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Articles  17 Steamy Sex Hacks For People In Long-Distance Relationships

17 Steamy Sex Hacks For People In Long-Distance Relationships

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Anyone on that long-distance relationship grind deserves a standing ovation. Not only are you committing to putting in that extra effort every day, you’re also steeling yourself for months or even years without IRL sex. Of course, sex is not required for a strong and healthy relationship, but if you’re going from 100 to zero in the bedroom department, you’re bound to feel its absence. Luckily, now more than ever, couples can live far away from each other and still have a fulfilling sex life — it just involves getting creative, thi

Articles  15 Sex Resolutions To Start Your 2017 Off On A *Climactic* Note

15 Sex Resolutions To Start Your 2017 Off On A *Climactic* Note

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Photographed by Natalia Mantini.

We’re big fans of starting over every new year, but some things are just unrealistic. If you’re anything like us, those books you promised to read will start to gather dust and the meditation app will be used maybe once. How about trying some New Year’s resolutions you’ll actually want to keep? Sure, they may not make for a good Facebook status (hi, mom!), but the newly-minted 2017 is as good an excuse as any to re-up your sex life and make some resolutions with your partner(s) — or yourself.

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Articles  15 Photos Of Men Who Enjoy A Fetish You've Never Heard Of

15 Photos Of Men Who Enjoy A Fetish You’ve Never Heard Of

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Photographed by Corinna Kern.

At first glance, female masking may seem like a form of cosplay or crossdressing, since the fetish involves donning latex masks of women’s faces and assuming female alter egos. But according to photographer Corinna Kern, who shot a photo series on female maskers last year, it’s far more complicated than that.

To start, unlike many people who engage in cosplay or crossdressing, female maskers don’t tend to

Articles  30 Sex "Rules" For People In Long-Term Relationships

30 Sex “Rules” For People In Long-Term Relationships

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No matter how many dozens of Netflix-and-chill nights you and your long-term partner have had together, there’s something that keeps you tuning in for more. But just as individuals age and change over time, the same goes for your sex life: What turned you on when you first made it Facebook official might not be the same for you now.

Experts say that the key to a happy, fulfilling sex life with a long-term S.O. is changing things up and making your own new sex “rules” as you go along. But of course, these “rules” aren’t hard and fast, and they don’t stay stagnant; they grow and change with your relationshi

Articles  The Pill Might Not Be Hurting Your Sex Drive After All

The Pill Might Not Be Hurting Your Sex Drive After All

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Those who choose to take the hormonal birth control pill know it sometimes feels like Russian roulette when it comes to the side effects. Sometimes, you feel nothing. Other times, you’re bloated and moody and all sorts of messed up. Luckily, a recent study suggests that your sex drive isn’t actually affected by the Pill, despite longtime suspicions.

To be

Articles  Could A Heat-Activated Penis Implant Save Your Sex Life?

Could A Heat-Activated Penis Implant Save Your Sex Life?

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Scientists say that in five years there could be a heat-activated penis implant for those suffering from erectile dysfunction. Unlike pharmaceutical options such as Viagra, the implant is made from nitinol — a nickel-titanium alloy. It expands and becomes erect when exposed to heat.

Researcher Brian Le of the University of Wisconsin-Madison explained to the International Business Times that he and his team are now working on a remote-controlled heating device to accompany the implant. It w

Articles  I May Never Find Love — & That Has To Be Okay

I May Never Find Love — & That Has To Be Okay

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My last “serious” relationship ended roughly two years and seven months ago, and I’ve been single ever since. In that amount of time, four of my cousins have gotten engaged, two of them have gotten married, and one of them has had a baby. I, on the other hand, moved into my own apartment, got my dream job, and carried on a six-month affair with a guy whom I’d never call my boyfriend, but who would order Ubers to my place on the Upper East Side of Manhattan at 11 p.m. so that I’d make the late-night trek to his apartment in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

But he wasn’t the only guy I’ve dated during this time. I’ve be

Articles  What It’s Like To Do Sex Work In Amsterdam

What It’s Like To Do Sex Work In Amsterdam

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Amsterdam’s sex industry can be divisive; for tourists, the flagrancy with which the city’s brothels line the streets give the place a sense of either allure or seediness. You might walk past a worker in one of the Red Light District’s glowing red windows and think: “What a liberal place that they can do their work in the open like this!” Or you might – arguably more likely – think they look a little bored.

