Do you like having covert sex in public, love to play with sex toys or relish in having another couple in the bedroom to help stoke the fires of passion? An expert weighs in on 11 signs that your sex life is more ordinary than you think.
IS THIS NORMAL
I took nine years of ballet lessons, but wasn't allowed to go on full pointe, becase as I heard my teacher whisper to my mom, "She doesn't have the ability." Crushing for an 12-year-old, but not a surprise since I was always hidden in the back row during recitals and my parents described my performance as "enthusiastic."
Last week, Jason Russell, the creator of the "KONY 2012" video was jailed for running around San Diego, naked and yelling about the devil. His wife, Danica Russell, defended her husband saying that he was suffering from severe dehydration and exhaustion. The LA Times reports, 'A statement by his wife, Danica Russell, said her husband was under stress and that he "never had a substance abuse or drinking problem, and this episode wasn't caused by either of those things.'"
Mom's across the nation are in a tizzy and no, it's not over the teething toy Sophie the Giraffe, although Sophie is pretty great. Instead, what's got these ladies all hot and bothered is an erotic novel about BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism, masochism).
Oh, Pinterest. In the short time you've been around, you've managed to make me get a haircut, slather my face in geletin and milk, and spray paint a lot of unsuspecting furniture. My own personal Pinterest addiction includes pinning pictures of sloths and planning sewing projects for my as-yet-unconceived-future-second child. Please note: I don't like to sew.
This week on the Ask YourTango forum, katgut writes, "My boyfriend HATES [my] little [terrier]. He gets upset because I refuse to leave the dog at home on the weekends when we go out during the day. It seems unfair to [me] because I work on weekdays and my dog is at home by himself, so I want to spend time with him on the weekends. Why can't my boyfriend understand this[?] He's not a dog hater, but he just won't accept that my dog is part of the family. Is this a sign of future problems?
Seventy percent of American men, ages 18-34, look at online porn. So, from a sheer numbers perspective, it seems that it is normal for guys to look at porn. But just because something is normal, does that make it okay? That's the question brought up by one reader, who writes, "I looked at our browser history and it looks like my boyfriend is on porn sites almost every night after I go to bed. Should I be upset? I feel like him watching porn is a rejection of me. I mean, if he wants more sex, why can't he just ask?
If you aren't texting, then you probably aren't talking to any 16-year-olds. Or most people for that matter. Texting, whether you like it or not, is now a way of life. However, as with all good things—hamburgers, the sun and Ryan Gosling—sometimes too much exposure can cause cancer. Or at least some relational difficulty.
Behind closed doors, everyone is a little bit of a weirdo. And no one knows this better than the people we love. I never knew I has such offensive toothpaste habits until I got married. Apparently, it's not okay to squeeze from the middle and toss out a tube when it gets too crusty. Who knew? The answer: my husband. In this week's edition of "Is This Normal?" we asked you for the weirdest things that your partner does.
This week's "Is This Normal" comes from someone who wants to remain anonymous. Very anonymous. Mostly because, who wants their relationship dirty laundry aired on the internet? And this dirty laundry is stinky...like cheese. This anonymous person writes that when she isn't home to make dinner or is late or lazy, her husband eats cheese over the sink. Shredded. On a block. Cheddar or Havarti. It doesn't matter. If they have cheese and he's hungry, you can rest assured he's standing over the sink eating the cheese.