We bet you've never heard this before: By not using a condom, you are missing out on some amazing sex, and new research suggests that a lot of you are missing out.
Within one month of a new relationship, 50% of people stop using condoms, and 62% stop using them by month two, according to a survey conducted by Trojan that included men and women between the ages of 18 and 34 who were single or in a new relationship.
e get it, you've been with her for a bit, she's using another form of birth control, and you trust that she's clean so why not maximize the sex for both parties? They crazy thing is, you aren't necessarily maximizing pleasure by ditching the rubbers, and here's why.
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Whether you've just gotten out of a relationship, or you've been playing the field longer than Jeter, if you're single you're well aware of the fact that single people are a species of their own.
We eat differently, we party differently, we dress differently, you get the picture.
But there are a few things single people do and think that would surprise even the most practiced player. To up your game, get familiar with these seven facts about singles from the latest Match.com Singles in America Survey.
Just when we thought we couldn't crush on Justin Timberlake any harder, he managed to make the most heart-melting music video ever. When creating the video for current single, "Not a Bad Thing," Justin asked people to share their love stories on Instagram with the hashtag #NotaBadLoveStory. He went on to use several people's posts in his video—see for yourself.
You probably wouldn't think that your wallet has much to do with your orgasms, but you'd be wrong. In fact, a new survey by Money magazine polled over 1,000 married adults to look at that exact association. Check out the results below, plus a few other shocking ways your bank account can impact your bedroom action.
This might be the best video we've ever seen. It all started when YouTube personality and fitness guru Davey Wavey posted an ad on Craigslist looking for women who had never really seen their vaginas before. We know, it sounds creepy at first, but his goal was surprisingly sincere: to help women face their vagina fears and learn to love and accept their bodies.
Wondering why your date from Friday night is ghosting on you? If you weren't on board with his furry roommate, that could be the reason. A whopping 66 percent of single pet owners said they wouldn't date someone who didn't like pets, according to a recent survey by Match.com and PetSmart.
Mixing sex and alcohol can be a tricky combination. One cocktail might really get you in the mood, but too many can ruin your libido and, let's face it, your memory of the evening. But get this: The most commonly reported accessory people note in their sex lives is alcohol—even more than lube and sex toys, according to data from a new sex tracking app and website called Nipple.
Meat Loaf may have been on to something when he sang: "I would do anything for love, but I won't do that." Now, we understand that a mature relationship requires a healthy dose of sacrifice and compromise, but too much of that and you could lose sight of who you really are. After all, your partner fell for you—not a version of you who made a billion little tweaks and now only slightly resembles you. No matter how much you love someone, there's nothing wrong with putting your foot down every once in a while—even if we're just talking about picking something to watch on Netflix. So check out these 13 things no one should ever have to do for love.
Meet your new favorite Instagram account: Pornforwomen. No, it's not actually porn, just carefully curated photos of very attractive men—from celebs and musicians to artists and athletes. No wonder the account has over 91,000 followers.
As Shakira says, your hips don't lie—and that's about to take on a whole new meaning. A woman's hip width has a significant correlation with her sexual behavior, according to a new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.
Researchers enlisted 148 women between 18 and 26 years old around the University of Leeds in the U.K. A researcher measured each participant's hip width, which was defined as the distance between the upper outer edges of the iliac crest bones of the pelvis. They were then presented with a questionnaire asking them about their sexual histories, including age of virginity loss, number of sexual partners, and any emotionally significant sexual relationships. They also measured their waist-to-hip ratio, which previous research considered a crucial measure of female attractiveness.
You may not want to put your partner on a pedestal. When someone feels too idealized by their romantic partner, their relationship satisfaction suffers, according to a new study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
Breaking news: This phenomenon of "hookup culture" might not even be real, says a recent study published in the Journal of Sex Research.
You've probably heard it a hundred times in last few years: College students are forgoing dating and relationships as they opt for casual sex and friends with benefits. But is this really a thing? Researchers at the University of Portland aimed to find out by comparing two sets of responses from 18-25 year olds from the General Social Survey, which asks questions about social trends in the U.S.
At the ripe age of 23, Jennifer Lawrence has racked up a lot of awesome titles: amazing actress, Oscar winner, the woman we'd most want to be stranded on a desert island with…
Just because you’re coupled up doesn’t mean that you won’t still get butterflies when a tall, dark stranger asks for your phone number. But surprisingly, this kind of attention can change the way you feel about your current bond. When people in committed relationships believe attractive outsiders are interested in them, their relationship satisfaction and commitment actually decreases, according to a new study published in The Journal of Social Psychology.
Well this is refreshing: It turns out, both men and women find women more attractive when they have less makeup on, according to a new study published in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
For the study, researchers recruited 44 women to model for photographs. They presented the models with a wide range of makeup and asked them to apply it as if they were going out for the night. The models were photographed pre- and post-makeup application.
