15+ Beautiful Same Sex Wedding Photos Show That Love Knows No Boundaries

June is LGBT Pride Month, and these photos celebrate the love and joy that partnership can bring. Recognition and acceptance are the fruits of a long and difficult struggle, and while there is still progress to be made, perceptions are changing for the better. However, with our eyes looking to a hopeful future (like these couples), we must not forget the past, and those who fought for the rights that some (but not all) LGBT communities enjoy today.

The Stonewall riots that began after a police raid on a LGBT-friendly hotel in New York City on the morning of June 28, 1969 pushed LGBT activism into the mainstream. Brenda Howard, known as “The Mother of Pride,” coordinated the first LGBT Pride march a year after the riots, and Pride month was born. US President Barack Obama has officially declared Pride Month every year he has been in office.

Do you have any LGBT wedding photos to share? Post your own, or vote on your favorite from the list below!

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These 15 Girls Took Jealousy To The Next Level…And, Uh Oh

After years of in-depth field research analyzing behavior of past girlfriends, I’ve managed to decipher one of life’s greatest mysteries: I now know how women think.

Sure, my findings are purely based on superficial interactions and my own naiveté for the bulk of the time, but alas! These 15 memes will definitely help you try and figure out just what your girlfriend is saying.

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22 Examples Of How Children Are Really Just Tiny, Drunk Adults

Our parents are always quick to remind of us of every embarrassing thing we did as kids. Home movies are always ripe with mortifying material that’s great when it comes to scaring our crushes away forever. As bad as that is, though, at least our parents didn’t capture every horrible moment on their iPhones back then.

With the help of their smartphones, these parents caught their hilarious little ones in the act. Kids seriously are just drunk adults in tiny bodies.

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When Recreating Cute Baby Photography Goes Very, Very Wrong… LOL, #4 Is Hysterical.

Photography is much harder than most laymen think… especially when it involves children. You can’t force babies or little kids to do what you want. (It’s hard enough getting adults to do the right thing during photo shoots.) So when these parents tried to re-create adorable Pinterest photos with their poor, defenseless children? Well, things got pretty hilarious. When these kids grow up, they’ll never forgive their moms and dads. (But we’re looking at you, moms.)

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10 Victorian Era Sex Tips That Will Make You Facepalm…#7 Literally Makes No Sense At All

Comparing our current society with that of the Victorian era is a strange undertaking. That period in human history (1837 – 1901) was a progressive one in many ways. There were innumerable advances in the arts and sciences. Oh, and don’t forget about the Industrial Revolution. Plus, the Victorians had a very progressive (albeit creepy) relationship with death.

That being said, in terms of love, sex, and relationships, the Victorians weren’t so progressive. Sex was seldom discussed in public. As such, many popular books of the time gave, or attempted to give, young men and women sex advice for a happy marriage. Some of that advice is just hilariously terrible.

 

1. Don’t have sex on the stairs.

According to The Victorian Guide to Sex: Desire and Deviance in the 19th Century by Fern Riddell, you should never have sex on the stairs. Here’s the specific advice he offers: “A child that was begat upon a set of stair is most likely to be born with a crooked back and given in no small way to the fault of staring.” Umm, ok.

2. Orgasms count for conception.

French physiologist Eugene Becklard, MD, wrote a book in the 1850s about the psychology of love and sex. In it are pseudoscientific gems like this: “The party whose temperament predominates in the child was in the highest state of orgasm at the period of intercourse.” Translation? The child will turn out more like the person who had the best orgasm during sex.

3. Cornflakes prevent masturbation.

According to Riddell’s book, J.H. Kellogg, the inventor of cornflakes, intentionally created them to be bland. Kellogg believed that bland food reduced people’s sexual appetites — namely the urge to masturbate in men.

4. If you’re trying to conceive, don’t sneeze.

Riddell’s book also talks about this strict after-sex procedure for women looking to conceive. “At the conclusion of the sexual act,” he says, “the wife must not talk, cough, or sneeze, lest this impede conception.”

5. No lazy sex.

“Any union without true love,” according to the manuals of the day, would bring forth, “ill-looking, sour and spiritless offspring,” while those hoping for good-looking children should remember that sex must not be, “faintly or drowsily performed.” Translation: Make sure you’re in love with your partner and never have tired sex or your children will be born ugly.

