A Bone A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
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A Bone A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Have sex, be healthy.

Now, I have total respect for people who decide to wait until marriage or someone special to have sex for the first time -- what I don't have respect for is when they, or other people, slut shame those who do have sex frequently. What better way to make them back off than to throw the health benefits in their face?

If anyone ever tells you that you're having too much sex, you'll have some very reasonable comebacks, such as:

Sex helps your immune system.
One study says that people who had sex once or twice a week had better immune systems -- in science terms, they had higher levels of antibodies, which fend off sicknesses. Unfortunately, if you're having sex with two different people every week... that probably ups your chances of getting an STI.

Even if you're not up for being committed to one person, maybe limit yourself to only a couple different booty calls (preferably people you've had a conversation with about STI status, but I know that's not something that's always brought up in casual relationships). And condoms, always.

It can help boost your libido.
You know the saying: The more sex you have, the more sex you want. There's truth in that, especially for women (though I'm sure there's some truth in it for men as well).

For women, desire isn't something that always comes naturally. I didn't particularly want or need sex until I'd had it for the first time, and according to sex therapist Colette Malan, that is really common in women. You need to have a good amount of 'sex hormones' to feel in the mood, and sex increases those hormones.

While you shouldn't force yourself to have sex when you feel like it's a chore, you should try doing it even when you're not 100 percent in the mood. It might benefit you in the end.

The pelvic floor is important - and sex makes it stronger.
Ladies, this means that you'll be able to hold your pee longer. Seriously. I've always hated waiting in the long ladies room line up at events... maybe more sex is the answer to my woes?

Based on this article, I believe that the strengthening happens during orgasm because of the contractions that an orgasm causes. Not all sex will make the pelvic floor stronger, but when orgasms happen, it does.

For the guys - more sex may help ward off prostate cancer.
Now this isn't a sure thing, but one study did find that men who ejaculated 21+ times per month were less likely to get prostate cancer. Fortunately (or unfortunately?) ejaculation doesn't have to occur during intercourse to count in this case. Masturbation and nocturnal emission count too.

Since there are lots of factors affecting cancer risk, this can't be fully proven -- but what's the harm in rubbing one out for the sake of potentially lowering your risk of getting prostate cancer?

Sex does burn a pretty decent amount of calories.
There are so many different numbers for this all over the Internet. The Daily Mail says that men burn 120 calories per half hour while having sex and women burn 90. Women's Day claims that you can burn 144+ calories per half hour. WebMD cites five calories per minute -- 150 calories per half hour.

Honestly though, who the hell cares about the numbers? Even if you're not burning as many calories as you would on the treadmill, you're still burning them. Sex is exercise and definitely better than sitting on the couch eating chips and watching TV.

Now, I would include that sex boosts self-esteem, but that's a really complex topic. It's too complex for me to really examine, and I haven't found an article that explains it all that well.

What I can say on this topic is my personal opinion -- having sex has boosted my self-esteem and sexual confidence. But, I'm having sex with nice guys who compliment me and gently explain things when I don't have a clue what I'm doing.

I hope you now have the ammunition to fight that battle against haters of the promiscuous, or against your mom when she finds out that you've had sex on her couch more than a few times when she was out for brunch. Just tell her it was for your overall health... she might go for it.

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12 Reasons Why Having a Slut Stage IS a Good Idea

Stop with the slut shaming... seriously it's whorable

Because fuck double standards. Girls like sex too, so why not do it as often as you want. If a guy calls you a slut, say go fuck yourself.

Experience. Don't you want to be the grandma at family events telling their grandkids about how, when you were their age, you got a concussion after getting bent over a desk in the library? I know I do.

You get to find out what you like. Is the whole "it's about motion of the ocean not the size of the ship" saying really true? Well good thing you've fucked a series of penises, all of which are different shapes and sizes, and can now form your own opinion.

You get to do whatever you want. You don't have a significant other to tell you that you can't go to that frat party because they know you fucked half the frat. Go fuck the other half. A job worth starting is worth finishing. Be free.

No commitment, no problems. You can sleep peacefully at night knowing you don't have a boyfriend who is cheating on you.

Easy rebounds. They say the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else. Or, ya know, on top of them. You know what I mean.

