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The Best Pick-Up Lines To Use At The Gym

Finding love at the gym is a lot like lifting heavy weights: Not as intimidating as it seems, and totally worth it. Some people feel more comfortable approaching people at a gym or workout class than in a noisy bar, because there's no pressure to go home together that night. Plus, being surrounded by like-minded people who share a common interest and lifestyle is comforting, and one 2015 study found that participating in group exercise leads to better social bonds. And social bonds can also lead to romantic bonds, right?But just because a person is out in the open at the gym, doesn't mean they want to talk to you (or anyone, for that matter). "If they're not engaging, they're clearly not interested or would rather be focusing on their workout than a stranger," says Danielle Lohmann, vice president of the Body Positive Fitness Alliance, who owns a gym in California. "Know when to leave, and don't take it personally."That being said, people are usually friendly at the gym, and you shouldn't let their headphones and sweat intimidate you (though maybe don't try to talk to them if they're still wearing those headphones). Here are a few clever ideas for one-liners that can totally work in a workout class — no locker room talk involved. These aren't sure-fire wins for every single person you might encounter at the gym, but they may at least spark some ideas.Why it works: It feels good when someone wants to know your opinion. They might have a funny story about why they always go to a certain instructor, or have a suggestion for someone else you should try... together.Why it works: Spotting is a normal thing to ask someone to do at the gym, so it's the perfect icebreaker. You might end up chatting about how much you both love lifting.Why it works: It's a compliment about a skill they have instead of their appearance. Marvin Foster, an instructor at SoulCycle, said he was drawn to his partner Parker Radcliffe's "creative aesthetic," and he viewed him as an artist on the bike. Tone and context are important for this one, since it can easily venture into the creepy zone. To make sure you're not crossing any boundaries, comment on how they move, not what they look like when they do it. And smile! It helps.Why it works: Finding a pair of workout sneakers that you love can be a real journey, so this compliment-plus-question will probably lead to a longer story and conversation. Plus, a lot of people like talking about shoes.Why it works: People work hard on their form, so a little recognition is nice. "One of the best compliments I've ever been given at the gym was from a guy squatting around 400 pounds, and he told me that I seemed really strong and that I had a great deadlift," Lohmann says.Why it works: Exercise instructors, in particular, like it when you appreciate the playlists they make for class, says Emily Turner, a SoulCycle instructor. Her now fiancé originally sent her emails requesting songs to play during a group ride. Eventually, he emailed her asking her to get drinks, and the rest is history.Why it works: If you keep seeing someone around the gym, it is not creepy to comment on it — they're probably thinking the same thing. You could ask them to grab a coffee after the next class, or at least have an "in" to chat during the class.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?These Headphones Will Transform Your Workout20 Gym Bags That Are As Stylish As You Are12 Fitness Classes To Take In NYC Right Now

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This Dad's Savage But Hilarious Parenting Method Is Going Viral

If your kid is falling behind in school, it can be difficult to encourage them to keep up. One dad, however, had a pretty savage method of encouraging his son to keep his grades up — and no, it didn't have anything to do with tutoring.The unnamed dad is getting a lot of attention for a photo of him from a basketball game. The photo, taken at Cleveland Cavaliers-Charlotte Hornets game Friday night at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, shows a dad holding a sign addressed to his son."Thomas get your grades up and next time you'll be here," the sign reads. "Love, Dad." Tough love. 😬 [Credit: Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports] A post shared by espn (@espn) on Mar 25, 2017 at 8:52am PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js The photo, originally taken by USA Today sports photographer Jeremy Brevard, has been making the rounds, and the internet is living for this dad's parenting methods. After ESPN shared the photo on their Instagram, it received over 195,000 likes, with commenters torn between respecting the mystery dad and thinking this situation is a little messed up.Most thought his tough love made him "dad of the year."This is pretty awesome, this dad is father of the year. Period! @cavs @cleveland19news pic.twitter.com/nblBr1NErV— Tia A. Ewing (@TIA_EWING) March 25, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsIt's only March but we already have a strong candidate for dad of the year at the @cavs game pic.twitter.com/tFnT1qa50D— Dom (@DumbMoreReady) March 25, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsGet your grades up Thomas! #parentingwin pic.twitter.com/VynXBNiozu— Dan Koo (@danieliskoo) March 25, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsThough some did call the dad out for being at a game instead of helping his son."Maybe if Dad wasn't spending time making a poster for an NBA game and helping me with my homework instead I'd have better grades." - Thomas https://t.co/QJuGsLzXtC— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) March 25, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsMaybe if dad knew how to use punctuation, he'd be able to help Thomas get his grades back up. https://t.co/3EJKTpJcrR— Adam Smoot, Tbh. (@adamsmoot) March 25, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsHe's a whack dad for embarrassing his son. Maybe dad should have used the money for the ticket to get Thomas a tutor. https://t.co/ddMROp8LA1— François Mackandal (@Jigga_Jay_T) March 27, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsIt seems as if that first message wasn't enough, however, because Thomas's dad was back on Sunday at another game with a different sign. "Dad of the year" made an appearance at the Houston Rockets-Oklahoma City Thunder game, with a sign reading, "Thomas can you hear me now? STUDENT then ATHLETE son. In that order. Love, Dad."He's back. pic.twitter.com/fJXtmfcpkI— Royce Young (@royceyoung) March 26, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsWhether or not you agree with his parenting methods, you do have to respect this dad for going viral just to get a message to his son.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Why This Blogger Live-Streamed Her Pap SmearThe Infuriating Reason This Mom Was Banned From Her Daughter's DanceThis Guy Completely Blew It When A Tinder Match Asked Him To Impress Her

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The Weirdest Thing I Googled Each Month Of Pregnancy

