According to a piece published in Springer’s journal Current Sexual Health Reports, clinical psychologist Dr. Ley would like to remind us all that there’s no strong scientific research that proves “porn addiction” actually exists and that slapping a label on the healthy practice of wanking to visuals is counterintuitive to helping patients who struggle with doing it too often. In fact, Ley believes that the positive benefits of looking at porn far outweigh the negative. He sites that, when used in a healthy way, porn improves attitudes about sexuality, increases pleasure in long-term relationships and provides a legal outlet for illegal sexual behaviors or desires. Keep reading »
In addition starring in his own DIY reality show and creating a line of chandeliers and wall sconces, Vanilla Ice aka Rob Van Winkle, has been really busy being a stand-up citizen since his rap career fizzled. In fact, he’s been such an upstanding member of his hometown for the last decade, that The Chamber of Commerce in Wellington, Florida, has named him their Outstanding Citizen Of The Year. They’ve chosen Van Winkle to receive this town’s highest honor for his “spirit of giving and dedication” to the village and his “wide open” heart. “He’s the ambassador of Wellington and a family man, puts kids in school here, among community, well-known, friendly,” said Wellington Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michela Perillo-Green. Gone are his days of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle raps and clandestine shtups with Madonna. But seriously, word to his mother. He turned out real nice. [Broward/Palm Beach New Times]
Today we learned that not one, but THREE bums — Nina Agdal’s, Lily Aldridge’s and Chrissy Teigen’s — will be gracing the cover of the Sports Illustrated 50th anniversary swimsuit issue. We get the hint. Ass is in for 2014 and Kate Upton’s boobs are out. Actually, I don’t think it’s possible for her boobs to go out of style. They’ll also be in the issue, which is due out next week. Just not on the cover. [What Would Tyler Durden Do]
There are Valentine’s Day enthusiasts and there are the rest of us — a bunch of people on a mission to ignore the most pointless holiday of the year. If you find yourself dodging drugstores so as to avoid being inundated with Russell Stover chocolates and cheaply made teddy bears selling for way more than they’re worth (who can blame you?), you are probably one of the latter. May I suggest that you consider a last-minute jaunt to Georgia where you won’t have to wittiness any of that consumerism fuckery. Keep reading »
When the east coast gets weeks of snow, followed by freezing rain, followed by icy temperatures, you will find yourself deterred from running the most basic errands. You’ll consider putting on a pair of snow shoes for your morning commute or riding a homemade sled to pick up a few essentials. Anne Decker, of Mechanicsville, Virginia, found herself in similar predicament to many of us on Wednesday night: dying for a glass of wine and too snowed in to go anywhere on foot or by car. Instead of rolling around on the living room floor and groaning like the rest of us did, Decker was of the mindset that “you gotta find a way to make humor out of any situation.” So, she strapped on her cross-country skis and made the one mile trek to her local Kroger, put her skis in her shopping cart and got that dang bottle of wine. The manager told her she was the first customer to ever ski into the store and took the opportunity for a photo op. Wow. I’m seriously impressed. [NBC12]
This week on Date-Ade, the advice series for all your existential dating dilemmas, I address the issue of rubbing your happiness in your crappy ex-boyfriend’s face.
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According to Lacey T, the a 27-year-old Oakland Raiders cheerleader who filed an unfair labor practices lawsuit on behalf of all the Raiderettes, there are some majorly screwed up and “illegal” demands placed on NFL cheerleaders. The fact that Cincinnati Ben-Gal Alexa Brenneman has filed a similar lawsuit against her team for violating federal employment laws only seems to confirm that treating cheerleaders like underpaid (the lawsuit says cheerleaders in Cincinnati make $900 a season), undervalued objects is a common practice in the NFL. Below, some of the “rules” Brenneman claims she was forced to abide by — including mandates about “no panties, “slouchy breasts” and “scale weight.” Be prepared to be outraged. Keep reading »
“In your marriage there will be times you’re going to be very exhausted. Your hubby comes home after a hard day’s work, you get the baby to bed, and he is going to be looking forward to that time with you … Be available. Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls.”
– Michelle Duggar shared her number one, most important “romance” tip — to say yes to sex even when you’re tired –on “The Today Show”‘s website. In addition to having sex when you’re sleep deprived and don’t feel like it, the mom of 19 recommends abstaining from period sex because “when you’ve missed it for seven days, you look forward to it even more.” She also suggests denying yourself sex for 80 days after giving birth to a girl and 40 days after having a boy, in accordance with Old Testament traditions. Let me just write this all down so I don’t forget. Thanks, Michelle Duggar! [TODAY]