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The Allure of the Nanny: Why Men Cheat With Domestic Workers

I have to say I was somewhat dismayed when I heard that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver were breaking up and that the reason for their break up was Arnold’s affair with his family's housekeeper. I found myself feeling weary of hearing the same old story. It seems like every other day on the news a story surfaces about a powerful man cheating on his beautiful wife with an employee, an intern or some other type of domestic worker.

The wonder of Lingerie

The wonder of Lingerie

Every woman needs a little Lingerie in her life. Learn why and how use this must have! Now, there are some of you out there who already have a running list of why you don't have Lingerie, why you cannot wear it, and why it isn't necessary. To you I say, "STOP MAKING YOUR LIST... BACK AWAY FROM THE LIST... THE LIST IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!" You know how a cute haircut, great makeup, or a great pair of shoes can change your total outlook? Ever walk with a little more confidence knowing that you looked and felt GREAT??? Well, why does that only extend to what you are wearing on the OUTSIDE??

To lubricate or not to lubricate- THAT is the question!

To lubricate or not to lubricate- THAT is the question!

Learn why EVERY woman should include a lubricant in their toy chest. Your vagina is will thank you! Using a lubricant is not about what you can or cannot produce yourself. It is about protection and that is what is most important. It doesn't matter how wet you get, the walls of your vagina are very delicate membranes and fast, repetitive penetration will tear those membranes. The tears are microscopic, but over time, they will affect the elasticity of one of a woman's most prized posessions- her vagina. So, if you want to stay tighter and stronger for longer, you should ALWAYS use a lube for sex whether it is with a partner or with a toy.

3 Life Lessons for the Shriver Schwarzenegger Children

3 Life Lessons for the Shriver Schwarzenegger Children

The greatest gift we bestow upon our children is to live an exemplary life, one they can emulate. But let’s be honest. Who among us hasn’t at one time or another done something we regret and that we hope no one will ever discover. We are all guilty of poor judgment—driving while drunk, walking out of a store without paying for a candy bar, doing illegal drugs, a seemingly innocent office flirtation that went too far, or taking an unreasonable risk. We’ve all done things that ended with our asking, “What was I thinking?”

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Why Travel? 8 Benefits Of A Great Vacation

Everybody needs a little time away, or so the song goes. Traveling has benefits for everyone: it opens our minds to new thoughts, allows us to unplug and step into something far more relaxing and pleasing to the senses than the everyday hustle and bustle. For couples and families, it's a particularly special time for reconnection and intimacy. Need more convincing? YourTango Experts have put together the top 10 benefits of a great vacation.

Are You Ready For Love?

Are You Ready For Love?

You might be thinking, Oh yes! I am open and have so much to give! And I sure am ready for someone to love me! But are you really ready? You see, it’s not that simple. The reason that so many relationships fail is that people haven’t done the work of getting ready by cleaning up and clearing out the past. If you find yourself repeating patterns in your relationships, you’re not ready.

This Can Ruin Sex

This Can Ruin Sex

There’s nothing that compares to great sex. There’s nothing that compares to great sex. It comes with confidence, comfort with our partner and a willingness to be both vulnerable and spontaneous. But if you think sex should be a certain way, it’s very difficult to have great sex. An idea that will definitely keep you from having enjoyable sex is thinking you aren’t experienced enough. Experience is a good thing, but not essential to enjoying being sexual with someone.

Let Go Of Depression And Welcome Joy Back Into Your Life

Let Go Of Depression And Welcome Joy Back Into Your Life

Depression is more than a Blue Day, sadness, or even a broken heart, although it happens because of such things and feels a lot like the blues. If you’ve ever had a real depression, you know what I mean. Depression is usually seen as something that requires medication to relieve and sometimes it’s simply taken for granted that you must learn to live with it … forever, more or less.

She's a Kennedy for Cryin' Out Loud!

She's a Kennedy for Cryin' Out Loud!

As if "Kennedy" and "sex" didn't already go so well together in a sentence, now Arnold Schwarzennegger (who became a wannabe-honorary Kennedy by marrying Maria Shriver Kennedy) has publicly announced that not only did he violate his marriage with Maria, but that he had actually fathered a child…with a member of the house staff…and that it all happened TEN YEARS AGO!

Schwarzenegger, Divorce, And An Old Joke About Directions

Schwarzenegger, Divorce, And An Old Joke About Directions

The break-up between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver reached such epic proportions of tragedy this week, that I prefer to start this post with a joke. I was visiting Washington, DC , and got horribly lost. I asked a passer-by directions to the White House. He looked me up and down and finally said "Well, I wouldn't start from here."