Clever new campaign reveals dangers of abstinence-only sex ed

Abstinence-only sex ed programs can be damaging for teenagers.
Abstinence-only sex ed programs can be damaging for teenagers.
Image: SIECUS / Advocates for youth / answer

It can be hard to convey the danger of abstinence-only sex ed programs, but a new set of trading cards is hoping to do exactly that. 

The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), Advocates for Youth, and Answer, nonprofit organizations that promote comprehensive sex ed, have partnered to create a new campaign called #SRAisAbstinenceOnly

The campaign calls out the rise of sexual risk avoidance (SRA) curriculum to teach sex ed. While “sexual risk avoidance” may sound nice, it’s really just a rebranding of abstinence-only-until-marriage, which the new trading cards effectively illustrate.

“These trading cards highlight some of the lessons that are actually used in abstinence-only sexual risk avoidance programs,” said Samantha Dercher, federal policy director at SIECUS. “They tell people things like, ‘If you have sex, you’ll be as undesirable as an already chewed-up piece of gum.'” 

Clever new campaign reveals dangers of abstinence-only sex ed

Image: SIECUS / ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH / ANSWER

Clever new campaign reveals dangers of abstinence-only sex ed

Image: SIECUS / ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH / ANSWER

The trading cards, which are dubbed the “SRA Stigma and Shame Starter Kit,” contain examples of real lessons used in abstinence-only programs. Teachers, for example, compare people who’ve had sex to objects like an unwrapped piece of candy that’s been touched by everyone in a room, a cup full of communal spit, and a used toothbrush. The cards are easily shared on social media. 

SIECUS, Advocates for Youth, and Answer recently delivered the cards to nearly 150 congressional offices to provide a counterpoint to the material that SRA lobbyists share with politicians. The groups also hosted a briefing in Washington, D.C., where sex educators, parents, and students shared their concerns with congressional staffers about the harm these programs can cause.

Research shows that abstinence-only programs aren’t effective because they don’t prevent pregnancy. These programs also often fail to educate young people about contraceptive use or how to avoid sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The Trump administration, however, continues to promote SRA programs. In fiscal year 2019, the federal government has spent $110 million on funding such curriculum. 

Clever new campaign reveals dangers of abstinence-only sex ed

Image: SIECUS / ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH / ANSWER

Clever new campaign reveals dangers of abstinence-only sex ed

Image: SIECUS / ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH / ANSWER

Often, these abstinence-only approaches are prevalent in places that need comprehensive sexual education the most. In the South, where there are high rates of HIV, STIs, and teen births, curriculum focusing only on abstinence is common, Dercher said. 

“We wanted to make it clear to policymakers and to the general public that sexual risk avoidance is abstinence-only,” said Dercher. “We need to stop funneling millions of taxpayer dollars every year into these harmful programs that don’t work.”

Instead of sexual risk avoidance programs, SIECUS, Advocates for Youth, and Answer argue for inclusive programs that teach students about issues like healthy relationships, consent, abuse, and sexual assault, as well as contraceptives and STI protection. 

“In a time when our sexual and reproductive health and rights are constantly under attack, we need to be providing young people with honest, accurate, and inclusive sex ed,” said Dercher.  

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Best sex toys for men in the UK

Get ready to get revved up with this collection of toys, perfect for solo play or for use with a partner.

The world of sex toys for men has more options than ever before. From sex toys for trans men to sex toys designed specifically to satisfy your geekier side, the wide range of options available means there’s truly something for everyone. 

While it may seem sometimes like male sex toys are getting left out of the current sextech revolution, that’s far from true. Real sex positivity applies to everyone, which is why we’re excited about sex educators and smart companies that are working to buck the stigmas associated with male masturbation and backdoor experimentation.

Thinking about experimenting with anal play? Ready to size up from plugs to prostate massagers? You’re in luck. We scoured the web to find the best male-oriented sex toys for every need — all built to heighten sexual pleasure — whether you’re looking to go solo or pair up with a partner.

