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You’ve heard the old adage: keep your friends close and your enemies closer. I’ll do you one better. I keep my friends close and his ex-girlfriends closer. So close, in fact, that my husband’s first girlfriend was the maid of honor in my wedding. Read more … … READ MORE »


Love & Sex

My husband casually mentioned some people he knows at work who are swingers. He brought it up matter-of-factly, but I detected a note of serious interest! Could my husband actually be suggesting we become swingers!? What do I make of this!? Read more … … READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Can I start dating while still sleeping with my ex-husband?

We can’t stand each other but we love sleeping together. Of course now that the divorce is final, I really want to get back out on the dating scene and start meeting new men. Do I need to permanently boot my booty call before… READ MORE »


Parenting

Pregnancy, for a dad, can feel like an awkward office-party where you’re the new employee. It’s as though you have to paste on a forced smile that you have to wear for months. Not fake, just forced. The feeling is completely sincere — you are genuinely pleased and happy (if you like your partner and… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Even though we look forward to the holidays as a well-deserved break from the daily grind, it can still be difficult to get “in the mood” when you’re fighting mall traffic and dealing with relatives.

In fact, feeling tired and stressed is probably the number one libido-killer.

That’s why it couldn’t hurt… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

The new movie “The Social Network” opens with a brutal breakup scene — which has inspired a frenzy of articles around the Internet where people post their favorite movie breakups.

Onscreen breakups fall into two categories: Either they’re way more dramatic than anything you ever imagined — and therefore allow you to live out… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Want to increase the probability that you’re going to have at least one, and maybe multiple, orgasms the next time you have sex?

“It’s the foreplay, stupid.”

Okay, well I know that we women aren’t stupid and our partners aren’t either, but sometimes the obvious answer is staring us right in the face. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Quick quiz: A 38-year-old man you don’t know well asks you to dinner. He is married, you are married. Is he hitting on you? Read more … … READ MORE »


Love & Sex

But say your lover’s penis is small. I’m talking really small. A micro-penis. Well, if size really does matter to him, and to you, there are some surgical and non-surgical options to help with that. [Read more … … READ MORE »


Love & Sex

It’s the age-old story. Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl and has two kids with her. Girl starts a blog. Boy starts a blog.

Boy and girl get divorced. Boy and girl join together to write a blog about what it’s like to be divorced parents living within walking distance of one another in… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

If you believe porn, men need only do two simple things to send a hot blonde like Jenna Jameson into orbit. In reality, we women know better.

The porn industry has done many bad things, but it has also created a generation of men who are less hot in bed.

And for that,… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I hear cosmetic surgery advertisements all the time on the radio: breast enhancements, tummy tucks, liposuction, and vaginal rejuvenation.

Okay, the first three are obvious. But that fourth one? Vaginal rejuvenation? Does my vagina need to be made young again? I didn’t know it was old.

Actually, vaginal rejuvenation surgery is supposed to… READ MORE »



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