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Ask The Astrosexologist: How Can I Tell If An Aries Is Lying?

“How do I tell if an Aries man is lying? Are there any telltale signs? Do they lie? Are they good at it? I have a very strong suspicion that my Aries ex was cheating on me during our relationship and that he is currently with the woman he may have cheated on me with. I want to drag the truth out of him, but want to know what to look for!” – Scorpio With A Hunch Keep reading »

Dry Spells: Romantic Vs. Sexual

Romance and sex no longer really automatically go hand-in-hand. We have known this for years now, yet some of us still get mixed up. Sex without romance can be liberating, fun, and carefree. Romance is something entirely different. It’s an enhancer for the heart, mind, and soul. Since these two words can mean entirely separate things, that now means there are two different kinds of dry spells: one for the body and one for the mind.

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Why Does America Still Hate The Idea Of Gay People Getting Married?

Last night was absolutely historical and I’m not going to hide my glee. Americans came out in record numbers and voted for a significant change in the White House and in Washington, with quite a few states (Ohio and Florida among them) going blue over their traditional red. As Barack Obama said last night, “That is the true genius of America — that America can change. Our union can be perfected. And what we have already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow.” Unfortunately, while there’s much to proud of today, regardless of whether you voted for Obama, there’s also a few disappointments. It appears that all but one of the gay marriage bans have passed, including, probably, Proposition 8 in California. Really America? We’re still that scared of gay people eating wedding cake? Really? Keep reading »

How I Keep The Peace At Home When It Comes To Politics

Growing up, I learned there are three touchy topics that can turn people from Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde: Politics, Religion, and Money. These days, how can politics not be on the tips of everybody’s lips? How do you handle it when you and your own family are on opposite sides of the political fence?

I’ve got thirteen people in my immediate family: my parents, myself, four siblings and their spouses, and two outspoken nieces. Although only eleven of us are actually eligible to vote, my not-yet-voting-age nieces are damn well informed. As you can imagine, our family dinners tend to get heated, and we’ve got a recipe for disaster. So, here’s how I deal with my family politically. Keep reading »

How To: Hook Up On Election Day

Sure, it’s Election Day, but that doesn’t mean you have to be all about the politics. You’re focused on the candidates, the issues, the outcome — but that doesn’t mean you’re not thinking about the opposite sex, too. So, here’s a few tips on how to get frisky in election-friendly ways.

You might not have Sarah Palin’s wardrobe budget, but you definitely need to look good enough to make someone want to stuff your ballot box. This Tuesday, make the most of the possibilities. Don’t wear headphones while waiting in those long voting lines, or show up at the polls in a crazy American flag hat. Instead, wear a flirty dress inspired by Michelle Obama. That is, if you want to go home with something other than an “I Voted!” sticker.

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Dealbreaker: He Voted For The Wrong Guy

I like to think of myself as a fair, open-minded individual. I have my opinions, sure, but I certainly don’t begrudge anyone for holding a different set of views than I do. In the past, I’ve dated plenty of guys with whom I don’t always agree, like the guy who counted Phil Collins as a personal hero, or the dude who thought yellow was “his color,” and then there was the guy who wouldn’t drink Belgian beer because he said it was “un-American.” Un-American! He had a refrigerator full of Budweiser that I overlooked because that’s just the kind of flexible, open-minded person I am. Keep reading »

Love Vandal: No, We Love You …

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The Breakup Diaries: Damn The Distrust!

