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Should Sex Educators Teach The Withdrawal Method?

In an upcoming issue of Contraception, Rachel K. Jones of the Guttmacher Institute makes the case that sex educators should start teaching the withdrawal method as a form of birth control. Jones argues that when practiced properly, the withdrawal method is quite effective at preventing pregnancy, and only four percent of those who use it “perfectly” will get pregnant in the next year. The method, like birth control pills, however, has no proven effect when it comes to preventing the transmission of STDs, although researchers are hoping to study that, too.
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First Look: “Not The Cosby Show XXX”

Check out this clip from the “Cosby Show” porn spoof, “Not The Cosby Show XXX.” Don’t worry, it’s safe for work. The guy who plays “Cliff F**kstable” does a dead on impression of Bill Cosby! No word yet on how he performs during the film’s sex scenes, but I hope he wins an AVN Award for his impersonation. Keep reading »

The Invasion Of Pink Board Games

I like pink. Exhibit A: my bubble gum-colored toe nail polish. Exhibit B: my favorite pink mug. But even I am a taken aback by the onslaught of board games lately that have gotten girly, pinkified makeovers. Take, for example, Designer’s Edition Scrabble, which comes in a powder pink box complete with the word F-A-S-H-I-O-N spelled out on the cover. The Toys ‘R’ Us website says it has “style, taste and elegant accessories like a pastel rotating gameboard, pearlescent letter tiles and embroidered fabric pouch. All the fashionable game pieces are designed with a woman in mind, but with the same Scrabble challenge you know and love.” I don’t care if the letters are pearlized. In Scrabble, the only thing I notice is the look on your face when I beat your ass with a killer seven-letter word like X-I-P-H-O-I-D.

Scrabble isn’t the only classic game that’s been pinkified in an attempt to lure in “girly” consumers. Check out the others after the jump. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Michelle Williams And Ryan Gosling Make Out. SWOON!

If I can’t be the Gosling’s GF, Michelle Williams can. Sadly, the two are only filming a scene from their new movie, “Blue Valentine.” [Queens, NY, 5/20/09] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Adam Lambert Loses, But His Outfit Is A Winner

In a major upset, Kris Allen beat out guyliner-wearing Adam Lambert in the “American Idol” finale last night. During his performance with KISS, Adam’s fashion sense stole the show. His jacket featured weird cage-like shoulders that looked positively Lady Gaga-esque. [Los Angeles, 5/20/09] Keep reading »

Skip This Flick: Lars Von Trier’s “Antichrist”

If you’re mid-breakfast, you might want to skip this post. One of the films that debuted at this week’s Cannes Film Festival is “Antichrist,” the latest from director Lars Von Trier. Since the screening yesterday, everyone has been talking about how the movie crosses the line of what’s appropriate for “mainstream” cinema. Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe, the film is about a couple who, while mourning the death of their young son, mutilate each other in vile, graphic, despicable ways.

“Gainsbourg hits Dafoe so hard in the testicles with a plank of wood that he lapses into a coma. He ejaculates blood when she masturbates him. She drills a hole through his leg before tying him to a rock. But the scene that has caused the most disquiet is the close-up of Gainsbourg’s character cutting off her clitoris with a rusty pair of scissors.”

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Quick Pic: Kim Kardashian Has Her Own Love Vandal

The Kardashian sisters’ retail fashion store Dash was vandalized by a lovesick graffiti scrawler. [Los Angeles, 5/20/09] Keep reading »

Rachel Bilson’s Closet Gets Burglarized

Fabulous clothes are as ubiquitous in Hollywood as headbands are on Blair Waldorf’s head. But Rachel Bilson has serious style — a lil’ somethin’ somethin’ above the norm. That’s why we’re bummed to hear that a robber broke into her L.A. home while she was on vacation and swiped a whole bunch of her jewelry and designer clothing, “including a trove of vintage shoes and her Chanel collection.”

Our condolences to Rachel, but how do we say this? This robber is after our own hearts. We would never go as far as breaking and entering, but we’ve definitely lusted after some of her recent drool-worthy outfits, like that teal dress. Here’s what we would have ganked had we been this thief. Keep reading »

Crave: Alessi Kitchen Timer

You’ll never burn your buns again with this kitschy kitchen timer that lets you know when your munchables are cooked to perfection. The sweet pink and red design will jazz up a boring kitchen. [$54, Alessi]
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I Hate You, Ann Curry

I can’t help it. I loathe Ann Curry. I know she’s supposed to be the cute, cuddly – but still serious! – one on “The Today Show,” but homegirl makes me want to punch something. For starters, she’s a gusher. She fawns over her celebrity interview subjects like she’s on the verge of orgasming from inhaling their talented, sexy, beautiful scent. She glows and raves about their various accomplishments – “So philanthropic!” “You’ve done so much for starving children!” “Your 30 second cameo in this film is cinematic genius!” — and never asks tough questions. She giggles like a school girl who’s seen a boy’s pee-pee for the first time. Oh, and that laugh. That laugh makes me stabby. Keep reading »

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