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COVER
STORIES
29 Sexy Dresses
58 Teach Your
Flat Iron Four
New Tricks
78 Dating Secrets
82 Could He
Be Faking It?
You Sure?
85 Suns Out,
Buns Out!
Easy moves
to shape a high,
tight tush
92 Glowy Skin
98 Scarlett
Johansson
Holds nothing
back
102 Warning! The
Sneaky Danger
to Beware of
This Summer
117 More Sex DRESS, LifewithBird.
SUNGLASSES, Sunday
Less Stress!
Somewhere. LEI,
Sizzling tips to JAdore Floral
guarantee a Designs. BRACELETS,
blissful summer Samantha Wills.
122 Beach Reads So INITIAL BRACELETS,
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Your Bikini Will
Burst Into Flames
132 Trending Now:
These Super-Fun
Selfies

29
FE ATURE S
108 Be Seen,
Be Heard
Jessica Williams
gets loud
PHOTOGRAPHED BY K ANE SKENNAR

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CONTENTS

21
TOTALLY
COSMO
10 Best July Ever He took pictures
16 The Cosmo Guy
Chris Pine
of my feet for a foot-
18 Cover Star fetish site.
Quickie CONFESSIONS AND DATES FROM HELL (24 ) 70 Ambition or
25 Fierce vs. Fail Love: Do
26 On My Mind You Have to
Senator Elizabeth Choose?
Warren on what Its complicated
it means to persist
BE AUT Y 62 Take Cover!
Conceal anything
74 Inside the
Mind of a Single
S T YLE 49 Journey to
64 Whats Out Is In
No nasties FTW
Guy vs.
Married Dude
49
Planet Glam 80 Dating & Mating
38 The Perfect Bag
LOVE
54 Sexy This Heal from a love
40 Fun, Fearless Second letdown
Finds Under $50
56 Only $10!
Patriotic picks
42 Look Hot
60 Intoxicating
Aromas
67 How to Deal
With Ask-Holes BODY
Tonight Killer comebacks
44 Carry On! to prying 88 Gyno Info
Pack like a pro questions 90 Chew Your
Water
Another way
to hydrate

SE X
AHH...ROS
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TO ERASE YOUR
124 Sex Q&A
TROUBLES 126 Your Sexiest
Superpower
Use your voice!

LIFE
129 Yes, We Can!
Have happy hour
anywhere
134 Easy Bites for GET
a Big Crowd SCARLETTS
136 Cosmos SEXY LOOK
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Fashion director: Aya Kanai. Hair:
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140 Horoscope Makeup: Frankie Boyd using
Chanel Les Beiges. Manicure: Mei
142 Bitch It Out!/ Kawajiri for Orme Square.
Photographed by James White.
Shopping
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THE ACTIVE WAY TO HEALTHIER-LOOKING SKIN


FROM THE EDITOR

can inform the present, in giant and


tiny ways. (Quick history brushup:
Way back in the late 1700s, those
who first suggested breaking free
from Great Britain to form an inde-
pendent union were seen as radi-
calsuntil they werent.)
Undoubtedly, each of us encoun-
ters times when were painted as radi-
calwhen we want to go in a different
direction than the pack. Its always a
hard thing to do. So in this months
issue, weve gathered women from
divergent backgrounds who have all
boldly raised their voices on topics
they are passionate about, no matter
how unpopular. In an exclusive essay,
Senator Elizabeth Warren explains
what it takes to persist when youre

Celebrate Your
swimming against a strong current.
We have comedic actress and pod-
caster Jessica Williams doling out

Independence
dope tips on how to be seen and
heard. And then theres our cover star,
Scarlett Johansson, discussing what
shes willing to risk to speak her truth.
I hope you find what these
A NOTE FROM COSMOPOLITANS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, women have to say inspiring. And to
MICHELE PROMAULAYKO. FOLLOW HER @MICHPROM. be clear, this is not just about poli-
ticsfar from it. Their words can
be used to motivate you to take over
NO MATTER HOW old we get, we never the worldor just to take over the
quite outgrow the feeling that when grill at your next backyard bash, P R O M A U L AY K O : B E N W AT T S / E ! E N T E R TA I N M E N T. C O N F E T T I : G E T T Y I M A G E S .

summer rolls around, we have per- insisting on veggie burgers instead


mission to kick back, flop onto an of hot dogs. (Who knows? You
Instagrammable oversize pool float, could spark a neighborhood revolu-
and justexhale. For those of us on tion!) Whatever it is, Cosmo is here
the east coast, it seems like we wait to encourage you to celebrate your
an eternity for the sun to finally show independence, to embolden you to
its face (and when it does, it usually strike out on your own. Weve also got
shoots up to about 80 degrees over- some awesome party drinks in here,
nightI swear, Im not complaining). because, heyits summer.
Summer is a glorious season.
And one of the most festive times
is always July 4th, Independence
Day. But among all the BBQs and
fireworks displays, its easy to forget
the deep significance of the occa- Michele Promaulayko
sionand how lessons of the past Editor-in-Chief

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MOVIES
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New Spidey Tom
1 Holland and an
especially badass
Zendaya add fresh
bite to a Gen Z spin
on the superhero
classic (July 7).
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3
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ens magazine
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The 22-year-old, who raced up
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The Chainsmokers this summer. 2 4
HAIM The sister act
made us wait four 3
ON HER FIRST TIME HEARING
years for Something
HERSELF ON THE RADIO I was at
to Tell You, but its
my friends house in L.A., and
breezy jams totally
his roommate at the time
make up for lost time.
called him and said, Youre

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wont find me! Id disappear
and throw my phone into
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UNSUNG (S)HERO
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could get a college
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masters. Now, shes a
psychotherapist and
very successful. Shes
the strongest person I
know. She taught me
to work my ass off.

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I really, really love to
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scene, Im finding that
the more I laugh
heartily and authenti-
cally, the happier I am.
Sex is great, but its
really just about having

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a good conversation,
learning something,
and laughing a bunch.

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If you shut up for a
minute and listen to

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bedroom, you can
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I think the way our
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Whenever people are (OPENING JUNE 2)AND IN REAL LIFE,
getting out of bed in a HES IN AWE OF STRONG LADIES,
movie, a woman is INCLUDING HIS OWN PERSONAL HERO.
covering her breasts BY R AC HE L M O S E LY
and a man is covering
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naked. Thats what
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A classic film I think


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The last album I
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CONFESSIONS Cosmo
readers reveal
their most
embarrassing,
ridiculous,
what-was-I-
thinking
moments.

I recently
found out that
I say the weird-
est stuff
loudlyin my
sleep. My friend
told me I often
mumble things
like Mamma
mia, thats a
big pizza or
Please dont
make me eat
more broccoli.
Now, Im always
terrified Ill say
something
mean or
embarrassing
and a room-
mate or
boyfriend will
hear me.
KATELYN B., 21, STUDENT,
TORONTO, ONTARIO

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CONFESSIONS
I was hooking up CELEB
with this guy who I CONFESSION
wasnt really into.
So one night when
someone I actually had
a crush on started
flirting with me, we
went back to his
apartment, and
he mentioned that
his roommate was
home. Turns out,
the roommate was the On my first day doing
dude I was originally a guest-star appear-
hooking up ance as a love interest to
with! Yikes! the lead of a TV show,
LAURA B., 19
the actress and I got to
chatting about a series
of movies. She and I
disagreed about which
installment was the
best. I argued that her
favorite was actually the
worst because one actor
in particular ruined the
movie for me. Turns out,
the guy was her older
brother. Thankfully,
I was dating a she had a great sense of
cutie I worked humor about it!
with, and we went SAM PAGE, THE BOLD TYPE

to my familys
shore house
together. One day, I was with a guy I am a musician, and my songs are mostly
whose ex would about love and sex. One time, I had an
we decided to take always call him, but he important show, and I started with a song
a walk to the promised they were about a one-night stand that ends with
beach. We sat on done and she was crazy. Give it to me rough. Little did I know,
Then he disappeared
a bench on a my parents had flown to Miami to surprise
for a week, and I found
sandy trail near tall out that he and the me and ended up standing next to my BF S T O R I E S M AY H AV E B E E N E D I T E D F O R L E N G T H , C O N T E N T, O R C L A R I T Y.

grass. I started to ex had also been in the audience. The moment I saw them,
P O R T R A I T S: A L L I E H O L L OWAY ( 2 ); A L L OT H E R S: G E T T Y I M AG E S .

dating the entire time! I gave them an apology shout-out from the
give him a blow So I got in touch stage, but they did stand a little farther
job, and it was fun with her, and we set from my man for the rest of the show.
until we realized him up. While I was RACHEL O., 20, STUDENT, READING, PA

three kids were with him one day, I had


his ex crash our plans.
biking toward us! He was completely My boyfriend and I once went away to
I panicked, quickly shocked. I now have an this cozy B and B. The place had an old-style brass
zipped him up, amazing new BF, but bed...and somehow, while we were banging away,
sometimes, I still receive my head slipped between the bars and got
and yelled I found a notification of an temporarily stuck. We managed to get me out of it,
your wallet! It was autorejected phone call but my neck was so sore all weekend that
so embarrassing. from him. it kinda put a damper on things.
ROSE K., 23 LIA O., 22 MELISSA V., 33

22
I was on my way home from work when GUY CONFESSION
this young guy walked up to me and I got caught, uh,
told me I have nice feet. I took it as inno- jerking off by my father.
cent flattery. Then he started talking The response he
about how he photographs for this blog, chose: Youre going
how I had a great look, and how he to break your dick
would love to take a quick picture of me. if you do that.
I thought he was talking about a fashion He said it so casually
blog, so I went along with it. He asked as he was passing
me to sit down and put my foot up on through the room
a bench. I asked him what his blog was I was doing it in.
called. I found out later that it was a EARL H., 19

foot-fetish site! One time, I


KATRINA B., 23, EVENT PLANNER, MIAMI, FL locked myself out
Id had a crush
of my apartment,
so I called the on my best guy
dude I was seeing friend for forever,
at the time to and wed always
help. On his way, hang out after
he was pulled school. My mom
over and arrested gave me her old
for having a sus- computer to use,
pended license! so I asked him to
Plus, his car was clear out her stuff.
towed. I ended up As he was help-
getting into my ing, my mothers
apartment on my nudes popped up
own, bailing him and he saw
out of jail, and
paying to get his
everything. Worst
car back. Did he day of my life.
ADELLE G., 19
ever pay me back?
No. Did I learn my
lesson? Yes. We
broke off things a
week later.
KITZIA B., 28

GUY CONFESSION
I was hooking up with this girl, and one day, she
met me for lunch. We bumped into my coworkers,
and when it came time to introduce her, I totally
spaced on her name. So I turned to her and said,
Im so sorry but I forgot your name. She was
pissed! She walked away, called me an asshole in
front of them, and blocked my number.
JULIO F., 22

JULY 2017 _ COSMOPOLITAN _ 23


DATES FROM HELL
I went on a double date
with my BFF and her boy-
friend. I hadnt yet met the guy,
but wed been texting for
weeks and I was excited. In
JUST person, he was shorter than
CLUELESS hed said, which was fine, but
DOUCHE-O-METER

he barely spoke the whole


UM, NO
night. On leaving, my friends
CHECK,
BF asked my date if hed lend
PLEASE me his jacket since it was
chilly. He replied, Her arms
SO
OFFENSIVE wont fit. Rude.
SAVANNAH R., 20
EPIC FAIL

LITERALLY
DERANGED He invited me over to his
place. But when I got there, I
learned that he only wanted
someone to drive him to get
barbecue. He bought a pound
of meatyes, just meatand
ate it right in front of me. He
didnt offer me any, which
was honestly for the best. Im
a vegetarian.
EMILY B., 20

I was about to graduate from


pharmacy school. On our first
date, he asked me if I would be
able to get him some Xanax on
the slyand then grilled me
on what my salary would be
once Im out of school. Nope.
JENNIFER P., 26

My mom was visiting from


England, and I wanted her to
meet the man I was dating.
We went to a fancy restaurant,
and halfway through the meal,
I excused myself to use the
bathroom. While I was away,
my mom asked him what
his intentions were. His
answer: Well, if Im banging
On our first date, he suggested I pick him up at his house. When I her, I think my intentions are
arrived, I discovered that his house was actually his grandmothers pretty obvious. When I got
house. He proceeded to introduce me to his sister, two aunts, two back to the table, I could tell
uncles, his grandma, three cousins, and his mom. Then he said that something was weird. But
my mom, in her old-school
he thought our date could be a trip to the zoo...with all these people
British way, managed to be
in tow. The zoo is three hours away, so I was in a car full of strangers
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polite for the rest of the meal.


and this guy for six hours round-trip. Not romantic. AMANDA A., 21 In fact, she only told me years
later, after I dumped him!
JACKIE D., 31

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ON MY MIND Each month, Cosmo lets one passionate voice sound off.

What It
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Persist
In this exclusive essay,
WARREN IS
KNOWN FOR
NOT BACKING
DOWN.
Senator Elizabeth Warren explains
that, to create change, you have
to make noisethen follow
through with fierce determination.

one of the most powerful powerful corporations have seized And we are. When Donald
parts of the Womens March this our democracy by the throat. And Trump signed his unconstitutional
past January was seeing the the current administration has the Muslim Ban, I joined a spontane-
number of people who had never capacity to deliver the knockout ous crowd of hundreds at Bostons
really participated in any political punch to Americas once-thriving Logan Airport, holding a bull-
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thick that it was just a huge, slowly I grew up in a family that didnt defund Planned Parenthoodwhile
moving mass. Millions of women have much. My daddy sold fencing it delivered tax breaks to corpora-
and men around the world showed and carpeting, and he ended up as tions and the wealthy, thousands of
up to say Im here, and my voice a maintenance man. When I was us gathered at town halls and at
will be heard. 12, he had a heart attack and was rallies and said no.
Thats real democracy in action. out of work. We lived paycheck to Fighting for the world we live
Democracy isnt about paying a paycheck, and when the paychecks in, the world we believe in, isnt
little attention once every four stopped, our whole world turned always easy. We wont win every
years and then tuning out after the upside down. Every night as I went battle. But persistence requires a
election. Its about getting involved to sleep, I could hear my mother ferocious optimism. It requires a
and staying involved. And thats crying in the next room. willingness to put yourself on the
the great thing about this kind of Finally, my mom, who was 50 line. And when we fightas an
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activism. There isnt a finite supply years old at the time, pulled on army filled with hope and fierce
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more likely to join you. our family. So I learned early on senior U.S. senator from
Massachusetts, an author, and
This country works great for about the deep-seated fear that we a former Harvard Law School
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STYLE
Look Hot FEEL FERAL

Tonight
Olivia Palermo
For a chic safari
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of you

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clair
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clothing optional.

wild nudes
collection

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with me

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clothing optional

without
a stitch

exposed

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CURLS

Can Do
Clamp your iron on a
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turn it 360 degrees THE BEACHWAVER CO.
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SMOOTH
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your wrist back and just once can reduce
forth, making a half- heat damage. The
turn every few inches. BOUNCY FAUX-OUT secret: Work in inch-
wide sections, smoothly
F L AW L E S S F I N I S H E R
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Texturizing Sea Salt roots to ends.
Result: bouncy ends that rival a round-brush sesh.
Spray ($6, walgreens F L AW L E S S F I N I S H E R
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58
BEAUTY
Intoxicating
Aromas
When you pick a scent inspired by your go-to drink, its always happy hour!
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YOUR SUMMER SIP


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Spicy Marg
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give off a sassy vibe.

