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The Way You Flirt Is the Way You Love

The Way You Flirt Is the Way You Love

Think flirting is all fun and games? A new study suggests there’s much more to it than that.

Research from the University of Kansas found that a person’s flirting style can predict success in the romance department.

“Knowing something about the way you communicate attraction says something about challenges you might have had in your past dating life,” lead author Jeffrey Hall, an assistant professor in communication studies, told Reuters. “Hopefully, this awareness can help people avoid those mistakes and succeed in courtship.” More »

When Beauty Treatments Attack

When Beauty Treatments Attack

People head to the salon to get gorgeous — but with overdone, badly executed or unnecessary treatments, many end up with ugly results. “I see beautiful people who are in a mess because they get suckered into ruining what they have,” says Dr. Debra Jaliman, an American Academy of Dermatology spokesperson and the author of the Skin and Hair chapter in “Women’s Health for Life.” Here, we run down some potentially counterproductive beauty treatments out there — and tell you how to avoid unattractive outcomes. More »

KY Jelly Is Like A Peppermint Patty for Your Vagina

KY Jelly Is Like A Peppermint Patty for Your Vagina

By now we’ve all seen the K-Y commercials featuring ordinary couples whose sex lives are sparked by the addition of personal lubricant into their boring bedroom routines. In the K-Y Intense commercials, a woman explains how “her moment” is enhanced by K-Y’s female arousal gel. In the Yours + Mine commercials, married couples tell us how “his and hers” lubricants that are “thrilling for him, exciting for her” combine to form a sexual experience that leaves them spent and strewn across the bed.

As a sex writer, I’ve certainly brought stranger things into the bedroom, but when I saw these commercials I knew I just had to test out the K-Y products and see for myself if they were truly mind-blowing.
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