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How to: Recreate *that* Bridgerton carriage ride scene in real life

We studied the famous carriage encounter between Colin and Penelope in meticulous, precise, thorough detail, just for the sake of educating you about how to DIY it.

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We studied the famous carriage encounter between Colin and Penelope in meticulous, precise, thorough detail, just for the sake of educating you about how to DIY it.

The HUD Love Club

Get to know yourself this May

Did you know that this month is known as Masturbation May? It might seem silly, but this international celebration of self-pleasure has some pretty radical origins.

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Did you know that this month is known as Masturbation May? It might seem silly, but this international celebration of self-pleasure has some pretty radical origins.

Dating

Things that give you the "ick" (and how to deal)

What do TikTok and Baby Reindeer have in common? A deep and uncomfortable dive into "the ick", that indefinable feeling which we've all felt from time to time about a person or scenario. That niggly feeling of "I don't like this, and I can't say why."

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What do TikTok and Baby Reindeer have in common? A deep and uncomfortable dive into "the ick", that indefinable feeling which we've all felt from time to time about a person or scenario. That niggly feeling of "I don't like this, and I can't say why."

Desires

Fetish 101: What's wax play?

Ever dipped your fingers in warm candle wax and thought, "Ahh, that's quite nice!" Take things a step further with wax play - here's how to indulge safely.

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Ever dipped your fingers in warm candle wax and thought, "Ahh, that's quite nice!" Take things a step further with wax play - here's how to indulge safely.

Dating

How to: Write the perfect dating app profile

HUD's resident sexpert Danielle Simpson-Baker (aka The Sexpot Therapist) gives her top six tips for writing a dating profile that'll get you seen.

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HUD's resident sexpert Danielle Simpson-Baker (aka The Sexpot Therapist) gives her top six tips for writing a dating profile that'll get you seen.

The HUD Love Club

Beginner's guide to sex toys

Let's talk about sex toys, baby! Here's how to get started and choose what's right for you.

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Let's talk about sex toys, baby! Here's how to get started and choose what's right for you.

Health

Why you need to talk to your grandparents about STIs

When you're visiting your grands at their retirement village this weekend, you might want to bring up sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Our friends at Stigma Health explain why.

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When you're visiting your grands at their retirement village this weekend, you might want to bring up sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Our friends at Stigma Health explain why.

Dating

Workplace hookups: Yay or nay?

Should you ever date someone from work? HUD App’s People & Culture Manager Stef has some good advice.

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Should you ever date someone from work? HUD App’s People & Culture Manager Stef has some good advice.

Dating

What your zombie apocalypse plan says about your dating personality

How you'd deal with hordes of the undead says a lot about how you might approach your dating life - and may reveal some things you didn't know about yourself.

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How you'd deal with hordes of the undead says a lot about how you might approach your dating life - and may reveal some things you didn't know about yourself.

Dating

How to: Hook up at a festival

A music fest is the perfect place for a casual date. Here are three quick tips for making the most of the opportunity.

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A music fest is the perfect place for a casual date. Here are three quick tips for making the most of the opportunity.

The HUD Love Club

Figuring out what you're into in the bedroom

What you find kinky is subjective, but we guarantee that more people are doing interesting (ahem) things in the bedroom than you might realize. Here's how to figure out what you're into.

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What you find kinky is subjective, but we guarantee that more people are doing interesting (ahem) things in the bedroom than you might realize. Here's how to figure out what you're into.

Dating

Mind your manners when you're online messaging

Five tips for improving how you come across in someone's DMs.

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Five tips for improving how you come across in someone's DMs.

Dating

6 things to do before a first date

"Be prepared" is a motto that'll set you up for a good time.

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"Be prepared" is a motto that'll set you up for a good time.

Health

Educate yourself about STIs

Our friends at Stigma Health tell you everything you need to know – but were too afraid to ask – about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

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Our friends at Stigma Health tell you everything you need to know – but were too afraid to ask – about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

Dating

Coffee, commute, connections

Why your morning commute is the perfect time to suss out your next hookup.

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Why your morning commute is the perfect time to suss out your next hookup.

The HUD Love Club

How the hell do you make friends as an adult?

Post-school and in the real world, how do you actually meet people to hang out with?

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Post-school and in the real world, how do you actually meet people to hang out with?

Desires

Fetish 101: What's a foot fetish?

People make jokes about selling foot pics on the internet, but honestly, foot fetish isn’t that uncommon – or even that unusual of a fetish. Here’s the lowdown on foot fetish.

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People make jokes about selling foot pics on the internet, but honestly, foot fetish isn’t that uncommon – or even that unusual of a fetish. Here’s the lowdown on foot fetish.

Dating

Hey, who are you calling "slut"?

HUD’s resident sexpert Danielle Simpson-Baker (aka The Sexpot Therapist) says it's time to shut down the shame that comes with being called a slut.

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HUD’s resident sexpert Danielle Simpson-Baker (aka The Sexpot Therapist) says it's time to shut down the shame that comes with being called a slut.

Dating

Three key ingredients for a good date

Do you give up on dates before you've even finished your first drink? This might help.

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Do you give up on dates before you've even finished your first drink? This might help.

Dating

Help! I've caught feels for my FWB

What to do when you've developed feelings for your friend with benefits.

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What to do when you've developed feelings for your friend with benefits.

Safety

8 ways to stay safe when you’re meeting someone in person

Staying safe online and in person is critical – and should be your first priority.

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Staying safe online and in person is critical – and should be your first priority.

Dating

Why women should date like men

Yes, how women and men approach dating is different – here's how women can level the playing field.

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Yes, how women and men approach dating is different – here's how women can level the playing field.

The HUD Love Club

Valentine's Day: A day of love, not just lovers

This Valentine's Day, let's challenge the conventional. Let's celebrate the love that exists within every facet of our lives.

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This Valentine's Day, let's challenge the conventional. Let's celebrate the love that exists within every facet of our lives.

Dating

The art of a no-strings-attached Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day often conjures up images of serious commitments, grand romantic gestures, and the pressure to define relationships. But what if we told you that Valentine's Day could be equally meaningful and enjoyable without the weight of expectations?

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Valentine's Day often conjures up images of serious commitments, grand romantic gestures, and the pressure to define relationships. But what if we told you that Valentine's Day could be equally meaningful and enjoyable without the weight of expectations?

Dating

I'm single and I'm fine, thanks

Is it ever appropriate to question why someone is single, then immediately try to fix them up with a date?

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Is it ever appropriate to question why someone is single, then immediately try to fix them up with a date?