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Take DARK CIRCLES


Youll need: A creamy, full-coverage

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concealer.
Pro hack: Swipe it under your eye in the
shape of an upside-down triangle, then
wait a minute. Trying to blend it right
away is like attempting to spread cold
Five concealers that will butter on toast, says Benefit makeup
make any skin sitch disappear master Jos Rivera.
BY ERIN STOVALL BOBBI BROWN Instant Full Cover Concealer,
$32, bobbibrowncosmetics.com

PIMPLES
Youll need: A green color corrector
(to neutralize redness) and a hydrating
matte concealer on top.
Pro hack: Never let the applicator touch
a zitthat can spread bacteria. Use a
concealer brush, blend with a clean fin-
ger, then wash your brush, says Rivera.
LANCME Teint Idole Ultra Wear
Camouflage Corrector in Green, $31,
lancome-usa.com
MILK MAKEUP Flex Concealer, $28,
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BROWN SPOTS
Youll need: Concealer with SPF. UV
rays make pigmentation issues worse.
Pro hack: Apply, then buff with
a damp sponge (our pick comes with
one) to nix potential patchiness,
says Rivera.
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Coverage Concealer SPF 30, $11, drugstores

ACNE SCARS
Youll need: A concentrated matte stick
that has a dry, chalky feel.
Pro hack: Apply a mattifying primer
before (it helps fill divots), then
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REDNESS
Youll need: A whipped concealer,
which easily spreads over larger
areas, like rosacea-flushed cheeks.
YOU CAN Pro hack: For a seamless finish,
COME OUT OF
HIDING.
Rivera suggests blending
in a press and roll motion with
your middle finger.
BENEFIT Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer,
$20, benefitcosmetics.com

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BEAUTY

NOW TRENDING:
DISSECTING
THE INGREDIENT
LIST

Whats SULFATES
Love how your hair gets all
with moisture, dye mole-
cules can escape through

Out Is In
sudsy when you wash it? the cuticle. (However,
Thank sulfates, detergents sulfates can indirectly
found in shampoos, body contribute to color fade
washes, and facial cleansers. by removing your hairs
THE DRAMA: Hair pros often natural oils, which seal
The no nasties ingredient trend has gone blame sulfates for fading the cuticle.) If you
from the food aisle to beauty shelveswith your color. And sulfates can have a sensitive scalp or
free of plastered on product labels. Here, strip the scalp of moisture fickle skin, proceed with
whats just hype and whats truly unhealthy. and natural oils, causing caution, as sulfates can
BY L AU RE N B A L S A M O dryness and irritation. be dryingor check out
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: LOral Pariss super-gentle,
When it comes to color, the low-suds, sulfate-free
real culprit is water, not cleansing conditioner
sulfates. As strands swell (next page).

64 _ COSMOPOLITAN _ JULY 2017


SULFATE- TALC- PHTHALATE- PARABEN- FRAGRANCE-
FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE

WHEN
FREE OF
IS B.S.
GLUTEN-FREE
Unless you have
celiac disease and
are eating your
beauty products,
there is likely zero
benefit to their
being gluten-free.
LORAL PARIS BOSCIA Charcoal SKINFIX Renewing M-61 PowerGlow GARNIER SkinActive The one exception:
EverPure Cleansing Deodorant, $20, Cream, Moisturizer, Micellar Cleansing
Balm, $12, sephora.com $20, qvc.com $72, bluemercury Water All-in-1, $9,
lipstick. Since it
lorealparisusa.com .com garnierusa.com goes near your
mouth, it may be
wise to buy a
gluten-free tube.
A good pick: Bite
TALC absorbed through the skin the FDA says it does not Beauty Amuse
This naturally occurring and can pose reproductive have sufficient evidence to Bouche Lipstick,
mineral helps some makeup, risks, including infertility. claim parabens have an $26, sephora.com.
powders, and deodorants WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: effect on human health.
absorb oil and sweat. Reports have shown toxic If youre concerned, look ALLERGEN-FREE
THE DRAMA: There have effects in animals that are for the preservative Bottom line: There
is no way a brand
been consumer reports exposed to phthalates, and phenoxyethanol instead
can prove that
linking talc to ovarian the data in humans also sug- (it is found in M-61s face every ingredient in
cancer. gests health risks. The FDA moisturizer), lauded a product is 100
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: maintains that the link by some as a safer option. percent safe for
According to the American between phthalates and every individual.
Cancer Society, talcs link to human health is unclear, FRAGRANCE Depending on your
cancer is unclear; the Inter- while the EU has banned the Fragrance is ubiquitous in skin type, anything
from vitamin C to
national Agency for use of certain phthalates in beautyit can even exist
organic coconut oil
Research on Cancer classi- cosmetics entirely. Play it in products that are labeled can irritate skin.
fies talc-based body powder safe with a phthalate-free unscented (translation: Remember: If you
as possibly carcinogenic body cream, like Skinfixs. the manufacturer may have sensitive or
when used around the geni- add just enough fragrance reactive skin,
tals. And while some lab- PARABENS to mask the odor of other patch-test your
based and human studies These preservatives are ingredients without adding products first.
have found that talc expo- used to prevent the growth a true scent).
CHEMICAL-FREE
sure increases the risk of of bacteria in everything THE DRAMA: By law, brands Technically, water
ovarian cancer, others have from masks to mascara. can list fragrance on a label and plant extracts
not. Alarmed? Try a talc-free THE DRAMA: Studies show without disclosing the ingre- are chemicals too.
powder, like Boscias, here. that parabens act like dients that make up the When brands
estrogen in the bodyand blend (these often include position them-
PHTHALATES increased estrogen can other controversial ingredi- selves this way,
theyre likely
These chemicals were once cause both normal and ents, such as DEP, or
referring to a lack
widely used to do a variety cancerous breast cells to potentially irritating ones, of synthetic
of things, like make grow and divide. like certain alcohols).
A L L I E H O L L O W AY. P R O D U C T S : C O U R T E S Y.

ingredients in their
hair spray flexible and nail WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Para- WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: formulas. Keep in
polish chip-free. Today, due bens have been found in Derms agree fragrance mind that many
in large part to the advocacy breast-cancer tissue and can be irritating or studies prove
efforts of health groups, the have been shown to stimu- cause an allergic reaction certain synthetics
to be super
only phthalate commonly late breast-cancer cell if used long term (especially
beneficial (cue
used in cosmetics is proliferation. However, if you have sensitive skin). glycolic acid!),
diethylphthalate (DEP), as a theyre also found in the A truly great fragrance- so you may not
fragrance solvent. urine of the majority free cleanser: Garniers want to rule them
THE DRAMA: Phthalates are of the population, and micellar water. out entirely.

65
How
to Deal
With
Ask-Holes
YOU KNOW THEM
EVERYONE FROM FAMILY
MEMBERS TO RANDOS WHO
J E N N I F E R R O B B I N S / T H E L I C E N S I N G P R O J E C T. C O M

FEEL THE NEED TO BUTT


INTO YOUR LOVE LIFE.
RESIST THE #EYEROLL AND
RESPOND TO PRYING
QUESTIONS LIKE THIS....
BY CATHERINE RYAN GREGORY

67
LOVE YOU RE

HOOKING
UP YOU RE

IN LOVE
YOU RE

SINGLE
Are you two
exclusive? When are
Have you you moving in
found someone BLUNT
together?
Why do you
special yet? want to know?
Are you
SUBTLE SUBTLE
interested in one
of us? No, but Im so Im not sure.
busy between BLUNT Its a big decision
When your love work and my to make.
We both like our
sitch is firmly photo class that
BLUNT own space, so Instead of
off-limits with a I dont have
No, apparently we have no plans shutting down the
person, dont time to date any-
all the special to shack up convo altogether,
send mixed one else!
ones are taken! anytime soon! acknowledge
messages by
But want to hear offering tidbits of With this script, Keep it candid, that youre still in
about the wild info anyway. If you can be calm, but be ready for the weeds and
hookup I had last your goal is to even if your the aftermath. weighing your
weekend? stop the instinct is to react Asks like these options. Thats
A dash of snark conversation, you defensively, says can make you feel relatable (moving
lets your cant put any bait Shasta Nelson, confused about in is a pretty
interrogator know out there, says author of your own feelings huge decision,
theyre being
SUBTLE
Swann. Then as Frientimacy. and timelines, so after all!), and
intrusivebut a Nope, but being soon as you can, Maybe you its crucial to root most people will
smooth change of unattached gives transition to a suspect your out why you want respect your
subject also jumps me the freedom positive discus- hookup doesnt (or dont want) candor. If youre
over any to do whatever I sion about the have long-term something, says lucky, they
awkwardness, wantlike asker to show potential. Rather Swann. Other- may even offer
says etiquette learning to surf in there are no hard than beating wise, you can find advice thats
expert Elaine Bali next month. feelings. yourself (or your yourself giving in legitimately
Swann, author of interviewer) up to other peoples helpful. In that
Put a hand to your
Let Crazy Be about how things expectations and case, youll be
heart to show
Crazy. With this are going, be chill. cruising Zillow for glad you let
sincerity when
response, you can Youre figuring it apartment listings them in.
youre explaining
get right into out, and when youre not
that, yes, it is very
sharing a juicy uninvolved parties yet ready to share
possible to be
anecdote from arent invited. real estate.
single and happy.
your dating Smiling, standing
adventures (what up straight, and
they really want to using positive
hear about body language
anyway) and shows that youre
bypass any further self-assured, Why Is Your Family So Nosy?
probing about says Swann. You
Everyone has their own internal clock for when certain life
when Mr. Right is wont be
events should happen, explains etiquette expert Elaine
finally going to second-guessed
appear. Swann. Some loved ones think asking will get you operating at
or have to field
their own speed. Others, like Grandma, may not be able to
another attempt
to set you up on a help it (no, really!). Recent research shows that as we age, we
blind date with lose function in the area of the brain related to inhibition.
someones
random cousin.

68 _ COSMOPOLITAN _ JULY 2017


Why Do Strangers
Even Care?
They dont know you, but they
saw you walk in with a plus-one
and are using that as a conver-
sation starter. What feels like a
land-mine question may just
be a search for common ground,
says Shasta Nelson.

YOU RE

LIV ING
TOGE THER
YOU RE

ENG AGED

Is he gonna YOU RE

put a Have you set


M ARRIED

ring on it?! a date? What


are your colors? Are you trying
BLUNT
I know you ask
Did you write for kids yet?
because you
care, but I SUBTLE your vows?
promise youll be If I had a dollar
BLUNT
among the first for every time
100 to know. I was asked that, Only my eggs
SUBTLE
we could pay for and his sperm
Preface a Im up to my know that SUBTLE
the wedding!
straightforward BLUNT eyeballs in answer!
plea to butt-the- A mix of humor Whenever it
I cant keep it all Pinterest inspo.
eff-out with an and a not-so-sub- This is an happens, it
straightI have What do you
offer to keep a tle clue that this ultra-thorny topic, happens. In the
a spreadsheet so want to hear
persistent topic is obnoxious because it can be meantime,
I dont have to about?
wonderer (well allow you to vent fraught for many Im enjoying my
think about it. Teasing out their couples, says tequila.
guessits your your frustration
People would motive can make Swann. Creating a
mom) informed. It over everyones
J E N N I F E R R O B B I N S / T H E L I C E N S I N G P R O J E C T. C O M

Let people know


rather ask the inquiry less human being
takes your eyeballing your that theres no
questions than annoying and help requires sex, luck,
romance off the left hand. Its also news at this point,
risk seeming rude you decide how and reproductive
table yet better than a but theyll hear
for not caring, much to share. If processes. And if
maintains a solid quippy Why when there is.
says Nelson. So someone is asking you dont want
bond with the dont you ask Pointing out the
they may err on so she can drone kids, simply say,
person asking, him? because things youre
the side of on about her own Weve decided
says Nelson. Plus, the person enjoying while not
asking nuptials or give our family is
your guarantee actually might! under mama-to-
everything. Dish unsolicited advice, complete as is.
helps make the be lockdown
only as many dont say much.
person feel like shows youre not
details as But if they seem
they wont be left sweating the
you want. genuinely
in the dark. pressure.
interested, talk
tablescapes!
A M B I T ION
OR
L OV E :
DO YOU
H AV E
TO
C HOOS E? WHEN LAUREN S., 27, a mechanical
engineer, met her now-ex at a
festival, she fell hard. He made
me laugh, the sex was great, and
he was intellectually stimulat-
MANY MEN CL AIM TO DIG THE IDE A OF DATING AN
ing, she says. Jackpot, right?
HBICUNTIL THE Y ACTUALLY DO. THE FALLOUT: Right. Until her picks for din-
SOME WOMEN ARE DOWNPL AYING THEIR CAREER ner spots were too lavish. One
GOALS TO BAG A BAE. NOT OK AY! HERES night, he asked about her sal-
arythen everything changed.
HOW TO FIND A WOKE GUY TO WAKE UP NE X T TO.
He couldnt look past the fact
BY JENNA BIRCH that I made more money, says
Lauren. He even told me I was
overpaid. He confessed that he
felt emasculated by her career,

