Body issues and beauty standards from around the globe may surprise you.
Thanks to fashion magazines, fast food and size-0 actresses, American women live in a crazy funhouse mirror -- the more the obesity rate rises, it seems, the tinier and more unrealistic our idealized standards of beauty become. But is it that way all over the world? Globally, for most women, what determines beauty comes from more meaningful influences than Cosmo. We asked her to tell us about five countries who don't idealize the Keira Knightley physique -- though they each have their own set of body issues.
Despite the slack economy, people still spent their time and money on entertainment this year, and it wasn't always worth it. Need proof? Check out these low moments of on-screen sexuality. From the silver screen to live television, here are 2009's worst offenders of tasteless, icky or just plain unsexy sex scenes.
Thanksgiving's a sexy holiday, and Thanksgiving dinner, a sexy meal. Say what?
Thanksgiving is sexy holiday, and Thanksgiving dinner, a sexy meal. Say what? That's right: what happens at the Thanksgiving table has been proven to get the blood flowing, and we're not talking about your blood pressure.
Top 5 office sex scandals and Disney engagement rings.
10 must-click love and relationship links.
Top 5 workplace affairs. [momlogic]
Get the lowdown on the sex scandal involving married ESPN analyst Steve Phillips and 22-year-old production assistant Brooke Hundley. [HuffPo]
Picking up women on Halloween made simple. [Asylum]
Walt Disney princess wedding gown designer has expanded her line to include Disney-inspired diamond engagement rings. [Huliq]
19 hobbies that'll make any man sexier. [TheFrisky]
A formerly overweight newlywed discovers that feeling sexy on her honeymoon is not about being thin.
A formerly overweight newlywed discovers that feeling sexy on her honeymoon is not about being thin. "I was running four miles a day, panting through countless crunches, and bleeding sweat on the Stairmaster at the gym, and for what? Well, like every other woman in America, I wanted to feel sexy. But more than that, I wanted to look sexy for my soon-to-be husband. I was two months from getting married. My hunt for sultry lingerie and swimsuits for our Cancun honeymoon had sent me into hysterics."
What men find truly hot and sexy might come as a surprise.
We sat down with some trusted, heterosexual male friends to find out what they think about what we wear. We were surprised to hear that cleavage and anything super tight weren't the all-time favorites.
Well, I am at the end of my sexual rope. I have dated, flirted and held back
sharing intimacy with any of my prospects for love. It has been exactly four
months and I just cannot take it anymore. My body is on fire. Even the act
of sliding my panties on or off for everyday dressing is a huge turn on. I think I might explode on contact.
Yesterday I drove to Cool Cat's for lunch. Well it was a little more than lunch, but we kept our clothes on the entire time. The air was charged with so much sexual energy between us that I am confident we were actually vibrating. We knew better than to cave to our desires when he had a massage to perform at 3:00, so we still have not actually touched each other’s most sensual parts. I can barely function today as a result and can only dream about Thursday. I honestly do not know how I can make it until then, especially since I broke it off with my vibrator. I just cannot deal with another make out session with myself. It was fun for a while, but now I am craving something real.
I can only imagine how our skin will feel without garments between us. How our firm bodies entangled in long legs and arms will respond to one another. As it is, we generate enough heat to put PG & E right out of business. Honestly, I am in a whole different league here with Cool Cat A beautiful man who studies Human Sexuality as a career choice? He has such beautiful hands and skin that I used him in my photo shoot for my web-site. What a sexy third date that was! Hot lights, holding positions and only us on a sea of white canvas… I am into everything about him. His dark curly hair, his smooth dark skin and his intelligent mind are all direct triggers to my most intimate parts. He has a hold on me in the most raw and hungry way. I cannot see straight and will be a jumble of nerve endings until we meet tomorrow to continue where we left off.