The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Wednesday that it had approved the first-ever generic form of the emergency contraceptive pill known as Plan B (levonorgestrel), manufactured by Watson Laboratories, Inc. At the current time, however, the generic version of Plan B will be made available only to young women ages 17 and younger and will require a doctor's prescription.
Frankly, I was surprised some commenters even went there with the word "selfish." After all, isn't one of the upshots of feminism supposed to be that women have more choices than ever before and each of us is free to do what makes us happy? Let me be clear: I respect whatever other women choose to do because I'd want them to respect what I choose to do. Kids, no kids, puppies, iguanas, I don't care what your choice is. But I do care about the kind of judgments us women make against one another.
Lemondrop asked a love and relationship psychologist if there's a deeper meaning to what pornography a guy chooses to masturbate to. The answer was that pornography does reveal certain personality traits.
Love Bytes: three must-click sex, love and relationship links. How not to pay, what bikini waxes reveal, and talking about money.
On Monday The New York Times' "The New Old Age" blog published a piece called "6 Reasons To Grow Old," based on advice from Joshua O. Haberman, a 90-year-old rabbi. Sure, your skin may sag, your hands may shake, but growing old comes with great benefits—especially if you have someone to share your time with. Based on their post and on Haberman's observations, we've come up with six reasons it's great to grow old—together.
According to Yahoo! Sports, Jarret Stoll, professional hockey player with the Los Angeles Kings, decided that the best way to call off his impending wedding with Rachel Hunter (model, occasional actress, Stacy's mom) was via an email blast. That's right. A mass email to all the wedding guests. Less than two months before the wedding was scheduled to take place. Without bothering to tell her in advance. And yet, we know Stoll is not alone. Many, many people who aren't even athletes call off relationships in much dumber, more cowardly ways than this everyday. Below are just a few examples.
A man laid off from his consulting gig at a young 25. A 39-year-old photographer who nearly ends his relationship with a woman he met on eHarmony. An IT consultant who considered full-on halting his search for a partner when he lost his job in January. These are the feelings of men wading through the current waves of unemployment, reports an article in the New Tribune Illinois.
Brides are renting wedding gowns, long-range weather predictions are helping avoid foul weather weddings, people are marrying in outer space, and Pennsylvania is saying no to cave wedding receptions.
Love Bytes: Three must-click sex, love and relationship links. What Dads teach us, prostitutes, and what sighs say.
Michelle Pfeiffer plays a cougar from another era in this delightful film. Although Cheri, like its title character, does not reach the depth it strives for, it nonetheless is an enjoyable picture—for those who like the period piece genre.