You get to impress future partners with what you've learned so far. Like maybe your affinity for ice cube blow jobs, if that's your thing.

You're the friend with the best stories. Everyone wants to hear how you were fucking someone when your other fuck buddy came over unannounced and all your housemates covered for you as you finished up with guy number one and went on to guy number two immediately after.

Like cuddling? You get a cuddle buddy every night. A different cuddle buddy every night.

You burn calories on the walk of shame. Slut strut. Walk of fame. Stride of Pride. Just got laid parade. Post cock walk. Whatever you want to call it.

You will not have to ask yourself "what if" later on in life. Say you're in a serious relationship, but you still want to explore before really settling. Slut stage, problem solved.

It will give you confidence. Who doesn't love the idea of being able to have anything you want? Confidence is key, and practice in bed will make you better in bed, thus making you more confident. And confidence will make you a better partner when you finally do decide to settle down in the future. Like, the far, far future.

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Seven Tips To Keep Your Fitness Resolution

Trust me, you're a lot more capable than you think.

Committing to your health and dedicating yourself to hitting the gym more often is inarguably the most popular New Years Resolution. As an avid gym goer myself, I commend anyone who sets this goal. There's nothing more rewarding than a happy, healthy body.

However, neither of these results happen overnight. Unfortunately, people won't consider this so they'll quit, and then these results never occur. To keep this from happening to you, I've put together a few tips to help keep you on track and ultimately reach your goals.

1. Start out slow.
If you vow to hit the gym two hours a day for six days a week, you're setting yourself up to fail. I refuse even sugarcoat that.

Your body isn't accustomed to rigorous exercise and you need to allow it to adjust. Not only will you feel like shit if you start out too strong, but you'll be sure to burn out in no time from the over exertion.

2. Create a routine.
Are you going to focus on cardio? Weightlifting? Classes? Create a combination of the three? Whatever the case, plan your workout before you enter the gym that way you won't feel overwhelmed when you walk in.

I always recommend checking out youtube and fitness websites/magazines before planning your first routine. Once you become more experienced you may spontaneously decide the day's workout, but until then, a game plan is never a bad idea.

3. Set a goal.
Do you want to lose five pounds? Ten? Grow a pair of biceps? Squat 150 pounds? Just feel confident in a bikini?

You're more likely to stay focused when you're conscious of the changes you want to see and not just engaging in mindless exercise.

4. Be flexible when tracking.
Tracking your progress could be a great way to keep your eye on the prize, but it could also be a completely discouraging if you're moving slower than you expected. Instead of choosing specific deadlines to hit milestones, provide a range of around two or three weeks and don't beat yourself up if you're slightly under your expectation. Trust the process and have patience.

5. Eat healthy.
Many people don't think to add this to their resolution list, but it goes hand-in-hand with fitness. You're more likely to ask yourself "what's the point?" and throw in the towel on the days you ate like shit just because you were already off to a crappy start.

Your body is a temple and when you eat clean, you'll naturally feel compelled to continue taking care of your amazing self.

6. Plan your gym schedule.
Don't count on yourself to get to the gym whenever you feel ready; life gets in the way and if you don't set a time to work out you probably won't make the effort. At the beginning of each week, look at the times you go to class, eat, and study, and then create a time slot for the gym.

It will be a lot easier to hold yourself accountable when you have a schedule.

7. Find a gym buddy.
Another clever method of accountability is to hit the gym with a friend. Humans are naturally competitive, and neither of you will want to be the lazy undisciplined friend, and you'll force the other to get up off their ass too.

8. Imagine your future self.
Look back at #2 and envision yourself in your dream body having fulfilled your goals. Keep that mental picture in your mind every time you wake up, go to the gym, and especially on the days you feel inclined to quit.

The most satisfying result of fitness is realizing each day that you're a little more capable than you were yesterday, and within no time you'll become addicted to the feeling. So don't give up-- the only one stopping you is yourself.

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6 Signs It's Time To Find A New Friend With Benefits

Adios, amigos.

For those of you not looking to deal with the stresses of being in a relationship in college, but still looking for an active and safe sex life, having a friend with benefits is the key. It allows you to fulfill the needs all of us have, without having to commit or sleep with more people than you're comfortable with.