I’ve come to the conclusion that the absolute worst part of going through a breakup is that one of the common reactions is insane distrust — distrust of yourself, the person you were with, and of the relationship’s meaning. This is something I’ve been struggling with throughout my break/breakup/”separation” from my fiance, which has officially gone on for seven weeks exactly. Unfortunately, I may be aware that I’m filled with doubt, but I haven’t quite figured out how to stop doing it. After the jump, about 10,000 questions totally plaguing me. Keep reading »

For The Week Of November 3-9, 2008

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

You never know who is going to pop into town this week, so prepare by doing a light sweep through your home and get it ready for anything, as your bed will be the place of many possibilities. If this seems like an absurdity, then be open to the fact that it might be you that will be the one laying her head down somewhere unexpected.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

If you think of your relationship like a business, in terms of money, life together will be much easier to tackle. This will probably include doing a complete financial overhaul in how you both treat your cash and possibly each other, but unless you level the playing field, someone will be bitterly holding onto the shorter end of there stick and that person is most likely you.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Thank your lucky stars as Mercury enters Scorpio on the 5th, putting your brain in the fast lane to move forward unflinchingly. Yes, they’ll be no more second-guessing, as you happily go into a mental cruise control and see the obvious more comfortably and succinctly than ever. You know it; your Scorpio sex-bombness is back in full action!

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Your idealism and creativity will be reaching new levels, but don’t use your power for over estimating a hot guy with a dull mind, as accepting what you see is what you get will be your biggest challenge this week. However, being that you are the original fun time gal, as long as it feels good, why think too deeply about anything? Inspiration comes in all forms.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Beware of at least one friend shooting off unsavory comments about your current state of affairs. While it’s obvious that she or he is jealous and trying to pick a fight, don’t fall into the trap by rebutting. Resist being an outlet for their sexual frustrations, but don’t be a bitch either and rub it back into their face (too hard).

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

All those idiosyncrasies about your honey that you’ve convinced yourself are endearing qualities will start to unnerve you again. Chances are it’ll make you wonder why you’re in your current relationship and if your man isn’t actually holding you back. Resist running into the fire, instead put in longer hours at work to get space and reconfigure your priorities.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Actions and words from your crush du jour will finally sync up, giving you the green light to go off the deep end in love. While this means making big plans, do understand that it’ll require you to take the reins and be the dominant one. If this bodes well for you, welcome to your fantasy. If not, know it’ll get old fast — so, get all the good sex in while you can still stomach him.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Your relationship paranoias and jealousies will make you act in all sorts of erratic ways, as you’ll want to probe your suspicions while trying to ignore them at the same time. To say the least, it’ll be a bit of a messy time for you as you mentally plunge into the depths of your soul to sort out your deepest feelings and your true sense of confidence.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

As long as you look like you’re paying attention, that’s half the battle, as it’ll be your boo’s turn to start harping on his issues about you. Sure, some of his comments may have some truth to it, but nobody is perfect and at the end of the day, he’s just looking to express himself. To make amends and win the war, once done with his diatribe, blow him and all will be fine.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Your biggest pet peeve is a dim wit, and as your sweetie starts to show signs of slowing down, expect your drought to begin. However, realize that it’s not that he is suddenly becoming dumb, but rather more secretive. Should you be suspicious? Perhaps. If you care, put on your investigative hat and dig for answers. At the least, it’ll be good gossip material.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Forget trying to get too deep and too intimate with that special someone too quickly. Obviously you have a mental connection, but trying to force it to go faster than necessary will only screw up the natural pace and although you are too horny for words, make playful communication your foreplay and it will trigger an explosive and eventual turn of events.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

If you can stay focused on feeling gorgeous and brilliant, you’ll be invincible. However, be warned they’ll be many sleazy comments thrown at you, trying to knock you down, as the haters will be out and trying to claim your pride as the prize. You better believe it, time for your absolute hottest outfits as your armor and strut it like it’s going out of style.

Who Needs A Date To Go To The Movies?

There are a lot of movies I’d love to see that no one ever wants to actually watch with me, either because they think the movie is going to blow (“Beverly Hills Chihuahua”) or because I want to go at inconvenient times and they just can’t (like right now, I have a hankering to finally see “Rachel Getting Married” and no one is answering my text messages, those bitches). That’s why I’ve gotten awfully used to go to the movies alone and frankly, I kind of prefer it to fighting for seats with a group of girlfriends. After the jump, five reasons why having a date at the movies, totally sucks. Keep reading »

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