The age old habit of people pleasing is not dead. Women are still trained to play nice, or run the risk of being rejected, in and out of the bedroom. Is your favorite positon people pleasing style? If any of these scenarios ring true, you might just need a polite power adjustment. You feel guilty because your orgasm is taking too long. Playing nice rarely has rewards, in real life. If you don’t show you matter, how will your lover respect your needs or get good at making you come?
Kate Middleton is pregnant with the heir apparent to the throne of England. Bringing up baby to the manor born stirs up fairytales of happily every after and raising a blue blood. Here are some ideas to give your little one the royal advantage in life and love:
I’m starting to realize it is the rare man who is actually a “gentleman”. Yes, I consider myself a feminist and a strong woman. But I am also … a “lady”. I believe you can be both at the same time. I want to believe that there are men out there who can appreciate a strong woman who knows what she wants AND who likes to be treated like a “lady”. By “lady” I don’t mean being treated with kid-gloves or holding back a curse word or two. I mean a gentleman who is genuine and kind and who really feels it an honor to be spending time with his date … and shows it.
If I recall anything from my upbringing, it's the following two rules: "If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all," and "Remember to always say 'please' and 'thank you'."
You're sitting at the table as a family enjoying a nicely prepared dinner. Your man sits across from you with his Blackberry or iPhone resting next to his fork. It buzzes, and you look up expectantly to see him check it. Again. For the tenth time tonight. Sound familiar? 9 New Rules Of Phone Etiquette
Perfectly good sex can be ruined by really bad manners. There is an unwritten code of sex conduct. Follow it, and your partner will likely be a repeat customer. Break it, and you may screw the likelihood of boning again. After the jump, some examples of bad manners in the bedroom that will get you kicked to the curb.
Inspired by a recent post on Hollywoodlife.com we've been thinking about the possible sea change that is occurring with celebrity couples and possibly with society as a whole. Whereas 2009 seemed full of bad boys (John Mayer, Peter Orszag, Jude Law, Tony Romo, Jon Gosselin, Nas, Mel Gibson and of course Chris Brown) perhaps we're seeing a return to good old-fashioned chivalry and goddess-worship.
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While cell phone shenanigans, a lack of physical attraction, talking too much about yourself, and blatant pre-date lies definitely apply to both genders, there are some specific reasons for why a gal won't give a guy the time of day again. Don't get grabby, have manners, make eye contact and 10 other first-date tips from women.
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Is chivalry dead? Or has it just changed shape? One man weights in. "When I'm feeling jaded I can't help but agree with Dave Chappelle's assessment that chivalry is dead—and women killed it. Don't get me wrong, I honestly enjoy opening the door, picking up the check and planning dates (OK, planning dates can get a little old). But what really makes me nervous are all of the obscure rules, most of which seem a little antiquated to me."
YourTango's "Facebook Manners And You" video has become a viral hit, so we thought we'd tell you a little bit about how we made it. Styled as a 1950s-era instructional film, the video chronicles the rule-breaking breakup of Timmy Gordon and Alice Johnson on Facebook, the "electric friendship generator." These two completely ignore Facebook etiquette, and boy do they ever pay the price! Watch Facebook Manners And You