Topic: Valentines-Day

Valentine’s Day Recipe: Make Your Own Vegan Conversation Hearts

Valentine's Day Recipe: Make Your Own Vegan Conversation Hearts

Conversation hearts are a Valentine’s Day staple — but let’s be honest, store-bought candy hearts are kind of chalky and weird-tasting. They also contain gelatin, which is not only neither vegan nor vegetarian-friendly, it’s also a little icky when you know more about it. But if you’re craving a little message on a heart-shaped candy, why not make your own that are vegan, and free of artificial dyes and flavors? More »

6 Natural Valentine’s Day Gifts For Whomever Lights Up Your Life

6 Natural Valentine's Day Gifts For Whomever Lights Up Your Life

I know not everybody loves Valentine’s Day, but personally, it’s one of my favorite days of the year. Sure, it’s cheesy and silly and totally manufactured by the gift companies — actually, just by all companies nowadays — but I think it’s fun to have an excuse to get manicures with hearts on them and wear burnt pink eyeshadow and go out to dinner with loved ones. When it comes to February 14th, I know some other folks love to give sweet gifts, too, so take a peek at these natural and/or organic ideas! More »

7 Cute & Easy DIY Valentine’s Gifts

7 Cute & Easy DIY Valentine's Gifts

Valentine’s Day is next week! Whether February 14 elicits a hooray or a groan from you, it’s hard to not relish a day devoted to love (and candy!) smack dab in the dead of winter. I’ve never been big on Valentine’s gifting, but after compiling this gallery of cute and not-too-corny gifts you can make for your Valentine, I might just be changing my tune. Click through to check out seven easy, crafty DIY Valentine’s gifts. More »

This Is What Relationship Sex Is Really Like: A Day In The Life Of 3 Sex Diarists

This Is What Relationship Sex Is Really Like: A Day In The Life Of 3 Sex Diarists

We read sex tips and recount hilarious stories a la Sex and The City all the time, but rarely do we get a glimpse into what sex is really like in a relationship without a polished script, scrupulous editing, and Hollywood lighting. Which is why The Sex Diaries Project is so fascinating: Written as a log of notes and honest reflections, they chronicle a few days in the sex lives of real people, as told by the people themselves. And now they’re a book: The Sex Diaries Project: What We’re Saying About What We’re Doing, edited by Arianne Cohen. More »

Valentines Day Resolutions: Expert Tips For A Better Sex Life All Year Long

Valentines Day Resolutions: Expert Tips For A Better Sex Life All Year Long

Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’ll be celebrating with friends, a new date, your husband of 15 years, or alone, chances are you’ll be thinking about sex. And since you probably spend most other days worried about work, getting to the gym, eating the right things…or even just getting enough sleep, we don’t think it’s a bad idea to ruminate on how to get your sex life up to speed, either. To help, we consulted sex writers, erotica experts and even a “chief pleasure officer” to help you make sex resolutions that will improve your sex life all year…regardless of whether you’re married, in a relationship–or not. More »

Confection Confession: Post-Valentine’s Day Candy Sales Are My Kryptonite

Confection Confession: Post-Valentine's Day Candy Sales Are My Kryptonite

I am not a person who despises Valentine’s Day. Yes, I understand it really only exists to boost sales between Christmas and Easter, but I really don’t mind. In fact, barring much of the overtly sexist messaging surrounding it (win her over with stuff, gentlemen!), I sort of like how festive and lovey everything is. What I do not like, however, is February 15th, which has been, traditionally, my most unhealthy day of the year. Damn you, sale candy aisle. More »

Destress Valentine’s Day: Focus On Romance, Not Sex

Destress Valentine's Day: Focus On Romance, Not Sex

Ah yes, Valentine’s Day…chocolate, champagne, roses and the often unrealistic expectations for a night of unbridled romance. Feeling the pressure? You’re not alone. Both men and women can be stressed about having great sex on Valentine’s Day, but what if your mind, body and libido are just not that into it? To find out how to deal with this and other pressures to have the best romance ever on Valentine’s Day, we consulted with two relationship experts. The good news is, Valentine’s Day is not about being that “perfect” lover after all. More »