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The Daily Squeeze: Gene Simmons Caught On Tape, Throat Cancer, And Athletic Performance

  • Clips of what appears to be Gene Simmons getting it on with Elsa, an Austrian model, are making the rounds online. We started to wonder if it shows him making use of that famous tongue, but then we realized we’d rather not know. He’s kind of old. And gross. [The Sun (U.K.)]
  • In case you don’t already know this, you can get STDs from oral sex. Not only that, but HPV can incubate in the back of your throat and it has been linked to a form of throat cancer. Gag! [U.S. News]
  • Some athletes and coaches claim that having sex can lead to poor performance on the field the next day, but they’re probably wrong. Muhammad Ali reportedly abstained from sex for weeks before a big fight to make himself meaner, however, sexuality activity actually increases testosterone and doesn’t affect aerobic power. Plus, if you’re a professional athlete you should be able to handle a little extra exercise. [Canada.com]
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    An Open Letter To American Idol

    Dear Randy, Paula, and Simon,
    Seriously, how dumb are you guys to give up on Josiah Leming, a guy who actually writes his own (amazing) songs, sings Mika’s “Grace Kelly” as an audition song, has the adorable look that teens (and, um, women) will go crazy for, and has a voice that channels some of the most popular bands making money today? And you actually let through that kid with the hair-band highlights? Out. Of. Touch.
    Love,
    The Frisky
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    Student Sex Workers Rising Across The Pond

    College students in the UK are getting sick of working their butts off and struggling to make loan payments, so more are turning to sex work in order to pay off their debt more quickly (while it may be quick, it’s certainly not painless). The number of students working in the sex industry has risen from about 4 percent in 1999 to an estimated 8 percent today, according to research by Kingston University in London. “What we can definitely say is that as long as student debt increases, so will the numbers of students entering the [sex] industry,” said Dr. Ronald Roberts, the psychologist leading the research. “Since the introduction of tuition fees in 1998 there has been an increase in students undertaking this kind of work.” It’s sad, but true that these women could work a legitimate job for much less, but, as Catherine (not me), who works as a prostitute, said, “I choose to have a job where you can make a lot of money in a few hours and then actually have time to do my uni[versity] work properly.” Study hard! [Times Online] Keep reading »

    Romance On TV: Lipstick Jungle Introduces The Only Female Cher Impersonator


    After two episodes of Lipstick Jungle, we’re hooked like the show is made of chocolate. Despite wanting to hate it, we’ve managed to make it through the name “Lipstick Jungle”, some cheesy dialogue, and the show’s “how to look like the stars” Maybelline make-up commercials without puking. But there is still one chunk that’s too hard to swallow and, sadly, it’s smack dab in the middle of our favorite part here at the Frisky: the sex scenes. Nico, played by blonde beauty Kim Raver, has a hot boy toy, Kirby, played by the six-pack named Robert Buckley. While the man has plenty of sex appeal, the 80’s kid inside us has stopped picturing the pink Nintendo Kirby and has gotten stuck on yet another timeless image: Cher. You know her signature top lip lick? She, and her impersonators (like Jack on Will and Grace — check out the clip above!), do it all the time…and so does Nico while she’s having sex! Instantly “Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves” starts playing in our heads — although, perhaps that would be a better show title…. Anyway, we hope this week we’ll get to stay in the moment when Nico and Kirby get down and Nico’s tongue won’t get out.
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    The Daily Squeeze: DNA Dating, A Month-Long Sex Quest, Art In Paris, And A Canadian Co-Op

  • Dating site ScientificMatch.com has users send in a sample of their DNA so that matches can be made based on immune system genes, along with the usual personality preferences. “Nature wants us to breed with others that have different immune system genes than ours,” said Chris Holz, Scientific Match’s co-founder. [The Daily Free Press]
  • A church in southwest Florida is having a 30-day sex challenge. Married members are encouraged to have sex every day for 30 days, while the unmarried must go to bed alone. [WESH.com]
  • An exhibit in Paris aimed at 9-to-14-year-olds delves into sexual issues, including “What does making love mean?” and “If a pregnant woman eats spinach, does the baby in her tummy taste it too?” Ooh la la! [LA Times]
  • In Canada, brothels are illegal but prostitution isn’t, so a group is attempting to set up a legal sex “co-op” in time for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. [Stuff.co.nz]
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    The Daily Squeeze: White Castle Weddings, STDs, And A Prime Minister’s Sex Life

