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These 31 Ridiculously Awkward Stories Of Sex Ed Going Wrong Will Totally Make Your Day

Posted: 12 Aug 2016 08:15 PM PDT

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1. Modern Education

In 4th grade some kid asked “if a guy cums its called ejaculation, so when a girl sprays that liquid out whats that called”. The teacher said females do not do that. The boy looked at her and said trust me, they do, I’ve watched like thirty of them do it.

2. No Homo

I went to a parochial (church) school. The pastor taught the sex ed class. At the end of the class we had question time. This boy asked the teacher if it was gay to take a picture of his own dick and jerk off to it.

3. Possibly

“Can you get stuck?”

4. As Seen On TV

A kid in my sex ed class once asked “why is period blue?”. He’d obviously seen a few too many tampon/pad commercials.

5. Apparently Looking Forward To It

“So when does the blood squirt out my butt?” -from an 11 year old girl.

6. Orgasm Tampons

In grade 6 sex ed, my friend asked “Why do girls use tampons instead of pads?” and before the teacher could say anything, another kid piped up with “Because they get orgasms when they use them.”

I fucking wish, kid.

7. All Boys Think They Need Magnums

I was a student witnessing this and it’s not really a question, more of a situation.

A bit of background: the School’s gym teacher was missing her left hand at the wrist. It was a birth defect, she’s done some pretty cool things despite it.

In the 9th grade, we had her for the sex ed unit of phys ed. during her lesson, she was doing a bit about contraception. She was talking about different methods, then she got to condoms. She took one, unwrapped it, applied it over her left wrist and said something along the lines of “and most of you boys think you need magnums?”

8. Nothing To Do In Nebraska

My sex ed teacher in high school got to the chapters about STDS (semester long class about sex and other healthfulness things) and wanted to have a serious discussion because statistically speaking 1/3 students at my school had an STD already. She explains this and that the two counties feeding into our high school had some of the highest rates of STDS in the nation. She then asks: “So why do you think that is?”

Before she can get in a word about condoms and staying protected, kid pipes up: “It’s fucking Nebraska; what else are we going to do?”

9. TeaBagging

As a student I thought it would be funny to ask my grade 7 teacher what tea bagging was (I played a lot of Halo) so she went on a 15 minute speech of what it was and why people may want to do it. The class was so stunned and I was pretty embarrassed.

10. Asking The Real Questions

“If I have sex with my dad and have a kid, is the kid my brother or my son?”

11. How Many Reproductive Holes?

In freshmen health, the guys were asked “how many reproductive holes do women have” (I’m pretty sure he used the word ‘holes’). And that dick teacher made the guys write answers down on a notecard and sign our name. I was one of two people to put down ‘3’. Keep in mind i was 13 and fairly new to the anatomy game. So, my fabulous teacher calls out both our names during class and asks us to explain our reasoning. I’m sure it was hilarious for him and the other kids.

I said the urethra, anus, and vagina because freshman logic.

12. “Not An Actual Size”

When I was in sex ed it was the PE teachers job to teach it. This guy wasn’t very bright. We are sitting in the bleachers of the gym and he has a projector out and a projection screen setup. After a few minutes of talking about the class and letting kids excuse themselves and go to the library if they aren’t allowed to take the course he puts up a side of a penis. Now this image is probably 4 feet tall and he mutters, “Now keep in mind kids, this is not an actual size.”

The one black kid in our class said, “You white people are funny.”

Best moment of middle school ever.

13. Yes

Kid in Grade 6: “If a girl takes Viagra does she grow a penis?”

14. Just Enough

“How much pee do you put in?”

15. Thanks, Darius

We had an inner city kid who openly asked in a very rural conservative small school whether it was possible for”the skeet to drip down from da booty hole and get a bitch pregnant”. The teacher just looked at him and said “It is possible, not quite likely though. Great question Darius.”

16. Little Pain Balls

After testicles are mentioned for the first time a kid asked, “Are those the things that make your stomach hurt when you squeeze them?”

17. The Struggle

I remember a sex ed class where there were a bunch of index cards with sexual and non-sexual (but romantic) acts on them and as a group we were tasked with putting them in what we deemed the proper order. I couldn’t, for the life of me get the group to avoid ass to mouth.

18. “Whore-Moans”

My mother in law taught sixth grade health class one year, and told the students to write down any questions they wanted answered anonymously. Her favorite was:

“What are whore-moans?”

19. Sicko

In 8th grade health class they showed us the birth video and this one kid decided to try and secretly jerk off during it. He wasn’t very discrete and the teacher saw him walked up and told him to go to the office.

20. Battered With Questions

Not a teacher either, but my class railed the teacher with some interesting questions during our first class. It ranged from things such as, “Can a girl be impregnated by a dildo?” to “Can a girl’s vagina be burnt from too much friction during sex?” What was sort of awkward though, was when our teacher was telling us that “it’s normal to randomly get erections at our age, but the boys will eventually learn to control them like he can”.

21. Crying In Sex Ed Class

When I was in sex ed class, this one kid started crying and looked terrified. The teacher asked what was wrong and he asked “But what will happen to me when the cement dries?”

Where I live, a lot of people pronounce “cement” as “see-ment.” When the teacher was talking about semen, he thought she was saying we had cement in our scrotums.

