If you're engaged, then félicitations! (That means congrats in French.) The Cannes Film Festival has us dreaming of éclairs and sexy accents, but you don't have to use your frequent-flier miles to add a bit of French flair to your wedding. For your big day, have your guests saying "oh, la la" with these chic French details. Cartes postales, lavender, French signs, and, of course, Champagne will do the trick. Here are more ideas for your wedding.
YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley and POPSUGAR's Becca Frucht have your weekly pop culture fix — are you ready? This week we're breaking down the biggest viral hits, including Tan Mom's new music video, Bill Hader's epic SNL retirement, a grizzly bear eating a GoPro, celebs posing with baguettes, our Justin Bieber monkey update, and more! So sit back and enjoy as Tyler and Becca guide you through the latest and greatest from the weird and wonderful web!
We'll be looking to see if you can top us, so send in your own buzz-worthy submissions, and your choices could be featured on the next episode of Top That!
We're happy to present this story from one of our favorite sites, Fox News Magazine. Today, Ashley Papa looks into the new website Bang With Friends.
Facebook has given a new meaning to the word "friend." Now, a new website that promotes casual sex between Facebook friends may be redefining sexual relationships.
Bang With Friends allows you to select the Facebook friends you'd like to have sex with. If the feeling is mutual, both parties receive an email message to establish a rendezvous. The website also features a "bangability" score, which measures your trending sexiness based on the number of people who view and click on you.
The site was created by three college students who say it makes online dating more "honest."
"We saw the problems and frustrations people have with online dating, so we decided to create a dating website that was honest, simple and fun," says C, one of the creators who prefers anonymity. "We think it helps break the ice between people who are already friends and share a sexual attraction."
While it may seem convenient, casual sex with friends can lead to all sorts of relationship problems.
Psychologist Jeff Gardere says the site is innovative, but he emphasizes the importance of getting to know someone before jumping into a sexual relationship with him or her.
"This cheapens the idea of what relationships should be about," Gardere says. "It eliminates some of the things that should lead to sex, like emotional and physical connections and trust."
- Obsessed with the balloon ceremony backdrop — Green Wedding Shoes
- Take this quiz to find out which honeymoon spot is right for you — Brides
- What gay couples can teach straight couples about marriage — HuffPost Weddings
- How not to write wedding thank-you notes — Glamour
- Love this map invitation for a destination wedding — The Bride's Guide
- Confessions of a wedding planner — Cosmopolitan
- 7 unique bouquets that are distinctly you — Equally Wed
- This Napa big day is destination: beautiful — Wedding Chicks
- A seriously gorgeous rustic rehearsal dinner — Style Me Pretty
- DIY glitter heels for sparkly bridal style — 100 Layer Cake
If there's one guilty pleasure of mine, it's not being able to resist the rose giving, hot tub kissing, and awkward dating that is The Bachelorette. Season after season, I swear off the torture, only to find myself once again plopped on the couch with a girlfriend or two and a glass of wine cringing at too-eager fellas and tipsy Bachelorettes. And Desiree Hartsock's season, which kicks off May 27, will be no exception.
This wedding season, if you're planning a bachelorette party, why not incorporate the hilarity, drama, and, of course, love of The Bachelorette into the festivities? I've come up with some ideas for throwing a The Bachelorette-themed bachelorette party — what do you think? Will you accept this rose?
Monday is Memorial Day, and for some of you, that means a three-day weekend! These minivacation gems can be much-needed breaks in a couple's hectic schedule, so instead of packing the time full of errands, trips, and stress-inducing activities, why not keep it mellow and romantic? Here are three love-filled ways to spend your three-day weekend:
Spend the Day in Bed
Not gettin' busy, per se, but just snuggling up and being lazy. "Activities" can include watching TV, enjoying breakfast and coffee in bed, catching up on your magazine/book reading, and browsing the Internet together.
Take a Walk Down Memory Lane
Visit a place that has sentimental value to the two of you, maybe somewhere you haven't been in a long time. It could be a frozen yogurt shop where you shared a meaningful date or a park where you had your first kiss. Whatever it is, it'll be a sweet time for reminiscing.
Have a Movie Marathon
Rent a stack of your favorite DVDs, pop some popcorn, and cozy up on the couch for a flick fest. You could go with a series (Harry Potter would be my choice!), a back and forth between his picks and yours, or just a "best of" collection that includes favorites you and your honey have seen together.
How do you like to spend a romantic three-day weekend?
This question is from a Group Therapy post in our community. Add your advice in the comments!
I've been with someone for about six months now, and things have been going well. He's affectionate, caring, and respectful. The thing is, I get nervous when he starts talking about the future. Our future. He talks of how he's never felt this way before and marriage and so on. Which all sounds great, but I've been with men in the past who have said the exact same lines, only to find out that those lines were empty and meaningless. So I'm definitely jaded. Should I take what my current BF says with a grain of salt? How do I know when someone actually means what they say?
Have a dilemma of your own? Post it anonymously in Group Therapy for advice.
We're happy to present this excerpt from one of our favorite sites, The Good Men Project. Can women actually make the first move? Jerry Stocking takes a look at three sexual myths influencing our sexual relationships.
If you are interested in reclaiming your sexuality, please read on as I reveal three common cultural sexual myths. Even if you are the most liberated cat on the block you still are still being influenced by these myths without even realizing. Let's bring them into the light.
The three myths are:
- Men want sex more than women do.
- Men have to make the first move sexually or drive the sexual process.
- And the oddest one of the three: Men think they just almost got laid.
Let's explore, and debunk these three myths one at a time. And in the process, liberate you so that you can discover your own sexuality independent of culture's bias.
I am not suggesting that these myths are true or untrue. I am saying that they are believed by enough people that they influence you and me. Culture uses these myths to generalize and impose mass thinking on all of us. Bringing the myths to your attention can free you from most of their influence, making you sexually independent and making your sexuality your own. Reclaiming your sexuality is a good thing in a culture where sex is more marketing and taboo than it is fun and fruitful.
We're happy to present this article from our partner site Yahoo! Shine:
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Earlier this week, Andrew Machin, 40, was acquitted of raping a 21-year-old three years ago after the court determined that he had been asleep when he assaulted her. Though he agreed that the victim had been drinking and had not consented to having sex, he also argued that he had a 25-year history of sleep disorders, including having sex with his long-time partner while asleep, and he was "disgusted" when he woke up and realized what had happened.