Masturbation not only increases your orgasms and improves your sex life, but is good for your health to boot. Here's a few more reasons to be going solo…1. Masturbation helps prevent cervical infections and relieve urinary tract infections.Masturbation has been found to help reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men, and now studies are finding that female masturbation can help protect against cervical infections and UTIs as is flushes out bad bacteria.2. ... More »5 reasons why masturbation is good for your health
Last year we were all imagining how our partners would react to bondage ropes and fetish leather, but now it's 2013 and this year it's a whole different ball game (no pun intended). We've scaled down all the sex buzz from our sinful sources to discover the top three trends for 2013. Erotic fiction fans will be pleased to know that Fifty Shades still plays a part...even if it's not in the way you might think. Take a look at the ways you can add an on-trend edge to your bedroom and let us know what you think in the comments box below... ... More »Vibrators in the post, Fifty Shades and strangers: The Top 3 sex trends for 2013
Earlier in the week we reported that Harry Styles and Taylor Swift are not on the best of terms after their short lived romance ended badly. Even if you're not a celeb, it's difficult to cope with seeing an ex-boyfriend after a tricky or particularly heart wrenching break up. You're probably still feeling pangs of jealousy and sadness if he broke up with you, or you could be feeling angry and frustrated with the whole situation. ... More »How to cope with seeing your ex like Harry Styles and Taylor Swift
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If your boyfriend's ex is like a giant elephant in the bedroom (figuratively speaking of course) it's time to ignore questions of whether you are better in bed than her…and just know that you are. Simple. These easy steps will ensure that she will become a fuzzy distant memory of mediocre sex and you will take toe-curling centre stage. 1. She is an ex for a reasonForget who dumped who and all that drama, your boyfriend's ex is just that. An ex. If things were all hunky-dory between them, it never would have ended. Spine tingling sex is about compatibility. ... More »5 ways to be better in bed than his ex
According to new research, almost seven out of ten women have faked an orgasm. Perhaps this isn't a big shocker, but the same research shows that nearly a third of men have done the same. So why is reaching orgasm (and pretending that we're sexually satisfied when we're not) such a big deal? Sexpert Tracey Cox believes we're all afraid of facing the 'negative consequences' of climax-free sex, including hurting a partner's feelings or admitting there is something wrong with the relationship. ... More »No! No! No! 68% of women admit faking orgasms...but men do too
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It's the final day of International Flirting Week (13-19 February) and we're rounding up our coverage of flirting statistics, tips and advice from Zoosk.co.uk and flirting expert and social anthropologist, Jean Smith. Today's top tip is all about staying true to yourself and not taking on a 'flirting character' who uses fake interests to impress people. It's easy to get nervous when you're chatting up Mr Perfect, but being honest about yourself is crucial especially if the flirtation morphs into an actual relationship. ... More »Flirting tip of the day: Have fun and always be true to yourself
In 2011, over 200,000 people in the UK were victims of online dating fraud as scammers are getting evermore advanced in how they target consumers to trick them out of their hard earned cash. Here are knowthenet.org.uk top tips to ensure you only find true love online… 1. Beware of fake photos Model shots or suggestive photos should ring warning bells. People are more likely to post a couple of photos of themselves in normal surroundings. Watch out for exceptionally small photos or ones with blurry corners where a watermark may have been removed. ... More »Don't become the victim of online dating fraud
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It's day six of International Flirting Week (13-19 February) and we're celebrating with a whole host of flirting statistics, tips and advice from Zoosk.co.uk and flirting expert and social anthropologist, Jean Smith. We've all had those awkward moments when you make it clear you fancy someone, either by giving them loads of eye contact or making great conversation, only to find that they're not interested. It's normal to feel a bit embarrassed, but seeing this as a gut-wrenching form of rejection will only make you retreat back into your shell. ... More »Flirting tip of the day: Stop fearing rejection and stay positive
When Kelly Brook announced her split from long-time beau Thom Evans, the news that she had returned to the arms of her ex Danny Cipriani ruffled a few Twitter feathers. So, is the best way to deal with a break-up to start a rebound relationship? Or is moving on too soon a way of ignoring your heart ache?Poor Thom barely has time to blink before Kelly was papped arm-in-arm with rugby player Danny on the most romantic day of the year. She even Tweeted a not-so-subtle snap of a massive bouquet of roses from a 'mystery admirer' on Valentine's Day. ... More »Kelly Brook's Ex-Boyfriend rebound: Good idea or recipe for disaster?