When it comes to a great kiss, Usher isn't looking for a sweet and subtle peck. "The wetter, the better," the singer told People while discussing his new single, Good Kisser. "[But] it has to be electrifying from the first touch—you know it's incredible." Actually, Usher, we don't know. Care to demonstrate on us?
Happy International Clitoris Awareness Week! Yes, you heard that right, there’s a whole week dedicated to your lady button, so whip out those clitoris-shaped balloons! Clitoris Awareness Week runs from May 4-11 and is sponsored by Clitoraid, a private non-profit organization dedicated to assisting victims of female genital mutilation. According to their website, this week is about celebrating your sexual beauty—and we can definitely get behind that. Here, check out some of the most fascinating facts about this amazing body part.
Erectile dysfunction isn't only treated with a little blue pill. In fact, there are several modifiable factors—like weight, alcohol intake, and physical activity—that can help improve erectile function, too, according to a new study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
In this longitudinal study, researchers analyzed 765 men between the ages of 35 and 80 in Australia, with the majority of the men on the older end of the spectrum. The researchers used a questionnaire to collect data on their sexual desire, sexual activity, and sexual preferences. Then they assessed the men's erectile function using another questionnaire. The participants were also asked about their overall health—things like weight, alcohol intake, physical activity, depression, and sleep. When they followed up with these men after five years, they found that the guys whose habits and health improved over time tended to see an improvement in sexual function.
Looks like more ladies are trying out some good vibrations: Women are much more likely to buy a vibrator than they used to be, and they're especially interested in buying the newer, subtler-looking sex toys, according to a new survey published in the May 2014 issue of Good Housekeeping UK.
You've heard the old saying that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but trust us, you've never seen proof like this. Men and women have very different ideas of what the perfect man and perfect woman looks like, according to a new poll conducted by British lingerie company, BlueBella. We reported on a similar study last year regarding the perfect female face according to men and women, but this new survey goes full-body.
BlueBella had 500 men and 500 women pull their favorite features from celebrities like Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, and Hugh Jackman to create their own idea of the perfect man and perfect woman. And it resulted in four very different (and slightly unnatural-looking) people.
We’re all for letting loose, hitting up happy hour, and having some fun, but not at the risk of your sexual health. Forty percent of women say that they are more likely to have sex without a condom if they've been drinking, according to a new study conducted by the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA).
ASHA surveyed 925 women aged 16 to 25 in the U.S. They also found that only 33 percent of women said they would pack a condom before a night out and only half of the women surveyed felt comfortable buying or obtaining condoms on their own.
When it comes to how happy you are about your romantic life, what's love got to do with it? Not as much as you'd think, apparently. There are actually a ton of factors that predict love life satisfaction, according to a recent study published in Applied Research in Quality of Life.
The study was conducted in Lisbon, Portugal where researchers gathered 1,284 men and women ages 18-90 (average age was 38). The participants were divided into three age groups: young adults (18-30 years old), adults (31-59), and older adults (60-90). They were then presented with a series of statements to gauge their love life satisfaction and how it related to several other factors. Most of the things that predicted a happy love life were pretty, well, predictable—like currently being in love, being married, living together, and experiencing sexual desire for your partner. But there were also a few factors that surprised us.
There are very few things that some women would actually be willing to give up sex for—like a lifetime of happiness with Ryan Gosling or cheese, apparently. But now you can add overall health to that list: A whopping 49 percent of people in the U.S. would give up sex for a year if it would improve their well-being, according to a survey conducted by Westin Hotels & Resorts.
Three years after her divorce from Ryan Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson has gained a ton of clarity. The Captain America: The Winter Soldier actress shares what she’s learned since the split in the recent issue of Glamour: "I think I know myself better. I feel I know now more of what I need in a relationship, what I want in a relationship. And I know I have more tools to communicate, not just with my partner, but with myself." While the divorce must have been difficult, it's great that she was able to turn this negative experience into a positive lesson.
While most men have no idea how much pain we endure in the name of beauty, now at least a few of them do. A Canadian group called Testicular Cancer Canada dared a bunch of ballsy guys to wax their hair down there in the name of science.
The goal is to help raise awareness for testicular cancer screening, and while waxing doesn't exactly make screening any easier, it certainly got our attention.
Love is in the air—literally. An entrepreneur named Andy Johnson has founded Love Cloud, an air service that allows couples to join the mile high club without risking arrest. The service is based out of Las Vegas and flies passengers over the city while they're free to get busy inside the cabin.
It feels like just yesterday we were updating you on the latest selfie trend—sex selfies—but that craze is already out the door and a new one has taken it's place: #AfterSex selfies, taken by people who feel inclined to share this intimate post-coital moment with all of their Instagram followers. Aren't they tired? Don't they want to cuddle? Aren't they even a little concerned about their messed up post-sex hair? Guess not, because this trend is blowing up quickly.
