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Female Orgasms: Not Evolutionarily Necessary But Definitely Awesome

Both men and women like the pleasure that orgasms bring–but only male orgasms are actually “necessary.” At least that’s what science says–because only male orgasms are needed to make a baby. And now they’re trying to figure out why we should bother caring about women’s orgasms at all.

Ah, science. Science has clearly never had sex or it would know why female orgasms are necessary. In the meantime, Indiana University professor Elizabeth Lloyd, who has whittled down the purpose of the female orgasm into three main possibilities:

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Today’s Lady News: Topeka Decriminalizes Domestic Violence

  • Yup, the city of Topeka actually decriminalized domestic violence (and other misdemeanors) so that it won’t have to pay to prosecute the crimes. Facepalm. [New York Times]
  • Good news about teens and sex: eight out of 10 American teen boys between 2006 and 2010 used a condom the first time they had sex. That’s an increase of nearly 10 percent! [UPI]
  • California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to mandate hospitals develop policies to promote breastfeeding among new moms, which will go into effect January 2014. [Feminist.org]
  • Police in Brooklyn, New York, think they’ve caught a suspected groper and/or rapist who has been attacking women. [Gothamist] Keep reading »

Soapbox: I’m Sorry, But I Just Need To Rant About This Stupid xoJane “Plan B” Piece

Birth Control Facts
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Should Men Pay?
Should men help pay for the Pill? Read More »
IUD Side Effects
A first person experience with the IUD. Read More »

Sigh … Hold on for a minute, need one more … Sigh. So, I was just over at xoJane.com and stumbled upon an article titled, “Get It Together, Girls! Every Goddamn Pharmacy In New York Is Out Of Plan B! Everyone!” and now I am feeling depressed. Depressed because blogger Cat Marnell wrote about her own woefully irresponsible sex life, in which she does not use condoms, won’t go on the Pill because it’ll make her “fat,” and once used Plan B three times in one month, under the banner of it being a larger trend among women.  Keep reading »

Pandas As Pets: China Grants Yanni, Of All People, Permission To Adopt

baby panda photo

Stop the presses: Yanni adopted a female baby panda this weekend from the Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base in China, which he named Santorini. First of all: SQUEEEE. Second of all: Santorini? Third of all: What? I can’t pick which part of this news is more absurd: China permitted a rare individual to adopt a baby panda and it was not me, or that the person who was allowed to adopt was YANNI. The panda officials said they picked Yanni as an adoptive dad because of “the inspiration and harmony his music brings.” Yeah? Well, my posts about vibrators and kinky sex acts bring inspiration to the people, too, ya know.  [9news.com] Keep reading »

Be My Boyfriend: LOLCats #OccupyWallStreet Guy

Occupy Condoms
So you won't get "screwed again." Read More »
Recession Life
How to keep yourself busy during a recession. Read More »

Dear guy holding this purrrrfectly wonderful sign featuring a fluffy Persian cat without health insurance,

I know we already agree on two things: Politics and kittttttttehs. Let’s date.

Love,

Julie

[Flickr/CherryKittenBomb]

Condom Inhalation, Hickey Paralysis & Neon Ass: Horrifying Sex Injuries You Didn’t Know To Be Afraid Of

Sex can be dangerous. That’s why you must protect yourself — not just against pregnancy and STDs, but also from sex-related injuries. And I’m not talking about your run of the mill penis fractures. A broken wiener will sound like a walk in the park when you hear these stories. Click through to learn about the most horrifying sex injuries you didn’t know you should be afraid of. Safety first!

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