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Nipple play: Give your sex life a little tweaking with this guide on stimulating your nips

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It works for all sexes (Picture: Dave Anderson for Metro.co.uk)

Nipples. I’m a big fan.

They are, after all, a great leveller.

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They’re the one thing we all have in common, no matter how you identify.

The only difficulty is that some are more sensitive than others. For women especially, as they can also vary in sensitivity throughout the month.

But, rest assured, nipple sensitivity occurs in… Read the full story

Mum has vagina tightening treatment on camera to try to improve her sex life after giving birth


Giving birth can have lasting effects.

Injuries. Incontinence. Difficulty reaching orgasm – due to physical and mental factors.

To combat the effects of giving birth, mum and ex-model Yazmin James, 26, chose to undergo a vagina tightening treatment to ‘rejuvenate’ her vagina.

She underwent the eight minute BTL Ultra Femme 360 treatment, which involves inserting a 40C device inside her vagina in an in and out motion.

The procedure requires three treatments and costs £1,200.

For Yazmin, that expense makes sense. When… Read the full story

Real-life Barbie who spent £50,000 on surgery finally falls in love

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A real-life Barbie who has spent almost £50,000 on a transformation so extreme she was convinced her appearance scared men away has now found love with a musician.

For years, 30-year-old Ophelia Vanity was a goth, who favoured black clothes and heavy eyeliner over the Barbie girl look.

However, this dramatically changed in 2009, when she first started spending thousands of pounds on everything from Botox to lip fillers to a nose job to surgery to make her eyes rounder.

But, until she started dating Justin Sterling, 43, the model and personal assistant feared that looking like Barbie had prevented her finding love.

Mum shares video calling out a stranger who told her to smack her son for crying


Smacking is generally frowned upon.

Loads of us might have had the slipper when we were kids but today, society seems to be pretty anti-hitting as a form of punishment.

And yet, some folk still believe it’s the best tool for discipline – even if the child is upset.

Mum of two Mary Backstrom was in a grocery store with… Read the full story

This restaurant refuses to serve a vegan burger without dairy

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Companies have been battling it out with each other to make the most realistic vegan version of a meat patty they can, with some going so far as making it ‘bleed’.

In the UK, we have the Moving Mountains ‘bleeding’ raw B12 burger and Iceland’s upcoming No Bull bleeding burger, which is the first of its kind to hit UK supermarkets.

Over the pond in the US, they’ve got the Impossible burger – which scientists spent a whopping £60 million developing – and the Beyond burger by Beyond Meat, which ‘replaces animal protein with plant protein’.

But some places completely miss… Read the full story

Mum left embarrassed after panicking that the Ikea toilet seat she’d bought was bright blue

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Oh, mums. They do provide us with endless entertainment and Twitter fodder.

Today in mums being excellent, a girl has shared how her mum was left pretty embarrassed after she’d complained that the Ikea toilet seat she’d bought was bright blue.

It turned out she just hadn’t taken off the protective cover. Ha.

‘So Mum bought a £40 toilet seat from ikea, gets home and starts freaking out because it’s bright blue and she’s chucked away the receipt,’ wrote Amber on Twitter.

‘After about 30 mins of accepting it she’s finally got her head around the idea of having a blue toilet, until I come and read the label.’

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Women who exercise regularly cut their risk of gestational diabetes

Pregnant woman walking and carrying a bottle of water.
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If you’re thinking about starting a family any time soon, then you might want to get moving.

Because women who exercise regularly before getting pregnant cut their risk of developing gestational diabetes, a new study claims.

Women with gestation diabetes – or high blood sugar during pregnancy – are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes after giving birth, so this is quite a useful link in terms of stemming the numbers of preventable diseases.

Researchers analysed data from 1,333 women between 1985 and 2011 who enrolled in a National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute study called Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA).

