VH1 Tough Love 2 Recap – Episode 10 – Use Protection


This week’s Very Important Message from Steve:


Geez, dad!

This week on the second-to-last VH1 Tough Love 2, Steve sent the ladies on weekend getaways with their current connections. But first he had The Talk with Angel. Be safe! But Steve didn’t have to worry, there was plenty of protection to go around this episode. Here are some other birth control methods employed this week:

Method #2: Wearing a full body condom

Rocky’s transformation remains the most heartwarming. She’s learned to meld her wild side with her fiercely maternal side. After a hot day of boating around with her date Jason, she slips away to “put on something a little more comfortable” and comes out in this adorable onesie. She wants to take it slow with him and just cuddle in their hotel room. Least sexual piece of clothing since the Snuggie? Discuss.

Method #3: Revealing your previous marriage


Liz, the girl nicknamed Ms. Wedding Belle, ended up with a formerly married man. At least Liz knows he’s the marrying type? But his explanation for why he never brought it up before didn’t them any closer to marital relations either.



This guy would be sleeping on the couch, if the RV had a couch.

Method #4: Being a word nerd


After begging Jenna to let go of her past crushes, Steve hooked her up with another old college crush. Mixed message! During their date, Jenna’s college crush says gender “is just a social construction.” Mixed identity! If her date, Turner, were out with any of the other women, he’d be out the door. Fortunately Jenna loved that he “uses big words and knows what they mean!” So take this out of the “birth control” column and put it under “aphrodisiac” for her.


Method #5: Putting up walls


Last week Quincy told Tina he wasn’t “the marrying type.” Tina decided to give him one more chance during their weekend getaway. Unfortunately he’s not only “not the marrying type,” but he also doesn’t want to fall in love. Tina cried a little bit. And they probably spent the night in separate rooms.

Oh, as for Angel and Adam? They had the bed rocking all night long.


Some other things to note from this week:

- Taylor’s idea of commitment.

toughlove210vh100023Steve told Taylor she needed to show Willie that she was serious about their relationship, but she used her trip to show her commitment to Steve.

- Sally and Kenisha became less protective.


toughlove210vh100018Two women who couldn’t be more different actually have the same issue: they’re afraid to be themselves. Kenisha hid behind her alias “London Dupri.” Sally simply melted into the wallpaper. But that’s in the past now (and just in time! Second-to-last week!). “You are truly the first person I feel I can be just myself with. Because I’ve been so scared to be myself,” Sally said, tearfully. Awww.

- This week’s liberal use of traditional aphrodisiacs.


Picturesque sunsets, evening cruises, firelight, champagne, chocolate strawberries, red roses: the ladies’ first overnight trips away from the house seemed custom-made for romance. As if Steve didn’t make it clear enough during group, this was really their last chance at forming a connection with their men. Or at least seal the deal.

– Jessica Suarez

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  1. Bnice says:

    I think Steve did a good great thing. Its so important to speak of this. Nice Job!!!!

  2. evelyn says:

    I’m so happy for all these girls, this week episode was so cute =] btw can anyone tell me what the name of the song that plays in the background when liz and dave are making out on the beach…pleasee && thankyouu

  3. ToughLoveRehab says:

    Loved this week’s episode! While I was initially disgusted at the thought of both Rocky and Taylor being on the show, I am now only disgusted with Taylor. Speaking of which — a note on Rocky’s onesie — you can buy it at Target in the KIDS SECTION! I actually almost bought that exact one but settled on bright pink with girly pop-punk symbols instead. They also have adult-sized ones in the women’s section that aren’t nearly as cute, but a large or XL kid’s should fit most adult women.

  4. amanda-leigh says:

    i love the full body condom!!!! i have 1 of those!! lol

  5. Erica says:

    Lord, this show sucks. These woman are AGGRAVATING. Do something and be done already. Pathetic

  6. Cara-Shay says:

    I love what you have done with these girls…I am only 21 myself and looking for that special someone. Every week I learn something new and I experiment with the guy i like. And you know what,,,it works. (except for the part that I don’t know exactly how to express my feelings, because I am afraid of rejection) Thanks Steve for putting this information out there. As for the full body condom, I have a ducky one. LOL. Keep up the awesome work, because whether you know it or not, your helping more than the nine girls at bootcamp, they are the voice for all of us out in TV land.

  7. heyerica says:

    if u think the girls and the show don’t do anything for you why do u watch it…?and what is it that you want them to do…for 1 thing to many girls to little time and you know it’s not that easy to help all of these girls fix all that has been going on for 25+yrs. of their lives in10 wks..i never could understand why people watch these kind of shows and make such comments like the one you just made…the button was made to chg.

  8. Brandon says:

    Steve just one question. When are you going to have a show for us guys. and would you consider me, if you choose to have one for us guys. Thanks Brandon.

  9. Mary says:

    To bad he doesn’t practice safe sex himself. He wouldn’t have herpes if he did. Beware of him ladies.