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Three years too many for couples?

Happy couple

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It seems that the seven-year-itch has evolved along with our stressful and faster times: the tipping point where couples begin taking each other for granted is now the “three-year-glitch”.

The faster-paced lifestyle of 21st century inhabitants has caused 36 months to be the time when stress levels in relationships peak. This is the time, apparently, when “pink passes” and single holidays from partners and spouses are resorted to.

This is according to a survey of 2 000 British adults in steady relationships, and also comes ahead of the new film “Hall Pass”, which features a group of men who’ve been given a month off to do anything they’d like as single men again.

After three years, sex decreases, those little things that were once endearing are now annoying, the compliments decrease, and individual space becomes more important.

Are you in a long-term relationship? And what have you found?

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Labiaplasty’s popularity a concern


By Lamilli

Medical experts have raised concern about the increased number of labiaplasties performed on women. For those who don’t know what this is yet, it’s making yourself a designer vagina.


More worryingly is that women are turning to private providers for these surgeries, because some of them are depressed or on medication and professionals are turning them away.

Labiaplasty can assist with functional problems, such as discomfort during sex, but many going to private companies are seeking purely cosmetic changes. This places them at risk because firstly, the industry is not regulated, and secondly, botched procedures can result in permanent scarring, bleeding, infections, irritation or too much or too little sensitivity if the nerves are damage.

Furthermore, private providers could operate on vulnerable women who really need therapy.

The article says,

Cosmetic surgeon Angelica Kavouni carries out three labiaplasties a week, for which she charges £3 000 an operation. She said: “A lot who come to me for labiaplasty are depressed and some are on medication. That’s a major issue, because you shouldn’t have cosmetic surgery when you are like that”.

What would you do?

What’s all the fuss about?


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I’m not sure what all the fuss is about regarding the university lecturer that hosted a live sex show after one of his classes on human sexuality. It’s not as though he was exposing people to it without their consent, or asking them to bring along their little children, and the couple who performed were consenting adults?

It was, after all, part of a discussion on human sexuality, which is the course he is lecturing for. Furthermore, students were not required to attend.

The problem is that parents and university alumni have taken offense at his manner of teaching. They’re probably concerned that their wonderful children will be inspired to take part in sexual acts – God forbid – that please both partners. But they’re not even considering that the show was put on my a couple who are engaged to be married.

Never mind that their university-going students, who have to be over 18 years of age, have probably already seen and done worse during their time as adults?