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10 Sexual Wellness Products From Verishop to Spice Up Your Quarantine

Let’s face it: None of us will be up to anything too exciting for the month(s) ahead, but while we’re forced to give up travel, theaters, and our social lives for the greater good—orgasms are here to make it all (actually) feel better. Sex is still on the list of viable activities to partake in, and while you definitely shouldn’t be inviting your new Hinge match over to quarantine and chill, couples trapped inside are likely getting it on (if they’re not getting divorced). And if you’re social distancing solo, never fear—just remember you are, as the NYC Health Department points out, your safest sex partner right now. In fact, masturbation can actually help to slow the spread of COVID-19, so don’t sleep on regular self-love sessions during this confusing time.

Verishop, our new favorite online retailer, has a chic sexual wellness hub aside from its expertly curated fashion, beauty, and home departments. The small but mighty lineup of toys, books, and oils will come in handy when you’re searching for entertainment after streaming Love Is Blind for the third time, whether you’re cooped up with your boo or riding solo. Plus, Verishop is known for its free one-day shipping policy with no minimum purchase value required—so you’ll get your goods just in time for the apocalypse. Just kidding—the world isn’t going to an end, but these toys might just lead to an earth-shattering O or two, and who can be mad at that?

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Rachel Bilson Just Apologized to O.C. Fans for Her 2006 Breakup With Adam Brody

Rachel Bilson knows that you still ship Seth Cohen and Summer Roberts from The O.C. She also knows you might still ship her and her costar, Adam Brody, who dated offscreen too in 2006. And she’s sorry for both relationships ending. Okay, she’s not actually, like, sorry about the breakup itself. She just feels bad that fans were so messed up over it. (It’s me. I’m “fans.”)

In case you forgot, Bilson and Brody dated for three years while playing Seth and Summer. “It was a typical romance and they just grew apart,” a source told People after the breakup. “They’ve been on and off for a while now.”

InStyle magazine decided now was the time to remind us all about one of the most iconic IRL TV ships ever, posting multiple old shots of the costar couple on Instagram Tuesday, March 24. “#rachelbilson and #adambrody’s breakup basically ruined high school for us,” InStyle’s clearly O.C.-obsessed social media editor wrote in the caption. No judgment. I am in full agreement with this post.

Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody in 2003.

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Well, the hashtag did its job and Bilson saw the post, responding in the best way possible. “I’M SORRY,” she said with four exclamation marks. Mm, what you say? That you only meant well? Well, of course, you did.

“He fared really well,” she added. They both did, to be honest. Bilson, who was married to actor Hayden Christensen from 2010 to 2017, is now dating Saturday Night Live-alum/actor Bill Hader. Brody, on the other hand, has been with Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester since 2010. They married in 2014 and have one daughter, Arlo Day Brody, together. “[Leighton and I are] big hand-holders,” he told Glamour in 2019. “Physical affection is very nice to me; it doesn’t necessarily have to be sexual.”

Fine, I’m happy for them both. At least I’ll always have this moment:

Pokemon Fans Are Getting More Detective Pikachu, But Not How You’d Guess

Narratively, bringing Detective Pikachu back for a sequel would seemingly require more work on Ryan Reynolds’ part. His talking Pikachu has been transformed back into his human form, opening up for him to appear more in live-action in a potential follow-up movie. But Reynolds is also a super busy actor with a thriving career, so timing would have to work out. Additionally, Justice Smith is set to appear in Jurassic World: Dominion, but it’s unclear when that movie will kick production back up.

Will The Batman And Matrix 4 Be Delayed After Filming Stopped?

The Matrix 4 is being even more secretive with its plot details, and aside from Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith and Lambert Wilson all reprising their respective roles from the original Matrix trilogy, none of the movie’s characters have been identified. The lineup of new faces includes Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Eréndira Ibarra, Priyanka Chopra, Andrew Caldwell, Brian J. Smith and Ellen Hollman

Getting Married During the Coronavirus Outbreak Means Getting Amazingly Creative

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something six feet away from you—the coronavirus public health emergency has forced countless couples who planned on getting married this spring to make the difficult decision to cancel or postpone their wedding ceremonies. Sure, rescheduling a ceremony isn’t a tragedy compared to the health and safety crisis currently facing the United States, but for couples who dreamed of their weddings for years, spent their savings, or even hoped to honor aging parents and grandparents while they could, shelving a wedding is a wrenching decision.