70 PHOTO G R A PHED BY CHRIS CR AY MER


LOVE
When single female students
were told their answers would
be shared with male peers, they
acted less ambitious and leader- example, discovered that while
ship-orientedclaiming a desire men are turned on by the idea
for smaller paychecks, fewer of intelligent women, the con-
travel days, and fewer working cept is tougher to swallow in
hours, according to the National practicein fact, if a girl out-
Bureau of Economic Research. performs a guy on a test, hell
Meanwhile, their partnered IN PRAISE express less romantic interest.
female classmates didnt waver. Jesse B., 33, a digital strate-
OF
In a related study, when single gist, has been there. He is sup-
female students were placed in SECURE portive of his female friends
groups with other women, they MEN dreams and sees himself settling
admitted wanting high-paying, down with a career type some-
high-powered jobs. But in groups day. Yet he rarely picks that kind
with single men, these women of woman to date. Its intimidat-
were more likely to say they ing when a woman is beautiful
wanted a family-friendly job: and successful and has her shit
lower paying but more flexible. together, he says. Im too ner-
So, what: You have to choose vous to pursue her. What I want
between your goals and a BF? President in my head and what I go for are
Not on our watch. Although Barack Obama not usually aligned.
guys attraction to girl power is Our ex-POTUS For Jesse and guys like him,
has shown major
more layered than you think, it respect
in-the-moment feelings of
is possible to find a partner who for what his wife, emasculation are overriding
will support you. As soon as you Michelle, has their stated dating preferences,
understand whats going on. accomplished. says psychologist Lora Park,
I do believe
it was Americas
PhD, lead researcher of that
University of Buffalo study.
AN UNEVEN great fortune
to have her as first When a man gets face-to-face
Playing Field lady, he
recently admitted.
with how impressive a woman
Feminist bros seem to be in Aww. is, he can feel inadequate. So
abundance. In Match.coms rather than ask for her number,
2017 Singles in America survey, hell walk away.
and later, while she was on a men marked entrepreneur as Not to let guys off the hook,
work trip, he cheated on her. the sexiest career a woman can but much of this stuff is deeply
Among the straight, ambi- have. That same survey found ingrained. Evolutionary behav-
tious, and unattached, Laurens that 87 percent of men say theyd ior and traditional gender roles
story is familiar. More women be with a woman who made have primed dudes to be com-
than men now graduate college. more than they did, and nearly Ben Falcone petitive and establish them-
Nearly half the U.S. workforce is 90 percent wouldnt mind if she Husband selves as breadwinners. They
female, and 40 percent of those were more educated. (Match and frequent can perceive successful women
women are their familys bread- dubbed it the Clooney Effect, collaborator as a threat to their career goals.
to the very
winner. But as they strive for suc- becauseAmal.) And according Or a mans subconscious might
hilarious Melissa
cess, theyre hitting a snag. They to research by Marisa T. Cohen, McCarthy, the tell him he cant handle dating
cant find a guy whos comfort- PhD, and Karen Wilson, PhD, actor has said of todays super-capable, finan-
able with all that awesomeness. as mens academic motivation his wife, Shes cially independent girl boss,
amazing at
Multiple studies show that, rises, so does their desire for a the characters
says David Buss, PhD, an evo-
when asked, men say they prefer smart partner. In other words: she creates. lutionary psychologist at the
dating ambitious go-getters. But Driven guys want driven gals. University of Texas at Austin.
the reality proves otherwise. As a At least, they think they do. Shes more likely to leave the
result, many women are playing When it comes to who men ask relationship if shes unhappy.
down their driveat work or on out, the research looks differ- He cant just rely on the fact
datesto make themselves seem ent. A series of experiments at that hes pulling in a paycheck
like relationship material. the University of Buffalo, for to keep her around.

JULY 2017 _ COSMOPOLITAN _ 71


LOVE ONLY THING
HOTTER THAN
HIS ABS?
HIS SUPPORT. dinner? He did want a smart
wife, Yi saysjust not a
successful one. I stifled my
dreams to make him happy, fail to evaluate this early on, but
and I never felt like myself. its crucial if you want to sniff
Of course, some women are out someone whos only saying
content to give up careers to he supports you. Observe
accommodate love, and theres whether he has specific curiosity
nothing wrong with that. But or feedback about your work,
forgoing or subduing your says Walsh. If hes genuinely
dreams for a man can breed interested, his enthusiasm will
resentment. And you may be be obvious. A red flag: If he
handing over the majority of doesnt respond or just gives
your ability to make decisions you platitudes.
in the relationship because But dont dismiss him sim-
youre signaling that your part- ply because he shows that hed
ners desires override yours, says like to provide for you in small
economist Marina Adshade, ways, such as paying for the date
PhD, author of Dollars and Sex: or making dinner. Of course you
How Economics Influences Sex can do these things for your-
and Love. Bottom line: Taming selfbut it could be that hes try-
your ambition may land you a ing to show you affection. And
boyfriend. However, if you have those type of acts, in any rela-
a big vision of what you hope tionship, are genderless.
to accomplish in your career, Finally, join in trying to wake
theres a strong chance you the unwoke men: Guys, stop dis-
wont be satisfied for long. counting female strivers as GF
SHIFTING prospects. School the men in your
Into Neutral FINDING A
life who are still judging dates by
Some single women faced outdated biases. There are perks
with this situation keep on with Happy Balance to being with an alpha female,
their bad selves, refusing to The good news: There are guys and feelings of emasculation
settle for a BF who cant appre- who want to help you chase should no longer be holding men

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ciate their accomplishments. success. And finding them isnt back from the women they want.
Others, though, tone down their impossible. Look for a man At the same time, women
Chip Gaines
ambitionor even drop goals within a few years of your age should get more comfortable
The HGTV
altogetherin order to attract star wrote of with similar interests, recom- with the idea of being equal part-
or keep a guy around. As Yi S., his cohost and mends Adshade. Maybe thats nersor being the alpha. If youre
31, a finance professional, wife, Joanna: a Bumble match who claims crushing it at work, a man who
learned the hard way, the latter Watching you to have just read your favorite has a less demanding schedule USING CHANEL LE VERNIS. MODELS: MELISSA MARTINEZ, ZACH PICOT TE.
do your thing is
can lead to bigger problems my great joy. book or a bachelor in your grad could be an ideal fit, so its worth
down the line. program. Operating on simi- reevaluating your deal-breakers
Shed just gotten into grad lar intellectual levels will help in terms of a guys job and/or
school when she met a guy. ensure you have an equal part- income. Its not that you need to
After a few happy months, he nership. And research indi- find a Mr. Mom, explains
asked her not to move, and she cates that partners who have Adshade, but someone with
agreed to defer her acceptance. common mind-sets are the career flexibility can fit well with
He said, If you give this up happiest, says Adshade. your work-life balance. That cute
now, I will support you in Cash Warren Next, when youre on the male substitute teacher may
whatever you want to do later, Cash has gushed first few dates, look for evi- make a great matcheven for
Yi recalls. But that never came about his biz- dence that this is a person you, lady boss.
true. When she started savvy wife, who will cheer you on, sug-
Jessica Alba.
vocalizing her career aspira- gests Susan Walsh, dating Jenna Birch is author of The Love Gap (out
Shes worked so
tions, hed throw out comments hard. I couldnt be expert and founder of Hook- January 2018, Grand Central Life & Style),
a guide for modern women tackling todays
like But who will make more proud. ing Up Smart. Most women complicated romantic landscape.

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T O G I V E M E T H E C U D D L E S I WA N T
B U T NO T D R I V E H I M C R A Z Y B Y
A S K I NG F O R T H E M A L L T H E T I M E ?

A Rather than complain to him that you


dont get enough, be positive and ask for
more. Try I know you dont like to cuddle
as much as I do, but it feels so good when I
wrap myself up in youand I wish youd
make me feel that good more often. That
way, he feels very flatterednot nagged.
Also, remember to pick your moments.
Fourth quarter of the NBA Finals? Red light.
There are relatively few men who are down
for snuggles then. But during a serious
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LOVE
Q/ WHY DOES Q/ Im getting Q/ I J U S T G O T A J O B I N A N E W S TAT E ,
M Y B OY F R I E N D a divorce. Should I
CAPTION STYLE A N D I R E A L LY WA N T T O S TAY W I T H
SOMETHING worry about how
O F T WO Y E A R S MY CURRENT BOO. ARE MOST PEOPLE
HERE THAT WILL new guys will take
BE A CAPTION STILL GET SHY O P E N T O L O NG - D I S TA NC E ?
the fact that I am 27
A N D AV E R T and have already
HIS EYES WHEN been married? A No one prefers long-distance (unless
I M G E T T I NG theyre looking to play the field while their
A You shouldnt be
UNDRESSED IN
concerned. Marriage plus-one is away), but couples do it suc-
F RO N T O F H I M ? or not, most guys in cessfully all the time. If you two are serious
I T S NO T L I K E H E their late 20s also enough, you could ask your mate to move
H A S N T S E E N M E have at least one with you. But if that feels like too much,
NA K E D B E F O R E ! serious breakup in say, Im excited about this new job, but
their rearview. If your Im also excited about where our relationship
A TBH, some history comes up on a could go and I dont want it to end here.
women might find date, be straight Then say youre interested in trying an LDR.
that sort of thing forward: You were
refreshing...and married to someone
even adorable! But and it didnt work out.
its clearly bothering You have nothing to STAY
you, so lets fix it. CLOSEEVEN
apologize for, so WITH AN
There could be theres no need to OCEAN BETWEEN
YOU.
any number of defend yourself. Only
reasons he gets a jerk would judge
bashful when youre you for being a divor
stripping down. ce. And thats not
Maybe he still cant what youre looking
believe his good for, is it?
luck in landing a
woman as beautiful
as you. Maybe hes Q/ My crush told
me he doesnt have
always been a little
time to be in a rela-
prudish at the sight tionship, yet weve
of nudity. Or maybe grabbed dinner a
he would love to few times. I should
ogle you but worries convince him
TOO MUCH
you might be to date me, right? Q/ A few weeks be exclusive with
OF A GOOD
CLING? offended or take it ago, this girl invited him, despite your
A In Opposite World,
the wrong way.
my FWB to a house casual arrangement.
youd be exactly cor party, he got drunk,
After all, plenty of And the fact that he
rect. But on Earth, and they hooked
dudes have been hooked up with this
when a man tells you up. I feel betrayed.
told off for staring at Do you think I other girl tells me he
he doesnt want a
a woman in pub- should end things? doesnt want the
relationship, it does
liche may think it same thing. Few
not mean he actually A Think of your no
could get him in dudes who want to be
wants one. The truth strings situation as a
trouble in private exclusive are getting
is, just like women, business deal: Every
with other women.
T H E L I C E N S I N G P R O J E C T. C O M ; G E T T Y I M A G E S ;

too. In any case, the dudes often grab din quarter, you should
So either write him
C L O C K W I S E F R O M L E F T: K AT B O R C H A R T/

next time youre ner because theyre be doing a cost/


off now, or come up
peeling off your hungry. Its wishful benefit or, ahem,
with a serious plan to
clothes in front of thinking to attribute friendswithbene
tell him you want
him, give him per- an occasional invite fits analysis. When
something more.
mission to look. to romantic interest. you do, I think youll
Casually say, Its This guy told you he see that this relation
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DATING & MATING with
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HEAL FROM
A LOVE The person youve been seeing
didnt show at your birthday party

LETDOWN
after promising up and down
that it was on the calendar. Or you
recently found out that your
NOBODYS PERFECT...NOT EVEN YOUR significant other has been secretly in
PARTNER. WHEN DISAPPOINTMENT IS BUMMING touch with an ex. Such mess-ups
YOU OUT, TAKE THESE STEPS TO RESET. arent necessarily relationship ending,
but they can continue to cause
you distress, even after you receive
a heartfelt apology. Why?
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LOVE
QUIZ
It may be because youre
under 35 and part of what
Should You
I call the disappoint-
ment generation. Love has
WRITE IT Break
the case, pay your parents
or grandparents (or those
become a major source of ALL DOWN Up Over It? who have been parental fig-
self-worth for young people, Instead of replaying in your Some upsetting ures in your life) a visit for a
so when youre faced with a mind how your partner behavior doesnt just weekend and let them take
relationship setback, even upset you, put your emo- call for a time- care of you the way they
a minor one, you can feel it tions on paper. This will outits a sign would when you were home
more deeply and personally help you process what youre you need a sick as a kid. Allowing your-
than previous generations feeling. You can gain per- permanent split. Take self to be vulnerable can be
did. At the same time, mil- spective and see that, while this test to weigh crucial for healing. (If the
whether you
lennials have been taught he or she hurt you, you dont pain is more than what
should stay or go.
to think that anything is need to add on to it by con- Mom or Dad can fix or your
possibleso you may really stantly reminding yourself 1 anxiety or indecision goes
believe in romantic fairy of the mistake. on and on, consider speak-
Your partner has
tales or that youre des- made this ing to a therapist.)
tined to be with The One.
With this mind-set, its
TREAT disappointing move
before, either with
not so easy simply to say, YOURSELF you or past girlfriends. REMEMBER
Okay, ___ made a mis-
take. Thats all right. It can
Do things that make you
happy. Nurture yourself.
True False YOUR
feel like your entire bond is Leave the office a little early 2 STRENGTH
demolished with just a sin- to catch a show youve been Its really easy to launch
When the
gle miscommunication. wanting to see or take the letdown happened, into a negative spiral and
Then there are the long way home through a everything was think that your partners
tough realizations you favorite neighborhood. Any normalno one actions are somehow your
make as youre dealing activity that triggers a smile. was going through faultor worse, that youre
with your loved ones mis- major life changes. never going to feel a hun-
step. While you would
never think of booking a
CALL ON True False dred percent into him or her
again. To avoid that, remind
trip with friends without YOUR SQUAD 3 yourself that youve coped
telling your mate, your Your friends can get you You and your successfully through plenty
partner has done just that through every romantic friends agree of other hurdles before, and
without a second thought. low you experience. They that something if this is the right person for
In that moment, youre can also honestly judge similar will you, its possible to recap-
discovering that your feel- whether your mates likely happen again. ture those loving feelings.
ings for each other are not no-show is so minor that True False
entirely equal or, for exam-
ple, that the way you seek
you should move on quickly
or if its worth working IF YOU ANSWERED
FOCUS ON
to treat him is not the way through in a deeper way. MOSTLY TRUE THE UPSIDE
he seeks to treat you. But dont just discuss It might be time to Perhaps your lovers deci-
You must remember everything in a group text move on. This was sion to go on that trip with-
not a one-off situation
that there is a bit of a griev- for this to be effective, you and everyone knows out asking you has actually
ing process involved after have to make the effort to it. Staying together freed you up to go on your
your partner, say, forgets spend time with your because youre not a own overdue adventure.
your anniversary or cancels confidants in person. fan of change could Or by bailing on attending
on dinner plans. Its normal mean signing up for an your high school reunion,
unstable future.
to be upset! Its also fine to he or she allowed you to
want to take some time and GO HOME IF YOU ANSWERED spend more of your time
space for yourself in order Romantic letdowns have MOSTLY FALSE catching up with old
to process your disappoint- the power to make you feel Hang in there. Current friends. Look for the hid-
life drama could have
ment and bounce back. physically illeven if they den opportunity and itll be
played a part in your
Follow these steps to work arent catastrophic. If thats lovers odd behavior. Its easier for you to move on.
through all those feelings in possible for you to regain
a productive way. your trust in him or her.

