Are we meant to be monogamous? Or are we instead designed to have many overlapping sexual relationships? This is the question that Christopher Ryan poses in his 2013 TED Talk.
Author of new book "What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire" reveals why the age-old beliefs about the female sex drive may be bogus.
Dealing with breakups had never been my strong suit. The second I started seeing someone one, I’d start fantasizing about how I’d get out. Things shifted by time I hit my late 20s, when, instead of just imagining my exit strategies, I actually started planning and executing on them. Then I was met with a new challenge that arrived in form of a man named Jonathan.
The body language that you convey on a date is crucial in obtaining that second date. Moving on to date number two will require more than your dazzling personality, or the sexy little black dress you wear. Your body language says a great deal about who you are and if you are even attracted to the man sitting across from you. It says more than the words you speak or the tone in your voice, and it really works to your advantage.
This weekend, Washington state celebrated its first same-sex marriages. Last month, Washington, Maryland and Maine became the first three states to legalize gay marriage via the popular vote. Marriage equality, as we've pointed out before, has been one of the big winners in this year's presidential election. But how are these strides impacting the public's perception of gay unions, alternative relationships and the traditional relationship model? As one columnist voiced, "will promiscuity define young gays forever? I don't think so."
For a while now, it's been perceived that teens who aren't rushing to have intercourse are still experimenting with oral sex "en masse," as in rainbow parties and handies on the school bus. But a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention challenges that assumption with cold, hard facts.
I recently read an article by an American living in Sweden. The single woman, who'd had more than a few romps with Swedish men, noted that Swedes are not only very much against condom use, but that some of them — even adult male Swedes in their 20s and 30s — don't even know how to put one on because condom use is so rare.
Can you relate to this story? When Genevieve, a Rapunzel, was younger, she had a long string of intimate relationships. She didn't see it as love sabotage. Sex was a natural part of her dating life. It started when she was 15. Sex became no big deal. Now at 43 and struggling to define love differently, she isn't sure what is normal.
If you have yet to hear the term slut-shaming, then you're a wee bit behind the times. Slut-shaming is when someone "shames" a woman for, basically, being sexy or having "too much" sex. For example, you see a girl walking down the street in barely-there clothing and you turn to your friend and you say: "What a slut!" You've just slut-shamed her. You don't know anything about her; you're just judging her by her looks.
Maybe it's because I'm a woman, but when I was recently faced with economic hardship (being a recent college graduate with no job), the last thing I could think about was knocking boots.
The Daily Mail has a question for you: "Are the season's top fashion trends giving men the wrong message?" Turns out, yes! Not just the season's top friends, but almost everything in your closet, from your bodycon frock to the pencil skirt you wear to work.
Is all this sex, sex, sex, on our screens and pages, wrecking havoc on our psyches? Is this new-ish womanly liberation warped and maybe a little unhealthy for our delicate, female minds? Rowan Pelling, who perfected smart smut for eight at years at The Erotic Review, finds two really big problems with the recent wave of erotic writers and sex bloggers. For starters the writing isn't that good, and it glamourizes being promiscuous, when bed-hopping is really nothing to brag about.
What in the world does chin size have to do with bed-hopping? A team of psychologists recently concluded that women who have a prominent jawline instinctively turn off men because it denotes promiscuity. According to a recent study written about in the journal of Personality And Individual Differences, a team of psychologists rounded up a group of women and quizzed them on their sexual pasts and attitudes. For whatever reason, girls with big chins almost always had a more colorful and active sex life. They also say a more masculine jaw line turns off men and makes you appear more promiscuous and more prone to cheating.
In a feat that makes even the legendary antics of Wilt Chamberlain look pedestrian, Russell Brand reportedly manages to sleep with up to three women a day. For those of you who don't have the calculator function on your computer readily available, that's up to 1095 women annually (1098 in a leap year), and up to 54,762 women over the next 50 years. In other words, Brand might, at his current rate, sleep with nearly 10% of all the single 25 to 64-year-old females in London.