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How to Put the Moves on Your Man This V-Day

(1) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 11:54 AM

Walk into any store this week and you're guaranteed to face flyers for decadent sweets, promotions for "gifts she'll love", and the mandatory explosion of pink and red. Love it or hate it, it's almost Valentine's Day.

For many couples, the annual celebration will go something like this: Man...

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Changing Manscape

(5) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 9:06 AM

My guy's not really the spa type. I just can't see him getting excited about a "Pumpkin Peel" or a "Contouring Body Wrap," but treatments like these available specifically for men at Vancouver's Absolute Spas are becoming more and more popular.

The sexy Burt Reynolds chest rug of the '70s...

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Are Kids Who Watch Porn Sexxx-Obsessed?

(38) Comments | Posted January 31, 2012 | 8:23 AM

According to statistics, most kids have viewed explicit online material by age 11. But because it's not exactly scientifically ethical to plunk kids down, make them watch hours of porn and ask them what they think, it's difficult to study the effect viewing this stuff is having on...

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Snowballs, Hussies and the Evils of Kissing

(3) Comments | Posted January 5, 2012 | 3:09 PM

She called me a hussy.

I didn't even know what the word meant. I was 11, after all. I just knew it was bad.

My unspeakable trangression? I had crossed over into the boy's side of the schoolyard to rescue a massive snowball from the destructive forces of...

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Relationship Quiz: Will You Survive Christmas Together?

(8) Comments | Posted December 22, 2011 | 7:24 AM

I've had at least three relationships break up right before Christmas. In retrospect, it was much better to have ended things before the festivities. None of these pairing would have made it through. And better to go Christmas alone than find yourself trying to explain to your folks why your...

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Christmas Gift-Giving: The True Test of Your Relationship

(6) Comments | Posted December 14, 2011 | 8:00 AM

We tend to measure the quality of our relationships on silly things like how good the sex is, the level of communication, whether you share the same values. But, at this time of year, we're all reminded of the true test of a relationship: giving each other presents.


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Have Sex Toys, Will Travel

(2) Comments | Posted November 29, 2011 | 8:27 AM

I knew as soon as the words came out of my mouth that I was in for a hassle. I was just trying to be honest. After all, isn't that the best policy when you're crossing the border into the U.S.?

Well, maybe not if you're en route to...

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Is Your Dog Ruining Your Relationship?

(1) Comments | Posted October 31, 2011 | 9:09 AM

Betsy Rosenfeld, considered the go-to-girl when it comes to all things dog, delves into the importance of not letting dogs stand in the way of singles' romantic lives in The Complete Single's Guide to Being a Dog Owner.

JV: What do you do when your dog doesn't like your...

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Addicted to Porn

(31) Comments | Posted October 18, 2011 | 12:24 PM

It's time to face the facts.

I'm a porn addict.

According to at least one popular right-wing, American, anti-porn lobby group, "a person is addicted to pornography when he or she goes back for more."

I've gone back for more, and not always just for research.

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The Other Reason Your Kids Don't Talk to You About Sex

(2) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 9:26 AM

I asked my sister if she talks to her 15-year-old son about sex. "I just told him I'm here if he wants to talk about anything," she answered.

He has never come to talk to her about anything.

I don't want to come down on my sister, but...

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"Where Do Babies Come From?" and More Awkward Conversations With Kids

(2) Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 10:34 AM

A girlfriend, and mother of a seven-year-old going on 13, recently recounted a conversation she and her daughter had when they were showering together the other night, sometime they hadn't done in a while. They've had a few discussions about what's going to change about her body as she gets...

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If Women Don't Want Kids, Are They Inadequate?

(152) Comments | Posted September 23, 2011 | 8:00 AM

I've never had any burning urge to reproduce. There's no family pressure and plenty of grandkids, even great grandkids, from the other siblings. And spending two days at our cottage with a friend's rugrats quelled my urge even more.

I admire women who have always known they would have kids,...

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When Can't We Afford to Be Picky Daters?

(90) Comments | Posted September 10, 2011 | 10:14 AM

"You're too picky."

What single person hasn't heard that before? People often accuse us of being super-selective if we're is less than snappy about getting ourselves hitched.

But let's be honest, most of us are picky. Is there such a thing as too picky? Well, what do people expect? "Um,...

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Why I Bothered to Get Married at 40

(57) Comments | Posted August 24, 2011 | 11:41 AM

"Why is she bothering at this point?" That was the response of my sister's mother-in-law to the news that, at the ripe old age of 40, I was planning to tie the knot. I laughed. Given this woman had just buried an alcoholic husband she'd spent her whole life looking...

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"Love Conquers All" and More Bad Relationship Advice

(28) Comments | Posted August 17, 2011 | 9:42 AM

Living better is often based on clichéd advice and personally, I think it's time to put a stop to it, because frankly, there's some advice, especially when it comes to relationships, that needs to be taken with a grain, heck, make that a whole block, of salt. Such as:


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Sex Surveys Have Become More Popular Than Actually Doing it

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2011 | 4:01 PM

When faced with the issue of erectile dysfunction, only 43 per cent of Canadian couples said they talked to their partner about the issue, 12 per cent said they talked to their physician and 27 per cent said they didn't talk to anyone, according to a recent study by

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