Cameron Diaz sure knows how to have fun with her girls! The Other Womanactress was spotted skinny-dipping in the Caribbean last week during a girls' getaway, reports Us Weekly, and it looks like she was having a blast—in a completely innocent way.
In surprising sex news: Men don't hate using condoms as much as you might think they do, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Sexual Health.
Researchers conducted two studies at large universities in 2009 and 2010. The first study looked at 462 students ages 18-38, and the second study looked at 182 students ages 18-42. In each study, the students completed identical online surveys about their opinions on condom use and how they thought the opposite sex felt about them.
Emma Watson is about to drop some serious knowledge about love and dating. In a recent interview with Elle, she mentioned one of her favorite lines from her last movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower: "We accept the love we think we deserve." Deep, right?
Private school students sure are getting more bang for their buck. People who went to private schools are more sexually adventurous than people who went to public schools, according to a new survey conducted by the British sex toy company Lovehoney.
Apparently, America is suffering from a serious sex drought: 22 percent of American women aren’t having sex with their spouses, according to a new survey conducted by AshleyMadison.com.
They surveyed over 74,000 people from 26 countries and unfortunately, American women were the least likely to be getting laid. But since AshleyMadison.com is a website for people seeking extramarital affairs, these findings are obviously a little skewed. The lack of sex could be due to the fact that they're busy getting busy with someone who isn't their husband, or their sexless marriage could be the reason they went on AshleyMadison in the first place.
Get ready to kill two birds with one…vibrator. The sex toy company Lelo says they have a new product that will actually make you smarter while also giving you an awesome orgasm.
By now you probably know that women are extremely analytical; they read into everything you say or do. Which is why it is so important that you are sending her the right signals. So if you've just had a horrible date and thought your disinterest is obvious but she isn't getting the hint, you could be making one of these moves that say "I'm interested" without you even knowing it.
The always honest Chelsea Handler has some thoughts on why she hasn't gotten hitched yet: "I don't know if I'm the marrying kind," she tells Gwyneth Paltrow in a recent interview for Live Talks Los Angeles. The comedian and talk show host was there to promote her new book, Uganda Be Kidding Me, which hit shelves this month.
While Hannah Horvath might be suffering from relationship woes at the moment—see our latest Girls recap for a refresher—in real life, Lena Dunham has a pretty good idea of what a supportive relationship looks like.
Get ready to be insanely jealous of Aaron Paul's wife, Lauren Parsekian. The Need for Speed actor recently told People, "I fall more in love with her every day." Swoon. The couple has been married almost a year, and clearly the honeymoon stage is still going strong.
Need a hug? Just make a reservation: A new business in California calledCuddle Connection is selling snuggle sessions, which the owner claims are good for your health. You just have to be open to cuddling with a complete stranger, and you know, willing to pay for it.
So it's been kind of a crazy week for Katy Perry, who tweeted that she helped deliver a baby in a living room (!) yesterday. And just before she played nurse, news broke that she and John Mayer called it quits. The couple has been hot and cold ever since they got together in the summer of 2012, and now it looks like they've split…yet again. Who had February for the next breakup?
If you're in a long-distance relationship and relying on a webcam to get busy, listen up: There may or may not be a government official tuning in, too. The latest leak from Edward Snowden reveals that the NSA and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Britain have been spying on video chat calls, and there's a good chance they've seen you in your skivvies (or less), according to a report in The Guardian. So you might want to cancel tonight's call, you know, unless you're into voyeurism.
Was singledom keeping you slim? Looks that way: Married men in their mid-20s are more likely to be obese than their single counterparts, says a recent study in the journalFamilies, Systems, & Health.
The reason: Once you’ve tied the knot, you may be less concerned about your appearance because you’re no longer trying to attract a romantic partner, explains study author Jerica Berge Ph.D., MPH.
But don’t blame your babe just yet. Instead, carry these three single-guy habits over into married life to stay fit and remain on top of your health.
Like working out, sex can be bad–and possibly dangerous–if you both parties haven’t warmed up properly. We know you are desperate to get to the good stuff, but foreplay can be good, too. If you take the time and make the right moves, you will find yourself loving the pre-game as much as you do the grand finale. However, there is more to foreplay than first, second, and third bases. We spoke to real women to find out how to make foreplay creative and exciting, and what moves really get her going.
You’re ready to snooze; she’s ready to schmooze—yet according to research from the University of Connecticut, the brain may be to blame for this post-orgasmic disconnect.
Oxytocin—also known as the cuddle hormone—is released in the brain during climax and creates the desire to connect with your partner, says lead study author Amanda Denes, Ph.D.
