“I’m resetting my dick and my brain,” said Greg Barris of his decision to give up porn, sex and masturbation.
Barris is one of the men featured in New York magazine’s piece about the male anti-masturbation movement. According to the piece, a number of men are reflecting on their masturbation habits — even abstaining from “fapping” altogether in order to be able to perform better with women and to be better men in general.
Thirty-two-year-old Henry compared the feeling of not masturbating for a long period of time to being on antidepressants. He reported feeling more alert, younger and far more attracted to women, better able to communicate with them, better able to perform in bed.
In my personal sexual experience, I’ve found this introspection about porn, masturbation and sexual performance, to be a growing trend amongst the men I sleep with. More than three of my sexual partners have expressed the sentiment that “porn is screwing me up.” Keep reading »
“Excuse me, why do you have the sour bug?”
That’s what a guy once said to me in a bar. I know, I know; you’re totally swooning. If you’re a woman and you’re alive, chances are you’ve been hit on by a Pickup Artist (commonly known as PUAs), by this method known as “negging.”
I always thought of PUAs as nightclub prowlers, dressed like they rummaged through a clown’s closet, decked out in Ed Hardy, looking like a cross between Steven Tyler and The Situation from “Jersey Shore.” I often wondered, Who are these supposed women who found men donning sparkly scarves, multiple rings, and fingerless, leather gloves attractive? I imagine they are the same types of women who still think George Michael is straight. I thought of PUAs as full of canned come-ons, the smell of desperation wafting off of them like bad cologne. Their core problem, I analyzed, was lack of confidence. Common sense would dictate that secure men don’t need a script to approach women. Can you imagine Bill Clinton or Don Draper using PUA methods? I don’t think so.
As you may have deduced from my tone, I always looked down on PUAs and their slimy methods. Which is why I couldn’t stop myself from signing up for a class entitled “Pickup a 10 in the Streets of NYC.” At first I was just curious; I wanted to know what makes these guys tick. I imagined myself as a spy on a reconnaissance mission, collecting information from the enemy. Or like Sigourney Weaver in “Gorillas in the Mist,” studying the species’ every move. Keep reading »
French retailer Inderwear describe their String Latéral Flash Bleu Alter underwear as “original and ultra sexy” one-sided g-strings that provide “comfort and lateral support by the [fabric's] high elastane content.”
I would like to hear from the guys here. Is the one-sided banana hammock thong a comfortable cut? Just curious. I would like to go on record saying that if I undressed a man and he was wearing these, he would be my new hero. Guys, you can buy a pair here if you want to impress the special lady in your life. Just make sure she has a sophisticated sense of humor. [Laughing Squid]
Dear Luo Dan,
I want to tell you that I’m feeling you wearing this deer head mask every day for the last four years. You started wearing it while you were making your art because it make you feel peaceful (no surprise that you’re a painter) and eventually, got used to wearing it and started to wear it all the time.
“The deer is a tame animal … Wearing its mask, I could find a long-missing inner peace. When I wear the mask, I feel I am a deer from within,” you said. Keep reading »
We have to wait another two months to see what Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman
isn’t wearing is up to on “True Blood” season 6, and yes, waiting sucks, but thankfully the swoon-worthy Swede has been keeping busy during his Bon Temps hiatus: Skarsgard is starring in two upcoming films, “The East” (co-starring Ellen Can’t-Possibly-Be-Dating-Alexander-Skarsgard Page) and “Disconnected,” co-starring Jason Bateman (phew!). The films are similar in that they both present a dystopian sort of view of modern society gone horribly wrong: “Disconnected” is described as the story of “interconnected characters who are affected — and in some cases destroyed — by the Internet and other forms of modern communication”; “The East” ”follows the exploits of an anarchist collective of the same name which … attacks global conglomerates who have committed a range of environmental, medical, and social injustices.”
Honestly, both movies look pretty damn good, and I’m not just saying that because of ASkars. But since we’re talking about him anyway, let’s see which of his characters — rebel leader Benji in “The East” or philandering former Marine Derek Hull in “Disconnected” – has more in common with the real Alexander Skarsgard? Read more on The Stir…
Men In Kilts window cleaning service is like one of those brilliant ideas you have when you’re drunk, but never follow through on. Only Nicholas Brand of Vancouver, Canada, actually did follow through. And bless him for doing so. The concept is simple: you hire a professional man in a kilt to clean your windows, your gutters, to do your pressure washing or blast your home exterior. Oh, that all sounds so wrong. I think the website says it best:
“At Men In Kilts we’re committed to doing the job right and delivering what we promise for you. Life is too short not to hire and fun and professional Window & Exterior Cleaning company. We clean. You enjoy. Just remember…No Peeking!”
The higher the window, the better. If there’s a man in a kilt on a ladder, life’s too short not to peek. [Men In Kilts]
Non-boyfriend: defined as a close, uncomplicated friendship you have with a dude that defies all romantic weirdnesses because you two aren’t dating and have established that you never will. Would he sleep with you if you begged him? Probably. Is there some tiny spark of attraction? Sure. But that’s not the point. The point is that you’re both happy being two single friends who would maybe, in some some second life universe, bang if the moment arose. Until he finds a real girlfriend, and he will because he is an awesome guy, he will be a loyal, devoted, supportive and drama-free friend who you can text whenever the hell you feel like it. Of course, he may become a little scarcer once he gets a girlfriend but that’s OK because you’ll be happy for him. Appreciate him while he’s around. This is an ode to non-boyfriends and all the wonderful things about them… Keep reading »
Cute Kittens + Hot Dudes = pretty much my favorite math equation ever. The geniuses behind “Des Hommes et des Chatons” recognize the inherent desirability of the two categories both independently and together, and have come up with a mashup site of cats acting like hot dudes, or hot dudes acting like cats. It’s tough to figure out which one came first. In any case, we’ve selected a few of our faves in the gallery above! Drool/squee away! [Des Hommes et des Chatons]
Dear Veniamin Balika,
Let me preface this love letter by saying that I understand that stealing is wrong and don’t condone it. But I can’t help but be impressed by a man who can pull off a cheese heist of unprecedented proportions. I find cheese thievery sexy for obvious reasons.
Veniamin — or should I call you Cheese King? — you have my respect for managing to make off with 42,000 pounds of Muenster cheese from a Wisconsin distribution plant. That’s enough cheese to fill an 18-wheel truck. That’s roughly $200,000 worth of cheese, which you planned to sell on the black market. I had no idea the black cheese market was so lucrative. I had no idea there was a black cheese market. I knew about the underground chicken wing market. But not cheese.This is all blowing my mind. So much fucking cheese! Enough cheese to fulfill all my dairy cravings for the rest of my life! Enough cheese to build a cheese house and live there together like two happy mice. I know, I’m getting ahead of myself. Keep reading »
It’s called the Zip Tie, and it’s exactly what it sounds like: a necktie that zips up, saving you the hassle of, you know, tying your tie. Ready to throw out all your non-zipping ties? This efficient accessory can be yours for the low, low price of $65! [Neatorama]