A "womyn's land" is a lesbian-only commune. These clusters are notoriously small (sometimes with only 2 members), and have sprouted up all over rural parts of America since the 1970s. In some communes, men aren't allowed on the premises at all, but with most they can come and visit. The same rules apply for straight or bisexual women. This brand of old school lesbian has proven to be too rigid for modern day feminists. Younger women don't want to be boxed in and find the man hating hypocritical.
A recent study at Indiana University proved that both sexes had a tough time figuring out when women were flirting or just going through the motions. In a series of speed dating videos, men were always much easier to read than women. Researchers think women are instinctively more cautious and guarded in the first phases of a romance in order to suss out whether a man will stick around and help raise the children.
I bang the worst dudes (Sorry, Mom) is a website that's sort of like group therapy for all of us ladies who feel like we're the only ones hooking up with losers. The site updates daily with pictures of men (with a protective black bar over the eyes) and a little write-up of whatever horrid thing they did. While it may seem mean-spirited many of the descriptions about bad sex are so laugh out loud hilarious that it's almost worth it.
Do you reveal a lot of cleavage? Layer on the cubic zirconia? Wear fake eyelashes on a regular basis? If so, we have bad news for you: Marie Claire's guy blogger doesn't want to date you. His 5 fashion turn-offs include too much make-up, too much cleavage, too much sexiness (he uses a different word for this), celebrity emulation and gaudiness. We weight in with our male fashion don'ts.
A crash course for women looking for casual sex as advice culled from three men in the column Wise Guy by Em and Lo. All men had a variation of booty call red flags such as, don't get too drunk, don't act psycho, try to appear STD-free and hope that the guy has no better options. Basically, women should try to train themselves to see the sex as just that, not anything more.
Despite the fact that plenty of women—maybe even you—have said that "men are dogs," there's no obedience school for guys. But is it possible that the secrets to communicating with men are similar to the secrets of training your dog? Could the Dog Whisperer straighten up your man? No? Maybe? Actually, ladies, YES.
The Details article, "Flirting With Disaster" about men who find out their threesome-loving ladies are lesbians outlines what may happen if a couple decides to experiment. Amity Pierce Buxton, founder of the Straight Spouse Network, which sponsors support groups for spouses and partners who have or had LGBT husbands and wives, estimates that three out of ten claims are men. The article tells the stories of men who's lesbian fascinations backfire when they try to incorporate it into their own relationships.
Scientists are beginning to think human, sexual pheromones don't exist. Pheromones, we always thought, were the sexual chemicals that attracted people to one another. Now researchers say human beings don't even have the organs available to sense such a thing. Human beings do, however, have primer pheromones, which control physiological changes in the body. The reason why women's periods are sometimes in sync with one another. Instead, scientists think attraction is just good old-fashioned good looks and personality.
A recent study published in the European Urology journal is saying men who garden, dig or mow the lawn for a minimum of 30 minutes a week have an easier time getting and maintaining an erection. Researchers at the Medical University of Vienna are claiming a newfound interest in tending to weeds, flowers and plants can "dramatically improve a man's performance in bed." By a third, they say. As it turns out, it isn't the relationship with flowers and the outdoors that gets a man's penis revving—it's the exercise. Men who burn as little as 1,000 extra calories a week reduces their risk of impotence. Men who go the extra mile and burn 4,000 calories a week can improve their circulation in such a profound way that it more than halves their risk of erectile dysfunction.
First-date sex: One guy says go for it, even if it ends up being a one-night stand. Wise advice? Hard to say, but according to this dude, "Your prince might not call you back if you rail him in the bathroom stall or after he slinks out of your apartment while you’re sleeping. If that happens, cry and wail! Just know that reports of the fragility of the human heart are greatly exaggerated."
According to a UK study, men who scored highest on intelligence tests have the better sperm in terms of numbers, concentration, and ability to move. Scientists are coming closer to concluding that high intelligence may genetically edge one out overall and make you more fertile. Scientists theorize, traditionally bright people are all around healthier, more fertile, with a higher sperm count. Lifestyle choices didn't seem to make a difference as far as better sperm go.
According to a study by researchers in Canada's Lakehead University women who consume an average amount of alcohol (40 drinks or so a month) are less adept at distinguishing facial symmetry—one of the biggies of attractiveness. Researchers think alcohol may permanently effects the way the brain process visual information, which includes facial symmetry.
Social scientists at Florida State University say risk-taking is all part of the biological attraction game. Men are more likely to take risks in order to instinctively compete with one another. Horny men who had seen beautiful female faces took the most risks during games of blackjack leading scientists to think it spans all areas of life.
According to a survey by the late Shirley Glass, Ph.D., noted infidelity researcher and author, bout half of men cheat when they're "happy" or "very happy" in their current relationship. However, the majority of women reported feeling unloved and unappreciated for at least a year or more before cheating on their husbands. Another shocker, the most common extramarital affair happens in the first two years of marriage. Marital therapist Barry McCarthy says the best way to ward off cheating is to think of the kind of person, situation and mood that would make you vulnerable and avoid it.
The content in this week's "What On His Mind" isn't all that different from what on our own minds this week. They're rating sexy bloggers, we're rating 10 men hotter than Hugh Jackman. They've got tips on how to kiss, and so do we! Hmm, maybe gender differences are a myth, after all...