As any serial dater knows, a first date is hit or miss. It can be stars-in-your-eyes fantastic, utterly obnoxious, or just plain bland. Unless you stalked them on Facebook prior to your first encounter, you have nothing to gauge the potential success of each date besides that first impression. However, no amount of social media sleuthing will ever be able to determine whether your date will be marvelous or miserable. Unfortunately for me, my dating experiences lie more in the blah than in the breathtaking. Here’s a look at my worst date ever.
Once you settle into a long term relationship, sex becomes a whole compilation of “go-to” moves. You know what spots to hit and where to hit them, you’ve got your positions down pat. It makes sex easy—effortless, actually!
But the longer you’re with your partner, the more likely you are to end up lodged in an unintended sexual stalemate. The idea of revamping your sex life can be a little overwhelming, depending on just how stuck in a rut you and your partner are.
When it comes to giving your sex life a spring cleaning, don’t feel like you have to become a completely different person in the bedroom; remember they’re with you for a reason! There’s comfort in the familiar. But just because it ain’t broke doesn’t mean it couldn’t be tweaked a little bit here and there, in order to become even better.
Every man has a moment in their life where they realize something that changes their life forever: yeah, masturbation is cool and all, but it could be SO MUCH BETTER.
For me, this epiphany happened two years ago when I received my first Fleshlight. It completely changed the way I thought about masturbation and pleasure. Everything I knew about self-love could fit in the palm of my right hand—and sometimes the left hand, you know, for a little variety…
Anyway, the Fleshlight opened up a whole new world for me: the magical world of sex toys. Continue Reading
Although I don’t remember the first time I stumbled across porn, I was definitely very young and quite uninformed. I’m sure I had but one stray pube, and was most likely beginning to struggle with my sexuality. At the time, porn served as entertainment, really. I didn’t even masturbate to it because, in all honesty, I had no clue what was going on.
Nonetheless, it became a bit of a hobby of mine. And because all the boys at school were talking about it, I felt like I was part of the cool kids’ club. It was fun and innocent (kind of) at the time, but none us thought these images of porn gods and goddesses would skew our perception of the realities of sex.
Porn was our instructional manual, and until sex education came along (or didn’t come along, as the case may be) it was the only source of information we had. Continue Reading
It’s that time of year again! The time when that cutie pie Cupid makes his rounds, leaving a trail of romance — and I think we all know what happens next. Restaurants get packed, giant teddy bears sell out like hotcakes and, come Valentine’s Eve, clothes will be coming off.
These lovely traditions were once necessary ingredients for the perfect V-Day, but these days, it seems like the majority of people are cooking up their plans from scratch… That is, if they’re not saying “screw it” and ordering out. The holiday just isn’t as impressive as it used to be. Now it seems like the day of love is bringing nothing but stress, heartache and the inevitable heartburn that follows the entire box of fudge you ate.
Couples everywhere have been haunted by images of what the traditional, monogamous relationship should look like. You know, boy meets girl, they fall in love, stay together forever and have babies; The End.
While this idea reflects the majority of relationships out there, it isn’t the only option. An alternative, known as an open relationship, has existed alongside monogamous relationships for quite some time now. Continue Reading
Our grandparents might disagree with the practice of online dating and tell us the best way to meet a soulmate is the old-school way. Most people from early generations met their life partners at school, work or through family and friends. Of course, some of us still meet dates this way, but technology has altered the game drastically. We can now make connections with strangers from the comfort of our beds, change our relationship status in one click and communicate interest with a few strategic Instagram “likes”. Continue Reading
We like to think that labels don’t matter, but every recurring casual hook-up reaches a point where its participants have to “define the relationship”. Are you on the road to exclusive dating bliss? Are you better off keeping it casual? Or do you fall into that complicated gray area we like to call friends with benefits? If your situation most closely resembles option 3, then defining the relationship is just the beginning… Continue Reading
The new year is always a good time to evaluate who you’ve become and who you want to be. We get a clean slate to make new goals and do the things we’ve been procrastinating for far too long. Maybe this is the year that you finally ask your girlfriend to move in, get out of that toxic relationship or stop drinking every Taco Tuesday away. Truly, anything is possible… Well, sort of.
It’s no secret that the majority of resolutions get dropped after a couple of months, never to be picked up again. Many people will give up, accepting that it’s just not going to happen, but did you ever stop to think that maybe the problem is actually the goals we’re setting for ourselves? Continue Reading
They say that seeing is believing, but my eyes haven’t always had my back when it comes to finding love. As soon as I see a potential match online, the expectations and daydreams follow while my focus begins to fade away. You would think that people on Tinder only post accurate pictures and legit bios, but that’s not always the case. My last date, for example, turned into an awful, yet highly entertaining episode of Catfish. Let’s just say I didn’t find the best catch of the evening.
I know we can trick our minds to look beyond appearances, but you can’t fake chemistry. Love is blind, after all. Sometimes you need to call upon those other senses to help guide you toward satisfaction! Continue Reading