If You Love Luxury, You’ll Want To Take A Dip Into These Amazing Swimming Pools.

Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned dip in the pool? It can be one of the most relaxing, comforting things you can do. (Wearing swimwear and soaking up the sun ain’t bad either.) Now, these holes filled with water that were previously used as a cooling form of exercise are becoming beautiful works of art. Some engineers and architects have put together some of the most visually stunning and beautiful pool on the face of the Earth. 

1.) The Neptune Pool

This pool in California has enjoyed a long life before being closed permanently. William Randolph Hearst, the actual inspiration for “Citizen Kane,” built this Roman-style pool at his grand California home.

2.) Nemo 33

Go to Brussels to swim in Nemo 33, which was the world’s deepest swimming pool until 2007. It’s still one of the deepest in the world at 108 feet, and filled with filtered spring water that’s warmed to 96 degrees F.

3.) The Y-40

This Italian, indoor swimming pool is 137 feet deep and reaches temperatures of 90 degrees. It is complete with caves for viewers to watch the lovely swimmers above them.

4.) Capella Pedregal

Underwater lighting, spectacular scenery, and a unique design make the pool at Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas one of the prettiest in the world.

5.) The Ocean Dome

Who needs a real beach when you can go to the Ocean Dome in Miyazaki, Japan? The retractable roof has a simulated sky, and the beach itself has an artificial volcano. The sand feels like the real thing, and the pool is the largest wave pool in the world.

6.) Huvafen Fushi

This pol is lit with over one thousand fiber optic lights to give swimmers the sense that they are swimming in the starry night sky.

7.) The Floating Pool

Like to feel a little bit scared while you swim? The pool at the Joule Hotel in Dallas is actually jutting out from the side of the hotel, so that one end is suspended high above the city.

8.) The Golden Nugget

You can swim or lounge with the fishes at this Las Vegas pool that is complete with an aquarium and waterfall.

9.) The Golden Nugget Continued.

This is the other part of the fabulous pool at the Golden Nugget. As you slide through an enclosed tube, you’ll be surrounded by 200 different types of fish. The three-story slide takes you through the dazzling display in mere seconds. More than a dozen sharks will be right next to you as you fly through the tank.

10.) The Art Deco Pool

This pool in Miami has long been considered one of the world’s most beautiful. It’s surrounded by a waterfall, palm trees, and the luxurious hotel itself.

11.) Singapore Marina Bay Sands Hotel

This stunning swimming pool is found on the 57th floor of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore. The infinity pool offers amazing views of the city.

12.) The Arena Badeschiff

This pool is above Berlin’s River Spree to create one of the most unique swimming experiences in the world. Swimmers float around in crystal-blue waters while looking out at surrounding Berlin.

13.) The World’s Largest Pool

This pool is more than 1,000 yards long and covers 20 acres. A standard Olympic pool is just 150 yards long. More than 66 million gallons are needed to fill up the pool. Go to Chile to see it for yourself.

14.) Pamukkale Pools

These Turkish pools have natural warm waters that flow into them to keep them comfortable, and they are among many relics of the ancient Roman city, Hierapolis

15.) The Olympic Pool

Located in Greece, this pool is Olympic size, naturally, and built in the style of Minoan palaces to pay homage to early Crete civilizations.

16.) The Cambrian Mountain Pool

You’d think this pool is cold but since it is equipped with heated bubble jets, it will keep you warm and massaged.

17.) The Library

The pool runs red with…water? Yea, there is nothing out of the ordinary about this pool besides the red, yellow, and orange mosaic tiles that cover the bottom of it, making the water seem to be red.

18.) Blue Lagoon

The Geothermal Spa at Grindavik, Iceland is full of heated water that’s warmed up due to a natural lava flow. The water is changed every two days by a nearby geothermal plant, and it’s rich in minerals. The pool is about 100 degrees, so you’ll feel like you’re swimming in a jacuzzi.

19.) The Marden Palace

It’s fitting that this glorious pool is located in Mardan Palace at Antalya, Turkey. The giant pool is big enough to accommodate many hotel guests, and it’s one of the most visually stunning designs in the world.

