Author archives: blush

Empowered is the new beautiful

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Beauty standards can be damaging, and women face every single day with expectations on their looks, their bodies, and their fitness. We’ve seen it all: celebrities getting shamed online for putting on weight, women getting asked about their designer dresses while their male counterparts get asked about their work, passing comments from strangers on one’s app[...]

How to Rekindle Romance After you Have a Kid

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It’s pretty common for both parents of very small children to feel like less than their sexiest selves. Ironically, the very activity that made you into a parent can become awkward or even uninteresting after little ones come along. This can be particularly true if you are caring for two or more very small children at the same time. Being puked on, changi[...]

Five Reasons to Fall in Love with Corsets

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We have all kinds of associations with corsets: the cinched-up Victorian lady, the pop diva, the Cinderella princess… Each has its place. But none of these have to do with why we are crushing so hard on corsetry, and why corsets are particularly hot in fashionable circles this spring. Sure, you can play princess and pair your corset with the floofiest of [...]

Let’s Just Cuddle: Getting Cozy is the New Sexy

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How often do you cuddle? Maybe you curl up with your special friend to watch TV. Or you have regular cuddle puddles with your kids. But how many of you have a cuddle friend… an adult friend with whom you curl up simply for the joy of getting cozy? Easy to say if you’re in a couple. You probably cuddle all the time (at least, we hope so!). But what if y[...]

How to Wear Bridal Lingerie Like a Queen

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So what is the deal with bridal lingerie? There are a million details to planning any wedding. Organizing even a tiny ceremony can be immensely complex. As a bride, you may find yourself worrying more about others and their needs than how you are going to experience your big day. Maybe your mother, your dressmaker, or bridal magazines have told you that [...]

Nurturing a Lingerie Addiction — Blush Interviews Cora Harrington

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Cora Harrington is very popular in the lingerie industry. As the founder and ediatrix of The Lingerie Addict, she writes about all things frilly and intimate. Cora's in-depth coverage of the lingerie industry goes well beyond product reviews; she blogs knowledgeably about how to find the right fit, what's happening in the industry, lingerie culture and beyon[...]

Five Ways to Boost Your Libido (and Have the Sexiest Spring Ever)

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For many of us it’s been a long, cold winter… one that involved a lot of cozy TV watching and outdoor activity avoidance. When winter nights get long and motivation starts to slip in favor of hibernation, it’s normal to feel a little less libidinous. Of course we can’t speak for all of you. We’re sure some of you had the sexiest winter ever. You’re five s[...]

What’s Your Lingerie Personality?

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What's your favorite lingerie piece — a corset, a teddy… or something else altogether? We’re not telling you what kind of lingerie to like — that’s up to you. We’re here to tell you more about yourself, based on the kind of lingerie that makes your heart go pitter-patter. The lines are drawn. Our research tells us that there are three lingerie personaliti[...]

What's Hot at New York Fashion Week FW15

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New York Fashion Week is always an overwhelming cornucopia of color, texture, people… and gossip. We’re here to sort through the clutter to point out the NYFW15 trends that you’re going to see on the street this spring. These looks will impact your day to day – both what you’re wearing on top, and what’s going on underneath. Here are four New York Fashion[...]

Five Ways to Own Valentine’s Day like You Invented It

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We’ve all been there: It’s almost Valentine’s Day you have no idea what to do for your sweetheart. Maybe you’ve been together for years and Valentine’s Day is simply no big deal anymore. Or you have a brand new special friend and you have no idea what he or she would like. These days we like to pretend we’re impervious to silly holidays that make our love[...]