The women each… Read the full story

Good Sex Bad Sex podcast – Surviving the dry patch with Maddy Anholt


Previously on Good Sex Bad Sex, we examined the ins and outs of sex toys (oh grow up) with sex toy expert and Lovehoney’s resident sexpert, the wonderful Annabelle Knight.

In this week’s podcast, our guest is the brilliant comedian and actor Maddy Anholt – who generously shares her ‘surviving the dry patch’ tips.

In between talk of egg-poachers and hot French men who size up your ring finger (non!), we hear about the ‘finding yourself’ opportunities no sexy times affords you.

Miranda Kane: Have you learnt anything throughout your dry patch?

Maddy Anholt: I think this is not going to be the smutty answer that you want… but it’s trust.

I feel like unless you fully trust in yourself and trust in your partner, then the sex is going to be sh*t.

Okay, the sex is going to be okay. But I feel like I’m past that now.

I’m past that thing of getting hammered and falling in the… Read the full story

‘Butt plugs, whips and vibrators’: 12 people reveal what’s in their goodie drawers

Will eating pasta really help you lose weight?

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Often maligned by fitness freaks as being a fattening food, pasta,  other carbs – gets a bad rap.

If you’re trying to lose weight, you’re often told to decrease your non-vegetal carbohydrate intake. The only time you should be eating a bowl of tagliatelle is the day before a marathon, or else you risk turning into a glutenous lump.

So when a study comes out claiming that pasta might, in fact, be the key to losing weight, everyone loses their heads.


The latest review of studies was released on Monday and claimed to have found that pasta can form part… Read the full story

‘World’s smiliest dog’ can’t go for walk without being asked for selfies

Smile, Seb (Picture: Mercury)

Meet Seb the Shiba Inu, who’s so smiley that he’s stopped for photos every time he leaves the house.

The 20-month-old pooch has become a local celeb and has hundreds of fans in his hometown of Crumlin, Caerphilly, South Wales.

He even gets online requests for pics by internet admirers!

His owner is 20-year-old Elin Gould, who first noticed his happy grin when he was just a five-month-old pup, and says when she first got him at two months old, she thought he was a fox as his ears were so pointy.

‘When we got Seb he was so tiny, he looked just like a fox,’ she says.

‘People still ask me… Read the full story

Londoners can zorb to work for free this Friday

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If you’re sick of TFL’s sh*t, then why not apply to zorb to work this Friday (6 April)?

In aid of National Walk to Work Day – which actually doesn’t make sense for many people in the capital who lives miles from their place of work ‘cos it’d take us hours – corporate hospitality company Team Tactics is letting lucky Londoners zorb their commute instead.

In case you haven’t been on your gap yah to New Zealand, zorbing is where you get in this giant, see-through orb and are either strapped into a harness, or put in there loose with enough water… Read the full story

Why is your vagina itchy?

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Why is my vagina itchy?

If you’re reading this, it’s probably not out of general curiosity. Right now your pants on fire and all you want to do is scratch. You need to figure out what’s going on, ASAP, so you can go about your day without awkwardly shuffling in your seat or sticking your hands down your jeans.

So, why is your vagina – or your vulva, if we’re talking about the external bits – itchy?

Let’s explore some potential explanations.

But for ease of information, it’s best to work out whether your vagina itches (the internal parts) or your vulva (the labia, the pubic area, all the external stuff… Read the full story

A new Beauty and the Beast inspired dessert is coming to Walt Disney World

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A new Beauty and the Beast inspired dessert is coming to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World and we need to try it immediately.

The new dessert is based on one of the movie’s favourite characters: Chip.

It features a white chocolate Chip-shaped cup, which comes with blue eyes and a gold handle, filled with Disney Parks’ signature Grey stuff.

It’s accompanied by a raspberry macaron with lemon filling and fresh raspberries, and a whole maraschino cherry dipped in dark chocolate with a hazelnut topping.

It looks almost too adorable to eat.

