Joel Mejia

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5 Secrets to Making Your Long Distance Relationship Work

You may be miles away from each other, but these LDR-cementing secrets will help you stay close.<p><b>Q:</b> <b>I'm not sure if the distance is temporary or permanent. How do I get out of this relationship limbo?</b> <br>Certain things in life are unavoidable — taxes, Pap smears, narcissistic Kanye rants — and if you're …

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Does Your Vagina Need a Detox?

We're addicted to products, but all those chemicals might be messing with our privates.<p>When Megan Joyce felt the unmistakable burning and itching of a yeast infection the day before a big trip last summer, she didn't waste time: The 31-year-old natural-health practitioner in Los Angeles picked up …

4 Tricks for Your Steamiest Sexts Yet

Forget Snapchat, this is real life. Your 4-point plan for getting him hot via smartphone.<p>My best friend's on-again, off-again boyfriend had just sent her one of those corny "Hey babe, what are you wearing?" messages. After getting her blessing to mess with him, I decided to beat this guy at his own …

22 Things Nobody Tells You About Sex

Thanks a lot, movies. You taught us that having sex was graceful and passionate, and everyone orgasms in unison. Sometimes that is the case? Mostly it's not. Here are some things that nobody told us to expect.<p><b>1. It doesn't just "happen."</b> In movies, two perfectly symmetrical-faced people gaze at …

When Men Need Their Deepest Fantasies Fulfilled, These Are the Women They Call

<i>Maitresse Madeline and Lorelei Lee are business partners, professional dominatrices, and Kink.com porn directors who are now in the same payroll category as Lady Gaga and Oprah Winfrey. They told me about their most fascinating clients, how they make so much money, and why sex work is feminist. A</i> …

8 Things to Do With His Balls

I guarantee he'll be satisfied! Or confused. Or annoyed.<p><b>1. Look at them.</b> The balls are like the pre-makeover <i>She's All That</i> of the male genitalia. Just because they are wearing glasses and paint-stained overalls doesn't mean there's not something beautiful under it. What I am trying to say is that …

16 Things You Think He Cares About — But He Really Doesn't

<b>1. If you don't shave your legs every day.</b> You might notice a bit of stubble coming in, but he sure as hell doesn't. You can let it go a couple days, a couple weeks, whatever. He's not going to notice, and even if he does, all he cares about is that your pants are off.<p><b>2. If you're not wearing</b> …

10 Drunk Texts You Should NEVER Send (But Totally, Definitely Have)

So many regrets.<p><b>1. "I miss you" to an ex.</b> <br>Unless your life is really a rom-com and you are secretly Kate Hudson, there is no way this will end well. You two broke up for a reason — lots of them. Damn it! Why do relationships always look so much better through rosé-tinted glasses? The best thing you …

14 Signs He's Only Interested in Sex

<b>1. He only texts you after 1 a.m.</b> It's a scientific fact that all booty calls happen after 1 a.m. All those cars you see driving around after 12:59? People out in the streets past 1? They're all on their way to a booty call.<p><b>2. He gets frustrated when you invite him over to watch a movie and</b> …

11 Things Men Think About Sharing a Bed With You

All the emotional stages he goes through, from "Aww" to "Where are the covers?"<p><b>1. First to third times sleeping over:</b> This is amazing. There's nothing like getting to fall asleep snuggled up against someone. She looks so adorable resting on that pillow. It's like snuggling a Pomeranian except she …

A Complete Beginner's Guide to Breast Sex

You know. It starts with a "t" and ends with an "itty-f*cking."<p>You might think that only a spoiled-rotten dude, bored of blow jobs, vaginal, and possibly even anal sex, would want to put titty-fucking on the menu. However!<p><b>1. A guy's not the Veruca Salt of intercourse — or insulting your other</b> …

"My Boyfriend Got Upset When I Wouldn't Give Him a Blow Job"

<b>My boyfriend asked me — yes, asked me — for a blow job, and I suggested sex instead. He started a huge fight because I declined his blow job request and said something about how I never give him BJs. Actually, I had given him one two nights before. Why was it such a big deal that he started a fight</b> …

7 Crucial Rules for Dating Your Friend's Ex

Lots of people have told me unequivocally that they would never date a friend's ex. They wholeheartedly believe that it's wrong, disrespectful, and if a friend did that to them, they'd never talk to that person again. They believe this is something everybody knows, that they're just following the …

Ask Dr. Iris: Does Having Sex Really Help With Cramps?

