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Top 10 Relationship Tips from the IRS

April 15, 2014

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We’ve taken this year’s Top 10 Tax Time Tips from the IRS and tweaked them for your dating life (the original document is at the bottom of this post). Because sex is valuable, and money is pretty sexy. ¬†Plus, the IRS likes to refer to itself in the third person, just like we do!

  • Gather your records.¬†¬†Collect all¬†the evidence from your previous relationships.¬†This includes photos, love letters, and sex toys. Store them in a safe place, one that any new partners will never, ever find.
  • Report your health status.¬†¬†You will need to¬†report your sexual health status¬†from all of your previous relationships¬†when you start a new relationship. This includes the results from the last time you got checked for STIs, if ever. Remember, April isn’t only tax time, it’s National STI Awareness Month.
  • Get answers.¬†¬†Use¬†your best communication tools¬†to get answers from a new partner about income, future goals, sexual health,¬†bathroom habits,¬†and family baggage.
  • Weigh your dating options. ¬†You have several options for dating. You can venture out on your own or get professional help from an online dating site¬†or a matchmaker. You may be eligible for free, face-to-face help from friends you respect who have a good dating record and won’t blow smoke up¬†your ass. Weigh your options and choose the ones that work best for you.
  • Consider online dating (seriously).¬†¬†Electronic dating¬†is one of the best ways to meet someone new. It‚Äôs quick, easy and relatively safe (if you’re smart about the way you use the system). Last year, more than 5 million people used¬†online personals. If you own a computer, you have the option of avoiding the dating scene in depressing, overcrowded sports bars.
  • Use Em & Lo’s Private Advice Service. ¬†You can have your online dating profile maximized for a small fee using our Private Advice Service, available exclusively on EMandLO.com. If you’re unsure about the quality of your personal or have trouble expressing yourself in words, you¬†qualify to get our best, most honest advice. If you‚Äôre comfortable airing your dirty laundry, you can submit a draft of your online personal ad — or any love-related advice question you might have — to our public forum, where we may answer it online or ask our readers to give their own suggestions in a column called “Your Call.” Visit EMandLO.com to check all your options.
  • Be direct.¬†¬†Combining honesty¬†with straightforwardness¬†is the fastest and safest way to get a new compatible partner.
  • Visit EMandLO.com 24/7.¬†¬†Our site is a great place to get everything you need for a satisfying love and sex life. Visit “Advice”¬†for how to’s,¬†tips on technique, answers to frequently asked sex questions, and contact forms to submit your own questions. Get them all anytime, day or night.
  • Check out “SEX“.¬†¬†Our second to last book,¬†”SEX: How to Do Everything“,¬†is a complete sex resource. It contains helpful information such as whether¬†you need find the G-spot and how to choose your favorite positions.
  • Review your own merits as a partner.¬†¬†Mistakes¬†made by you¬†slow down the receipt of true love. Be sure to check all your own shortcomings and psychological issues, as it takes two to tango. If you run into a problem, remember Em & Lo are here to help. Start with EMandLO.com.

Good luck with your taxes and your love life!

 

The above was inspired by the Top 10 Tax Time Tips from the IRS:

  • Gather your records.¬†¬†Collect all¬†tax records¬†you need to file your taxes. This includes receipts, canceled checks and records that support income, deductions or tax credits that you claim on your tax return. Store them in a safe place.
  • Report all your income.¬†¬†You will need to¬†report your income¬†from all of your Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statements, and Form 1099 income statements when you file your tax return.
  • Get answers.¬†¬†Use the¬†Interactive Tax Assistant tool¬†on the IRS website to get answers to many of your questions about tax credits, deductions and many more topics.
  • Use Free File.¬†¬†You can prepare and e-file a tax return for free using IRS Free File, available exclusively on IRS.gov. If your income was $58,000 or less, you qualify to use free tax software. If your income was higher, or if you‚Äôre comfortable doing your own tax return, you can use Free File Fillable Forms, the electronic version of IRS paper forms. Visit¬†IRS.gov/freefile¬†to check your options.
  • Try IRS e-file.¬†¬†Electronic filing¬†is the best way to file a tax return. It‚Äôs accurate, safe and easy. Last year, more than 122 million taxpayers used IRS e-file. If you owe taxes, you have the option to file early and pay by April 15.
  • Weigh your filing options.¬†¬†You have several options for filing your tax return. You can prepare it yourself or go to a tax preparer. You may be eligible for free, face-to-face help at a¬†Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or Tax Counseling for the Elderly¬†site. Weigh your options and choose the one that works best for you.
  • Use direct deposit.¬†¬†Combining e-file with¬†direct deposit¬†is the fastest and safest way to get your tax refund.
  • Visit the IRS website 24/7.¬†¬†IRS.gov is a great place to get everything you need to file your tax return. Visit ‚Äė1040 Central‚Äô for online tools, filing tips, answers to frequently asked questions and IRS forms and publications. Get them all anytime, day or night.
  • Check out number 17.¬†¬†IRS¬†Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, is a complete tax resource. It contains helpful information such as whether you need to file a tax return and how to choose your filing status.
  • Review your return.¬†¬†Mistakes¬†slow down the receipt of your tax refund. Be sure to check all Social Security numbers and math calculations on your return, as these are the most common errors. If you run into a problem, remember the IRS is here to help. Start with IRS.gov.