Note: For the purpose of this article, we are looking primarily at toys that are intended for use by people who are assigned male at birth, which means they are recommended with the same enthusiasm for anyone with a penis/prostate regardless of gender identity. We’ve also included a couple of products specifically geared towards transgender men.


Easy to clean

Necessary cleaning materials don’t come included

The Bottom Line

There are a lot of sleeves on the market, but the tried-and-true Fleshlight is a safe bet.

1. Fleshlight Masturbator

This super popular masturbator is the gold standard for a reason, plus a range of accessories help extend your play.

  • Made from:
    SuperSkin (phalate-free)
The Fleshlight is perhaps the most well-known name in masturbation sleeves, and there’s a reason for that. According to reviewers, the brand’s higher price point is justified by its increased durability, lasting longer than other sleeves. While many reviewers did specifically mention that the texture of this model was useful in helping them last longer, others simply stated that they found it to be more pleasurable than other models.
While the Fleshlight featured here is the “Lady” design, there is also an option that simulates anal penetration, plus opportunities for add-on purchases like sleeve warmers, shower mounts, and even a tablet holder. 

Compatible with most VR goggles • Password protected • Rechargeable

Controls require a learning curve • Not the most quiet device

The Bottom Line

When paired with compatible VR porn, the Launch is like living out a fantasy — and is completely hands free.

2. Fleshlight Launch

Sync it up to VR porn site FeelMe and it’ll control your Fleshlight to the rhythm of what you’re watching.

  • Battery:
    Rechargeable via USB
  • Controlled by:
    Buttons along the side, or use the interactive mode
If you’re already a fan of virtual reality porn, then the Fleshlight Launch is about to take your masturbation game to a whole new level. 
Built to house most standard-size Fleshlight toys and powered by the teledildonic experts at Kiiroo, Launch is a fully automated experience that works your Fleshlight masturbator for you. Featuring up to 180 automated strokes per minute, you can either program the speed and length of strokes yourself via buttons along the side, or lay back and let interactive mode take over. Pop on a pair of VR goggles and sync the Launch to compatible content from FeelMe for a truly high tech sex session. 

Easy to use, non-obtrusive for any kind of play • Cheap

Shaving may be necessary before using due to pulling (ouch!)

The Bottom Line

Probably one of the easiest things to incorporate into your sex life with big-time potential payoff.

The Colt Snug Tugger takes the traditional cock ring design one step further by incorporating the testicles. 
This super easy toy works by gently restricting blood flow to the shaft of the penis, resulting in harder and longer erections, while supporting the testicles with a delicate squeezing sensation. Some satisfied reviewers mention that the ring had the bonus feature of added clitoral sensation for their partners. 

A triple threat • Pleasures the perineum

May be a little bit on the noisy side

The Bottom Line

If you’re looking to take another step into the world of anal exploration, this is a good bet.

4. P-Spot Wand

All the excitement of a vibrator, plug, and anal beads rolled into one.

  • Made from:
    Skin Safe Rubber
This highly intense anal toy brings you pleasure in two places at once, with beads meant to massage when inserted and a vibrating base to tease the perineum. 
Since anal beads typically deliver pleasure through the act of being removed, its clever shape allows for easy partial removal and penetration without disrupting the rest of the action. This means it can be used easily during intercourse.

Waterproof • One-year warranty

The Bottom Line

If you’re looking for hands-free prostate stimulation from a brand you can trust, Hugo is the way to go.

5. Hugo

Sure, it’s a splurge, but your prostate deserves the best.

  • Made from:
    Silicone
  • Controlled by:
    Wireless remote control
  • Features:
    Two small powerful vibration motors, USB charging
If you’re looking for some anal play that puts the power in your partner’s hands, the Hugo is truly state-of-the-art. A waterproof, remote-control prostate massager that features two powerful motors at opposite ends, Hugo is made for intensity. In fact, LELO claims it has the potential to “increase the size and intensity of the male climax by 33 percent.” 
Reviewers who enjoyed it were keen to note full body orgasms and hands-free orgasms. At more than £100, this is definitely an investment piece — but well worth the price. 

