You’ve heard about the mood swings, cravings, mania, and general awfulness your wife will be “blessed” with throughout her nine-month journey to motherhood. Here are five things your parent-friends will never tell you about pregnancy, probably because they’d just assume forget about them altogether:
Miscarriage. It seems to be almost inevitable. We’re not sure of the statistics, but an unscientific survey we did of three friends showed that every woman in the world will have at least one miscarriage. As a guy, you’d think that your rub-some-dirt-on-it-and-get-back-in-the-game attitude that you learned from your high school football coach (who was banging one of your classmates by the way) would be helpful. It’s not. Let her sister/mom/friends console her because you suck at it. Meanwhile, you’ll have some extra time to create a new, winning game plan. Keep reading »
I swear, I hear the sleaziest stories from women all the time — a girl I know once told me about how a guy got up to go get a condom before they had sex, but then FAKED putting it on. How gross is that?! I like to think that the company I keep on my IM is of the kind, generous, sensitive variety, but I really do think that every guy has a sleazy side. But I don’t judge, so I decided to ask the guys on my IM what their sleaziest move has been — after all, their identities are protected and sharing their moves with womankind would be good penance. Too bad most of them are perfect little angels…or so they say. Check their responses, after the jump… Keep reading »
Remember that poll we posted yesterday about the two couples who embarked on a daily sex regimen to add the spice back into their love life? I was surprised to see the overwhelming support behind this idea (so far, over half of you are game!) and decided to quiz the guys on my IM as well. I expected them to be even more gung ho about the idea — after all, what guy doesn’t seem to want a roll in the hay at least once a day? — and was surprised to see them respond, well, the way I expected you ladies to. Their responses, after the jump. Keep reading »
We love sex. You love sex. Well, that’s out of the way.
Seeing as we’re both in agreement over the importance of sex, the excitement of sex, the giggle-inducing, gasp-inspiring, slow-motion tsunami of gooseflesh-triggering awesomeness of sex, we can move on to why it is we can’t really talk about S-E-X.
Women think men are mysterious when it comes to knocking boots, or worse, single-minded and simplistic. We’re not. You’re mysterious, and that’s not playground rhetoric. The difference between what we want and what you want, our needs and yours, is the difference between banal home theater instruction manuals and more exotic hieroglyphics.
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For this week’s “Thoughts From Guys On Our IM”, I decided to ask the boys a somewhat open-ended question — “What do you wish women would do more of?” I figured what direction they decided to take the conversation in would indicate how pervy they are and how much of the time man’s head is in the gutter. But truthfully, it turns out that, if my boys are to be believed, they don’t have much they want women to change. Which is good, because we weren’t planning on taking their advice anyhoo….
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That movie comes out this weekend. You know…that movie. The premiere is tonight in New York and we weren’t invited, so we’re sort of pissed. As we reflect upon the biggest show in the history of television for ladies (more on that later this week), we decided to ask the dudes on our IM how they felt about Sex and the City and the legions of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte wannabes it created. Needless to say, they were never impressed. Their thoughts, after the jump. Keep reading »
Honest Abe is a friend of ours who emails us his interesting observations about men, women, relationships, sex, and dating from time to time. And from time to time we will excerpt these thoughts in Mind Of Man. Hate it or love it, we’re sure it’ll really be that simple.
I had a conversation yesterday with a close friend the other day, as she was sharing with me her frustration with her boyfriend of 4 years, and his unwillingness to settle down (i.e. popping the question). Here’s the truth, as I told her, about men. Regardless of how great she is, if we’re not ready to settle down, we’re just not ready to settle down. This is why you see two great people break up, and you wonder why that had to happen. Often, it’s because we’re just not ready. Keep reading »
According to our own Nookie Know-It-All as much as 75% of women cannot orgasms during intercourse, with 12% being unable to come, like, EVER. But it always amazes me that despite these statistics — which, I admit, do vary in number — men still seem to think they have no trouble getting ladies off in the sack. So, in honor of National Orgasm Month, I decided to poll the guys on my IM about how often they think they complete the deed and then was prepared to present them with the cold hard facts. But it turns out, they don’t really seem to be living in a dream world after all. Maybe they just feel so comfy with me (and The Frisky) that they don’t feel the need to pretend. Their responses, after the jump. Keep reading »
By now you’ve probably heard about Michael Buday, the guy who wanted to take the last name of his wife, Diana Bijon, when they married in California. It took two years, a sexual discrimination suit, and a change in California law before he was able to do so. While women have an easy time taking their husband’s last name, there is no place on the marriage license application, and driver’s license, for the groom to choose the bride’s surname. Clearly, this is ridiculous and there’s not much more to say about that, except good for Mr. and Mrs. Bijon for taking their fight all the way. But it got me thinking about the notion of changing your last name in marriage anyway — is this something guys would actually consider? I posed the question to the guys on my IM and, needless to say, they probably won’t be taking your last name anytime soon. Check their responses, after the jump. Keep reading »