Vibrators as we know them haven’t always existed. Back in the day, women used some crazy (and scary looking) contraptions on their nether regions. Vibrators were originally introduced in the 19th century as a medical tool to treat female hysteria. Doctors would give the women “pelvic massages” until they had orgasms. But they found this course of treatment to be too laborious (oh, poor them), hence the invention of the vibrator. San Francisco’s new Antique Vibrator Museum will feature a special exhibit of antiquated sex devices. Like this “Blood Circulator,” which was popular in the late 1800′s. Operated by a hand crank, the device allegedly cured more than hysteria. It was used to treat pain, deafness, anemia, heart disease, polio, and menstrual cramps. Well, doesn’t that thing look fun … and vaguely like a meat grinder. Click through to see some more of the museums’s craziest collectibles, sure to frighten the crap out of your vagina. [Huffington Post]
It’s Coachella time! Coachella! You’re missing it! So am I. But what are we really missing by not being out at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California? Some bands? Sure. But how many people really go to Coachella for the bands? As festival-goers begin straggling in for the first of two weekends of pool parties, industry events and oh yeah, music, we caught some classic Coachella scenes. Just so we’d know what we’d be missing.
After what seems like a petty argument, your S.O. blurts out, “Sometimes I swear there’s something wrong with you.” While this kind of statement is likely to piss anyone off, he might be on to something. Your interesting habits may seem like harmless personality quirks to you, but in actuality you just may be suffering from a disorder you didn’t even know you had.
According to the National Institute of Mental Illness, tens of millions of people suffer from some sort of mental disorder and only one quarter of them receive treatment. It turns out there’s a name for your nervous nail biting habit and your obsession with eating only organic. Finding out you’re suffering from an unknown disorder may explain a lot about your behavioral patterns … and give you some insight into why you can’t seem to make your relationships work. Click through to find out about some little known disorders that may be screwing with your love life.
We’re now 12 days into Earth Month, and to celebrate, we’ve been calling attention to all things eco-friendly, sustainable and planet-conscious. I’m not going to front like I’m the greenest person on earth, because I’m far from it, but when it comes to things I’m putting on my face and body, I insist on keeping my routine as natural as possible. The unfortunate catch-22 of natural skincare is that it’s often pricier than its chemical-filled counterparts for obvious reasons: much like organic food, organic beauty products are simply made of better, more expensive ingredients. If there’s one area where you’re going to splurge, though, it should be skincare (in my opinion, of course). Your face just isn’t the place to skimp on! The good thing is that there are more natural options out there than ever before and a range of prices and products from which to choose from. Allow me to introduce you to my five favorite brands for clean, green skincare — they may not be a bargain, exactly, but they are worth it.
Earlier this week, I went to a show with my friend Nicole. I had my regular old purse, and Nicole was carrying her tote bag. As usually happens when you go to concerts, Nicole’s bag got jostled and knocked over and her wallet spilled out. When it came time to leave, there was a mad search to find her lost wallet on the floor of the club. Luckily we found it, but I promised Nicole I’d do a shopping guide specially dedicated to her almost-missing-wallet and her stupid tote bag, providing better bag suggestions for the future. Let Nicole’s mistake be a lesson — you need a friggin’ bag with a friggin’ zipper closure.
Sometimes, we suppose, even celebrities need a few extra bucks. Maybe they want to buy a new Benz or a house in the south of France or add a bowling alley to the basement of their mansion? Either way, they often turn to advertising when singing, acting or modeling gigs start to dry up. But some celebrity endorsements have left us scratching our heads. Take Lisa Rinna, for instance, who announced she would be the new spokesperson for Depends Silhouettes. But not because she has bladder control issues. Because she wants to empower women. Not that there’s anything wrong with empowering women. It’s very noble. But there must be other ways. We are looking forward to the commercials. Keep on clicking to see some more baffling celebrity endorsements. [WOW]
Did you know each zodiac sign has a corresponding color? These lovely hues represent the energy of each sign, and wearing your color is a great way to harness the power of your sun sign. We’ve picked out some gorgeous clothing and accessories in the best colors for each sign. Click through to find yours and add some astrological style to your wardrobe…
The new “Avengers” movie stars Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and a slew of other celebs as a team of mysterious superheroes out to save the world. It goes to figure that they’d be dressing like champs then, right? Sure, but how did they really do? Click through to find out.
London-based blogger Susie Lau is the lady behind Susie Bubble, one of the first, and best, style blogs on the web. Susie’s imprint is all over the fashion world: You can find her in the front row at every fashion week, plus she’s constantly collaborating with designers and writes a style column for The Guardian. Recently, The Coveteur visited Susie and photographed her extensive and enviable closet — and we just had to share. Check out her full closet on their site.
This season of “America’s Next Top Model” has been particularly dull. The UK vs. US premise seems secondary to Tyra’s shameless attempts to promote her Modelland books. Last night, Tyra achieved an unprecedented level of ridiculousness with her “booty tooch teach.” She had special “booty tooch” hot shorts and “training tooches” (ass pads) for all the contestants to wear. But things weren’t all tranquil in Toochland. American model hopeful AzMarie refused to wear her training tooch because she felt it would take away from her androgyny. Oh, and because she’s a “grown ass woman.” She had a point, but she paid dearly for crossing Tyra and was dismissed from the tooch teach. Her loss. Because it was very informative. Whether you’re an aspiring Intoxibella, or just a regular woman in need of a tooching lesson, click through to see all do’s and don’ts.