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Hilary Duff’s Anti-”Gay” PSA

Hilary Duff is against the use of the word “gay” when it means “bad” or “uncool,” not homosexuality. Surprisingly, the above PSA is kind of awesome. [via Missbehave] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Got Heidi?

In case you don’t speak German, “wunderbar” means “wonderful.” It also happens to be the name of my very favorite candy bar. Keep reading »

Frisky Sweepstakes: Free Tickets To Lucky Shops!

In less than a month, Lucky magazine will hold its Lucky Shops event in New York City. Basically, it’s a chance for you to buy clothes and accessories at discounted prices. (from $20). Keep reading »

Sex On TV: Discussing The Dirty Deed

On last night’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” Dr. Callie Torres struggled with her feelings for Dr. Erica Hahn. Neither of them has been in a same-sex relationship before, and Callie isn’t sure she’s going to like the sex part. In the above clip, Dr. Miranda Bailey gives Callie some advice that all of us could use whenever we’re doing something for the first time. See, you shouldn’t really be doing anything that you don’t feel comfortable talking about. Now, didn’t we all learn that in seventh-grade sex ed? Keep reading »

Fashion Slideshow: Rockin’ Socks

We have officially entered boot season, which means we have also entered sock season, unless you enjoy developing awful blisters on your Achilles tendons. While getting dressed this morning, I realized I only have athletic ankle socks and a pair of red socks decorated with green Christmas trees. Today, I went with the holiday socks, even though they clash with my pink dress; Only I will see them, after all. But a girl needs more than one pair to get through winter — and everyone needs a pair of slipper socks (last photo) to prevent numb toes while lounging. Keep reading »

The Recession Is Good For Business At Sex Shops

Bonnie Fuller wrote yesterday on The Moment blog about how the recession is affecting people’s sex lives, a topic we have explored before. So, are hard economic times helping people’s sex lives? Fuller did some research among New York retailers, and made an interesting discovery: Business is actually up at specialty sex shops.

Erotic toy and lingerie store Babeland saw a 25-percent increase in sales the week of Sept. 29 compared to the same week last year. “The same thing happened after 9/11, when our business also soared. I think we’re recession-proof because sex accessories are an inexpensive luxury,” said Claire Cavanah, the store’s co-founder.

Even lingerie store La Petite Coquette has been selling loads of lacy underthings. “We think men are really stressed out and working harder, so their wives and girlfriends are buying lingerie to help their guys relax,” owner Rebecca Aspan said. Ummm, we’re really stressed out and working harder, too! What are our husbands and boyfriends doing to help us relax, buying silk boxers for themselves? We hope not. Keep reading »

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