While many women think that Valentine’s Day is a day of love and intimacy, most men think that it’s just an artificial holiday that is cooked up by the greeting card and floral industries. Here are a few interesting facts that prove Valentine’s Day is the most significant day in February for us.
How Normal Is It for Sex to Hurt? Sex may be pretty much synonymous with pleasure, but that doesn’t mean that the experience is always pain-free. If getting it on makes you feel things in an “ouch” kind of way, you’re not alone. According to a new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, a whopping 30 percent of women reported pain during their most recent roll in the hay.
The taint. If you had a dollar for every time you’ve heard a joke about it, you’d probably be pretty flush right now. But if all you’re doing with your taint is laughing at it, then you’re missing out on some serious pleasure. The space between your genitals and your anus, a.k.a. the perineum, is packed with nerve endings. “The addition of a little perineal stimulation can take your regular sex routine to a whole new level,” says Jessica O’Reilly, Ph.D., author of Hot Sex Tips, Tricks, and Licks and Astroglide’s resident sexologist.
Proposing to sweetheart is always an exciting task. However, Valentine’s Day is the day for celebrating romance and love, and you can take your chances! The best things in life don’t come without a struggle, but there is one powerful weapon that will help you to win that biggest battle of life so far. Being romantic is the key here. Here are some most romantic ways to propose to your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.
Since Valentine’s Day is considered to be one of the most desirable and romantic holidays of the year, lots of people are looking forward to this great day. Surely, to celebrate this event we need some money. But if you can’t afford great expenses at the moment, it’s not the reason for you to get upset. There are so many wonderful ways to enjoy this amazing holiday without spending money. It has become a tradition to give our sweethearts beautiful flowers, various chocolates and to go to the most expensive restaurants on this day. Though, it doesn’t mean that only expensive things can be memorable. Look at the following list of the ideas that will make your Valentine’s Day fantastic.
This is not your high school sex ed class.
Even if you consider yourself a total sexpert, there is always something new to learn about sex. From all the crazy ways it can improve your health to the downright weird things that happen during the act, read on for everythingyou could possibly want to know about getting busy. Plus, we promise it will be a lot more fun than sex ed ever was.
Nothing can kill your sex buzz like being all caught up in the moment with a totally revved engine when the guy orgasms, putting the kibosh on one of the most fun ways to get your heartrate up. It’s an unfortunate fact of nature that women usually take a leisurely path to orgasm while guys often opt for the shortest route possible, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it. These endurance-boosters will help ensure you both have enough time to reach orgasm, then cuddle together and bask in the glow of feel-good hormones.
The top erogenous zones for guys—and what to do with each one
A new study identifies the most sensitive spots on the male body. And while his penis came out on top (no shocker there), there are plenty of other places he wants you to include in the action. Here, the spots your boyfriend or husband is dying for you to touch—along with a suggestion for the best way to stimulate each one.
Not-so-great news for moms who’ve gone through this procedure.
Ask any new mom what sex was like once her doctor gave her the go-ahead to get back in the saddle (typically about six weeks after birth), and she’ll probably cop to it not being the best ever—due to new-mom fatigue, perhaps, or vaginal dryness caused by breastfeeding-induced hormone changes.
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If you find yourself on a date with an upstanding guy (which I hope you do), then he’s probably doing more than switching his gaze between your face and your breasts and wondering if you two will be in bed in two hours. He’s actually listening to what you say and observing how your carry yourself on this first date. Hopefully he likes what he sees and hears, and nothing scares him off—but if you never hear from him again, there’s a good sign he noticed one of these red flags, all of which are completely avoidable (and don’t worry—none of these tips have anything to do with not being yourself).
1. Talking About Someone Else’s Life Rather Than Yours
I know you’re incredibly interesting and intelligent, so why not show the lucky guy who nabbed a date with you by talking about what interests you. Guys don’t care about what happened to Kandi on Real Housewives of Atlanta last night, no matter how relevant it may seem in the moment. Wedo care about your photography skills or your softball rec league, though. Keep the conversation based on your reality, not someone else’s.
You’re not the only one who notices how your date interacts with waiters and bartenders. If you chew someone out for putting the dressing on the salad, not on the side as requested, then he’ll be afraid of what you could say a few months down the road when he forgets to put the seat down during a sleepover.
3. Money Talk
If you have it, that’s great. If you don’t, that’s okay, too. You don’t need to talk about it. He’s not on this date because he had a great conversation with your wallet at the park the other day. He had a great conversation with you. Talk about that.
4. Lack of Confidence
If you put yourself down too much by responding to his compliment with, “Thanks, but I look horrible right now,” then guys start to think about how much attention and reassurance you’ll need—and that can be a turn off. We don’t want you to act like a Hilton sister, but maybe just take his word for it when he says you look amazing.
5. The C-Word
One mention of this word, and it gets stuck in our head. “I don’t want you to think I’m clingy” no matter the context, somehow always gets translated to, “I like you. Maybe I love you. Let’s get married tomorrow!” After it’s been mentioned, suddenly something as simple as saying, “I feel like we have a lot in common,” makes us think, “Oh no. She’s made of Velcro.” Just avoid the word altogether.
6. Talking About Children
You’ve been dating a while, and perhaps you think you love each other. That’s the time to talk about how you see your future together, including possible kids. After the buttered dinner rolls and wine get placed on the table during the first date is not.
7. Putting It All On The Table
We want to know about you. That’s a fact. But we don’t want to know if you think global warming is real or not, if 9/11 was an inside job, or if you think XYZ government party is taking this country to hell in a hand basket. The beauty of a relationship is that over time you learn about each other and learn to deal with each other’s quirks. Maybe by date number six he’ll be ready to hear about your theory on why Twilight is the love story of the century. But remember: There’s nothing sexier than a little mystery on the first date.
