Dems win big, Proposition 8 may pass, cuddle parties, and GPS lingerie.
Okeedokee then, a new party will be sitting in the White House come January 20th. Congratulations to Barack Obama. Also, the Dems also picked up a few seats in the Senate, so change of some kind is inevitable. We're not sure what happened to the House, who can keep up with the Commoners anyway?
It wasn't all good news on the liberal voting front, as of now California's Proposition 8 (banning gay marriage) looks to pass. The LA Times reports that the 'Yes' votes are slightly ahead of the 'No' votes with 92% of the ballots tallied. We're sort of shocked on that one.
Not that shocked that Florida passed a measure defining a marriage as between a man and a woman. The Miami Herald tells us that the measure passed relatively easily despite Florida (and California) going to the liberal party.
While friends tend to have ideological similarities they actually share a few other unfortunate characteristics. According to the Metro, groups of friends tend to either have or not have STDs. Which leads us to believe that everyone is doing it with all of their friends.
Guess who's not doing it? College students. Per the Daily Bedpost, collegians are involved in something called cuddle parties these days. A whole gang of youngsters gets on (non-sexy) pajamas and just cuddle. Apparently it's a blast. This seems like something a Michael Cera character could sink his teeth into. At least it's pretty tough to get HPV by cuddling.
But the rest of don't have such an easy time avoiding HPV. Per Lemon Drop, more and more cases of oral cancer are being reported in people that do not use tobacco products. That leaves sexually transmitted HPV as the source of 25,000 cases of oral cancer domestically per year.
Keep it safe, if not clean and legal. Jezebel mentioned that the Netherlands (the Dutch not the Lost Boys) is supplying cheap condoms to sex workers. We hope that the prophylactics are cheap in price not quality. There's no kind of betrayal like a faulty condom.
If you're an international traveler and go to exotic locales like Amsterdam, you don't have to pay for the sex any more. According to Market Watch the dating site travelingencounters.com is for you. It combines all of the things you hate about online dating with all the things you hate about travel. Kidding, their goal is to only bring the goodness. A European airline set-up in flight dating about a year ago, but these guys have a website, so it's better. We're guessing people are not going to use this for international infidelity at all.
Speaking of dating and travel, evidently there is now lingerie with a built in GPS (Global Positioning System, Luddite). While we have no idea what service this could possibly perform outside of theft protection, Switched thinks it's a modern-day chastity belt. OK then.
Happy dawn of a new era everyone, it is the end of the world as we know it. And I feel aight.