20.) Crocosaurus Cove

A monorail lowers this cage into the saltwater pool that’s occupied by 18-foot crocodiles. The only thing between you and them is acrylic. Are you brave enough?

21.) Devil’s Pool

Atop the raging Victoria Falls, this terrifying-looking pool is actually relatively safe thanks to a natural rock wall that keeps your body from hurtling down the 400-foot drop.

Even though it’s going to be winter soon enough, I can’t help but want to swim at these pools SO badly.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/crazy-pools/

A Creative Mother Does Something For Her Kids That’ll Knock Your Socks Off.

As people get grow up, they consider the choice between a career and family. It’s impossible to commit yourself 100% to both (unless you’re just one of those awesome people who can do everything, including going to the gym). A woman in Brazil by the name of Nívea Salgado graduated with a degree in Dentistry and obtained both Master’s and Doctoral degrees in the field. However, she decided to give it all up to focus on her family when her daughter was born.

As she raised her daughter, Nívea realized that there would still be huge challenges to overcome. Little Catarina became a picky eater. She would only eat apples and, after a stressful period, her mom came up with a brilliant plan. By using the manual skills she developed as a dentist, Nívea began creating fantastical plates of food for Catarina. She couldn’t resist eating them! (And you’ll see why.)

Little Red Riding Hood

The Little Mermaid

A pretty soup girl.

Hot air balloons.

A pancake elephant.

Queen Elsa from Frozen.

Yarr, a pancake pirate.

Flowers for Catarina.

A little prince.

Catarina enjoying her beautiful food.

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Now, Catarina will eat a wide range of fruits, vegetables and other foods. The plates her mother makes for her are simply irresistible. Whatever you do in life, commit to it with all of your might. To see more of her artistic dishes, check out her Instagram! Click on the button below if you want to show others her delicious artwork.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/creative-lunches/

It Seems As Though Graffiti Has Lost Its Rebellious Edge. Just See For Yourself.

The biggest menaces in society take part in one of the most vandalizing activities known to man: graffiti art. You can find graffiti almost anywhere. Bored teens across the globe partake in this ritual for some unknown reason, and it used to be a sign of artistic rebellion.

These days, though, it seems the rebellion and the art went out the window. Now, bored teens are just writing anything on walls. They’re even showing remorse for their actions. How could they!?

1.) I don’t think that’s how it works.

2.) This isn’t the best way to express that opinion.

3.) Apology not accepted.

4.) Yeah, but how do you like the bathrooms?

5.) This person has a point.

6.) Thanks for keeping it PG. Much appreciated.

7.) Well, at least it’s honest.

8.) Positive graffiti inspires people.

9.) I said apology not accepted!

10.) But ham has protein to help you build muscles after pushups.

11.) If this is an accurate portrayal of your mum, I feel bad for her.

12.) No! I still want to follow them!

13.) Aww that’s so sweet. You’d break the law for her.

14.) You know, you didn’t have to do it.

15.) This is just all over the place. Lacking focus.


17.) Everybody’s a critic.

18.) Well this guy just outed himself.

A life of crime and vandalism does not pay, kids. It’s simply illegal and ridiculous. But if you must express yourself via graffiti, at least make it more interesting than these tags.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/bad-graffiti/

This Pelican That Couldn’t Fly Showed Up. What These Guys Did Is Brilliantly Awesome.

After a bad storm, Bigbird the pelican was found on the shore, injured and separated from his parents. He desperately needed rescuing, so the staff at Greystoke Mahale helped him out. Bigbired was accidentally separated from his flock, but thanks to his newfound friends he would be able to learn to live a normal life. They taught him to fly by running up and down the beach and flapping their arms. Thankfully, this silly exercise ended up being a success!

Bigbird needed some help getting back into the air after the storm.

His rescuers prepared him well!

With the help of a Go Pro camera, they were able to track his journey back into the wild.

To see the full video of Bigbird’s awesome journey, watch the video clip below.

