Kids aren't the only ones who succumb to peer pressure. There are also plenty of moms and dads who look to popular trends to guide their parenting style. Laura Baron, lifestyle coach and host of VH1's You're Cut Off, says that setting limits is key when children are young so parents don't raise dependent adults. But to be the example, mom and dad need to stand strong in their beliefs so they don't end up indulging their offspring. Here are her ways to avoid falling into pressure.
I'm sure many of you can relate to being persuaded into having sex because your guy claimed he'd have painful blue balls if you didn't. So is this just a lame way to try to seduce you, or are blue balls an actual issue?
Let's first talk about what they are exactly. It's a slang term for aching testicles, which occur when a guy gets aroused but doesn't have an orgasm. When he becomes sexually excited, blood rushes to his genital area and the arteries carrying blood enlarge, but the veins are more constricted. This uneven blood flow traps blood in his penis which causes him to have an erection. His testicles enlarge about 25 to 50 percent, but once a man ejaculates, his arteries and veins return to their normal size rather quickly. If he doesn't ejaculate, however, there will be a lingering, heavy or aching sensation in his testicles, known as blue balls — the name comes from the bluish tint that appears when blood engorges the vessels in his testicles.
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Yesterday was recognized as World No Tobacco Day 2007, and with tobacco being the second leading cause of death in the world, Hollywood still tends to glamorize it. While smoking on the silver screen has been highly debated over the past few years, what are your views on the subject? Do you think banning smoking from the big screen will take away from the drama of the storyline or do you think smoking should in fact be banned, since it portrays a negative image to young men and women who look up to these celebrities as role models?