Therapy Helped Gabrielle Union Repair Her Relationship With Her Hair — Interview

As inconsequential as it might seem to some people, hair can be a central part of your identity — to the point that a haircut, whether a subtle trim or something more drastic, can change not only how your hair looks but also how you feel about yourself. While a new cut is exciting for … Read more

Chlöe Bailey Loves Her Big Butt, Thank You Very Much

Chlöe Bailey is two people. No, we’re not confusing her with sister Halle Bailey — we’re talking about her on- and off-stage personas. “When I’m [not performing], I’m a bubbly, corny, clumsy person,” Chlöe tells Allure during her cover interview for the June/July Melanin Edit issue. “But when the lights turn on, something just happens. … Read more

A C-Section Scar Is in the Pages of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit for the First Time Ever — See Photo

Slowly but surely, the stigma around C-section births is being broken down day after day. For the first time ever, after 58 years, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit has a model showing a C-section scar in its pages, which is an extremely exciting stepping stone for people who have experienced this type of birth to feel represented. … Read more

A C-Section Scar Is on the Cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit for the First Time Ever — See Photo

Slowly but surely, the stigma around C-section births is being broken down day after day. For the first time ever, after 58 years, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit has a model showing a C-section scar on its cover, which is an extremely exciting stepping stone for people who have experienced this type of birth to feel represented. … Read more

Masturbation Month 2022 Has Officially Kicked Off — Here Are the 11 Best Sex Toy and Accessories Sales This May

Our Picks: Not only does Adam & Eve sell toys from other brands, but it also has its own collection of toys to choose from, like Eve’s Slim Pink Pleaser Vibrator. This textured vibrator may not be a dildo, but this rumbly pick, which is powered by a single-speed motor and waterproof body-safe silicone, is … Read more

How To Add Sleep Meditation to Your Bedtime Routine

It can also be helpful to practice focused breathing techniques during this time. Dr. O’Neill says pairing meditation with focused deep breathing will help release muscle tension and help you relax. You can opt for rhythmic digraph breathing, or the 4-7-8 technique, where you inhale through your nose while counting to four, hold your breath … Read more

It Is Not Normal or Admirable That Kim Kardashian Lost 16 Pounds in 3 Weeks for the Met Gala

While we watched this unfold, the Allure Slack channels immediately lit up with one particular question: Has diet culture really changed all that much since that time period, or are we under the illusion that things are better because body standards are a little different? If anything, this conversation proved to me that — despite … Read more

MysteryVibe’s Spring Sale 2022 Features Its Best-Selling Sex Toys for Up to 20% Off

Ever wanted a vibrator that can twist and bend to your every need without paying over $200 for one? Well, we have news for you: MysteryVibe’s spring sale is giving shoppers a major discount on all of its sex toys throughout the month of May. In honor of Masturbation Month, the high-tech sex toy brand … Read more

Lunar & Solar Eclipse Dates in 2022 and How They Affect Your Life

Just as new moons are linked to beginnings and full moons are tied to culminations, eclipses serve as celestial checkpoints. An eclipse is a high-octane lunation that helps illuminate our karmic path, but just as these cosmic events can be visually striking, eclipses can also be a bit dramatic. Astrologically speaking, they speed up time: They open … Read more

What Is a Twin Flame, and How Is It Different From a Soul Mate?

Many people say that twin flames are people forged from the same soul but split in two. While a twin flame isn’t as simple as one soul split down the middle, as we are whole on our own, twin flames do act as a reflection; not only is your unprocessed trauma reflected back at you, … Read more