If your partner calls you "pookie," beware: a new book claims that mushy pet names actually indicate relationship problems. In Stop Calling Him Honey and Start Having Sex, authors Maggie Arana and Julienne Davis elaborate on a number of couple habits that ruin relationships by eroding sexual attraction. Besides the use of cute nicknames, these practices include sharing hygiene habits and having sex on the kitchen table to revive an interest in sex itself.
Ryan Seacrest and his girlfriend, Dancing With the Stars pro and aspiring country singer Julianne Hough, attempted to put to rest all those "Ryan is gay" rumors by engaging in an enthusiastic snog-fest aboard Ryan's yacht in Italy, well within camera range of the elite paparazzi corps that follows Ryan around whenever the Kardashians are in seclusion.
Dubai, the crown jewel of the UAE, has an interesting relationship with the tourists and the ex-pats fueling its economy. When you come for the tax-free living, you still have to pay attention to their social mores. Thing like boozing, sex and even heavy petting in public are likely to get you tossed in the clink. A couple recently found that out the hard way.
Russell Brand and Katy Perry's two-month-old relationship is going strong, and they've been spending the past few days showing all of Europe how in love they are.
Sleep is one of the most important for maintaining one's health. And it is so important that a survey of Westin hotel guests say they prefer a good night's sleep to a great session of sex. Some people are surprised by the sleep over sex results but they should remember that it's often business travelers who travel so frequently.
For some people, PDA (Public Displays Of Affection) is a scourge that must be wiped from the Earth. For others, anything goes. For most of us, a little bit of affection is fine. Here are the commandments to make sure your public kissing doesn't turn into exhibitionism.
Forget sex. Kissing can be one of the most intimate, sensual, and just plain fun things you can do with another person. And as anyone who is sex-educated knows: the better the foreplay, the better the sex. Read on to discover ten unusual kissing facts, and be grateful that locking lips no longer leads you to the guillotine.
The beginning of a relationship can be a tricky course to navigate. Guys (like me) aren't so good at guessing what women think or want, and our stupidity can lead to otherwise easily avoidable arguments. Setting some basic rules with your new flame may help you get past the small stuff and start enjoying your lives together. Here are ten guidelines to help smooth the road with your new beau. Some of these tips might seem like common sense but everyone has different expectations.
YES WE CAN kiss in Guanajuato, Mexico! In fact, public smooching in this city is now encouraged. The city's mayor, Eduardo Romero, has declared Guanajuato the kissing capital of the world to underscore a local legend and negate rumors of a kissing ban. Last week, conservative authorities of this Mexican city were criticized for passing a new anti-obscenity law that would summon fines of up to $115 for "obscene acts" or "obscene language that offends or bothers third parties." If this seems a little broad, well, it is. Many interpreted the "obscene acts" clause as a ban on public displays of affection–from sex (we'll take it) to smooching (not okay!).
Huffington Post has rounded up a slideshow of John and Cindy McCain showing public displays of affection. Just looking at the lack of PDA between John and Cindy, suggests the would-be president's one true passion is cutting taxes. Little pecks on the cheek here, pats on the arm there, a couple tight-lipped smiles -- the McCains are downright prudish!
It's bad enough to be single and watch happy couples being all cute in public. But now we have a PDA-prone Democratic presidential candidate to make us feel extra-lonely on those long, cold nights. Rubbing salt in open wounds, Huffington Post has rounded up a slideshow of Barack and Michelle Obama nuzzling, kissing and cuddling. The couple has already earned praise for being a model of a healthy, happy relationship. I mean, really, how in-love are these two? It's enough to melt a Republican's heart!
Something odd happened last week when I went out with the Euro-cutie I met at speed dating. Let me paint a picture for you. It was one of those tropical June nights I lust for – warm enough to sashay around in a skimpy American Apparel dress (not the skin tight tube ones though; that's too much exposure for a first date). We'd been sitting at this Jazz lounge just a few blocks from my apartment since 8 pm, and at 11, our lively conversation still hadn't died down. I had to call it a night though because of an impending deadline so we split the check and headed out. Steady despite the three martinis I slurped down, I ambled along the sidewalk with him for a few seconds, aimlessly staring into the velvety, starless (good ol' city pollution) sky. Then I felt something touch my hand. Turns out, he had grabbed it. And was now holding it, pulling me just a little closer in the process. "So you're into the whole hand holding thing?" I asked, smirking a bit.