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6 Crazy Things People Used To Believe About Vaginas

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women

Vaginas are an unfair source of widespread confusion and embarrassment: Plenty of us don't know how they work or what they look like. But it's not jus...

Yagana Shah

5 Ways Sexuality Is Alive (And Lively) As We Age

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.06.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Barbara McNally After my grandmother passed away at 92, my mother and I came upon a collection of photographs among ...

9 Reasons To Love Your Vulva

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 12.04.2014 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Research shows how you feel about your vulva matters, and it matters a lot. Here are nine reasons to work on accepting, and ultimately feeling blissful, about all parts of your body.

This Is What A 400-Pound Wedding Dress Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 11.26.2014 | Weddings

Here's a wedding dress for the bride that has everything. Minnesota artist Gail Be spent the last three-plus years creating a 400-pound wedding dre...

How To Get The Right Man To Commit To You

Caroline Zwick | Posted 11.21.2014 | Women
Caroline Zwick

What I have seen over and over again is that the missing link to a committed relationship isn't a flatter stomach, flawless skin or a perfect life.

10 Awesome Perks Of Getting Married Really Young

YourTango | Posted 11.24.2014 | Weddings
YourTango

There's something to be said for building a life on a single foundation, rather than figuring out how to merge two separate structures.

Never Start a Relationship in Winter

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 11.15.2014 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

Because I've been around the block many times in all kinds of weather, I'm here to give unsolicited but helpful advice if you intend to enter into a new relationship. Here are some reasons you should never start dating during cold weather.

My Month of Online Dating Detox (Pt. II)

Jamie Silverman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Women
Jamie Silverman

I think I genuinely lasted an entire week without logging on to any of the sites. But one night, I'd had a crappy day at work and couldn't sleep. I lay in bed, thoughts racing through my head. Just a little Tinder wouldn't hurt. My phone beckoned -- no implored -- me to pick it up and swipe. So I did.

Thou Shalt Never Meet a Gym Crush

Brad Liberti | Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Liberti

There are certain rules in our dating culture that even though never formally stated, still somehow become ingrained within us all. To spare you the pain of making the same mistake that I recently did... added to this tacit list of romantic do's and don't's should be another decree. Thou shalt never meet a gym crush.

Couples Ask Each Other 'Am I The Best Sex You Ever Had?'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Women

Mainstream media offers few portrayals of romantic partners discussing the actual sex part of their sexual history. Why would they, when the vast majo...

When It Comes To Sexual Fantasies, What's 'Normal?'

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.04.2014 | Science

Putting aside highly-publicized recent attempts to masquerade abuse as sexual preference in the allegations against former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi, we'...

All the Feels on Wheels: How Internalized Ableism Has Influenced My Relationship Endeavors

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 10.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Internalized ableism is something that has drastically affected how I have viewed my relationship potential, and I felt it necessary to talk about it so that people understand it a little better, and so that any persons with a disability who have experienced it will not feel so alone.

Needles in a Haystack

Jesse Jackman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Jesse Jackman

While there's a certain romance in the idea that each person has a single ideal soulmate out there just waiting to be found, I don't think that's accurate. A more realistic approach is to understand that there are five, or 50, or 500 really good fits out there -- not perfect, mind you, but really good -- and you only need to find one of them.

6 Ways To Like Your Spouse More

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 10.22.2014 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

After pointing out how your husband or wife is very different now compared to how they acted when you first starting dating, I will now give you six little ways to help you start to like your spouse more. Don't doubt the Blogapist. You are about to get schooled.

How I Found My Mr. Happily Ever After

Keyon Bayani | Posted 10.21.2014 | Weddings
Keyon Bayani

If you want to be married or in a long term relationship, but find yourself attracting Mr. Won't Commit, or, Mr. I Don't Believe in Marriage, I'll tell you why -- it's because you're not being upfront.

What His Body Language Is Telling You

GalTime | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
GalTime

With men, it is really common for actions to speak louder than words. Understanding his physical cues can sometimes be just as important as what he is saying to you. Here are some signs to look out for that there may be more to what he's saying

Your Biggest First Date Worries... Solved

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Especially if you're shy or tend to be anxious, those first date jitters can translate into full blown dating anxiety, which can be paralyzing. The days and hours leading up to a date can be worry-filled, and you may even avoid dating altogether if it's too intense.

10 Reasons Why A Dirty House Is Good For Your Marriage

Em & Lo | Posted 12.16.2014 | Weddings
Em & Lo

Dirty, messy houses can be annoying, stressful, and, yes, smelly. But sometimes, it simply can't be helped. And when it can't, stressing about your messy house just makes a bad day worse.

Why I'm Thinking Of Separating From A Wonderful Man After 27 Years Together

Jennifer Beckman | Posted 12.13.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Beckman

Everyone has their advice, but for the person wrestling with this question, there's no answer that doesn't make your hands sweat, heart race, and leave a permanent lump in your throat -- particularly when there are two young kids at home who adore the person you're considering leaving.

5 Ways To Let A Guy Know You're Interested In Him

Lisa Copeland | Posted 12.09.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

You see an attractive man and you'd like to get him to notice you. But what do you do? Men need encouragement to know it's safe to approach you because more often than not, they get rejected by women. Here are five tips certain to let him know you're interested in him.

Mindful Happiness: 10 Remedies For Subtle Incessant Dissatisfaction

Ira Israel | Posted 12.09.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

Pursuing happiness actually causes misery. The irony is that if you want to be happy you need to release your desire to be happy -- for desire is the root of all suffering, according to the Buddha, and happiness -- when it occurs -- is actually a by-product and not a direct result of particular actions.

9 Breakup Tips For Long Distance Dating

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Caitlin Roberson

When I first started dating, I believed breakups were events where you had perfect clarity and confidence. I still believe that (mostly). It's the illusion that such clarity is achieved quickly and easily that's changed.

The Pitfalls Of Online Dating Over 50

Joe Seldner | Posted 12.06.2014 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

When most of the over 50 set was last seen dating 25 years ago, meeting took place at work, school, through well-meaning if usually misguided friends, or through that urban myth of going up to someone in the grocery store (did that ever happen, or at least happen without the police being called?)

This Sexually Enlightened R&B Song Feels So Right

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.03.2014 | Comedy

Ladies, get ready. Because this guy is going to treat you "actually, sociopolitically right." As in, he'll make sure sex is a conversation in whic...

How to Pray for Good Sex -- And Get It!

Peggy Payne | Posted 11.25.2014 | Religion
Peggy Payne

Some things work whether you believe in them or not. Perhaps God exists and is available even to nonbelievers. While you're experimenting in bed, whatever your spiritual condition, I dare you to add this into the mix.