6. Don’t let your husband have sex with you.

Another sex author of the time was Ruth Smythers. Smythers wrote the oddly specific Instruction and Advice for the Young Bride on the Conduct and Procedure of the Intimate and Personal Relationships of the Marriage State for the Greater Spiritual Sanctity of this Blessed Sacrament and the Glory of God in 1894. In it, Smythers advises young brides to give in to their husband’s sexual desires as little as possible. “Give little, give seldom, and above all, give grudgingly,” she explains, “Otherwise what could have been a proper marriage could become an orgy of sexual lust.”

7. Sex in the dark is the best.

Smythers suggests that if your husband cannot suppress his urges, it should be done in the dark. This, she suggests, offers more opportunity for him to injure himself trying to find the bed. “When he comes groping into the room, she should make no sound to guide him in her direction, lest he take this as a sign of encouragement. She should let him grope in the dark. There is always the hope that he will stumble and incur some slight injury which she can use as an excuse to deny him sexual access.”

8. Ride a horse to prevent pregnancy.

If you’re not looking to get pregnant, then Becklard recommends “trotting a horse briskly over a rough road on the following day [to] ensure it.” He says that dancing wildly around the room after sex can also do the trick.

9. Be careful when you orgasm.

Victorian women had a unique right during this time known as “mutual adjustment.” This means that they had a right to refuse sex with their husband if his orgasm was not perfectly timed with hers.

10. Watch the wind.

Riddell says that Victorian children varied in temperament depending on which way the wind was blowing that day. Children “begat when the wind is blowing from the north” will turn out stronger than those conceived during an easterly wind. Translation: if you want strong children, buy a weathervane.

(via: Salon)

I used to think I might have enjoyed living during the Victorian era, but after reading these sex tips, I’m not too sure. Some of these sound like they were just made up on the fly. I mean, seriously, what does the direction of the wind have to do with anything?

These Skater Girls From The 70’s Were Way Cooler Than I’ll Ever Be.

Skateboarding has technically been around since the 1940s, but it didn’t really take off until the 1970s when skateparks were invented. Then, skateboarding competitions were held at these parks and the popularity just grew exponentially. While most people when they think of skateboarding in the 70s think of the innovation of Ty Page, another factor in the scene was that women were starting to get “on board”.

Let’s take the time to remember the beautiful women street athletes of the era, such as Laura Thornhill, Ellen O’Neal, and Kim Cespedes.

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Nude Yoga Girl Transforms Her Body Into Art Without Breaking Instagram’s No Nudity Rules

A new Instagram account features tasteful black-and-white shots of an anonymous 25-year-old photographer doing yoga bare-skinned. The account was created only 5 weeks ago, however, it already has around 90k followers.

The yoga lover gets around the Instagram’s strict no nudity rules by hiding her intimate parts with a help of various angles, the use of shadows, and photoshop. All the photos are taken at her home with the help of her boyfriend. The aim is not to make them appealing on the most primal level, but to inspire people to lead healthier and happier lives.

“My biggest issue in the past was that I saw faults in my body all the time, and that made it impossible for me to love myself fully,” she told NY Mag. “Yoga helped me accept my body exactly the way it is. With my account I want to inspire people to realize that everybody is very beautiful and capable of [doing] amazing things with their bodies.”

More info: Instagram (h/t: mymodernmetnymag)

“My biggest issue in the past was that I saw faults in my body all the time, and that made it impossible for me to love myself fully”

10 Victorian Era Sex Tips That Will Make You Facepalm…#7 Literally Makes No Sense At All

Comparing our current society with that of the Victorian era is a strange undertaking. That period in human history (1837 – 1901) was a progressive one in many ways. There were innumerable advances in the arts and sciences. Oh, and don’t forget about the Industrial Revolution. Plus, the Victorians had a very progressive (albeit creepy) relationship with death.

That being said, in terms of love, sex, and relationships, the Victorians weren’t so progressive. Sex was seldom discussed in public. As such, many popular books of the time gave, or attempted to give, young men and women sex advice for a happy marriage. Some of that advice is just hilariously terrible.

1. Don’t have sex on the stairs.

According to The Victorian Guide to Sex: Desire and Deviance in the 19th Century by Fern Riddell, you should never have sex on the stairs. Here’s the specific advice he offers: “A child that was begat upon a set of stair is most likely to be born with a crooked back and given in no small way to the fault of staring.” Umm, ok.

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