relationships

Here's The Best Masturbation Tip For You, Based On Your Sign

Masturbation is a sure thing, especially if you're in tune enough with your body to know exactly what you want and how to get yourself there. When you masturbate, you don't have to worry about STIs, accidental pregnancies, and last I checked, no sex…
By Amanda Chatel

What To Do During The Holidays If You’re Not Religious But Your Family Is

While getting the chance to spend downtime with family is a bright spot throughout the holidays for many people, that extra time with relatives can feel like an ominous task for others. You may be able to avoid tense or awkward conversations…
By Sanam Yar

How I Cope With Grief Over The Holidays After My Grandma's Death

“Nat, if you run down the hall, you can still catch him,” my 93-year-old grandma said to me from her hospital bed. “Who?” I asked. “My new doctor,” she said. “He’s a very good-looking young man. He reminds me of my George Clooney.” She had a thing…
By Natalia Lusinski

7 Odd Things That Prove Your Partner Is Your Person, According To Science

When you're looking for a love that lasts, you're really looking to find your "person." As Kelli Tellier, dating and relationship expert at WhatsYourPrice, tells Bustle, your person is essentially your soulmate. "They’re more than a best friend or a…
By Kristine Fellizar

7 Weird Changes That Happen In Your Brain When You Get Into A Relationship

Getting into a relationship is exciting, and it's a time filled with many changes, with couples experiencing everything from new emotions to a different routine. If you feel like you're even thinking and experiencing things differently, it's not…
By Carina Wolff

People Who Have These 11 Careers Are Most Likely To Get Divorced

While no married couple is immune to divorce, there are many factors that can increase the chances of a couple untying the knot, including the field spouses happens to work in. According to an analysis of U.S. Census Data from career website Zippia,…
By Carolyn Steber

Why You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Not Giving Gifts This Holiday Season

Giving and receiving gifts during the holiday season is such an integral part of our culture that the idea of not exchanging holiday gifts might seem unthinkable — especially if you worry about being perceived as a holiday-hating figure like the…
By Laken Howard

Gaslighting Actually Has These Serious Criminal Consequences & It's Time People Knew

How many times have you sat and listened to a friend talk about a partner who is flirting with other people, acting inappropriately on nights out, cheating, or messaging other people behind their back. When your friend calls them out they get the…
By Alice Broster

You Should Know Your Partner's Answers To These 7 Hard Questions After A Year Together

One of the best parts about dating someone new is getting to discover who they truly are. While the first year of your relationship is meant to be fun and exciting, experts say it's also a very crucial time. It's important to know your partner's…
By Kristine Fellizar

17 Sex Toys That Make Amazing Gifts For Your Partner — And You, Too

If you're desperately trying to pick out the perfect gift for that special someone, you shouldn't discount buying a sex toys as a gift this holiday season. Whether you've used a toy before or not, they're a great level-up for your sex life, no…
By Lea Rose Emery

This Is What People May Perceive As Untrustworthy About You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

It's possible for anyone to seem untrustworthy at times, but especially so when you have certain personality traits working against you, which might be the case when you take your zodiac sign into account. Because for each sign, there are a few…
By Carolyn Steber

What To Do If Your Partner's Parents Are Visiting Over The Holidays — And You Don't Like Them

The holiday season is normally is associated with family — but it's not always your own family that you're dealing with. If you're in a serious relationship, there's a good chance you're going to be spending some time around your partner's family —…
By Lea Rose Emery

17 Gift Ideas For Your Partner That You Can Actually Afford

Choosing a holiday gift for a partner can be tough. Not only are there so many different options out there, but it can be tricky to tell what the gift-giving expectations are within your relationship. "As you prepare for the holidays, it’s a good…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Signs Your Partner Is Taking You For Granted Because Of Their Ex

While bad habits can be picked up anywhere, if your partner is taking you for granted, it may be something they learned from their ex — especially if their ex did the same to them, or let your partner take advantage of them as well. It may be a bad…
By Carolyn Steber

5 Zodiac Signs That'll Be The Most Open To Love In 2019

With the new year comes new opportunities for love, not only because life feels like it gets a fresh start, but because there are astrological changes happening that can bring certain zodiac signs good luck — including serendipitous encounters and…
By Carolyn Steber

5 Things To Think About During Sex To Turn Yourself On

When you're looking to increase sexual desire or sensation, people might tell you things like "shut your mind off," as if it were that simple. But for most people, it's not. Unless you're a meditation master, you're going to think about something,…
By Suzannah Weiss

"Cloutlighting" Is The New Gross AF Social Media Trend That You're Not Missing Out On

What would you do for likes and shares? Steal some of your partner’s food? Trick them into thinking their pet has died? Put them in a position of harm whilst filming them in distress? Prank videos are hot online and whilst some are light hearted, an…
By Alice Broster

7 Surprisingly Intimate Questions That'll Take Your Connection With Your Partner To The Next Level

If you and your partner are looking to take your connection to the next level, being open and vulnerable with each other is key. When you're able to do that, it's easier for you to build emotional intimacy in your relationship. Asking the right…
By Kristine Fellizar

13 Sex Toys To Give Your Partner For The Holidays If They're New To Using Them

Now that the holidays are nearly upon us, 'tis the season for gift shopping — something that's typically much more fun in theory than it is in practice. As easy as shopping for yourself might be, the pressure to find the 'perfect' gift for everyone…
By Laken Howard

7 Playful Questions To Ask Your Partner That Can Actually Reveal A Lot

If you've been with your partner for a long time, it's easy to assume that you know everything there is to know about them. But the truth is, there's always something new to learn. If you feel like you've exhausted all the typical questions you can…
By Kristine Fellizar