Sex and politics? Although the combination may sound strange, the two controversial subjects met yesterday at the New York Museum of Sex. The third presidential debate aired last night on every news network and also on screens inside the New York Museum of Sex. Google News reports that, "The session of naked politics took place in a hall where dozens of TV screens only minutes earlier had been filled with quite a different kind of nudity."
With a name like "SeXXXercise," it was sure to raise some eyebrows. And now dance school owner Stephanie Babines has more free publicity than she ever could have hoped for: Babines filed a lawsuit against officials in Butler County, PA, for refusing to let her operate a dance studio featuring pole-dancing classes. The SeXXXercise classes, part of the so-popular-right-now pole dancing trend, would be women-only with no spectators aloud.
Politics is causing strife in the relationships of Ohio State college students. The Lantern. The redheads aren't having relationship troubles though, because thy just want to have sex. OkCupid polled 10,000 college students and found some important statistics: redheads are more likely to be confident in bed and want a threesome than blondes or brunettes. (Although our Managing Editor swears she's never seen a redhead on the Girls Gone Wild commercials.) MaketWatch. Are arranged marraiges making a comeback? One author argues that love marriages are overrated. Times Online.Asian-Americans in California oppose gay marriage. Random? SFGate.
Prostitutes with middle-of the road prices seem to be practically recession-free in a bad economy. While the more expensive hookers may feel the pangs of a faltering Wall Street, the more reasonable ones are enjoying a stable and steady job as prostitutes.
Do you believe you have a soul mate? There are lots of ideas out there about the person you marry: he should be the one, your true love, your soul mate. Unfortunately, life doesn't usually work out that way. It's romantic and beautiful to believe that there's someone out there who is meant for you, who is your other half, who fits you perfectly, but putting too much faith in those notions can lead to trouble.
Nine soul mate myths that will screw up your life. Ask Dan and Jennifer. How to talk to your kids about sex. Dr. Petra Boynton. A NY-based talk show wants open-minded men to set up on a date. Reality Wanted. One open-minded woman encouraged her husband to get a "happy ending" massage. When he finally did, in Asia, he called his wife to tell her about the full service and they "laughed for 60 seconds straight." Momlogic. Seventy percent of British women in a study report relationship happiness as one of the strongest influences in weight gain or loss. Daily Mail. If your man is overly grumpy but reluctant to deal with his symptoms, he might have Irritable Male Syndrome. Have him take the IMS quiz to find out what's really eating at him. The Irritable Male.
Beyoncé's new single, "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," features lyrics imploring men to "put a ring on it" but "Don’t treat me like things of this world/I’m not that kind of girl." Well, color me confused. Which is it?
Pick-up artistry is the idea that there's a certain set of actions that, when used, will make women swoon, give you their phone number and go home with you. The idea entered pop culture in 2005 with the book The Game, and reached its nadir in "The Pick-Up Artist," the Vh1 show where Mystery, a pick-up artist, showed regular guys how to land dates. To me, pick-up artistry has two sides. It's good if it teaches socially awkward guys skills to interact with people and if it instills confidence in guys who are afraid they have no game. But the word "game" is part of the problem. When guys start to think about getting girls as prizes for winning the competition the idea goes too far. In fact these techniques actually hurt men, because they pretend to teach confidence but really they're teaching false security. Men aren't learning how to connect with women, they're learning how to trick women into thinking they're genuine, which may feel better at the club or bar, but is actually worse in the long run.
Levi Johnston, a.k.a. Mr. Bristol Palin, finally opened up to the Associated Press about all the things you were dying to know about this self-proclaimed "f---ing redneck." The most surprising claim of Johnston's is that he and Bristol intended to marry all along. This ain't no shotgun wedding!
Money matters are stressing out Australian couples. In a new survey 40% of couples said financial pressure put a great strain on their relationships, up from 18% in 2006.The Sydney Morning Herald. Those financially troubled Aussies better not travel to Britain, where government is considering a ban on free drinks for women. Single? You'll have to buy your own cocktails or smile pretty at the guy across the bar and hope he gets the hint. (We recommend the former.) BBC. If you're secretly schtupping your boss, get ready to show some in-office appreciation: Thursday is Boss's Day. StreetInsider.com.