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Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: When Do You Tell A Dude Sex Is Off The Table?

Ladies, get ready, I’m about to have a TMI moment with y’all. A couple of months ago, I went on a date with a guy, and we seemed to really be hitting it off. He made a comment about coming back to my house when we finished up our drinks, and I was really into the idea, but I didn’t want him to get the wrong vibe about what might go down, so I flirtatiously told him that I was up for it, but I wasn’t going to sleep with him. And. He. Flipped. Out.

He turned to me and said, “Just think about how this sounds” and then repeated my words back to me. “I’m not going to have sex with you tonight.” And oh, boy, was he right. It sounded HARSH. Way harsh, Tai. (“Clueless” reference alert!) I was suddenly on the verge of tears. I felt like a major jerk! And so presumptuous! Had I totally blown it? But then, what was I supposed to do? I mean, I was just trying to avoid some really awkward making out moment. My intentions were good!

So, I figured I’d ask a few of the thoughtful gents on my IM list what they prefer women do in those sorts of scenarios. And boy, were the results mixed. The general consensus though, was I probably shouldn’t have handled it quite that way. Lesson learned. It’s a good thing I’ve only been doing things this way for oh, the last 15 years or so. (Blergh).

After the jump, guy advice on how to handle the awkward first (or second date) sex chat. Keep reading »

Absolute Amazing Skin

Have you ever seen a French woman with bad skin? Didn’t think so. And perhaps that’s because they use Absolution’s line of bespoke organic skincare. How does it work? You start with their basic but deliciously light and airy Crème du Jour, and then depending on the skin problem or condition you have, add a dollop of one of Absolution’s four serums — anti-aging, eclat, energie or controle. And voila! You’ve got a skin treatment all your own!

The Frisky’s Top 12 eBay Finds Of The Week

From designer collaborations sold out at retail to collectible posters honoring rock legends, these are the dozen items we’re longing for on eBay this week. Keep reading »

Study: Women Who Weigh Less Make More

Well, here’s some depressing news; a study out of the Journal of Applied Psychology found that women who are very thin earn more than women who are average — by around $22,000. And women who are of average weight earn more than women who are “heavy” or “very heavy.” Women who are “very heavy” make around $19,000 less than average-sized women, and “heavy” women make $9,000 less. So, that means thin women make an average of $40,000 more than “very heavy” women. Sigh … there’s both a gender wage gap and a weight wage gap to contend with, I guess. [Time] Keep reading »

A Swimsuit A Nerd Could Definitely Love

Always running out of power on your smart phone or iPod? Sick of lugging around a veritable suitcase full of chargers when you head to the beach or pool? Then why not try a swimsuit that doubles as a mega large solar charger? Great idea, right? Created by Brooklyn designer Andrew Schneider, his solar suit uses the sun to charge any gadget with a USB connector. “You just need to be dry before hooking up [your gadgets],” warns Schneider. Let’s hope so. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: 10 Beautiful Batik Pieces

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Traditional batik fabric patterns originated out of southeast Asia, and were typically done with a painstaking wax-resistant technique. Nowadays, designers merely replicate the look of batik, without all the messy wax, to create looks that are exotic and easygoing. We’ve selected several batik-inspired looks that give you that batik-ular flavor. Keep clicking to check ‘em out !

Whose Dress Would You Rather Steal — Kristin Chenowith Or Laura Bell Bundy?

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Frisky Flowchart: What Political Scandal Are You?

Are you a cheater? An Internet porn addict? An intern harrasser? There’s probably a political scandal for you! Keep reading »

Lanvin’s Girls Make Fighting Look So Good


Behold! The Lanvin Spring/Summer 2011 campaign video, with beautiful models in Alber Elbaz clothes languishing, frolicking and fighting, and looking deadly glamorous while doing so. Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: 10 Sunny Yellow Pieces To Lift Your Spirits

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Yellow is supposed to lift your mood and make you feel good about life. Let’s hope that’s true, because it’s the perfect beach day and we’re stuck working. As such, we’ve selected some bright and glowing yellow garments to help fake good cheer and positivity, even while our souls are being slowly crushed by the heat. Yay!
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