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  • This Firefighter Saved Her Life After a Tragic Car Accident. Now They're Getting Married

    After Dustin pulled Brandi from the wreckage of the devastating car crash, he couldn't stop thinking about her.After Dustin pulled Brandi from the wreckage of the devastating car crash, he couldn't stop thinking about her.By Liz Welch

    On March 29, 2012, 18-year-old Stephanie Kaufman talked her big sister, Brandi, into going to get pizza with her and friend Savanah Pierce, also 18. The Pizza Hut was roughly five miles away from their mom's home in Houston, Missouri, but Brandi was hesitant. She worried the car wasn't safe - her mom had just bought it used, and Brandi had a bad feeling about it. Stephanie insisted on going and on driving, and Brandi sat in the back - one of the only reasons she survived the crash that killed both Stephanie and Savanah. The other was Dustin Blair. When the then 26-year-old volunteer firefighter responded to the accident, he had no idea the woman he saved would be the woman he'd propose to a year later. The two plan to get married May 15, 2015. They shared their story with

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    Brandi: I begged Stephanie to fasten her seatbelt. Neither she nor Savanah were buckled in. Stephanie laughed at me and said I

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  • 17 Signs Your Partner is Manipulative

    You're not crazy, he's just playing mind games.

    By Carly Cardellino

    1. They make you question your sanity. You're in a fight about something stupid and they call you a bitch. You: "I can't believe you just called me a bitch!" Them: "No, I didn't." Did you hear them wrong? Are you ~cRaZy~? No, and no.

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    2. They know your strengths and weaknesses, and prey on the latter. Please do not go the gym with your girlfriend, only to pick apart how and what she works out. That is not motivational.

    3. They always want to hang out with you. And sometimes they do things to keep you from hanging out with your friends. Not healthy. At all.

    4. They tell you they want to take the next relationship steps, but then never actually take the next relationship steps. Stringing someone along is just mean, guys.

    5. They berate you for doing things you enjoy. "Why are you always going out dancing? That's so college of you." Oh, because dancing is fun, so get over it, please.

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  • 14 Weird Reasons Why You're Having Painful Sex

    CosmopolitanBy Molly Triffin

    Sex is supposed to be the most ecstatic sensation on the planet. So of course you'd be worried, not to mention frustrated as hell, if it doesn't feel amazing. Sometimes your discomfort can signal a medical condition (if an issue appears out of the blue, is persistent, or just doesn't feel right to you, see your gyno), but often there's a relatively simple trigger-and fix. Deborah Coady, MD, author of Healing Painful Sex and founder of, lays out how to score the pleasure you deserve.

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    The dude's hung like a horse. If his anaconda feels like it's tearing you, the first thing to do is spend lots of time on foreplay. The more turned on you are, the more relaxed your muscles become-plus your vagina expands when you're aroused. Have your guy gently massage the sides and base of your vagina, using downward pressure (avoid the top of your V-zone). When he does enter you, use lube and go sloooow. Since

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  • 11 Things Twentysomething Guys Need to Learn About Sex


    By Frank Kobola

    1. Foreplay is necessary. If you're on the train to Pleasuretown, it needs to make a few stops along the way to load and unload passengers. Foreplaytown is always a stop, even on the express train.

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    2. Don't just grab boobs. You're not trying to palm a basketball here. You're not checking which cantaloupes are ripe. Be precise with your fondling.

    3. It's great that you're in shape and all, but you don't need to jackhammer away as fast and as hard as you can. Orgasms aren't like those bar games that measure how hard you punch. Going harder isn't going to get you a higher score. I mean, it might, but build up to it. See No. 1.

    4. If you are doing something and it's working, don't stop. If you can tell a woman is enjoying herself (and at this point, you should probably be able to tell), don't stop. It doesn't matter if you're tired. This is a marathon and you're in the final sprint. If you screw up here, it's just

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  • Decode His Post-Sex Behavior

    CosmopolitanBy Meagan Morris

    Sure, it's hard to know what a guy's thinking at any given time, but experts swear that the way he acts after sex can give some serious insight into what's going on in his head. We got the inside scoop on what these common post-sex behaviors say about your man.

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    He wants to cuddle. A cuddler is a keeper, according to relationship expert Wendy Walsh, PhD, author of The 30-Day Love Detox. His habit shows he's a guy who's ready to form secure attachments, is comfortable with affection, and wants you for more than a booty call.

