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Sex parties are canceled. The bars, restaurants, and fitness studios where you’d usually find someone to bang are closed. The dating app Tinder even put out a precaution about dating and mating in the time of coronavirus. And yet, the internet’s spewing predictions about all the babies that are going to get made during this pandemic.
You're not alone if, prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic, you thought only chain-smokers needed to worry about their lung health. But now, it makes sense to wonder if there's anything you can do to safeguard your lungs from some of the symptoms associated with this never-before-seen strain of coronavirus, like coughing, shortness of breath, and pneumonia.
Gone are the days when every vibrator looked like either like a purple penis or an oversize microphone. Now, not only can you find vibrators in amorphous and varying geometric shapes, but you can also find vibrators that resemble , , , and even . (Whether or not vibrators should be shaped like baby chickens is a discussion for another day, though).
I can back-squat over 250 pounds. I still sleep with a baby blanket. I’m bisexual. These are a few things I make sure people know by the third or fourth date. One more? That I have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Turbo-charged focus. Banished sweet cravings. Reduced risk of common diseases like type 2 diabetes, obesity, and Alzheimer's. Increased weight loss. The purported benefits of the ketogenic diet, the high-fat, moderate-protein, very low-carb diet that's swept up the nation, sound pretty appetizing. Like, maple-bacon-donut level appetizing.
Ever wonder why Karen goes keto and drops mad weight within the first two weeks, while you feel like a greasy sloth on the high-fat, low-carb diet? Some experts say it could be because Karen is fat protein efficient while you are not. Never heard the term fat protein efficient before? Even folks who are most up-to-date on all the weight loss and wellness trends haven't. Fat protein efficiency is connected to the metabolic typing diet
Ah, adrenal fatigue. The condition you've likely heard of…but have no idea what it means. Talk about #relatable. Adrenal fatigue is the buzzword given to the slew of symptoms associated with prolonged, very high stress levels. If you're reading this, there's a chance your Google cal looks like a game of Tetris and/or you self-identify as a Stress Case. So how the heck do you know if you have adrenal fatigue or are just abyss-level deep in a bad week at work?
Ultimately, whether a duo should be more than friends comes down to whether feelings of romantic, sexual, and physical attraction, and compatibility exist, says clinical psychologist Carla Marie Manly, Ph.D. But because the shift from friends to more than that generally happens slowly, “discerning whether the friendship [has] evolved beyond friendship can be tough,” she adds.
Think about your current masturbation routine. There's a good chance you've got it down to an exact science—and that you haven't deviated in a while. Here's the thing: "Most of us masturbate more-or-less the exact same way we did the first time ever masturbated," says Sarah Sloane, who's been coaching sex toy classes at Good Vibrations and Pleasure Chest since 2001. I know, I know, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
Pounds that are practically falling off! Boosted energy! Better-fitting pants! During the first few weeks (or even months) of your weight loss journey you've got results, results, and more results to show for all your hard work. Then suddenly it happens… the scale stalls and you're stuck. When this happens, you've hit what diet and exercise experts call a weight loss plateau.
Cutting back on Hershey's, Ben & Jerry's, and Oreos may be one of the suckiest parts of dieting. But eliminating sweets doesn't mean you have to go without anything sweet-tasting. Seriously! Just eat fruit, especially picks that have been deemed the best for weight loss.
Maybe your interest was piqued after watching Fifty Shades of Grey or Bonding on Netflix. Maybe your partner (consensually) bit or spanked you a tad bit harder than usual…and you liked it. Or maybe you’ve always had a hard-on for hardware.
When it comes to reaching our body composition and weight loss goals, many of us have been told that our metabolism holds the code we need to crack for success. But what exactly is the metabolism—and is it as complicated and (un)changeable as it seems? Keep reading to find out.
What Is Your Metabolism Exactly?
Let’s start with a definition. “Your metabolism is the process your body uses to burn calories and/or fat for energy to survive and live life,” explains Dr. Allen Conrad, BS, DC, CSCS o...