A bride and groom decide they "like big butts" and they "cannot lie" when their first dance song morphs from The Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody" into Sir Mixalot's "Baby Got Back." More newlywed couples are ditching the slow ballads in favor of upbeat dance songs that let them "get jiggy with it."
Romance, of the romantic comedy supposedly mind-deluding variety, can get a bad rap. Here, we've pulled together YourTango's top all-natural, schmaltz-free, 100% guaranteed true love tales from 2008. Watch and read stories of love lost, found, and renewed—from Michigan to Beijing and at every age.
Laura Corn, seduction expert extraordinaire and New York Times bestselling author, offers 52 orchestrated sex-narios in her new book, Passport to Pleasure. The book brings bedroom traditions from around the globe together for a mere $30—slightly less than what a 'round the world trip costs these days. Corn's collection of seductions lets you play out a Belgian panty hose fantasy without having to worry about getting hotel bed bugs. Celebrate Carnaval Brazil-style with your man, plenty of lube and, if all goes as planned, multiple orgasms in honor of Esperantina, Brazil, where a councilman proposed Orgasm Day be instituted.
A new psychological trend has made it's way into the forefront–postnuptial depression. Postnuptial depression occurs after the wedding, when couples seek counseling to overcome the sadness of settling into married life. While some of this sadness may be chemical, psychologists urge couples in therapy to be each other's support systems to ward off postnuptial depression.
Bringing a third party to bed can be daunting, but vibrators, whips, bonding tape and dildos aren't called sex toys for nothing! They're meant to make partnered play time even more fun. Here, we've collected six expert-recommended options sure to spice up the sex lives of couples. Whether experimenting for the first time or shopping for a new stand-by, these couple-friendly sex toys will drive you and your partner wild. More Juicy Content From YourTango:
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John and Ann Till had enough money for the first leg of their honeymoon—a trip from the UK to New York on the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner—but were faced with a shortage for the return flight home. British superstore brand, Tesco, was running a promotion offering one loyalty point in exchange for four recyclable items. Every 250 points earned the Tills 600 British Airways miles.
Coming in second only to the cell phone, a recent survey of 1,000 DVR owners revealed that the television recording device is an item people increasingly can't live without. The survey suggests DVRs are becoming to households what the microwave once was: a source of liberation and harmony. DVR not only gets you to work on time (by recording morning Saved by the Bell reruns you might otherwise be tempted to watch, duh), it's also saving relationships. Men's website Asylum reports that nearly 80 percent of survey respondents said the technology has "improved relations with their significant other." While the company collecting this data is a DVR manufacturer, thereby knocking off a touch of legitimacy, there is true logic behind the results.
The reality of living with an STD is a painful one, and one that people deal with everyday. The Center for Disease Control that 80 percent of the population has a sexually transmitted disease, so how do couples make it work when their love can literally be painful? After contracting herpes from having oral sex with her then boyfriend, one writer describes her journey trying to understand her STD and find love. She meets Mike (he has HPV and she has herpes) and together they try to make it work through honesty and protection.
There comes a point in every relationship when the romance is not what it used to be. Couples can do a number of things to get more romantic including sexy clothes, therapy, or just anything that makes them feel alive. Catie Lazarus checks in with her therapists and finds out how to get the magic back on this video episode of "On The Couch".
When is a fight worth it and when is it time to let go? Parenthood.com explains that it is sometimes better for your relationship with your spouse to just it go: "I want my relationship to work more than I want to be right. This time around, the big picture is clear. I love my husband. I don't want to hurt him. We're compatible, and it feels awful when we don't get along. I want our marriage to thrive, and I want to grow - which means learning how to lose on occasion. At this precipice, I'm learning to take a deep breath and peer at things from my partner's perspective. I know he's as sure of being right as I am, which makes me curious about where he's coming from. I trust him and our relationship enough to accept that the truth probably lies somewhere in the unfamiliar middle."