 



That Pesky C-Word

March 20, 2014

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‚ÄúThe ultimate sexist put-down: the prick which lies down on the job. The ultimate weapon in the war between the sexes: the limp prick. The banner of the enemy’s encampment: the prick at half-mast. The symbol of the apocalypse: the atomic warhead prick which self-destructs. That was the basic inequity which could never be righted: not that the male had a wonderful added attraction called a penis, but that the female had a wonderful all-weather cunt. Neither storm nor sleet nor dark of night could faze it. It was always there, always ready. Quite terrifying, when you think about it. No wonder men hated women. No wonder they invented the myth of female inadequacy.‚ÄĚ –¬†Fear of Flying

Erica Jong’s¬†Fear of Flying¬†recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, and as we took a stroll down memory lane — the kind of memory lane where horny people park their cars for zipless fucks — we were reminded how perfectly comfortable Jong was using the word¬†cunt¬†in her books (“Jealousy makes the prick grow harder. And the cunt wetter,” from¬†How to Save Your Own Life).¬†We keep wanting to write “the c-word” as we type — that’s how scandalous the word still is, even forty years on. Even after the release in 2002 of a book called, simply, Cunt, which traced the history of the word from honorific (in ancient times) to expletive. Even after a hipster feminist like Caitlin Moran came out of the c-word closet in 2012 and admitted that cunt is her word of choice.

Sure, we know that¬†cunt¬†is a pejorative, and it’s not very nice to call your nether regions names — especially a name associated with sexism and misogyny. But we think people’s discomfort with the word goes much deeper than that; twat never shocks people as much, for example, and that’s a pejorative, too (albeit a charmingly British one). Is it, in fact, because a cunt seems powerful in a way that a friendly pussy just isn’t? ¬†And because this kind of powerful¬†cunt¬†makes people think of raw, dirty, uninhibited sex?

Think about it: Of all the many hundreds of euphemisms for vagina and vulva, how many of them conjure the kind of sex — or the kind of all-mighty genitals, even — that cunt does? Not snatch, not yoni, not muff, not minge, not even pussy. In fact, most euphemisms convey some level of discomfort with the area. Consider terms that compare the vagina to a smelly or unpleasant food (tuna taco, hair pie), or a strange animal (bearded clam), or an abyss of some kind (slit, gaping axe wound), or an anachronistic Victorian lady (velvet glove), or something designed to “trap” a penis (flytrap, manhole). Even terms that are supposed to empower women, like vajayjay, just end up sounding cutesy. And who wants their vagina to be cutesy, at least when it’s getting some amorous attention?

In contrast, while¬†cunt¬†may also reflect some societal discomfort with women, the word just doesn’t seem to care. It’s got better things to do. And it will probably never be considered adorable (unless we all start putting an umlaut over the U to create a smiley face).

For years we have struggled to find the perfect word for a woman to use in bed with a partner — as opposed to with her gynecologist or on a ladies’ night out — and we’ve always come to the conclusion that the word simply doesn’t exist. Everything is either too damn silly (love muffin), too clinical (vagina/vulva), too offensive (pussy), too cliche (pussy) or too cringe-worthy (pussy) to say out loud in bed. (Can you tell we’re not fans of the P-word?). But¬†we wonder if¬†cunt¬†has been unfairly overlooked as a viable, perfectly acceptable pillow-talk possibility. Maybe¬†Erica Jong got it right forty years ago, and the rest of us (or at least the two of us) are too delicate — too¬†pussy, a wise-ass might say — to realize it.

