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Ty Makes Sasha And Malia Dolls

Ty, the toy company that makes Beanie Babies, recently released dolls named “Sweet Sasha” (left) and “Marvelous Malia” (right) as part of their TyGirlz Collection. The company, based outside of Chicago in Oak Brook, IL, said they chose those names because “they are beautiful names,” rather than because they’re the names of the First Daughters. “There’s nothing on the dolls that refers to the Obama girls,” said spokesperson Tania Lundeen. “It would not be fair to say they are exact replications of these girls. They are not.” Clearly — the real Obama girls are way cuter. [AP] Keep reading »

What’s It Like To Have A Mom Who Sells Sex Toys? Find Out Soon On TLC

TLC is branching out from its typical fare (“Jon & Kate Plus 8,” “17 Kids and Counting,” “Trading Spaces,” etc.) with a show that’s still family oriented, but a little more on the sexy side. With “Mother Knows Sex,” the channel will follow Patty Brisben, a Midwestern housewife, churchgoer, and mother of four, as she and her family run their business. Brisben and Co. have made millions from Pure Romance, a company that sells sex toys at Tupperware party-like gatherings at people’s homes. How does a family that works together in the sex industry get along? What is it like to discuss dildos with your mother? We’ll find out when “Mother Knows Sex” debuts Feb. 1 at 10pm EST. [AP] Keep reading »

The Five Stupidest Studies Of The Week

OK, so we here at The Frisky can be real geeks sometimes. We eat up any new information about biology, medicine or human behavior. However, we also come across the stupidest studies that just seem to “prove” “theories” that are just basic common sense. And then we think: “Really? Someone funded this crap?” After the jump, our picks for this week’s stupidest studies. Keep reading »

Blog For Choice: What Is Your Pro-Choice Hope For President Obama?

Today is Blog For Choice day, when pro-choice bloggers everywhere “raise the profile of reproductive rights in the blogosphere,” while commemorating Roe V. Wade, which celebrates its 36th anniversary today. Each year, Blog For Choice poses a question and ask the blogosphere to answer and this year’s is especially timely, given the inauguration of President Barack Obama. “What is your pro-choice hope for President Obama and/or the new Congress?” My hope is that Obama and Congress will work together to redistribute the money spent on abstinence only education the last eight years and put it towards comprehensive and compassionate sex education. Everyone, pro-choice and anti-choice, wants abortion statistics to go down and the only way to get there is by making sure everyone, particularly teenagers, understands how to protect themselves from pregnancy (and STDs). So what’s your pro-choice hope for President Obama and/or Congress? Answer in the comments! Anti-choice? Sorry! [Blog For Choice] Keep reading »

Caroline Kennedy Takes Herself Out Of The Senate Race

Caroline Kennedy is no longer in the running for Hillary Clinton’s seat in the U.S. Senate. Yesterday, Kennedy told New York Governor David Paterson that “…for personal reasons I am withdrawing my name from consideration for the United States Senate.” And that’s all she’s said about it so far. [ABC News] Keep reading »

Should Michelle Obama Get A Salary As First Lady?

America is going to expect a lot from Barack Obama over his next four to eight years as president. And a lot will also be expected of his wife, who will essentially be doing her job backwards. And in heels. Well, maybe not so much. But she won’t be getting paid.

Should we remedy this situation? Hell no. Why’s that? Well, let’s start here. Barack Obama focused much of his campaign – and his presidency going forward – on a call to charity work. Should his wife really be the first First Lady who refuses to donate her time to better the nation? Keep reading »

Are You An Internet Snoop?

If you’ve been guilty of snooping through your luvah’s internet history, you’re definitely not alone. A recent UK survey found that a whopping 70 percent of Brits regularly check their partners’ online activity. These aren’t isolated incidents — respondents admitted to snooping at least once a month to see if their partners had been surfing porn sites, trading sexy photos or love notes with anyone, or had been up to any other sneaky activities. “There really is nowhere to hide on the web anymore; especially now that people are so active online, with social networking sites and forums. People can post pictures or inappropriate comments that, when taken out of context, can lead to serious problems at home,” said study author, Steffen Ruehl. Keep reading »

Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience Screens At Sundance

The latest buzz at this year’s Sundance Film Festival centers around Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming movie, “The Girlfriend Experience.” The film has gotten tons of attention since it was announced, for two reasons. It’s a peek into the exclusive, mostly unseen world of high-end escorting. And, its star is Sasha Grey, a 20-year-old adult film star. This week, “The Girlfriend Experience” made its debut at the festival, and the reviews range from positive to mixed. Defamer reports: “[A]s Soderbergh films go, it’s in the austere league of ‘Bubble’ and ‘Che,’ likely to confound the average moviegoer and irritate the eager pornhound Grey-ophile — which is kind of how we like him.” Even though it stars a porn star, the movie features no explicit sex, nor, opines Defamer, “any sexiness whatsoever.” Other critics describe “GFE” as “not-half-bad,” “a nuanced character study,” and “fascinating.” Keep reading »

Quickies!: White House Sex, Aretha’s Inaugural Hat, Unabomber Role Play

  • A lot has gone on behind the closed doors of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., including a few love affairs and sex scandals. Check out how our presidents’ secret love lives shaped our values regarding sex and relationships as a nation. Just a heads up, the article doesn’t mention James Buchanan’s suspected homosexuality. [Your Tango]
  • Fighting for someone that doesn’t want to be with you hurts and is futile. Instead, close that chapter on your life. [Dear Sugar]
  • Is becoming a porn queen acceptable for a former beauty queen? Yes, it is, especially for a former Miss USA who enjoys combining her two passions–sex and acting. [Shine]
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    Inauguration Day Missed Connections

    After the day’s festivities, which included dancing until the early morning hours, the president and first lady were probably too worn out to have sex last night, but that doesn’t mean other people didn’t have fun! While there weren’t as many Inauguration Day Craigslist missed connections in Washington, D.C., as there were on election night, there were enough to prove that Obama really does bring people together! Keep reading to see a selection… Keep reading »

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