For Those Times When You're Like, ‘I Love You, But You're Annoying...'

Cosmopolitan - South Africa|May 2020

For Those Times When You're Like, ‘I Love You, But You're Annoying...'
Coupledom can be hard!
Faye Brennan

What’s a non-lame V-Day gift? My partner and I are way past the lingerie and chocolate days...

TBH, the fact that you still want to acknowledge this holiday the way Cupid intended is sweet enough. Personally, I think a card is plenty (and plenty effective). But if Valentine’s Day is sacred in your relationship – and exchanging gifts is kind of non-negotiable – try this smart suggestion: ‘Stalk your partner’s favourite celeb’s social media platforms,’ says sex educator Shan Boodram, author of The Game Of Desire. ‘You’ll probably get tons of ideas, and you can then note that your gift is one of their idol’s picks.’ So if boo is a huge fan of The Rock, you can scope The Rock’s feed for the sneakers he’s been wearing. Or if bae can’t get enough of Reese Witherspoon, grab the latest book she posted about. Or maybe they have a thing for the Biebs... well, that’s when gifting underwear becomes cool again.

My husband and I fell asleep after sex with his penis still in my vagina (not kidding). Should we be worried about anything?

Hey, it happens to the most tired of us. Or maybe you had some *really* intense sex that knocked you both out. Regardless, if he was wearing a condom as birth control and you don’t want to get pregnant, get thee a morning-after pill stat. Then, if you’re worried about an infection, watch for a change in discharge or an odour, which could suggest your vagina’s pH levels were thrown off by his sleeping peen, says Dr Mary Jane Minkin, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Yale School of Medicine. A UTI is also a slight possibility, but TBH, you’re probably just fine.

How can my partner and I bring sexy back when it’s just easier to, like, watch TV in our PJs?


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May 2020