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THE
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PHON Y MOA NERS


all about One-Night Stands

YES, DUDES
FAKE IT TOO IS HIS
O A BIG 28%
And a new survey of SHOW? FA KE IT
more than 2,000 people
shows which hookup
scenarios men are most
likely to finish with a faux
orgasm. These numbers,
at least, arent lying. New
Relationships
Long-Term
Relationships

31% 26%
FA KE IT FA KE IT

Marriages
But why?
Maybe hes anxious about his
performance, a physical issue 15%
keeps him from finishing, or he FA KE IT
feels you two are in a
rut. If thats it, try new things.
Some guys crave novelty
with sex, says sexologist
Carol Queen, PhD.
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BUST OUT OF THE FRIEND ZONE


Want to be more than buddies? Remind your crush you have romantic potential
with these four tactics from dating pro Matthew Hussey.

Avoid BFF Behavior Skip Platonic Words Drop Hints That Call Him Out
Stop crashing in the Tell him his grown-out Other Men Want You It may be tempting not to
same bed, playing his stubble or new shirt Competition is an challenge himbut
therapist, and talking looks sexy instead of aphrodisiac for men. screw that! If he steps
about your individual nice. He might look at Mention the guy who hit out of line, speak up.
sexcapades. If you want you strange, but its a on you and hell wonder Hell be more attracted
to be his date, act like step toward becoming why hes not also gun- to you if he has to be his
youre on one. more than pals. ning for your attention. best to keep you around.

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men
AND
THEN
SHE SAID,
I LOVE
YOU.

SWOL L SHOW

WHY DO
GUYS
TAKE GYM-
MIRROR
SELFIES?
This is what happens
when we work out: Our
bodies experience a
pump, a rush of blood
into the muscles were
exercising that makes
SWEET ZZZS
them look bigger and
more defined. Think of it
as a full-body erection. INSIDE HIS AWW-INSPIRING DREAMS
(Actually, dontthats He may claim hes not big on romancebut his night visions tell a different story.
just gross.) For a few Here, guys share the totally mushy dreams theyve had.
short minutes, we have
our dream bodyand
we need to take a
thumb-numbing amount RECURRING REVERIE TOO REAL
of selfies before our abs The dream is a memory with my ex. At the FAIRY-TALE I would always
end of it, we kiss, look each other in the eyes, ENDING see this familiar
disappear. Can you
CLOCKWISE FROM LEF T MIDDLE: GET T Y IMAGES; ELLEN VON UNWERTH/ TRUNK ARCHIVE; GET T Y IMAGES (3); ASTRID

and smile. Ive had it so many times and I fell in love and girl in my
blame us for posting
its always the same, but its my favorite one. had two sweet dreams, but Id
pics as Superman before Its like reliving the perfect day. little niblets.
we morph back into never end up
RUBEN C., 20 JAKE C., 24
saying anything
Clark Kent? Its the only
to her. In real
time we feel like eye life, I figured out
candy. So try to HEROIC who my dream
appreciate our buff gym MEET-CUTE ANONYMOUS LOVE girl was and
bodybecause like I parachuted I always have the dream where Im holding tried to track
O B E R T/ T RU NK A RC HI V E ; G E T T Y IM AG E S; B AUE RG RIF F IN O NL INE .C O M; M A R L E Y K AT E .

many things male, it out of a war plane a womans hand at dinner, walking down the her down. Im
wont last very long. and ran to safety streetwhereverexcept I never see pretty sure
WILL PRESTI at a bakery, where her face. I always wake up before I get to! shes married.
I met my wife. EVAN K., 24 JUSTIN D., 30
DOMINIC V., 20

TYSON
SLAYS

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THE GYM
SELFIE.

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Jump

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2
The humble jump rope has come a long TRICEP
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Stand with knees
for torching calories faster than biking, slightly bent. Fold
swimming, or running (were talking 133 rope in half, and hold
it taut behind you, arms
every 10 minutes). And jumping firms extended, palms up.
everything from your arms to your butt, Bend forward, and raise
says pro dancer turned trainer Amanda arms behind you, then
lower them [shown]. Do
Kloots, founder of the cardio-sculpting 10 reps, then hold raised
class The Rope, in New York City. Her position and pulse arms
up and down 10 times.
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Cosmoincludes powerful strength
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moves for total-body toning. bodybuilders scream
doing thisits killer on
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tough, skip the pulses.
A S U N S O U T,
BUNS OU T
Start by jumping rope for
five minutes, tightening
glutes with each jump and
tucking hips forward slightly
for maximum butt burn. But
dont jump too highit
increases your risk of
shin splints.
B

1
PULL BACK
Stand with feet
hip-width
apart on middle
of rope, holding handles
in front of you, elbows
slightly bent, palms in.
Pull right elbow back [A],
then extend arm to
side [B]. Return to start-
LEARN THE ROPES
ing position. Do 10 reps, It is adjustable and has
then switch sides. small, easy-to-hold handles,
Thats 1 set. Do 3 sets. says Kloots of the Reebok Pre-
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BODY

4
A
BENT-KNEE
PULL
Kneel with rope
looped around
right ankle and handles
in left hand. Extend right
leg back and up, keeping
knee bent, as you extend
left arm in front of you
[A]. Lean forward, keep-
ing right hand on ground,
raising left elbow back
B and bringing right knee
toward chest [B].
Return to start position.
Do 24 reps, then repeat
on opposite side.

PRO TIP For an


advanced variation,
tighten your abs

3
every time you bring
SQUAT CROSS-JUMP your knee forward.
Stand straddling rope with feet shoulder-width
apart, hands clasped at chest. Squat [A],
then jump up, raising arms overhead and
crossing right leg over left, landing with feet on oppo-
site sides of rope [B]. Jump to return to squat.
Repeat move, switching legs (crossing left over right).
Repeat 12 times. Thats 1 set. Do 3 sets.

PRO TIP This is an amazing booty workout. If


you need to catch your breath, hold the squat for a
few counts before each jump.

A B

5
ROPE ROLL-UP
Lie on back with rope looped around
feet, gripping handles near shoulders,
arms bent at sides. Roll up until torso is
45 degrees from ground, extending arms into
air. Keeping left arm up, rotate to right, bringing
right arm toward ground [shown]. Come back
SPORTS BRA,
Phat Buddha, Saks up, and rotate to left. Return to center, and roll
Fifth Avenue. down to starting position. Do 3 sets of 8 reps.
LEGGINGS, Ultracor,
ultracor.com. PRO TIP This move targets your largest ab muscle
SNEAKERS,
New Balance, and obliques. For one last cardio burst, finish
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gyno info HAPPY HUMPING SUPPLEMENT SCARE LASER DANGER

THESE
BUNNIES
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IT TORCHES CALORIES. It slays


stress. It can even help foster
eternal youth. Yes, really. A
slew of studies shows that meditative-like state, says
a healthy sex life is linked to review author Adam Safron, a

HOW SEX
a healthy life life. Bless the neuroscientist at Northwest-
researchers for looking into this ern University. That, in turn,
important matter. They have can distract you from anxious
scientifically proven that thoughts and lower your stress

BOOSTS
regularly getting busy can levels. You dont even need a
alleviate pain, reduce anxiety, partner to get busy de-stress-
even help stave off colds. ingsolo play can spur the
Behold, your Sex Rx. same trance-like calm.

HEALTH
Sex for Zen Sex for Immunity
You could meditate...or you Making love can boost produc-
could just bone. Your brain tion of immunoglobulin A (IgA),
can react to sex much like it an infection-fighting antibody
Finally, some doctors orders does to mindfulness, according that hangs out in the mouth,
well all be thrilled to follow to a recent review in Socio nose, and eyes, where germs
BY CHERYL S. GR ANT affective Neuroscience & Psy commonly attack. Through
GET T Y IMAGES (2)

chology. The sensory absorp- intimacy, people are exposed


tion (read: total tuning out) that to bacteria from their partners
comes with rhythmic sexual mouth, explains emergency
stimulation can put you in a medicine physician Joshua

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Russell, MD, director of
provider education and quality
assurance for GoHealth
Urgent Care. That exposure to
unfamiliar microbes likely
contributes to the increased
50THE PER-
CENTAGE
according to research from the
Universit du Qubec
Montral. Walk versus copu-
late? The choice is clear.

Sex for Glowy Skin


production of IgA. And the If you wanna keep getting
THAT YOUR
more IgA you have, the better carded, get laid at least three
your body is able to zap RISK OF times a week. Men and women
any nasty invaders. Isnt it in relationships who had sex on
about time for some vitamin C?
DEVELOPING
the reg were perceived to be a FALSE
(As in coitus, of course.) ENDOMETRI- whopping 5 to 12 years younger
than they actually were in
ALARMS
OSIS CAN If youve been popping
Sex for Pain Relief a survey conducted by a clinical biotin supplements
Your headache fix just might DROP IF neuropsychologist at the Royal for lush hair, dewy skin,
be an orgasm away. In one Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland. and strong nails,
YOU HAVE
study in the journal Cephalal- Some possible reasons: Getting heres a tough pill to
gia, 60 percent of migraine ORGASMS frisky increases circulation, swallow: At high doses,
the B vitamin could lead
sufferers felt a reduction in pain sending oxygen-rich blood
DURING YOUR to misdiagnoses of
during or after sex, and 19 to the face, and it also prompts pregnancy or conditions
percent of those reported that PERIOD. THE the release of human growth such as infertility, thyroid
a sex session left them totally hormone, which may help
UTERINE disease, and even
ache-free. One theory is make skin appear smoother cancer. Because certain
that the endorphins unleashed CONTRAC- and more supple. lab tests use biotin to
during erotic romps have generate results, taking
TIONS MIGHT
a healing power that can be Sex for Success megadoses (a typical
tablet can have up to
practically medicinal. HELP FEND Who (uh, we mean what) you 10,000 micrograms, far
do off the clock can amp up
OFF THE more than the recom-
Sex for Fitness your on-the-job engagement mended daily 30
Struggling to hit your daily DISORDER. and satisfaction, according micrograms) can produce
10,000 steps? Substitute SOURCE: 2002 GYNECOLOGIC
AND OBSTETRIC
to a new study published in the false positive or false
some horizontal exertion INVESTIGATION STUDY
Journal of Management. negative readings. Were
not saying you have to
and youll be all set. For a Researchers found the mood
pitch your whole
130-pound woman, the average lift you get from sex (even meh stashbut check with
number of calories burned sex) helps keep you happy your MD. Shell likely
between the sheets (or on top and engaged at work the next suggest you skip them for
of em) is roughly equivalent day. Now, if only that hot guy two to three days before
to walking one mile at in payroll would help you test a medical test.
3.5 to 4.5 miles per hour, this research.... KRISSY BRADY

Ask Can laser hair removal really darken my labia?


It might. Zapping unwanted hair does carry some discoloration risk
Dr. and although it could happen to anyone, the likelihood is higher if you have

Ashton darker skin to begin with. Deeper complexions have more melanin, or
pigment, which can overproduce in response to inflammation caused by
lasers. That said, I hear from my dermatologist pals that todays more-
advanced technology is safer to use on a wide spectrum of skin tones. But
if you do notice a change in shade, dont go back for another treatment;
that could cause further discoloration or even blistering (ouch!).
Instead, to reverse the damage, try very light exfoliation or over-the-
counter bleaching creams like hydroquinone.
SOURCE: JENNIFER ASHTON, MD, OB-GYN AND ABC NEWS CHIEF WOMENS HEALTH CORRESPONDENT

89
BODY HIT REFRESH!
THESE FRUITS AND
VEGGIES ARE
PRACTICALLY ALL H2O
AND 1 CUP OF ANY
ONE OF THEM SCORES
YOU A CUP
GRAPEFRUIT OF WATER.

STRAWBERRIES 91%
water
91% water

ZUCCHINI
95% water

TOMATOES
94%
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CUCUMBERS
96%
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CANTALOUPE
90% water
CABBAGE
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Chew Your Water


Yepyou can quench your thirst with these hydrating bites. BY C A RI W IR A DIN EE N

EVEN IF YOU spend lazy summer days face-planted on water to electrolytes, which are nutrients that help your
a poolside lounger, by 3 p.m., youre likely parched body hydrate itself, says Kelly Pritchett, PhD, national
and tired. In warmer months, the heat zaps your media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and
internal water supply faster than during cooler temps. Dietetics. However, while people in other countries tend
And a scant 1 percent dip in your body fluids can cause to eat seven or more servings a day, most Americans only
dehydration fatigue, a sensation similar to the feeling get two or three, filling up on protein and grains instead,
you get after a grueling workout. according to Barry M. Popkin, PhD, a nutrition professor
You couldand shouldreach for H2O. But women at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
need roughly 11 cups of fluids dailyand thats hard to hit His suggestion: Doubleor tripleyour daily fruit and
without also getting liquids from foods. veggie intake. Nibble the water-packed foods above and
Fruits and vegetables contain the perfect balance of you just might find the untapped energy source you need.

