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How to Deal with Men Crying

How to Deal with Men Crying | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
Our sex and dating columnist on when it's OK to let the tears fall, and why a generation of men are finding it easier than ever...


Many of us have been taught not to show emotion outside of the deaths of family members, catastrophic injury, or, OK, really terrible breakups.


And I definitely think there are instances in which crying is inappropriate for both genders. At work, in a crowded coffee shop, or a water park—sure, it's good camouflage, but come on, the rest of us are there to have fun.


Read More http://www.gq.com/news-politics/mens-lives/201201/men-emotions-crying#ixzz1kWCVAdbF

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Relationship Survival Destination: Loneliness

Relationship Survival Destination: Loneliness | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
In relationships (and the clue is in the word!), relating through words and body language is our only means of staying connected to our tribe, community and indeed those close to us. We have to be able to relate to belong and feel felt by others.


The problem, particularly in our love relationships, is that many of us in our delicate inner world fear loss of love from our honey so we constantly patrol the boundary around our heart with behaviors that don’t feel good to us or others, when we are upset, in the name of protection.


Source: OM Times Magazine (http://s.tt/159Ke)
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Exit Left, Wordlessly — Modern Love

Exit Left, Wordlessly — Modern Love | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
A STORY that haunts me involves a woman I know whose fiancé went out to inspect a potential apartment for their married life and never came back. He wasn’t dead in a ditch. He was just gone, without clarification.


Romantic finale came without explanation for me, too.


Read more:Exit Left, Wordlessly — Modern Love - NYTimes.com http://nyti.ms/wmks9z

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Why Do Men Get Over a Break Up So Fast? Advice for Women

Why Do Men Get Over a Break Up So Fast? Advice for Women | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it

I’m often questioned by women on my blog on one specific topic and that’s why men are capable of getting over a break up so quickly.


It does seem to be the norm, doesn’t it? We mourn the loss of the relationship for weeks, if not months, while our exes are out partying the nights, days and weekends away oblivious to the emotional pain we’re in.


Read more: Why Do Men Get Over a Break Up So Fast? Advice for Women | Power Women Magazine & Radio Show http://bit.ly/zzbWJL

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Perspective-Taking: A Tool for Building Stronger Relationships

Perspective-Taking: A Tool for Building Stronger Relationships | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
A source of much conflict in today's relationships is our inability to see things from another person's viewpoint.


However, by practicing a technique called “perspective-taking,” we can learn how to better resolve these social conflicts. And by doing this, we can start building stronger relationships in our lives.


Read more: Perspective-Taking: A Tool for Building Stronger Relationships http://bit.ly/z3twgc

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9 Myths About Soul Mate Relationships

9 Myths About Soul Mate Relationships | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it

In fact, you have more than one soul mate. Our soul mates are often the ones who challenge us. It may be the one who broke your heart, but you learned so much from that relationship.  If you want a loving soulmate connection, you will need to put in the effort. Nine myths in all explained.


Myth 1: Soul mate relationships should be easy. Relationships are not always easy.


All relationships take time, energy, work, commitment, and determination. If you want a wonderful soul mate relationship then you may need to make some sacrifices in other areas.


Read more: 9 Myths About Soul Mate Relationships | Care2 Healthy Living http://bit.ly/wI4P3J

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I Am a Bitch!

I Am a Bitch! | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
If people want to call me a bitch for having standards, passion, and expectations, being honest, standing up for what I believe in, and having no problem saying what I think, then I will own it on my terms.


Sometimes, in order to follow our moral compass and/or our hearts, we have to make unpopular decisions or stand up for what we believe in.


Here is my definition of a misused, misunderstood, and most often negative word:


Brave
Intelligent
Tenacious
Creative
Honest


But how did I arrive at these words?


Love her or hate her, Tabatha Coffey writes a great article about her new book and what it takes to live life on your own terms. Great advice here.


Read more: Tabatha Coffey: I Am a Bitch! http://huff.to/wrHaCi

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The Genius of the Feminine

The Genius of the Feminine | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
Hypermasculine spirituality cannot help you to free up feeling, or to feel more deeply, because generally it has been founded by men who are themselves emotionally crippled.


