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Study Shows Straight Women Prefer Nice Over Hot for Long-Term Relationships

Christine Schoenwald for YourTango Kind is the new hot. Duh. Good news for nice guys: you don’t have to be a bad boy or a jerk to find love and a long-term relationship. A study conducted by the University of Worcester, which was published in the journalEvolutionary Biology, found that women actually consider certain kinds of […]

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Dependency Is Actually GOOD for Your Relationship, Here’s Why

Christine Schoenwald for YourTango Who knew!? To all those people who decided to put off relationships and love until they accomplished their career goals: you may have gotten things backward. It seems that when we have a solid base of support from our loved one, we feel free to take bigger chances and gain bigger rewards. This […]

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Say YES to Girl Scout Cookies (& Planned Parenthood)

With Girl Scout season upon us, the below meme has been making the rounds again: It was originally created two years ago by ALL.org, or American Life League, which according to its website is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life education organization in the United States. This year, Pro-Life Waco has re-launched the campaign with Cookiecott 2016. Here’s their explanation […]

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Happy New Year!

May 2016 be full of body confidence, epic makeout sessions, new sexual experiences, and much love. We’re back next week with more great romantic advice — until then, check out our New Year’s Issue for some realistic resolution ideas.

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2015: The Year in Bad Sex

  Beautiful, honest, legal, egalitarian sex took a lot of hits this year. Below you’ll find 13 of the worst offenders.   Jared Goes to Jail Subway’s main frontman likes his sandwiches one foot tall and his dates not much taller. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison after admitting to distributing and receiving […]

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Your Thanksgiving Dinner Is One Big Aphrodisiac!

Note from Em & Lo: We’re not 100 percent sold on the scientific validity of everything in this article from our friends at YourTango, but we’re all for anything that helps justify stuffing your face on Thanksgiving!  That’s right: what happens at the Thanksgiving table has been proven to get the blood flowing, and we’re not […]

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20 Fun Facts About the World’s Relationship with Butt Toys

Not just butt toys, but prostate massagers for men, to be exact (though some may be enjoyed by the female of the species as well). Our friends over at LELO reviewed the sales stats for all their top-of-the-line P-spot products over the past few months and found some interesting trends: the US may beat Australia in […]

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Happy Veterans Day!

Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta of the USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) shares the traditional “first kiss” with her fiancée, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell (2011) We hope you’ll take a moment today to honor, in some small way, one or two or a few of the brave people who have served this country and […]

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Why This Pope Is Better for Women Than Republicans

Let’s begin with a qualifier: us saying the Pope is better for women than Republicans does not mean we think the Pope is some new progressive superhero. He’s got 2000 years of dogmatic baggage to contend with. He believes people — including those in third world countries where HIV and overpopulation are serious problems — shouldn’t […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the New Female Viagra

by Professor Kimberly Resnick Anderson for YourTango Would YOU take the little pink pill? The FDA recently approved Flibanserin, also known as Female Viagra. This is the first-ever FDA drug to treat low libido in women, officially called Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD). Flibanserin has a checkered past and provokes intense debate around equality, sexism, female sexual […]

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Our Job Application to Be “Frat Moms”

According to a recent article in Jezebel, the University of Michigan is considering placing live-in house directors in frat houses to maintain order, a.k.a. to control the general rapey vibe. Live-in advisors, more commonly known as “Frat Moms,” were big back in the seventies, but the trend has since died out. The University of  Michigan […]

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Kiss Trivia: 15 Jaw-Dropping Facts About Puckering Up

Smooching. Snogging. Lip-locking. Tongue-wrestling. Rounding first base. Sucking-face (ahh, gotta love ’90s lingo). Whatever you call it, kissing is one of our favorite parts about falling in love. We’ve already given you the scoop on what the ladies really think of kissing and dished on thesecret health benefits to kissing. Now, we’re taking it one step further with an impressive list […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Depend on First Impressions to Find Love

By Julie Ferman for YourTango.com Why “slow love” is so much sexier than “swiping right.” Have you ever wondered if you’ve possibly missed opportunities to date someone REALLY great simply because they didn’t dramatically strike your fancy at first glance? I’m here to tell you … you’ve probably missed out on some wonderful potential partners. And likely, plenty of great […]

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How Traveling Is Good for You & Your Relationships

Traveling is fun. We love exploring, seeing new places, and getting away from the day-to-day routine of our lives. But is it possible that, in addition to being an awesome escape and adventure, traveling is also incredibly good for your health? 1. Vacationing with other people adds to your feelings of well-being. While referring to Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index scores, […]

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How We (Finally!) Got to Marriage Equality

by Nathaniel Frank for Slate When I was in college and first realized I might be gay, I was terrified. I pictured living in a remote cabin with a dog, the better to avoid the rejection of a society where I didn’t feel I could ever belong. My shame—my wish to flee instead of to […]