Surviving a Sex Drought in Your Relationship

27 Feb

As we grow, our sexual selves often shift. One year you’re perfecting the art of japanese bondage and the next you realize you’d happily trade sex for pajamas, fresh popcorn and Netflix instant. So at some point in nearly every long term relationship, whether you’re going on 2 years or twenty, your sex life is bound to take a bit of a tumble. Continue reading

The Grand Budapest Beet Risotto

20 Feb
This colorful hungarian-inspired vegan beet risotto makes the perfect Oscars pre-game meal! While risotto takes a bit of babysitting, this creamy treat is well worth it.

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Make These For Your Vegan Valentine: Mexican Hot Chocolate Covered Strawberries

13 Feb

Valentine’s day is coming up hot and heavy. Whether you loathe or love this Hallmark-handed holiday, it’s nice to have an excuse to appreciate your partner – although hopefully you do this more than once a year. Continue reading

Dining In vs. Dining Out on Date Night

6 Feb

Don’t get me wrong, I love eating out as much as the next food obsessed vegan. But when it comes to having a date night, creating a special meal in your own kitchen can better set the mood than dining out. Below are 7 reasons eating in is more fun than eating out. Continue reading

Savory Stuffed Pepper Poppers

31 Jan

This recipe for mini savory stuffed peppers is a fantastic appetizer, great for bringing to parties or munching at home by yourself.
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Study Says the Elderly Are Still Having Frequent Sex

29 Jan

Here’s something no one wants to think about: their grandparents having sex. But recently published research from The University of Manchester and NatCen Social Research concludes that not only do old folks (those is their 70s and 80s) still have sex, but they still have frequent sex. Remember when news began reporting rampant chlamydia outbreaks in old person’s homes? No? I do. In 2010, the CDC reported that rates of STDs in seniors had doubled from 2000 to 2010. To battle this, Medicare even offers free STD screenings for seniors. Continue reading

9 Reasons to Date a Vegan

23 Jan

Below are a handful of reasons you should date a vegan, and none of them have to do with our affinity for all things kale.


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New Crowdfunded Wearable Sex Toy Closes Pleasure Gap

16 Jan

Crowd funding isn’t just for indie films and EPs anymore. In the past few years, everyone from hot sauce companies to clothing manufacturers have been turning to crowdfunding platforms to make their creative visions a reality. (Cough, I successfully funded my first feature film on Kickstarter in 2013.) But how about crowdfunding sex toys?

In just a month, the female duo behind the groundbreaking new sex toy, Eva, surpassed their initial Indiegogo goal by over a half million dollars. They set out to raise 50,000 (a lofty goal as it is) and raised over 575,000, making Eva the most highly funded adult product in the history of online crowd funding! Insanity!

But what is Eva and why should we care? The couple’s toy (meaning a toy meant for both parties) aims to close what creators Janet Lieberman and Alexandra Fine call the “pleasure gap” in heterosexual partnerships. According to Eva’s indiegogo page, in heterosexual couples, women are more than four times likelier to describe recent sex as unpleasurable. In fact, studies have shown that, during sex, men orgasm more than twice as often as their female partners. No big surprise there.

So how exactly does Eva close that gap? With a fuck-ton of clitoral stimulation. (Begin slow clap…) It’s hands free, strap free, AND non-intrusive. For anyone who has fumble bumbled with an awkward dual-use sex toy only to have your partner say he feels like “robo cock,” then you know how big this is. Eva is also worn by the female, putting her in control. See the weirdly adorable Eva-clad vagina cartoon, below.

What makes the toy even more titillating is the innovative genius behind the two female founders. Lieberman and Fine are two twenty-something year-olds clearly attempting world sex toy domination. Fine is a Columbia grad with a masters in Clinical Psychology concentrating in sex therapy, and Lieberman is a mechanical engineer with a degree from MIT who served as the lead engineer for MakerBot’s Replicator Mini Compact Desktop 3D Printer, which won five Best-in-Show Awards from different publications at the 2014 Consumer Electronics show.

The mission behind their company, Dame Products, is to design well-engineered sex toys, to heighten intimacy, and to openly empower the sexual experiences of womankind. The duo is attempting to make the world a happier place one vagina at a time.

So when can you get Eva? The product will be available spring of 2015.

Super Sunny Massaged Kale Salad

12 Jan

I have a major thing for massaged kale. Why? Aside from being delicious, it’s a fun hands-on dish, and my hands always feel extra soft when I’m done, thanks to all of those nice oils. Once massaged, kale turns from tough and bitter to silky and sweet- but who doesn’t after a good massage? It almost seems wilted. The reason this happens is because as you rub-a-dub, you’re actually breaking down the veggie’s tough cellulose structure. Science! Continue reading

3 Things to Do With Your Significant Other This Year

8 Jan

By now you’re probably seriously sick of 2015 listicles. But like slices of pie at Thanksgiving, there’s always room for just…one…more.  So, here’s a rundown of 3 things to do with your significant other this year and every year, because other than the fuck-ton of movies coming out, there’s really not much special about 2015. Continue reading

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