Of course, the perfect¬†word is whatever works for you, whatever that may be (and to hell with Em & Lo’s delicate sensibilities!). Your perfect word may be no word at all, but rather a sigh or a moan. But we do like the idea of trying to expand your vocabulary in bed in order to expand your sexual horizons — even if that just means testing the waters with an¬†Oh, baby, lick my c-word.

 

What do¬†you¬†think: Have you ever used the word¬†cunt¬†in bed? Or could you picture yourself doing so? If not, what’s your go-to word? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.¬†

 

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10 Yoga Skills That Will Boost Your Sex Life

February 11, 2014

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Alexandra Joy is the author of the new book The Woman’s Secret: A Novella with Lessons, which uses storytelling to demonstrate how Eastern teachings can transform every aspect of your life. Today on EMandLO.com, she shares 10 ways that yoga can add value to your sexual experiences:

When I mention to people that I find yoga to be invaluable in my personal life, they typically react with raised eyebrows and knowing Cheshire Cat grins. Yes, yes, I know what they’re picturing: The complex, acrobatic sexual positions found in the Kama Sutra. They automatically assume I must be a circus-trained contortionist! In fact, yoga classes can radically improve your sex life in numerous ways, bringing you better, longer, and more frequently occurring orgasms. Here are my top ten favorite ways that yoga skills can boost your sex life:

1. Focus
Yogic practices can help you stop thinking about your morning meeting with your client, the designer dress you plan to buy at the end of the month, or where to head on your next vacation. Give your complete attention to the sensual moments at hand. Enjoyment is all about presence!

2. Love and Acceptance of Your Body
People devoted to yoga know that we are all perfect in our own ways. This sort of attitude significantly boosts self-esteem. And nothing is sexier in bed than someone comfortable with his or her naked body. (And nothing is more likely to block a woman’s orgasm than feeling bad about the way she looks naked.)

3. Stamina
Physical resilience is developed through static yoga positions. Your muscles become stronger and more elastic. Moreover, you learn to relax and find comfort staying still in the most inconvenient positions. It’s the best possible training for a sex marathon!

4. Stress Relief
The goal of yoga is to keep calm under the onslaught of problems and disasters of the external world. Yoga reduces your stress levels, which puts you in the right mindset for sex.

5. Strong Intimate Muscles
This one is especially important for the ladies. You can‚Äôt even imagine how much your life will change if you master one single yoga technique called Mula Bandha! You will learn to control your pelvic muscles, and will be able to squeeze them so tightly that both you and your partner will experience mind-blowing pleasure during intercourse. (There’s much more detail about this in my book.) Read the rest of this entry »



Hot & Cheap: How to Make a Home-Cooked Meal for a Dollar!

January 17, 2014

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Being able to cook is traditionally seen as sexy, but frugality? Not so much. But when you save money on food, think of all that leftover moolah you can apply to romantic dinners out, just-because gifts, and sex toy upgrades!

When we think of sexiness and frugality, we think of Jack Murnighan. We used to work with him back in the early days of Nerve.com. He was a PhD student of medieval literature who penned the column “Jack’s Naughty Bits,” in which he would eloquently introduce the raunchiest bits from the cannon. His voice was deep and smooth like butter. He danced at all those fabulous late-90s internet-boom parties with the sensuality of Sally Rand. And he drank four-day old coffee without shame — indeed, with pride.

Lo and Jack were roommates for five minutes and he would come home from Chinatown with a bag overflowing with exotic (or frightening, depending on your sensibilities)…ingredients? Yes, let’s go with ingredients. All for less than a dollar! No exaggeration. Then he’d make magic in our teeny tiny kitchen and have himself a feast within minutes. As an undaring vegetarian, I was spared many of his zanier experiments, but I could still appreciate the game he was mastering way back when: making interesting, satisfying, home-cooked meals for next to nothing.

