For it's latest issue, Newsweek writer Lisa Miller, author of the article "Our Mutual Joy," defends gay marriage by laughing out loud at the notion of the Bible having anything to do with the sanctity of marriage. In fact, denying the rights of same sex couples to get married, she thinks, is downright non-Christian. Jesus Christ wouldn't deny them marriage as he's the crusader of protecting outcasts and promoting genuine love, she says. Anyway, the men in the Bible were rarely faithful and even had it's own gay couple, King David and Jonathan.
Laura Corn, seduction expert extraordinaire and New York Times bestselling author, offers 52 orchestrated sex-narios in her new book, Passport to Pleasure. The book brings bedroom traditions from around the globe together for a mere $30—slightly less than what a 'round the world trip costs these days. Corn's collection of seductions lets you play out a Belgian panty hose fantasy without having to worry about getting hotel bed bugs. Celebrate Carnaval Brazil-style with your man, plenty of lube and, if all goes as planned, multiple orgasms in honor of Esperantina, Brazil, where a councilman proposed Orgasm Day be instituted.
According to Lisa Germinsky, pubic hairstyles are influenced by the economy. Waxing, especially Brazilian waxing, can cost a lot of money. In today's difficult economic climate some women are opting to keep a fuller bush.
In the shower! In a hot tub! With a vibrator! During a sex dream! Masturbation: ladies are doing it! Jezebel blogged about a UK study of 1,000 women ages 18 to 30 which found a whopping 92% masturbate! Two-thirds of women in the Gossard Big M survey touched themselves three times a week and women living in London self-pleasured four times a week. According to past surveys, 74% masturbated in 1974 and 62% did in 1953. (1953? Really?) Of course, the study took place across the pond, so we can't be totally sure women here are just as frisky. We'd guess that with the shame surrounding the female body and female pleasure, less American women masturbate.
Pinup model and early fetish icon Bettie Page passed away on Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 85. It's possible that you are not familiar with her name, but chances are you are familiar with her image. She's the model for every pinup tattoo you've seen on LA Ink and her image can be found on everything from refrigerator magnets to guitars. Hard to believe that such a nostalgic image was ever considered scandalous, but it's true.
Us romantics subscribe to the notion that, lingerie is a window into a woman's soul. It shows how she feels about herself and how she wants to express herself to her lover. And while communication is essential for any relationship, nowhere does a lover risk potential miscommunication in gift-giving than in the purchase of lingerie! We've all dated someone too bashful to step inside a Victoria's Secret. That's a recipe for under-the-mistletoe rejection! Fortunately, over in England, a shop called John Lewis thoughtfully created a"lingerie academy" for men, complete with leather couches, Wii and free beer, to take the terror out of T&A gift-giving. What are these daring men learning? We scoured the observations of the Times of London's brave reporter and here's the top tips for buying lingerie.
Two fairytale love stories are wooing theatergoers this season. If you have but $12.50 (as ludicrous New York City rates go) to spend, skip Twilight, the teen vampire tale, and see Slumdog Millionaire instead. The Golden Globe Best Picture nominated film is about two destitute Indian orphans from Mumbai whose fates take them on two different, equally harrowing paths before reuniting, in part, thanks to the television game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? While the chemistry between Twilight's main characters Bella and Edward has been praised, the box office hit failed to do what the book series did: use an original take on an old love story about destiny and soulmates to make even jaded hearts swoon.
Romance ruled at this morning's announcement of the 2009 Golden Globe awards. Hollywood always turns inward when award seasons roles around, but this year we've been treated to some truly moving portrayals of relationships starting, working, and ending. Whether you're looking for love, overcoming heartache, or just stuck in the everyday routine of a relationship, 2008 was the year where entertainment reflected the hopes and heartbreaks of love. Here are some of the notable nominees for the 2009 Golden Globe awards.
A recent study conducted by researchers at The Kinsey Institute in Indiana, suggest women report the lowest rates of sexual enjoyment from condoms. Ironically, women who used condoms and hormonal birth control reported the highest rates of emotional sexual fulfillment, even higher than those who don't use condoms at all. Regardless, the results from the study have led researchers to wonder if women are forgoing condom use due to lack of sexual enjoyment, which in the past has typically been a male complaint.
What injury can you receive from a kiss? Apparently kissing can make you go deaf, and one Chinese woman recently suffered just this fate. This got us wondering: what other injuries do people suffer in the name of love? Apparently a lot! Aside from the normal bruises and scrapes (and, of course, STIs), people suffer all sorts of funny sex injuries.