HYDRATING Sports Drinks


Beware of added
Coconut Water
Although it has some
Coffee, Tea,
and Soda
Booze
Alcohol is a total fluid

OR NOT? sugar, but they do have


the electrolyte combo
electrolytes, it lacks
hydration-boosting
These beverages
count toward your daily
fail. It dehydrates your
body and robs cells of
GET T Y IMAGES (7)

your body needs sodium. Translation: Its water intake but essential nutrients.
especially if youve been not the best for serious shouldnt be your first That refreshing beer?
sweating heavily. fluid replacement. choice postsweat. Not helping.
SOURCE: ANGELA LEMOND, RDN, PRESIDENT OF THE TEXAS ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS AND NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON FOR THE ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

90
GET
GLOW -
Luminous, radiant, dewywhatever you call it, we all want it.

ING!
Behold, the get-lit tricks that will give you that gorgeous look.

BY LAUREN BALSAMO
PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANNE MENKE

STYLE DIRECTOR:
JAMES WORTHINGTON DEMOLET
93
GLOW FROM WITHIN
The state of your skin (your bodys
largest organ) is a direct reflection
of whats happening on the inside.
Try one (or all) of the tips below and
watch your radiance skyrocket.

GO GREEN If youre up at that


I tell my clients to time, youre missing
eat half an avocado out on benefits like
every day, whether cell turnover and
its on top of a salad collagen building.
or in a smoothie,
says celeb facialist HAVE MORE SEX
Joanna Vargas, Afterglow is real,
founder of Joanna ladies. Getting busy
Vargas Skin Care. improves circulation
The fruit supplies and keeps stress hor-
the skin with mones in check. Plus,
healthy fats and orgasming spikes
phytonutrients that levels of DHEA, a
hydrate from the hormone that has
inside out. been linked to glow-
ier, healthier skin.
GET SWEATY
A good cardio sesh EMBRACE
can make skin come BACTERIA
to life: It speeds up Studies show gut
your heart rate and health is essential
ups blood flow to the for glowing skin.
brain, and thats Its where we make
reflected in the face. nutrients that
Cue that lit-from- contribute to
within look that lasts collagen formation
long after your as well as enzymes
workout. that detoxify, says
Carla Oates, founder
HIT THE HAY of The Beauty Chef,
EARLIER an Australian
Listen up, night supplement and
owls! Skins restor- skin-care company.
ative powers kick in A daily probiotic can
when you snooze, keep your gut
specifically between balanced and diges-
10 p.m. and 2 a.m., tion optimal.
says sleep specialist
Michael Breus, PhD.

Say Om
Stress can cause hormones like cortisol and
adrenaline to go into overdrive, which can
increase inflammation (a known glow stealer) in
the skin. Make a daily date with a meditation app,
like Headspaceor give yourself a few minutes a
day just to chill. You and your skin deserve it!

94
Q:How do I choose
the right shade?
A: Let your jewelry cue you.
Whatever color looks best on
yousilver, gold, rose goldis your
ideal highlighter shade, explains
makeup artist Ashlee Glazer,
ambassador for Smith & Cult.

Q:Will it make my skin


look more oily?
A: Not if you set it with a translucent
mattifying powder, explains celeb
makeup artist Hung Vanngo, global
artistry ambassador for Marc
Jacobs Beauty. Once the powder
settles, the highlight will still come
throughbut in a subtle way that
doesnt look overly shiny.

Q: Should I use a cream, liquid,


or powder?
A: It comes down to skin type and
personal preference, says Glazer.
Liquids are the easiest to blend
(good for strobing newbies),

GLOW
creams work great on dry skin, and
powders are best for oily types.

Q:At what point in my makeup

WITH
routine do I use highlighter?
A: As the finishing touch. Dab on
liquids and creams using your
fingers, and dust on powders with a
fluffy brush.

MAKEUP Q: Where should I apply it?


A: Let science be your guide:
The five optimal areas of light
STILLS: JEFFREY WESTBROOK /STUDIO D

reflection include: under the tail of


All your highlighter your brow, upper cheekbones, the
Qs...answered! bridge of your nose, above the
Cupids bow, and the tip of your
chin, reports Joshua Zeichner,
MD, from the 2016 Fall Clinical
Dermatology Conference.

FOR MORE PRO-STROBING TIPS,


DRESS, Prabal Gurung. CONTINUE TO THE NEXT PAGE.
EARRINGS, Aurlie Bidermann
GLOW WITH SKIN CARE
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BRACELETS,
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just dew it
Sometimes, shortcuts are okay. Take
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ceived as dullness, says Cosmo and glycerin, says Dr. Bowe. PAULAS CHOICE SKINCARE Resist
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contributing dermatologist Applied to wet skin, HA can
Whitney Bowe, MD. Getting rid hold 1,000 times its weight in
of those cells allows light to water for a serious hydration
bounce off in one smooth direc- boost, while glycerin creates a
tion. The easiest way to buff: barrier to trap it all in. (Try
with a light chemical exfoliator. LOral Pariss if youre dry, Tat- SK IN STA R
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On the big screen, Scarlett Johansson is
ripping it up in the dark comedy Rough Night,
but IRL, the outspoken actress is lending
her star- and brain-power to the issues shes
most passionate about. Listen in as she talks
to Cosmo about sensitive men, brutally honest
friends, and the ultimate taboo.

By Anne Helen Petersen


OUT
THINK
THINK

Photographed by James White

Fashion Director: Aya Kanai

98
this past January, Scarlett, friends. Your good girlfriends
32, has been surrounding are a mirror for you to really
herself with and speaking look at yourselfeven
out for women. Her lat- though sometimes you dont
want to see the ugly side or
est film, the raucous Rough
the red flags. Like, its
Night, is not only directed
amazing how you can say, I
and cowritten by a woman think that was a healthy
(Lucia Aniello) but also fea- relationship. And theyre like
tures Hollywoods brightest No [it wasnt]!
SCARLETT JOHANSSON

rising female stars, including


Kate McKinnon (SNL), Ilana The dudes in Rough Night
Glazer (Broad City), Jillian are the sensitive ones.
Bell (Workaholics), and Zo Whats going on there?
Kravitz (Big Little Lies). Its an exaggeration, but in
The vibes on-set were some ways, it speaks to how
awesome, says Scarlettin gender dynamics are playing
part because ladies ran much out now. Men have embraced
a more, not necessarily
of the show. It used to be
sensitive side, but
that youd look out into the
crew and it was a sea of men.
Theyre not afraid to say,
Now, you see a lot of female
Im a feminist.
grips, women in the camera
Its nice to see that.
department, set builders and
teams. Its great. Read on for
Or go to the Womens March.
Scarletts big ideas about her
Thats sexy.
futureand ours.
Speaking of the March,
People are calling Rough were you super nervous to
Night the female version of take the stage?
The Hangover. Is that fair? I was in that zone that an
I liked that The Hangover was athlete might get into
essentially a story about before you perform or fight,
friendship. Of course, it was where youre just really
outrageous but it had a nice focused. It wasnt until a day
sentimental quality, so I dont later that I could kind of
Were backstage at the sit back and absorb what
[think] its a bad thing.
Women in the World Sum- had happened.
mit in NYC, where shes just
spoken to Arianna Huffing-
Whose personality surprised
you the most in the cast? Were you afraid that by
ton about advocacy, female advocating for Planned
I think comedians in general
empowerment, and Ivanka have dark senses of humor. Parenthood, you might
Trump. In March, Scarlett I was like, you guys are alienate some fans?
impersonated the first twisted motherfuckers, I hope it normalizes the con-
daughter on Saturday Night all of you. I was almost versation. Theres no reason
Live in a sketch likening conservative in comparison. we shouldnt be talking about
Ivankas public silence to a Jillian, shes so saucy, that our reproductive rights.
fictional designer perfume. girlthe more disgusting Theyre something we have
and disturbing a movie is, to fight for and continue to
Complicit, she whispers in
the more shes like I live for protect. Theres nothing icky
the fake ad, the fragrance for
it. They all loved The Human about talking about that
the woman who could stop Centipede. Zo too! I was stuff. Of course, its private
all thisbut wont. People like, you guys are crazy. and its your body, but we
were listening: The next day, should take the stigma away.
Merriam-Webster reported So not exactly your usual
complicit was the number group of girls? A lot of people avoid politics
one search on its site. I have a lot of friends from on their social channels.
Since her appearance at different phases of my life. What would you say to them?
the Womens March in D.C. Thank god for my closest Whenever you speak

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EARRINGS, Cartier
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MAKEUP: Frankie
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publicly, its always a risk, closed doors. Its passive and stand up for what Youve said that you havent
right? Maybe youll lose some activismpass-tivism she believes inwhatever
thats a word we can make
ruled out running for office
followers. But if you have that might happen to be.
up for people to use! Im
someday. Should other
something to say, it can be
really impactful. I hope my not asking her to come out young women do the same?
and talk about something
What have you found Yes, Id love to see that. I meet
daughter finds her voice and
she doesnt believe in. makes people the very driven girls who are part
feels like she can engage any-
Shes employed by the most uncomfortable? of the process as aides, but I
one in any number of topics. I
current administration, When women talk about want them front and center. I
grew up in an environment
but I dont know what enjoying sex, its almost like the conversations that
that encouraged activism, so
position she haswho forbidden. Just having are happening. A positive of
I never thought about the
does? I know its a healthy sexual attitude, this whole experience is that
effect that it would have on even people who were maybe
my career at any stage. But I complicated. Its her father. you are labeled as loose,
Can you imagine? Maybe wild, a slut. You have not as politically aware, sud-
know its a luxury, and not denly the switch has been
everybody has that luxury. shes afraid shell be no morals, and youre seen
abandoned. Its hard to put as some kind of sexual turned on. This time presents
yourself in somebodys deviant or someone who a unique opportunityI hope
Ivanka Trump has suggested position like that. But how cant be in a monogamous we use it wisely.
that she prefers to be more do you move the needle relationship. The minute
quiet about her activism. in one direction or the you talk about enjoying Anne Helen Petersen is the author of
I dont know what kind of other? Hopefully, shell yourself, being curious, that Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise
and Reign of the Unruly Woman,
activism happens behind make a courageous choice is still taboo. available June 20.

101
DANGER ,
ON
DEMAND
mobile apps have made it super easy to get anything you want,
anytime you wanta date, a ride, a massage, a meal. the inconvenient
truth: our willingness to trust perfect strangers may
be putting our safety at risk. hannah seligson investigates.

102
illustrations by
matt chase

103
O
and reciting her pin num-
ber. I thought he was
going to do something ter- none more surprising than
rible to me and then leave this: Weve become so con-
me on the side of the road, ditioned to trust strang-
she says. I thought I was ers with handling various
going to die. details of our lives that we
It felt like hours later dont even bother to
when he finally pulled off confirm that theyre the
the highway in Harlem, right strangers.
miles from her neighbor- A decade ago, most
hood. Before I take you women would have thought
home, Im going to do twice before summoning
some pussy work on you, someone random to their
he said. Panicked, she home to put together IKEA
focused on getting out of furniture, walk their dog,
the car. At a stoplight, she vacuum their bedroom, or
one saturday night last year , Maria M.*, 25, was at a threw open the door and stay in their bedroom. But
dive bar in downtown New York City celebrating a sprinted into the night. tech services have intro-
friends birthday. It one was of those great parties where With no wallet or duced a revolving door of
you blink and its suddenly 2 a.m. By then, Maria was phone, she finally helpful strangersnot to
tired, so she ordered an Uberan occasional splurge on managed to flag down a mention eager loversinto
late nights, although she mostly tried to take the subway. cop car. The policemen our worlds. They mate-
Five minutes later, her phone buzzed; the driver was out- perhaps assuming she rialize with a few clicks,
side. A little tipsy, Maria walked to the curb. was just a lost drunk girl ostensibly ready to fulfill
Are you my Uber? she asked the guy behind the wheel didnt file a report, but everything from urgent
of a car that was just pulling up. they did put her in practical demands to deep
Yes, he replied. a yellow cab that ferried emotional needs. Even
She got in but soon became aware that he was turning her safely home, where moms, who used to warn
onto the highway in the wrong directionnorth, instead she had to run into her Dont talk to strangers,
of south, toward her Brooklyn home. When she asked why, apartment for cash. now order them up to baby-
the driver mumbled something about taking a different A few weeks later, Maria sit via apps like Sittercity.
route. Strange, she thought. But I wasnt going to argue was back on Uber. The convenience is
with him, she recalls. Maybe he knew a shortcut. As they seductiveand ubiquitous.
whizzed past exit after exit, though, Maria realized she BLIND TO Americans spend an
hadnt checked his license plate against the one provided estimated $57.6 billion
by Uberand that he likely didnt work for Uber at all.
STRANGER annually on the on-demand
He demanded she hand over her cell phone. Be quiet or DANGER economy. Thousands of
else Ill rape you, he hissed. He claimed to have a gun. The digital revolution has businesses now provide
Stunned and terrified, Maria thrust her designer overhauled human behav- goods and services on-call,
handbag, jewelry, and ATM card on the front seat, ior in some pretty mind- says Jeremiah Owyang,
lying that her cheap gold hoop earrings were expensive blowing ways, perhaps founder of Crowd Com-

1 Check the Checks


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3 Update Your
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businesses do only consider the quality Before you go
cursory background checks. and quantity of a providers anywhere or do anything with a
Visit their sites to search reviews. If someone has raves stranger, call your BFF. Better
for gold-standard policies but there are only three or four of yet, do it in front of your driver/
that scan for social security them, steer clear. Those could handyman/date, suggests
numbers, state and federal be from friends, says Arun Sundararajan. Say Hey, Im
docs, DMV records, a sex- Sundararajan, PhD, author of getting into a Juno right now or
offender registry presence, and The Sharing Economy. Pick the I hired a TaskRabbit to paint my
any open or past lawsuits. person with 100 good reviews. kitchen, and he just arrived!

104 *NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED.