Welcome to Mothership: Parenting stories you actually want to read, whether you're thinking about or passing on kids, from egg-freezing to taking home baby and beyond. Because motherhood is a big if — not when — and it's time we talked about it that way.Pregnancy is an insane process. One minute you’re regular-old you, a person whose major unsolved health mysteries may bear such thrilling self-titles as “That Weird-Looking Freckle,” “Probably A Root Canal But I’m In Denial,” and “Am I Gluten-Intolerant Or Just Hungover?”Then, all of a sudden, you’re housing a sensitive mass of cells that is going to become a human — and its life literally depends on you and the things you do with/in/for your body over the next 30ish to 40ish weeks.Like I said, it’s insane. And maybe the most confusing experience, ever.One of the first things my doctor told me when I found out I was pregnant was, “The internet is not your friend.” But because pregnancy is basically one bizarre body-invasion issue after another, it was nonetheless so tempting to type every little woe and wonder I came across over the course of my 41 endless pregnant weeks into that trusty Google search box. But please, don’t follow my lead. Whether you are pregnant or trying to conceive or just living your life, the internet often only makes whatever concern or anxiety you’re dealing with worse.Since I know you’re tempted anyway, I thought I’d share the weirdest, most burning pregnancy concerns I googled, with the answers fact-checked by one Katherine Hicks, MD, a board-certified OB/GYN in Massachusetts. What you’ll find ahead is a smattering of things that might come up during your time growing a human. And you’ll get to see how much internet “wisdom” is true and how much is horribly, horribly wrong. From puke to pee to mucus plugs, ahead are some of the odd but common queries I asked the internet during my pregnancy.Month 1“binge drinking didn’t know I was pregnant”Finding out you’re pregnant just as you’re coming up for air after a week-long hangover (thanks, wine country!) is not as much fun as it sounds, trust me. Thankfully my son was born perfectly healthy and remains so to this day, but of course I didn’t know this when I found out I was actually two weeks pregnant during a three-day booze-fest celebrating my friend’s bachelorette. I hadn’t been trying to conceive, but still, the pregnancy was overall a pleasant surprise and I wanted to make sure we were good to go. So, I googled it.What the internet told me: “Totally fine to do!!!! I went to a hen night w/my gals from uni whilst preg & had 14 vodka crans & now baby is 8mo & so fat and jolly!” Thank you, BabyCentre.uk message boards, for the consolation.What Dr. Hicks told me: “This happens ALL the time, and at two weeks pregnant, you'll be happy to know that your blood — and the alcohol level in it — does not mix with the developing embryo. You do not share a blood supply with the pregnancy for a few more weeks. If you completely abstain from alcohol once you learn of the pregnancy, I do not consider the risk of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) to be measurable,” she says.So that’s a relief. Still, it is worth pointing out that if I had been further along, things might have been different. “There is no ‘safe' interval for continuing to drink once you have a positive pregnancy test,” Dr. Hicks says. And fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (including FAS, which is the most severe form) can cause developmental problems, such as trouble learning and remembering or trouble controlling emotions.Month 2"did embryo eat subchorionic hematoma"I started bleeding pretty heavily, and I figured I was miscarrying. I came to terms with this “fact” and went to the doctor to confirm it. She told me that I was not miscarrying; rather, I had a diseased-sounding but apparently quite common complication called a subchorionic hematoma, which is when you get a blood clot in the chorion (the membrane surrounding the fetus) that causes some vaginal bleeding. She also said it would resolve on its own, probably.But how, exactly, would it resolve?What the internet told me: Some initial googling revealed that it “resolves” when your embryo eats the hematoma. (What?!) But there were also many sad stories of hematomas that did not get “eaten” and ended up “crowding out” the embryo, leading to loss of the pregnancy.What Dr. Hicks told me: “The embryo DOES NOT eat the subchorionic hematoma. The mother's body gradually reabsorbs and recycles the proteins in the collection of blood, over time. Sometimes, a portion also drips out of the vagina in small amounts, which accounts for why some women have light bleeding early on and go on to have a perfectly healthy pregnancy.”So where did those “crowding out” stories come from? Well, it is true that in a small number of cases, a subchorionic hematoma can cause the placenta to detach from the uterine wall, leading to miscarriage. But this is quite rare.Answers for other things I googled:"bleeding 8 weeks pregnant "Month 3"can fetus die from morning sickness"By month three, my morning sickness was starting to get real. And by “real” I mean I had morning, noon, and night sickness — and the tiny group of Foods That Did Not Make Me Vomit was lessening exponentially by the day. It was not long before I was subsisting almost entirely on iced tea and gummy bears and was convinced I was killing my fetus in the process.What the internet told me: No info on morning sickness vs. baby health, just a TON of articles about how extreme morning sickness “drives women to abort babies.” Also some information about how “morning sickness” is a misnomer, and it’s totally normal for it to happen at any time of day.What Dr. Hicks told me: Feeling nauseous enough to vomit is a normal, even healthy, part of pregnancy. “It is a result of the circulating levels of HCG, the pregnancy hormone,” she says. “Surprisingly, even severe cases of morning sickness usually do not harm the baby. The developing embryo/fetus is remarkably capable of robbing the mother of what few nutrients are getting into her (or are already in her system) and grabbing them for itself. Over time, of course, the mother's body can become depleted, and in severe cases, hospitalization with IV nourishment can be necessary, but these interventions are done for the health of the mother and not because the baby is in any way suffering.”Answers for other things I googled:"morning sickness lasting all day"Month 4"how to make DIY diclegis "Although most cases of morning sickness subside after 12 weeks, by month four I was still throwing up multiple times a day, losing weight, and largely working from home in a lame attempt at sort-of functioning. Yep, I was among the lucky few to have hyperemesis gravidarum, which is when morning sickness becomes severe.At some point, I heard about this supposedly awesome, supposedly safe miracle morning-sickness drug called Diclegis (Thanks Ms. Kardashian-West!). The problem: Diclegis is hella expensive. So, my doctor breezily suggested I DIY the stuff by cutting a vitamin B6 in half and taking it along with the over-the-counter sleep aid, Unisom. It sounded easy, but also...kind of sketchy?What the internet told me: Diclegis is totally probably better than the DIY version, because, like, it has a name and you have to pay for it.What Dr. Hicks told me: My doctor’s “DIY Diclegis” advice was spot-on. “It is perfectly acceptable and a very widespread practice,” Dr. Hicks says. “There is no difference between this and Diclegis except a high-priced marketing campaign.”Month 5"can I go in hot tub pregnant"I dragged my pregnant (albeit shrinking) ass — and my DIY Diclegis, and my Zofran, for which I got a prescription when my doc sent me to the ER because my blood had zero sodium in it or something — to New Mexico to visit a dear friend. She is a yoga teacher at a natural hot-springs spa, and I was convinced that the spa’s 100-degree mountain pool would cure what ailed me, but I ended up being too afraid to sit in it for more than 30 seconds, because...What the internet told me: “You will literally fry your child.”What Dr. Hicks told me: Indeed, pregnant people should limit their time in hot tubs, though the “frying your child” risk is extremely overblown. “Let's [also] be clear about the difference between a Hot Tub and a hot tub,” Dr. Hicks says. “The first is the large, shared 