It is commonly understood that the foundations of any relationship are trust and truth. This is deemed even more apt in love affairs where partners are required to open up entirely to each other before they can embark on a journey of togetherness. But is this really true? Should a couple be brutally candid to each other – even with each other’s pasts? Here is a real life example that will set your minds thinking.
Riddhi* has been head-over-heels in love with Sidharth* for the past two years. Sidharth was married, he claimed he was very unhappy in it and he wanted out. My only point here was that if Riddhi was looking for more than a fling then she should have waited till Sidharth sorted out his marital issues.
This past week, as we settled down with our mugs of freshly brewed draught beer, I saw Cynthia* roll her eyes when she spotted the hickey on my neck. Both, my friends Cynthia and Amitabh* where ‘happily’ married with healthy spouses and there was no reason for me to believe otherwise. Cynthia replied, almost disgusted, as if I was indulging in some immoral act, “After the long working hours and with a kid, how do you manage to find time to have sex?” I realized immediately it had less to do with my sex-life and more to do with hers.
Thanks to the raffinose and sulfate in cruciferous veggies, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli increase the need to pass gas and can leave you queasing in pain rather than pumped up to get freaky. “Humans don't possess the enzyme to break down raffinose, a complex sugar commonly found in cruciferous vegetables,” says clinical nutritionist Jennifer Cassetta, CN, MS.
The criticisms directed at video gaming are plentiful with cynics voicing their concerns about the behavioural effects of first-person shooters and fighting games. Only to find that those who played video games for at least an hour a day had a lower likelihood of premature ejaculation that those who didn’t. The study also revealed that gamers reported having a lower sexual desire, which researchers said could be down to video games being stressful to play.
Scenes where someone runs into a wedding, tears streaming down their face and trying to stop a ceremony are typically reserved for Hollywood movies. Another guest shared a tale about their friend’s wedding where the bride's parents were “super conservative” and didn’t like the fact the groom was 10 years older and had been previously divorced.
While there have been films which have been under fire for objectifying women, a few other films used sex in a comical manner and got away with no fuss. Humour in Bollywood might have fallen a little flat, but these sex comedies have struck the right cord. With Mastizaade and Kya Kool Hain Hum tickling fans back to back, we give you a recap of B-town’s other sex comedies that made you laugh out loud.
Marc Jacobs. Photo: Getty Images The conundrum of modern culture is this: put people on a pedestal, expect them to do an exceptional job, expect them to be heroes in their field, and when that happens (whether it’s a runway collection or a film or selling a million albums), dig into their personal life. Like it matters. And the work becomes secondary, the closed door activities and attitudes to the forefront.
(Illustrations by Gabriela Alford) There are two choices I made that have shaped my character more than any other: the moment I decided to lie about how my piano teacher had molested me when I was 10, and the moment, almost 12 years later, when I decided to speak out about it. Related: All The Boob Questions You Were Afraid To Ask, ANSWERED I hadn’t been this man’s only victim; some of his students came forward and told the truth during the investigation in 1991 — and others, like me, chose to stay silent. My small Pennsylvania hometown was rocked by the accusations, and many people just couldn’t believe that a man they’d trusted with their children could do something so terrible. Instead, they chose to believe that the young girls who had agreed to testify had been led astray somehow.
You knew about the Andy Warhols. The two get to chatting about how Von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress has withstood the test of time. Von Furstenberg may be one of the most fabled faces in fashion, but she’s an apt life-coach, too.
Shawn Booth’s workout playlist must have had Beyoncé on it—and he must have heeded her advice—because on Monday night’s finale of The Bachelorette’s 11th season, the personal trainer decided he liked it so much, he put a ring on it. “Shawn was very self-assured and there was no doubt in his mind about what he was about to do,” celebrity jeweler Neil Lane, who helped both contestants choose rings, told People. “He was not nervous at all and was like, ‘That’s the ring, that’s the girl and we are moving on together.’” And while Bristowe, 30, looked beautiful in her tailored-to-fit blush pink Mac Duggal gown, Bachelorette Nation is gawking over the 3.5-carat Neil Lane ring. On Tuesday morning, headlines claimed that Bristowe’s ring, though not the biggest in the show’s history, was the most expensive ring that any Bachelor or Bachelorette had ever received.
Amy Schumer is on the August cover of Glamour. Leave it to Amy Schumer to give Glamour magazine one of the most funny, totally candid, and real interviews ever. While Schumer has been on the comedy circuit for over a decade, her deadpan, raunchy, NSFW humor is suddenly everywhere.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, fashion designer Tom Ford admitted that when it comes to the naked body, he’s an “equal opportunity objectifier.” The designer, who was the creative director at Gucci and YSL before starting his namesake label, made a name for himself with sexy clothes and racy, explicit ads that inspired shock, awe, and then purchasing.
Photos courtesy of Heather McDonald. Having penned a book “You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again” and serving as one of the hosts of the raunchy show, All About Sex, on TLC, it’s hard to believe that Heather McDonald didn’t give up her virginity until the age of 27.