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Is Virginity As Big Of A Deal As It Used To Be?

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 10.08.2015 | Women

Dr. Zoe Peterson, an associate professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, believes that for m...

The Purity Standard Is Outdated And Unfair. And it's Time For It To Go

Ali Owens | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women
Ali Owens

If I could sum up the era of my life in which I was discovering my sexuality in one word, that word would be: shame. Despite the personal nature of this story, I feel compelled to share it, because I fully believe that no young woman should have to experience such intense shame -- yet the sad truth is, most do.

4 Things I've Learned About Online Dating As The 'Most Popular Girl In New York'

Lauren Urasek | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Lauren Urasek

People will sacrifice hours of their lives, bored out of their minds on bad dates, in an attempt not to offend someone.

Finding Hope in the End

Lauren DePino | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women
Lauren DePino

The burning in me, in my chest and in my gut, the heat that makes me have to write, was keeping me alive. Words were my breath. They were coming from where the pain is, the same place from where the love comes.

Is This Man Acting Unethically If He Doesn't Tell His Girlfriend He Dated Men?

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices

When you start dating someone, how much of your past are you expected to disclose -- if anything? If you don't reveal something, are you acting unethi...

14 Little Things Every Guy Does When He's Really Into the Girl He's Dating

Christopher Lai | Posted 09.22.2015 | Women
Christopher Lai

You just met your boo and you have a good feeling, like, a really good feeling. You can't stop thinking about her. You'll text her while you're in class; you'll text her while you're in a meeting; you'll text her while you're crossing the road.

The 7 Emotional Stages Of Divorce In Your 20s

Joelle Caputa | Posted 09.25.2015 | Divorce
Joelle Caputa

When a 20-something woman's marriage is officially declared dead, she must journey through six levels of reality before reaching the after-life, also known as the "Celebration" phase. The steps of this difficult journey may vary, but the road traveled unites each woman.

How To Enjoy A More Creative Sex Life Without Upsetting Your Partner

Pamela Madsen | Posted 09.18.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

So what is a "Relationship Pioneer" and how does anyone stay together happily for 10, 20, or 30-plus years? I think a 'Relationship Pioneer' is all of us that are not willing to throw away our 'foundational relationship' because we need something more added over time: whatever THAT more is.

Beware The Manic Pixie Dream Boyfriend

The Cut | Posted 09.15.2015 | Women
The Cut

The Manic Pixie Dream Boy: the self-mythologizing "free-spirited" dude who's determined to make your life magical, whether you want it or not.

The Habit That Can Lead To Hot Married Sex

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 09.14.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I met her at a social media meet-up and we clicked immediately. Her husband was also there -- across the room from us, hanging out with some cronies. They made frequent eye contact with each other. He winked. She smiled back. Their overt appeal apparent, I was captivated by their chemistry.

The One Must-Have Item For Seducing Your Spouse

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 09.01.2015 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

My husband bought me a massage table. I'm not kidding. A really good, really pricey table, with accessories! Felty-soft table bedding and a collection of lavender-infused oils and lotions.

If We Want Better Love Lives, We Have to Start Making Better Choices

Holly Sidell | Posted 08.31.2015 | Women
Holly Sidell

I want a better love life, and so I have already begun making better choices. These choices are different for me, and it feels uncomfortable because it's not what I'm used to. But it makes me feel empowered and hopeful. Because I am not a victim to my love life anymore... and you don't need to be either.

Can A Magic Spell Really Help Your Love Life?

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 08.27.2015 | Arts

When it comes to love and sex, even the most skeptical amongst us can probably agree there is a certain "je ne sais quois" that is necessary to reall...

6 Things Every Independent Woman Should Know Before Falling In Love

Brianna Wiest | Posted 08.25.2015 | Women
Brianna Wiest

If at any point your partner makes you feel guilty, or as though you have to choose between who and what you love, you're probably not with the right person. The best relationships are the ones that make you more yourself, not less.

Take Your Love Life Into the Woods (And I Don't Just Mean Sex Outdoors)

Terri Trespicio | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women
Terri Trespicio

We expose the deliciously dark shadows of mystery and domesticate every last bit of wild within us. Responsibility. Maturity. And with it goes our wilder, untamed, but undeniably exciting nature, our lustiness, our sensuality, and our passion.

Want To Have Better Orgasms? Here's What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 08.13.2015 | Women

Imagine being sexually active for your entire adult life and never having an orgasm. For Loly, a woman in her mid-twenties living in France, that scen...

55 Essential Pieces Of Dating Advice

Francesca Hogi | Posted 08.10.2015 | Women
Francesca Hogi

Embrace serendipity -- As long as there are other humans, there is the potential for you to meet someone to date, or someone who might introduce you to someone to date. Get excited about the possibilities!

5 Things You Should Never Do Before Sex

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.06.2015 | Fifty

A recent study proved what many post 50s already know -- older people are having sex. A lot of sex. Clearly, they know a thing or two about getti...

I Found My Soulmate After 50 -- And I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

For those who think they're too old to find love in midlife, for those who think their ship has sailed, I say - don't give up. Everyone evolves. You're not the same person you were 10 years ago, and neither is your future soulmate.

Ghost in the Machine

Josh Sabarra | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

I would agree to second and third dates with men I knew weren't going to go the distance. For the longest time, I believed that settling for a lopsided equation was the best I could do; after all, it wouldn't be easy to meet a man who wanted me, imperfections and all.

Stop in the Shame of Love

Josh Sabarra | Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

Darryl's self-serving relationship with math should have been the first sign of trouble. After all, his snow white comb-over and liver-spotted hands belied the age he claimed in his online dating profile.

What Is Sex Like In Outer Space?

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny & Noah Michelson & Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 07.06.2015 | Science

Have you ever imagined what sex would be like in outer space? The folks at Pornhub have. They recently launched an indiegogo campaign in hopes of fund...

According To Science, There's No Such Thing As 'Out Of Your League'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Got a crush? That so-called "friend zone" may not be such a bad thing, according to new research. A study on attraction conducted by researchers a...

16 Ways To Keep Desire Alive In A Long-Term Relationship

Pamela Madsen | Posted 06.22.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

What if 'Happily Ever After After' was boring and didn't come 'naturally'? Have you noticed that nothing ever comes after 'Happily Ever After' in fairy tales? And monotony works fabulously for lots of people and yet the biggest problem couples and individuals have is the loss of desire.

The Truth About Living With A Micropenis

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson & Carina Kolodny | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices

When it comes to the size of a man's penis, is bigger really better? Can a man be too big? And what about men who have small penises or micropenises? ...