The Daily Squeeze: Infections, Housing Shortages, and Incomes

  • It’s possible that your pet is the one giving you UTIs. A study at the University of Minnesota found that E. coli strains, including the ones that cause urinary tract infections, can easily pass between people and their pets. Now they just have to figure out whether this actually increases the risk of a UTI, so don’t start blaming your furry friend quite yet. [Reuters]
  • In a South African sex survey, men making more money were most likely to use sex toys — 51 percent used them in the highest income bracket, compared with 29 percent on average. If money doesn’t buy love, it can certainly buy some lovemaking accouterments. [The Times (S. Africa)]
  • There isn’t enough university housing for French students, so many of them continue living at home while attending school, which can make hooking up a little complicated. The French students’ union UNEF is campaigning for the government to construct more student housing with racy posters that feature a young couple getting it on in a bed with a parent sleeping on either side of them. [Spiegel]
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    FriskyScopes With Kiki T

    For the week of February 25-March 2, 2008

    Pisces (February 20-March 20)
    The aftershocks from a recent change in your relationship are still reverberating in your mind and it’ll affect your body for a while too. Although you might feel shaken and stirred on many different levels, know that you are on the right path and whatever dismal drama you are facing now in the end will make you a hotter commodity. Trust.
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    The Nookie Know-It-All: Seeking Stamina

    “Some guys can have sex several times in a row, while others need a few hours in between sessions. What might account for this variation, and is there a way for guys to make it so that they can increase not only stamina during sex, but decrease the amount of recovery time they need in between sessions?” — Ready For Another Round, Boston, MA

    The better men eat, the better their stamina. Getting an erection (and using it) takes a lot of nutrients and blood, so men should eat lots of healthy whole grain carbs to provide energy. Zinc (which helps produce testosterone and sperm) is a good supplement to take, but you can also find it in lots of different seafoods, peas and lentils.

    One time, over a very awkward lunch, my mom told me my dad took the “blue pill” (Viagra), and went on for hours over and over again. I can’t describe it, but the look on her face was not a smile. Still, if you’re not interested in trying the natural route, you can always suggest that your partner take a prescription supplement. Or, if you’re cheap, that Horny Goat Weed they sell at the corner deli.
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    Cold Feet: $25,000, Not Marrying the Wrong Person: Priceless

    Ah, your wedding day(s). From the dress to the dinner, it’s easy to spend your life’s savings. Of course you want everything to be perfect for the event where two become one, but what if your betrothed backs out at the last minute? Then you’re left holding a big bill for the dance hall, the cake, and a pile of shrimp cocktail. Well, at least one politician has had enough. Jose Antonio Zepeda, a city deputy for Mexico City’s conservative National Action Party, wants to change the capital’s civil code to include a compensation clause for getting cold feet. If passed this spring, the bill will force the fiancé who has cold feet to pay the others’ wedding costs. So, while they’ll still be able to break your heart, they won’t be able to break your bank. [Reuters] Keep reading »

    The Daily Hotness: James McAvoy

    Even though James McAvoy wasn’t nominated for his role in Atonement, we were still lucky enough to hear his lovely Scottish brogue at last night’s Oscars when he presented the award for Best Adapted Screenplay with Josh Brolin. Seriously, he has the sexiest accent ever. His new movie, Penelope, with Christina Ricci and Reese Witherspoon, hits theaters this Friday—though after watching the trailer, it sounds like James plays a character with an American accent. Oh well, he still looks amazing. [Penelope]
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    Star Couplings: Angelina Jolie Shows Off Her Baby Bump

  • Many a bump came out to play at this weekend’s award shows, including Angelina Jolie’s. She and Brad Pitt haven’t confirmed her pregnancy, but unless she has a raging case of gas, we’re pretty sure this picture speaks for itself. [Us Weekly]
  • Oh-kay, so maybe this Justin Timberlake/Kate Hudson baby-making rumor does have some legs. Page Six reports the two have been dating for a year, but makes no mention of Justin’s girlfriend Jessica Biel. There are those whisperings that she’s a lesbian…. Oh, Hollywood, what a tangled web of lies you weave. [Page Six]
  • Sean Penn and Petra Nemcova showed up at the Oscar parties together. So glad that he’s become one of those cliche “concerned” celebrities who just wants to boink supermodels. Sigh. [DListed]
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