Links We Love: Dating Rules to Ignore, a Long Distance Relationship Pillow and More!

Our weekly roundup of the wackiest -- and most thought-provoking love and sex articles on the web.

Trying to keep your long-distance relationship alive or maybe you’re planning a first date? Here are this week’s can’t-miss love and sex links to get you prepared for anything this weekend.

How Not to Have a One Night Stand
The woman who once encouraged one-night stands has had a change of heart. Erica Jong (at age 69!) said the real version of casual encounter doesn’t actually exist. "When I look back at the one-night stands and zipless f**ks, they were terrible," she told The Huffington Post. (Want to prove Jong wrong? iVillage can tell you how to have a successful one-night stand.)

Why You Should Fall for Someone During Fall
Still searching for your Mr. Big? You're in luck -- it's the season of love! Autumn entices both men and women to look for and fall in love, according to John Sharp, author of The Emotional Calendar. HowAboutWe reports on why we’ve been coupling up when it’s cold since we were cavemen.

How Following Dating Rules Can Destroy Your Love Life
Keep quiet about your ex and your job and don't look too, too sexy. These are just two of the dating rules you need to ignore, according to this blogger. (Um, hello -- it’s okay to talk about your job if you’re passionate about it!). Check out the six most common dating do’s and don’ts you should forget before your date tonight on Madamenoire.

How to Be a Great Oral Sex Lover
With commandments like, “Thou Shalt Not Use Teeth” and “Thou Shalt Be Into It, For The Love of God, Be Into It” -- no questions go unanswered on how to give killer (man-instructed!) oral sex from Glamour. (And if you need more tips for a delicious weekend with your beau, check out iVillage’s guide that will, ahem, blow him away.)

You're Not the Only One Who's Had Awkward Sex
We’ve all been there. It’s that strange, vulnerable moment when you’re about to have sex with someone, or maybe you’re already midway through the deed, and then something goes embarrassingly wrong! (Like saying the wrong name -- yikes!) The Gloss covers totally awkward moments that have happened between the sheets.

How to Keep Your Long Distance Relationship Aglow
Skype’s nice. Love emails are cute. But whether you’re 200 or 2,000 miles apart, going to bed at night alone when you’re guy is so far away still feels lonely. However, now it’s possible to sleep together without actually sleeping together, thanks to Pillow Talk, a set of two pillows that glow -- and play your partner's heartbeat! -- through remote sensors. Aww! Jezebel reports.

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