I Was a Virgin All Through College, and This Is How I Feel About It Now

Warning: some things discussed in this personal essay may be triggering to survivors of sexual assault. Most people are still surprised that I voluntarily stayed a virgin throughout college. Given some of the less forgiving stigmas and stereotypes about abstinence, I can definitely understand why. I’m not religious in any sense of the word, nor…read more

8 Perks of Having a Friend With Benefits

If there’s one thing millennials complain about the most, it’s dating. We live in an age where app culture is like glorified online shopping. We can be too quick to swipe left after seeing one picture and too quick to ghost after one date. Just like ordering Postmates, it’s easy to log onto the apps…read more

This Couple Got Married by Candlelight During the NYC Blackout, and It Looked SO Romantic

I’ve got a great story from the Great New York City Blackout of 2019.This couple was getting married at The Plaza. The lights went out during the wedding. They said their vows in the dark. No food; just candles.But they made the best of the situation and danced the night away. pic.twitter.com/0jT0MGJ6Mf – Emma G….read more

30 Hot Ideas For the Single Girl’s Summer Bucket List

There’s no better time to be a single gal than in the Summer – am I right? Just think of all the people waiting to be met and all the fun to be had. And forget needing a partner to enjoy the season – you can have the best time ever with friends or even…read more

This Photographer Transforms Photos of Couples Into Sexy and Surreal Works of Art

The Fourth festivities may be over, but these steamy photos bring the fireworks! Photographer Joan Carol is talented at capturing stunning, romantic moments on camera and transforming them into magical shots. He has a particular knack for showcasing the raw passion between couples in intimate moments, and his underwater and beach-set photos are truly spectacular…read more

This Couple Made a Beautiful Moroccan Pool Sexy and Sensual – Just Wait Until You See Their Chemistry

Romance, passion, and crazy love are just a few of the components that made a couple’s photo shoot in Marrakesh, Morocco, so utterly breathtaking. Caroline and her husband, Jacob, set the scene at a beautiful riad, a traditional Moroccan house or palace with a courtyard, and made the already dreamy location more romantic than ever….read more

Being Friends With Benefits Almost Never Works – Here's Why

The idea of having a friend with benefits sounds amazing. After all, it’s kind of the best of both worlds: you have a friendly companion with whom you can enjoy intimate experiences, yet you’re perfectly free to see other people, and you have no problematic conceptions of something happening long-term. What could possibly go wrong?…read more

Being Friends With Benefits Almost Never Works – Here’s Why

The idea of having a friend with benefits sounds amazing. After all, it’s kind of the best of both worlds: you have a friendly companion with whom you can enjoy intimate experiences, yet you’re perfectly free to see other people, and you have no problematic conceptions of something happening long-term. What could possibly go wrong?…read more

20 Lesbian Romances You Can Stream on Netflix

More than ever before, we’re seeing lesbian relationships represented in film and on television. Shown on the small screen this year, Elena from One Day at a Time, Emily from The Handmaid’s Tale, and Villanelle from Killing Eve are all queer women with wildly different stories. And recent movies like Booksmart and The Favourite feature…read more

Is It OK to Think About Your First Love When You're Married? Here's What an Expert Says

Even if you love your significant other more than anything, you’re still separate people with your own histories, memories, and relationships. And unless you married the first person you dated, your partner is probably not your first love. And that means that at one point in your life, someone else dominated your thoughts and feelings,…read more

11 Lessons We’ve Learned From Young Heroines in Literature

Many of the classic books from our school days, including To Kill a Mockingbird and A Wrinkle in Time, featured heroic young girls who inspired us growing up. Some of our favorite “kids’” books – that are just as relevant and enjoyable to read today – feature strong, multidimensional heroines who persevered despite being overlooked…read more

100+ Gifts Your Man Will Love (and Actually Use!)

Gift shopping for guys can be notoriously tricky. It’s easy to go the kitschy and cute route, but for the holidays, we want our man to have something meaningful, too. We’ve rounded up more than 100 gift ideas that range in price and theme, from fun cocktail glasses to beautiful leather accessories and bags. Take…read more

20 Gifts Your 20-Something Boyfriend Will Love

Giving presents to your significant other can be a real stressor, that’s why we’re here to be your holiday shopping spirit guide. Take a deep breath and open your Internet browser; it’s never too early to begin holiday shopping. If you’ve got a boyfriend in his 20s, we have a whole guide of gifts perfect…read more

12 Totally Inappropriate Elf on the Shelf Poses

First Bad Santa, now naughty elves? Turns out your beloved Elf on the Shelf isn’t as innocent as he appears. Here’s photographic proof that these 12 elves belong on the naughty list. Try not to be scarred for life. Source: Suger

Follow the (Zodiac) Signs to Great Sex

Even if you read your weekly horoscope for fun, you might roll your eyes at the concept of astrological compatibility. But what if great sex is written in the stars, and “hey baby, what’s your sign?” doesn’t deserve its corny reputation? I’m not saying that you should make major love and sex decisions based on…read more

12 Actors Who Have Bared All on Screen

It seems that male nudity makes both women and men uncomfortable, but we barely bat an eyelash when we see naked women in films (or on TV). And it’s no wonder we’re desensitized to female nudity: it’s practically a regular occurrence on the big screen, while we rarely get a chance to squirm in our…read more

10 Dos and Don'ts For Meeting the Parents

The holidays mean lots of family time, and if you have a significant other, you could be meeting his family for the first time over the Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, or Christmas dinner. Whether you’re in a serious relationship or dating someone new, meeting the family – especially the parents – can be nerve-wracking. Thankfully, with so…read more

10 Wedding Traditions Worth Borrowing

If you’re a bride-to-be who’s bored with the typical American wedding traditions, why not make your “something borrowed” a wedding custom from another culture? Every country has its own twist on matrimony, from the engagement to the ceremony to the bride and groom’s exit, so I’ve rounded up 10 traditions from around the world that…read more

These 2015 Romance Movies Will Pull at Your Heartstrings

Hilariously awkward high school relationships, forbidden love affairs, and period pieces with costumes that will take you back in time. This year promises to be a big year for both fresh love stories and re-created classics, and we can’t wait to see all of the romances unfold. Watch the trailers for 2015’s sweet, silly, and…read more