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New App: Online Dating Protection

It’s like your online-dating-site bodyguard.  ShieldMe-DS — the DS stands for Date Shield — is a new app launched this past Friday (available on Android  and IOS) aimed at making all your sketchy hookups via Tinder et al less sketchy. First, let them reel you in by scaring the crap out of you: The world just isn’t safe anymore. Think […]

Pop Culture
6 Ways Technology Has Altered Your Love Life

by Kylie M. for YourTango Behold, the wonders of the Internet — changing your love life one social network, dating site and app at a time. Communicating with partners is more instant than ever before — but possibly also more complicated. According to our recent Dating In The Digital Age survey, 75% of you have experienced lovers’ quarrels caused by miscommunications […]

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Vienna’s Same-Sex Crosswalk Signals Make Us Feel Warm and Fuzzy

When’s the last time you thought about true love or marriage equality while crossing a street? When’s the last time you looked up and smiled at a sign telling you not to cross yet? Here in the States, most of us stand impatiently, one foot half off the curb, thinking about how much we have […]

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8 Reasons Science Gives For Sleeping Nude

by Aly Walansky for YourTango So lose the PJs and put on your birthday suit! Had a hot date and fell asleep naked? Dragged yourself out of the shower and don’t have the energy to put pajamas on? It’s happened to all of us — and turns out it’s fine. Whatever your reason, there’s a lot of reason […]

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Take This 10-Minute Penis Survey, Get a Free E-Book!

Our friend and colleague, Ian Kerner, the most famous man in sex therapy, founded Good In Bed to help people get better in bed. The site is currently sponsoring a survey (which has been designed by and given IRB approval through the University of Kentucky — i.e. it’s legit) focusing on penis perceptions. So if […]

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Some Early Sexist Tweets About Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

Yep, we totally live in a post-feminist world, where gender doesn’t matter, everyone’s on an equal playing field, and sexism has been stamped out. And can we get a pony, while we’re at it? Maybe a unicorn? Because that’s just not the reality we live in. Below are just a handful of the charming tweets […]

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Sign More Petitions: White House Endorses Ban on Conversion Therapy

Earlier this year, transgender teen Leelah Alcorn committed suicide and said, in her suicide note, that her family had forced her to see Christian therapists who told her that she was  “selfish and wrong and that I should look to God for help.” Soon after, a White House petition was launched on Change.org, calling for […]

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10 Ways to Avoid the E.R. – A Sex Toy Safety Review

Recently, the Washington Post reviewed data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and found that sex-toy-related injuries have been on the rise, dramatically spiking after the whole Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon. (WP has a great chart.) Despite easier access to higher quality toys and a lot more helpful info on how to choose and […]

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20 Rand Paul Quotes That Tell You Everything You Need to Know

So Senator Rand Paul is running for president. The good news is, there’s no need to do any hard-core investigative reporting in order to figure out if he’s the man for the job. His own oh-so-quotabe quotes tell you everything you need to know. You know, whichever way you’re planning on voting. 1. “My opponents […]

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Thanks for Listening, Time Warner Cable

You may recall that in a post last week, we called out Time Warner Cable for their ridiculously out-of-touch animated WiFi-Denti-fier tool (pictured above). The tool basically assumed that you were straight, with no options for letting users select otherwise. Because apparently, gay and transgendered people never have problems with movies endlessly buffering, which is one […]

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Love Has No Labels

“Before anything else, we are all human. It’s time to embrace diversity. Let’s put aside labels in the name of love.” No, it’s not skeleton porn. #LoveHasNoLabels is the new diversity and inclusion campaign by the Ad Council.  There’s a dedicated website with a quiz, stories, tips, resources and the obligatory adorable video that will melt the […]

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Time Warner Cable Is for Straight White People Only, Please

  *** UPDATE: Within days of the following post going live, we heard from Time Warner Cable! They have pulled the tool down while they revise it. Read their response here. *** According to Time Warner Cable’s WiFi-Denti-fier tool (which is linked from Time Warner Cable’s homepage), only straight white people use WiFi and Time Warner Cable. […]

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The Best (and Worst) Quotes from the 2015 Oscars

Speeches about equal pay for women and gay rights…equal opportunity objectification (thanks, Neil!)…straight men being sensitive and highly emotional about their mothers…more jokes about balls than boobs…anyone would think it was 2015 out there! Here are our favorite quotes from the Oscars last night: “I tried to commit suicide at 16, and now I’m standing […]

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The 8 New Habits of the Modern Single

by Stephanie Castillo for YourTango  |  photo via flickr Match.com’s latest survey reveals new dating rituals and rules for today’s modern single. Bad news bears, singles: Match.com has released the results of a new survey that shows that dating rules and habits have changed. Again. But even though the playing field has become a bit of uncharted territory, some traditional […]

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The Kurdish Feminist Revolution…with Assault Rifles

Itai Anghel, an Isreali Jewish news correspondent and filmmaker with the balls the size of pumpkins, recently wandered into Syria and Iraq with a camera and not much else (no helmet, no bullet proof vest) to capture the front lines of the Kurdish fight against ISIS. (Apparently the Kurds are the only ones confronting ISIS […]

Sexual Health
STIs Are on the Rise. You Can Thank Tinder.

by Amanda Chatel for YourTango | photo via flickr “Thanks to Grindr or Tinder, you can acquire chlamydia in five minutes.” When Grindr hit the online dating scene, it seemed too good to be true. An app that you have right in the palm of your hand that can pinpoint just how close your next potential hookup […]