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Porn Stars Have Higher Self-Esteem Than You

Just when you thought you’ve heard everything, a new study published in the Journal of Sex Research finds that adult film actresses report higher levels of confidence and self-esteem than your average woman. If this news seems a little hard to swallow (sorry, we went there), it’s because it is.
Until now, it’s been a pretty widely held belief…

YourTango.com / December 1, 2012

The Top 5 Dirtiest Crimes Committed In The Name Of Love

After a bad breakup, feelings of love can quickly turn to hatred. You say things you don’t mean and wish for things you don’t actually want. But what happens when a person becomes so livid that bitter hypotheticals become actual actions? Some strange tales prove that all is not fair — or sane, for that matter — in love and war.

YourTango.com / November 24, 2012

Vintage Love Letters Found Among Hurricane Sandy Debris

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, amid a mess of displaced personal items, a miracle has emerged: 57 vintage love letters were discovered yesterday in the debris. Even more surprising is how they found their way to Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey — and that they’re still legible.
It was a 14-year-old boy who stumbled upon the soggy…

YourTango.com / November 19, 2012

Get Over Your Ex With These 5 Breakup Anthems

Other than good friends and a big pint of chocolate ice cream, nothing can help you get through a really rough breakup better than music. Really emotional and honest songs can make you feel like you want to scream or cry, but grieving the end of a relationship is healthy.
Some of the greatest breaku…

YourTango.com / November 17, 2012

The Problem With Keeping Score In A Relationship

Keeping score is a behavior that will quickly unravel a relationship. It begins innocently enough, but it ends with huge fights, lots of resentment and plenty of hostility.
People who keep score often begin this behavior as a way to teach the other partner a lesson. Hurt within the relationship is never just hurt; it turns into…

YourTango.com / November 15, 2012

7 Ways We’re All Bridget Jones

Attention, Bridget Jones fans: We are v. excited that a new installment of our favorite awkward heroine is in the works! Helen Fielding has written another chapter in the life of the quirky Brit, and the book is scheduled for an autumn 2013 release.
For the uninitiated, Bridget Jones Diary — the tale of a desperate yet…

YourTango.com / November 13, 2012

Give Good Sext: 7 Things To Know Before You Text Him

No matter how old you are, chances are you’ve engaged in one of the latest texting trends: sexting. Sexting is sending a somewhat naughty text to someone in hopes of revving up their engine, if you will. Whether flirting with the new guy in your life or wanting to heat things up in your long-term relationship, a strategic…

YourTango.com / November 12, 2012

David Petraeus Affair: Do Some Careers Make Us Likely To Cheat?

t was quite the week: a massive hurricane hit the East Coast, a fierce election came to an end and now this: America’s sweetheart CIA director, General David Petraeus, resigns for “personal reasons,” (ahem, cheating on his wife).
Petraeus is known in this country as a hero. As the director of the CIA, Petraeus has been our go-to guy…

YourTango.com / November 10, 2012

5 Ways Sex Makes Us Smarter

Here’s one major reason I studied communications as an undergraduate and not the sciences: Research seems to always contradict itself.
Of course, the fact that I find science impossibly difficulty is at the top of the list, but still. It seems just yesterday I was reading that just the sight of a sexy woman ca…

YourTango.com / November 7, 2012

Only 1 In 6 Cuddle Sessions Lead To Sex

Horndogs looking for a quick cuddle-and-run, listen up. A new study from really smart scientists has found that the chances of a cuddle session leading to sex are only one in six.
Researchers at the University of Michigan looked at the methods, motivations and eventual outcomes of the average couple’s cuddling sessions, and the results show it usually only…

YourTango.com / November 5, 2012

How To Take Control Of Your Sex Life

Are you feeling a bit bored in the bedroom? Is sex with your spouse feeling awfully routine lately? If so, help is on the way.
In this video, relationship coach, sex therapist and YourTango Expert Moushumi Ghose explains that “in long term relationships, sexuality ebbs and flows. Sometimes the sex will be exciting and passionate and sometimes its going to…

YourTango.com / November 3, 2012

Do Blondes Really Cheat More?

Recently, dating and social media site Cheaterville released a survey of its users on the topic of hair color and cheating. The website is a place where you can publicly call out cheating partners — their slogan is “Don’t be the last to know” — and see names of others who have cheated. According to their results, hair color seems to play…

YourTango.com / November 1, 2012

“Ice Loves Coco” Star Coco Austin Opens Up About Life With Ice-T

For Coco Austin, being married to rapper-turned-actor Ice-T has been quite the ride. This year, her life took a surprising turn when she got offered the headlining spot on Las Vegas’ Peepshow! With a hit reality series on E!, Coco is constantly busy and on the move. So we got her to spill some of her secrets—everything from…

YourTango.com / October 28, 2012

Rise And Shine! 5 Best Morning Sex Positions

Feeling sluggish in the morning? Try a wake-up call a hundred times better than that tired cup of coffee: morning sex. Surprise him in the best way with one — or all — of these sexy positions. He’ll love your spontaneity and you’ll love the good feelings you retain throughout the day.
1. Spooning: This is likely to be…

YourTango.com / October 26, 2012

4 Exceptions To “No Sex On The First Date”

As women, we’ve been programmed to think if we sleep with a guy on the first date, the relationship will never become serious. But we all know couples who went home together the first night and ended up married. So what gives?
In my opinion, it depends on two things: (1) Is the guy looking for a relationship?

YourTango.com / October 24, 2012

Ms. Christian Grey? Study Tells Women To Take Charge During Sex

If you think it’s a George of the Jungle you’re looking for in the bedroom, think again. Despite our fantasies of Don Draper or Christian Grey, it’s most likely a Michael Cera type who will be able to satisfy us the most sexuallyA new Yale University study published in the Sex Roles journal (yes, that exists) found that…

YourTango.com / October 22, 2012

Why My Boyfriend Loves My Girl Crush On Tina Fey & Amy Poehler

I have a confession to make: I am totally, 100 percent, head-over-heels in love with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. I even have fantasy scenarios to prove it. As is fitting for these lovely ladies, the images in my head are funny, a bit off-kilter and leave me feeling good about myself (i.e. if you’re looking for…

YourTango.com / October 20, 2012

4 Reasons To Watch THIS Instead Of Porn

We humans are voyeurs by nature. How else could pornography, reality TV and gossip magazines be as popular as they are? We love to watch other members of our species in action.
When it comes to watching people doing that kind of action, however, many of us—despite our healthy interests in it—can feel apprehensive, shameful or simply unsure of…

YourTango.com / October 19, 2012

I Used To Only Date Vegetarians — And Then I Wised Up

When I went on my first date at 15, I had already been a vegetarian for a few years. But I never thought I’d have a problem with dating a meat eater.
A recent YourTango poll shows that 88 percent of our readers, even though they’re not vegan (which is a much stricter diet than that of vegetarians),…

YourTango.com / October 18, 2012

5 Gross Things Men Do That Women (Kind Of) Don’t Mind

Thanks to recent research in the Netherlands, we now have confirmation that when we’re in prime mode to get it on, what may normally gross us out no longer does.
The subjects in what I will refer to as the “gross sex study” were given a cup with an insect in it to drink, and were made to wipe…

YourTango.com / October 17, 2012

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