Clear version lets you watch as you play • Singular in its focus

Not super versatile

The Bottom Line

If you’re looking for this specific type of toy, there’s really only one like it, so it’s worth a shot.

6. Kiss-X

This toy is great for trans men who are not doing hormone replacement therapy or those who are earlier into their transition.

  • Made from:
    Silicone
A few years since the 2016 debut of the “first FTM Masturbator,” adult film actor Buck Angel is back at it with a new twist. After hearing feedback about the Buck-Off, Angel has created another model meant to satisfy a wider variety of users. 
The Kiss-X features a smaller hole intended to be used for people with a clitoris that is not enlarged enough for the Buck-Off, such as trans men who are not doing hormone replacement therapy or those who are earlier into their transition. 

Crystal clear for watching the action • Designed for larger men

The Bottom Line

If you’ve tried traditional penis pumps but felt underwhelmed, this new sensation may be a better (and tighter) fit.

7. Hydromax9

This see-through penis pump uses water instead of air to create that trademark suction.

  • Made from:
    Silicone, ABS (plastic)
The Hydromax9 is a new kind of penis pump, using water instead of air to get even stronger suction. 
According to the product listing, this toy is ideally suited for the shower or bath. Simply fill it with water and then start pumping — the vacuum effect will encourage blood to flow into your shaft and any excess water will flow out the end of the toy.
This new design is more comfortable and less likely to allow unwanted air from leaking inside while in use.

Really small and unassuming

Only meant for one-time use

The Bottom Line

The Tenga Egg Hard Boiled Edition is good for someone who has been hesitant to dip their toes into the world of assisted masturbation.

8. Tenga Eggs (Hard boiled Edition)

Great for those short on space in a suitcase, or for people new to the world of assisted masturbation.

  • Made from:
    Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
Some male masturbation aids can be bulky and intimidating, but Tenga Eggs are just the opposite. 
Originally created in Japan (where masturbation culture is much more open) these little silicone eggs are actually quite “kawaii.” They’re also simple to use: just add a little lube and stretch it over the head of the penis (similar to putting on a condom) before going about a session as you usually would. And for folks already familiar with Tenga Eggs, the “Hard Boiled” edition refers to the six new textures being debuted, made with thicker and stronger material.
One potential drawback: They’re only meant for single use. Although some reviewers say that with care, you can make them last for multiple uses — up to 10 or so. That said, they’re reasonably priced and unobtrusive enough that they also make a great travel companion when you don’t want to pack your pricier toys. 

Tenuto pays special attention to the perineum, an erogenous zone too often neglected • Can be used solo or with a partner

It’s not yet available, so it’s hard to know just how well it fits to every body

The Bottom Line

If you’re looking for lots of stimulation, Tenuto may be the powerhouse for you.

9. Tenuto

A vibrating device that’s much more robust than a cock ring and includes perineum stimulation.

  • Made from:
    Silicone
  • Controlled by:
    Bluetooth app or the device itself
  • Features:
    Six small powerful vibration motors
One of the newest pleasure products from MysteryVibe — the UK-based company that became famous for its unisex vibrator — has come up with a new vibrating device to be worn around the penis and testicles, with special attention paid to the perineum.
The Tenuto is a wearable vibrator for men and seems to be an especially promising new take on the traditional cock ring. With six motors and a water resistant design, the Tenuto is controlled via app. And though it’s currently only available for pre-order, it’s well-received by testers. The app is straightforward and offers some interesting options and functionality.

Really great deal • High-quality products

Vibrator is a bit loud • Sleeve might be tight for some

The Bottom Line

If you’re ready to try something new but aren’t sold on what, this kit will certainly set you down the right path.

10. Ultimate Performance Male Sex Toy Kit

There’s nothing at all wrong with having it all, and this set will get you there.

