Last week after I wrote about 30 things every woman should quit doing by 30, our friends at Crushable wrote a great response post on 30 things every man should quit doing by 30. It suddenly occurred to me: we’ve been letting men off the hook for too long! We’ve had all these posts about what women should quit doing by 30 or should have or learn or know by 30, but what about the guys? So, without further ado, 30 things every man should have by 30, after the jump. Keep reading »
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Condomania has big, big news: In fact, they’ve undertaken a study that is poised to change the face of this great nation and the men who live here. See, back in 2004, the company launched TheyFit Condoms, a line of “tailored-fit prophylactics” that come in 76 — count ‘em — 76 different sizes, and have since tracked the sales of the over 27,000 men in 70 countries who bought them. Analyzing this cache of data was no small (heh) undertaking, but the results for the U.S. have been released (haha) and, well, let’s just say not everything’s bigger in Texas. [Condomania]
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Single women are always being given advice (whether they want it or not) on the things they’re doing wrong, from the way we dress to how we act on dates. But strangely enough, a lot of things on the to-do list for women can potentially ruin a guys game. Here are 18 things that women do without batting an eye, but when men attempt them, eyebrows are raised. Sorry dudes, guess this would be your grooming glass ceiling.
Down Low men keep their bisexual behavior a secret from their female partners because they’re uncomfortable with homosexuality and are afraid of the negative consequences of coming out. They don’t want to be judged, ostracized, or have their masculinity questioned. J.L. King, a self-professed former down low man, gives signs a man might be on the down low in his book, On the Down Low: A Journey into the Lives of Straight Black Men Who Sleep with Men. But what I found bothersome is that a few of his signs seem to reinforce homophobic stereotypes, which might only encourage prejudice. In addition, the generalities of some of these “signs” could lead to paranoia in a relationship, which isn’t healthy either, especially if it’s, uh, unfounded. It’s true that women need to protect themselves from unsafe behaviors and men that put their health at risk — and that’s true of cheating in general — but I’m not so sure believing stereotypes is a step in the right direction. Keep reading »
I’ve already told you my deep, dark sexy shapewear secret. But now it looks like the British version of Target, retailer Marks & Spencer, has come out with a line that gives men a good “spanxing.” The slimming BodyMax Shapewear undershirts feature tummy-sucking elastic and ergonomic panels to smooth love handles and moobs. The slimming T’s look just like the stuff fancy bikers wear, but they’re actually made similarly to women’s girdles, except the dude version is 100 percent cotton. A spokesperson for BodyMax says their shirts will shave an inch and a half off his waist, all for less than $20 a pair! Shoot, that’s at least half the price of shapers for women! It’s kinda funny that a century after women unleashed themselves from corsets, men kind of want them for themselves.Now, the genders are truly equal — at least underneath it all.
To see an actual, real life, hot-as-all-hell British guy try the BodyMax on, click on … P.S. It’s totes sexy, but SFW!
Forget the messenger bag and the murse, now there’s a fanny pack designed especially for dudes. One of the raddest Etsy.com stores, Junk Prints, is now hocking a Manny Sack. Or as the designer puts it, a waist bag for a “really BIG macho man” who “would only keep man stuff in this bag, like a screwdriver, a Swiss army knife, a little black book (cuz we all know how you have to keep yer ladies/menzes organized) and Mentos so yer breath ain’t stank.” Three have already sold, girl! Do you think you’d do a guy who’s man enough to carry around another sack on his body? [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »
During the holidays, gift ideas abound. But if you’re a guy, you know shopping for a woman isn’t easy. And heaven forbid you get her the wrong gift. Then you get that look. And you might end up spending New Year’s eve alone. After the jump, the top 20 gifts a man should never, ever get a woman. Keep reading »
I don’t really have a type — men are just plain sexy, especially when they’re approaching me with a smile. A funny, confident guy trying to get on my good side drives me wild. But if I look down at his hands and they’re all Busted McDirty, that’s my manscaping dealbreaker. Nails you are too lazy to cut, with dirt caked underneath and uneven breaks, don’t even try it, pal! I’m a germaphobe and you’re not gonna get your funky fingers all over me. Is that ridiculously shallow? Maybe. But you know I’m totes nail-obsessed. I cannot handle a man who can’t handle his hands. How’s he gonna care for me if his own digits don’t mean a thing to him?
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You’re probably thinking to yourself, “WTF, Amelia? Why would I want a bunch of metallic balls all stuck together?” Allow me to explain. You know how when you’re noodling over an idea, or talking on the phone, and you need something to do with your hands and masturbating wouldn’t really be appropriate? Well, Bucky Balls are the hottest innovation in desk toy technology. Made from 216 rare-earth magnets, Bucky Balls can be formed into any shape your hands desire. Seriously — just watch the fun demonstration video after the jump. Rolling Stone called it the “Toy of the Year,” Esquire says there’s “no better desk toy,” and Real Simple says it’s the perfect gift for dudes. Don’t know what to get your annoying frat boy brother? Now you do. [$30, GetBuckyBalls.com]