REPORT
panies. In 2016, the Pew
Research Center reported
that 72 percent of Ameri-
can adults had tried at least
one such service.
Our norms are chang-
ing, explains Colin Strong,
global head of behavioral
science at Ipsos, a market-
research firm, and author of
Humanizing Big Data.
We see other people using
these apps, and it rapidly
becomes acceptable. Home-
In many American
and ride-sharing are often
cities, you can
cheaper than alternatives,
open your door to a
which lures millennials.
house cleaner
But people also increasingly
sent by Handy, value experiences over
groceries delivered material things, says Strong.
by Instacart, lunch And as we rush to embrace
from Postmates, the novelto meet new peo-
and a closet organizer ple, go to new places, try
from TaskRabbit new thingsconcerns about
all before getting a safety can seem quaint.
blowout in your It doesnt hurt that on-
demand apps have a sheen
bathroom by Priv
of Silicon Valley efficiency.
and heading out for a
Its easy to see them as
Bumble date in a Lyft.
clean-scrubbed Craigslists,
with workers and users who
are vetted and benign.
Thats a mirage, say
expertsand in some cases,
a mistake. The sharing
economy is trying to turn
strangers into friends, says
Lucas Coffman, PhD, a vis-
iting associate professor of
economics at Harvard Uni-

4 5
versity and chief behavioral
officer at money-sharing
platform Frank. A drivers
photo or a dates profile can
Guard Your Pics Chat Cautiously
If youre using the same By the time a driver make us feel a sense of
photo on a dating app drops you at the airport, familiarity, he says. But
and your LinkedIn page, a he could know your full name, these companies are not
reverse-image search can give a address, and how long youll doing a perfect job.
stranger your real name and be away, says Arnold. And some- Were on a major learn-
workplace, says Jordan Arnold, one you let into your place (a ing curve right now,
head of private-client services at grocery-delivery or furniture-
adds Katie L. Greer, an
K2 Intelligence, an investigative- assembly guy) could overhear
services firm. Choose one shot that your roommate is out internet-safety expert and
exclusively for apps. of town. EMILY C. JOHNSON former intelligence ana-
lyst for the Massachussetts

105
REPORT
ing app or site increased six- dering on-demand conve-
fold from 2009 to 2014. And nience remains unthinkable.
State Police. Sometimes, in the U.S., the FBI says that Several years ago, Eliza-
because of how convenient romance scams, often per- beth A.*, 33, went on a cou-
these apps are, we forget petuated via dating sites, are ple of dates with a match
the most basic privacy and the costliest internet crime from OkCupid. One night,
Weve become
safety principles. for individuals. when a restaurant they
so conditioned to
Still, for digital natives tried to eat at had a two-
trust strangers with
who have rarely hailed an hour wait, he just became
THE COST OF old-school taxi or stayed in handling the details kind of a wacko, she
EASY ACCESS a traditional hotel, let alone of our lives that recalls, muttering under
But blowing off those prin- met a guy at a bar, surren- we dont even bother his breath that I ruined the
ciples can come at a high to confirm that
price. There have been theyre the
reports of hundreds of right strangers.
alleged instances of physi-
cal and sexual assault by
ride-hailing drivers over
the past few years. In 2015,
a man was found guilty of
using the home-sharing site
Couchsurfing.com to lure
and rape a 16-year-old girl,
and he has been accused
of doing the same to more
than 15 other women.
A spokesperson for the
housecleaning app Handy
said that in 2016, more
than 500 users submit-
ted substantiated claims of
theft to the company. (This
represents just .04 percent
of bookings that year.)
Meanwhile, in the last
few years, impostor Uber
drivers like Marias have
been linked to sexual
assaults and robberies all
over the country. Uber
itself has raised an alarm
about driverssome
with homemade Uber
signs in the window
impersonating its workers
at airports in New York.
A Pew Research Center
survey found that 42 percent
of women who use dating
apps and sites, meanwhile,
have experienced harass-
ment or felt uncomfortable.
In the UK, the number of
people reporting that theyve
been raped on a first date by
someone they met on a dat-

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Emily. A guy outside asked,
Is someone in there? grated background checks,
date and fucked everything He claimed to have for- including in-person inter-
up. Elizabeth was scared gotten hed rented the cot- views. Aste, a service that
enough that shelike tage. Emily was so shaken performs $30 independent
Mariafled his car at an that after she heard him background checks by pro-
intersection, in heels. Sev-
eral days later, she received
drive off, she and her fianc
packed up their stuff and
SECURE fessional investigators for
online daters, was launched
a text: What was up with
you the other night???
left. (When she complained,
she recouped her $60 and
SERVERS by Julie Nashawaty after
she discovered that a guy
She deleted her OkCupid got credit for a future stay.) 4 APPS shed met on a dating app
account, but she still uses
Lyft, Uber, Airbnb, Wag!,
Many larger platforms
cant run background LEADING THE had been arrested for rob-
bing a bank. (Since her ser-
Handy, Rover, and Post-
mates. Her reasoning: The
checks on every single
userif they do them at
CHARGE vice launched in January,
25 percent of its searches
people Ive interacted with allso they rely on their ON SAFETY have turned up as catfish or
on those services are work- communities to post scammers, she says.)
ing for a company. I see a feedback and send up red Bigger apps are also
distinction between using flags. But hosts with hun- Safr introducing new features:
A new ride-share
the sharing economy to get dreds of five-star reviews biz that vets its
Uber lets passengers desig-
from point A to point B and dont exist everywhere, and (mostly female) drivers nate an intersection, rather
a mobile app to meet men. its easy for users to with in-person than an address, as their
prioritize location and interviews. Cars are destination, and Lyfts new
cost over ratings. tracked in real time; if color-coded Amp device
TUNING IN TO Companies that pro- a vehicle goes off helps drivers and passen-
YOUR GUT vide a set paid service, like course, Safr intervenes.
gers find each other.
Regardless of how vetted Uber, Lyft, and Handy, do Zeel Still, though, your own
a person seems, women typically run background In-home massage vigilance may be your most
need to trust their instincts, checks. And many plat- apps can sound important shield. Maria, for
cautions Katie L. Greer. forms have done a lot to sketchy (you, naked one, has devised some new
If something doesnt feel improve the number of in your living room rules for herself: I know
right, it probably isnt. clues you have about the with a random). But these apps are never going
Zeel masseuses must
Thats a fact that Emily person on the other end to be 100 percent foolproof,
be licensed and insured
A.*, 28, wishes shed consid- of the transaction, says massage therapists,
so I share my location with
ered. On her way to a family Arun Sundararajan, PhD, and they are all a bunch of friends. (Uber
Thanksgiving two years ago, professor of information, hyper-vetted in person. lets riders do this directly
she and her fianc stopped operations, and manage- from the app.)
in Palm Springs to break ment sciences at NYUs Glamsquad And Emily has become
up the drive from L.A. to Stern School of Business Before sending its more selective about home-
hair and makeup
Arizona. She used a home- and author of The Sharing sharinglooking for dedi-
stylists to your pad,
sharing app to find a cute, Economy. But this is still the beauty service
cated vacation rentals,
well-reviewed guesthouse not a hotel where, say, Hil- performs background professional photos, and
for just $60 a night. ton is responsible for your checks and character many reviewsand only
When they arrived experience from beginning evaluations and staying at someone elses
around 8 p.m., there was to end. The reality is, there requires each pro to place if shes traveling with
a creepy vibe, recalls is more burden on you to complete a 40-hour another person. But she
assessment program.
Emily. The family in the find a safe provider. hasnt been totally turned
main house stared at Ironically, a second wave off. Shell soon attend a
them through the window, of techy services is emerg- Rover wedding in upstate New
and none of them looked ing to help ease that burden. In addition to York, in the middle of
requiring a background
like the profile picture One, Scamalytics, helps nowhere, she says, where
check, the pet-care
shed seen online. But she purge dating sites of scam- company vets each
there are no hotels. Shes
brushed off the bad feel- mers. A new Boston-based walker and sitter with already booked an Airbnb.
ingit was only one night. ride-hailing company called testimonials and a pet- The place is a 15-minute
Then around 2 a.m., Safr employs predominantly safety quiz (only 15 per- walk from the wedding,
someone rattled the door. female drivers and focuses cent of applicants are she reports. Its worth it for
We were freaked out, says on more robust and inte- approved). E.C.J. the convenience.

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ince exiting her longtime correspondent gig on The Daily
Show last year, Jessica Williams has been busy doing dope
things likewell, cohosting the hit podcast 2 Dope Queens
with her friend and fellow comedian Phoebe Robinson. Now,
she returns to our screens on July 28 for her first starring
film role in the romantic comedy The Incredible Jessica
James. She plays a 20something Brooklynite whos simulta-
neously navigating a burgeoning playwriting career and a
new relationship with a divorced dude (Bridesmaids Chris
ODowd). Much like fictional Jessica, real-life Jessica, 27, has a confidence
so casual, its contagious. Here, in looks made for the spotlight, she dishes
on tapping into her proudest, loudest, baddest self.

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to make sure I dont
say anything Im
going to regret later
just because I feel
an emotion.
Acknowledge that
emotion, but take
an extra moment so
youre not saying
things that
undercut your
argument or will
hurt the other
person. Make sure
youre in control
of your weapon.

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false sense of What
am I doing? What
feels healthy to me
is thinking about
my childhood self
and thinking,
Would I be proud of
what Im doing
now? If that answer
is yes, then Im
doing something
right. If its no, Ive
got to go back to
something I learned
in yoga class. When
Im trying to do
a Downward Dog
without acciden-
tally farting, my
instructor will tell
me to gently cor-
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Right now, theres


a divisiveness
in this country that
can feel very soul
crushing. You have
to take time to crawl
into bed and watch
reruns of Buffy and
realize that
sometimes, thats
okay. Know that you
dont have to fight
everything and
that there are other
people fighting
alongside you too.

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Record
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SEX

like a pro
Using chill and confident convo starters will help you
snag a hot-tay at summers most popular meet markets.

Weekend Lake or Pool Outdoor Day in


Wedding Party Concert the Park
We see you makin The guy floating A cute dude is wear- A group of perfect
eyes at that grooms- nearby you is sex- ing the limited- 10s just started a
man. Since fun is ier than Zac Efron. edition tee from the game of flag foot-
already built into Getting his atten- same concert you ball across the lawn,
weddings, flirting tion is about being went to five years and you wanna talk
with him will be self-assured agoso it must be to the hot boy in the
cake, says Shearly not splashing and fate. With a mutual backward hat.
Markowicz, CEO of screaming on a giant appreciation for
the Dating Ring. unicorn float. great music, odds are YOUR MOVE
good youll hit it off. If the ball flies in
YOUR MOVE YOUR MOVE your direction, throw
You could fearlessly Swim near him and YOUR MOVE it to him and joke,
pull him onto the give him a simple A sk him, Hey, do you
Try holding on to
dance floor with Im compliment, like: know when the your balls! Itll earn
sorry, but I love this Nice board shorts. bands going on? you points for both
song, so we have to Whered you get suggests Markowicz. your athletic prowess
dance. Or walk over them? Or if youre Or if you spot him and sense of humor,
to him and ask how he both with a crew, mid-show, ask says Markowicz. Or
knows the groom. challenge him and something about the see if you can get in
(Cousin? College his buddies to a artist (even if you on the next round.
roomie?) Such an round of chicken with already know the
innocent question your friends. answer) or simply
masks your not-so- confess your love for
innocent desire to the drummers skills.
tour the inside of his
tuxedo pants.

1 Squeeze a thin sunscreen onto your palms and rub your hands together,

TRY A says Emma Merkas, cofounder of Melt: Massage for Couples.


2 Rub it on his back, using short and slow strokes, one hand after the other.

SENSUAL Start at his left shoulder blade, and work up and over his shoulder, then
down his left arm, and onto his lower back. Repeat on his right side.

SPF 3 Move to his front, using clockwise circles to rub his chest and torso. Make

RUBDOWN
eye contact for an intimate moment. Cover his whole body in a methodical,
relaxing rhythma swim-trunk tent will signal your technique was spot-on.
4 Your turn!
The
st
Friskie
Fruit

Watermelon is like
natures little blue pill. It
contains citrulline, an
amino acid that
increases nitric oxide in
the bodyrelaxing
blood vessels and
upping blood flow,
which could make for a
stronger erection. Amy
Reiley, author of Fork
Me, Spoon Me, suggests
pairing the summer
staple with these other
libido- and flavor-
boosting ingredients:

WATERMELON + WATERMELON +
HONEY + TOMATOES +
YOGURT + MINT GOAT CHEESE +
DRESSING PISTACHIOS
WHATS BETTER Honeys nutri- Tomatoes are
THAN A ents regulate a good source
SEXY PICNIC?
HAVING HIM FOR
hormones, of energy and
DESSERT. and mints mood-boost-
vitamins A and ing B vitamins,
C, magnesium, and pistachios
and potassium vitamin E
support sexual helps produce
health. sex hormones.

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SEX
Take
tion
t he Ac e
Outsid
easier to go with the
motion of the ocean
Mother Nature (wink, wink).
deserves a view
too! Certified sex Use a silicone-based SAVE
A BIKE,
therapist Tiffanie or silicone-water RIDE A
Henry, PhD, hybrid lube (we HOT BOY.

explains how to like Sliquid Silver,


get it on the safe $22, sliquid.com),
waywhen youre which wont wash off,
out of sight, obv. so youll stay slippery
for longer.

! WARNING!
If youre in a pool or hot
On the Sand tub, chlorine can weaken
Find a secluded the latex of a condom
beach, sit on his lap so opt for a salt-water
facing him, and ride romp instead (no
him girl-on-top style. chemicals there!).
Cover your bods with
towels to block any
sand-whipping wind.

Even better? Get Under the Sun


frisky on a raised When you and bae are
beach chairit will heading to the pool or
make it easier for you park, pack some
to bounce up and frozen grapes for a
down and prevent chilly thrill. Later,
sand from getting in when youre making
your, uh, crevices. out, pop one in your
mouth and hold it
! WARNING! between your lips,
Sand in no-no places can then rub it on his neck
cause chafing and and bod as if you were
irritation. Make sure you using your tongue.
put down a sheet or
Lounging in a private
towel before having sex
locale? Get into a
on top of it, and rinse off
spooning position on
in an outdoor shower
a daybed or towel,
afterward to get the
push your bikini
particles off.
bottoms to the side,
and have him take you
from behind.

In the Water ! WARNING!


Have him stand while Sunburn on your bum?
you wrap your legs Not fun. Lather the parts
and arms around him, that dont usually see
so he can pump in daylight with sunscreen
and out. Youll feel first (see our Sensual SPF
weightless, and its Rubdown on page 118).

120
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Experts and real women spell out exactly what makes it so exciting.