  • Requires:
    3 x LR44 batteries (included) and 2 x AAA batteries (sold separately)
For those looking to get into the sex toy game by jumping in headfirst rather than simply dipping a toe, this kit may be just the thing you’re looking for. 
Equipped with a butt plug, cock ring, masturbation sleeve, and penis pump with a detachable vibrator, this kit is marketed towards someone looking to “lead a voyage of discovery.” And at less than £40 for all four pieces, you’re really getting the bang for your buck.
Happy reviewers noted that the kit is a true bargain and that the products were all high-quality (especially the pump). 

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Boomerang nude GIFs are the latest sexting trend

A buffet of Boomeranged nudity.
A buffet of Boomeranged nudity.
Image: bob al-greene / mashable 

Last week, while I was brushing my teeth before bed, my phone flashed up with a voice note sent by a close friend. “Rachel!” my friend yelled down the phone with some urgency. “The days of the dick pic are gone. I can’t tell you how many dick GIFs I’m getting.”

The next day, I launched an investigation into whether or not people are *actually* sending “dick GIFs”. What I discovered was this: people are sending Boomeranged solicited nudes to one another. 

And it’s not just dick pics. It’s also butt GIFs, boob GIFs, and a veritable buffet of moving nudity. According to the people I’ve spoken to, a nude Boomerang offers something that a pic does not: a flirty bit of movement. 

Boomerang — an Instagram owned app — allows you to create “mini-videos” by capturing 10 photos and sticking them together to create a looping GIF. You can use the app to create Boomerangs without sharing them publicly and you can save them to your phone and send them via a messaging app. 

Ann (not her real name), who works as an editor, told me she started making nudes on Boomerang — Instagram’s app which lets you make “mini videos that loop back and forth” — about a year ago. Ann says she feels that Boomeranged butt GIFs are “like the flirty wink of nudes.” 

“Most of my nudes focus on my butt and the light/mirror situation in my apartment isn’t great, so I was trying to figure out how to take better ones using the front facing camera,” says Ann. She tried taking a photo by lying on her stomach and taking a pic of her butt over her shoulder. 

“I was struggling a bit to capture the thiccness of my butt because it looked flat.”

“I was struggling a bit to capture the thiccness of my butt because it looked flat,” Ann continues. “And then somewhere along the line — trial and error! — I realised I could do a boomerang to get some motion.” 

She likes Boomerang nudes because they feel “a bit more playful” and fun. “I would feel like an absolute cornball ever taking a video, so Boomerang is like the perfect middle ground,” says Ann. “They’re only like, what, five seconds long at most? So there’s not really pressure to nail a move or anything like that — you can just do something cute and silly.”

A writer who’d prefer to remain anonymous says she’s had nude GIFs made of her consensually. 

“I’m not a big fan of videos being made of me because I think with sound and everything it can get really identifiable,” she says. “But GIFs seem really fun and catch something sexy and short.”

She says one of her current sexual partners has, with her consent, used Boomerang to capture “little moments” during sex. “I’m into kink and he has made GIFs of me being hit on the ass with a flogger, for example. Or a moment during sex.

“I’ve sent them on to others instead of nudes,” she adds. “Like, you can’t see my face and people are always really into it.”

How to save your Boomerangs in the app without posting publicly.

How to save your Boomerangs in the app without posting publicly.

Image: rachel thompson / boomerang

I ask what the appeal of sending a gif is over, say, sending a still image. “I think it feels more real in some way too, because of the short movement,” she says. “It’s like you’re in the room a bit more.” 

While Boomerang is being used for solicited and consensual nudes, it’s perhaps unsurprising that people are also sending unsolicited Boomeranged nudes. 

Erin, who’d prefer to be identified by her first name only, says she received a Boomeranged gif of a penis after going on a date with a guy. “I’ve had some guy send me a helicopter dick Boomerang once and needless to say there was not another date. Fucking gross,” she tells me. “Helicopter dick alone is terrifying.” (Just as an FYI, the term “helicopter dick” is defined by Urban Dictionary as “a sexual display wherein a male gyrates his pelvis so that his flaccid penis whirls in a radial manner like the blades of a helicopter.”)