Jack is now an executive at Disney (Nerve.com > Babble.com > Disney) where they’ve¬†helped him launch his own online video series called DOLLAR MEALS, which he describes as “gourmandise on the super-cheap.” It’s been a long time coming. He’s as cute as ever, with a voice that’s still as smooth as butter, and he can cut the fat off pork with the sensuality of Sally Rand. Watch, learn, eat, enjoy!

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Bad Boob Day? Here’s What Normal Breasts Really Look Like

January 10, 2014

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Chances are, you’re pretty familiar with your own breasts, and you’ve probably had fleeting glimpses of breasts belong to your mother/sister/close friend in a fitting room. But the breasts you get to spend the most time staring at — whether you want to or not — belong to movie stars and Victoria’s Secret models and pop stars and various other female celebrities who are paid to look stunning. In other words, women who were blessed with genetically “perfect” boobs (which, sad to say, no doubt contributed to their success) or women who paid to get genetically-enhanced “perfect” boobs.

It’s no wonder so many women feel shitty about their own boobs. But imagine if you could walk down the street on your way to work one morning and could magically see the breasts belonging to every other woman you passed? No push-up bras or surgically enhanced boobies allowed. We have a feeling you’d suddenly feel a whole lot better about your own pair. You’d realize that the concept of “normal,” when it comes to breasts, is incredibly broad (as it were). And you’d realize that the concept of “perfect” is about as real as Heidi Montag’s jugs (and yes, those are “jugs” she has — Ms. Mongtag long ago forfeited the right to refer to those monstrosities as breasts).

Well, in lieu of X-ray vision, this gallery of hundreds of pictures of “normal breasts” may help (you can scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post for some NSFW examples). Hosted by 007B.com (a rather militant breastfeeding site, it should be noted — just a heads up in case you go clicking around to the rest of the site!), these images are all submitted by women who have neither been pregnant nor breastfed — we guess the site’s message is, don’t blame the nursing babies! Whatever you think about nursing, you can’t argue with the site’s philosophy on boobage:

A huge proportion of American women are not happy with their breasts. The media images make them believe the ideal is big and perky breasts with a small nipple and areola.

But, in reality female breasts come in all kinds of sizes and shapes. These breast pictures are here to let you see normal breasts — big, small, sagging, asymmetrical; big areolas or nipples.

In fact, having asymmetrical breasts, where one is bigger than the other, is very very common. Most women have one breast slightly larger than the other. Sagging is very common also, because due to gravity, the breast naturally assumes a hanging position.

Also as we all know, size varies a lot. Some women have practically a flat chest, some have small breasts, some have much bust that the mere weight of them can cause them backaches. according to the bra industry, the most common bra cup size in the US used to be B, but has now become C probably due to the increasing obesity. Of course, the size is not constant but varies with pregnancy, breastfeeding, and during the menstrual cycle.

Many young people growing up never see what normal natural breasts look like, and influenced by the media, think that pert big breasts are ideal. Many end up opting for breast implants to “correct” their breasts ‚ÄĒ when their breasts were normal all the time!

In fact, MOST teenage girls worry and fret over their breast development, some even to the point of suicide ‚ÄĒ which is a very sad comment on how American culture is influencing young people.

Preach it, sisters! We’re happy that so many women were willing to share pictures of their, yes, normal breasts. You might want to bookmark the photo gallery and return to it next time you’re having a Bad Boob Day. We’ve included a few examples below — caution, NSFW, though we hate to have to say that! — so scroll down past the asterisks if you’d like to see.

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10 Requirements for a Sexy Bedroom

January 8, 2014

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In case your bedroom has been a little worse for wear lately, here’s a quick reminder of the basics of bedroom beautification. Because a beautiful bedroom is much nicer/more inspiring/less psychically distracting to make beautiful music in.

