Everyone's favorite pretty lady who talks about sexual issues is back! Anna David will be here live in the studio to answer your questions.
Here's what Anna David has to say about herself:
"Anna David has been on staff at Premiere and Parenting, was a fulltime freelancer at People, wrote a sex and relationship column for Razor, and has also been published in Details, Playboy, Cosmo, Maxim, Stuff, Redbook, Teen Vogue, The LA Times, Vanity Fair, Variety, People, Us Weekly, TV Guide,The New York Post, Tatler, Esquire UK, Movieline, LA Confidential, Vegas, and Ocean Drive, among many others.
She's a pop culture expert for The Today Show, appears regularly on Fox Reality Channel's Reality Remix, and has also been featured on ESPN's Cold Pizza, Fox's The Best Damn Sports Show Period, NBC's The Other Half, The Style Network's Modern Girl's Guide to Life, and a collection of shows on VH1 and E! Her first novel, Party Girl, is out now." Click here to order Party Girl from Amazon and look below to see a video for her literary gem and to read the answers from today's questions.
Is wearing two condoms better than 1, or does that increase the risk of the condom breaking?
According to condom manufacturers, doctors and the Centers for Disease Control, wearing two condoms instead of one absolutely increases the risk of the condoms tearing and thus does the absolute opposite of what you're trying to accomplish (assuming that your motive is to prevent pregnancy and the spread of STDs).
Basically, there's increased friction when there are two condoms and friction causes tears. Remember that one condom is plenty, provided you put it on correctly and before any pesky sperm escape. If you're especially concerned about pregnancy, you can always use the pill or a diaphragm in addition to a condom. If you want to wear two condoms because you think that will make you able to last longer, however just think about Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump fighting instead.
My best friend and his girlfriend have been together for about 3 years now, but over the last year, they’ve had a lot of problems. When they are together, they are practically miserable, but when they break up, they always find a way back to each other. Is this a healthy relationship?
I've been in this situation and I'll tell you what I learned the hard way: keep your mouth shut! The fact is, no matter how close we are to people, we have no idea what happens between them and their significant other when we're not around. Furthermore, some people are simply resigned to their situations so that no matter how dysfunctional their relationships are, there's nothing anyone can do or say to help them to see that.
The biggest mistake friends can make, I think, is stepping in and speaking up about how unhealthy they think the relationship is. Because, from what I've seen, when those people are in a fight or temporarily broken up, they're eager to hear all about it but the second they get back together, they blame the friends for being so critical of what they're now convinced again is a great relationship.
Of course, if your friend asks your opinion, you should be as honest with him as you can be but keep in mind that some people get addicted to each other and what you say could come back to haunt you. Ultimately, it's not up to you to determine whether or not he's in a healthy relationship, anyway.