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

9 Things You Should Know About Loving a Pisces

So you’re dating a Pisces? Well, aren’t you lucky – we’re actually pretty great. (Sorry, Pisces tend to be confident). If you have been around one of us for long enough, I’m sure you’ll find the following realties to be true. Keep reading to know what it’s truly like to be with a Pisces. …read more

85 Types of Kisses Everyone Should Experience at Least Once

This Summer, maybe you’ll get lucky enough to have the kiss of a lifetime. To give you an idea of what you should be doing this season, we bring you some of our favorite kissing GIFs – from sweet and innocent to hot and heavy – for every relationship status. Think of it as your kiss bucket…read more

179 of the Sexiest, Sweetest Books of 2015 (So Far)

Books and Summer go together like piña coladas and little umbrellas, and we’re serving up enough hot new reads to fill a suitcase for whatever warm-weather vacation you have on the horizon. Here are 179 books we’ve included in our monthly book club roundups (plus some additions). Steamy, sweet, and everything in between, these novels…read more

35 Secrets to Marriage Success

For many married couples, falling in love and saying “I do” was the easy part. Living happily ever after is the part that takes a whole lot of work. My family history doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to the vow “until death do us part.” My parents divorced when I was…read more

What Do Pregnancy Dreams Mean?

Whether you tend to remember your dreams or not, having a dream about being pregnant is pretty unforgettable. I’m sure you can relate to that panicky feeling, where you suddenly wake up and reach for your belly just to make sure. That kind of dream is so vivid that for a split second, you’re not…read more

How to Be the Ultimate Maid of Honor

Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s look at the big picture. The maid of honor’s primary purpose falls under three major categories: support the bride, manage the bridesmaids, and be available. Good organizational and communication skills are a plus, but a positive attitude is a must! Supporting the bride means keeping her as stress…read more

See 16 Disney Princesses and Heroines as Real Women – It’s Beautiful!

Disney princesses are undeniably beautiful, but their good looks are admittedly a bit unrealistic outside of the context of their imaginary universes. But what would they look like if they were part of our own world? Artist and graphic design student Jirka Väätäinen used Photoshop to envision what the Disney princesses would look like if…read more

This Romantic Wedding Is Your Ultimate Inspiration For a Spring Ceremony

How do you even begin to describe such a dreamy wedding? Polinas and Robertas chose to tie the knot at Litchfield Plantation on Pawley’s Island, SC. The couple invited just 10 guests all from different countries; they also incorporated their Russian and Ukrainian traditions into their big day. Polinas’s mother brought the bride a traditional…read more

This Romantic Wedding Is Your Ultimate Inspiration For a Spring Ceremony

How do you even begin to describe such a dreamy wedding? Polinas and Robertas chose to tie the knot at Litchfield Plantation on Pawley’s Island, SC. The couple invited just 10 guests all from different countries; they also incorporated their Russian and Ukrainian traditions into their big day. Polinas’s mother brought the bride a traditional…read more

The Ultimate Dating Bucket List

Traveling is good for the mind, soul, and heart. There are plenty of ways to spice up your relationship with your significant other, but some of the best memories are made when you both leave your comfort zones and try something completely new. There’s something exciting about dates that are more adventurous than your average…read more