girlfriend take a foul ball beaning for him. Statistical signs he may be cheating. More on manscaping. The extra benefits of a vasectomy. Escaping a boring relationship. Worst wedding trends. Where wedding planning and fantasy football meet. Can men and women be friends? Signs she's faking an orgasm. And some tough love for women who dig married men.
You know how some people think that PMS is just an excuse for some women to act crabby a few days per month? Well scientists in Taiwan may have cleared some things up. Brain scans show that intense cramps may cause permanent changes to a woman's brain.
Are you a little too embarrassed to read certain how-to books in public? Well, friend, you are in luck. The Kama Sutra has finally been converted to an audio book. The British publisher, Beautiful Books, has a smooth-voiced English actress reading the tome. And it turns out that this old Indian book is not just a how-to for sex positions, but also a guide for relationships.
The good folks at OK Cupid (the dating site) did a study correlating which mobile device their users upload photos from. They then cross-referenced that data (those data, if you will) with personality tests such as the "Slut Test" and realized that iPhone users have more sex partners than users of the BlackBerry or the Android.