“Is anyone ever ready for a helicopter dick Boomerang nude?”

Erin says they had started to get “a little sexy” during texting, but “not so much that I was 100 percent helicopter dick nude.” 

“But is anyone ever ready for a helicopter dick Boomerang nude?” she asks. Good question. 

She replied to the dick gif saying “WTF” and the sender then accused her of “killing the mood.” 

“But seriously — how am I the one that killed the mood?” she muses. 

If you’re sharing nude Boomerangs with a consenting partner, there are a few things to bear in mind.  Instagram — which owns Boomerang — has a strict policy on the sharing of nude or sexual content. That rule applies to content showing sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully naked buttocks. The policy also applies to some photos of women’s nipples — with the exception of photos showing post-mastectomy scarring, active breastfeeding, or images of breasts where the nipples are censored by blurring or pixelation. So, sharing your nude Boomerangs to your Instagram Stories or grids would be in breach of Instagram’s policies.

Instagram has a section in its Help Centre detailing how to share photos safely. This section also contains advice on what to do if someone is threatening to “share things you want to keep private.” In instances where you feel you’re being threatened with revenge porn, Instagram asks people to report the profile of the person making the threat — and if you don’t have an Instagram account, you can use this form to submit a report. If you’re receiving unsolicited nudes that you believe are in breach of Instagram’s community guidelines and terms of use, you can report the sender using Instagram’s reporting tool. 

In this day and age, it often feels like no app is immune from hacks and data breaches. As with any app that’s used to create images or videos, it’s important to think about your own digital safety and privacy. 

Stay safe out there.

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Which dating app is right for you in the UK? Use this guide to figure it out in 2019.

We compare the most popular dating apps and sites to help you find your soulmate.

Best for finding a spouse


Marriage-minded folks flock to eharmony because of its great success rate and its comprehensive compatibility questionnaire.

Best for people who are so over Tinder


With a seriously impressive user base and tons of ways to connect, Match offers a fun-yet-serious alternative to sites that are too intense and marriage-focused.

Online dating is officially mainstream. “We met on Tinder” is the new “we met in a bar.” 

Countless children have been born to parents who met via an online dating app like Match or eharmony. And according to eharmony, more than 50% of couples will meet online by 2031 (they would say that, but it’s not an implausible forecast given online dating’s rising popularity).

With so many options, it can be hard to know where to find the best crop of potential mates. Each of the dating apps out there have features that will matter differently to you depending on your lifestyle, what you want, and what’s most important to you. Looking for Ms. Right? Or perhaps just Mr. Right Now? It’s helpful to know how each dating app is different so that you can surround yourself with people who want the same thing as you.

Whether you’re looking for something super specific or have tried every app on the market, this handy guide breaks down what the deal is with each of these online dating experiences and who they’re best suited for. Good luck out there! 


Unique, career-oriented user base • Ultra specific filters • Low chance of being catfished

Extremely pricey • Restricted to a few matches per day • Time consuming

The Bottom Line

Calling on a more mature crowd, EliteSingles weeds out the non-professionals and gives a space for ambitious individuals to connect with genuine, like-minded individuals.

1. EliteSingles

A space for ambitious people to connect with genuine, like-minded singles who don’t have time to meet someone the old fashioned way.

