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Breakfast Eaters May Be Latecomers To Sex

Did you eat strawberry Pop Tarts every day before driving off to high school? Were you the last of your friends to start having sex? According to a study of 1,500 people in Japan, teenagers who skip breakfast are more likely to lose their virginity at a younger age. The average cherry-popping of a cereal-eater happened around age 19, while those who skipped the first (and arguably most important) meal of the day lost their V-card at 17.5. Scientists think this finding is related to family life, especially because teens who were annoyed by their mothers were also more likely to have sex at a younger age. But, maybe the study just explains why moms are always so adamant about making their kids put some food in their mouths in the morning. [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »

Frisky Hate Mail: Promoting Adultery, Superficiality, And Whore-like Behavior

We get a lot of mail from readers, some insanely flattering, some helpful (thanks for doing a little free copy-editing for us, guys!), and plenty of nasty hate mail. With that in mind, we’re going to post some of the best reader mail we get from time to time, because we totally appreciate that you even take the time to write!

From: REDACTED@gmail.com
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 13:35:53 -0600

“I have to laugh at ‘publications’ like yours, even though they might be a joke. You promote adultery, superficiality, and whore-like behavior for women, but you criticize the same behavior in men. On top of it all, after encouraging women to act like shallow, selfish whores, you have articles decrying the lack of ‘good men’ and ‘Peter Pan Syndrome.’ What happened to all the good men? You did.”

Thanks, we try! Reverse sexism is so the crux of our mission statement. Keep reading »

PETA Video Game Hunts Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin has gotten a ton of bad press: her teen daughter’s pregnancy, her pricey wardrobe (especially the hooker boots), her future grandma-in-law — who was just arrested on six felony drug charges that indicate she was both manufacturing and distributing an illegal substance — her oil drilling payouts, and that little Hustler porno “Nailin’ Paylin”. Well, after all that, the woman is finally trying to fight back –over what, you ask? Find out, after the jump… Keep reading »

8 Ways President Obama Will Improve Your Sex Life

We got a glimpse last week of President-elect Barack Obama out of his suit and tie — totally shirtless. And it was a wonderful sight. Women everywhere, especially in The Frisky’s office, gawked at his chiseled pecs and toned body. And men took notice too, thinking, “If Obama has the time to workout, then I have no excuse.” That’s why we predict that as president and guys’ role model, Obama will change your sex life and relationship. More after the jump. Keep reading »

The Sanchezes: Capitol Sisters

Being pregnant and unmarried seems like a cardinal sin for a representative in Congress, where traditional family values are still debated. But that’s not the first gossipy headline about Rep. Linda T. Sanchez. She and her sister, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, are known for their bold personalities, stiletto heels and fashions that stand out in the House of Representatives. As the first and only sisters in Congress, these two have are not only shaking up traditional family values, but are also adding a lot more personality to the Hill. More after the jump. Keep reading »

Prescription Eyelash Enhancer Coming Soon

If thickening and lengthening mascaras just aren’t enough to make your lashes look all fluttery, a savior is on its way. A new drug called Latisse was recently approved and will soon be available with a prescription. The cream supposedly boosts lash length and thickness by encouraging hair follicles’ regrowth, but any part of the body exposed to the cream could show hair growth. We’ll be sticking to our fave OTC lash-enhancer, CoverGirl LashBlast. That stuff works wonders without the danger of growing extra, unwanted hair. [MarieClaire.co.uk] Keep reading »

Kate And Leo Don’t TiVo “Titantic” Either!

I want to read Richard Yates’ “Revolutionary Road” before I see the film starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, but I hope I can get through it quickly, based on this adorable interview with the pair on “The Today Show” last week. I was never a “Titantic” fan — absolute crap script, for starters (this coming from the woman who watched “Must Love Dogs” and “Two Weeks Notice” back to back last night — but these two did have lovely chemistry. Keep reading »

Publication Of Holocaust Memoir, Loved By Oprah, Canceled

Berkley Books, an imprint of large book publisher, Penguin, has canceled the publication of the Oprah-endorsed Holocaust memoir, “Angel at the Fence,” after allegations of its validity were made by Jewish groups, family, and friends. “Angel at the Fence” was supposed to come out in February, and told the love story of Herman and Rosa Rosenblat — in the memoir, Mr. Rosenblat claimed that his life was saved when young Rosa (then Roma Radzicky, also a prisoner at the concentration camp) threw him apples over a fence to prevent him from starving. Rosenblat said they found each other years later, set up on a blind date. “I wanted to bring happiness to people,” Rosenblat said in a statement issued Saturday through his agent, Andrea Hurst. “I brought hope to a lot of people. My motivation was to make good in this world.”

Though there is no doubt Rosenblat was a Holocaust concentration camp survivor, serious doubts exist that he could have met his wife in the ways he describes in the book. Thus, Jewish groups and scholars worry that such inaccuracies would only encourage Holocaust deniers. Keep reading »

Is That A Box Of Heart Shaped Candy Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

Just as I feel a sense of satisfaction about making it through the holidays season solo, now Valentine’s Day is already rearing its fugly pepto pink head in drug store aisles across America. Puke! Can’t a single girl catch a break? It’s not even New Year’s yet and mid-February merchandise is out. And the way my relationships go…the dude I’m dating this week probs won’t even last seven weeks– so, how’s all that V Day chocolate going to? Those candy hearts are going to go bad before my manly flavor of the day does! [The Consumerist] Keep reading »

10 Things I Learned In 2008 & 10 Things I Hope To Learn In 2009

In the school of life, every year is a learning experience. And 2008 certainly had its educational moments. Here’s how this year made me a hip smarty-pants and how I hope 2009 will make me a mensa-like slut.

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