That being said, finding a good friends with benefits can be somewhat of a struggle. Finding a guy who wants something casual, but also cares for you and respects you, isn't always the easiest thing in the world. If your FWB does any of these six things bellow, it's time to say goodbye and on to the next.

1. When you hookup is all on his terms.
You shouldn't go out of your way to make time for someone who isn't going out of there way to make time for you. Simple as that.

If the only time you two hookup is when he texts looking for sex, drop that boy. You situation should not revolve solely around him and when he's in the mood. If he tells you he's busy every single time you hit him up to come over, then he is really not worth your time.

2. He's selfish in bed.
This is a very very important point if you're asking me. If he expects you to go down on him and is willing to give nothing back in return, then the guy is an asshole.

Sex is a team effort and no one should be held to different or higher standards. It's all about reciprocation; if you're giving something that you're not getting back, you should cut things off ASAP.

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3. Foreplay is skipped all together.
Sure, there are definitely occasions in which it's totally OK to skip foreplay. Sometimes it's not necessary, I've definitely had times when I just wanted to get straight down to it.

However, if foreplay is essentially completely out of the question, than this guy is way too aggressive about it being just a sex thing. If he doesn't even want to take the time to make it a pleasurable and fun experience, then all he cares about is getting off for himself. Because as us ladies know, strictly having sex does nothing for us. The foreplay is what matters.

4. He doesn't kiss you.
This may be the number one sign that it's time to move on. If he's not kissing you during sex, there is a level of respect that is seriously missing.

Whether you're having casual sex or hooking up with a S.O., sex is an intimate thing. Period. This means that you should expect intimate actions.

If he isn't kissing you at all, then he really is treating you as nothing more than a piece of meat. Kissing in sex is a sign of trust and respect -- two things that you shouldn't be hooking up without.

5. There is no eye contact.
If he can't look you in the eyes while he fucks you, then screw him. This means he's either thinking of someone else or focused way to heavily on himself. If he can't pay any attention to you, you should not be in bed with him.

While you don't need to gaze lovingly into each others eyes throughout the whole thing, in fact I think we can all agree that that would be fairly creepy, you should have periods where you do maintain eye contact.

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6. He talks about other girls in front of you.
Nope, no, nada. He should not be doing this. Yes, you two are nothing more than a couple of people who hookup time to time, but that doesn't mean he needs to discuss all of the other girls in his life.

When he's with you, he's with you and that's how it should be. Keep other people out of it.

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Threesomes: A How-To Guide

Everyone should ride the sex tricycle.

I thought my friend's offer was a joke. The friend, a boy named Jack (whom I had fucked, but found was better as my best friend) extended me an offer to have sex with his girlfriend and himself. It wasn't a joke.

Yet, I didn't take it seriously at first. We were friends who had slept in a shared bed without touching. I didn't see the potential for a sexual flame to spark. Despite this, I did think the idea of a threesome was hot. I had let two threesome opportunities go to the wind and it was a regret I always held inside of me (and with everyone I would drunkenly tell when I wanted to tell a story).

So, rather than immediately RSVP no, I made my piqued interest obvious. He spurred the offer on, "I think it might be fun if we were all watching a movie in my bed and we lifted your shirt off of you and started to kiss your neck and run our hands over your body." To my surprise, I was instantly turned on, asking him to keep going.

We continued with dirty talk all night. And the next day and night and week. My mind wouldn't stop buzzing with thoughts of a guy and girl going down on me at the same time.

We planned the m?nage ? trois for our return from winter break. I was excited, but also nervous. Will it be uncomfortable when we greet each other and know we all want a threesome? Will I be a leftover prop in a couple's love game? Logistically, how will it all work? How will it be initiated? Can these questions be answered in a Yahoo Answer forum?

I nervously arrived at his apartment and we all knew what was on our minds. I could tell Jack was looking for a foray into the night's main event, but I was being stubborn. I wanted to be seduced and I wasn't giving in easily. Watching him make out with his girlfriend, Rose, wasn't going to do it. Try harder Jack.

Jack told me to spend the night, so we turned off the lights and got into bed. Under the covers, Jack began fingering me. He, in just his underwear, then pulled a line I never thought (and hoped) I'd hear. "This isn't fair. I'm the only one in my underwear. If we want true gender equality, I shouldn't be the only one with so little clothing."

