Sarah Katherine Lewis used to be a sex worker, but she’s also a bacon enthusiast, and, somehow, she has combined these two aspects of herself into a book called, Sex and Bacon: Why I Love Things That Are Very, Very Bad for Me. Interestingly enough, Sarah doesn’t like to combine sex and food in her own life. “The one time I ever had someone drizzle honey on me it got really sticky and really unpleasant, and then we both kind of just got up and cleaned up,” she said in an interview with the Seattle Times. “It was really completely unerotic and very anticlimactic.” Sarah seems cool because she feels that eating “fake” foods (anything low-fat, light, or diet) is the same as faking an orgasm — neither does the body good. [Seattle Times and Amazon.com] Keep reading »
FHM magazine in Australia conducted an online poll of 57,000 men, and 28 percent of them said they hoped to marry a virgin, while 41 percent wanted to marry women who had five sexual partners or fewer. The survey respondents were mostly college-educated, employed men in their late 20s, which makes me wonder, if Australian men between age 30 and 39 have slept with an average of 9.5 women, how can they expect there to be any virgins left? They’re not helping their own cause. Dr. Gail Hawkes, a sexuality expert at the University of New England said, “You would not be surprised if we saw that in 1960, not 2008.” We couldn’t agree more. [Sydney Morning Herald] Keep reading »
Pole dancing is all the rage with suburban housewives or as we like to call them, “Stellas gettin’ their groove back.” But America isn’t the only pole-lovin’ motherland; the U.K.’s got a case of stripper fever too. Although earlier in the season, a 40-year-old mom slid down Britain’s Got More Talent, but her skills don’t even compare to the technique of the living Billy Elliot. After lifting himself up out of the ghetto and up onto the side of a street lamp pole, the 14-year-old boy break-danced his way to the top. Last season, he was told he wasn’t good enough, but George “Comeback Kid” Sampson picked himself up and practiced to make it perfect. His hard work paid off and he just won the entire televised competition on his second time around. George’s rendition of Singin’ In The Rain would make even Gene Kelly cry, but this submitter openly admits to her runny mascara. Look out Justin Timberlake, this kid’s got talent! [Daily Mail]
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Not sure if you want to spend $3.99 on this month’s Vogue? Don’t worry, we’ve got Wendy Felton, Editor of GlossedOver.com, here to tell you exactly what’s up on the sex, love, and relationships front in each month’s crop of lady mags.
It’s wedding season! Women’s magazines have put the focus on marriage this month, bursting with altar-centric advice—from dating him to divorcing him. Here’s the lowdown:
Not sure if he’s the one? Cosmopolitan‘s June issue devotes four pages to an illustrated lesson on snooping. A pair of panties means danger, “unless they’re his size,” but a platinum credit card? “Bingo!” Cosmo also spills the beans on what he’s thinking about now (beer), what he wants to hear in bed (“Wow! Where’d you learn that?”), and the location of his g-spot (exactly where you think it is). Also of note is “What They Crave at Every Age.” If he says he’s too young to be wed, don’t hold your breath. According to Cosmo‘s handy age-based breakdown, men aren’t ready to get married until…well, ever.
Self offers a smidgen of good news: sex dreams are only metaphors, and kissing burns 11 calories in 10 minutes and fights tooth decay. Then the magazine commissions a marriage therapist to deconstruct one couple’s squabble over child care. The doc’s advice: Use “I” statements and keep your barbs situation-specific. No matter how well you fight, the prognosis for your marriage may not be good. “Will Your Love Last?” is an excruciatingly long three-page quiz to help you spot red flags.
Speaking of relationship red flags, Elle‘s cover warns “Don’t Get Spitzered.” No one’s happy in this collection of essays grappling with marital infidelity, with the possible exception of one writer, a former Craigslist call girl who discusses her experiences. There’s also a chilling report on New York’s divorce laws, which allow the dissolution of marriages in only four limited circumstances. Get ready to prove “cruel and inhuman” treatment in court!
The outlook for couples doesn’t get any sunnier in Marie Claire‘s “Love and Sex” section, which specializes in true confessions. One guy divulges his addiction to online dating; a mom reveals the marital discord that led to her affair with another woman; and a single woman pops a Xanax on the first date at the behest of her suitor. Apparently, anti-anxiety pills are the “thinking man’s date rape drug.” Need more cheering up? Read on! There’s the true story of a woman who unknowingly married a terrorist, and a six-page section on dealing with summer’s surfeit of weddings. What you need to know for June: re-gifting is fine, carry safety pins, and, hooking up with groomsmen is not recommended.
Allure also has weddings on the brain, serving up a think piece about what to wear when getting married for the second time. Lesson learned: wear a bra under that white wedding dress. As for other things adult women should already know, don’t ask your partner whether you look fat. Studies show that you’ll be angry when he urges you to head for the gym. (They needed a study to figure that out?) Pregnant newlywed celeb du jour Jessica Alba tells the mag that performing in The Vagina Monologues made her comfortable with her sexuality, and says “I never believed women had to be virgins when they got married, or that a woman has to fall in love with a guy just because they’re having sex. I don’t think sex is a big deal.”
Sex may not be a big deal, but getting married certainly is! Vogue and W feature plenty of expensive baubles for the bride. Carrie Bradshaw, the single girl who spawned a million imitators, is all over Vogue, as the magazine covers the filming of a photo shoot scene for the Sex and the City-movie version of Vogue, which features Carrie as a 40-year-old bride. Got all that? They also suggest $645 Manolo Blahniks and a $950 leather ring box for the “unconventional” (read: unconventionally and ridiculously wealthy) newlywed, while W‘s “Bridal Flash” prefers colored gowns and off-the-rack Marchesa dresses “suitable for the woman who marries on impulse and for the last-minute shopper.” Oh, her.
Impulsive brides? Who can be impulsive when there’s so much to buy before getting married? That is, if any woman is still willing to walk down the aisle after reading all the melancholy tales of marriage in this month’s magazines.
After this IM, we’re seriously not saying the words “Sex and the City” for a very, very, very long time. Cross our hearts and hope to die! Our impressions over IM, after the jump. Oh, and there are spoilers! Keep reading »
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When men watch sexy videos or handle lingerie, they seek immediate gratification. “After they touched a bra, men are more likely to be content with a smaller immediate monetary reward,” writes Bram Van den Bergh, one of the study’s authors. “Prior exposure to sexy stimuli may influence the choice between chocolate cake or fruit for dessert.” So, if men want to get rich or lose weight, maybe they need to cut themselves off the porn and nudie mags. Lingerie is a gateway drug, people. [EurekAlert!] Keep reading »