Dresses for military brides, recycled sex and positions on gay marriage.
Recycled sex, Essex girls do it without condoms, some dudes don't like oral, a mother's weight gain translates to bigger babies, both presidential candidates aren't down with gay marriage, Mad Men teaches people how to date like a man, an Indian man wants an annulment on grounds of his wife's acne, Suze Orman wants you to have separate accounts, and wedding gowns for women in the military.
Putting faces with the procedure makes the political issue personal.
Planned Parenthood estimates that more than one-third of women in the United States will undergo an abortion by age 45. In the words of a friend, "Chances are, we all know someone who's had one." Despite such astounding figures, the topic remains hushed. Personal, political or religious preference make "I had an abortion..." stories rare.
While a woman's right to choose is broadcast loud and clear as a political issue from every mainstream news outlet, a 23-year-old woman's blog recounting her experience having an abortion has been circulating the web anonymously. Other women are stepping boldly into the media spotlight, putting faces, names and personal accounts to the controversy.
Apparently, the Desperate Housewives star is 'just fat.'
According to People, Eva Longoria is not pregnant. And one of her costars sold her out for being 'just fat.' Cold-blooded? Nah, she stacked on a few pancakes for a new story arc. Good times. She'll probably get pregnant soon, though, she's got that itch.
Separated by an ocean, lovers stay close by talking about their sex with others.
Several years ago, I was in a relationship that helped me grow and change so much as a person. Until then, I didn't realize the possibilities that the world held. My mate's name was Alfred and he was a beautiful and incredible man. Things were almost perfect between us and for a long time I was happy. He lived in Hawaii and I in Tennessee but we stayed close by discussing details about outside partners and sexual situations. I had never felt so desirable and accepted in my whole life.
Keywords: Open LDRs, LDRs, long-distance relationships, open long-distance relationships, sex vs love, it's just sex, pregnancy, communication
Expectant mothers have enough to worry about before giving birth: prenatal vitamins, home vs. hospital delivery, whether to become a stay-at-home mom or go back to work. Teen mothers have their own set of additional concerns, and now, it seems, so do mothers giving birth via Caesarean section.
Via Jezebel: a recent Yale University study found that mothers who gave birth naturally have higher levels of brain activity in areas that signal motivation and emotion than those who underwent a C-section.
Teen marriages don't last--will Bristol Palin divorce while her mom is VP?
According to today's feature, The Pros and Cons of Marrying Young, pregnancy isn't a good reason to get hitched. "To marry simply because of a child seems to be a recipe for disaster. In fact, according to a 2007 study, only 17 percent of pregnant teenagers wed."
Even so, young Hollywood starlets have been popping out offspring at an alarming rate, leading us to wonder, are babies the new boyfriends?
Perhaps not, but boyfriends certainly lead to babies; in July, 2007 we reported that a Chinese doctor blamed the rising number of Shanghai teen pregnancies on youngsters meeting boys through the internet.
Sex in space presents a handful of challenges. Good luck, Virgin Galactic.
As we attempt to explore the stars, one thing we're going to have to count on is sex in space. We're just animals, after all. But there are some concerns with the near zero-gravity, the confines, and the artificial environment of the space shuttle to consider.
According to SkyNews, 2 women in the UK had split birth quadruplets within 22 hours of one another. Confused? Don't be. Karen Wesolowski and Martha Padgett spent 3 years and like $70,000 trying to get pregnant. The lesbian couple tried it all and finally the IVF took... for both of them. Using Martha Padgett's eggs and donor sperm the couple decided to double their odds by both undergoing IVF. And the gamble paid off with four-of-a-kind.
In Vitro Fertilization has been in the news pretty regularly as of late. Off the dome, some knobs in the media accused Brangelina of having IVF, there was a lawsuit regarding overzealous use of IVF that was just settled in Australia, and we heard something about reproductive tourism becoming trendy. So, what's this whole business of using test tubes to make babies began 30 years ago. The first IVF baby, that the government acknowledges, was Louise Brown. No-longer-young Louise Brown done turned 30 the other day, according to the Los Angeles Times via the Houston Chronicle.
It looks like Charlie Sheen, despite the Denise Richards sitch, has not had enough of marriage. In fact, he's due to get married tonight. Brooke Mueller is a lucky gal. Now what is Denise up to these days...