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There's something every human can do to make sure consent is happening in all their sexy times.

Because so many of us misunderstand what consent is exactly, let me explain the concepts of the video above — which was inspired by an excellent post by Tumblr user RockstarDinosaurPiratePrincess — by using Kermit and a cup of tea.



Bear with me. And Kermit.

Let's say you invite a friend over to your home, and you offer them a cup of tea. If they wanted it, they would say:

But if they said "no," you wouldn't make them tea.


You don't have to be rude about it, Kermit.

And — this is the important part — if they said no to tea, would you brew it and try to make them drink it anyway?

Of course you wouldn't. It's the same with sex.

So remember this if you remember anything: Whether it's tea or sex, consent is everything.

Now, feel free to go brew yourself a cup of tea, too. If you want.

Co-sleeping isn't for everyone.

The marital bed is a symbol of the intimacy shared between people who’ve decided to be together 'til death they do part. When couples sleep together it’s an expression of their closeness and how they care for one another when they are most vulnerable.

However, for some couples, the marital bed can be a warzone. Throughout the night couples can endure snoring, sleep apnea, the ongoing battle for sheets or circadian rhythms that never seem to sync. If one person likes to fall asleep with the TV on while the other reads a book, it can be impossible to come to an agreement on a good-night routine.

Last week on TODAY, host Carson Daly reminded viewers that he and his wife Siri, a TODAY Food contributor, had a sleep divorce while she was pregnant with their fourth child.

“I was served my sleep-divorce papers a few years ago,” he explained on TODAY. “It’s the best thing that ever happened to us. We both, admittedly, slept better apart.”

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