22. Oops, Wrong Hole

When I was a sophomore in high school we had a week of sex ed. For the first two days they split the guys and girls into separate rooms. My teacher (a guy) goes through a process of explaining how this is a very serious subject and if anyone laughs or makes a joke they will be thrown out of class. He then starts by explaining how a woman gets pregnant. He pulls down a large diagram of the female anatomy, grabs a pointer, points at the diagram and says, “The penis travels through the vagina, up the birth canal and ejaculates. The sperm then begin its journey.” At this point he stops, stands silent for a minute then says, “Sorry about that guys. That’s actually the anus.” After about 10 seconds of everyone nearly passing out he says, “It’s okay to laugh at that one.” We exploded and for the rest of the school year if anyone made a mistake while were around someone that was in that class we would just apologize and says, “Sorry, that’s the anus!”

23. Probably Illegal Under The Geneva Convention

I was 11 years old and in the sixth grade. We didn’t just get a general talk with some videos, oh no, we got slides of graphic pictures of genitals affected by sexually transmitted diseases.

The worst was this slide of a diseased penis that had been so ravaged by multiple STDs that it was more pus and bloodied sores than skin. Being 11 years old, my friends and I almost immediately turn our heads away in an attempt to not gag and vomit in class.

Instead of just realizing that showing 11 year olds horribly graphic pictures of diseased genitalia is going to cause most of them to be squeamish, the bitch of a sex ed instructor walks back to us and causes a scene. She says, “Oh you don’t like the way that looks, do you? Well, this will probably be the only time you get to see something like this. If you look away one more time, I’m sending you to the principal.”

24. Sick Burn

When I was in sex ed myself many years ago all the guys got to write questions for the girls on paper notes and vice versa. One of the guys wrote: “What is the largest thing you could fit inside of you?” One of the girls answered: “an infant”.

I still find it hilarious….

25. Sassy Old Man

Omg my sex ed teacher was an 82 year old man and he was hilarious. We had the question box and he read one that said “I have a 12 inch penis,what do I do with it?”

I’ll never forget what he said. Without hesitation he said “Wrap it in a sock and strap it to your leg pause that’s what I do.” I honestly think I’m the only one who heard it because I was the only person to burst out laughing.

26. We’re Done For The Day

We had an anonymous question box too, and someone asked “If white people cum is white, is black people cum black?”

Still staring at the paper in front of the class, she simply let out a “Wat.” and then proceeded to answer “No… no, it’s all the same colour.” and then she sighed in a really depressed tone and ended the class a few minutes early, deciding to draw no more questions for the day.

27. Proof That Sex Ed Is Pretty Damn Important

I took my high school’s health requirement over the summer because one I wanted to take an Advanced Placement class which would last two periods. I opted for the four-week summer course, which had a few other kids such as myself but was about 70% cliche summer school crowd. We had all types of troublemakers; ones with no respect for authority, ones that refused to do assignments, and some that legitimately needed to retake the course to learn the material. Also, there was a pregnant girl. She was pretty far along, already showing in the belly department.

The teacher had just done the contraceptives lesson and was doing a little post-lecture review. She asked us, “What is the most effective form of contraception?” She expected us to say to use the pill specifically for contraception, but to wear a condom to protect against diseases. Totally legit, everyone was on board. But the pregnant girl raised her hand and said “Mrs Miller, I’m confused. I thought the safest thing would be to not let the boy finish inside of you, so shouldn’t the pull-out method be the safest?” Our teacher explained the error of her ways, to which the girl replied “Damn, I thought pull-out would be foolproof. That’s what I’ve been using.” There were no words.

28. Flying IUDs

We had to give presentations on different contraception methods during a sex ed unit of our health class. 5-6 member groups did presentations about condoms, female condoms, the pill, etc. One of the guys doing the presentation was flexing an IUD between his fingers. It shot out of his hand and hit a popular girl 20 feet away in the eye.

29. Maybe If You Drink A Whole Can Of It

Girl in my health class asked “since red bull is sugary and the prostate makes sugary stuff will cum give me an energy boost?”

30. A Real Expert

In grade six, my sex Ed teacher – who was a bald, fat, and just disgusting to look at – opened the class with “You girls might think I don’t know much about your bodies, but I just got my wife pregnant for the second time.” No one said anything.

31. Covered In Fake Sperm

When I was in Year 6 (age 11-12) we had our first proper sex education class and the school had drafted in this super-cool team of young people to tell us all about it.

One of the gimmicks they’d brought in (after we’d been divided into small groups) was a model of a penis. Now, you could insert a syringe into the bottom of the penis, filled with glycerin to simulate ejaculation. The key point being that this syringe had to be pushed gently.

So the guy after telling us the basics puts the syringe in and pushes it way too hard and it blasts off and covers me in glycerin that’s simulating semen.