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Physical inactivity, obesity and tobacco are three things that just don't mix with male sexual performance. Daily exercise actually seems to protect against potential erectile dysfunction in middle age. But not all sports are beneficial… More »Why men who keep fit have a healthier sex life
It's day five of International Flirting Week (13-19 February) and we're celebrating with a whole host of flirting statistics, tips and advice from Zoosk.co.uk and flirting expert and social anthropologist, Jean Smith. We all know that looks are important, but how often have you started speaking to someone you're not attracted to and suddenly they become a Greek god before your eyes? Personality and charm are hugely important when it comes to romance, so it's important that you give this a chance to shine through. ... More »Flirting tip of the day: Plan your small talk and don't be quick to judge
It's day four of International Flirting Week (13-19 February) and we're celebrating with a whole host of flirting statistics, tips and advice from Zoosk.co.uk and flirting expert and social anthropologist, Jean Smith. Recent research suggests that 25% of men love receiving a suggestive look from a female flirt, making seductive eye tricks the most popular girl-on-guy technique. When eye contact lingers and morphs into gazing, it's safe to say you're on to a winner. Here's all you need to know about flirting with your eyes... ... More »Flirting tip of the day: Maintain eye contact and watch his 'signals'
It's day three of International Flirting Week (13-19 February) and we're celebrating with a whole host of flirting statistics, tips and advice from Zoosk.co.uk and flirting expert and social anthropologist, Jean Smith. Today's top tip is all about being confident, feeling comfortable and learning to understand his smile... Flirting tip of the day: Look confident, feel confident Healthy relationships often begin with healthy flirting, but to do that you need to be willing to speak to people and display your inner confidence. ... More »Flirting tip of the day: Be confident and feel comfortable
Love was in the air on Twitter last night as a whole host of celebs Tweeted their snaps of brilliant bouquets, seductive smiles and kinky kisses. Take a look at the gallery below and let who know who you think steals the romance crown... What do you think? Leave a comment below to be in with a chance of winning a £100 goodie bag.FLIRTING TIP OF THE DAY: TOUCHY FEELYVALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE TO DATING AND RELATIONSHIPSFLIRTING TIP OF THE DAY: FIRST IMPRESSIONS More »Celebrity Valentine's Day Tweets: From Tom Daley to Kelly Brook
International Flirting Week (13-19 February) is in full swing and we're celebrating with a whole host of flirting statistics, tips and advice from Zoosk.co.uk and flirting expert and social anthropologist, Jean Smith. According to the latest research, it isn't cheesy chat-up lines that turn women off but invasions of their personal space. We've all been there, someone stands right behind you on the dance floor and tries to grind up against you! So. Not. Cool. Touch is a powerful sign of flirting, but only if you get it right. Here's what you need to know... ... More »Flirting tip of the day: Shoulders, hands and body language signs
For the past few weeks we've been asking the experts, scouring the Kama Sutra and examining flirting to bring you the most effective Valentine's dating and relationship guide. EVER!So whether you're trying to seduce a friend, introduce a bit of kink to your bedroom or hone your flirting skills, we've got the article for you. Take a look at our top content picks below and use the hashtag #HandbagSex&Love to let us know your thoughts... ... More »The Ultimate Valentine's Day guide to dating and relationships
Today marks the start of International Flirting Week (13-19 February) and we're celebrating the occasion with a whole host of flirting statistics, tips and advice from Zoosk.co.uk and flirting expert and social anthropologist, Jean Smith. 86% of Brits believe flirting can lead to a long-term relationship, so now is the time to hone your technique. Every day over the course of the week we will be revealing another flirting fact, so keep checking back. Flirting tip of the day: Make a good first impressionSmiles are easy to give, powerful to receive and offer a firm indication of flirting. ... More »It's International Flirting Week! Master the skills and grab yourself a date
Usually dubbed more affectionate than men, new research has found that women are actually less inclined to public displays of affection than their male counterparts. According to MSN UK, 49% of men desire PDAs from their partner in order to feel secure in their relationship, as opposed to 46% of women. The boys also said they felt less embarrassed when their partner showed them some love in public with only 20% of men saying they minded.Seems us ladies feel a little more uncomfortable about the whole PDA situ with 36% of women saying they would much rather keep it behind closed doors. ... More »Men smooch in public to mark their territory
Warner Brothers UK are giving away a fab family getaway to theme park Alton Towers to celebrate the release of Sammy’s Great Escape – in cinemas from Feb 15th More »Win a Family Weekend to Alton Towers with Sammy’s Great Escape children’s movie