It turns out that the sex industry in Amsterdam can be equally as divisive for its workers. Just like any other job, there are the good days and the bad days, and the mundane ones in between. According to Hella and

Articles  30 Sex Toys You Can Find At The Drugstore (Yes, Really)

30 Sex Toys You Can Find At The Drugstore (Yes, Really)

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Believe it or not, you can find plenty of sexy items at your local drugstore. Sure, they might not be what you’d call “luxurious,” but there’s something delightful about being able to pick up some cotton balls, toilet paper, and a sex toy all in the same errand. In honor of bargain-priced bullet vibes and store-brand massage oil, we’ve rounded up 30 of our favorite finds right here.

Beyond the items that are, you know, actual sex toys, we found quite a few products whose sexy uses require a little bit of imagination (and maybe also a sense of ad

Articles  Why Do We Kiss At Midnight On New Year's Eve?

Why Do We Kiss At Midnight On New Year’s Eve?

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If we were to point to one New Year’s Eve tradition that feels more like a requirement than anything else, it’s the midnight kiss. After all, it turns out that the “revelers” you see in Times Square every year are actually paid to swap spit.

We’re all adults here and can probably agree that one late-night kiss shouldn’t be such a big deal. But how did this kiss become the expected start to each year?

It’s believed that this custom began in Europe, <

Articles  Here's What You Need To Know In Order To Date A Royal

Here’s What You Need To Know In Order To Date A Royal

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In case you hadn’t heard, Prince Harry is currently taken — and by a pretty stellar lady, might we add.

While this certainly isn’t the first time Prince Harry has dated someone who isn’t a fellow royal or from a “noble” family, his relationship with actress Meghan Markle has alre

Articles  This Mom's Christmas Gift To Her Daughter Definitely Looks Like A Sex Toy

This Mom’s Christmas Gift To Her Daughter Definitely Looks Like A Sex Toy

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We’ve already pointed out that sex toys are easily mistaken for SFW items, like kitchen appliances and pool accessories, but one Twitter user showed us that it can go both ways. This past Christmas, 18-year-old Shelby Donovan mistook an innocent gift from her mother for something much more adult.

Donovan shared photos of s

Articles  People With This Astrological Sign Were More Likely To Have Cheated This Year

People With This Astrological Sign Were More Likely To Have Cheated This Year

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Sure, our horoscopes are interesting to read, but do our signs really reflect our specific habits and proclivities? That may be nearly impossible to tell — perhaps because there isn’t actually any science behind any of this — but that doesn’t mean it’s not fun to try. In fact, one infidelity app found a few interesting links between horoscopes and cheating patterns.

Victoria Milan, a dating app specifically for extramarital affairs and anonymous hookups, used its user data to determine the sign that was most li

Articles  30 Of The Funniest Things That Have Ever Happened During Sex

30 Of The Funniest Things That Have Ever Happened During Sex

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If there’s one thing that feels better than an orgasm, it’s probably laughter. That’s why sex becomes extra special when something undeniably hilarious happens.

Sex can often be fun, but what makes sex actually fun ny? Knowing how candid people tend to get on Reddit, we visited the site to find out what real people cite as their funniest sex stories. And, as we expected, they did not disappoint. From spontaneous bodily sounds to unexpected fluids to a couple of way-too-friendly pets, these stories put our own sexual crack-ups to shame.

If you’ve ever had an awkward moment or surpr

Articles  How Big Is The Average Clitoris?

How Big Is The Average Clitoris?