'spa' experience found in hotels, spas, and some rich people’s patios. Usually, these are maintained at about 108 degrees, and the hot water is constantly being replaced by more hot water." In other words, the water is really, relentlessly hot.This scenario is dangerous because “the high temperature for prolonged periods diverts blood away from your uterus and developing fetus.” Soaking in Hot Tubs, especially early on in pregnancy, has been linked to birth defects and miscarriage.However, this doesn’t mean you’re doomed to cold showers for the full nine months (it also means that I could have safely soaked in those New Mexico hot springs for a good 10 minutes).Then there’s you know, a hot tub, like the one you have at home. “Soaking in your own tub, as long as the temperature is moderate and not steaming, and you're not constantly refilling it with more hot water, is fine and soothing,” Dr. Hicks says. “In fact, we use this for pain relief in laboring mothers — the hospitals keep the water temperature below 104.”Answers for other things I googled:"pregnancy drinking wine "Month 6“Pregnancy weight loss”Some places I puked while pregnant in NYC: the A train car, the A train platform, the garbage can on the A train platform, the A train tracks, the sidewalk outside Ground Zero, Prospect Park, my therapist’s house, my friend’s kitchen, the Refinery29 bathroom, the Refinery29 office elevator. (Sorry, everybody.) By six months pregnant, I’d gone from 140 pounds to 124. I spent one pleasant day in the ER being pumped with nutrition, but more and more, my days were feeling very dark. I couldn’t catch a break from the nausea, and after so many months of it, I was starting to forget what it felt like to just feel okay. I dreaded every day more than I’d dreaded the previous one. Ever cheerful, my doctor kept telling not to worry too much, but that she really wanted me to gain weight. So did I. “Peanut butter smoothies! With ice cream!” she suggested brightly. I vomited.What the internet told me: “How to lose that baby weight, FAST!” Um, sorry, already did? And it’s awful? I was looking for help in reversing my weight loss, but there wasn’t much out there about that. Nor was there much advice about when, exactly, a lot of pregnancy vomiting becomes too much pregnancy vomiting and too much weight loss, and what you can even do about that.What Dr. Hicks told me: Well first, dear reader, you’ll be happy to know that Dr. Hicks assured me the amount of weight loss I experienced was “truly abnormal.” I’m hopeful that you will never know the same misery, but in case you do, you should know when to seek care and what might happen when you do.Dr. Hicks explains that if you go more than a full 24 hours without being able to keep anything down, including liquids, you should see your doctor for a urine test that can tell whether you need IV fluids or nutrients. “[At this point,] We offer to check a urine sample for ketones,” she says. “This tells us if her tissues — HER tissues, not the baby’s — are starving and need IV replenishment with or without medication to control the nausea. Sometimes this can lead to hospitalization.”Month 7"how to turn breech baby”Finally, in my seventh month, a miracle happened. And let me tell you: That whole “miracle of childbirth” thing absolutely does not hold a candle to the miracle that is waking up one day, wandering to the local coffee shop, ordering a chocolate croissant, with bafflement in your eyes, and eating it all. I WAS BACK; food was back, and it was wonderful. Oh, and later the doctor told me my fetus was upside down, with his butt facing the exit, a.k.a. he was breech.The fetus’ optimal position at this point in pregnancy is head down. Although it’s not impossible to have a vaginal birth with a breech baby, it’s much more dangerous. Most doctors recommend a Cesarean section in this scenario — unless you can get the fetus to turn.What the internet told me: Do Child’s Pose and/or burn some incense by your toes.What Dr. Hicks told me: “If your baby is in a 'breech' position by the 36th week (one month before your due date), then the doctor will probably discuss the option of a procedure called 'external cephalic version.’ This is an attempt, in the hospital, basically to just push the baby into the right position, which is head-down. A shot of something to relax the uterine muscle is given first; unfortunately, the shot has the opposite effect on the mother, similar to that of drinking a whole bunch of caffeine (but it wears off soon). Although unpleasant, this is not an 'awful' procedure, and when it works, it can avoid a cesarean section, a much riskier procedure… Also, the baby's heart rate will be carefully assessed after the procedure, to be sure it hasn't placed undue strain on the umbilical cord, which is quite rare.”Answers for other things I googled:"Braxton-Hicks or early labor "Month 8"leaking pee or amniotic fluid"This is when the fun stuff started. I gained some weight, the fetus grew and flipped around and did headstands, and soon there was clear fluid leaking out of me. At first, I hardly cared. Like, WHO EVEN KNOWS what is coming out of my uterus these days? You could have told me it was Nickelodeon slime and I’d be like EHHH, probably! Whatevs! I ate a sandwich and didn’t puke! But then it kept happening.What the internet told me: Probably pee. About one third of Pregnancy Internet Content seems to be about pee, with most of it running along the lines of “you will never pee normal again” (NOT true, internet).What Dr. Hicks told me: It could be either, and it’s worth seeing your doctor to find out which one it is, especially if it’s almost time for birthing day. “This is one of the most common reasons that we see patients close to term in the office; NO ONE expects you to be able to tell the difference, and it's very important to establish that your water broke, or didn't break,” she says.For me, it turned out that it was just a thrilling combination of a minor pee leak plus majorly increased discharge from everyone’s least favorite Common Pregnancy Ailment, a yeast infection. Delightful.“If it happens once, under some kind of stress (such as a cough or sneeze, or after you stand up from urinating), and then it stops completely, for good, it is more likely to be urine,” Dr. Hicks says. But the stakes are high here since leaking amniotic fluid can lead to low levels, a.ka. oligohydramnios, which can be dangerous, because amniotic fluid is crucial to the fetal life support system — and “there is no way to know for sure without a test in the office, which the provider can do with a vaginal exam.” So the best advice is to get it checked out if you’re at all worried or unsure.Month 9"what does mucus plug look like"Apparently, throughout pregnancy, the mucus plug (which is exactly what it sounds like: a bunch of mucus) blocks the opening of the cervix. It’s there to keep bacteria from entering your uterus, but as you get closer to labor time, your cervix softens and opens, and the mucus plug is supposed to fall out. I’d read that you’re supposed to “look out” for it because it’s like, The No.1 Sign that labor is nigh. But I had no idea what to look for.What the internet told me: It looks like blood, snot, ear wax, or an alien.What Dr. Hicks told me: “Far too much emphasis is placed on the mucus plug in the information from books, websites, etc. about pregnancy,” she says. Why? A lot of people don’t even find it because it gets mixed in with everything else coming out of your vagina (see previous slide), and whether you do or don't find yours has absolutely no bearing on your pregnancy whatsoever. “It does not predict the onset of labor — or anything else, for that matter. The only value to discussing this is that it helps to know that it can happen, and it is not a reason to freak or call anyone or head to the hospital,” Dr. HIcks says.Okay, so then just out of curiousity, what does it look like? “When present, [the mucus plug] looks usually like a thick, viscous glob of clear to yellowish gel; it may or may not have some dark or red blood mixed in with it,” Dr. Hicks says.Answers for other things I googled:"1 week overdue how to get baby out ""am I in labor?? "Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?6 Reasons Why You're Spotting & What To Do About ItA Skirt Helped This Mom Love Her Body After Giving BirthThese Women Are Shattering The Stigma On Body Hair