V Vibrating A Away that you can find in in Italian, and caliente


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The Iroha Mini Vibe Left your S.O. at home? appwhile en route. in French, sesso in
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is waterproof and on you by leaving erotic your hands off each Spanish.
small enough to go notes around his place other until you arrive.
undetected in your for him to find. By the E Experi-
makeup bag. time you get back, hell O Orgasmic menting
want to jump you. Goodies Before you jet-set,
A Arousing Whats In Your Box buy a book of sex
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Take it from Veronica Quickies whatsinyour-box the pages you want
J., 20: I was visiting Rachel F., 32, finally .com) is a monthly to try throughout
my best friend, and we found the chance to subscription service your suitcase. Each
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this cutie, and things when they went camp- to-pack lingerie, toys, one, do it.
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IL LU S T R AT I O N BY C S A R S A N T IL L N

THE SEASONS
We call this one the Summer Fling! From
missionary (with your head near the edge of the

STEAMIEST
bed), hook your legs over your guys shoulders
and raise your pelvis (he can rise to kneeling with

SEX POSITION
you). Then have him hold your hips as you fling
your head and arms toward the floor. It gives him
a tighter feel and hits your G-spot like woah.
SEX
SCENES SO
SEXY, THEY
EXPLODE RIGHT
OFF THE PAGE.

Modern
Cliterature Enjoy these lusty passages adapted
from summers raciest reads.

Edge of We shouldnt, throbbing through slammed into her


Truth she whispered her. The water ran with the same
by Brynn Kelly halfheartedly. down his back and urgency as his hips.
Probably not, trickled onto her Water soaked them,
Two hot and
single travelers are he said. chest, creating its warmth nothing
held hostage in Her back pools in the space next to his fiery heat.
a foreign prison.... touched the cold between their Raw desire took over.
What else is there tilethe chill was bodies. He hoisted her and
to do but take a a welcome change. He gripped drove in harder.
steamy shower? She wrapped her her, kneading her This okay?
legs around his cheeks and pulling he whispered,
waist and clung to her into him breathless.
his shoulders. He with each thrust. Oh, hell yes.
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Gone to Dating
Dust You/
by Liliana Hart Kiss My Hating
A romance novelist Boots You Hate to
by Harper Sloan by Christina Lauren
is seduced by the
former Navy Seal A cowboy returns These Hollywood It Want You
trying to help find home after nine agents know crazy, Happens by Alisha Rai
in the
her lost brother. years away...and but they never knew They secretly met
how crazy-erotic
Hamptons
hops right back into up once a year to have
Her hands stroked bed with the girl he competing for the sex on her birthday...
and caressed left behind. top job would be.
by Holly Peterson until their being
while he kissed discovered threatens
When a handsome their love forever.
her, dancing her You awake? I hear We stand, grinning local teacher
slowly to the him drawl, and I at each other entices the new,
jazz music, toward instantly feel all my across a few feet, not-so-single I figured 10 years is
the chairs hed senses come alive painted in stripes mom in town, waves long enough for us to
moved together. when his hot breath of fluorescent of pleasure ensue. get each other out of
She felt small hits a very needy streetlights as we our systems, she said.
next to him, his part of me. peel off our clothes He pushed He lifted his head.
body hard where Jesus, do that one piece at a time. himself inside her. Did it work? Am
hers was soft, and again, I whine, I feel like we She moaned in I out of your system?
the heat of him reaching out should have music relief, giving in to Am I out of
enveloped her. blindly to find what for this, she says, something shed yours? she countered.
Her hands roamed I need, smiling grin widening. wanted all summer. Instead of
across his back when I feel the I could As the comforter responding, his hand
and up his broad silky-smooth beatbox? I say. tangled between left the table and
shoulders to the thickness of his No. She their legs, she moved skimmed over her
muscled biceps hair, grabbing a pushes me down, furiously, then hip, barely touching
that made her fistful somewhat climbs over my slowly, both beneath her. Long, strong
want to take a bite gently and pushing lap, straddling my and above him. His fingers pressed
out of him. Their him where I hips. Her kisses are body felt exquisitely against the strip of
mouths parted want him. He goes soft and sucking, a thick and gentle. flesh bared between
briefly as he willingly, laughing sweep of tongue, the And now, he her pants and top.
pulled her sweater against my core sharp bite of teeth. slept. While she Unable to stop
over her head, but before giving me There are about two waited for him to herself, she gave one
she barely noticed. a long lick and working cells in my wake, she curled her shimmy of her hips.
Her fingers were swirl of his tongue. brain right now, fingers, imitating She took his lust
busy tugging at his I squirm, loving and it takes both of how shed grabbed because it was all
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Sex Q&A
No-BS responses to questions you can only ask Cosmo

QIm 26
years old
and still a
virgin. E -M A IL YOUR SE X

Any tips QU E ST IONS TO SE XQ A NDA


@ C O S M O P O L I TA N . C O M .

for the
first time?
A We get that telling you
to relax about losing your
V card is kind of like tell-
ing the Hulk to just chill,
man. Your mind might be
Q Is it weird
full of questions (Will I be
to watch
Q Will my
decent at this? Is it going to professor at the University
feel okay?), but hitting mute porn of California at San Fran-
on that internal monologue
can help you focus on plea- during vag get cisco. It doesnt get tighter
if you dont use it. If, how-
sure, says sex therapist Ian
Kerner, PhD, author of She solo play? tighter if I ever, you feel uncomfortable
pressure or tearing during
Comes First. If you havent
already, prep for the event A Nope. In a study pub-
dont have sex, see your gyno. The
muscles surrounding your
with some self-touching to lished in the Journal of sex for pelvic floor could be tens-

a while?
learn what turns you on. Sexual Medicine, 51 per- ing up, a side effect of doing
And when the time comes, cent of women said they tons of core workouts like
be an active participant. had recently watched porn. barre or yoga (not always a
The expression lose your Its only problematic if you A If youre a healthy woman bad thingunless it causes
virginity feels passive, says cant get off without it or if in your 20s or 30s, no issues down below!). Deep,
Kerner. Treat it more like a your masturbation sessions even if you have been super restorative breathing exer-
dance that youre leading. start to affect your relation- busynot getting busy. The cises can help the situation.
GET T Y IMAGES

After all, its his first time ships. In that case, it may vagina is a flexible, pliable Or it could be dermatitis
with you toohell need help to talk to a professional organ, says ob-gyn Tami (a skin inflammation), in
some guidance. about curbing your use. Rowen, MD, an assistant which case youll need meds.

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SEX

YOU CAN
BE A SUPER
SOAKER OR A
TINY SQUIRT.

A Try this twist on tradi- via small holes as you


tional 69 from Susan Block, orgasm,, says clinical sex-
QWhats a PhD, author of The Bonobo
Way. Have your guy lie
QUm, ologist Dawn Michael,
PhD. Think of the duct as

comfy new down on his back with his


head near the edge of the
squirting: a hose. For some women,
its opening is bigger, so
way my BF bed. Stand on the floor fac- How does theres a steady gushing

it work?
ing him, with one leg by effect, says Michael. For
and I can each of his ears, so his face
is in your happy place. Then
others, that opening is tiny,
so when the fluid builds
give each bend at your waist and A Everyones talking about up, theres a squirting

other start kissing him upside


down, Spider-Man-style,
itbut no ones quite sure
what it is or how to do it.
effect. In other words,
it all depends on how

oral at slowly smooching your way


down to his penis. Since
Allow us to elaborate:
Tissue on the upper wall
your body is builtand
plenty of women cant

the same youre on top, you get to


control the pace of the BJ,
of your vagina, called the
urethral sponge, fills
squirt at all. It has nothing
to do with how awesome
time? says Block, while also being
pleasured. Win-win!
with fluids (aka female
ejaculate) that is released
you are at sex.
JULIE VADNAL

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SEX
OH, BABY!
Swooning over bae? Chances are,
everyone else can hear it. People in lurv
tend to mimic each others voice, which
can result in semi-embarrassing baby
talk, says Susan Hughes, PhD.
(Cheaters, beware: Your pitch will do the
same when talking to a sidepiece.)

PhD, who studies


human voice and sex
appeal at Albright
College, in Reading,
Pennsylvania. White territory,
Why? Over time, cautions Block. Just
weve been primed a bit lower than your
by pop culture (think natural voice will dial
Jessica Rabbit and up the lust.
husky-voiced stars Once youve nailed
like Demi Moore) your vampy sound,
to interpret a grav- Block suggests teasing
elly voice as a signal out the letters m and
a woman is down to s (in words like magi-
hop in the sack, says cal or saucy) since they
Hughes. Now, hear- evoke the moans you
ing throaty words make in bed. You can
can ignite arousala also ask your partner
IT USED TO BE all about phenomenon you can what he or she likes
Marilyn. Study after leverage, even if to hear during sex.
study found high- you dont sound like Do they want you to
pitched voices like Gigi Hadid. whisper yesss? Or
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LIFE

CRISP + CLASSIC
Everyones fave
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LIGHT + BUBBLY
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LILA Sparkling, $12 for 4,
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Since glass and pool
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EARTHY + FULL
A zesty brew with notes
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PINK + FIZZY
Sweet, sparkling, and
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Keep cans frosty
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this trick: The night before,
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In the morning, slip them
into plastic bags
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get wet).
LIFE
Dont sacrifice any
more sunnies to the
sea for the perfect
image. Instead, strap
on a snorkel and dive
in (with a waterproof
S WA N
M A JOR phone case).
SHOT
SH A DE
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old fave pool toy
is looking a bit...limp.
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SE A SNA P (Cheaper than
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ITS TIME TO UPDATE YOUR
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ROS
OCLOCK
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Keep sipping (not
chugging!) from
Chambongs
with your crew.
FUNNEL
OF FIZZ
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jumps at CrossFit,
and turn this gram
mainstay into a
hilarious flop with a
face-plant. Fails
bring all the LOLs
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LIFE

Easy
Bites for
a Big
Crowd
Wow your entire squad with these zesty
Latin-inspired eats from the chefs behind
NYC and Bostons Toro restaurants.
BY JE S SI C A G O O D M A N

Zucchini 1 lb. zucchini, 1. Combine


all but the last
PREP FOR Pesto on shredded,
salted, and ingredient in a
SUCCESS Grilled squeezed with a bowl, and mix
Avoid last-minute Bread kitchen towel well. Set aside to
stress by mixing the 2 cloves garlic, marinate for at
spread in the a.m. Then MAKES 6 minced least 1 hour.
put these bad boys out 2 oz. olive oil 2. Brush bread
firstthey can be 4 T basil, chopped with olive oil, and
served at room temp. c. Marcona cook on grill (or
almonds, toasted simply toast)
and minced until slightly
1 T fresh thyme charred.
c. grated 3. To serve,
Parmesan spoon mixture
1 t. lemon juice over toast.
t. lemon zest
Salt and pepper
to taste
1 baguette, sliced
F O O D S T Y L I S T: J A M I E K I M M . P R O P S T Y L I S T: A L M A

MAKE THAT
MELENDEZ FOR HALLEY RESOURCES.

MEAT ROCK!
Marinate steak for at
least one hour before
cooking. For optimal flavor,
let your carne soak
up the sauce overnight
(in the fridge, obviously).

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Spicy
SLUG
1. Cook corn in
hot pan or on hot
Corn grill for 10
minutes or until
MAKES 8
golden yellow.
4 ears corn,
husked and 2. Remove corn
halved from grill, and
1 c. mayonnaise brush on mayo.
Roll in cheese
1 c. Cotija and dust with
cheese,
cayenne.
grated fine or
crumbled 3. Serve with
1 T cayenne lime wedges.
pepper
WHIP UP A 2 limes, cut
SALSA VERDE into wedges
In a blender, puree 2
unripe tomatoes ,
bunch cilantro , juice of 2
limes , and jalapeo ,
seeded. Salt to taste,
and drizzle over tacos (and
corn, if you dare!).

SERVE A ROS SANGRIA


Combine 1 bottle ros ,
c. brandy, 1 oz. peach
liqueur, 2 oz. lemon juice ,
and 2 oz. simple syrup
with strawberries , blueberries ,
smashed raspberries ,
and sliced peaches .
Refrigerate 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Garnish with mint.
Adapted from Wlffer Estate Vineyards

Carne
Asada
Tacos
MAKES 8 2. Heat a
2 cloves garlic, grill pan until
minced smoking. Dry
1 small onion, steak with paper
peeled and towels, and sear
diced about 4 minutes
can cola on each side
1 T soy sauce until medium-
rare. Let rest for
2 T olive oil 4 minutes. Slice.
1 lbs. skirt steak
3. Heat tortillas
8 corn tortillas on pan until
bunch cilantro, warm. Top with
chopped sliced steak,
1. Mix garlic, cilantro, and
half of the the remaining
onion, cola, soy diced onion.
sauce, and oil in
a large ziplock
bag. Add steak
to marinate. 135
Cosmos
Survival
Guide
to Living
at Home 1
F U NDS
I love saving
but feel pretty
guilty Im
Its official: Boomerangingaka moving back not paying rent.
home after first leaving the nestis more popular Worried about If your parents dont ask for
than ever before. Per the most recent U.S. the dollars and a monthly check, no need
Census data, 24 million 18- to 34-year-olds are cents of to cough one up. But chip in
shacking chez parentals. And heres the bunking with for your portion of the utili-
unexpected twist: Camping out in a childhood your rents? ties, and if Mom and Dad
bedroom has become less last resort and more Heres how to decide you should pay some-
smart choicea way to save while studying tackle your thing, then put it in writ-
or working. But this arrangement is obviously not stickiest ing. Agreeing on why youre
without its challenges. Our failproof three-part situations. moving back inand set-
plan will help you thrive while living ting a timelinewill help
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LIFE
1 2
DECOR
Revamp your room,
because falling
asleep under glow-
in-the-dark stars is
not adulting.
BE ALL ARTSY
Its simple to make your
walls singwithout
2 *NSYNC posters. Fabric
swatches, often free at
local hardware shops, look
chic in craft-store frames.
To fancify old mementos,
use custom-frame
site Framebridge, which
has affordable models
in all sizes.

BRIGHTEN UP
In high school, mood
lighting meant a string of
Christmas lights.
But an updated lamp
3 from Anthropologie sets
a classier scene. Or score
vintage finds at online
auction site Everything but
the House. Bids on
wares start at $1.

