Although we don't know her actual name because she chooses to remain anonymous, we do know all about her bad-girl behavior. The Ethical Slut is this weeks blogger crush. This blogger resides in NYC and, although her blog was originally created to talk openly and freely about her slutty one night stands and S&M action with different partners, she is now happily engaged to a fella she refers to as "Mr. M." (short for Mr. Monogamous.) The 'Slut (as she likes to call herself) is still surprised that she has settled down, but admits to being very happy in her relationship.
While most of the teacher student sex stories revolve around heterosexual couples, a 28-year-old female teacher in Australia was found guilty today of having sex with her 14-year-old female student. The sex affair took place back in 2003, when Amanda Louise Thompson was a brand new, married high school teacher in Brisbane, Australia. While after the sex, the student's grades improved and eating disorder problems diminished, the teacher faces a possible sentence of life imprisonment.
TIME magazine recently included Canada, Iceland and South Korea on a list of the best places to travel in a recession, thanks to a stronger dollar. Heading to Canada would cut down on airline costs, and all three locations offer beautiful landscapes and memorable characeristics that a beach honeymoon in the Caribbean wouldn't. Plus, there's less risk of hurricanes.
Last night Love Buzz was searching through Craigslist personals. Not seeing any headlines asking for a blogger obsessed with relationships and the internet we turned our attention to other interesting posts. Below, a few favorites, and, as YourTango has perfected the art of translating online dating profiles, our interpertations. (Warning: some of them are long.)
Craiglist.org is helping to weed out prostitution from its "erotic services," working with state attorney generals around the country to purge the illicit activity. (Uh oh! We thought that being a lady of the night was a recession-free gig!)
Craigslist to cut down on the prostitution, Eliot Spitzer off the hook (so to speak), San Fransisco's Proposition K fails, Sweden to allow gay church weddings, tips for making a porn, the oddest TV couples, adoption in Arkansas, racist babies, romantic winter vacations, dreaming of infidelity, and the runaway costs for bridesmaids.
A team of researchers at the University of Colorado took bacteria samples from 102 hands, and found a combined number of 4, 737 unique strands of bacteria. Women had more than men, which may mean hand holding is a risky, bacteria laden event for all the gentleman out there.
Essence.com asked its readers to write advice to their younger selves, as if they were stepping back in time to give themselves a good, hard, loving shake. The comments shared are both poignant and revealing, much like Pepper Schwarz's "5 Things I Wish I Knew About Sex at 30." Here's a handful of 10 favorite bits of love-tested wisdom:
Yesterday Salon's advice columnist answered a question from a woman in her mid-twenties who was wondering if she should marry her boyfriend of three years or break up with him because she thinks he might not be the right person for her. He's a "great guy," and they love each other but she's worried that differences in sex preferences, emotional needs and personality might mean they're not right for each other. "Marriage feels somewhat imminent, but looking at it right now, I don't think I would say yes… I look at my parents, who embody passionate, romantic love…it's hard not to want that. I'm not sure if I'm being unrealistic in my expectations or I'm cheating myself by not moving on. Should I wait it out? I don't want to ruin a good thing, but also don't want to limit my own happiness ... or his."
I have come to pump you up! Will older women finally be able to take a testosterone-laden sex patch, the female equivalent of Viagra? Only in Europe, as the sex patch Intrinsa may not be available in the U.S. for some time, reports the Wall Street Journal. Procter & Gamble has sought approval for the female sex patch since 1999, but regulators are concerned that the increased amount of testosterone could up an older woman's cancer risk.