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One tip? Heat things up with a warming lubricant.
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How To Stimulate All Five Senses Through Couples' Massage

We asked three prominent massage practitioners to spill the beans on what it takes to stage an at-home environment so serene, so sexy, it borders on sensory overload. So grab your significant other and your best massage oils, and read on: You're about to get a crash course in the practice of pleasure.

sex, scent, seduction
Trust your olfactory senses.
Love Buzz

Scent-ual Seduction: How The Right Smell Can Leave You Lovestruck

Does an alluring scent make you weak in the knees? You're not alone. In a study by Oxford University, women rated men as more attractive when they were asked for their opinions while exposed to a pleasant fragrance. So, with Valentine's Day right around the corner, you may want to invest in a scent that will draw you to your partner all year long. But first, get a whiff of these fun scientific and historical facts that prove that smell and fragrances play fascinating and undeniable roles in sexual and romantic attraction.

last-minute holiday gift guide
Gourmet hot chocolate: a sweet gift if there ever was one. Photo: Williams Sonoma
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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide: 14 Awesome Gifts From Both Of You

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...er, I mean, it's not beginning to. It's been looking like Christmas for a while now; it's just that you haven't gone shopping. Cue freakout? Well, not necessarily. We've assembled 14 perfect last-minute gift ideas that you can pick up nearby or online in time for December 25th, so you can skip the stress and get straight to the merry.

idea of love
He loves me...he loves me not?
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How I Lost Myself To The Idea Of Love: A Cautionary Tale

We shared a mutual attraction, the same sense of humor. But as I imagined a future with him, he lived for instant gratification. He wasn't open to falling in love. He was just passing through. And you know what? I wasn't falling in love with him either. I was simply in love with the idea of love. And that's a dangerous trap.

love lessons from great bosses
"Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change." - Brene Brown
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Boss’s Day: 5 Surprising Love Lessons From Awesome Managers

Anyone who's seen films like "Office Space" and "The Devil Wears Prada" knows that bad bosses are a kind of running joke, especially in corporate culture. But those of us who've read books like Lean In and The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People realize that good managers do exist, and we can learn a lot from them—including valuable relationship tips. In honor of Boss's Day, we've identified the top five love lessons everyone can learn from kick-ass managers.

love quotes, food quotes
Love is delicious. You can quote us on that.
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17 Irresistible Quotes About Love & Food

No matter how you slice and dice it, food and love are inextricably tied. In fact, YourTango polled more than a thousand hungry readers for our Breakfast, Love & Dinner survey, and 75% agreed that preparing food for someone is a significant act of love. We gathered 17 of the most inspiring quotes about love and food—and they're plenty more where these came from.

Online Dating Advice: Why OKCupid's New Filter Will Backfire
Is this new filter encouraging lying and misrepresentation in online dating profiles?
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Why OKCupid's New Option To Weed Out 'Ugly People' Will Backfire

OKCupid recently announced plans to give users the option to pay a fee to weed out "unattractive" users — those who describe their body types as "overweight," "a little extra," "full-figured," and — most unsettling — "used up." But by eliminating less-than-perfect users from search results, the site is about to become an even bigger minefield.

quotes about friends
"No friendship is an accident." ―O. Henry
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21 Inspiring Quotes About Friends From Books We Love

My favorite quote about friends is "Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." It's been attributed to the brilliant Albert Camus, author of the fantastic novel The Stranger. Some sources claim that Camus never wrote or even said this. I still love the quote, no matter its genesis. The following 21 friendship quotes, though, I can assure you came from books — novels, memoirs and philosophical works we love.

frouple relationship
Friends without benefits?
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The 'Frouple' Phenomenon: When Your BFF Is Kinda Your Boyfriend

"We're the same person, different hair," says Greta Gerwig’s character in the movie Frances Ha. The two female protagonists are the kind of pals who live together, sleep next to each other, read and knit as a pair, and can't quite remember who paid for the teapot. In other words, a frouple. The term, a combination of 'friend' and 'couple,' was coined to describe for the totally platonic yet can't-live-without-you type of friendship shared between two straight women (and occasionally, two straight men). Do you know a frouple? Could you be part of one?