"I'm cold," I quipped back.

Suddenly, he was hovering over me, kissing my neck. "Will this warm you up?" As if on cue, Rose followed suit. They peeled back my shirt, inlaying my neck and chest with kisses and biting at my nipple rings. It was Rose's turn and then Jack's.

At first, it was a little awkward moving around, figuring out what to do. After having both of them go down on me, I feared I was hogging the attention, and suggested they start fucking. They did, and I was left to the side watching, not really sure how to involve myself.

Do I finger her? Do I finger his asshole? Ugh, I don't want to do that. I'll just half-assedly rub them and watch.

Fortunately, Jack began sexily directing. "Rose grab her chest," he'd tell her. "Put your fingers inside her and lick her like this," he'd tell me.

Eventually, we settled into a rhythm. We'd take turns as the main focus, our turn to come, while making sure to include everyone. I'd give Jack head, he'd finger me, Rose would sit on his face. Jack would fuck me from behind, while I went down on Rose. Rose would sit on my face, while Jack fucked me.

Eventually we finished, with all of us still buzzing from the depth and breadth of fuck we had just shared. Jack and I high fived, and then we all shared a pint of Tonight Dough Ice Cream (I'll always think of you, Jimmy Fallon, when I remember my threesome).

If you're interested in a m?nage ? trois yourself, here is some advice I've gathered from my time in the sheets with a girl and a boy.

Communicate Before
If you have concerns or limits, voice those clearly. While you don't need to plan the entire event out (although it might be fun dirty talk), you should make sure everyone is comfortable and aware of expectations.

Communicate During
Tell your partners what you want. It might seem awkward, but it can be sexy to confidently command your desires or listen to someone else's. Also, be clear if you are uncomfortable.

Look Past Awkward Moments
No sexual experience is perfectly seamless. Don't harp on the slips and misses, just keep moving.

Leave No Man Behind
Try your best to include each person throughout. The gesture doesn't have to be big, maybe just a kiss or a touch, but do not ever let it feel like a twosome or a solo mission.

Take Turns Finishing
Finish and then onto the next one, while getting yourself ready to go again (and again).

Be Safe
If someone is having sex with more than one person, different condoms should be used for each person. Yes, you'll probably go through a lot of fiddling and rubbers, but unless you do, you're not truly protecting yourself.

Have fun!

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How Not to Get Fat At School

Take your head out from under the soft serve machine, please.

The dining hall. While it may advertise its vast assortment of healthy options to your parents, is actually a breeding ground for the Freshman 15. It seems like your campus dining hall is designed to look like a diabetic nightmare, with the pizza, unlimited dessert buffet, pizza, and baskets of chicken tenders. Also, pizza. You might have to work a little harder to find healthy options, but trust me when I say they exist!

You can't live on pizza.
You've made it this far on cheese and pepperoni alone, so why should you stop now? Pizza is the staple of college dining halls everywhere. It's fast, easy, and undoubtedly looks more appealing than whatever they're passing off as meatloaf.

Pizza every once in awhile is just fine, but when it becomes your breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you need to reevaluate your life choices.

Check the home-cooked station first.

When I used to have a meal plan, my first go-to stop was ALWAYS the home-cooked section. Every school has one, it just might not be as easy to find. Usually it's hidden behind the crowd of people waiting in the pizza line.

The home-cooked station has a meat and veggie staple that may not look super appetizing, but I promise it is a lot better for you than most everything else available.

Don't forget about sandwiches and wraps.

In every dining hall I have been in, there has been some kind of sandwich making station. This is a good option for days when the home-cooked food just is not cutting it and you actually need something substantial. These stations are good because you can see the food being prepared and you are allowed a lot of options.

When in doubt, fruit or salad.

If all else fails, the fruit and salad bar can be your savior! The salad bar is your friend who never changes, and is always there if you need something. Literally, it never changes.

Limit dessert intake.

When you first get to college and see the endless array of desserts, it can be hard to stay in control. Allow yourself to binge eat a little, get it all out. Once the initial magic wears off you will be much less impressed. Limit your dessert to one small item per meal, or less if you can. Note: Fruit can be dessert, too.

Now it's time to conquer your own dining hall! Remember, there's more to life than pizza!