I hope he found his way home, safe and sound. Thank you to all of the kind folks who took the time to help this guy get back on his feet (or wings). Source: Go Pro Share his recovery journey with others.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/helps-pelican-fly-go-pro/

Retail inflation at 22-month high in June; industrial output up 1.2% in May

A sharp jump in the prices of vegetables drove up food costs and fanned consumer price inflation to its fastest pace in 22 months, government data released on Tuesday showed. The 5.77 percent read

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12 Reasons Not To Crash Diet For Your Wedding


1. Your fiancé proposed to you as you are, and loves you as is. He or she was definitely not envisioning you 10 pounds lighter at the wedding.

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2. You have to buy your wedding dress so many months in advance, it’s almost impossible to control what size you’ll be for the big day…unless of course you don’t make any drastic changes to your diet.

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3. You’re going to be stressed the weeks coming up to the wedding doing planning; do you really want to have low blood sugar and be “hangry” during it too?

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4. If you crash-diet right before the wedding, your dress could have a BAGGY BOOB AREA SITUATION.

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5. You’ll mainly lose water weight, and trust me you do not want to be dehydrated at your wedding.

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Booze — ceremony — booze — party — booze.

6. If I had to guess, your husband-to-be loves your body; why change it RIGHT before y’all lock it down?

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7. Did I mention your boobs will most likely be the first to go?

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8. Healthy food has too much fiber and will make you gassy.

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9. You will be able to freely enjoy TASTE TESTING ALL THE CAKES.

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10. Your dress tailor will appreciate it.

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11. You need to keep your stomach stretched out so you can enjoy all the delicious food on your honeymoon.

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12. And last, but not least, everyone coming to your wedding surely knows what you look like and loves you just the way you are.

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/lorynbrantz/12-reasons-not-to-crash-diet-for-your-wedding

Lawsuit Claims McDonald’s Is Responsible For Alleged Racism By Franchise Owners

A group of black and Latino former McDonald’s employees is attempting to hold the corporation accountable for the behavior of its franchisees.

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A group of black and Latino former McDonald’s employees is following the lead of the National Labor Relations board and suing McDonald’s, asserting in a complaint that the corporation should be held responsible for alleged racial and sexual harassment the employees experienced at a restaurant operated by a franchisee.

The lawsuit, filed this morning, claims that since McDonald’s implements standards and controls for how its franchises operate, it is also responsible when those franchisees allegedly abuse their employees. This assertion of the company as a “joint employer” of staff at its franchises was previously made by the NLRB, a federal government agency, in a December court filing related to a separate lawsuit, in a move described as “the nightmare before Christmas” by Robert Cresanti, an executive vice president of the International Franchise Association.

If the courts agree McDonald’s is a joint employer of restaurant staff at its franchises, there could be huge implications for corporations using the franchise model, which is particularly popular in the fast-food industry.

The 10 employees worked in McDonald’s restaurants in Virginia, owned by Soweva, a restaurant franchiser. The suit alleges that when Soweva took over the restaurants, it “implemented a plan to reduce the number of African-American employees and hire more white employees,” and that supervisors said they would have a hiring fair “to get the ghetto out of the store.”

The hiring fair was held in March 2014 and nine of the employees who are now suing were fired in May and were told they “didn’t fit the profile” of the franchises. One manager, the suit alleges, “touched female employees on their legs and buttocks,” sent female employees “pictures of his genitalia,” and once told employees, “My dick may not be big, but I make up for it with my tongue.”

Of the 10 former employees suing, the highest wage was earned by Christina Chadwick, a 53-year-old Latina woman who had been working in McDonald’s restaurants for 25 years. Before being terminated, she was making $10.20 an hour.

The suit is being filed in federal court in Virginia. A representative of Soweva could not be reached for comment.

“We have not seen the lawsuit, and cannot comment on its allegations, but will review the matter carefully,” McDonald’s said in statement. “McDonald’s has a long-standing history of embracing the diversity of employees, independent Franchisees, customers and suppliers, and discrimination is completely inconsistent with our values. McDonald’s and our independent owner-operators share a commitment to the well-being and fair treatment of all people who work in McDonald’s restaurants.”

From the lawsuit, here are some of the details of the alleged harassment, including calling unequal treatment and calling a Latino employee a “dirty Mexican.”

The suit comes at a time when McDonald’s franchise model is under legal pressure. About 90% of McDonald’s 14,000 and owned and operated by independent franchisees, although the corporate company exercises significant control over how the franchises operate.