For some couples, canceling or postponing was clearly the right choice. But for other couples, seizing the moment and getting married now—even if friends and family can’t be present—even if there’s no time for a dress or a corsage, even if the threat of death looms over everything—just feels right. Getting married during coronavirus is nobody’s dream, but it’s been some couples’ lovely, fragile reality.

On balconies, through windows, in the produce aisles of halogen-lit supermarkets—couples have consecrated their love and bound themselves to each other in the face of the especially-dark unknown. Here are a few of our favorite stories of couples getting married during coronavirus:

The couple who got married on the street

Reilly Jennings and Amanda Wheeler were married on the street, out a window, in under five minutes, by a friend who also happened to be an ordained Universal Life Minister. After four years together, the Manhattan couple had planned to marry in the fall, they told the Cut, but realizing that one of them might lose her job and insurance, they decided to marry quickly. Wheeler, a fitness instructor at a boutique gym, finished teaching a virtual class from her apartment, showered, and they were ready to go. One bride wore a borrowed jumpsuit, the other wore a jacket. Their officiant read a passage from Love in the Time of Cholera out a fourth story window. The neighbors cheered.

The couple who kept their wedding kosher—by having it in a supermarket

On March 14, the Israeli government banned gatherings of more than 10 people at a time to limit the spread of the virus. The exception was grocery stores, where up to 100 people were allowed to gather. In keeping with that rule, at least one couple got married in a local supermarket, inviting guests and a full band to celebrate on the brightly-lit linoleum. Meanwhile, in a city in southern Israel, guests maintained appropriate social distancing standards at an outdoor wedding by dancing from covered balconies.

The couple who had a virtual father of the bride

It’s a stiff competition, but Joel Young may have had one of the weirdest months of any of us. Young spent a month quarantined with one thousand other people on the infamous Grand Princess cruise ship. He was released from his tiny cabin just in time to make it to his daughter’s wedding in Arizona—only to be quarantined on a military base in California. “When I called her and talked to her, and told her that I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to be able to make it, there were a lot of tears there,” he told Voice of America. The couple was not deterred. They located a remote-controlled robot, popped a tie on it, and dubbed it “Popabot.” Young attended the wedding from miles away through the robot, whose movement and vision he controlled. “You meet a challenge, you find the best solution you can. And you accept what it is, and you move on,” he said.

The couple whose neighbors rallied in support

Anastasija and Josh Davis canceled the dj. They cancelled the venue. They cancelled on all the guests who hadn’t yet cancelled on them. In deference to social distancing rules, the Canadian couple got married in Josh’s parents’ living room in front of family and one friend, surrounded by white roses, Insider reports. Then, taking what they thought would be a short ride in their pre-paid limo (to be fair, limos literally create a lot of social distance,) they saw it—separated by their cars, their neighbors had formed a parade to celebrate the new couple. Friends and well-wishers waved pom-poms and held signs with messages like “Nothing stops love.”

The couples who gave their weddings away

A couple in Yorkshire, England fed their 400-person wedding feast of “hog-roasted sandwiches” and puddings to the hardworking staff of a local hospital. A couple in Miami, Florida donated their wedding meal, which they had planned to feed to 170 guests, to a local foodbank. A couple in Austin, Texas donated their flowers to the senior living center nearby, where the bride’s grandmother and all other residents are in lockdown. A couple in Mississippi did the same. And one in Alabama. And one in South Carolina. And in Arizona.

No one dreams of getting married in a pandemic but it is nice to know that there are still creative solutions, and generosity, and lots and lots of flowers.

Jenny Singer is a staff writer for Glamour. You can follow her on Twitter.

Ralph Lauren Just Donated $10 Million to Fight the Coronavirus

On March 27, the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation announced that the company will donate $10 million to aid coronavirus relief—split between the Emergency Assistance Foundation, the World Health Organization’s COVID- 19 Solidarity Response Fund, and other organizations

Furthermore, the brand says it will provide financial assistance to its employees “facing special circumstances, like medical, eldercare, or childcare needs.” The company previously announced that select Ralph Lauren stores are closing temporarily but assured workers that they will still be paid. Ralph Lauren also plans to utilize its “U.S. manufacturing partners” to produce medical-grade protective materials, including 25,000 isolation gowns and 250,000 masks.

“Now more than ever, in this time of need, supporting each other has become our mission. Together we move forward with patience and optimism in the face of uncertainty,” Ralph Lauren’s full statement on this issue reads. “Our hearts and thoughts are with the global community. Our hope is to be a beacon of optimism and unity as we navigate this unprecedented time. It is in the spirit of togetherness that we will rise.”