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In the years that Londa Schiebinger has been teaching a class on sexuality at Stanford, she has noted that “most” of her male students “can tell you the length and diameter of their penis, both flaccid and erect.” Meanwhile, her female students tend to have “no idea” how big their clitoris is, nor of the variation in size of the clitoris among women. When the magazine Science published an article titled “How Big Is the Average Penis?” in 2015, it remained among the most popular articles on their website for months.

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Articles  This Dad Totally Got It When His Daughter Asked For A Pride Flag For Christmas

This Dad Totally Got It When His Daughter Asked For A Pride Flag For Christmas

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When Dakotah Whitcomb asked her father for a pride flag for Christmas, she didn’t have high hopes. “I just assumed I probably wasn’t going to get one because it was so last-minute,” she Articles  This Woman Won Her Breakup In The Best Way After Her Fiancé Dumped Her Via Text

This Woman Won Her Breakup In The Best Way After Her Fiancé Dumped Her Via Text

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Brenna Clanton’s experience with heartbreak may be a cautionary tale for anyone thinking about breaking up with their partner via text message right befor

Articles  The Lovely Reason Sex Gets More Satisfying As You Age

The Lovely Reason Sex Gets More Satisfying As You Age

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Despite what the media might have us believe, sexuality isn’t just something enjoyed by young people. Many continue to have active sex lives later in life — and exciting ones at that, according to a study in the Journal of Sexual Research.

Researchers from the University of Minnesota and Stony Brook University analyzed data from 6,278 people collected between 1995 and 2013 for the Midlife in the United States study.

While the quality of people’s sex lives did decline as they got older, this wasn’t always

Articles  5 signs your ex wants you back, but should you do anything?

5 signs your ex wants you back, but should you do anything?

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Tell me. Has this ever happened to you? You wake up in the middle of the night, roll over, check your phone and see this:cell

No Caller ID? That must be your ex, right? You are filled with excitement. You believe they want you back. You are ecstatic. You have hope. YOU ARE LOVING LIFE.

Your inner voice starts to say, “What do they want? Why did they call? I knew they would call.”

You go to work/school thrilled that morning. You start asking your friends what the meaning could be behind all of this?

“Why did she call me? If that mea

Articles  30 Sex "Rules" For People In Long-Term Relationships

30 Sex “Rules” For People In Long-Term Relationships

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No matter how many dozens of Netflix-and-chill nights you and your long-term partner have had together, there’s something that keeps you tuning in for more. But just as individuals age and change over time, the same goes for your sex life: What turned you on when you first made it Facebook official might not be the same for you now.

Experts say that the key to a happy, fulfilling sex life with a long-term S.O. is changing things up and making your own new sex “rules” as you go along. But of course, these “rules” aren’t hard and fast, and they don’t stay stagnant; they grow and change with your relationshi

Articles  32 Gifts For The New Mom In Your Life — That Are NOT For Her Baby

32 Gifts For The New Mom In Your Life — That Are NOT For Her Baby

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They say having a baby changes everything. But does it? Yes, a new mom is bound to be a sleepier, more forgetful, slightly crankier — and, if she’s a birth mother, a sore and waddling and possibly pee-sneezing — version of her former self. But does having a baby make her relinquish all her former opinions, habits, and interests? Will she suddenly become a vegan, or vote Republican (please, not this year, think of the children), or decide she is no longer extremely excited for the Gilmore Girls reunion series? Of course not. She is the same person she always was. She just has a new, cute/loud, important, very expensive new person

Articles  These Are The Real Kama Sutra Sex Positions

These Are The Real Kama Sutra Sex Positions

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A few thousand years ago, when Indian writer Vatsyayana was putting pen to paper and writing the text that would be known as the Kama Sutra, he couldn’t have foreseen the impact that his work would have on the world. In the modern era, the words “Kama Sutra” are a synonym for sex. A number of outlets have used “Kama Sutra” to signify “crazy ways to do it,” from the (very earnest) Cosmo Kama Sutra to the (highly unaut