  • Free version:
    Yes
  • Three months of paid:
    £48.50/month
  • Six months of paid:
    £35/month
  • One year of paid:
    £25/month
Who it’s for: Picky people looking for something super specific in a partner. And guys, this is not the place for the younger millennials: EliteSingles loves to brag that 82% of their members are university grads, and with most of its members being 33-50 years old, we can pretty surely say that the main target is mature, working professionals rather than the the Tinder-using generation. Sorry uni kids.
Why it’s awesome: Rather than being thrown into an endless pool of profiles, EliteSingles lets you pick out exactly what you’re looking for. You’ll be given a limited number of matches curated for you using 29 extremely detailed, professional-level algorithms based on the popular Five Factor Personality Test. They’ll even show you your own results in comparison to those of potential matches to see how you stack up. Like eHarmony, the stuff to fill out is pretty lengthy — but that’s what you want if you’re looking for a lasting relationship, and this helps ensure that you aren’t swiping through loads of people that aren’t your type. Slow and steady wins the race, right?
Another unique thing is that there are separate pools based on location, religion, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. You can even break it down by profession if — for example, you are or were a teacher, you might only want to date someone who was also a teacher. All profiles are also verified manually with an upscale Fraud Detection System.
As you could have expected from the fancy-sounding name, EliteSingles is the most expensive of the bunch (but we say worth it). Sign up here and read our full review here.

Massive user base • LGBTQ friendly • Tons of features for max satisfaction • Chemistry questionnaires are actually decent

Outdated and unattractive layout • Entire site looks like a virus-ridden porn ad • Best features get pricey

The Bottom Line

If you can get past the fact that it looks like an ad for a deserted strip club, you’ll get the satisfaction you were looking for and more.

2. AdultFriendFinder

Live videos, group chats, and more monthly visitors than eharmony makes AFF great for finding a fling.

  • Free version:
    Yes
  • One month of GOLD:
    £23.25/month
  • Three months of GOLD:
    £15.50/month
  • One year of GOLD:
    £11.60/month
Who it’s for: Horny people. 
Why it’s awesome: AdultFriendFinder is our pick for the best hookup site, and that’s because it’s literally impossible to walk away unsatisfied. Regardless of whether you’re looking for an in-person hookup or to blow off some steam via sexting or raunchy videos, AFF has everything that your dirty mind can think of and more. If you don’t mind that the entire thing looks like a sketchy “There are hot singles in your area” ad, you’ll be in heaven.
With over 25 million monthly users (that’s more than eharmony) as well as live video options, chat rooms, groups for ultra specific kinks, and more, you can probably assume how wild this site can get. But there’s such a large and diverse group of potential matches, you’re very likely to find someone who’s on the same page as you. The part that you wouldn’t expect is the fact that they do offer tons of compatibility questions and matchmaking services, because they’re that intent on finding you a good match.
Another bonus is that AdultFriendFinder is like the dating site version of London (AKA it never sleeps). You’ll find people who work the regular 9-5, people who work the night shift, and people in other time zones, so it’s nearly impossible to log on and not have people to talk to. You can even check out the “How to Date” playlist on its Youtube channel for tips on how to ace the dating game. AdultFriendFinder is like the booty call that’s always awake when you text them. 
You can read our full review on AdultFriendFinder here and sign up here.

Largest user base of any dating site • Clean and user friendly layout • IRL group events • Low-pressure atmosphere

Sifting through so many users takes time • Pricey • Endless emails from non-matches

The Bottom Line

A just-plain-fun happy medium for those who are tired of the lack of seriousness (and abundance of gross messages) on Tinder but aren’t ready for eharmony.

3. Match

With a seriously impressive user base and tons of ways to connect, Match offers a fun-yet-serious alternative to sites that are too intense and marriage-focused.