My friends still sometimes often bring that up and I’m 21. TC mark

18 Men On The One Thing That Instantly Turns Them Off About A Woman (And Why)

Posted: 12 Aug 2016 08:00 PM PDT

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1. "A foul mouth is so unattractive to me, it's just one of those things that make you almost cringe to hear coming out of a woman's mouth." – Derek, 25


2. "Definitely a chick who thinks she knows it all. She's generally full of shit and it's annoying to be around." – Cody, 26


3. "Someone who smokes. Smoking is a nasty habit, not to mention it's unhealthy and gross. I don't want to make out with someone who tastes like an ash tray." – Sam, 30


4. "A girl who doesn't have an open mind. Someone who is just so set in her ways that she won't listen to the other side, it's like talking to a wall because she either doesn't care or won't admit that she's wrong. I can't stand it." – Paul, 23


5. "I don't like girls who are constantly on their phones, especially when they're with a group of people or on a date with me. Are we really that boring you have to burry you nose in social media instead of interacting with the people around you?" – Lucas, 21


6. "A girl who drinks excessively is not for me. I get going out and having fun, but someone who blacks out and pukes is not someone I have any interest in dating." – Mark, 24


7. "Girls who can't make up their mind. I get that sometimes you are battling back and forth between two things, but every single time you leave the decision up to me is kind of a turn off. Have some opinions and make up your own mind, don't let everyone constantly decide for you." – Cameron, 27


8. "A girl who talks like she's super ditzy and unintelligent makes me immediately turned off. I can stand having a conversation with someone like that." – Brian, 26


9. "Definitely smoking. I could see a hot chick but as soon as she starts smoking I'm turned off. It's just such a nasty habit and I don't like smelling like it, or being near a girl who just chiefs down cigs." – Eric, 33


10. "A girl who is really insecure turns me off. I know it might not be her fault, but it's really hard to be around someone who is constantly putting themselves down or other people to feel better about themselves. Have some confidence in yourself!" – Adam, 27


11. "A liar. I am instantly turned off by someone who constantly lies, like come on being honest isn't that hard and it's essential in a relationship." – Jack, 31


12. "I'd say someone who is all about receiving and never giving. I don't mind paying for dinner if I'm taking her out on a date, but it would be nice if she'd at least offer and after consistently paying for everything it becomes clear she's definitely using you to get free things." – Andy, 25


13. "I can't stand girls who are obsessed with social media. You don't have to take a picture of your meal, especially when we're out on a date, I don't know why you would even think that's a good idea? I can't deal with the women who are just obsessed with the social media world and having the picture perfect life, they're not for me." – Shane, 28


14. "Helpless women turn me off. I like doing things for women, I'm sure it makes every guy feel good to be needed every once in a while, but no one wants someone who's helpless and needs him to do EVERYTHING for her. Be a little self-sufficient please." – Doug, 34


15. "Pretending to be something you're not. Whether it's clumsy or acting dumb or pretending to be into something I'm into when you're clearly not. Just be you and be real, don't try to change who you are to impress me because I can guarantee it isn't working." – Mikey, 22


16. "A self-obsessed woman. I have no interest in someone who  would metaphorically rather make out with themselves than actually make out with me." – Steve, 23


17. "A woman who needs to be the center of attention. She has to have the focus on her or else she isn't having a good time. A woman like that just seems like she'd constantly need, need, need in a relationship and I couldn't handle that." – Parker, 24


18. "I can't stand females who are always talking shit and judging other females. It's annoying and it shows a lot about her character." – Frank, 20 TC mark

Here’s What Makes You Good In Bed, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Posted: 12 Aug 2016 07:15 PM PDT

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Bianca des Jardins

Aries

(March 21st to April 19th)

You have a powerful personality and you’re a great kisser. You have dominate characteristics and are more of a heat of the moment kind of lover. Making love isn’t really your thing, you prefer more hot-n-heavy action and you love to please in bed. Foreplay isn’t really your forte, you like diving in and getting to work.

Taurus

(April 20th to May 21st)

The Taurus is a very sensual sign, so sex to you is a natural and fun expression of love. You’re more deep and you prefer sex to mean something instead of random hook ups. You’re good in bed because you care about your partner and find comfort in making them feel secure. You take your time with things and make sure your partner is satisfied completely, unlike Aries you don’t rush through foreplay because you know it is essential in bed.

Gemini

(May 22nd to June 21st)

Gemini’s are never, ever going to be boring in bed. You love being unpredictable and switching things up constantly. You’re probably into role play, or dressing up, or other more complex acts that will make sleeping with you hard to forget. Gemini’s can be considered a “freak in the sheets” in the best way possible because you have a reputation of being a little inappropriate.

Cancer

(June 22nd to July 22nd)

Try to imagine cuddling and having sex at the same time, that’s what Cancer’s are like in bed. Cancer’s love affection, are very caring and are often submissive. While Cancers are typically not known for being wild, heat of the moment types of lovers, they are known for having open minds and are usually willing to try new things. If you’re a Cancer you enjoy giving your body to your partner to explore, while at the same time feeling an emotional connection to them.

Leo

(July 23rd to August 22nd)

Leo’s have big egos and like to be dominate, which is how they are in bed as well. You’re generally down to experiment sexually in bed as long as it doesn’t put them in a too submissive position making them vulnerable. You are good in bed because like your sign (a lion) you expect to be the best in bed and you will make sure to prove it. You also enjoying giving because with Leo’s pleasure is not a one-way street so you aim to please your lover in hopes to hear some moans and words of appreciation.

Virgo

(August 23rd to September 22nd)

Virgo’s will rarely make the first move and they don’t thrive off of sex like most other signs, but fear not they are great lovers. You’re all about mind, body and spirit making you extremely kind and considerate. You also thrive when you feel comfortable, so good luck to anyone ever trying to have a one night stand with you. Virgo’s aren’t into quickies, as they aim to please and are known to be perfectionists so if at first they don’t succeed they will try again. If you choose to love a Virgo you will not be disappointed.

Libra

(September 23rd to October 22nd)

Libra’s love trying things and they will try things twice just to be sure. They love oral and they also love giving it. If you’re a Virgo you love your back being rubbed and your butts being touched. You often enjoy being submissive more than dominate and you often associate love and sex together. You are a very romantic and passionate lover and will make sure your partner is fully satisfied in bed.

