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what a guys sees when you're naked

What A Man Sees When You're Naked

Women in a state of undress tend to think about their "wobbly bits" as Bridget Jones called them. This probably includes one or more of the "trouble area trifecta" spots: stomach, thighs or butt. Men, on the other hand, skip the wobbles and let their gazes go almost immediately to their favorite parts, whether a woman's clothed or naked. Truth Merchants' "Ask A Guy" contributor tells us if a man's into the booty, he'll probably start checking out a woman at her feet and work his way up. If the chest's more his thing, he might look you in the eyes before focusing on the breasts.

Heather Has Two Mommies, But Not in Wasilla, AK

Heather Has Two Mommies, But Not in Wasilla, AK

The Wasilla Public Library in Alaska is refusing to shelve two books about homosexual relationships for children, Heather Has Two Mommies and Daddy's Roommate. But it's certainly not because the characters in the books are gay, of course. Oh, no -- the town's library director, K.J. Martin-Albright, says the books are “poorly constructed, lacked engaging illustrations and seemed to lack the ability to engage young readers...Anything on the library has to earn its real estate." Riiiight.

You've Got Mail! (and maybe an STD)

You've Got Mail! (and maybe an STD)

If you test positive for an STD, InSPOT.org aims to make it easier to tell past sexual partners with STD e-cards. Users are given the option of eight STD's and six STD e-care templates, including an H.I.V. card. Also included are resource to learn more about STDs and maps to find clinics near you.

A La Carte Memory Loss: New Breakup Rx?

A La Carte Memory Loss: New Breakup Rx?

American and Chinese researchers working together at a neural research facility in Georgia have discovered that flooding the brain of mice with a particular protein vital to learning and memory retention can selectively erase memory. While the mice are in the process of repeating an activity or encountering a toy they've already seen, simultaneously adding a burst of the protein leaves virtually no memory of the instance orobject. All without otherwise harming brain function.

Missed Connections Go Mainstream

Missed Connections Go Mainstream

A missed connection happens when you see someone for a second or two but for some reason—shyness, they're across the subway platform, you're with a hotter friend—you don't approach them. Instead of lamenting the loss you can go online—the web bulletin board Craigslist has popular forums for various cities—post a "missed connection" and hope that your crush will log on, recognize themselves in your description and email you back. A version of these ads has existed on the back page of community alt-weeklies for years, but on the web the lovelorn can reach a much larger audience, increasing the likelihood of success. Online missed connections have been popular with young city-dwellers for years now, so if you're in your 20s or 30s and live in a major metropolitan area you're probably familiar with the phenomenon. But what makes them so alluring?

Domestic Violence: The Video Game

Domestic Violence: The Video Game

Women and video games: when you think of them together, a huge-breasted, hot-bodied Lara Croft-like vixen probably comes to mind. But the United Nation Population Fund seeks to change all that -- at least in one video game -- in a game that will encourage young boys not to use domestic violence (DV) to solve disputes. College students in Vermont teamed up with two media organizations to create the game, which will be targeted towards children in Cape Town, South Africa. According to one senior, who traveled to Africa to interview kids about their views on DV, young boys need education and reinforcement about respecting women and not using violence.

Green Sex Toys?

Green Sex Toys?

If you've recently purchased British chocolate-flavored "willy spread," the English term for edible erotic body paint, beware before you lick.

Red Alert!  Warn Your Man PMS Is Back

Red Alert! Warn Your Man PMS Is Back

PMSBuddy functions as a messenger to the men in your life to say, Warning! Warning! Aunt Flo is back with a vengeance! Stock the freezer with Cherry Garcia, keep the Midol close at hand, and don't even think about touching my boobs because they're friggin' tender.