<b>I have a question about moisture control. Down there. While working out. Whenever I work out, especially jog, my vagina gets extremely wet. It's normal during the day but whenever I run it gets wet to the point where it soaks through my panty liner. Is this normal? Could it be sweat from a near</b> …

The 8 Kinds of Guys You Lose Your Virginity To

Movies teach us that when you lose your virginity, it's supposed to be a Special Experience with Someone You Love. Turns out, Not. Always.<p><b>1. The Slightly Older Rebel:</b> Whether we're talking "was in standard classes to your AP classes" or "suspended for smoking weed up against the NO SMOKING IN …

24 Pet Peeves Everyone Has

So many people hate these things, you don't even feel bad for hating them anymore.<p><b>1. When people say "expresso" instead of "espresso."</b> Is this pretentious? Yes. Is it worse than mispronouncing a fairly common word? No.<p><b>2. Knuckle cracking.</b> Do you want arthritis to gross people out?<p><b>3. When people</b> …

15 Things Nobody Tells You About Relationships

<b>1. Sometimes you have to do things you don't want to do, like hang out with his lame friends.</b> You're not always in the mood to nurse a beer silently while he and his boys argue about who's going to die next on <i>Game of Thrones</i> — but tomorrow he's sitting through a seven-girl brunch. So.<p><b>2. It's</b> …

The Secret Life of Marrieds: A Couple That Proves Opposites Attract

Todd is 52 and Tatiana is 48; they've been married for almost 15 years.<p><b>How long were you together before you got married?</b> <b>Tatiana:</b> Not long! Under a year, just a week shy of a year.<p><b>What kind of wedding did you have?</b> <b>Todd:</b> It was at the beach club, not in a church. And the preacher ... <b>Tatiana:</b> She was …

"I Feel Stupid Trying New Sex Positions"

<b>I've been in a relationship for two years, and I feel my sex life is great. But I can tell he's becoming slightly bored with the same old, same old. He tries to get me to try new things such as new positions and talking dirty. I'm not the most outgoing person, and I don't feel comfortable or</b> …

14 Things That Are No Longer Fun in Your Late 20s

Your early 20s are the years to go out, get tequila shots, make mistakes, and wake up the next day with dewy skin and a go-get-em attitude, ready to do it all again tonight. That's all over now, #blessed be.<p><b>1. Shots.‬</b> What’s that thing where you make the poor decision to do something that you used …

Ask Dr. Iris: Is It Possible to Pee During Sex?

<b>Is it normal, or even possible, for a woman to pee during sex? Is something wrong with me if I do?</b>This happens to a lot of women (so, yes, it is possible). One medical survey found that 24 percent of women report incontinence during intercourse, but most are too embarrassed to mention it to their …

Are You Just a Substitute Girlfriend?

What happens when you make yourself totally available for someone who isn't?<p>If there's one thing you must know about me, it's that I have a type and that type is "unavailable." It's something that started when I was in high school. Crushing on guys who weren't attainable, whether it was because …

16 Things People Say That They Don't Actually Mean

"No worries!" = die.<p><b>1. "It's fine."</b> Literally nothing could be less fine.<p><b>2. "We should get a drink some time and catch up!"</b> I really do want to catch up with you, but inevitably we'll just run into each other again six months from now and make this same promise.<p><b>3. "I'm almost there!"</b> I left my …

5 First Date Outfits and What They Say About You

Finding the perfect first date outfit generally ends with a ravaged closet, a clothes-strewn room, and panic. (Um, for me it does, anyway.) Here's a quick rundown of the main options — and what kind of impression they'll leave on him.<p><b>1. Skirt with Converse.</b>This outfit says, "I am an alt-sprite who …

16 Problems Only People Who Live With Neat Freaks Understand

<b>1. You're shamed for leaving the couch blanket in a heap on the couch AS IT SHOULD BE instead of neatly folded over the arm.</b> "Don't you love unfolding a crisply folded blanket?" my fiance asks, and I say, "No I don't give a shit."<p><b>2. No more eating in bed or in front of the TV.</b> I have never spilled …

19 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Just Got Dumped

JUST LET ME FEEL HORRIBLE.<p><b>1. Well, you didn't go out that long.</b> Yeah, we were in the phase where everything was new and fresh and whenever I smelled one of his shirts I went to a daydreamy place and we skipped through gardens together until he drove a freight train through my soul like the worst …

Expectations vs. Reality: Sex on the Beach

In which two people combine to form a superhuman Sand Crotch.<p><b>1. Expectation:</b> You make a seXXXy plan together like the Bonnie and Clyde of beach banging. <b>Reality:</b> One of you really wants to do it and has to convince the other one to do it and the person who wants to do it less is cranky on the way …

10 Things Not to Say to Your Older Girlfriend

Never EVER let the tiny baby you're dating say these things.<p><b>1. Ughhh, why are you always tired?</b> Because you are a tiny baby and my bones are made of dust. Let's move on.<p><b>2. How come you won't do shots/drink Jägerbombs anymore?</b> Because that shit used to bounce off me and I'd wake up fine. But now I …

11 Problems Only Girls With Flat Butts Understand

Squatting just doesn't work, OK?<p><b>1. Yoga pants.</b> The whole point of yoga pants is that they cling to you(r butt) like a second skin. They're not comfortable or fun when they get all bunchy and weird. You did not pay a stupid amount of money to wear diaper-chic to yoga.<p><b>2. Jeans constantly slide down</b> …

How Men Really Know They're in Love

I know when I'm in love because he's so cute, I feel like I'll throw up. But how do guys know when, how, and whether they even should say those three little words? Three guys in long-term relationships speak.<p><b>How long have you been with your girlfriend?</b> <b>Man A:</b> A little over a year and a half. <b>Man B:</b> …