Scorpio

(October 23rd to November 22nd)

Scorpio’s are known as “freaks in the sheets.” Sex in their thing, almost like their religion, they dominate the Zodiac in the bedroom. You’re kinky and love rough sex (passionate sex might put them to sleep). You love foreplay and putting your partner in submissive positions. You love hair pulling, scratching, biting and would be the sign to even attempt to break the bed. Scorpio’s are wild and who ever winds up in your bed will be in for one hell of a ride.

Sagittarius

(November 23rd to December 21st)

Your adventurous and spontaneous side makes you a catch. Your partner will love being surprised by your instant turn ons and random quickies. Sagittarius’s are known to be curious so your partner will always be surprised by your choice of location and position, keeping your sex life vibrant and interesting.

Capricorn

(December 22nd to January 20th)

Capricorn's want things their way and when they want it. They are known to never do anything half way – so they'll do anything to reach their goal, or in this case their climax. If you’re a Capricorn you’re either in the mood or you’re not, but when you are in the mood you’re in the mood and your partner can expect you to let them know exactly the way you like things.

Aquarius

(January 21st to February 18th)

If you’re an Aquarius you’re all about the mental game. Once you’re in bed though, you’re extremely fun in the sheets. You will make the first move to initiate things and you’re a very erotic human who loves foreplay. You love fun sex and you will try to make it as fun as possible with games, new positions or possibly even threesomes. You will never be disappointed sleeping with an Aquarius because of their genuine love for sex and making sure their partner is pleased.

Pisces

(February 19th to March 20th)

If you’re a Pisces, you aim please in bed and are selfless. In your mind love and sex are paired together. You are very intimate and seductive, making your partner crave you. Pisces are into a bit of dominate/submissive role play to keep things interesting as long as you don’t go all 50 Shades on them, but they do have a little freaky side to them they enjoy letting out. Pisces will surprise you, in a good way, as long as they feel secure with you. TC mark

23 Things Only Extremely Young-Looking 20-Somethings Understand

Posted: 12 Aug 2016 04:00 PM PDT

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Pitch Perfect

1. You’re carded everywhere you go, even if every other person in your group is not.

2. It’s now at the point where you always get your ID out when you’re heading into a bar, even if your friend tells you that “they don’t card here.” If only your silly friend knew that your adolescent mug will always be the exception to the rule.

3. Every time you hand over your license at airport security, the TSA agent makes some sort of exaggerated shocked face when they discover your real age.

4. And then they ask you several times if you’re sure that you’re twenty-seven years old.

5. Traveling alone is just painful in general for you. You’ll either get the approving head nod: Look at this brave, young soul, traveling all on their own! Or you’ll get the concerned and pitying look: Poor kid has to fly by themselves? What kind of parents would allow that?!

6. If you moved to a new city after your college graduation, everyone you met asked you if you had just moved there to start college. And you had to continuously reply, “No. I’m 22 years old.”

7. People that see you in your work clothes always assume you’re an intern.  

8. Sometimes you still get suspicious looks when you try to buy a ticket to an R-rated movie.

9. Any time you order a drink without being carded, the server or bartender always gives you an “Alright, I’ll let this one slide, kid” kind of look.

10. Even if you’re dating someone who is exactly your age or right around it, you still sometimes get judgmental looks from strangers who assume you are in a relationship with some creepy, much-older person.

11. And when you actually do date someone who’s older than you, even if it’s just by a few years, the public awkwardness multiples tenfold.

12. Whenever your older coworkers are talking about the latest and most ridiculous trends surrounding teens, they’ll often use the phrase, “You kids these days.” As if you’re just as much of a culprit as these teenagers who are ten or more years younger than you.

13. It’s not uncommon for you to get hit on by teenagers who assume you’re their age.

14. You’re usually confused for the tag-along younger sibling when you go apartment searching with your roommate.  

15. People actually ruffle your hair sometimes. They actually do it.

16. People frequently tell you that you’re extremely young-looking and always seem confused about why this groundbreaking observation doesn’t surprise you.

17. You can actually feel yourself receiving scolding looks when you curse – even if it’s as mild as “damn.”

18. Any time people ask to guess your age, you end up shaking your head at least 10 times before they finally guess – in a voice that you know means they don’t believe you – the correct answer.

19. If you had a dollar for every time someone said “You’ll love it when you’re older!” in regards to your physical appearance, you’d be the wealthiest damn person in the world.

20. Sometimes you still get nervous when you’re showing your ID to get into a bar, and you have a feeling it’s not going to go away until you’re in your late thirties.

21. People have made jokes about you shopping at Baby Gap, Gymboree, and Limited Too more times than you can count.

22. You’ll probably be able to take advantage of student discounts until you’re 32 years old.

23. It’s not unusual for someone who’s five years younger than you to call you sweetie, honey, or dear. And at this point in your life, you just let it happen. TC mark

How To Get A Guy To Kiss You

Posted: 12 Aug 2016 03:00 PM PDT

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You're on a wonderful third date.

It's going even better than the first two. The more you get to know him, the more he seems like the genuine, passionate guy you've been looking for. He's attractive but respectful. He loves his work and maybe even has a cute dog. He really seems to get you, and the two of you have made a connection on a level you never expected over just a few dates.

There's only one problem.

He still hasn't kissed you.