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Can You Get Pregnant Through Your Clothes?

Try as you might to remember to take your birth control and use a condom or sexual barrier — semen happens. Having potential progeny near your reproductive organs can be straight-up scary when you're just cuddling or dry humping and not expecting it, but can you really get pregnant through layers of clothes?"Dry humping with jeans on, not so much, but let's say you have ejaculate or semen inside underwear in touch with vagina, there is a possibility, but it's not likely," says Draion Burch, DO, an Ob/Gyn.Sure, a person's semen contains millions of "strong swimmers," but Dr. Burch says sperm is not strong enough to swim through clothes and into a person's vagina to impregnate them. The lifespan of sperm varies from person to person, but it generally can live for a few days inside a woman's reproductive tract, he says. As long as the sperm is alive, technically it can fertilize an egg, according to the Mayo Clinic, and it only takes one sperm out of the millions that are released in semen to do it. But a lot of sperm will die inside of a person's vagina on its trip to their eggs, even though technically that's a comfortable environment for sperm.As for the towel some people use to wipe up semen after sex, that's pretty much the last place sperm wants to be, so it will die by the time the semen dries and definitely after a few hours. "Sperm has to be in the fluid in order to live, and without the fluid, sperm will die," Dr. Burch says. We know that semen is a mixture of sperm and a fluid released by the prostate gland, and once that fluid is dried, the sperm will also get dehydrated and die, Dr. Burch says.Let's say you got naked, but didn't have penetrative penis-in-vagina sex, and your partner ejaculated near or around your vagina. Sperm could drip near your vulva (and, subsequently, your vagina) if you came into contact with semen, but even that would require some interesting physics to get you pregnant, so you are most likely fine.It's also worth noting that if you do rely on the "pull-out method" to prevent pregnancy, it's not always foolproof, and 27 in 100 women who use the withdrawal method will get pregnant every year, according to Planned Parenthood. This statistic could be because of other reasons (like pre-cum and the birth control methods they were using), but having semen near or in your vagina definitely has to do with it. Dr. Burch also adds that if someone had semen on their hands, and then put their hands in their vagina, that could get someone pregnant, so it's important to keep your hands clean if semen is in the vicinity and you are pleasuring yourself or another woman with your hands.Moral of the story? If you are a person who's not trying to get pregnant, be aware of the semen that's coming in contact with your body. It's a good idea to communicate with your partner about the types of birth control you plan to use, and be upfront with your gynecologist so they can give you the right information based on your lifestyle. The other reality here is that there are tons of factors that affect a person's ability to get pregnant in the first place, and it can be really hard for women to get pregnant, even when they're getting semen all up inside their vagina on purpose. So go ahead and cuddle and dry hump as hard as you'd like, but be careful.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Here's How To Sext On Snapchat Like A ProEverything You Need To Know About How To Use A VibratorTantric Sex Tips That Anyone Can Try Tonight

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Why This Blogger Live-Streamed Her Pap Smear

Women often learn about the horrors of a pap smear before they're even old enough to need one. That's how it worked in my family. My mom and grandmother and aunts and cousins all complained about trips to the gyno, how uncomfortable it was, and how much it hurt.So I was obviously terrified when my mom signed me up for my first pap smear at 18, and I was so tense in the exam room that I had a terrible experience. I wish I could say my first time was out of the norm, but it was just as awkward and painful for other women I know.The truth is, though, it doesn't have to be that bad. We're taught to fear the gynecologist, and that's a problem. So one UK-based vlogger decided to live stream her pap smear, just to show everyone that it's really not that bad.Katy and Anna, who run a vlog channel called Hey Mummy posted a video to YouTube of a doctor examining Anna's cervix.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pofh3D4PIvs]Don't worry, her waist is covered by a cloth the whole time so you can't actually see anything happening. But the video does a lot more than just let you watch a pap smear. Katy and Anna spend the first 8 minutes talking about how silly it is that everyone is so scared of going to the gynecologist, and then talk with the doctor to dispel common pap smear myths (like that it really shouldn't hurt).They also use this video to make a plea for women to get over their fears and go get a pap smear already. "Please ladies, if there is one thing you do for yourselves let it be this! The best way to prevent Cervical Cancer is to keep up with your smear tests," Anna said in the video.And she's right. Going to the gynecologist is an important step in reproductive health. While pap smears might not be necessary on an annual basis for everyone, be sure to have regular, open conversations with your doctor to determine what's best for you.[H/T: Cosmo.]Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?This Dad's Savage But Hilarious Parenting Method Is Going ViralThe Infuriating Reason This Mom Was Banned From Her Daughter's DanceThis Guy Completely Blew It When A Tinder Match Asked Him To Impress Her

