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Safe Sex: Coming To A Cell Phone Near You!

As sexting gets more popular, safe sexting gets a grant! A series of modern sex ed soap operas have been filmed and distributed via cell phones thanks to an endowment and the commitment of a New Jersey nurse and professor. Rachel Jones, the RN behind the video productions, has spent her career committed to preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS in young women. Sadly, her home state of New Jersey has the highest number of women living with AIDS in the entire U.S. Shockingly, 82% of infections in the 18-to-29-year-old group nationwide are heterosexual African-American ladies and Latinas. Nurse Jones is perplexed by the figures, saying, “It is astounding, it is a completely preventable infection.” So, she has labored for grants to normalize condom use by sending girls text messages. More, after the jump… Keep reading »

TMI: Mother/Daughter Douches

The holiday season is filled with so many awkward family moments. Like, “Oh, pajamas. They’re, um… pink!” Or, “It’s a good thing Grandpa switched his prostate meds.” It can be scary stuff people, but I didn’t want to freak you out before you got cornered by a week’s worth of bonding time. Now that we’ve all officially survived the triumvirate of American high holy days, we can finally breathe a sigh of relief and laugh at this vintage mother/daughter moment. It left me with a not so fresh feeling — my lunch making its way back up. Guaranteed, nobody’s vagina stinks as much as this conversation.

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Below-The-Belt Crimes

An Australian woman appeared in court today on a murder charge after allegedly setting fire to her husband’s genitals because she believed he was having an affair. Prosecutors said that Rajini Narayan, 44, told neighbors she had only wanted to burn her husband’s penis “so it belongs to me and no one else.” Talk about a crime of passion! You might think that crimes associated with male genitalia are rare, but in fact, they’re quite common. After the jump, six penis-related crimes from the last year. Keep reading »

Let The February Rom-Coms Begin!

Movie studios know we will eat up pure sap around Valentine’s Day. As cheesy as it’s probably going to be, I can’t wait for “He’s Just Not That Into You,” which comes out a month from tomorrow. I laughed out loud watching this new trailer, mostly because there are some valid points. Like Drew Barrymore’s character says, “I had this guy leave me a voicemail at work, so I called him at home. And then he emailed to my BlackBerry, and so I texted to his cell. And now you just have to go around checking all these different portals just to be rejected by seven different technologies. It’s exhausting!” Keep reading »

Teen Domestic Violence On The Rise

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It seems Judy McGuire’s fantastic piece, “Girl Talk: How To Avoid Dating An Abusive Freak,” was eeirily and unfortunately timely. The New York Times reports that due to a rise in teen domestic violence, many states are instituting programs designed to educate young people about the signs of abuse and the dangers those in abusive relationships face. [NY Times] Keep reading »

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For January 3rd-4th 2009


  • “The Real Housewives of New York City” on Bravo from 8 am to 4 pm
  • “17 Kids and Counting” on TLC at 10 am
  • “The Soup” on E! at 10 am
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    Commenters Ball: Our Five Favorite Comments Of The Week

    We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say, you bitches crack us up! So in honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the Internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week well award five of you an awesome internet chatty Cathy’s a little something special. This weeks winner’s will receive Godiva’s Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch. So, without further adieu, here are the lucky winners of this week’s Commenters Ball…

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    Does Vogue Need A Makeover?

    Over the past few months, the rumor mill has been churning out gossip about Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour being replaced. While Condé Nast, which owns the magazine, has denied this, many are taking the opportunity to criticize the magazine. In Thursday’s New York Times, fashion critic Cathy Horyn writes that the magazine has become “stale and predictable” over the last few years. Vogue hasn’t changed with the times or the technology, and it covers the same set of people every month. Keep reading »

    10 Must See TV Shows in January

    The new year is giving me something to look forward to. TV! Some of our faves are finally returning and a few new shows are giving us something to fill up that extra space on our DVR’s. Here’s a list of shows on our radar in January.

    1. Scrubs
    1/6, ABC
    The show’s highly talked about move to ABC is enough of a reason for me to watch the wacky hospital comedy. Last season, J.D. had a baby but still has feelings for his co-worker Elliot.

    2. Hell’s Kitchen
    1/29, Fox
    Gordon Ramsey is ready to get fiesty in this reality show about chefs competing for a chance to run their own restaurant.

    3. American Idol
    1/13, Fox
    We are all probably a little tired of “American Idol.” But they are bringing in a fourth judge this season. I’m eager to see how Paula interacts with her. I smell a cat fight if Paula isn’t taking her meds. Keep reading »

    Felony Charge Against Lori Drew Dropped

    If you’re not familiar with the name Lori Drew, we’re pretty sure you know about her case. She’s the Missouri woman convicted of cyber-bullying a teenage girl, who later hanged herself. Although Drew was convicted on Nov. 26 of harassing 13-year-old Megan Meier, a U.S. attorney in Los Angeles has dropped the felony conspiracy charge. A federal jury was unable to reach a verdict on the felony charge, so it was removed. That same jury convicted Drew on three counts of accessing a computer without authorization, which are all misdemeanors. The conviction holds a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a $300,000 fine, but federal guidelines could let Drew off with probation. Drew, rather fittingly, is on our list of “The 10 Worst People of 2008.” [] Keep reading »

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