Best Of The Web: Just Friends & Her Number

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Plus virtual girlfriends and performance anxiety!

Well, it's time for Labor Day weekend and this means the ending of white shoes and pants. And we're off…

My pals Em & Lo ( have info on how to determine the gender of a baby during conception. If I'm not mistaken, if the woman is on top it'll be a boy. And, while we're at it, Em & Lo (still have a certain someone you are QUITE fond of on their man panel this week discussing the intersection of sex and sports. The First Conception Kit For At-Home Use

While we're discussing what guys think about sexy-time, College Candy kicks it to their resident dude with a serious quandary: what happens when my dude gets performance anxiety? Some guys can't go if someone else is watching. Is there a way to mix Viagra with Klonopin? 

And the very odd has a first-person essay that you will NOT want to see. A man walks the reader through his attempt to enlarge his penis through penis enlargement pills. Tumescence all the way around.

And more embarrassment for men… Betty Confidential has more weird news from the isle of Japan. Sometimes, it seems, real men need to take their virtual girlfriends on real vacations. Two tickets for the funny farm, good sir, nyuk nyuk nyuk. What Is Virtual Sex? (And Is It Cheating?)

Finally, something for the ladies. According to Asylum, someone has developed a vibrator for the Wii video game console. Is it sexist that I'm a little grossed out by the prospect of a motorized Fleshlight for the Wii?

Now onto something completely different, Huffington Post has one Dr. Judith Rich explain how to love a curmudgeon. Um, here's MY questions: how do you NOT love a curmudgeon? They're the best!

Speaking of curmudgeons, The Plunge has tips on what to do if your parents insist you wait longer to get married. Promising you'll be really good and clean room without being asked for three whole weeks isn't a bad place to start. Dealing With A Monster-In-Law

My friend Simone Grant (she's a peach) has more news for the dudes: seven seriously good tips on how to pick a good online dating profile picture. I'm not trying to be uptight but I suggest against wearing a shirt that looks like the torso of a cartoon character in a bikini. 6 Tips For A Perfect Online Dating Photo

More tips for dude! has seven ways a guy can inadvertently deep-six (ruin) a nascent relationship. Also, on the for-real, don't compare new people to an ex, even when favorable. That's a can of worms full of worms. 3 Steps to Maintaining a New Relationship

Over at Lemondrop, another thing that may sabotage a new relationship: HER NUMBER. The gals of LD discuss what a good number or even an average number is for a gal to have. I would say the REAL NUMBER is the people that you've gone raw dog (sans condom) with. Sexual History: What Your Number Says About You

And, speaking of adding to your number, The Frisky has fifteen signs that you're more than just friends. I believe that friends listen to "Endless Love" in the dark, wearing just underwear, after splitting a bottle of wine.

Have a great Labor Day and pack up those culottes and flippy floppies.