We're not about to make fun of all that. Ritual has its place, after all, and we'll be right behind you in line at Target come 4 p.m. February 14.
But whether you're blissfully involved or bitterly sitting out love for a while, one way to get through that cards-and-candy day is to unburden yourself of the past. Old indiscretions, unhealed wounds, last Thursday's hickeys - talk 'em out.
Got a sad or weird or hot story (or one that's all three) about meeting, getting with or having to go without someone special? Send it to email@example.com. No names necessary, privacy assured, all relationship stages encouraged. Especially if your story is funny.
Jeffrey Hall, an associate professor at KU, and Melanie Canterberry, a social psychology student at the school, report that "assertive courtship strategies are a form of mutual identification of similarly sexist attitudes shared between courtship partners. Women who adopt sexist attitudes are more likely to prefer men who adopt similar attitudes. Not only do sexist men and women prefer partners who are like them, they prefer courtship strategies where men are the aggressors and women are the gatekeepers."
In English, this means two things.
The Internet has made it easier for people to find sex partners. But for some men hoping to form an immediate and temporary coupling, public parks remain a go-to destination.
Kansas City police arrested 13 men on suspicion of indecent exposure and other sex-related misdemeanors in undercover stings at Minor Park and Blue River Park in south Kansas City, according to NBC Action News. The reporter, Christina Medina, spoke to members of a remote-control helicopter club who "share" the park with men who like to cruise. One member of the club says his 13-year-old son asked him why so many cars were driving in circles.
Want a better sex life? Try atheism.
A study found that atheists have far better sex lives than religious folks. Oh, those poor, poor Christians. They still do it, but they feel so guilty that they can't enjoy their post-coital afterglow -- for days and even weeks.
Mother Jones put together the above map to show which states still outlaw sodomy (aka butt sex). I'm sure you all will print it off to keep in your wallet, just in case you find yourself in Montana and want to know if anal is legal. (It's only illegal if you're gay in Big Sky Country.)
As you can see, Kansas has the same standard. But we already knew this.
This advice comes in the March 2011 issue of Esquire (the one with Liam Neeson on the cover). Thank you, Kara. Tits and breasts, it is!
They're a hilarious, if scientifically foggy, window into the sex lives of Kansas Citians -- and none of the questions yielded better responses than the one that asked about your most embarrassing sexual experiences. So while we only included a handful of favorites in yesterday's results, we thought we'd let you see the rest.
It's Friday in Kansas City. Happy hour has bled into the weekend, steeply discounted beer by steeply discounted beer. You are determined not to spend the night alone, even if your eventual partner is just the glow of a fully charged laptop. How will the night end?
Until recently, we had no idea. But now, after reading the responses of the 1,100 people who filled out The Pitch's first-ever sex survey, we have a slightly better (if mostly unscientific) idea.
In preparation for tomorrow's release of our Kansas City sex-survey results, we told you recently where Pitch readers said they would go if they absolutely had to get some.
Today, we're sneak-previewing another data set: the landmarks where Pitch readers would most like to have public sex. Tomorrow's issue will feature some of the more bizarre answers, including someone who wants to bone on a Max Bus Line. For now, we'll leave you with the 10 most popular answers.
Last month, we asked readers to close their blinds, zip up their pants, and click through our first-ever sex survey, in an attempt to surmise how Kansas City gets down.
Click you did: About 1,100 people completed the survey, providing an amusing (if slightly unscientific view) of Kansas City's collective sex life. We'll reveal the results on Wednesday, but in the meantime, we figured we'd give you a glimpse at how you answered one question:
It's Friday night in Kansas City and you absolutely have to get some. Where do you go?
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