Man, I should’ve been a stripper. Diablo Cody, the Oscar-winning Juno screenwriter, popped into the news the other day after having given birth to a healthy baby boy. Along with attaining gobs of wealth, publishing success and Hollywood kudos, the former stripper is also happily married now with child. No longer are sex workers the downtrodden, drug-addled outcasts of yore, at least not the ones who can string a sentence together. Memoirs penned by former pole dancers and call girls flow through the publishing landscape like dollar bills at a Vegas strip joint. Since Xaviera Hollander’s Happy Hooker in the ‘70s, it seems everyone from Harvard post-docs to failed Hollywood starlets have slept their way onto the bestseller list, having picked the locks on their sex industry diaries for all the world to see. Years back, a woman named Jessica Cutler hit pay dirt with a fictionalized account of her years Monica Lewinsky-ing her way through
A new study reveals teens who pledge to abstain from premarital sex actually lose their virginity around the same time as teens who did not vow to remain virgins. The study released today is consistent with previous studies that have shown teens who pledge their virginity are less likely to use protection than their non-pledging counterparts.
Are you watching a ton of TV? Are you missing out on things like sex? If you're a grown-up there may be correlation between your sex life and the amount of time you spend with the boob tube. The good news is that you can change and you'll be much happier for it. Somehow teens can both watch racy TV and have plenty of sex. Not that we should let irresponsible teen pregnancy be a guide but they could be onto something.
From "Stranger Than Fiction" to Enchanted", one man lists the best movies to watch on a date. Not only will these movies appeal to both guys and girls but they are also completely make-out friendly. This list mixes both new and classic movie titles, fun favorites, thrillers and romantic comedies.
We're not sure if you heard this store yet, but it looks like Gloucester, Massachusetts is the worst place for preventing your teenager from experimenting with pregnancy. Sure, all the kids are doing it, but you know, Brooklyn Bridge and all that. Some people blame Juno, but we think that something else is going on with these 17 pregnant girls.
This year’s Oscar-nominated films are ripe with romance. In anticipation for Sunday’s big show, let’s review relationship advice gleaned from a few of the contenders: 1. Don’t let your husband steal drug money. Of course without this event, there’d be no Best Picture-nominated No Country for Old Men. Still, I certainly wouldn’t want Best Supporting Actor nominee Javier Bardem’s creepy character, Chigurh, trailing me or my kin. 2. Speak your mind. This one’s thank to Juno and the unfiltered honesty that flows from the title character’s adolescent tongue (played by Best Actress nominee Ellen Page). What better way to fend off an older, married man’s advances than to insult his Sonic Youth obsession?
While “Juno” lost out to “Sweeney Todd” for the Best Musical or Comedy Golden Globe at last night’s ceremony…er, press conference, the comic tale of a 16 year old who becomes pregnant has had America talking not only about the film’s wit but its unintentional pro-life undertone. The New York Times ran an opinion piece yesterday exploring Juno’s “fairy tale” message of an unwanted pregnancy with a happy, carefree ending vs. the reality of what this means, physically and psychologically, for women, specifically teenagers.