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Teen Masturbation Study Shows Boys Start Earlier And Jerk Off More

Teen boys masturbate more than teen girls and start touching themselves at younger ages, according to a new study of 800 teens by National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior. You’re shocked, right? Keep reading »

Gabrielle Giffords Returns To The House Of Representatives, Inspires Bill’s Passage

Last night, something unexpected happened as the House of Representatives voted on the debt-ceiling compromise. (If you haven’t been following, here is the very short story: Democrats and Republicans have been in a deadlock for months over how to handle our debt load, and the government’s ability to borrow money expires at midnight tonight.) With two minutes left to go in the House’s vote, a side door of the chamber opened and a woman walked in. It was Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, who has been missing from the proceedings since January, when she was shot in the head at point-blank range. While Giffords was a touch unsteady on her feet and didn’t speak much, she had a big smile on her face as she waved to the members of the House. She was greeted with a standing ovation and a flurry of hugs. Her presence appeared to have a palpable effect. While the vote in favor of the compromise bill had been stalled at 200, after Giffords entered her ‘yes’ vote, it shot up to 216 in favor. In the end, the bill passed with 269 votes—sending it to the Senate this morning.

“The Capitol looks beautiful tonight and I am honored to be at work,” Giffords Tweeted. Keep reading »

The 10 Most Horrifying Animal Penises On Earth

The 10 Most Horrifying Animal Penises On Earth!
I am pretty sure the killer whale, if things don’t work out at Sea World, has a future in porn.

Related: 10 Penis Problems That Will Ruin His Sex Life

Today’s Lady News: Birth Control For Everybody!

  • Health insurers will be required to offer birth control without co-pays under the new health care reform laws after August 1, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services announced today. The Institute of Medicine, an independent panel of doctors, released a report last month which said preventative health care for women should be covered and named birth control, STD screening, and HPV testing, among others, as the best practices. Despite pushback from religious groups, the HHS took their suggestions to heart. In a press release, HHS Director Kathleen Sebelius noted “These historic guidelines are based on science and existing literature and will help ensure women get the preventive health benefits they need.” This is exciting! [CNN.com]
  • A federal judge has ruled that Kansas must resume giving federal funding to Planned Parenthood, arguing that the law defunding the state’s clinics is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten said the law seemed to be designed to punish Planned Parenthood because it provides abortions. [Washington Post]

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Barack Obama Glad Michelle Still Finds Him Cute At 50

“What I really want right now is to get a debt-ceiling deal for my birthday … I feel real good about 5-0. I’ve got a little greyer since I took this job, but otherwise, I feel pretty good. Michelle still thinks I’m cute. And I guess that’s, that’s all that matters, isn’t?”

Barack Obama talks to NPR about his 50th birthday, which is coming up on Thursday. We’re with Michelle on this one—we think the grey just makes you look more distinguished, Barack. And we guess it’s up to Congress whether he’ll get the birthday present of his choice. [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »

#ReasonsToBeatYourGirlfriend Trended This Weekend On Twitter

My love/hate relationship with Twitter grew ever-so-slightly more complicated this weekend when the hashtag #ReasonsToBeatYourGirlfriend trended on Sunday. (For the Twitter-uninitiated, a hashtag is a word or phrase prefaced by the # sign, which usually describes a theme people are talking about — for example, #JetsGame or #AmericanIdol.) When a hashtag or phrase becomes so popular that it is one of the top 10 topics people are discussing, it is listed for all to see on the homepage of Twitter. This is called “trending.” Now, to be fair, part of the reason that #ReasonsToBeatYourGirlfriend was “trending” was because people were criticizing the subject. But #ReasonsToBeatYourGirlfriend would not have attracted so much attention in the first place if people weren’t actually tweeting responses to it. Keep reading »

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