Articles  Forget Vibrators — THIS is The Sex Toy You Need

Forget Vibrators — THIS is The Sex Toy You Need

Kudos To >> http://www.refinery29.com/2016/12/133798/womens-sex-toys-clitoral-stimulation-suction?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss Tell someone you’re buying a sex toy, and chances are good they’ll assume you mean one thing, and one thing only: a vibrator. Though vibrators are hardly the only pleasure product on offer — dildos, butt plugs, cock rings, masturbation sleeves, and kink toys routinely line the aisles of sex toy…

Articles  22 Sexts To Send To Your Partner Now

22 Sexts To Send To Your Partner Now

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Illustrated by: Abbie Winters

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that sexting can be great for your relationship. Whether you’ve been in a relationship for a while or you’re just starting something new, sending flirty, dirty messages is a great way to spice things up and keep them fresh — especially if you and your partner are long-distance.

If you’re not sure how to start (or continue) a sexting session, though, it can be difficult to overcome the initial awkwardness. That’s wh

Articles  Think No One Would Go To A Real-Life Westworld? Think Again

Think No One Would Go To A Real-Life Westworld? Think Again

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Sex between humans and machines isn’t just a possibility in Westworld anymore. Robots are getting more and more realistic, and according to research presented at the Love and Sex with Robots conference in London this week, people want to take advantage of that.

“We react towards computers and machines as we do with human beings,” explained researcher Jessica M. Szczuka, according to

Articles  26 Steamy Sex Games For Very Playful Nights

26 Steamy Sex Games For Very Playful Nights

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There are plenty of ways to shake up your sex life, whether it’s by trying out a new sex toy or consulting the Kama Sutra. But what if you’re in an especially playful mood? That’s where sex games come in. You’re probably familiar with some of them — sexy truth or dare, dirty dice — but have you ever given a sensory-play card game or a role-playing app a whirl?

Whether you’re looking to try something new with a long-term S.O. or getting adventurous with a ne

Articles  33 Gifts For The Badass Feminists In Your Life

33 Gifts For The Badass Feminists In Your Life

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Badass feminist friends are, arguably, the best kind of friends. And that means badass feminist gifts are, arguably, the best kind of gifts.

While we know that feminism is so much more than wearing a “The Future Is Female” T-shirt or writing in a “feminist rants” notebook, wearing your opinions on your sleeve (literally) can be a great way to feel powerful and start conversations with like-minded people. And outwardly paying homage to gender equality might even encourage your uninitiated friends and acquaintances to pick your brain on the topic.

So, if you are lucky eno

Articles  Lose Yourself in a Journey through Montreal Nightlife

Lose Yourself in a Journey through Montreal Nightlife

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Lose Yourself in a Journey through Montreal Nightlife

  With its French-inflicted charm and also the most dynamic entertainment, Montreal is famous for its vibrant nightlife. People travel here from all over the world just to have a taste of the nightlife...

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Articles  Why Do We All Turn Into Our Teenage Selves When We Go Home For The Holidays?

Why Do We All Turn Into Our Teenage Selves When We Go Home For The Holidays?

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Even though Jamie is nearly 30 years old, once a year, she reverts to behaving like an adolescent.

“When I go home for the holidays, it feels like I never left. My mom still nags at me about my weight, and my older sister still competes with me for our parents’ approval,” said Jamie. “Last Christmas Eve, as I reached for a piece of pecan pie, my mom rolled her eyes and criticized me for eating ‘carbs.’ I got so frustrated that I pushed away my plate, stomped upstairs and hid in what used to be my childhood bedroom, because I couldn’t ta

Articles  This Tweetstorm About Two Cafe Employees Is The Holiday Romance Story We All Need

This Tweetstorm About Two Cafe Employees Is The Holiday Romance Story We All Need

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Imagine a world where the famous card scene from Love Actually resulted in the blossoming of a romantic relationship. Now imagine if their story ended with a little more than a chaste “thank-you” kiss.