  • Three couples were married in a Columbus, OH, White Castle on Valentine’s Day (BTW, Columbus is White Castle’s home city. Go Ohio!) Instead of throwing rice, a flower girl threw salt and pepper packets. We hope she threw the salt over her left shoulder for good luck. Also, there should be a movie, Harold and Kumar Get Married In White Castle. [Yahoo!]
  • Right after Valentine’s Day is a super popular time for people in Knox County, IL, to get tested for STDs. “The week after Valentine’s Day, we are swamped with STD testing,” said Laura Fullerton, the health department’s director of chronic disease and clinical services. “Any holiday is usually a good time to have sex, but Valentine’s Day is bad for STDs. We are busy after today.” We thought you were supposed to spend Valentine’s Day with your special someone, not that un-special anyone you picked up at a bar. [The Register-Mail]
  • If you find yourself in possession of an STD, do your lucky partner a favor and send him an anonymous email telling him he better get tested or risk discomfort in the crotch area. [inSPOT]
  • The Prime Minister of Finland is suing his ex-girlfriend for about $70,000 in damages because she divulges details of their relationship in her book, The PM’s Bride, which was published days before the general election in Finland. (He still won.) Also, apparently he broke up with her via text message. [Daily Mail (U.K.)]
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    Get Your Rocks Off: The Frisky’s Single Gal Date Mix

    Valentine’s Day was a big date night feast and some of us poor suckers starved to death. Sometimes the buffet of singles doesn’t look so hot, but eventually you’ll have to eat something. Whether it’s tonight, tomorrow, or sometime in the future, you will be showing off your feminine wiles all in the hopes that someone will treat you to a meal. This important mating ritual requires a certain amount of finesse. And baby, we know you got it! Now it’s time to flaunt it. When you’re getting ready for a date you need to do three key things:
    1. Look hot.
    2. Feel hot.
    3. Get yourself in the mood.
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    Your Phone Knows Whether He Likes You

    A new service from a mobile phone operator in South Korea can supposedly tell how much the person at the other end of the line likes you by analyzing their voice. After a convo, users receive an analysis via text that breaks down the amount of affection, surprise, concentration, and honesty in the person’s voice. The service costs only about $1.59 a month, which doesn’t seem like much since it’s a lie detector and a love-o-meter rolled into one. [Reuters] Keep reading »

    Radio Station Breaks Up… Marriage

    Sick of your spouse, but your bank account is worse off than you are? No problemo! You’ve got a couple more hours to apply for WKLC Rock 105’s divorce give away. One lucky couple will get a trip to Splitsville for free from West Virginian attorney Rusty Webb. Jay Nunley, the sympathetic scrooge of Valentine’s Day and smart station programming director, said about the promotion, “Sure we can give away concert tickets, and we do. That’s going to make you happy for a little while. This is the chance to make someone happy for the rest of their life.” To qualify for the un-”I do’s”, just fill out this form and then tune-in for the divorce drawing at 5pm. Good luck dumping the douche! But if you don’t win, perhaps you could give your worse half a box of crappy worm-filled chocolates for Valentine’s Day. That oughta get the job done. [Yahoo! News] Keep reading »

    Facebook Will Lead To The Downfall Of Romance And Mystery!

    I’ve decided that Facebook and MySpace are dangerous for couples. Here are some examples of what I mean:

    1. My fiance and I are both on Facebook, but were not “friends” until recently because, as he said, “I hate Facebook. I only am on it for work networking reasons.” Which explains why, I guess, he didn’t accept my friend request for six months. And then I had to badger him into accepting our engagement status online.
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