A woman's heart is a genius of the moment. If you look around a room of people, women's hearts are particularly sensitive in this way, constantly feeling what's mean in the room, what's closed in the room, what feels good in her body when somebody speaks, the sound of the voice, how relaxed it is, what they're saying, or if it's coming from a place of mental tension. It's happening all the time.


Read more: Arjuna Ardagh: The Genius of the Feminine http://huff.to/yBU5rb

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Why It Is Wise to Worship a Woman

Why It Is Wise to Worship a Woman | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
I have had many many great teachers in my life. A super abundance. No one and nothing comes close to the woman who is now asleep in my bed.


So, friends, here it is. The short guide on how to worship a woman, and why it's the wisest thing that a man can do. First of all, lets pop a few very understandable doubts that you might have. I'm familiar with all of them....


Read more: Arjuna Ardagh: Why It Is Wise to Worship a Woman http://huff.to/znH3hj

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The Barry White Syndrome: Why Are Deep Voices Attractive?

The Barry White Syndrome: Why Are Deep Voices Attractive? | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it

Darth Vader had one thing going for him: a deep voice.

The ranks of George Clooney, Denzel Washington, Clint Eastwood, Don LaFontaine, and Barry White includes a common factor: A lower pitched voice—considered a positive masculine feature associated with with older, heavier, taller, hairier, and more attractive men.


Read more: The Barry White Syndrome: Why Are Deep Voices Attractive? | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network http://bit.ly/y4jC9Y

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Ten Tips to Improve Your Dating Skills

Ten Tips to Improve Your Dating Skills | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
Become a better dater in 2012 with these dating tips that will enhance your online and face-to-face dating experience.


These ten essential tips are tried-and-true ideas that will lead to new relationships, new friendships and a stronger, better sense of self.


Read more: Ten Tips to Improve Your Dating Skills | Singular Magazine http://bit.ly/vVWIbs

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If guys aren’t assholes, why do they act like it?

If guys aren’t assholes, why do they act like it? | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it

Most men are not the commitment avoiding, freewheeling sex fiends women make them out to be.


But here’s where it gets tricky: many men still like to act like they are. Why? 


Read more: If guys aren’t assholes, why do they act like it? | Are All Guys Assholes http://bit.ly/rAQsNY

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14 Secrets of Men that Women Should Know

14 Secrets of Men that Women Should Know | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
Ever wondered what's really going on inside your guy's head? We uncovered 14 secrets of men, ages 19 to 56, to reveal what they've been dying to tell you.


While you may envision most guys only think about sports, beer, and sex, believe it or not, they're actually thinking about you, too. Or in this case, what they wish you knew about them. Consider it just one small step in figuring out the enigma known as the male species.

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Sex on the Brain Proves Costly for Men

Sex on the Brain Proves Costly for Men | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
New research suggests the mere idea of an encounter with a woman can impair men’s cognitive performance.


Ladies: Do you have any idea how much power you have over us men? To quote the classic song, it seems the very thought of you is enough to dull our brains.


Read more: Sex on the Brain Proves Costly for Men - Miller-McCune http://bit.ly/wK1rzV

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"Can you die of a broken heart?"

"Can you die of a broken heart?" | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
When a long-time spouse dies, it isn't that uncommon for potentially life-threatening health problems to arise in his or her partner soon afterward, or for chronic conditions to take a grave turn. Could broken hearts be to blame?


Broken heart syndrome is just one rare example of how heartache can affect our health. Even in minor doses, the sting of rejection and loss doesn't reside solely in the mind but literally travels throughout the body.


Read more: HowStuffWorks "Can you die of a broken heart?" http://bit.ly/x37YMF


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Dance Like Zorba the Greek: Getting in Touch with Your Wild Man

Dance Like Zorba the Greek: Getting in Touch with Your Wild Man | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
We talk a lot about gentlemanly behavior and comportment on The Art of Manliness. I think it’s a trait we can all use more of and our culture finds in short supply.


But I don’t think we should pursue manners and self-discipline to the detriment of our Wild Man.


The Wild Man is the opposite of the pony-tailed New Age guy who only cultivates his nurturing or feminine side. The Wild Man has a fierceness that he’ll use to fight for what he thinks is right. The Wild Man isn’t afraid to shout what he wants and mean it. In short, the Wild Man isn’t afraid or ashamed of being a man.


