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I’ve had my fair share of serious committed relationships, casual sex, short-lived romances and friends with benefits. A recurring staple in my dating game, however, has been the “Almost Boyfriend.” Of all my dating tragedies, heartbreaks and hookup-fails, the curse of the almost-boyfriend has always hurt the most. These pseudo-relationships sting the deepest because they feign real commitment and keep those of us that want more, perpetually deprived. It’s no mystery that  countless men and women suffer from commitment-phobia, but with a burgeoning hook-up culture and growing anti-monogamy sentiment this phobia is growing into a full-blown lifestyle choice. Almost relationships of varying degrees are becoming more and more common as less people are opting to settle down with one person for the real deal.

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Screen Shot 2015-06-09 at 3.01.05 PMEveryone wants a healthy hoo-hoo. When it comes to vaginal health, there is something of a buzz-word that has been circulating the conversation. It seems to always be a factor, a concern, and a topic of interest when learning about the well-being of your vajayjay. I’m talking about (drumroll, please…)

VAGINAL pH!!!

The omnipresent component to keeping your clam happy. The thing that every women’s magazine, feminine product, and girl-part girl talk session alludes to. If your vaginal pH is thrown off balance, you may be rendering yourself victim to odor, irritation, infections and at the very least, bruised ego. So let’s break it down, piece by piece and finally crack this pH code.

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HAPPY MASTURBATION MONTH!

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The month of May is a very special one.  It sits between the spring and summer, the weather is beautiful, flowers are blooming, and we all appreciate our mothers a little bit extra.  Something most people do not know about marvelous May however, is that it is International Masturbation Month!  Self-love is in the air! Everyone thinks about it, most of us do it, but how many of us celebrate the sensational act of solo sex?  The answer: NOT ENOUGH!  There are so many wonderful things about self-stimulation to be happy about! Our friends at AdamandEve.com have provided a couple very interesting infographics highlighting some very interesting statistics and facts about chokin’ the chicken and flickin’ the bean.

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Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 5.01.54 PMFEMALE RESIDENTS OF CHINA, HEED THIS WARNING! If you happen to be dating a charming, suave, perhaps a little penniless gentleman from Changsha with the surname Yuan, you might not be the only one!  There’s an irresistible Lover-man cruising around Changsha and word on the street is he’s got AT LEAST 17 girlfriends!  Avert your eyes from his lovelorn gaze!  Avoid the mellifluous music of his flirts and pick-up lines! Beware all prospective new mates! There’s a big time cheater on the loose!

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Screen Shot 2015-04-12 at 1.40.34 PMIn a recent interview with NewScientist, A Psychologist in Massachusetts suggested the idea that sex drive does not actually exist.  Her name is Emily (imagine that!) Nagoski and she is the director of Wellness Education at Smith College and has a PhD in health behavior.

Merriam-Webster defines a “drive” as

an urgent, basic, or instinctual need :  a motivating physiological condition of an organism <a sexual drive>

of the word! It must exist! Dictionaries don’t lie, right? Nagoski’s reason for purporting such a seemingly obvious falsehood is that:

a drive is a motivational system to deal with life-or-death issues, like hunger or being too cold. You’re not going to die if you don’t have sex.”

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