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Everything You Need To Know About How To Use A Vibrator

Today, vibrators can come with breakup insurance, act as alarm clocks, and even give you personalized sex tips. While the technology is astounding, let's not forget the purpose of the vibrator: to give you sexual pleasure. Well, okay, it may have originally been created to treat the sexist and absurd notion of "female hysteria, " but, thankfully, women have taken back the vibrator from Victorian-era male doctors.That means that we get to enjoy all of the pleasurable results of using vibes — as long as we know how to use them (like we said, they can have a lot of snazzy features these days). Some vibrators are relatively straightforward; others come with multi-speeds and functions. For those with vaginas, vibrators are commonly used to provide clitoral orgasms, but they can also provide multi-orifice stimulation. And they're not just for solo masturbation sessions: There are plenty of fun ways to use them during partnered sex, too.Obviously, there's a lot to learn, and a pretty orgasmic incentive to learn it all. Read on for some sexy tips and tricks for using a vibrator.Explore penetration by gliding the vibrator in and out of your vagina.If you’ve purchased a vibrator that allows for vaginal penetration, you can explore penetrating yourself with your toy (though we'd recommend starting with your clit first). Start gently using just the tip, and move the toy in and out of your vaginal opening. If you're enjoying the sensations, increase speed and intensity. Also, make sure to buy the right lube for your vibrator — if you're using a silicone toy, make sure to get a water-based lube (silicone-based lubes will break down the silicone on your vibe, which is not good).Find the right vibrator for you.Everyone has different needs, so finding the right vibe for you is crucial. If you've never used a vibrator before, a good place to start is with a simple, cheap clitoral "bullet" vibrator. If you're looking for a phallic toy for vaginal penetration, there are many realistic vibrating dildos on the market. Do you want a toy that your roommates won't hear? Read through customer reviews on a retailer's site to find a quieter vibrator. Do you like to masturbate during a relaxing bath? Go with something waterproof.Start by writing down a list of everything you're looking for from a vibrator, and then go to a sex toy site (like Babeland, Spectrum Boutique, or Unbound) and peruse the options. (The animated sex toy reviews on the blog Oh Joy Sex Toy are also pretty fun.) Or better yet, hit up your local sex shop in person and get a knowledgable sales associate to guide you through the process.Set the mood.After you’ve selected and purchased your vibrator, it's time to relax and use it. While orgasms may provide stress relief, it can be hard to get off when you're tense.When masturbating with your vibrator, think of it as a sex date with yourself. Get cozy and set up your surroundings like you would for partnered sex. Put on a romantic playlist, light some candles for mood lighting, or try aromatherapy to help you enjoy your new toy. Basically, treat yourself.Gently press the vibrator on and around your clit.If you have a vagina, clitoral stimulation is a pleasant way to first explore the vibrating power of your new toy. Whether you own a simple bullet-shaped vibrator or one that resembles a bunny rabbit, gently press the vibrator on top of your clit. When people speak of the clitoris, they're usually referring to the little nub that protrudes at the top of the labia, but most of the clitoris is actually internal and extends along the two shafts that sit at either side of the vagina.As anatomy and sensitivity vary from person to person, you may prefer your vibrator pressed right above your clitoral area, rather than directly on it. Some people with vaginas prefer to use their vibrators over panties or a blanket, as direct skin-to-skin contact is too intense. Take some time to learn the clitoral stimulation that feels best for you. If you're unsure of how intense you like it, try out a clitoral vibrator with varying speeds, such as the Minna Limon.Use your vibrator on different parts of your body.Vibrators do so much more than give clitoral orgasms, so see how it feels to use your vibe on other parts of your body. We suggest using a vibrator to stimulate your nipples as part of solo or partnered play. Just press it against your breast and nipple as you would with your clitoris. And again, sensitivities vary, so figure out the right speed/pressure/spot for you.And you know the trope about people purchasing back massagers with the real intention of using them as a vibrator? Well, the reverse can also be true — it can feel awesome to press your vibrator against knots in your neck and back. Sure, you might want to go straight to your genitals when you first buy a vibrator, but don't forget to explore how it feels to use the toy all over your body.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Here's How To Sext On Snapchat Like A ProCan You Get Pregnant Through Your Clothes?Tantric Sex Tips That Anyone Can Try Tonight

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Tantric Sex Tips That Anyone Can Try Tonight