So far, each date has ended with a cordial, but undeniably awkward, hug (or other friendly gesture) far removed from what you really wanted – a kiss.

Now, you're starting to wonder. Does he just see you as a friend? Does he not feel the same way as you? Are other women still in the picture?

If you're being honest, it's starting to impact your feelings for him. Why doesn't he just make a move?

The reality is, he's probably just shy. None-the-less, if you don't want your connection to fizzle into nothing, it's time to move things forward.

Here's 5 ways to get a guy off his butt and ready to kiss you.

Physical Closeness

First, he can't kiss you from across the room or even across the table. For him to kiss you, things have to be intimate. If they're not, make them.

There's many ways you can do this.

You can lie or sit close to him when you're watching television.

You can jump on him or tickle him playfully when the two of you are having a cute moment.
You can touch his upper leg when you're sitting or standing together.

Whether it's playful, intimate, or just convenient in the moment, you need to get close to him to give him a real chance of kissing you.

Eye contact (with lower lip bite)

Once close to a man, you can make things happen. There's going to be a moment when the two of you make eyes.

The temptation, in this moment, will be to look away. Especially from a close distance, eye contact generates fast tension that can be very intimidating.

But if the guy hasn't kissed you yet… push through it. Hold the eye contact.

Then, stop talking.

If he's genuinely nervous about kissing you, he'll be slightly taken aback. That's ok. Keep holding it. If it's broken, let him to be the one to break it.

If he holds it with you, you'll feel the tension rise. This is where you add a bite of your bottom lip in to seal the deal (as a side note, make sure it's a BOTTOM lip bite – top lip bites are not sexy!)

He won't be able to hold eye contact with you as you bite your (bottom) lip and stare back. There's too much tension. He'll either break the eye contact, or kiss you. If he breaks it, you can repeat it later, until he gets the hint.

Eye contact (with triangle gaze)

Similar to the lip bite, the triangle gaze requires you be close to him in a playful or intimate way while you establish eye contact.

Rather than biting your lip, move your gaze between each of his eyes and his lips, i.e. in the shape of a triangle. Some women find the triangle gaze less intimidating than the lip bite because the eye contact involved is slightly less intense.

Ask him to kiss you

Sometimes, no matter how much you stamp on your forehead you want to be kissed, a guy just doesn't get the message.

It might sound odd, but asking him to kiss you (when done in the right way) is powerful and VERY successful.

Don't come out during dinner and say "Ok, so are you going to kiss me later in the date or what?". No guy is going to know what to do with that.

You have to ask in a sensual way.

The two of you are having a cute moment. You're laughing, making fun of one another, or you just outwitted him in an argument.

That's when you cheekily (and sensually) lean in and whisper "So… when are you going to kiss me?"

Here's two other examples:

Situation: He drops you off at your door. Gives you a hug then releases. You realise he's about to leave.

You: Cheeky smile – raised eyebrows "Are you really going to leave without kissing me?"

Situation: He's dropping you off in his car. You're chatting and agree you had a great time. You hug goodbye and get out.

You: As you get out – with a cheeky smile "If we have this much fun next date. You're definitely going to have to kiss me. Bye!" Smile and shut the door.

Do it yourself

There's absolutely no reason, if all else fails, you cannot just kiss him yourself.

Men fear rejection just as much as you. Sometimes, the quickest way to get what you want is just to do it yourself.

I rarely recommend a woman makes all the moves – or even the majority – in dating. But there is nothing stopping you from making one or two (hell, you'll feel empowered by doing so).

This could include initiating the first kiss.

Yes, you'll probably surprise him.

Believe me, it's not a surprise any man will dislike.

By having the courage to kiss him first, you move things forward, show him how you feel and make life happen on your terms. In the very rare circumstance he doesn't kiss back, you have valuable information of his interest levels and need not waste anymore mental energy wondering. Kissing him takes out all the guesswork.

Getting a guy to kiss you isn't difficult, but some men are shy and require a little extra help. Get the physical proximity and engage him with eye contact. If that doesn't work, sensually hint at it, or just flat out kiss him yourself. He's not going to lose attraction for you, and if he does, he wasn't worth your time anyway. TC mark

This Pissed Girlfriend Thought She Got Revenge On Her Ex, But She Laughed Too Soon…

Posted: 12 Aug 2016 02:00 PM PDT

Illustration by Daniella Urdinlaiz
Illustration by Daniella Urdinlaiz

Relationships can be messy things, and sometimes they don’t always end the best, but it’s probably not a good idea to air your dirty laundry in public.

This girl, in particular, decided to brag about “getting her boyfriend in trouble” with his boss, and how she “burned his clothes” on Facebook of all places. She thought he owned him.

She thought wrong.

Facebook

I think both of these characters are a little too immature for relationships… TC mark

6 Reasons Why Young Eligible Voters Don’t Bother To Vote

Posted: 12 Aug 2016 01:30 PM PDT

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1. Ignorance.

Lots of new voters don't really know what's going on, at least not on a national point of view. Schools don't make keeping up with current events as important as whether or not you know the right MLA format. So how could anyone that age be or feel qualified to make a decision without information? It's like taking a test you didn't study for.

2. Information overload.

Some youngsters try to keep up with politics, but its hard to filter all the information. New adults have so much pressure on them that they don't even want to deal with voting.

