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What Art Can Learn From Porn

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A few months ago, I caught wind of a bit of media flak surrounding the 2013 film Blue is the Warmest Color, a lesbian love story based on the novel by Julie Maroh. While most critics agreed the movie was exceptional (it won the Cannes Film Festival’s top prize, the Palme d’Or), the controversy stemmed from director Abdellatif Kechiche’s decision to include a love scene so sexually explicit that Maroh herself had publicly denounced it as porn. This set off a tumid media debate as to whether the scene had a legitimate place in the film or was simply “jerk-off material” in disguise.

As a director of lesbian porn, I was intrigued — and curious. Read more on Huffington Post…

Man Arrested For Cocaine Possession Thought Drug “Wasn’t Illegal In Florida”

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They say that what you don’t know can’t hurt you, but that’s terribly misleading when it comes to drug laws. Guy Lanchester told police, “I don’t understand,” according to the Miami New Times. Read more on Huffington Post…

And The Best Tasting Flavored Condom Is…

Condom Taste Test

We licked and sucked eight flavors of condoms — chocolate, strawberry, garlic, marijuana, cola, banana, vanilla and grape — so you don’t have to. No cunning linguist wants to take the V-day date to the bedroom, only to be stuck with a sub-par condom flavor profile. So which condom is most flavorful? Which color looked the weirdest stretched over a banana? Why does our boss now feel like “a slut?” Watch the video on Huffington Post to find out…

Panty Protests In Russia And Kazakhstan Sparked By Lace Lingerie Ban

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A trade ban on lacy lingerie has Russian consumers and their neighbors with their knickers in a twist. On Sunday, 30 women protesters in Kazakhstan were arrested and thrown into police vans while wearing lace underwear on their heads and shouting “Freedom to panties!” Read more on Huffington Post…

Meet Brooke Banker’s 47-Inch Long Legs

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When people tell Brooke Banker she’s all legs, they’re not exaggerating by much. The 5-foot, 11-inch model’s legs measure 47 inches from heel to hip bone — literally two thirds of her body. Read more on Huffington Post…

11 Things You’re Terrified Of, But Shouldn’t Be

11 Things You're Terrified Of, But Shouldn't Be

You aren’t swallowing tons of spiders while you sleep, so don’t worry.

Occasionally the things that come to elicit the most collective fear start as harmless mistruths and grow into full blown sources of national paranoia. In times like these, we all just need to take a deep breath and stop to consider if we’re being rational. Perhaps FDR’s famous claim that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself” isn’t quite applicable — we do live in a world with stock market bubbles and car crashes and all sorts of other terrible things. Despite all of this, here are 13 things you shouldn’t actually be scared of on Huffington Post…

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