That’s the Christmas miracle that one Twitter user witnessed at a café on Saturday afternoon. (Okay, maybe not exactly, but we couldn’t resist the chance to reference Love Actually.)

Over the weekend, Twitter user Jerry h

Articles  This Woman Had The Best Reaction When She Witnessed A Public Proposal

This Woman Had The Best Reaction When She Witnessed A Public Proposal

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Gaze upon the photo above and feel the warmth of 1,000 suns. When Jessica Rodriguez proposed to her partner at the Art Institute of Chicago, one very surprised — and very happy — woman was there to witness the joyous occas

Articles  'Tis The Season For Christmas-Related Porn

‘Tis The Season For Christmas-Related Porn

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If you’ve been on the internet for as long as we have, you know that there is porn for everything. While most of us probably enjoy porn in the comfort and privacy of our own bedrooms, that doesn’t mean that external events don’t influence what we watch.

For instance, holidays tend to bring out a little more festiveness in our porn-watching habits. When Halloween rolled around, we were all really into pumpkins and zombies; by the time Articles  This IUD Ornament Will Complete Your Christmas Tree

This IUD Ornament Will Complete Your Christmas Tree

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If you’re still looking for that one ornament to complete your Christmas tree this year, consider your search over.

Thanks to Nasty Or Nice, you can now buy an ornament with a mini-IUD inside of it.

The ornament is just one part of the lineup of birth control-related decorations Nasty or Nice is offering; other ornaments include one with an implant, a ring, and a tongue-in-cheek sterilization knot.

Nasty or Nice, a part of the NOW-NYC advocacy group, is an organization dedicated to women’s reproductive rights. And

Articles  You'll Soon Be Able To Own Heated Lube Dispensers

You’ll Soon Be Able To Own Heated Lube Dispensers

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Cold lube sounds like the absolute worst Mad Libs answer, but in the winter time, it’s a reality for couples who are just trying to get steamy. You could wait and warm it up in your hands, buy a Articles  30 Ways To Have The Most Amazing Messy Sex, Ever

30 Ways To Have The Most Amazing Messy Sex, Ever

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As the Bloodhound Gang reminded us in its hit 1999 song, we “ain’t nothing but mammals.” That doesn’t just mean we’re warm-blooded and feed our young during gestation — it also means that, whether we like it or not, we produce a lot of fluids. Most of the time, we keep that fact relatively secret, but it’s harder to hide during sex. From squirting to ejaculation and menstrual blood, there are plenty of liquids that can make sex a big, old mess. So why not embrace it?

Articles  A Raw Glimpse Into The Emotional Lives Of Transgender Women

A Raw Glimpse Into The Emotional Lives Of Transgender Women

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Watch The Trailer For Shatterbox Anthology’s: The Convention

Every spring since 1989, the annual Esprit conference brings together transgender women in their 50s, 60s, and 70s from all over the country. For this one week in Port Angeles, WA, attendees share their stories with one another and build a community through workshops, social activities, and self-discovery.

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Should You Wait Until After The Holidays To Break Up With Your S.O.?

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Illustrated by Anna Sudit.

This story was originally published on December 17, 2014.

Breakups suck, no matter the time of year. The holiday season, though, has its own magical way of making a rough patch feel unbearable. Blame the twinkly lights and mistletoe and happy, hand-holding couples — whatever the reason, if you’re not totally sold on your S.O., it can suddenly become tempting to cut ties and finish out the year alone.

If you’re worried about looking cruel or hurting the other pers

Articles  32 Sexy, Non-Cringeworthy Gifts To Buy With Your Partner

32 Sexy, Non-Cringeworthy Gifts To Buy With Your Partner

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Mastering the art of giving “sexy” gifts is not something that comes easily to most. Well, alright, it doesn’t come easily to me or anyone I’ve ever dated. The first time I ever attempted a present of the R-rated variety was in high school, when I went to Spencer’s Gifts (not a great start) and bought a pair of fluffy, cherry-red handcuffs. Once I mustered up the courage to hand them over to my then-boyfriend — still in their Spencer’s bag and several days after his birthday — he promptly snapped them onto his own wrists with excitement.