3. They have shifting views about politics in general.

Young Adults views on politics itself shapes whether or not they decide to vote. Politics is synonymous with words like evil, manipulation, corruption and other not so fuzzy-feeling words. If a person believes politics is evil that includes the voting process and so they wont take part in any of it even if it means they forfeit their power. They choose not to choose, ironically.

4. They don't see what's in it for them.

Most political platforms revolve around same old issues of health care, taxes and what not. But what's in it for us? As a young adult incentives work the most for us. No one bothers to target the new voters only the old issues that we don't know or care about.

5. They support Bernie.

I shouldn't say no one cares about us because the OLDEST CANDIDATE BERNIE SANDERS knows what's up. He targeted the new generation, believes in us and was creating a platform for a future that WE wanted and for things WE cared about.

6. LACK OF REAL LEADERSHIP

DOWN TO THE REAL PROBLEM- real leaders don't build themselves up. Real leaders make you (the people for whom they work with and for) feel important. They build with you not above you. They make what's important to you important to them not the other way around. They don't divide they compromise and unite. A great leader gets with the times and the people in it and helps us all get to where we're supposed to go. TC mark

3 Best-Kept Secrets Narcissists Use Against You And How You Can Turn It All Around

Posted: 12 Aug 2016 01:00 PM PDT

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You realize you're in a war, right?

Ok, so maybe no actual firearms or tanks are involved, but you are definitely in a bloody battle for your sanity.

I hate to dredge up the painful reality of it all, but your toxic, self-absorbed partner is using the three best-kept secrets used by narcissists world-wide – against you!  Secrets that, when used proficiently, can bring other human beings to their knees – regardless of status, intellect, education, or material wealth.

…dirty secrets that can (and often do) result in their unsuspecting partners becoming so broken and dysfunctional that they lose everything – careers, children, homes, licenses (such as those required to perform as doctors, attorneys, and therapists), bank accounts, and worst of all, their sense of self.

Below, I offer an insider exposé that will have you screaming, "Victory!!"  – or at the very least, make everything clear so that you'll feel empowered to detach from the madness, reclaim your good judgement and reason, and move towards your new life.

1. Narcissists will not appreciate anything you do to accommodate and placate them.

I know you work hard to please your partner.  I sure did, back in the day when I was "green" narcissistic supply.   I could go into the hellish details of all I did for him and his family, but I'll spare you.

Narcissists want you to believe that even your best efforts are not good enough.  The reason they do this is so they can keep you scurrying about for their approval, but never quite receiving it.  Before long, you're doing the work of three people, yet not being acknowledged for it.

Maybe they really liked the chocolate cake you made them last year for their birthday, but after that, each time you made it for them, there was something wrong with it.

Or perhaps, once upon a time, they said you looked pretty when they picked you up for a date, but ever since then you can't seem to dress right, the colors you wear are all wrong, you've gained weight, etc.  Why can't you just dress like the new secretary at their job or the new CEO who always looks so sharp? 

Do you work two jobs, keep the house clean, pay most or all of all the bills, take care of their errands, and/or cook dinner most nights, but never receive even a simple nod of approval?

This cruel tactic works in two ways – 1) it ensures you will be willing to do whatever they ask at a moment's notice (hoping they'll show some sign of appreciation), and 2) destroy your confidence and self-esteem as you develop the belief that nothing you do is ever good enough.

Even if you are highly successful in your professional life and have friends and family who've always appreciated what you've done for them, the narcissist doesn't want you to feel any pride or sense of accomplishment – because if you did, you might realize they are using you and consequently decide to do something about it.

"Blow, blow, thou winter wind Thou art not so unkind, as man's ingratitude." ~ William Shakespeare

Want to know if your partner's a narcissist?  Stop catering to their excessive demands and see how they react.

2. Narcissists DO know exactly how to reel you in.

Narcissistic-type individuals truly do have a sixth sense when it comes to snagging people into relationships with them, and it doesn't have anything to do with their target's status, wealth, or intelligence.  These toxic individuals are able to detect vulnerability and loneliness in others.  Generally, these states of being originated in childhood and/or early adulthood and were intensified through unsuccessful relationships and life events.

Narcissists and other predatory types can detect vulnerability in people through visual and auditory cues such as facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice.  People who feel vulnerable often avoid direct eye contact with others, tend to look downward a lot, speak in softer voices, and/or are overly nice and accommodating upon first meeting them.

Even if a potential target doesn't display the above behaviors, narcissists can alternately determine if a person is a good target through other behaviors and traits such as:  high levels of trust, compassion, cooperativeness, and tolerance (traits which they gleefully concede they can take advantage of).

They then use their target's vulnerability to reel them in, and also to keep them enmeshed in a toxic relationship through psychological manipulation which targets their victim's emotional wounds and destroys his or her self-esteem.

"What we don't resolve, we often repeat" ~ Sigmund Freud

If you've been hurt in the past and/or have a history of choosing partners who end up being detrimental to your well-being, know that this cycle can be broken through committing to yourself and your recovery.

3. Silent treatments work best after you've isolated yourself from your friends and family.

Once the honeymoon/love-bombing phase begins its dismal decline, the narcissist then starts blaming your relationship problems on your outside influences, which may include:  parents, grandparents, siblings, other extended family, exes, best friends, and even children.

After the isolation stage has been successfully implemented, silent treatments can be employed with maximum benefit to the narcissist.  After ensuring you have no emotional support, the narcissist can then criticize you without bias.

