Today we received a slew of bite-sized sex facts stemming from the mother of all sex surveys, The National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior accumulated by researchers at The Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University. The scientists asked 5, 865 people aged 14-94 all sorts of questions about everything from masturbation to condom use to homosexual experimentation.
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The spa geniuses have come up with a new way to pretty up our lady parts and empty our wallets—vattoos! If your logic computes that must mean a combination of vaginas and tattoos, then congratulations, you're pretty smart. However, understand these tattoos are (thankfully) painted on and are a good couple of inches above your actual vagina (thankfully again).
Summer is a season of extremes -- it's the stickiest, hottest, humidest part of the year; there are tornadoes and thunderstorms; cold beer tastes colder and beer-ier; and women -- you wonderful, insane women -- start wearing next to nothing at all. You know what men love? Half-naked women.
Love looks a lot different these days, and it seems that sex isn't the only thing worth waiting for. In fact, according to USA Today, more and more couples are putting off marriage, and extending their courtships by a number of years (and years, and more years). It used to be that a man who took too long to propose was considered a relationship slacker. Not anymore. Why are people waiting longer to take that walk down the aisle. What's running through their heads?
It goes without saying that we no longer live in the time of the Huxtables (much less the Cleavers). But what makes families today different from how they used to be? We decided to investigate. Using facts from census data and recent studies on child-rearing, work, and marriage, we've narrowed down seven qualities that characterize the new American family.
This past January, Jeff and Erin Wong dazzled the Internet with their epic wedding invite, which featured the couple in just about every blockbuster movie stereotype. We thought that was pretty cool until we saw "Darino and Niko's Incredible Adventure," an 8-bit video game where invitees can play as either the bride or the groom to receive details about the wedding. Here's a clip from their Mario/Donkey Kong-inspired creation:
America's golden age—that is, its sexy stewardess era—of aviation might be over, but Asian airlines still uphold a reputation for hiring beautiful female flight attendants. Over in Japan, Japan Airlines is struggling to curb the smuggling of flight attendant uniforms to the country's sex clubs. Since announcing bankruptcy in January, JAL has worked to prevent former employees (among others) from selling their uniforms to the black market, which drop major bank for outfits that come with a polaroid of their previous owner.
Fashion choices that leave men baffled. Fashionistas everywhere have been up in arms because of the Lindsay Lohan-induced trend of wearing leggings as pants. Fashion trends like this have been cropping up for decades, leading women everywhere to plunk down big bucks on items of apparel that just aren't... well... necessarily flattering, and leading men to wonder what in heck we're thinking. Here, five fashion trends he'd like to toss.
It's hard, in the midst of things, to see our romantic interactions and feelings as mere trends. But our love lives and how we conduct them are, like everything else, conditioned in part by the time in which we live. Here are the top 10 love and relationship trends of the decade.