“Oh,” I

Articles  These Women Chased Off An Armed Robber With Sex Toys

These Women Chased Off An Armed Robber With Sex Toys

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We all know how great sex toys can be for, well, your sex life. But who knew that they could also help fight crime?

When two sex shop employees were confronted by a robber demanding money, they fought him off by yelling and throwing sex toys at him to run him out of the store, reports ABC 7. And if that sounds too good to be true, the incident was caught on surveillance tape so that you can see for yourself.

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Articles  The Sex Toys You Didn't Know You Needed

The Sex Toys You Didn’t Know You Needed

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We’re great fans of accessorizing in the bedroom. Au naturel stimulation is wonderful, but sex toys can do things that people just can’t. The sex toy industry is now attracting an impressive $15 billion a year in global sales, and with a plethora of clever products at a range of prices on the market, we’re spoiled for choice. This also means that smart shopping can be tricky.

To help you cut through the noise, we’re curating a roundup of some of our favorite picks. We’ve got you covered with everything from

Articles  A Big Raise Doesn't Do Very Much For Your Mental Health

A Big Raise Doesn’t Do Very Much For Your Mental Health

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A version of this article originally appeared on Shape.

A new report published this week is just the reminder we needed about maintaining a work/life balance. Its findings suggest some surprising things about the true source of happiness and life satisfaction — namely that an influx of cash isn’t the joy-bringer we might expect it to be.

Related: Not ‘Liking’ Photos On Instagram Could Be Making You Depressed

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Articles  These Sex Positions Will Prove To You That Bigger Isn’t Necessarily Better

These Sex Positions Will Prove To You That Bigger Isn’t Necessarily Better

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When it comes to penises, we’re often told that bigger is better — but in reality, that’s far from the truth. In fact, studies suggest that, other than than a boost in confidence, larger penises don’t afford the men who have them with any extra prowess in the bedroom.

And confidence? Well, that can be learned.

The truth is, no matter what someone’s penis size, creativity and a willingness to experiment can be ke

Articles  10 Types Of Sexual Coercion We Don't Talk About Enough

10 Types Of Sexual Coercion We Don’t Talk About Enough

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While sexual assault can take on many different forms, the one thing that remains the same is that assault is never a survivor’s fault — including instances in which assault occurs in a relationship.

Even so, sexual violence isn’t always easy to recognize. While most of us understand rape as any instance that involves penetration without consent, what’s more ambiguous is what a partner might feel obliged or forced to do in sexual relationships.

Cameka Crawford, chief communica

Articles  These Are The Names You're Most Likely To Swipe Right On

These Are The Names You’re Most Likely To Swipe Right On

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Is there such a thing as an attractive name? When it comes to online dating, personal preference is of course a huge factor, but apparently, people with certain names might just have more luck than others.

Okay, so you probably wouldn’t date someone solely based on their name. But according to Tinder, there are particular names that might make you more likely to swipe right. The dating app has released a list of the most right-swiped names in the U.S. in 2016, and it is fascinating.

Again, names are of course not the be-all, end-all of dating,

Articles  As Many As 10 Million People May Have Been Victims Of Revenge Porn

As Many As 10 Million People May Have Been Victims Of Revenge Porn

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Photographed by Rockie Nolan.

Despite high-profile cases of celebrity photo “hacks,” most recently Maisie Williams, and a lot of conversations about “revenge porn” (remember Is Anyone Up?), we still don’t have a good idea of how common the threat of releasing private photos really is. But in a new survey of the problem, researchers found that 4% of internet users in the U.S. — or about 10 million people — may have b

Articles  These Could Change Your Sex Life Forever

These Could Change Your Sex Life Forever

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This article was originally published on April 2, 2015 and has been updated throughout.

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