As the first week of summer is nearing an end, and Fourth of July is around the corner, I couldn't resist sharing my favorite summer love songs of the season.
The Double Standard.Why dont we call guys sluts too?Lets do a simple Math problem shall we. 1(GUY) fucks 10 girls = STUD 1(GIRL) fucks 10 guys = SLUT? Something is not adding up here... Guys who get a lot of sex are celebrated, and women who get a lot of sex are disgraced; WTF?!It seems that while moms and dads all across the world gave their little boys and girls the Birds and Bees SEX talk; not everyone got the same info. Little boys were being encouraged to go out and get as much sex as we possibly could and that this was a testimate of our manhood, while little girls were being told to wait and save themselves for that one special day, and that their ability to wait was the testimate of being a lady. Sound familiar? Call me crazy, but it seems like someone is getting set up to fail. It takes two to tango, and at the end of the night someone comes out a stud and the other comes out a slut. But didn't both people agree to have sex and didn't both people also enjoy
Lady Gaga is no stranger to controversy, and she's currently gleefully courting it with the video for her latest single, "Alejandro." We see Gaga dancing and writhing around, while we're bombarded with controversial images: scantily clad, goose-stepping men, rosary bead munching, and lots of simulated sex—including the aforementioned scantily clad soldiers having their way with a nun. Is it rape? Is it consensual? It's hard to tell. Either way, it's going to offend a lot of people.
Congratulations! The upbeat, All-American-esque cutie you met last week has asked you out on date. You're pretty darn happy for yourself, but let's face it, you're also dying on the inside of nervousness. Never fear — luck is on your side, as are we. Follow our six tips for first date preparation and tell us how your night turned out:
Jesse James must love Erykah Badu right about now, and not just because she's a tattooed woman who likes to take her clothes off. But it's because of Erykah's recent stunt in the buff that she's currently hogging the media spotlight, giving Jesse a small respite. In the video for her new single, "Window Seat," Erykah walks through downtown Dallas, shedding her clothes as she goes, and then falls to the ground when a shot rings out, "killing" her right next to the spot where John F. Kennedy was shot in 1963.
When American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox performed Janis Joplin's "Me And Bobby McGee" last week, it got everyone thinking about who the real Bobby McGee was. The tune, written by Janis' former lover Kris Kristofferson, might have actually been inspired by Janis herself. Some songwriters are much more forthcoming about the muses behind their compositions. Here now is a list of love songs and the famous ladies who inspired them.
We were appalled to read that researchers are blaming Facebook, of all things, for increased syphilis outbreaks in the U.K. Last year, Durham, Sunderland, and Teesside, the regions where Facebook is most popular, reported four times more than the usual number of syphilis cases. In an interview with The Telegraph, Professor Peter Kelly, director of public health in Teesside, speculated that social networking websites have made it easier for people to meet strangers for casual sex.
Pop music is generally known for glorifying love and romance, although at some of its proudest moments it's actually smashing them to pieces. If you're sick of hearing about the wonders of romance, if you believe that love only leads to pain, if you wish that Congress would enact legislation against Valentine's Day, this is the playlist for you. Here are ten songs celebrating letting go of losers and leaving love to the fairy tales.
There is any number of horrifying things on my laptop one could discover, not the least of which is a playlist on my iTunes called "Chill Out." But here's my confession: It's not actually for chilling out. It's for making out. While trying not to humiliate myself further, I thought I would share some of the music I consider appropriate for an intimate night in. Music taste is highly personal, and I don't expect these will work for everyone, but you might find something here that gets your blood running just the right way.
If you were a bridesmaid—or even just a wedding guest—in 2009, you know that some of the year's hottest knot-tying trends were truly trying. Personally, if we never see another multi-tiered-cupcake cake, bride-and-groom karaoke number or cutesy custom cocktail (the Matt-'n-Tina-tini, anyone?), we could die alone and happy. But just when you thought it was safe to go back to the chapel, here's a forecast of some of the most annoying things you'll most likely be asked to embrace at weddings in 2010.
If there's one thing that redeems the whole terrible process of breaking up with someone, it's the potentially fun recovery period afterward. Don't get us wrong: Breakups are a sad, sorry business, and even the cleanest ones entail some kind of annoying consequence or follow-up, like adjusting to an empty bed or having to return that awesome space heater he left at your apartment. The key to making the most of your breakup is engaging in life-affirming activities: little things that will empower you start over and set out into the great unknown (singlehood - eek!) with courage and resilience. Resist binge-drinking, rebound guys or ex sex, and consider these fun post-breakup activities instead:
How was your 2009? Did you get married? Fall in love? Or perhaps your relationship ended this year. No matter what happens in your love life, YourTango wants to be there with you. We've put together some lists that we hope will be useful, comforting, though-provoking and fun. Included in our 2009 round-ups are songs for the broken-hearted, songs for lovers, songs for the proud-and-single; books about chicks and books about d---s, er, men who cause us pain; sex scandals and sexy celebrities; and love on both the big and small screens.
No matter what stage you're break-up is in, a good song helps. Whether you're swollen from crying or red with rage, it's comforting to know that someone else has felt the same anger, regret and pain that you're feeling. Here are some of 2009's best songs for drowning (out) your sorrows.
You know those songs that come on the radio when you're with your girlfriends and you just let loose and sing along to it? They're songs that you may be embarrassed to love, but darn it, they make you feel good. In the spirit of strong, unattached ladies everywhere, here are 2009's top 10 single-but-ready-to-jingle tunes. Come on, we know you like 'em too…