Roses, pralines and candlelight dinner are so yesterday. After all, loving your loved one should be a daily thing. Our author explains why Valentine’s Day should be a time to celebrate yourself.
Valentine’s Day sticks like a thorn under some people’s skin: couples feel the pressure to make the day special, whilst singles are annoyed by seeing romantic fuss at every turn. However, Valentine’s Day actually offers a lot of room for interpretation – from date night, to a self-love ritual or even a girls’ night. 10 people offer us some fresh inspiration on how to celebrate the day of love
Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love. In the name of self-love, celebrate yourself this year! Whoever said you’re not allowed to gift yourself on Valentine’s Day? At O Diaries, February is “me-month” and self-love is right at the top of our list. So, if you’re single or simply would like to give your partner the gift of feeling great about yourself, here are some inspirations for Valentine’s Day.
The whole world celebrates the 14th of February as the day for love – Valentine’s Day. But we think it is important to remember that any kind of love starts with self-love. That’s why we celebrate self-love on the day before, February 13th. That’s not all – with the slogan “You. A Lifelong Romance,” we are claiming February as Me-Month, with O Diaries taking the whole month to put the focus back on self-love.
Threesomes (and sometimes even foursomes) can be found on many a man’s and woman’s bucket list. The ultimate must-dos might include anything from partying at Berlin’s famous Berghain and celebrating at the Oscars to spending a year lounging in Koh Pha-ngan and experiencing a sex orgy. But how does a drama-free threesome actually work? Our author Tina Molin has a few tips to help you.
“Sexual issues are mostly psychological in nature for both men and women. Common problems include difficulties with sexual arousal, desire fatigue and dyspareunia – or pain during sex. Men talk more often about premature ejaculation. Women talk more often about vaginismus, also known as vaginal cramps,” the certified psychologist and sexual therapist Nicole Engel explains.
Women are romantic. We love cuddling, kissing, candlelight, satin sheets – and above all else – extensive foreplay. OK. Wow. What a load of you know what. In the same way every human body is different, so are sexual preferences. Speaking for myself, I don’t get turned on at all by long rounds of foreplay. I’m a woman of action and, if you go by statistics, I am not alone in this preference. But still the relationship between women and foreplay remains a mystical topic, as if it was some high-level witchcraft. In contrast, just by taking a quick poll in the streets of New York, we found the perspectives on foreplay from both men and women to be quite different.
Smooth skin, flawless smile, healthy hair and a size 36 – this remains the status quo in the world of fashion. The fault lies with the labels themselves, who sell items in a maximum of size 44 and who use posters and advertisements with unrealistic images. This gnaws at self confidence and often leads to a sense of frustration. However, something is changing in the meantime – more and more brands are discovering the value in model diversity and limiting photo retouches. Here we introduce a few brands who genuinely celebrate body positivity.