Spandex, short skirts, and catfights—three extra things we are looking forward to as we inch closer to the Winter Olympics in Sochi. I mean, we aren’t usually big fans of figure skating, cross-country skiing, and curling, but with this crop of female athletes, consider us their biggest supporters. It may be winter, but these 10 women are making us sweat.
Remember that day your dad said it was time to take off your training wheels and you were left with only one wheel in the back, not three? You freaked out because you had no idea how you’d survive without those other two wheels. Well, it’s quite the opposite these days. In fact, you’d do anything to get rid of that pair of wheels that you seem to be stuck with all the time. Yes, we are talking about your best friend and her boyfriend. And the only thing worse than being a third wheel is being a fifth wheel, unless you are observing double dates for some sort of research study you are conducting.
Remember when your mom bugged you all the time about cleaning your room? Little did you know, she was looking out for you. Years later, women are still horrified by your living conditions—but they aren’t as forgiving as mom once was. We spoke to nine women about this issue to help ensure your home is girl-approved. Turns out, the only place filth is accepted is in the bedroom. Time to clean up your act (literally).
Filling out an online dating profile can be a pretty arduous task. While you might feel tempted to half-ass it just to drop a hook in the water and hopefully start getting nibbles, avoid the temptation to be lazy. “Your online profile is literally the first thing that a potential date will be assessing—and potentially judging you on,” says Christie Hartman, Ph.D., and author of Changing Your Game: A Man’s Guide to Success With Women. “It’s important to choose your words wisely and avoid phrases that can send the wrong message to women.”
As you sit down to write up a winning online profile—or edit your current one—avoid sinking yourself by misusing one of these common profile phrases.
Guys get a bad rap for being brazen about all things related to sex, but when it comes to talking dirty, shyness is the biggest barrier to giving it a shot—and seriously enhancing your bonding time in the bedroom. “The number one issue that comes up with guys who call into my radio show about this topic is that they want to do it—especially if their girlfriend is game—but they’re afraid that they’re going to cross some line and end up offending her,” says psychotherapist Dr. Jenn Berman, who hosts The Love and Sex Show with Dr. Jenn and VH1’s Couples Therapy. An easy way to get over a fear of offending her: Learn how to ace a more explicit conversation so you’ll be confident when it comes to turning her on with words alone.
So you have a big date and you aren't sure if she prefers scruff or skin. What do you do?
We tracked down the multitalented and gorgeous Brooklyn Decker at the Gillette Kiss & Tell event in New York City a few weeks ago to find out how she feels about kissing men with facial hair. And while she can't speak for all women, we figure she's a good place to start, right?
Because—let's be honest—you'd shave almost anything to please her.
Recognize this hottie? If you were a fan of the now defunct Friday Night Lights you probably do. The gorgeous Adrianne Palicki played a badass cheerleader on the football-focused drama, but now it looks like she's all grown up. And this spring she's trading in her pom poms for some serious weaponry as she takes on the role of Lady Jaye in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. We recently caught up with her at the Axe Face launch in NYC to find out if she really is as tough as she seems and what she looks for in her ideal match.
Heads up! Valentine's Day is just a few days away. If you've been putting off the dreaded task of buying her lingerie it's time to face your fear. Trust us, the outcome will be extremely worth those few minutes of awkwardness. To make it less intimidating we got experts in the field to share tips that will turn you into an expert in all things lace.
Ali Landry is possibly the hottest girl to ever distract you from the Super Bowl, which is exactly why we asked her about what to do when your woman gets in the way of the Big Game. Here, she answers three of your questions about tuning in with your girlfriend. With Landry's help, your relationship should survive past Sunday.
We’ve all been there; sitting across from someone during a first date, wishing there were a way you could have known before you left your house on a rainy Sunday night that you were going to regret it.
There may not be a foolproof method for determining a date’s success in advance. But the few hours before a first date could offer some very clear red flags.
You may have just thrown down serious bills on dinner, complimented her all night, and used your best moves when kissing her, but you aren't in the clear yet. Surprisingly, these are not the things that matter most to women when she’s deciding whether or not she wants to have sex with you tonight. Her decision comes down to the tiniest things you do and say, and she holds all the cards. If you commit any of these crimes, sex will be off the table in as little time it takes you to rip her clothes off.
Beware those weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's when breakups skyrocket. As we're reaching the tail end of this precarious season, some of us undoubtedly are finding ourselves casualties of the trend. But, fear not. We bring you stories from women who worked through their breakups, well, just a little differently than most.
From upping your workout schedule to taking an exotic vacation, there are many ways to deal. That being said, some breakup rituals are a little more extreme and unique than others. Sometimes it hurts so bad that a run on the treadmill or that brand-new-you hairstyle just won’t cut it and you find yourself doing the strangest things to get your mind off of “he or she who shall not be named.” But, hey, whatever works.