  1. Invest in sheets with a decent thread count–there’s nothing sexy about your bare skin against the equivalent of burlap.
  2. Only have plants/flowers in the bedroom if you can keep them alive and thriving. Dead things aren’t sexy.
  3. Make sure your bed gives you proper support, because if you’ve got a bad back, you’re not going to feel much like pelvic thrusting. Make sure that the headboard is secure, that the bed’s wheels don’t roll (even better: no wheels!), and that nothing squeaks. The only weird noises you hear should be coming out of your mouths or other orifices; the only movement you feel should be coming from each other’s bodies and the Earth (get it? feeling the Earth move…?).
  4. Get rid of the bright overheads and decorate with some soft, flattering, low lights in various corners — even better if you put them all on dimmers. The occasional candle or two is nice, but don’t get all satanic ritual-y with 50 red fire hazards lining every surface of your bedroom.
  5. Even if you have minimal space, don’t put one side of your bed against a wall — that’s for kiddies and college students.
  6. Place some kind of bedside table on both sides of the bed so each person has a place to call their own within arms reach (for water glasses, lube, condoms, sex toys, etc). You get bonus points if the tables have drawers for maximizing discretion and organization.
  7. No dirty clothes on the floor, office papers cluttering your dresser, or overflowing closets. One of the main reasons hotel rooms are so sexy is because they’re neat and clean!
  8. Give your sex playlist the presentation it deserves: for minimal cost, you can invest in some small but nice speakers to surround your bed (you can even put a subwoofer under it).
  9. Save the family pictures for other rooms in the house. You don’t want your Mom smiling at you while you’re doing it.
  10. No television sets — that’s for the den. And needless to say, no stuffed animals!

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Top 7 Love Lessons Learned from The Bachelor (Juan Pablo, Ep 1)

January 7, 2014

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Now that Juan-uary has begun, each week we’ll be bringing you the five most important love lessons you can learn from each episode of The Bachelor on ABC. With each episode guaranteed to be the most dramatic EVER (per usual), this season should prove to be a wildly educational ride. And since last night was the long-awaited premiere, chock-full of hot messes and rock-hard abs, we’ve got two bonus tips for you today!

  1. On a blind date, don’t open with your jilted-at-the-alter sob story. And while we’re at it, don’t open with talk of your recent unemployment, your brother who’s in jail, your raging case of genital herpes, or your small vestigial tail. Duh.
  2. On a date, never give out the equivalent of a pity rose, be it a pity compliment, a pity phone number exchange, or a pity kiss. You might be trying to be nice, but they’ll smell the condescension wafting off you like too much Drakkar Noir. And all you’ll probably get in return is a limp “Uh…sure.”
  3. If you’re dating a single parent, you can discern quite a bit about the quality of their parenting by assessing how properly — or in Juan Pablo’s case, how improperly — the child’s car-seat straps have been adjusted.
  4. To be sure an exotic accent is not impeding your judgment, imagine them speaking in a Pee Wee Herman voice, like this. If they still seem even just half as smart/hot/witty, then you’ll know it’s the real deal. Otherwise, you’ll realize you’ve been duped by the rolling Rs.
  5. On a blind date, give a man a stiff drink, NOT a teddy bear.
  6. We don’t care if you’re a professional massage therapist — no sensual massages may be given until at least date number 3 (when sex either is impending or has just concluded).
  7. When all else fails, take your shirt off.

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The Married Person’s Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions

January 3, 2014

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  1. Have sex with your partner more than you watch porn/read erotica on your own.
  2. Trim your toenails like you did when you were single before a date.
  3. Kiss your partner on the lips for at least 5 seconds every day.
  4. In the next 6 months, be sure to spend at least one night in a hotel together (even if it’s just at the Hampton Inn in the next town over).
  5. Make the weekly date night a sacrament.
  6. Give more back rubs without the expectation of reciprocal sex.
  7. Try to think of and share stories from your past that you’ve somehow never told each other before (a la “Before Midnight”).
  8. Exercise together (even if that just means going for a walk around the block while holding hands every now and then).
  9. Fart in front of each other less.
  10. Look each other in the eyes when you climax (at least occasionally).

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Turkey Cooking Tips For Better Sex

November 28, 2013

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However distasteful it may sound, there are a lot of similarities between cooking turkey and having sex: prepping naked skin, heating things up, getting stuffed, being done — and when you really think about it, they’re both kind of gross. So in honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we’ve retrofitted the Food Network’s top 10 Turkey Tips for sex. And while it would have been easy, we’re proud to say we resisted solely equating the woman engaged in sex with “the bird.”

