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People In This Colombian Town Were Told To Avoid Sex In The Afternoon Because It's So Hot Out

This being August and all, most people in most states will find themselves uncomfortably hot: Temperatures hover in the 80s and 90s throughout much of the country, and in New York City, stepping out your door feels like stepping into a giant,…
By Claire Lampen

7 Ways To Make New Relationship Energy Last Long-Term

It's commonly said that the early stages of a relationship are the best. In many cases, it's true. There really is nothing like new relationship energy. But the age-old question is, how do you make it last? If you're not too familiar with it, the…
By Kristine Fellizar

6 Surprising Reasons You Might Want To Use Female Condom

When you hear the word “condom,” most people picture a latex sheath that rolls down over the head of the penis. That’s a “male condom” or, more accurately, an “external condom.” But did you know there’s another kind of condom? It’s commonly called a…
By Emma McGowan

7 Things From The Past You Should Tell Your Partner About Vs. 3 You Shouldn't

While it may feel like you need to reveal each and every one of your secrets in order to have a healthy relationship, it's actually OK to be discerning when it comes to what you do and don't tell your partner — especially if the information is…
By Carolyn Steber

This Adult Site Launched A Fund To Help Woman-Identifying Filmmakers Get You Off

Sometimes, mainstream porn feels like a boys' club: Movies made mostly for and often by men, despite the fact that women like a little adult entertainment, too. A 2015 Marie Claire survey of 3,000 readers found that 30 percent watched porn on a…
By Claire Lampen

7 Signs They’re Your Soulmate, Based On How They Treat You In Public

A lot can be said about what happens in a relationship behind closed doors. But the way couples act when they're out and about can be a major indicator of the love connection between two people as well. Many of the signs of a strong relationship can…
By Eva Taylor Grant

7 Times It’s OK For Your Partner To Be Friends With Their Ex & 7 Times It’s Definitely Not

While it's natural to jump to conclusions and assume the worst if your partner is friends with their ex, it's important to keep in mind that many people remain friends after a breakup — in a perfectly healthy, mature, and respectable way. "There’s…
By Carolyn Steber

Here's How To Get Over An "Almost Relationship", According To Experts

When we talk about relationships, we normally think in terms of long-term partners — maybe even spouses. For it to be serious or significant, we sometimes feel like we have to be able to put a certain label on it. But the truth is, there are some…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Ultimatums That Are Actually Healthy In Relationships, According to Experts

Ultimatums get a bad rap more often than not, especially in the context of relationships. They're considered unfair, unhealthy, and unjust. However, that's not always the case. In fact, sometimes, ultimatums, in some cases, can lead to healthy…
By Lauren Dana

If Your Partner Can't Say These 7 Things About Their Ex, They’re Still Hung Up On Them

Nobody wants to invest their time into a relationship with someone who's just counting down the days until their ex decides they want them back. So how can you tell if your partner is still hung up on an ex? According to experts, listen closely to…
By Kristine Fellizar

What Will Excite Your Partner About Your Relationship Again, Based On Their Zodiac Sign

At some point in your relationship, you'll likely hit a point where things become comfortable. Sometimes it may become too comfortable, and things may feel routine and boring. If you've reached that point in your relationship and you're looking to…
By Kristine Fellizar

9 STIs That You Definitely Didn't Learn About In Sex Ed

Gonorrhea. Chlamydia. Herpes. HPV. Those are the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that people talk about a lot. When you go for your annual checkup, those are the ones they’re checking for. They’re the ones you learn about the most in sex ed;…
By Emma McGowan

Yes, You Can Be Allergic To Your Partner's Semen — Here Are The Signs

Have you noticed a burning, itching, swelling sensation in your genitals after sex? Or maybe on your hands or around your mouth? Your first thought probably goes to STIs, but if your partner has a penis, it's possible you could have a semen allergy.…
By Emma McGowan

10 Weird Habits Serial Cheaters Are More Likely To Have Vs. One-Time Cheaters

Catching your partner cheating is one of the most painful things that you can experience in a relationship. Unless you absolutely cannot get over the fact that your partner cheated, a one-time thing doesn't automatically have to mean the end. So how…
By Kristine Fellizar

This CDC Warning About Reusing Condoms Is More Important Than You Think

At roughly $1 per, condom costs can quickly add up — especially if you use them as your primary form of contraception, and especially if you have sex regularly. But please, please, do not wash condoms between uses. These are one-and-done items. And…
By Claire Lampen

4 Zodiac Signs With The Most Secure Attachment Styles In Relationships

When it comes to astrology, there's often a lot of focus on compatibility. But sometimes, the analysis stops there, and the question of how the relationship will actually unfold still remains. When trying to figure this out, it can be helpful to…
By Eva Taylor Grant

If Your Partner Says These 7 Things About Their Ex, They’ll Be A Loyal Partner To You

No matter how uncomfortable it may be, talking about exes is bound to happen at some point in your relationship. While hearing your partner say nothing but positive things about their ex can lead you towards some relationship-sabotaging thoughts,…
By Kristine Fellizar

4 Zodiac Signs That Are More Likely To Want Casual Relationships

Whether you're looking to find someone on the same page as you, or trying to sniff out if someone isn't being completely honest, it's natural to want to try to figure out who is most inclined towards casual relationships. And when you examine the…
By Eva Taylor Grant

The FDA Just Approved The First Birth Control App As A Form Of Contraception

On August 10, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the U.S.’s first birth control app as a form of contraception, Natural Cycles. It’s only available in the U.S. and in Europe, and is also the only digital method of birth control. Instead…
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Questions You Should Never Ask Your Partner About Their Ex

It's only natural to want to know about your partner's ex. After all, you might love your partner, and could be genuinely interested in their old life and the people who were in it. But it's always a good idea to think twice before asking your…
By Carolyn Steber