GET BETTER BEDDING


Swap out Snoopy sheets
for something clean and
simple, says Brooklinen
cofounder Vicki Fulop.
Even if you cant splurge on
Egyptian cotton, go for
Ugh, Dad keeps Im here to savebut bedding in a muted color like
complaining about I still want to go out 1. FRAMEBRIDGE Custom pale blue or even white.
the grocery bill once in a while. frames, prices vary, Add bold, colorful throw
(hes subtle like that). Cue passive-aggres- framebridge.com pillows for personality.
sive comments 2. ANTHROPOLOGIE Fumi
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Research shows millennials Table Lamp, $48,


from the homeowners. anthropologie.com MAKE YOUR CRAP
spend an average of $334 a 3. CB2 Cosmo Pillow, LOOK CUTE
month on food, so by eating Your parents will hassle you $40, cb2.com. BROOKLINEN An old piggy bank can
sometimeslet it slide. If Classic Core Sheet
most meals with your folks, Set, $109, brooklinen
become a gilded objet dart
youre saving about $4,000 youre hitting your financial .com with a coat of gold spray
per yearwhile adding to goals and chipping in for paint. Or give your
COUR TE SY COMPANIE S.

household expenses, what- knickknacks a makeover


their expenses. Show your
with nonmetallic paint
gratitude by making every ever else you do with your
(a sample from a
third or fourth grocery run, money is okay. Youre living hardware store will give you
cooking once a week, and at homenot in a nunnery. plenty to work with).
doing dishes often. SARAH Z. WEXLER JULIE VADNAL

SOURCE: ANN GARCIA, A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER WITH INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE ADVISERS IN PORTLAND, OREGON 137
LIFE
3
SEX
THE SITUATION
Youre on a first date.
How do you divulge
something like: Im back
at home so I can save a bit
THE SITUATION
You want to take
of money. Be candid but a hottie
that you live home, but its
with your parents? not defensive. And remem-
not totally
Get yours ber that anyone who splits
your home.
while respecting YOUR PLAN: Dont lie about because of where you live is
your folks your arrangementbut no not worth your time. YOUR PLAN: As tempting as
mental health. need to advertise it either, it may be to sneak him in
says relationship expert THE SITUATION (and out), youre better off
Youve been seeing avoiding one-night-stand
Andrea Syrtash, author
someone for a few
of Hes Just Not Your Type smuggling. Even though
weeks but havent yet
(and Thats a Good Thing). mentioned your, um, youre an adult, you still
If it does comes up, say older roommates. have to be mindful of your
parents boundaries, says
YOUR PLAN: At some point, Syrtash. Find an alterna-
hell swing by your place tivego to his place or
and wonder how you afford play teenager by getting
a three-bedroom with a it on in the backseat
two-car garage. Its time to of your car. Brought him
come clean with specifics. back anywayand got
Say: Just FYI, Im staying caught? Apologize right
at home for a few months away, and promise it wont
to help pay down debts. happen again.
Adding a time frame helps
emphasize this is tem- THE SITUATION
porary, says relationship Ugh, its awkward
expert Mike Dow, PsyD, AF when your partner
spends the night.
author of The Brain Fog Fix.
YOUR PLAN: First, ask your
parents how you can respect
their space. But instead
of starting with your needs,
begin by inviting their
feedback, says Syrtash. Try:
LETS POUND
TO THE SOUND How would you feel if [your
OFSILENCE. partners name] stayed over
every once in a while? TBH,
Mom and Pops may not
want to be confronted with
the fact that their little girl
has a sex life. But a mature
convo can help drive home
the point that youve grown
up. Then be sure to tell them
in advance when your man
will be visiting.
EMILY C. JOHNSON
JOSELITO BRIONES/STOCKSY

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Most of the planets are moving full speed ahead this month (no pesky retrograde!),
BY AUROR A TOWER so you can sit back, sip some vino, and be playful. By the 26th, the Sun and active Mars
@AUROR A ASTRO will meet in bold Leo thats the perfect time to say bonjour to a steamy new romance!

0 7. 2 3 0 8 . 2 2 0 8 . 2 3 0 9. 2 2 0 9. 2 3 10 . 2 2 10 . 2 3 11. 21 11. 2 2 12 . 21 12 . 2 2 01.19 01. 2 0 0 2 .18


Youre more in Its all happening The planets are Whoa, baby! Necessary PSA: Welcome to the Work hard, play
demand than for you right now. aligned to keep You are giving off Stop comparing summer of love! hard. You are
ros on a rooftop A career hot you feeling fiery flirty vibes like yourself to others. This is your killing it at the
after the 5th, so streak kicks off on right now, and never before. Run your own month of the year office and
take care of the 4thwhen youll want to go Use them well on race! Shoot your for lust. If youre throwing down on
yourself and Venus hits your big with your an impromptu own shot! And attached, theres the dance floor.
avoid burnout. success zoneif BFFs on the visit to some- dont be afraid to never been a The 4th will be
Carve out time to you focus on 9ththrow a where new. kick people who better time to extra raucous
exercise and teamwork. When barbecue Be ready for dont bring you focus on your stay out until
meditatewater Mercury moves bash or plan a anything, as joy to the curb. mate, and if you dawn. You wont
views will calm into your sign on weekend getaway opposing planets Then get ready for are single, stay regret it. And on
you. Things may the 25th, no one in the mountains. Mars and Pluto some serious alert. Youre the 26th, branch
get tough at work will be able to say Just mind your may mess with playtime on the about to find a out from your girl
on the 26th, so no to you, so think budget around your plans. Just 19th, one of your connection so gang. This is an
put on your about what you the 24th, when keep calm and top days of the powerful, itll epic day for your
big-girl panties really want. Find passionate Venus carry on. By the year for love. make you do a heart, so go out
and make a time to chill at and sensible 22nd, youll be in Wanderlust hits double take. And and find your
bold move! months end. Saturn war over the zone at work. on the 23rd come the 31st, summer fling.
YOU NEED: To stay YOU NEED: HBIC your wallet and YOU NEED: A splurge on a trip. well, you will! YOU NEED: Some
centered. networking skills. tempt you to vacation with YOU NEED: Clarity YOU NEED: To say sleep! Pace
LEO GUY: Hes VIRGO GUY: What spend. more than a little about your goals. hello to intimacy. yourself.
been flaky lately, a busy bee! Hes YOU NEED: To va-va-voom. SAGITTARIUS GUY: CAPRICORN GUY: AQUARIUS GUY:
but by the end of buzzing around, celebrate. SCORPIO GUY: His passion is in Bow-chicka- Hes letting loose.
the month, hell but hell find LIBRA GUY: Hes in Road-trip alert! overdrive. Find a wow-wow! Shut Go to a music
be ready to show ways to show the spotlight, but Sit back and let time late in the the door and go to festival, and find
you his doting, you his honeys hell find time for him take you on a month to book a Pound Town a quiet spot to
devoted side. all yours. you...after dark. wild adventure. full-on sexcation! hes frisky AF! frolic alfresco.
LEO

LIBRA
SCORPIO
SAGITTARIU
CAPRICORN
VIRGO

AQUARIUS

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CANCER
0 6.21 07.22
Stellar gifts: Loyalty and
generosity. Your actions make
you everyones ride-or-die.
Blind spots: Admit it: Youre a bit
of a meddler. You always have the
A loyal and loving best intentions in mind, but....
Cancer, Priyanka
Chopra kicks butt Fashion faves: Sexy, slinky looks
onscreen and off. that bring out your inner kitten.
July 18, 1982
Indulgence: Cozy nights in with
friends...and lovers! Delicious
food and laughing fits do the trick.
Seduction style: You play it
0 2 .19 0 3 . 2 0 0 3 . 21 0 4 .19 0 4 . 2 0 0 5 . 21 05. 22 06. 20 coy and careful with your heart.
Lust is in the air! You may feel Suddenly, thy cup They will all bow Potential S.O.s must impress
Youre sending guilty about runneth over with down to the sex you, but when you open up,
out sexy signals staying home, but good stuff. goddess that is fireworks-level sparks await.
left and right. relish time to nest Finding time for you this month!
And someone or just hang with old friends will But youll be able Your month: Assertive Mars and
unexpected your squad. A make everything to stay grounded the Sun enter your sign early in
may catch game-time even more despite the the month to give you an extra
themand decision may be special. Sweet ample attention burst of energy and momentum.
youon the 9th.
By the 31st,
looming, but take
stock of your
financial news
may come on the
from admirers,
with Mars and
CANCER Use that fuel to rock your big
Venus will give deepest dreams 18th, when
Venus, your
the Sun in your
zones of values
GUY project at work and jump-start a
simmering romance on the 9th.
your budding before you pull
romance a jolt! the trigger. Be loving ruler, and and priorities. Kevin Hart Youll feel focused, especially on
Your career is open on the 26th! Jupiter, the The 18th will be 0 7. 0 6 .79 the 20th and 22nd, so hitting
soaring too, so A sexy lover could planet of good extra fun, when benchmarks will be easy. And by
dont expect enter your life luck, join forces. Venus and Jupiter the 31st, youll be ready to let your
much downtime when the Sun and By the 22nd, team to bring you
hair down and enjoy all that
this month. lively Mars move youll be feeling true love and
YOU NEED: To be into feisty Leo. domestic, so plan laughter all night. youve accomplished this month.
spontaneous. YOU NEED: Quiet a staycation. YOU NEED: To Your year: Staying true to who
PISCES GUY: time with family. YOU NEED: Not to trust your gut. you are at work has paid off in a
Nows the time to ARIES GUY: overcommit. GEMINI GUY: You
big way this yearand youll
splurge on date Embrace summer TAURUS GUY: He are his North
GET T Y IMAGES (2)

has to unwind, Star right now, so


continue to impress your boss. She
night. Up the ante vibes together.
and hell one-up He needs and a little touch guide that boy adores your unique point of view.
you with his down- bed-tent time therapy from you anywhere you LOVES: November and February will be
there attention. with you. will get him there. want. The security gold-star career months. Get into a
of his lifelong rhythm with your workouts, sleep,
friends and and diet. The stability will help you
hometown. excel professionallyand in the
PISCES

TAURUS
GEMINI
ARIES

HATES: bedroom! August will be hot hot


Being poked hot, so keep your eyes peeled for
and prodded to
change his someone mature enough to handle
mind. all of you. Book an extravagant trip
DREAM DATE:
in October or April.
Call him cheesy, You need: To treat yourself as
but hell take a well as you treat others.
long walk on the
beach (with BEST MATCHES
many make-out Capricorn: Youll feel safe and
stops!) any day.
adored with reliable Capricorn.
WIN HIM OVER:
Trust his intentions, and let him
By giving him
real talk about see the real you.
the big stuff. Pisces: Romantic and tender,
a Pisces will show you the
world as you dream up jaw-
dropping fantasies together.
141
If You Purchased Solodyn
and/or Its Generic Equivalent

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Partial Settlements of a Class Action
Lawsuit May Affect Your Rights TWEET OR GRAM
Partial settlements have been reached in a class YO U R G R I P E A N D
action lawsuit involving the antibiotic drug P H O T O ( H A S H TAG :
Solodyn. The lawsuit claims that Medicis #BITCHITOUT)
Pharmaceutical Corp., Valeant Pharmaceuticals O R E - M A I L I N B OX@
C O S M O P O L I TA N
International, Inc., Impax Laboratories, Inc.,
.C O M ( S U B J E C T:
Lupin Limited, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc., and
B I T C H I T O U T ).
Sandoz Inc. (the Defendants) violated state
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WHAT DO THE SETTLEMENTS PROVIDE? SITUATION
To settle the lawsuit, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc.
and Lupin Limited (Lupin Defendants) and WORKING YOUR
Sandoz Inc. (Sandoz) have each agreed: (a) that
they would be willing to provide certain witnesses
LAST NERVE?
that Plaintiffs could call and a declaration that the VENT HERE!
Plaintiffs could use during the Solodyn case
involving the overall End-Payor Class, other
Plaintiffs, and the Non-Settling Defendants; and
(b) to deposit $625,000 and $1.75 million,
respectively, into Settlement Funds. If the
Settlements are approved by the Court and become
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incurred or to be incurred by Counsel in continuing
the lawsuit against Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp.,
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., and
Impax Laboratories, Inc. (the Non-Settling
Defendants); (2) cover taxable costs and taxes
payable on the Settlement Funds; (3) pay for notice
and other expenses; and (4) pay for service awards
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from July 23, 2009, onward. Certain third-party
payors are also members of the Classes.
When Facebooks Memories
You are NOT a member of the Classes if: you paid feature thinks youd like
a flat co-payment for all of your prescription to look back on a photo of you
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running late Dude, can you
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YOUR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS
If you are a Class Member, you have the right to
waiting for a ture of my butt
exclude yourself (to opt-out) from one or both of car to back when I walk up
the Settlements no later than June 12, 2017. You out but they the stairs in
may also comment on or object to one or both of decide to take front of you? K.
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drive? CATHY C., VIA INBOX VIA TWITTER VIA TWITTER
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COSMO QUIZ THE BREAKDOWN
Mostly As
TOO EASILY
IMPRESSED
Youre open to
love in all its
forms. Flexibility
ups the odds of
meeting a keeper,
but you can be
choosier. Have a
think on whether
you see a future
with someone
new (even if its
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or two). If you
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known. That way,
you wont waste
anyones time.

Mostly Bs
CAUTIOUSLY
CHOOSY
You have a type
and stick to it.
That can help
minimize drama
later on in a

Are You a
relationship, but
try not to base
every decision
on your checklist.
Lose some

Dater?
nonnegotiables,
and give your
dates a chance
to prove theyre
good enough
BY HELEN ZO OK or even better!

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dying to find comes to a just ordered a are you set gest frustration TO PLEASE
No one is worthy.
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your barista, your googly-eyed
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accountant.Why random encounters per day.
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what that means
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cal jam-packed.
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must be tall, built, only after theyve 10 miles, you still fection and
L AU R E N C E M O NNE R E T/G E T T Y IM AG E S

dont mesh with (not stirred). Only


and capable of sworn hes at least a get guys from too go out on a limb
your pending BF James Bond every once in
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can pull that off. a while. You
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before. Really, tho. models). firstborn after who- swipe right on. Sad! dards very far
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