  1. Plan ahead. The best way to warm someone up is to take your time; count on several hours or even days of foreplay.
  2. Both low-heat and high-heat seduction styles have their merits. The classic method is 3 dates before sex; if you’re willing to sacrifice the possibility of long-term leftovers, you can do it on the first date.
  3. But for the hottest sex, start to get things cooking but leave it unconsummated at least overnight.
  4. People have better sex if they’re not over-stuffed. A light diet of mostly vegetables (carrots, celery, onions and garlic) with fresh herbs adds flavor without leading to dryness or bitterness.
  5. Keep a bottle of lube on the side; moisten generously.
  6. Dressing up for sex may look professional and pretty, but for the best sex, leave yourselves untrussed. And hey, it’s one less thing for you to do!
  7. Scatter rose petals on your bed before arranging yourselves on top. They’ll add tons of romance to your drippings.
  8. Deal with the legs and wings first — then you’ll have more success when you get to the breast.
  9. Once the turkey goes in the oven, don’t open the door too often. Every time you do, the heat drops precipitously, so it’ll raise both the cook time as well as the odds of dryness.
  10. Once cooking is done, tent yourselves loosely with a blanket and rest for about half an hour before diving in again. If you need more time to recover, you can rest for up to an hour without losing too much heat.

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10 Sexy Things to Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

November 28, 2013

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Whether you’re married, dating, single and loving it, or desperately seeking some lovin’, here are ten sexy things you can give thanks for this Thanksgiving. Consider this your holiday gratitude journal — except we already wrote it for you… one more thing to be thankful for. You’re welcome!

1. The Sex Toy Revolution

Once upon a time, sex toys were cheap nasty plastic things designed “for novelty use” only, and about as likely to get you off as a¬†Geraldo Riviera topless selfie. These days, sex toy shoppers can choose from a huge variety of well-designed, well-made, gorgeous toys that are good for your body, good for the environment, and fantastic for your sex life. Don’t forget to tell Santa that you plan to be naughty and nice.

2. Sex Advice Wants to Be Free!

Back when sex toys were cheap nasty plastic things, sex advice columnists were a rare breed and most of the sex advice out there was the watered-down kind that advertisers in glossy magazines could stomach. These days, the web is littered with free sex advice columns, so it’s easier than ever to improve your own sex life. Not so good for our career prospects; excellent for your love life prospects.

3. Feminist Porn

Erika Lust and a bunch of women like her are now making erotic films that won’t make you feel icky (or, at least, will only make you feel icky for all the right reasons).

4. Your Mind Is a Fantasy Island

Here’s something that’s always been true: What goes on in your dirty little mind is nobody’s business but your own, and this is true whether you’re single, dating, or married for twenty years. Go ahead and break every rule in the sex book in your own head, we won’t tell.

5. Safer Sex Is Sexier Than Ever

Along with the sex toy revolution came a much wider choice in terms of condoms, both male and female. And we’re not talking about blue vs. green or red vs. gold, a la Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. We mean it’s now easier than ever to find the condom that fits you just perfectly, and maybe even adds a little extra sensation for you and your partner.

6. Masturbation Is Free… and Calorie-Free

So give yourself a good stuffing this Thanksgiving, heh heh.

7. Let Me Google That For You

Wondering if it’s normal to be a virgin at twenty-six? Wondering what percentage of women orgasm without clitoral stimulation? Wondering if you can get the HPV vaccine if you’re thirty? Wondering what condoms feel best? Wondering if the female condom is worth a try? Wondering what the hell the P-spot is? There was a time when we did all this wondering but Google wasn’t there to clear things up in the privacy of our own homes.

8. Gay Marriage Is Spreading Like Sunshine

At this point, it’s only a matter of time until it’s legal in all fifty states. Bring it on!

9. 2013 Is (Mostly) a Good Time to Be Having Sex

Remember when gay sex and birth control were both illegal? Remember when more people were dying from AIDS than living with it? Remember when doctors tried to “cure” women’s “hysteria” with industrial-strength vibrators? Remember when the clitoris didn’t get invited to the party? Yeah, neither do we. Consider yourselves lucky.

10. Yours Truly

We know it’s not polite to toot your own horn, as it were, but we’ve been dishing out sex advice for free on a daily basis since 1999. That’s almost fifteen years, people. In other words, longer than a lot of marriages, longer than most people stick with a job, longer than either Facebook or Twitter has been around. We don’t expect a medal (unless you have a medal, in which case we’d gladly accept one) but we thought you might like to know that someone has been there for you every day for the past fifteen years.

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