You may have heard about tantra or tantric sex, maybe at your local sex shop or in celebrity gossip magazines — it's a pretty trendy concept nowadays. But what is tantra exactly? And more importantly, how can you add its principles to your sex life?The origins of tantra are hard to pin down, since it's been around for thousands of years, but we know the ancient practice appears in Hinduism and Buddhism (just maybe not exactly as pop culture would have you believe). At its core, tantra is all about awareness, mindfulness, and connection. "The general definition of tantra is to weave, to unify, and to mesh," says Devika Singh, a tantric sex and relationship coach.So yes, that means tantric sex tips are heavily based in relationship 101 tools, such as communicating, to achieve unification with your partner. And the great part about tantra is that it isn't stiff — it's all about unifying with your partner so you can both enjoy yourselves. But that doesn't mean it's not intimidating if you've never tried incorporating its principles into your sex life before.If you're looking for where to start, here are some expert-approved tantric sex tips that you can try whether you're a tantra first-timer or a Sting-level expert.Talk during sex.According to tantric sex coach Devi Ward, when it comes to kissing, touching, and sex, it's all about the connection — and one of the best ways to foster this connection is to talk to your partner while you're doing all of these things.Rather than simply guessing that a moan during oral sex means your partner enjoys that technique, or being worried that silence means they're bored, step up your tantric sex game and actually talk about what you enjoy while you're enjoying it. Moaning is great, but try to use your words to verbalize exactly what you like about your partner's technique and what's happening in the moment, Ward says."When we discuss our pleasure with our partner and give them praise and appreciation, number one it makes them want to do it more, number two it builds intimacy and trust," she says.Synchronize your breathing.Stop what you're doing and take 10 deep, long breaths. Feel better? We thought so. Ward recommends taking 10 deep breaths before initiating touch with your partner to ground yourself. Once things start to get sexy, you can take your tantric breathing exercises a step further by synchronizing your breaths with your partner.Ward says that these breathing practices are best done when facing your partner, so try a face-to-face sex position like Lotus, and then look into each other's eyes and follow each other's breaths until they match. "When you harmonize your breath, this allows for this juicy energetic connection to occur, specifically if you’re sitting genital to genital," Ward says.Write a list of what turns you on.Tantra is friendly to first-timers, but it still requires you to do a little bit of homework (don't worry, it's fun). Since communication is the key to forming the connection tantric sex is all about, it's important that you understand what turns you on before you communicate your sexual wants and needs.During her tantric sex coaching sessions with couples, Singh has each partner write a list of what turns them on. After each individual has made theirs, they exchange lists and talk them out. Not only will this activity turn into a steamy brainstorm session — it's pretty much dirty talk — but it's a wonderful opportunity to learn more about yourself and your lover. Plus, Singh says that any kink, from role-playing to BDSM, can be tantric when done intentionally.Masturbate.Awesome news: You don't need to be in a relationship to add tantra to your sex life. Anyone can try tantric sex by masturbating. "When you’re single, that’s a great time to work on [breathing, awareness of your desires, and being present], and become sexually explorative of yourself," Singh says. In fact, she says that practicing tantra while you're flying solo will allow you to be more in tune with yourself when you're having partnered sex. Also, if you do have a partner and they're not into exploring tantra, masturbating is a great way to incorporate it into your own sex life.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Here's How To Sext On Snapchat Like A ProCan You Get Pregnant Through Your Clothes?Everything You Need To Know About How To Use A Vibrator

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These Are The Sexy Massage Candles You Need In Your Life

If mood lighting and sensual hot wax massages seem like cheesy romance novel tropes to you, we urge you to revisit that stance. The right massage candle can set the scene for the ultimate date night, complete with an erotic massage and slow, intimate sex.Massage candles are so much more than boring sticks of wax. Choosing and lighting up the right scent for you — whether it's a calming lavender, a romantic vetiver, or a sensual patchouli — is an easy way to add aromatherapy to your sex life. (And speaking of lighting up, you can even buy cannabis-scented candles.) Plus, when candles are specifically designed to be used for massage, the wax itself is the perfect temperature to pour into your hands or onto your partner's body. (If you're not specifically using a massage candle, and you're just lighting up a sexy candle to set the mood, massage therapist John O'Mahoney recommends using coconut oil for the actual massage, since it smells delicious and it's 100% edible.)Ahead, we've rounded up must-have candles to add to your sex life — whether you want to stick to traditional sensual massages or experiment with wax play is totally up to you. Make sure to check back, as we'll be updating this post regularly with new candles to add to your collectionWhile we're arguably more in control of and confident about our sexuality than ever, there's still so much we don't know about female arousal. So this month, we're exploring everything you want and need to know about how women get turned on now. Check out more here.After a mere five to 10 minutes of burning this romantic rose-scented massage candle, it can be applied directly to your lover's body. If you're looking for added beauty benefits to your sensual massage, the melted wax can also be used as a nourishing facial oil, so ask your partner to rub those temples.Oskia, $55.00, available at Net-A-PorterPhoto courtesy of NET-A-PORTER. Vanilla or chocolate? You don't have to choose with this massage candle from Lelo that blends both vanilla and cacao aromas.LELO, $26.99, available at LovehoneyPhoto courtesy of Lelo. Light your Jimmyjane massage candle in the scent of your choosing (vanilla, pink lotus, and even bourbon) to set the mood, and then explore temperature play by drizzling the hot wax on your partner. And since the wax melts into massage oil, this candle provides mood lighting, aromatherapy, and sensual lubrication all in one.Jimmy Jane, $29.00, available at Jimmy JanePhoto courtesy of Jimmyjane. This one comes in three scents: Marrakesh, wild orchid, and sweet chérie. Pick your favorite, light it up, and then drip it on your partner to get things going.Luz De La Riva, $29.95, available at AmazonPhoto courtesy of Luz de la Riva.Babeland advises burning this massage candle halfway down, and then using the brush that comes with it to lovingly stroke hot wax on your partner. And since this candle is made with jojoba, avocado, and coconut oils, as well as Vitamin E, you can also use the melted wax as a daily moisturizer.Babeland, $6.00, available at BabelandPhoto courtesy of Babeland. Made with all-vegan ingredients, this candle melts into an edible massage oil, allowing you to add oral pleasure to your sensual massage. It comes in three flavors — chocolate, salted caramel, and strawberry — so you can pick the flavor that sounds most appealing to you.Bijoux, $20.00, available at BabelandPhoto courtesy of Bijoux. As sexy as drizzling melted candle wax onto your lover's back can be, variety is the spice of life. This massage candle comes with a small spoon, so during your massage you can lick it off them or feed it to them. (FYI, the ingredient list for this candle includes cannabis oil.)Lovehoney, $12.99, available at LovehoneyPhoto courtesy of Lovehoney. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Here's How To Sext On Snapchat Like A ProCan You Get Pregnant Through Your Clothes?Everything You Need To Know About How To Use A Vibrator

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33 Healthy (& Cheap) Buys from Trader Joe’s

Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.It's no secret that we love Trader Joe's. In fact, we love the grocery chain just as much as we love leaving with bags full of tasty and healthy foods. While TJ's is perhaps best known for its competitive prices, and second for its delicious packaged treats and frozen staples, what you might not realize is how many nutritious items are lining the shelves.Yet, Trader Joe's and healthy go hand-in-hand quite often. That's why we decided to round up some of our favorite, good-for-you finds.Of course, no Trader Joe's list can be completely comprehensive. New items are always being added to shelves to keep up with the seasons. Did we miss your go-to? Let us know in the comments. Click through, and you just might find your new favorite healthy snack or staple.Ancient Grains and Nuts GranolaWhy it's healthy: In addition to rolled oats, almonds, and other granola mainstays, this blend contains ancient grains, like chia seeds, buckwheat, and quinoa. These healthy carbs are great sources of fiber and protein. And research suggests eating more whole grains might be linked to a longer life.How to eat it: Pour yourself a bowl and top it off with your milk or yogurt of choice.Unsweetened Sunflower Seed SpreadWhy it's healthy: With zero added sugars or sweeteners and seven grams of protein per serving, this sunflower seed butter is a simple, tasty alternative for people who have nut allergies or just want a break from their almond butter routine.How to eat it: Sub this spread into your PB&J for a delightful, nut-free SSS&J sandwich — or add it to your morning toast.Organic King Coconut WaterWhy it's healthy: The OG trendy water is packed with potassium, which you need for nerve and muscle function. And, thanks to its high electrolyte count, it's a hydration powerhouse.How to eat it: Sip on a bottle of coconut water on hot day, after working out, or, as some recommend, before and after a night of drinking.Organic Dry Black BeansWhy it's healthy: Black beans are a fantastic source of protein, whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, or meat-eater. They're also satisfying and filling, thanks to their high fiber content.How to eat it: Even if you've never cooked with dry beans before, never fear — TJ's provides soaking and cooking instructions right on the packaging. If you feel like getting more creative, you can add these to a soup, quinoa bowl, or just throw some cheese on top for a delicious, melty side.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Organic Plain YogurtWhy it's healthy: Made with just organic whole milk and live yogurt cultures, this yogurt is free of added sugars and packed with probiotics, which can boost digestive health, bolster your immune system, and might even help regulate mood.How to eat it: The possibilities here are endless. Eat it plain, mix in your favorite fruits or nuts, add it to a smoothie, or even make a salad dressing with it.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Grainless GranolaWhy it's healthy: This unconventional granola is high in fiber and protein, and vegan to boot (if you're into that kind of thing). In lieu of grains, it uses nuts and seeds for a major crunch factor, meaning it has plenty of good-for-you polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.How to eat it: Mix it in with the aforementioned yogurt for a healthy one-two punch of a breakfast, eat it like cereal, or just by the handful.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Kettle Cooked Chicken SoupWhy it's healthy: This soup is a great source of Vitamin A, thanks to the veggies stirred into the hearty, comforting broth. And there's quite a bit of protein per serving, too, thanks to the chicken itself.How to eat it: Simply reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Just BeetsWhy it's healthy: If the name didn't make it clear, beets are the only thing you'll find in this snack — dried, crunchy, full-of-fiber-and-potassium beets.How to eat it: Eat them plain or with hummus.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Mango Jicama SlawWhy it's healthy: It's full of vitamin C and vitamin A, and, thanks to the jicama, this slaw is also high in fiber and magnesium, which your body needs for energy production.How to eat it: This pre-made slaw goes great as a side or topping for fish.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Organic EdamameWhy it's healthy: These soy beans are a great source of plant-based protein, which is just as important as the protein you find in your eggs or meat for your health.How to eat it: Follow the heating instructions on the package then season with salt, soy sauce, or even cayenne for flavor.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Whole Grain CrispbreadWhy it's healthy: Packed with grains and seeds, these crackers offer a wealth of health benefits — eating whole grains has been linked to living longer and, contrary to what popular diets might have you believe, carbs are not the devil (they're actually important fuel for your whole body).How to eat it: Spread with your favorite cheese or eat alongside a hearty soup.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Chipotle Black Bean DipWhy it's healthy: Made with vegetarian- and vegan-friendly black beans, this dip has fiber, protein, and no cholesterol where other dips have more grease than flavor.How to eat it: Bring this to your next game-day gathering, pair with your chips of choice.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Organic TahiniWhy it's healthy: This sesame seed paste is a healthy fats powerhouse. Not only is it high in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, but it also contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which play a vital role in brain and nerve function.How to eat it: Use it in your go-to hummus recipe.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Spatchcocked Lemon Rosemary ChickenWhy it's healthy: The marinade for this protein-packed chicken is as simple as can be, and, with a base like olive oil, you can be sure you're getting plenty of healthy, essential fats. And, though it may appear in trace amounts, the rosemary adds a boost of iron.How to eat it: Grill or roast until its internal temperature reaches 165ºF.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Rice Cracker MedleyWhy it's healthy: This snack mix comes with roasted seaweed and wasabi peas mixed in. The latter of these is high in calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B-6, a necessary nutrient in forming antibodies (which help fight diseases) and breaking down proteins.How to eat it: This medley was made for snacking.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Organic Ginger Turmeric Herbal TeaWhy it's healthy:Turmeric and ginger alike have long been touted as super spices, believed to reduce inflammation and aid digestion, which makes this tea a great option the next time you have a sour stomach.How to eat it: Brew for three to five minutes in hot water.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Shrimp Soft TacosWhy it's healthy: In spite of its high protein content, shrimp has gotten a bad rap because it appears high in cholesterol. But research has found that eating shrimp can actually raise your levels of "good" cholesterol, while lowering your overall triglycerides (fats found in the blood).How to eat it: Follow the heating instructions on the package, and garnish as you like (we recommend adding some avocado).Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Organic Chia BarWhy it's healthy: Although you shouldn't believe everything you hear about chia seeds, they are a good source of fiber and essential amino acids, making them a complete protein, which are vital for your body's growth and recovery.How to eat it: These bars make a great on-the-go snack.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Pickled Cauliflower MedleyWhy it's healthy: There's more vitamin C in one serving of this mix than in one orange. To top it off, cauliflower also contains a surprising amount of protein and vitamin B-6.How to eat it: Enjoy this medley as a side or use it to top off your burgers and sandwiches.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Unsweetened Instant OatmealWhy it's healthy: Oatmeal is one of the healthiest sources of carbs around (it's also gluten-free, as long as it's been processed in a gluten-free facility), and is known to help lower cholesterol.How to eat it: Follow the cooking instructions on the package and eat plain or with your favorite toppings.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Instant Mango OatmealWhy it's healthy: This slightly sweeter take on the previous unsweetened version also contains flax seeds and quinoa, giving an already healthy bowl of grains a boost of magnesium, fiber, and healthy fats.How to eat it: With this hot breakfast option, the toppings come mixed in. Simply heat and enjoy.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon Ends & PiecesWhy it's healthy: Salmon is known for its high healthy fat content and, luckily, the smoking process does not affect that. Although smoked salmon isn't exactly an every day kind of food, it's incredibly high in vitamin D, which aids calcium absorption and bone growth.How to eat it: Add these to a salad, soup, dip, or sprinkle on top of a bagel.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Roasted Potatoes With Peppers & OnionsWhy it's healthy: The humble potato actually boasts quite a few nutritional benefits, including vitamins C and B6, niacin (which boosts good cholesterol levels), phosphorus (which supports kidney and muscular function), and manganese (which helps prevent anemia).How to eat it: Follow the heating instructions on the package.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Bollywood PopcornWhy it's healthy: By virtue of being air-popped, this popcorn is light and airy, and not to mention high in fiber. Oh, and this is yet another product on our list that is 100% whole grains!How to eat it: By the handful, preferably while watching a Bollywood classic.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Organic Black Bean RotiniWhy it's healthy: Black bean flour serves as the base for this pasta, which instantly ups its protein and fiber cred.How to eat it: Follow the cooking instructions on the package.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Thyme Honey Balsamic VinaigretteWhy it's healthy: How's this for simplicity — this dressing is made with only three ingredients. And don't forget that, when it comes to salad dressings, the full-fat option is the healthiest.How to eat it: Add to your next salad or use as a marinade for chicken.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter SpreadWhy it's healthy: Peanut butter can provide a hearty dose of protein, healthy fats, and magnesium.How to eat it: Eat on toast, in a sandwich, or from a spoon.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Organic Virgin Olive OilWhy it's healthy: Although it's not the cure-all many believe it to be, coconut oil can help increase levels of "good" cholesterol and serves as a vegan substitute in baking recipes.How to eat it: Use it when cooking, in place of olive oil or butter.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Raw California AlmondsWhy it's healthy: All almonds come with a healthy amount of good fats, fiber, and iron, but these have the extra bonus of being free of added salts or flavors.How to eat it: Add them to any DIY trail mix blend, top yogurt with them, or eat them solo as a snack.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Organic Thompson Seedless RaisinsWhy it's healthy: With no added sugars, these raisins are naturally sweet and full of fiber and potassium.How to eat it: Add to trail mix, yogurt, or cereal.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Cut Butternut SquashWhy it's healthy: This seasonally-appropriate item is packed with vitamin A, like most types of squash. Your eyes, skin, and teeth will thank you.How to eat it: Roast or steam these ready-to-cook cubes.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Cranberry Coconut Snacking CrackersWhy it's healthy: With a base made with wholewheat flour and oats, these crackers come with plenty of fiber baked right in.How to eat it: These are flavorful enough to eat on their own, or pair them with a mild cheese.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Hass Avocado OilWhy it's healthy: Much like regular avocados, this oil is high in polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. And, with its surprisingly high smoke point, it's right at home when cooking at high temperatures.How to eat it: Use it in place of olive oil or vegetable oil when baking, sautéeing, searing, or garnishing.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Roasted Seaweed SnacksWhy it's healthy: In addition to fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin B-12, these highly snackable sheets of roasted seaweed contain iodine, which is essential to proper thyroid function.How to eat it: Simply eat the sheets like chips, add them to a salad, or keep them handy the next time you make sushi at home.Photo: Courtesy of Trader Joe's.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?5 Ways To Stay Hydrated For People Who Hate WaterHere's How Much Water You Should Really Drink In A DayThe Broke Girl's Guide To Healthy Eating

