Whether you’re going on a date with your honey, throwing the most fabulous singles’ party ever, or hunkering down with takeout and a Game of Thrones marathon tonight, have fun — and be safe! After all, today (and, we might add, every day) is National Condom Day. Here are a few of our very favorite vintage Sexcerpts Valentine’s Day posts:
Self-love is still a taboo subject for some people (not us!): A new survey from Morningside Recovery Center found that 45.4 percent of those polled said that masturbating can cause problems in their relationships, and 18 percent said they felt ashamed of their masturbation habits. Interestingly, 20.4 percent of respondents said they masturbate three or more times per day. Which begs the question, when do they find the time to go to work?
If you’re too busy to pop out for one of our recommended last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts and are instead tethered to your computer until tomorrow evening, may we suggest getting your main squeeze a virtual gift catalog from Wantful.com?
Now this is the kind of Valentine’s Day present anyone would be psyched to get: Instead of blowing cash on perishable items your significant other might not really want, take a Tech Timeout Pledge, a voluntary oath designed to foster family togetherness by having everyone turn off their electronics for an hour a day.
When it comes to romantic ballads, the classics never die. (We’re looking at you, Richard Marx.) Digital music service Spotify just released its list of top 10 love songs, according to data aggregated from users’ “love songs” playlists. Check out what tunes soft-hearted folks can’t get enough of below:
Okay, so you didn’t exactly spend the past three months mapping out your V-Day present for your significant other. It doesn’t mean you love him or her any less…you just got busy. It happens. Well, you can start thanking us now, as we’ve compiled a list of a few killer Valentine’s Day gift ideas that will leave him or her under the impression you’ve been planning this all year.
Whether or not you’re a geographical target of this weekend’s history-making blizzard, chilly weather is the ideal opportunity to hole up at home together and make some sexy February magic happen.
It’s always a little awkward to talk about sex when you’re not actually en flagrante, but a new visual addition to an updated classic advice book, Talk to Me Like I’m Someone You Love: Relationship Repair in a Flash, means you can discuss the deed (and your relationship) without actually having to say anything. We chatted with author and psychotherapist Nancy Dreyfus to get the scoop on this weird but effective tool.
We don’t recommend thinking of every date as a sales pitch (that’s kind of soulless), but we liked this article, “How Dating is Like Sales,” from Forbes writer Andy Ellwood. Specifically, we dug this piece of advice about staying positive, which is something we all need to remember when we’re in the dating trenches:
If you’ve ever tried online dating, you know how frustrating the process can sometimes be: You see a bevy of beautiful singles online, but when it comes to actually receiving a response to the messages you send out…nada. Well if you’re in the market to move for potential love matches, over-50 dating site OurTime.com has identified the cities in which singles are most likely to respond to messages.