Read more: Zorba the Greek Dance and How it Relates to Manliness | The Art of Manliness http://bit.ly/xGyQIN

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How to Increase Your Sexual Energy.

How to Increase Your Sexual Energy. | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
Advice on increasing your sexual energy.


Sexual energy needs to flow through you whole body, head to toe and everywhere in between. When it is just focused on your sexual organs you will be frustrated and sex won’t be nearly as satisfying as it can be.


Read more: How to Increase Your Sexual Energy. | elephant journal http://bit.ly/w0FQ3r

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Guys Aren't Always Thinking With Their Dicks

Guys Aren't Always Thinking With Their Dicks | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
It's not just Ryan Gosling. Guys really are more open about their romantic feelings than ever before.


Young men think about sex less — and about love more — than either traditional psychology or pop culture acknowledge. Is it the sudden emergence of a new "mushy male" ethos? Or is it simply the long overdue recognition of something that's been there all along?.


Read more: Guys Aren't Always Thinking With Their Dicks http://bit.ly/wPm9yr

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This commercial isn't real, neither are society's standards of beauty.
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Men and Pain

Men and Pain | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
I never met a man who was so satisfied with his lack of emotional control that he refused to accept that change was possible. The problem is learning how to deal with their feelings when they arise.


Many of the same men who're in touch with and take excellent care of their bodies have no clue how to process and heal from their emotional traumas. That inability to work through emotional stuff stems, in large part, from their boyhood training that stressed acting like a man.


Read more: Ken Solin: Men and Pain http://huff.to/zc76GT

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The Twilight of Civilization: Women Fantasize about Werewolves and Vampires in a Culture Without Real Men

The Twilight of Civilization: Women Fantasize about Werewolves and Vampires in a Culture Without Real Men | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it

I don't know, what do you guys ( y'all ) think?


"When civilizations die, all manner of bizarre ideas arise. Twilight, the pop culture phenomenon that has swept millions of women up into flights of fantasy over a brooding pseudo-vampire named Edward and a virtually hairless, bare-chested werewolf named Jacob, signifies the end of masculine culture in America."


Read more:The Twilight of Civilization: Women Fantasize about Werewolves and Vampires in a Culture Without Real Men | Rogue Government http://bit.ly/yAY84G

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David Beckham H&M Underwear Ad Is Our Favorite 2012 Present So Far (PHOTOS)

David Beckham H&M Underwear Ad Is Our Favorite 2012 Present So Far (PHOTOS) | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it

Yes please! For the ladies: 


Thank you, 2012, for this post-Christmas gift: a new David Beckham underwear ad. David poses in his skivvies to hawk his new H&M bodywear line, which will hit stores on February 2, but who cares!

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Willpower Part I: The Force of Greatness

Willpower Part I: The Force of Greatness | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it

For all the guys and alpha females:


"What are your regrets from last year? Failing to stick with an exercise program? Losing a girlfriend because you strayed? Failing a class? Hurting a loved one with your temper? What resolutions have you made for the new year?"


Happily, the truth is that willpower is a very real energy–a power source that can be depleted, strengthened, and conserved. And the man who learns how to tap into this fuel and harness his willpower gains some of the most vital knowledge one can possess: how to make of himself and his life anything he wants them to be.


Read more: Willpower Part I: The Force of Greatness | The Art of Manliness http://bit.ly/vVU5aX

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SCHMIDT'S ONLINE DATING PROFILE... from 2008.

Oh there are so many guys like this!


If you haven't caught the show New Girl, with Zooey Deschanel, you need to.


One of the best new TV characters : Schmidt - who comes off as both Geniunely funny and a douchebag at the same time

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Decoding Sexual Desire: Why You’re Into It—or Not | Streams of Consciousness

Decoding Sexual Desire: Why You’re Into It—or Not | Streams of Consciousness | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
Desire. When you have it, nobody questions it. When it is absent, it can be tricky to talk about. After all, the subject is delicate, and ...


Although endocrine, genetic and psychological factors can all contribute to desire, or the lack of it, Dr. Ortigue’s perspective comes largely from looking at brain circuits.


You'll be surprised to find out the main culprit.


Read more: Decoding Sexual Desire: Why You’re Into It—or Not | Streams of Consciousness, Scientific American Blog Network http://bit.ly/sytfW4

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