The National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint in December of last year saying that the central corporation was a “joint employer” and thus at least partially responsible for how workers were treated. The NLRB complaint alleged that McDonald’s had “taken action” against employees “engaging in activities aimed at improving their wages and working conditions.” The suit is also supported by the NAACP.

One of the suit’s claims rests on McDonald’s corporate control over their franchisees: “Several of the plaintiffs called McDonald’s Corporate to complain about their terminations and the blatant racial discrimination. McDonald’s Corporate, however, did nothing,” the suit says.

It also says that McDonald’s has “detailed instructions for franchisees in areas
including operations procedures, bookkeeping and accounting procedures, business practices and policies, personnel management, and any other area McDonald’s Corporate wishes to control” for its restaurants. The suit says that McDonald’s sent “mystery shoppers” — corporate representatives posing as customers — to inspect franchises’ compliance with corporate standards every month, including the restaurants operated by Soweva.

McDonald’s can also terminate franchise agreements if the restaurants are not operated “in a good, clean, wholesome manner and in compliance with the standards prescribed” by the company.

The suit says that some of these standards are set out in one manual, the “Operations and Training Manual,” which franchisees, the suit says, call “the Bible.” The manual proscribes a “zero tolerance” policy for harassment and discrimination, and “all McDonald’s restaurants must provide employees with a respectful workplace.”

The suit did not name a dollar figure, but did say that the 10 employees’ termination inflicted “loss of wages and benefits, emotional distress, humiliation, loss of reputation, and other damages.” The plaintiffs are suing lost wages and additional punitive damages.

More details of alleged harassment and unequal treatment, including allegedly telling black employees, “This isn’t the hood, you’re not selling dope.”

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/matthewzeitlin/laswuit-claims-mcdonalds-is-responsible-for-alleg

Oh, So THAT’S Where All Of The Extra Protein Is Coming From! No Thanks.

Extra protein might sound like a good thing, but Redditor Piranhamonkey is anything but pleased with the surplus. They’re not worried about becoming too hulking; rather, it has everything to do with the source of the bonus protein.

You see, when Piranhamonkey purchased a box of Cliff Bars, they expected to eat them as a delicious and nutritious on-the-go snack. One that they wouldn’t have to share with something like an Indian mealmoth larvae. Take a look at their troubling discovery below.

I think I’d pass on getting that extra protein, too.

What is most likely an Indian mealmoth larvae and some Indian mealmoth eggs. Mmm…

A cocoon. Yikes.

More cocoons!

Just in case you were wondering, this box was well within the “best by” date.

Sealed wrapper with no holes… that anyone can see, that is.

(via Reddit)

Yikes. That is absolutely revolting. I don’t care if those things pack an entire year’s worth of protein. Keep those bars away from me! The moth larvae aren’t dangerous for humans to eat, but does that matter? How could anyone eat those without gagging? Well, if you can, I’m sure Piranhamonkey is willing to part ways with them for a discounted price.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/gross-worm-in-cliff-bar/

Judge Rules Florist Broke Law Denying Service For Gay Wedding

Judge Alexander C. Ekstrom ruled the florist violated Washington state’s anti-discrimination and consumer protection laws. A lawyer for the florist says they will appeal the decision.

Rob Ingersoll, left, and Curt Freed of Kennewick, Washington Julie Saraceno,Missy Moo Studio / AP

A Christian florist violated anti-discrimination laws when she refused to sell flowers to a gay couple for their wedding, despite her defense that she was exempted by her religious beliefs, a judge in Washington state ruled Wednesday.

“In trade and commerce, and more particularly when seeking to prevent discrimination in public accommodations, the courts have confirmed the power of the legislative branch to prohibit conduct it deems discriminatory, even where the motivation for that conduct is grounded in religious belief,” said Benton County Superior Court Judge Alexander C. Ekstrom in a 60-page order.

The florist’s attorney, Kristen Waggoner, told BuzzFeed News she was “obviously disappointed” with the decision and her client, Barronelle Stutzman, would challenge the ruling in a state court of appeals.