Included in the $10 million relief effort will be an inaugural gift to the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Vogue Fashion Fund to help support the American fashion community.

Ralph Lauren, of course, is not the only fashion brand committed to helping those in need during the coronavirus outbreak. Brandon Maxwell, Prada, and a continually-growing list of fashion houses have promised to use their resources to make masks and gowns for hospitals facing shortages. Christian Siriano has already produced 1,000 masks with his team.

Meanwhile, luxury brand companies, like LVMH, are also writing checks and retooling their perfume and cosmetic factories to create more hand sanitizer. We truly love to see it, and hope other major companies (fashion and otherwise) follow suit.

Gen X Is Getting Hit Uniquely Hard By Coronavirus

I’ll admit that, at first, I thought the Reality Bites memes flying around social media during the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak were hilarious. An eye-roll from Ethan Hawke or a shrug from Winona Ryder was the perfect way to encapsulate how Gen X was meeting this moment. “Sit on your couch and stay the fuck at home!” we laughed. “We’ve been doing it our whole lives!”

But as the outbreak grew and then took hold, paralyzing entire cities and communities, I stopped being able to find the humor in it, not just because the virus was terrifying and seemingly everywhere, but because Gen Xers, in the middle of our lives, were now in a particularly precarious position—worrying about our parents, who were both more vulnerable to the virus and seemed slow in grasping its seriousness, and our children, who are too old to be fully bossed around, but still young enough to feel (misguidedly) invincible.

We are a generation (I’m in the middle of it, at 46) best known for our collective slacker reputation, but it dawned on me fast that we would have to shed that persona to get through this.

I’m writing this two weeks into our family quarantine. As I do so, my 15-year-old’s tennis team loudly holds a fitness catch-up on Zoom, and my 13-year-old wanders in to ask if she can make an apple pie. We get into an argument on the preciousness of fresh fruit right now, and she sighs audibly and rolls her eyes and retreats.

I try to refocus on my work—paying assignments are valuable these days—but I notice that my throat feels a little sore, and I spiral into wondering how my family would endure if I’m laid up. I check my temperature (again). It’s normal, and yet I worry, I worry, I worry. My husband comes downstairs singing Phantom of the Opera, a habit you wouldn’t realize is perhaps unbearably annoying until you are trapped inside with someone for weeks on end. I try not to chide him, though. He’s asthmatic, and I find I’m more anxious about his overall health than I am mine. I worry. I worry. I worry. After spending too much time on Twitter last night, I texted him from the living room: I don’t want you running any more errands. I’ll do it. He texted me back: ok but why? The answer, of course, is: I worry.

My parents, in their seventies, live three thousand miles away, and I’ve started calling them daily. Before coronavirus, it was once or twice a week. Sometimes my mom would have to email and text before I picked up the phone. Though it’s gone unspoken now, we all probably know that I’m touching base each evening to ensure that neither of them has gotten sick, to attempt to maintain control over a situation that is entirely out of my control. I grow annoyed when they tell me they took their building’s elevator. (Take the stairs! I shriek) I try to convince them to leave town. (Get out of New York! I implore.) I start treating them the same way I treat my teens—like a group of toddlers I can somehow manage. Part of this is because I worry; part of this is because it would be easier if people listened to me, which no one does.

Like so many Gen Xers, I’ve acquired these emotionally-attuned skills over just a few weeks. They’re clunky and unfamiliar; I’m still not used to sentimentally signing off emails or phone calls, even during a pandemic. Indeed, Gen Xers have meandered through life with sardonic apathy: Everything is cool, ok? Just give us our space, let us chill, it will be handled. We’d come of age as latchkey kids in the backdrop of the Cold War and the AIDS crisis. We’d spent our afternoons playing Space Invaders on our Ataris (no screen-time limits) and kick-the-can until dark before we meandered home and inhaled Chef Boyardee and Twinkies (no nutritional limits). It was no surprise that slacker kids blossomed into slacker adults. We get our shit done, to be clear, but we also don’t have to make a big production about it; we don’t have to emotionally invest too much, you know?

Star Wars Has Finally Explained How Rey Beat Kylo Ren In The Force Awakens

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There are few film franchises quite as beloved as Star Wars, as the galaxy far, far away continues to dominate popular culture. George Lucas’ colorful space opera has been entertaining moviegoers for decades, resulting in generations of hardcore fans. And while every frame is dissected and discussed by the fandom, there are still many lingering questions and fan theories. Luckily for us, one such question has recently be answered. Namely, how did Rey manage to best Kylo Ren in a lightsaber duel during The Force Awakens?