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ICYMI: Sex on the First Date, Pregnancy Paranoia and a Salute to ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’

Is sex on the first date making a comeback? That’s what our lead story is about today. Tinder makes me think the answer is yes, and I, for one, think that’s a good thing, but maybe not for the reasons you might think. Scheduling sex for date three is too arbitrary — the night rolls around, and now the pressure’s on. And if for whatever reason you’re not quite there, the other person’s like, “c ya,” because clearly you’re not that into them. Making dating sex more of a fluid thing — no pun intended — makes sense to me. First date, second date, thirty-eighth date, can’t we all just go with the flow?

You decide, the piece is right there . And after that, read everything else that was great today.

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“In 2018, Does Anyone Still Care If You Fuck on the First Date?”
Who died and made the three-date rule king, anyways? Oh, that’s right, Charlotte York from Sex and the City. Contributor merritt k writes that, with the advent of hook-up apps and social media, it’s easier (and less taboo) than ever to get busy on the first date. But after talking with a number of millennials active in the dating scene, there’s actually a number of great reasons to follow Charlotte’s famed Rule of Three. READ MORE

Speaking of Sex…

Does the thought of getting your partner pregnant make you recoil with horror? Is the idea of having babies leading to performance anxiety? Have you decided to abstain from sex entirely in an effort to avoid even the possibility of conception?

Any of these symptoms sound familiar? If so, you might be suffering from “Pregnancy Paranoia” — a disorder similar in nature to OCD — that sex therapists say is preventing men from trusting themselves, their forms of protection and their partners.

LOL, Men

Guys: It’s okay if your wife or your girlfriend makes more money than you. What’s not okay — and I can’t believe I’m saying this, that this is even a real thing — is lying to the freaking census and claiming that you’re making more than you actually are. And ladies: Don’t stand there like your shit doesn’t stink; you’re lying about how much he makes, too! You people all realize that’s bad, right?

And to make matters worse, men making less than their partners is causing all types of other problems in the home. Here are all the ways these dudes fail to cope.

We Salute You, ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’

A bizarre dance craze. A mustache with a mind of its own. A premise nobody wanted to get behind. MEL film critic Tim Grierson has the story of how Weekend at Bernie’s went from a crazy premise to one of the 1980s’ most beloved slapstick comedies.

Blow Jobs and Dentists

In case you needed a reason to never get a root canal ever again, your dentist might be able to tell that you recently sucked a dick. That is all.