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The new dessert comes as an exclusive… Read the full story

Can you be an animal-loving vegan Nazi?

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Logic would dictate that a movement founded on the principals of compassion towards innocent creatures must extend the same kindness to fellow humans.

We might all do bad things from time to time but generally speaking, the majority of folk are good.

But, believe it or not, veganism and fascism – ultra-nationalism – seem to be unlikely bedfellows.

A strange part of YouTube belongs to neo-Nazi vegan chefs who wear balaclavas when teaching their followers how to perfect various plant-based, strengthening meals.

‘You can get vegan alternatives to most of things and considering nationalism, racism and fascist views are prevalent in the community I don’t think veganism is inherently… Read the full story

Beyoncé’s been called out for appropriating Egyptian culture and it’s confusing

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You might think that Beyoncé can do no wrong.

But, it turns out, even she isn’t beyond being called out for cultural appropriation.

For her spring collection, Beyoncé has been channelling ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti, with crop tops and hoodies featuring portraits of the singer wearing a headpiece similar to the one Nefertiti wore.

And you know what? Some Egyptians aren’t happy about it.

One person tweeted: ‘I’m all kinds of mad about Beyoncé literally selling herself as Nefertiti. My country’s history and culture has been so brutally commoditized and commercialized and exported to everyone’s satisfaction and convenience for GENERATIONS. I’m not spending a dime on her.’

Others have called her a ‘culture vulture’ and… Read the full story

I was bullied for being mixed race – until Myleene Klass made me see my race as beautiful

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Myleene Klass’ fame made me feel more confident in my mixed race heritage (Picture: Sophie Mei Lan/FeatureflashSHM/REX/Shutterstock)

At school bullies spotted a weakness in me – I was uncomfortable about the way I looked.

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I was taunted with phrases like ‘moon head’ and ‘flat face’, not to mention the amount of times my hair was pulled, my coat slashed and people drawing their eyelids out with their fingers so they appeared to have ‘slanted eyes’.

Whether consciously or sub-consciously, they were bullying me for being mixed race,… Read the full story

Meghan Markle’s wedding dress designer – all of the potentials from Ralph and Russo to Sarah Burton

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Who Meghan Markle has asked to design her top-secret wedding dress is a mystery.

Not only do we have no clue on if she’s wearing white, blush or almond, or if she’ll have a long trial, a cape or a two-piece, we also haven’t got the foggiest when it comes to which fashion-house has been given the daunting task of designing, creating and fulfilling Meghan’s frock.

All of this exciting information shall be revealed on the day – Saturday 19 May.

But because that’s far too long for us to wait (it’s been five months since their engagement, c’mon), we’ve compiled a list of… Read the full story

Teenager buys everyone at a bakery cupcakes to get back at fat-shamer

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When 19-year-old Vega Blossom was fat-shamed by an aggro shopper, she decided to fight back in the most brilliant way.

She was waiting in line at her favourite bakery when she overheard a middle-aged woman behind her saying ‘let’s hope this fat b**** doesn’t buy all the cupcakes’.

Vega had only been planning to buy six, but on hearing the remark, decided to buy the shop’s entire stock to teach the rude stranger a less.

‘When I heard the nasty things the woman said, I honestly wanted to cry,’ says Vega.

‘It really hurts my feelings. How could these grown women be so mean to someone they’ve never met, let alone talked… Read the full story

How do I stop my puppy from biting?

Pug puppy biting finger with sharp teeth.
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Puppies are cute as hell but they’re teethy little buggers, aren’t they?

The furry little babes are used to playing with their fellow litter pups, who instinctively play by mouthing and biting.

So, while they’re definitely not intending on hurting you, the fact that they have tiny razor sharp teeth means they inevitably do.

You’ll want to nip the biting in the bud as soon as possible before your puppy grows into a fully grown dog who can really do some (unintentional) damage.

Here are some tips, gathered from doggy legends The Kennel Club, and Read the full story

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