This is the same technique that was used in North Korean POW camps[1].  It was not uncommon for a soldier to wander into his hut, go in a corner, sit down, pull a blanket over his head, and die within two days.

Despite minimal physical torture, the death rate in the North Korean POW camp rose 38%, with half of the soldiers dying simply because they had given up.

How did this happen?  The "ultimate weapon of war".  One that your Narcissist uses against you quite regularly.

The North Koreans' objective was to "deny men the emotional support that comes from interpersonal relationships."  To do this, the captors used these primary tactics:

  • Withholding all positive emotional support
  • Criticism

They used negativity in its purest and most malicious form.  The soldiers had nothing to live for and lost basic belief in themselves and their loved ones, not to mention God and country.  The North Koreans had put the American soldiers into a kind of emotional and psychological isolation, the likes of which had never been seen.

Aside from the silent treatment, does the simple act of walking through your house to go to work seem to induce a psychotic rage in your partner?  They want you to feel sorry for being alive.  To be so overly anxious that you feel you're always one minute away from tragedy.

"The sadistic narcissist perceives himself as Godlike, ruthless and devoid of scruples, capricious and unfathomable, emotion-less and non-sexual, omniscient, omnipotent and omni-present, a plague, a devastation, an inescapable verdict." ~ Sam Vaknin

If your partner punishes you by regularly utilizing the silent treatment while being overly critical on the days they are in your company, you can be certain he or she is a sadistic, malicious narc-type who doesn't deserve your devotion, empathy, or compassion.

* * *

How to turn it all around

While there's no way to turn it around with your narcissistic partner, there is good news…though it will require making some hard choices.

Perhaps, as a result of this part of your life, you will completely turn your life around for the better.

Maybe you will become more successful and find the perfect, non-disordered partner for you.

Perhaps this experience will allow you to tap into other areas of your life – allowing you to become more creative and fulfilled.

Maybe this happened so you could free yourself from your past and your wounds, and vow to never let another person to mistreat you…

But, it all requires detaching from the narcissist in your life.  Once you've done that and created some distance from the relationship, you can move forward towards healing and see that black clouds often do have silver linings. TC mark

Here’s Which Harry Potter Character You Are Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

Posted: 12 Aug 2016 12:10 PM PDT

ISTJ – You are Harry Potter

Harry Potter
Harry Potter

Principled, single-minded and selflessly devoted to the pursuit of justice, Harry was a textbook ISTJ. Though he was not always a fan of the spotlight he'd been forced into, Harry took his role as a warrior against dark magic incredibly seriously. He was prepared to go to any lengths necessary to defend what he believed to be right – demonstrating classic ISTJ conduct.

INFP – You are Luna Lovegood

Harry Potter
Harry Potter

Romantic, speculative and perceptive of connections that evaded others, Luna Lovegood was a classic INFP. Though her head-in-the-clouds nature was certainly an exaggeration of the norm for this type, she was anything but shallow or unintelligent. Luna was sharp, fearless and loyal where it mattered – and throughout the Harry Potter series, it mattered a lot.

ENTP – You are Fred and George Weasley

Harry Potter
Harry Potter

Clever, opportunistic and mischievous to the core, Fred and George Weasley were clear-cut ENTPs. They saw opportunities absolutely everywhere and considered no idea too fanciful to bring to fruition. Their quick wit and personable natures kept them out of any trouble that they encountered – they were the ultimate Harry Potter bad boys and they pulled it off with the effortless charm that only ENTPs can truly manage.

ESTJ – You are Minerva McGonagall

Harry Potter
Harry Potter

Sharp, strict and fiercely protective of her loved ones, Professor McGonagall displayed all the best traits of a well-developed ESTJ. She didn't mind looking like the bad guy when it came to discipline, so long as it served the greater good of protecting those under her watch. She made every decision based on logic and loyalty – the two main principles that governed her life.

INFJ – You are Albus Dumbledore

Harry Potter
Harry Potter

Wise, introspective and eerily adept at understanding the motivations of others, Dumbledore was the epitome of a well-developed INFJ. He was fiercely analytical when it came to determining right from wrong and he was frequently able to see things in a universal scheme rather than simply referring to what was immediately apparent. Dumbledore's wise, protective nature represented the INFJ archetype in its most developed form.

ESFP – You are Ron Weasley

Harry Potter
Harry Potter

Adaptive, present-oriented and sometimes entirely indecisive, Ron offered a sweet portrayal of the loyal ESFP type. Though his bravery wasn't always center stage, Ron was willing to put his own needs (and fears) aside to battle alongside his loved ones. He'd always rather be doing something than dwelling on something, which makes him the perfect companion and sidekick for the no-nonsense ISTJ Harry.

ISFP – You are Rubeus Hagrid

Harry Potter
Harry Potter

Sweet, protective half-giant Hagrid offered an unconventional look at the ISFP personality type. While he was certainly an introverted personality – living alone always suited him best – he became passionately involved with any neglected creature he came across and held the people (and animals) he loved close. Hagrid's spacey yet devoted attitude was a breath of fresh air in the Harry Potter series – just as ISFPs so often are in real life.

ESFJ – You are Molly Weasley

Harry Potter
Harry Potter

Selfless, worrisome and – above all else – endlessly devoted to her family, Molly Weasley portrayed the tried and true ESFJ mother archetype. Every scene we saw Molly in showed her fussing over one of her children or loved ones – she wanted nothing more than to know that the people she cared about were happy, healthy and taken care of. She was an undeniable extroverted feeler.