“The court’s ruling sends the message that it is all right for the government to bring about your personal and professional ruin if you don’t help celebrate same-sex marriage,” Waggoner said.

“We are getting to a point now to where the government is telling us what we have to say, and that power is really scary.”

By upholding the case against both Stutzman and her business, Waggoner argued, “it puts her home, her savings, and her retirement in jeopardy.”

But Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who filed suit along with the gay couple, hailed the judge for enforcing a 2006 act that bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

“The law is clear,” Ferguson said in a statement to BuzzFeed News. “If you choose to provide a service to couples of the opposite sex, you must provide the same service to same-sex couples.”

“Washingtonians have enacted laws recognizing equality for same-sex couples, and I will continue to vigorously uphold these laws,” he said. “I appreciate the judge’s decision and am very proud of my team’s hard work to stop this unlawful discrimination.”

The case began in 2013 — the year after Washington voters legalized same-sex marriage — when Rob Ingersoll attempted to buy flowers for his wedding with Curt Freed.

“I just put my hands on his and told him because of my relationship with Jesus Christ, I couldn’t do that, couldn’t do his wedding,” Stutzman, who owns Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington, said in a court deposition.

Turning away the couple triggered a legal battle among leading players in a national war over religious freedom and LGBT rights. Ingersoll and Freed filed suit, with backing from the American Civil Liberties Union, while Ferguson took the unprecedented step of filing his own lawsuit against Stutzman under authority of state consumer protection laws.

Stutzman and her legal team, including the Alliance Defending Freedom, told the court that due to her Christian faith — which holds marriage is confined to a man and woman — she should be exempt in this case from the Washington Law Against Discrimination and Consumer Protection Act. She further argued floral arrangements were protected forms of free speech.

Regarding the claim that the Washington law violates the First Amendment’s free speech guarantee, the court pointed to a recent similar case out of New Mexico: “The existing jurisprudence on this issue, including the most recent and comparable case, Elane Photography, is soundly against the defendants.”

Ekstrom also rejected a claim that the anti-discrimination law violates free-exercise guarantees.

“Again, defendant mixes the distinction between belief and conduct, clergy and laity, and the distinction between accommodation and public accommodation, and as a result cites to cases that are distinguishable on their facts,” he wrote.

“Religious beliefs do not give any of us a right to ignore the law or to harm others because of who they are.”

The judge’s decision raises questions about the future of Stutzman’s business, and possibly others like it.

Two other closely watched cases involve Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, who refused to sell a cake to a same-sex couple in Colorado, and Sweet Cakes by Melissa, a bakery owned by Aaron and Melissa Klein, who turned away a lesbian couple seeking a wedding cake.

In his ruling, Ekstrom wrote: “Stutzman cannot comply with both the law and her faith if she continues to provide flowers for weddings as part of her duly-licensed business, Arlene’s Flowers.”

That finding in particular alarmed Waggoner, who also serves as senior counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom.

“It’s just the idea that government is telling you what you can’t say — that is a bad thing and it’s against our history as a nation,” Waggoner said. “We are getting to a point now to where the government is telling us what we have to say, and that power is really scary.”

Waggoner noted that some proponents of same-sex marriage had promised nothing would change for people of faith, yet under those marriage laws, rules are shifting.

The ACLU of Washington, though, praised the ruling as a balance between faith and the state’s anti-discrimination law.

“Religious freedom is a fundamental part of America. But religious beliefs do not give any of us a right to ignore the law or to harm others because of who they are,” said legal director Sarah Dunne. “When gay people go to a business, they should be treated like anyone else and not be discriminated against.”

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/judge-rules-florist-broke-law-denying-service-for-gay-weddin

24 Diagrams To Help You Have Better Sex

Understand consent, keep your penis safe, get it on while pregnant, and more.

2. For a basic ~pleasure~ blueprint.

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These charts don’t apply to everyone, of course, but they’re interesting to look at nonetheless! See more about this at Do You Know Her Pleasure Points? via Men’s Health.

3. For when you need to love yourself first.

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4. For understanding consent.

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In case there’s any confusion at all. To learn more, read What Consent Looks Like at VitaminW.

Infographic by Jana Marie Soroczak for VitaminW.