    He doesn't want to cuddle. Most guys fall in this category, according to Walsh. The average guy thinks that the definition of "after play" is the duration of time between his orgasm and the time it takes to reach for his phone. Don't take it personally: Guys are wired differently and many don't like after play. The only time you should be concerned: If he was a cuddler and now isn't. It could be

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  • What Guys Say Vs. What They Really Mean

    How to read between the lines with your man.

    By Frank Kobola

    Guys aren't really complex or nuanced in terms of how we communicate. For the most part, what we say is what we mean. I realize women assume there's subtext to our statements, or that we play mind games, but our mind game is not playing mind games. It's like Inception if there were no dreams at all and everything going on in the movie was happening at face value. With that in mind, here are some things we say, and what we really mean when we say them:

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    1. When you present us with a choice and we say, "I don't care, you pick." We literally and absolutely mean it. There's no pressure on your end. Whether the question is, "What should we get for lunch?" or, "What bouquet will look better at our wedding?" we know it's a decision better made by you. Maybe we're avoiding a potential fight, or maybe we know we're just out of our element. Your best response at this point is just to make your choice and never

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  • 6 Things All Guys Want in Bed

    Men want you to take control sometimes.

    By Frank Kobola

    You obviously shouldn't let a man dictate how you behave in bed. But in case you were wondering, we're pretty simple creatures in the sack, really. We don't want you to do anything outrageous or weird - just a little cowgirl here and there. Some other things men enjoy during sex include the below.

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    1. We want you to talk dirty. It's not like you need to narrate everything that's happening, but you'd be surprised what a few well-placed dirty words can do to a guy. Not everyone is comfortable doing this, but there's no need to venture too far out of your comfort zone. Words and phrases like "wet," "feels so good," and "harder" can still work wonders. Just don't get too clinical: "I can confirm your penis is inside my vagina" isn't going to do it for anyone.

    2. We want you to take control sometimes. There are few things hotter than a girl who knows what she wants, and there are a lot of different ways to communicate

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  • 14 Signs He's Only Interested in Sex

    Does he always try to initiate sex when you hang out?

    By Frank Kobola

    1. He only texts you after 1 a.m. It's a scientific fact that all booty calls happen after 1 a.m. All those cars you see driving around after 12:59? People out in the streets past 1? They're all on their way to a booty call.

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    2. He gets frustrated when you invite him over to watch a movie and actually just want to watch a movie. Most guys would be like, "Alright, cool. If I can't have sex, I guess actually getting to watch the entirety of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a pretty good consolation prize." But when you swat away his thigh-climbing hand he's suddenly tired and has to go home.

    3. You never meet his friends. The less information you have about him, the easier it is for him to ghost you. If you don't know who he hangs out with, or where he lives, or what his last name is, he can disappear like a phantom into the night. A phantom who banged you a bunch of times and then stopped

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  • Casual Sex Can Be Good for You

    Can casual sex be good for your health?

    By Anna Breslaw

    While past studies have indicated that casual sex can have a detrimental affect on women, a new study from Cornell and NYU that ran in the journal Social Psychology and Personality Science claims differently (via Slate).

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    After studying a 12-week diary of the sexual activity of 371 NYU students, they determined that "sociosexually unrestricted" students (i.e. not repressed) reported higher well-being, less stress, and overall better emotional health after no-strings-attached sex.

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    It's no wonder they're having sex casually, since "sociosexually unrestricted" men don't exactly sound like dream boyfriends: The study describes them as "extroverted" and "impulsive" men who are more likely to be attractive, "physically strong," and "more sexist, manipulative, coercive and narcissistic" than their peers. (As a former NYU student, I'm wondering

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  • J. Crew Under Fire for New "XXXS" Sizing

    You can now buy your smart casual separates in size 000.

    By The Cosmopolitan Editors

    Following criticism over their new size 000, J. Crew have denied that it's embracing "vanity sizing" gone crazy. Equivalent to an XXXS in U.S. sizing (as Racked notes, that's apparently the equivalent of a 23-inch waistline) the new size is a real thing, "addressing the demand coming from Asia for smaller sizes than what we had carried," a J. Crew spokesperson told CNBC. "Our sizes typically run big and the Asia market tends to run small."

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    Though the spokesperson said that size 000 stock only makes up "the smallest possible percentage," of J.Crew's merchandise, they added if the customer demand is there, they'll do their best to accommodate it. Unless, that is, the demand is for clothes cut larger than their size 16, in which case they won't.

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