How Apples Improve Your Sex Life and Why We Hate Each Other’s Sexy Selfies — #RealNews Roundup

Jager Weatherby on 25 Jul 2014 at 1:00pm


Apple to Improve Sex Life

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They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but research suggests it may also improve a woman’s sex life. According to a recent study published in the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, the antioxidants and polyphenols in apples stimulate blood flow to the vagina, thereby helping with arousal. Researchers found that daily apple intake is associated with increased lubrication, orgasm, and overall sexual satisfaction. (Excuse us while we go pay a visit to the grocery store.)

Stop Smoking

Another surefire way to improve your sex life is by ditching those cigarettes, which have a proven negative effect on blood flow. If you’re trying to quit smoking (and you should), you might be more likely to succeed by combining a pill and a patch. A new study out of Cape Town reveals that those who used the two together have a higher chance of being smoke-free after six months.

Going back to the topic of vaginas (because why would we not?), it turns out there’s an actually product that beauty pageant contestants use to prevent camel toe during the swimsuit portion of the competition. The Cuchini is described as a “rigid, plastic maxi pad,” which “keeps the camel toe in check and keeps her together.” (We can thank Bravo’s new reality show Game of Crowns for these recent findings.)



Beauty queens might be judged on their looks, but us regular ladies are also subject to this scrutiny… especially from each other. New research out of Oregon State University reveals that females hate each other’s sexy selfies. The study found that women look down upon others who post provocative pictures on social media, rating them lower in areas such as likeability and competence. “There is so much pressure on teen girls and young women to portray themselves as sexy,” says Elizabeth Daniels, assistant professor of psychology. “But sharing those sexy photos online may have more negative consequences than positive.”


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