5. For sleeping with bae (and actually sleeping).

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Cute, right? Read more about the best and worst sleep positions for couples at Swimmingly.

6. For using a condom the right way.

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Using condoms during sex is called the “barrier method” of protection. When used correctly, they’re 98% effective at preventing pregnancy (but when used incorrectly, they’re only 82% effective). Condoms can also be a good way to reduce your risk of contracting or spreading STIs. They don’t protect you against all STIs (some can be spread from skin-to-skin contact, for instance), but it’s a good place to start.

Worth noting: The best thing you can do for yourself in terms of protection against STIs: Get tested, know your status, and get treatment for any STIs that you do have. Not all are curable, but all can be treated to one degree or another. See more information about STI testing and treatment here.

Infographic via Erika Moen of OhJoySexToy.

7. For when condoms alone might not cut it.

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Condoms aren’t the only barrier method in town. Depending on the sex act or the partner, you might benefit more from one of these other options.

Infographic by John Warren Hanawalt for Fenway Health.

8. For a gentle reminder to know your status and protect yourself in multiple ways.

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Again, condoms alone won’t keep you safe and protected — it’s also vital to know your STI status, and get treated for any STIs that you do have (many of which don’t have obvious symptoms). Learn more here.

9. For a sexy soundtrack.

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Women’s Health Facebook followers shared their favorite sex songs (shown above). Any you’d add?

10. For feeling comfortable calling the shots.

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This is so, so important. Your sex life is your own, and you call the shots. Via sexedquestions.tumblr.com and sexpositiveblog.com.

11. For knowing just where you stand.

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Hey, labels aren’t the worst thing ever, and monogamy isn’t necessarily for everyone. Isn’t it better to be honest and up-front about it?

Infographic via David McCandless of Information Is Beautiful, author of Knowledge Is Beautiful.

12. For getting in the mood.

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Find out what makes these foods so ~sexy~ at 7 Foods That Boost Your Libido, via Women’s Health.

13. For making your room a bit more hospitable to overnight guests.

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You don’t need ceiling mirrors or stripper poles to turn your bedroom into a verifiable sex den. Instead, you should make your bed as inviting as possible, according to Men’s Health. These 7 Sex Upgrades For Your Bed are a good place to start.

14. For getting it on during pregnancy.

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For tips about how to do each of these moves, plus four more pregnancy sex positions, read Have Hot Pregnancy Sex: The Best Positions For Every Trimester, via Women’s Health.

15. For exploring your kinky side.

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OK, so this isn’t a chart, but it is a great primer on all things BDSM (as in: all the things that you didn’t learn from reading or watching Fifty Shades of Grey). Check it out, and ready the handcuffs!

16. For keeping your penis safe and sound.

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Thanks, Men’s Health! Read The 10 Worst Things That Can Happen To Your Penis for more on this topic.

17. For when you see a bangin’ booty and kinda wanna shout about it.

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Glad we cleared THAT up. Flowchart by Shea Strauss for Playboy.

18. For when you want a little more playfulness in your relationship.

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For more details on this, check out The Couples Bucket List You’ll Actually Want To Do.

19. For, ahem, improving your flexibility and opening those hips.

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Speaking of fitness for better sex… See 10 Ways Exercise Makes Your Sex Life Better (According to Science).

20. For when you might wanna give yourself a hand.

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Masturbation can be a totally normal part of your sex life, no matter your gender, and regardless of whether you have a partner or not.

21. For choosing the best birth control for you.

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Via Greatist. WORTH NOTING: Per the infographic, all the costs listed are before health insurance. Under the Affordable Care Act, anyone with insurance can now get many types of birth control for free, without a copay. More on that here.

22. For where NOT to store your condoms (lest they break!).

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23. For if the condom breaks anyway.

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From Planned Parenthood’s Tumblr post: “Note: If you’re a trans guy who takes hormones, you should talk with your doctor and see what they recommend when it comes to taking emergency contraception. Unfortunately, right now there isn’t enough research that tells us how hormonal EC will affect you, so your best choice may be the non-hormonal ParaGard IUD.

24. For after sex is over, and you’re eyeballing that selfie stick.

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Just say no. More sex charts here.

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