ISTP – You are Cedric Diggory

Harry Potter
Harry Potter

Coordinated, rational and naturally perceptive of systems in his external environment, Cedric Diggory was an excellent example of the ISTP personality. His natural inclination towards cracking codes and surmounting physical obstacles made him a shoe-in for the Triwizard Tournament – until, of course, he died in it.

ENFJ – You are Lily Evans Potter

Harry Potter
Harry Potter

Though Lily Potter appeared only in flashback scenes throughout the series, her personality was undeniably reminiscent of the ENFJ type. Outspoken, empathetic and just, Lily was the quintessential 'mentor' personality. She exceeded her peers in maturity and stuck up unabashedly for the underdog. Lily was adept at seeing the good in people and was self-sacrificial to a fault – after all, her extroverted feeling was precisely what kept Harry alive.

ESTP – You are Ginny Weasley

Harry Potter
Harry Potter

Outgoing, athletic and action-oriented to a fault, Ginny offered an interesting perspective on the ESTP personality portrayed in a female character. Despite being the youngest of a large family of wizards, Ginny didn't let anyone push her around. She knew what she wanted in life and never hesitated in going after it – she displayed the epitome of the ESTP attitude.

ENTJ – You are Draco Malfoy

Harry Potter
Harry Potter

Decisive, analytical and naturally socially dominant, Draco Malfoy offered a fantastic portrayal of the ENTJ personality. In his younger days, Draco drew on his extroverted thinking to follow in the path of his villainous father and establish himself as an alpha personality. In his later years, Draco showed a drastic development in both introverted intuition and introverted feeling, which caused him to re-evaluate the dark direction in which his life was headed. Draco's character developed drastically throughout the Harry Potter series, offering a glimpse of the ENTJ personality at both its worst and – in flashes – its best.

ENFP – You are Nymphadora Tonks

Harry Potter
Harry Potter

Quick-tempered, passionate and fiercely devoted to whatever cause she took on, Nymphadora Tonks offered a spot-on portrayal of the ENFP personality. Though clumsy and unconventional by nature, Tonks got by on her metamorphic abilities – she could quickly change into whatever form she needed to take on to achieve her objective. Her unorthodox transformational abilities were an oddly perfect metaphor for the ever-changing, fiercely determined personality of the ENFP.

INTP – You are Remus Lupin

Harry Potter
Harry Potter

Guarded, analytical and tirelessly philosophical, Remus Lupin offered the best portrayal of an INTP that J.K. Rowling was willing to give us throughout the Harry Potter series. Lupin desired a logical solution for everything and despaired when logic failed him – his decision to marry Tonks, for example, was one that he deeply regretted after realizing his child may be born a werewolf. Though he was stood behind the Order of the Phoenix, Lupin wasn't one to believe whatever he heard – he took all new information with a grain of salt, which is an undeniable INTP trait.

ISFJ – You are Dobby

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Harry Potter

Dutiful, nurturing and endlessly devoted to the people whose morals he believed in, Dobby was the undeniable embodiment of an ISFJ personality. Though it's arguable that all house elves displayed ISFJ-like qualities, Dobby seemed to feel them on an absolute core level. Right to the end of his life, Dobby was focused on serving the people he loved. He was happiest when he was helping the people he loved – a classic ISFJ trait.

INTJ – You are Severus Snape

Harry Potter
Harry Potter

One of the most brilliantly developed characters in the series, Severus Snape portrays a fantastic example of the sharp, calculating INTJ. Though cold and distant by nature, Snape displayed his loyalties through a clever deception of the Dark Lord. He was able to manipulate one of the most powerful wizards of all-time – a feat that could only truly be managed by a type as intuitive and stealthy as the INTJ. TC mark

This Guy Told His Date That He Didn’t Think They’d Work Out, And That’s When She Went Out Of Control!

Posted: 12 Aug 2016 12:00 PM PDT

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Tinder can be a dangerous place. Even though you have the power to swipe, you never know quite what you are going to get.

This young man tells his story of a particularly unsettling experience he had with a girl from Tinder that he went on a date with. He gives the background below:

Messing around on Tinder for a bit of distraction during a crazy stretch at work. Match with this woman. Texted a little bit. Probably should’ve seen a few red flags (e.g., sending a 7:00 a.m. chasing text the next day because hers was the last message in the text chain from the night before, and I hadn’t yet responded), but I like to give people the benefit of the doubt–particularly over text, as things can come across in ways other than as intended.

Anyway, we make plans to meet up for an afternoon drink over the weekend. Had a little walk through the local park, a couple of pints at a nearby pub, nice conversation, etc. (Again, probably should’ve picked up on a few signs, but she was clearly a bit nervous and–again–benefit of the doubt. And we had a nice talk and a nice time.) A quick goodbye kiss on the sidewalk at the end, but nothing more.

She started texting afterwards, and–apparently–wasn’t pleased with the speed of some of my responses. (Was a busy weekend.) After a couple of further chasing texts–the last one of which was pretty snarky–it was clear to me that this wasn’t going to work. (Insecurity, for me, is THE deal-breaker.) But we’d had a nice time, and she seemed like a nice woman, so I decided to send her a message explaining that I didn’t think it was going to work and wishing her the best.

The next morning, I woke up to this absolutely epic text rant.

Here is that rant:

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But wait, she isn’t actually done yet…

OH, and she’s ALSO a homophobe. What a sweet treat this girl is… TC mark