  • Free version:
    Yes
  • Three months of paid:
    £18.50/month
  • Six months of paid:
    £16.20/month
  • One year of paid:
    £15.45/month
Who it’s for: People who trust experience over gimmicks and people who want *a lot* of options.
While many dating apps go overboard with obnoxious advertising (leading to an unfortunate desperation stigma), Match offers a sliver of hope: They guarantee that you’ll find someone in six months, and if you don’t, they’ll give you six months for free. Match has gained the trust of over 35 million unique monthly visitors, giving it the largest user base of any online dating site. Match loves to brag about their success stories on social media, providing you endless inspiration when your dating life looks grim. 
Why it’s awesome: As one of the first online dating sites launched in 1995, Match has decades of data to back up their their algorithms — so no, it’s not just another one of those sites that you’ll forget about after a month. Match even uses your swipes to get a better idea of what you like to give you better matches in the future.
And guess what? These tried and true algorithms don’t require some long, tedious questionnaire. Aside from asking about your personal values and interests, Match allows you to specify what you want (or don’t want) in a partner and how important that is: If you’d prefer someone who doesn’t smoke cigarettes but it’s not a deal breaker, Match lets you specify that, and if you choose “This is a deal breaker,” they won’t give you potential matches that had that in their answers. It’s a super simple way to make sure you two at least somewhat on the same page with surface-level things, and can avoid those awkward conversations two months into the relationship. Finding someone who has the same values as you is just as important as finding an honest person and the rest of that mushy stuff.
Sign up here.

Insane success rate • Best bet for compatible matches • Low chance of vulgar messages

Pricey • Making a profile takes forever • Messages from non-matches

The Bottom Line

Marriage-minded folks flock to eharmony because of its great success rate and its comprehensive compatibility questionnaire.

4. eHarmony

Marriage-minded folks flock to eharmony because of its great success rate and its comprehensive compatibility questionnaire.

  • Free version:
    Yes
  • Three months of paid:
    £42.50/month
  • Six months of paid:
    £28.50/month
  • One year of paid:
    £14.50/month
Who it’s for: Marriage-minded people trying to marry the next person they date. With an opening questionnaire as time-consuming and mushy as this one, we don’t expect that many people looking for a hookup would put themselves through that. Their explicit goal is to “create more meaningful connections that lead to fulfilling marriages,” so if that’s your goal as well this is the site for you. 
Why it’s awesome: The fact that it accounts for 4 percent of marriages in the US speaks for itself — that’s an insane stat to come from a single dating site and proves that people are not messing around here. You’ll only get a handful of potential matches per day and there’s no search feature, so being patient is key. You can’t rush things like this.
eHarmony uses a comprehensive questionnaire with a whopping 29 dimensions to match you with people based on your long-term compatibility. You’ll give yourself a rating on prompts like “I’m an honest partner,” with sliding scale responses. On paper, asking deep questions like these right off the bat makes total sense when pairing two people together — but they’re so basic and annoying. As much as you’d like to lie to feel better about yourself, you know deep down that’s not the way to a healthy relationship. Admitting that you’re not as mature in a certain area is key to eharmony matching you with someone who complements you. eharmony promises to pay for three months if you’re not satisfied after three months, so they’re clearly pretty confident that all of those questions work.
Warning: It does get pricey, but less so the longer your subscription is — and it’ll be worth it when you have your boo. Sign up here.

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Get an extra 10% off everything on Lovehoney to celebrate National Sex Day in the UK

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No better way to spend your Sunday.
No better way to spend your Sunday.
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TL;DR: There’s 10 percent off absolutely everything on Lovehoney, to mark National Sex Day in the UK. (But hurry, the offer is just for June 9.)


June 9 is National Sex Day in the UK, but of course you already knew that, didn’t you?

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate this momentous occasion that by saving on a wide range of Lovehoney products. OK, maybe we can think of one better way, but we’re talking about deals here, guys. 

Lovehoney has cut the price of its entire stock by an extra 10 percent for one day only. Yep, so if you are in the market for a new sex toy, lingerie set, or sex swing, you need to make your purchase before midnight on June 9 to save. There’s no need to panic though, because the process couldn’t be any easier. You just need to head to the store, make your selection, and your 10 percent discount will be automatically applied when you add anything to your basket.

The sale includes absolutely everything on the Lovehoney site, so you really can go wild, with something for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re single, dating, married, or something in between, because Lovehoney caters to everyone.

National Sex Day only comes round once a year, so make sure you make the most of it — with a great deal that is.

Get an extra 10% off everything on Lovehoney to celebrate National Sex Day in the UK

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