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These Headphones Will Transform Your Workout

There's a lot of things that could distract you at the gym: people moaning on machines, an uncomfortable sports bra, your group chat blowing up on your phone, or perhaps worst of all, your earbuds falling out at your slightest movement. You did not curate the perfect workout playlist that could energize even a zombie to want to exercise just to have it all slip away because you're wearing chintzy headphones.Music can actually enhance your workout, and studies have shown that the right music makes you work out harder and actually enjoy your exercise. Imagine exercising and not being annoyed by everything around you or attached to you — crazy concept, but stick with us here. There's no actual science to back up this hypothesis, but we think if your headphones are on-point, you can spend a little less time fiddling with your earbuds and a lot more time being inspired by Beyoncé to do the actual exercises that you hauled yourself to the gym to do.These headphones and earbuds are perfect for exercising, because they're snug, durable, and tangle-free. While we can't guarantee these earbuds will make you want to go to the gym, we can say that they'll make your workout experience better and faster.Whether you like your headphones wireless, right up in your ear, or prefer an over-ear style, click through to see the headphones that will change your workout. (And keep checking back, since we'll be updating this post with awesome new picks.)These truly wireless earbuds have 4GB of built-in memory for music, so you can really unplug and listen to your favorite songs on a walk outside without having to bring your phone.Samsung, $200.00, available at SamsungThe cord on these lightweight earbuds is reflective, so you'll be visible running outside at night or just walking to the gym in the early morning.Urbanears, $49.00, available at UrbanearsApple's brand new wireless earbuds look like they'd fall out of your ear, but they're surprisingly snug. If you like to do floor exercises (like Pilates or stretching) with music, these are a smart pick because there's literally no wire, so you don't have to worry about getting tangled while you roll around on your back.Apple, $159.00, available at AppleIf you need your hands and arms free to lift things or climb up a wall, try these wireless earbuds. The tip forms a seal on your ear, which helps them stay in place and keeps the audio crisp.Bose, $150.00, available at BoseOver-ear headphones might not seem like your best bet for working out, but these have a removable headband and ear pads that you can throw in the wash if they get sweaty.Urbanears, $119.00, available at UrbanearsLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?20 Gym Bags That Are As Stylish As You Are12 Fitness Classes To Take In NYC Right NowThis Is The Only Running Playlist You Need This Week

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