Are monkeys more sexually evolved than we are?

Listener Question:  Tell me, why does dropping one’s drawers have to be the line of demarcation? Is that really the point of no return? If so, then why do you consider it as such? My studies of aboriginal Polynesian societies have led me to delve into customs of touching in other nearly nude societies, including those of primates, with whom we share 98% of our DNA. These societies have no drawers to drop, yet raised peaceful, sexually wise kids.Maryanne Answer: Good question: what about dropping one’s drawers creates such a hard line?...more

Shaving Strike

WARNING: This post contains graphic material so prepare yourselfDuring the end of November and all through the month of December I went on strike when it came to shaving. It was the season of jeans and boots and I had no business wasting time during my morning routine when the only person touching my legs was the Vietnamese lady at my favorite nail shop. Sure I shaved my arm pits (now that would just be plain disgusting) but the rest of my body provided a shout out to the 70s....more

Single, Never-Married, and Happy. Yes, Even During the Holidays.

Coming off of a breakup at the end of October, I found myself still limping through recovery when Thanksgiving rolled around. I had a wonderful day, with wonderful friends, but my heart was still healing. But by the time I was reading "Single and Happy During the Holidays" by Sarah Elizabeth Richards on Double X, my holiday happiness and enjoyment were in full swing. The level of contentment I've felt this past week has surprised even me. ...more

When I went home for my 20-year reunion I really saw that it must be crazy like you say there ...more

Poll: Half of Manhattan residents live alone

New Yorkers have no excuse for dateless Friday nights. More than half of all Manhattan residents are living alone -- and the number of singles in the city is continuing to rise to historic levels, new Census Bureau data show. That means you've got a 50-50 shot that the cute neighbor down the hall is looking for love. The borough now resembles some kind of "Sex and the City" fantasyland with a majority of households, 50.3 percent, with just one resident -- no roommate, no spouse, no family, no kids. ...more

Toking and Tolerance: Is Pot Smoking an Issue for YOU

From medical marijuana to cannabis cafes in Portland, everyone is talking about toking these days. With over 15 million Americans admitting that they use it regularly, marijuana is still widely popular among Americans and it seems that several new breeds of users have emerged in the last few years.   There are stiletto stoners whom, based on a poll conducted by Marie Claire magazine, are powerful and professional females and baby boomers who are big on bong hits....more

If the average human being the the United States or Canada took the time to educate ...more

Top 10: Hip & Hot Single Celebrity Boomers

Americans are obsessed with famous picture perfect unions.  Yet even celebrities with a fan base of followers, don’t always have an easy time settling down.  Being a single baby boomer can make it even harder.  With busy schedules whose basics are not unlike our own: demanding job, children to raise, grocery shopping, laundry and car brakes that need replacing, overseeing a household alone isn’t easy.  With several life experiences behind you, now is the perfect time to be fabulous on your own.    Take some tips from the ten celebrity boomers below,...more

Completely Bare Down There

I am dating a man who is significantly younger than me and loving it! The problem is that he keeps asking me to go “completely bare down there.” Am I being old-fashioned if I refuse to shave it all off for him? ...more

2009 Rundown: Deals, Steals and Things to Do for the Holidays!

Practice Salutations in the Sun: Who needs stuffing when you can spend the time getting toned and tanned with other holiday nomads in the sun and crystal blue waters of one of the most exotic parts of South America. That’s right folks, Escape to Shape is traveling to Cartagena, Colombia from November 22-28....more

Reconciling Former Relationship

My husband of 19 years and I had a fight and I told him to leave. He did and ended up moving across to the other side of the country!...more