A Guy Reveals the First-Date Red Flags That Can Scare Dudes Away
A new study surveyed men on down-there ‘dos.
We seriously doubt any guy would retreat if he came to find you had the “wrong” downstairs hairstyle, but a new study from the Journal of Sexual Medicine shows that most men prefer hair-free lady parts.
For the study, researchers asked 1,110 college-aged men and women how they maintained their pubic hair, the reasons behind their styles, and how they preferred their sexual partners groom down below.
It turns out, the vast majority of both men and women keep things tidy down there: Ninety-five percent of the study participants had trimmed or removed at least some of their pubic hair in the past four weeks. Meanwhile, half of women and one in five men said they typically went hair-free. Both men and women were more likely to groom if they expected to receive oral sex soon.
Of the bushy minority (the five percent who didn’t groom), the overwhelming majority was guys. Most of the men surveyed said that, in the past four weeks, they had either trimmed a bit or just let their hair go wild.
Funny—since 60 percent of the men surveyed preferred their partners to be hair-free. The remaining guys said they liked their partner to have some down-there hair, were up for several styles, or flat-out said it didn’t matter to them. (For the record, women were pretty much split four ways between preferring dudes hair-free, partially shaved/waxed, trimmed but without any actual hair removal, and not caring one way or another.)
“These results suggest pubic hair removal patterns and preferences are related to gender norms and reflect how the beauty ideal can vary by gender,” says lead study author Scott M. Butler, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant director of the School of Health and Human Performance at Georgia College.
Hence why, if you are going to de-hair your nether region, the best reason to do so is because it’s your preference, says Butler, who notes that some women said they waxed because it made them feel clean and made sex more comfortable. And on the flip side, if you squirm at the thought of having an aesthetician between your legs or don’t feel like breaking out a razor on the regular, that’s totally cool, too.
What Guys Really Think About Your Pubic Hair
Valentine’s Day is coming fast and most women would love to get some fabulous surprises on this special day. Although Valentine’s Day is not all about gifts, sometimes we express love through the giving of presents. Whether or not you’ll be lucky to receive any of these amazing surprises depends on how thoughtful and imaginative your sweetheart is. However, you can also surprise your partner with one of these Valentine’s Day ideas, if you know that he is not as creative as you or maybe he is just too busy to think about gifting you something special. Nevertheless, there are seven Valentine’s Day surprises every woman would like to get.
1. Hunting for Hearts
If you are searching for a good idea to entertain your children on this day, hunting for hearts is a perfect choice for you. Prepare paper or candy hearts and hide them in a room. Divide the kids into two teams, let them find those hearts and collect into a small bag. The team with a big amount of hearts will be a winner. It would be a splendid idea to give small presents to the participants.
2. Counting the Ways I Love You
Let your kids think a bit, while having fun. Take a jar and put a certain number of candy hearts into it. Write down their amount on a sheet of paper. The children should look at the jar and guess the number of hearts in it. The one who says true number or the closest to it will be the winner. The candy hearts can be the prize for this activity.
3. Stick the Heart on Cupid
I must say that lots of children love this interesting Valentine’s Day amusement. Besides, you don’t need any special preparations for it. Just take a picture of Cupid and hang it on a wall so that it can be reachable for your kids. Make small paper hearts and add some sticky tack to their back side. Lead the children blindfold to Cupid and tell them to pin a heart near the arrow. The kid whose heart is the closest to the target will win this contest.
4. The Other Piece of My Heart
No doubt that this activity will bring only joy and positive emotions to your little ones. You should prepare colorful paper hearts and cut each of them into two parts. Make sure that those parts have different types of lines. Provide each child with a piece of heart and tell them to find the partner with the matching half of their heart. It will be really exciting!
5. Taste Candies
Valentine’s Day is usually associated with lots of hearts and candies. It’s difficult to find children who don’t like sweets. So, you should definitely include them into your party activities. All the kids at your home will be greatly pleased with such tasty and sweet amusement. Buy various kinds of candies, put them into a large bowl and let the children taste all of them. But that should be a blind taste test. The participants must not see the candies they eat. The main idea of this activity is to guess each kind of sweets.
6. Sweet Hearts
By having this activity on Valentine’s Day, you will treat your kids with tasty sweets and give them a chance to create something on their own at the same time. Sweet cookies in the shape of hearts can be a splendid idea for this event. Bake these cookies beforehand. When the children come to your home, give them cookies together with colorful icing. They will gladly decorate festive pastry.
7. Stop and Find Your Heart
Everybody knows a popular game from our childhood “musical chairs.” Why not try one of its variations for Valentine’s Day party? Use hearts to make a circle on the floor. It is important that the number of hearts should be less than the number of children. Choose a popular song to play for this activity. When the music is stopped, the kids should choose a heart and stand on it. Those who can’t find their heart do not participate any more. The winner of the game is the only kid standing on a heart.
Will you celebrate this Valentine’s Day with your children? What about throwing a party? Have you already decided on the activities to amuse the kids? Please, share your ideas with us.
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Valentine’s Day is all about love, so let’s don’t forget about people around us. It’s great to celebrate this holiday of love and romance with your sweetheart but it’s also wonderful to reach out to other people in your life. There are some little sweet gestures you can make on Valentine’s Day. Maybe you want to reach out to your friend who’s feeling lonely, coworker, or parents, or even your neighbor. With these wonderful gestures you can easily brighten up someone’s day.
Looking for tips on how to make peace with your ex-boyfriend or ex-husband? You’ve come to the right place. I’ve got some hints that are tried and that really work. Often, it’s impossible to have a good relationship with exes, but it can actually be done with a little effort. Read on to find out a few helpful hints for making peace with your ex.