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And what you can do about it

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how-to , better sex, health, problem solving

Stress has a way of piling up, from little things like your commute and your annoying co-workers to bigger things like your finances and the never-ending news cycle. Unsurprisingly, all of these stressors can affect your mental health. But repeatedly feeling stressed out can also affect your physical health; it can contribute to heart disease and other health problems, for example. And (surprise!) your sex life is also in jeopardy if your stress goes unmanaged.

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Sex toy expert Zoë Ligon can help

Whether you’re using sex toys with a partner or solo (to celebrate the fact that May is Masturbation Month), or both, you’ve probably wondered at some point whether they’re actually clean. Like clean-clean. We went straight to the source, the iconic sex educator and owner/founder of Spectrum Boutique, Zoë Ligon, to find out.*

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Out with the old, in with the sexy

Spring: that special time for budding flowers, the first rays of sunshine in months, and being chronically underdressed for the weather and therefore colder than you were in the winter. It’s also when we suddenly want to clean under the couch and throw away half of what we own for some reason. We don’t make the rules. But we do suggest that you save some of that spring cleaning spirit for your sex life. Here’s how.

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When you just can't leave home without them

You know that moment in Home Alone where Catherine O’Hara is sitting on the plane to Paris and she finally figures out what she left at home? And it’s the worst thing she could’ve possibly left at home? That’s how we feel when we forget to pack our sex toys. Like we may as well turn around and beg, borrow, and steal to get back home to our beloved babies, even if it means riding for hours in the back of a Budget truck with the Polka King of the Midwest. So, needless to say, we travel with our toys.

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6 rules to follow for nicer, more productive arguments

We all have our triggers. Something sets us off, and before we know it, we’re bringing up that one time they did that thing six years ago, they’re saying “you never let anything go!” and boom, we’re off. There goes any hope of a productive conversation. So to aid you in your quest for a more adult way to argue, here are our top tips for fighting fair.