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Documentary Suggests All Women Are Gay

We’ve all heard sexuality is a spectrum and that there is a sliding scale of gay and straight. While this has been the accepted perception, new evidence has come out that all women are gay. According to Dr. Meredith Chivers’ documentary entitled Bi the Way (trailer is above), pictures of naked men do nothing for the blood flow to women’s crotches. While we could argue with that those kinds of photos inspire the manual stimulation that gets the blood flowing, Dr. Chivers found that just the sight of naked chicks in action worked on both straight men and women. This may explain the glut of girl-on-girl action from college co-eds on LastNightsParty.com to Angelina Jolie and Clint Eastwood’s wife. Faux-lesbos are for real! [New York Times] Keep reading »

Vogue Italia’s “Black Issue” Doesn’t Address The Real Issue

I can’t remember the last time I picked up a lady mag and saw an African-American woman on the cover that wasn’t Halle Berry. The beauty and hair advice doled out in these magazines is targeted at white women unless otherwise noted and the major runway shows are pitifully powder white (Eastern-European is very in). It’s sucky, to say the least. Vogue Italia decided to do something about it, declaring their July issue “The Black Issue” — all of the featured models would be Black and all the featured content would address Black women. This is all fine and dandy on a purely surface level I suppose, except that by making this issue “special” they’ve defined all other, white-centric issues as the usual and the norm. Rather than having more women of color in every issue, targeting a single issue at one ethnic group doesn’t really do anything to increase diversity, now does it? That’s weak. [NY Times] Keep reading »

The Ten New(ish) Books You Should Read This Summer

You’ve already got your trashy beach reads, but there’s also a time and place for, you know, real books. After the jump, 10 New(ish) — i.e. coming out soon or just came out recently — Books You Should Read This Summer. Keep reading »

High School Girls In MA Want To Get Pregnant

Most sexually active teen girls probably live in fear of the day they miss their period, but a group of high schoolers in Massachusetts all decided to get pregnant and raise their babies together — 17 of them succeed, and one was even knocked up by a 24-year-old homeless man, according to Gloucester High School’s principal, Joseph Sullivan. Normally there are about four pregnancies at this school of 1,200, which is located in a largely Catholic community. When girls came multiple times to the school clinic for pregnancy tests and seemed more upset if they weren’t pregnant than if they were, the school started asking questions. A girl in the class above the pregnancy pactmakers said she thinks they wanted to have babies because of the unconditional love they believed would come with having a child. “I try to explain it’s hard to feel loved when an infant is screaming to be fed at 3 a.m.,” she said. We smell a Lifetime movie coming out of this. [Time] Keep reading »

Diamonds From Tequila

Diamonds can be made out of many materials, even your dead dog’s ashes, and now booze-hounds may be able to get bling made from their alcohol of choice: tequila. Now, technically the diamonds a team of researchers in Mexico have made from 80-proof tequila blanco are diamond films, used in machinery that operates at high temperatures or in harsh conditions, but maybe someday, someone will put a ring on my finger made from Patron. [New Scientist] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Pink Bark, Menstrual Emails, And Narcissistic Men

  • Pine bark extract supposedly reduces menstrual pain. [Medical News Today]
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    Wednesday Quickies!

  • Tori Spelling’s dog Mimi La Rue died at the age of 11. This makes me want to go home and hug Lucca. [Perez Hilton]
  • Even proper Brits accidentally say sexual things. [Daily Bedpost]
  • Some summer trends aren’t worth following. [College Candy]
  • Lily Tomlin shares a guide to hiring women from 1943. [Shine]
  • Literally get Michelle Obama’s look for only $99. [Politico.com]
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    Katy Perry On The Young And The Restless Mag

    Our girl Katy Perry made a guest appearance on soap opera The Young and the Restless last week. On the show, she was photographed for the cover of the new magazine Restless Style, and the cover will be unveiled on the show on June 27. But the magazine sort of exists even though it’s fictional! Like, they really did a photo shoot and there’s an article about her! Anyway, I have been trying to figure out how to wear a really long strand of pearls like what she’s got on (sadly, mine aren’t Chanel), so if you have any style suggestions, please let me know — keep in mind that I’m not a rock star, and the vintage dress with “Like A Virgin” gloves and fishnets probably wouldn’t work on me. [Restless Style] Keep reading »

    Danger! Beware Of Thong!

    A woman in Los Angeles is suing Victoria’s Secret over a defective thong. Um, one could argue, they’re all defective, after all, we’re talking about paying for a permanent wedgie here. But seriously, 52-year old Macrida Patterson is taking the lingerie line to court because she claims a “design problem” caused a metallic decoration on her “V-string” to come loose. When she went to put the panties on, the ornament hit her in the eye causing damage to her cornea. Eye-yi-yi, there is just an ever growing number of reasons why we love coverage! [Smoking Gun and CNN] Keep reading »

    Porn, Starring Grandpa

    Competition is stiff in the porn industry (Get it? Stiff? Ha.), and specializing is really the way to go. Since most porn features strapping, young men and women, the niche that’s more open — and actually doing quite well in Japan — is that involving old people. The stars are balding or gray, their skin sagging, but stars like Shigeo Tokuda, 74, have no problem undressing for the camera. Shigeo has appeared in about 350(!) adult films over the past 14 years, and his wife and daughter have no idea. Elder-porn seems to appeal to older people who can’t relate to the young ‘uns, and younger people like it because there is this something that only an older generation has and the young people do not possess,” said director Gaichi Kono. Sadly though, there is age discrimination in this line of work. While a popular young actress might earn $100,000 per film, a “mature” one might only be paid $2,000. That’s why it’s so important to love your job. [Time] Keep reading »

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