You know that lovey-dovey feeling you get while cuddling with your significant other — when you forget all about how pissed you were that he came home late and didn't bring apology cheesecake, or how annoying it is that she always leaves little toothpaste ghosts in the bathroom sink?
So here we are again… Every year during the transition into the fall season, you start to notice a major shift in the dating scene. People start approaching you more for dates, you start getting “Hey Stranger” messages from old flings and you find that men seem a little more open to the idea of the exclusivity of dating than they were during the spring and summer months. Ladies and gentlemen, it is officially “Cuffing Season.” You may or may not be familiar with the cuffing cycle so let me break it down for you:
Everyone needs a cuddle sometimes, even the furriest of creatures! From newborn kittens snuggling to a spooning sesh between a baby tiger and a piglet, we've rounded up seven adorable animal videos that might just melt your heart.
A new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior finds that not only do men like to cuddle, but they believe it's an important ingredient to a satisfying relationship.
Gifts are nice but, baby, the best things in life are free. Especially when it comes to your special lady, compliments can go a long way, even longer than giving her a fancy pair of diamond earrings! OK, maybe not that far ... But seriously, making a woman feel wanted, appreciated, and totally friggin' gorgeous will make her the kind of happy money just can't buy. So, save your dough and try some of this sweet talk.
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Oxytocin is quite a busy hormone. When released in the brain, it facilitates sex, orgasm, birth and breastfeeding, as well as feelings of bonding, connection and trust. In her forthcoming book The Chemistry of Connecton: How the Oxytocin Response Can Help You Find Trust, Intimacy and Love, author and journalist Susan Kuchinskas describes the important role oxytocin plays in our love lives and how we can train our brain to better respond to love. In other words, we weren't born knowing how to love—we learn it.
Jermaine Stewart said it long ago: "We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time." You said it, Jermaine. Touch releases calming hormones; not touching makes you stressed. The solution? A cuddle party. During each three-hour cuddle party workshop participants learn the art of non-sexual consentual touch. That's right. A class on how to hug.