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This Week On The Frisky: Bed Death, Prostitution, Tie-Dye, Christian The Lion, & Lots Of Self-Love

  • We discussed whether skid marks and king-size beds are signs of relationship doom.
  • Amelia debated the pros and cons of legalization and decriminalization of sex work and decided that, in the end, prostitutes are people too and deserve the same rights and access to safety as any other ho.
  • Elle wants to know whether couples should live together before marriage. Amelia says, “Yes, duh.” Our “Mind Of Man” columnist says, “No way.” Throw down in the forums.
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    NYC Night Inspires Project Runway Designers

    Designs We Hated [From Left} Haven’t we seen Stella’s rock-and-roll look before in, like, every rock video from the ’90s?; Keith’s toilet paper in a windstorm dress–should have used gray fabric, bud; Jennifer’s matronly Forever 21 creation.

    On Wednesday’s episode of Project Runway the designers were challenged to use New York City as their muse for a nighttime look. And Tim Gunn took them to Mood Fabric to shop for themselves, finally. This challenge like the first one is not original. It’s was done in a previous season. The designers were whisked-off in true tourist fashion on a double-decker bus to various neighborhoods in Manhattan, where they photographed their inspiration. Keep reading »

    Poll: Who Should Win “So You Think You Can Dance”?

    So You Think You Can Dance is my most favorite summer show (well, except maybe I like it a litttttle less than Big Brother because I appreciate that BB is on three times a week and I am a TV addict) and I have been insanely impressed with the talent this season. On last night’s episode, Mark and Chelsea were eliminated, leaving the final four below to perform and compete in next week’s finale. So who do you want to win? Before you vote in our poll, click past the jump to view their best performances. Keep reading »

    Project Runway: Why Don’t We Hate Tim Gunn Yet?

    Every reality show has a breakout star — Lo or Whitney on The Hills, Nicole Richie on The Simple Life, etc. — but usually that star has a fall from grace, once everyone has tired of his or her eccentricities. Just look at Christian Siriano — even we’re sick of saying “fierce” all the tme. But this is not the case with fellow Project Runway star Tim Gunn. I don’t think anyone expected Tim to become the show’s most beloved cast member, least of all Tim, but five seasons in, how is it that we still love him so freaking much?! Check out the clip from Wednesday’s episode above. We want to smack Blayne, but Tim is just adorable as always. He’s so stylish and handsome and cultured, yet he reminds me so much of my grandma when he says, “Holla atcha boy!” Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Beijing’s Fashion Dress Code And Problems With Being Single

  • Beijing residents got a style guide covering what to where during the Olympics. Not allowed: white socks with black leather shoes, and wearing pajamas to visit neighbors. [AP via The Huffington Post]
  • Being single in your 40s might cause you to develop cognitive impairment. [AJC]
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    Quickies!: 10 Sex Toys In Disguise

  • Here are 10 sex toys you don’t have to hide in the nightstand. [Tango]
  • According to some people, if you staple the upper cartilage of your pinna, the visible part of the ear, and then rub the staple three times a day, you will lose weight. Yeah, right! [College Candy]
  • Post-It notes are so out. Now, technology affects the way we breakup. [Tango]
  • Please use sunblock. Number nine is especially scary and gross. [Asylum]
  • Q&A with fashion designer Anna Sui. [Glam]
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    Old-School Online Dating

    Forget fancy algorithms, one online dating site uses a technique that’s less high-tech to pair up its members SawYouAtSinai.com, an Orthodox Jewish singles site, employs 365 actual matchmakers who go through users’ profiles and make recommendations. Tova Weinberg, one of the site’s matchmakers, spends eight hours a day looking at profiles, and she says she’s responsible for 1,000 dates a week. I wouldn’t mind paying $11 to $15 per month, to have someone else sift through dud profiles for me — if only I were Jewish. [Time] Keep reading »

    The Frisky’s Top 15 Songs For Gettin’ Busy

    On the occasions where we have the mental concentration to actually put on music when we’re getting down and dirty in the sack, there’s some music that always helps tickle us below the belt. After the jump are 15 songs that really get us going — for those times when we’re in the mood for it slow and sweet and those times when our neighbors complain about all the racket. Our boys at Asylum compiled a similar list of songs that dudes love to do you to — wonder if there’s any similarities… Keep reading »

    Hollywood Stars’ Secret Porn Pasts

    In the September issue of Best Life, “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm, who plays ad exec Don Draper on the show, reveals that before he hit it big in Hollywood, he worked as a set dresser on soft-core porn movies. “It seemed like a wonderful way to spend 12 hours a day, five days a week for $150 a day … nonunion, no benefits. … Hollywood, baby!” he recalls. Nowadays, Hamm’s not alone. More than a few Hollywood players got their start working in the X-rated industry–and they aren’t ashamed to admit it. After the jump, find out who made their mark in Porn Valley. Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Amazing Animals, Native Americans, And Low-Weight Babies

  • Animals that “adopt” baby animals of another species are basically our favorite news stories ever. [AP]
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