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Ladies, Stop Crying! Your Tears Turn Him Off!

Well, crap. Turning dudes on — I’ve been doing it wrong. Apparently, bawling my eyes out in front of a man isn’t the way to get his d**k hard. This revelatory information is brought to you by a new study which shows a female tears emit signals that actually turn men off. Male participants who sniffed “odorless tears” (do tears usually smell?) from women who cried during a sad movie had lower testosterone levels and were less sexually aroused by or attracted to the opposite sex than male participants who sniffed salt water. The explanation? For starters, when people cry in the presence of another person, they’re seeking comfort, a biological fact that is unique to humans; no other animals cry when they’re in distress. Additionally, the tears shed because of heightened emotion are chemically different than those that spill over when you’re, say, chopping onions. So, basically, “if women are communicating a chemical message that they need comfort, not sex, it seems appropriate that a man’s testosterone level would take a dive.” Possibly more interesting than the ZOMG revelation that men don’t sprout boners when women are sobbing is that researchers also think there could be a connection between emotional tears and lowering aggression. So, like, turning on the waterworks when your man is being an a-hole could make him chill out? Oh wait — tried, tested, knew that already. [ABC News] Keep reading »

Johnny Weir Is Gay, But Isn’t Opposed To Marrying A Woman

“In a sexual way, I’m gay. But I would marry a woman tomorrow if it struck me. I don’t think sex and relationships necessarily have to go together.”

– Johnny Weir talks about his sexuality in his new memoir on what appears to be “Celebrities Talking About Maybe Being Gay Day.” The flamboyant ice skater decided to basically confirm what the universe already knew because “with people killing themselves and being scared into the closet, I hope that even just one person can gain strength from my story.” [People via Queerty] Keep reading »

Super Awkward Smooch Alert!

Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, co-stars in the upcoming movie “Just Go With It,” grazed lips rather strangely at last night’s People’s Choice Awards. Even the guy behind them is embarrassed. Keep reading »

18 Crazy Celebrity Face And Name Tattoos

35 Crazy Celebrity Face And Name Tattoos

Radiohead! What a great band, amiright? But so great that Thom Yorke’s face is worthy of being permanently inked across your chest, with one nipple for an eyeball? OK Computer was awesome, but not that awesome. And really, don’t get me started on that nipple eye. I’m disturbed. [Stereogum]

Somehow, Thom’s adoring fan is not at all alone in the way he has shown his devotion. Many, many others have made the highly questionable decision to ink a permanent and highly realistic rendering of their favorite celebrity as a way of visually declaring, “I am ______ biggest fan ever.” Here are but a few of the most distressing …

Primal Hula-Hooping


Hula-hooping is child’s play. Hula-hooping while pretending to be a chicken is truly impressive. I want to invite this chick to my next party. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Naomi Wolf Says Sex-Crime Accusers Deserve To Be Named

  • Naomi Wolf (author of, among other things, The Beauty Myth) has really taken her Julian Assange defense to a whole new level. In an op-ed for the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper, Wolf says that not only should the women accusing Assange of rape be named in the press, but rape accusers in general shouldn’t be granted anonymity. She says that the practice of “shielding rape accusers is a relic of the Victorian era” and that “the outcomes harm women.” [Guardian U.K.]
  • ESPN has fired Ron Franklin, the announcer who berated a female colleague and called her “sweet baby” and an “a-hole.” [ESPN]
  • Nancy Pelosi handed over her gavel to new Speaker of the House John Boehner, who was officially elected today. [Huffington Post]

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