The Advocate's August issue is running a fun sidebar on artsy condoms that will hopefully help bring sexy back to protected sex (you've read recent STD statistics, right?). The condom wrapper, perhaps sick of being tossed heartlessly aside while its contents get all the attention, has found its voice. As The Advocate points out, it could produce some interesting chemistry were a die-hard Republican to meet an Obama-adorned condom carrier. Sending condoms with Bush's likeness to the head of his abstinence program could cause a chuckle, if those people do that type of thing. Chuckling, that is.
Women who receive new hymens via surgery are able to marry without fear of violence or humiliation. But is that a good thing?
Looking to spice things up? The myriad love-enhancing products out there offer a little something for everyone. But what about the eco-minded? Or anyone with skin sensitivities or allergies? Enter Good Clean Love, a collection of organic lubricants, oils, butters, and other accessories that "make love sustainable." Love the tag line, adore the scents even more: lemon/vanilla, peppermint, cinnamon/vanilla, lavender/rose.
Greek police arrested nine women and twelve men on the Greek island of Zakynthos after participating in an oral sex competition. What such a competition entails, we're not sure. But we're wondering if it's all the rage on Greek party islands (the beaches! the sun! the hot Greek men!) or if this is a one-off.
According to the Washington Post, couples in long-distance relationships face higher travel costs due to rising fuel prices. This means fewer visits, maintaining travel budgets, and creative planning.
According to AFP, Jeff Dotts and Erin Albers of Nashville, Tennessee, were one of four couples (and the only Americans) who brought home the bacon this weekend literally. A bizarre ritual, dating back to the 12th century, in which the couple who can prove to a mock-court that they have the happiest marriage took place in England over the weekend. The prize? A flitch, or a half a pig.
The Los Angeles Times reports today on a 10-year-old girl from Yemen who successfully divorced her husband, a man in his mid-30s, after suffering physical and sexual abuse. The girl's father, fearing death if he dishonored his family by asking for a divorce, refused to intervene on his daughter's behalf. The groom had apparently promised not to touch the girl, Nujood Ali, until she reached puberty.
"That's What He Said," takes to the street to find out what men think about domestic duties. How do you split up the chores around the house? Is it 50/50?
John McCain press corps got silence instead of 'straight talk' when asked by a reporter what he would do about the fact that some health insurance plans cover Viagra but not birth control. Watch his awkward answer regarding b.s. double standards after eight seconds of squirming!
Building a social network online, for dating purposes or otherwise, just got a lot more fun. Youniverse.com profiles your dating, love, mind, party and personality types--to name a few--based on the images you select to correspond to prompts such as "I find this the funniest..." or "To me, sexy is..." At the end of the quiz, your profile is revealed, along with how your image choices correspond to all other Youniverse participants.