This week I gotta an email from a lady with the subject line “loss of confidence.” Haven’t we all been there?! So, my Frisky friends, let’s show this girl some love and get her back on her feet. Here’s what she had to say about her situation:
“I’m a 22-year-old college student who loves to have sex. However, my 27-year-old boyfriend doesn’t seem interested, not that I blame him. See, he is his grandmother’s caretaker and is required to spend nights at her house, where I’m not allowed to stay the night. I’ve tried to get him to come to my apartment for some alone time, but usually we just spend time at his house, with his grandma. I’m sick of being ignored. I’ve been turned down so many times by him that I’ve given up on ever having sex with him again. When we do have sex, it’s unbelievable and both of us just go nuts. But we haven’t had sex for three months out of our seven month relationship, and when we do, it’s only once a month. I understand him not wanting to have sex in his grandmother’s house, but there are alternatives. I’m at my wit’s end. Help!”
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I’m planning to spend the 4th of July at some friends’ rooftop BBQ in Brooklyn, where, if we’re lucky, we’ll get a view of some fireworks over the Hudson, and if we’re unlucky, we’ll drown our sorrows in lotsa beer. If you haven’t yet figured out what you’re doing tomorrow, Mapquest might be able to help you. Just zoom in to your city, click on their special fireworks icon on the right and see what Independence Day events are going on in your area. It’d be better if they had, like, a “hot guy” icon or “tastiest mini red, white and blue cupcakes” icon, but, whatever, beggars can’t be choosers, I guess. However you decide to celebrate America’s birthday, have a wonderful time and a great holiday weekend! [via Jaunted] Keep reading »
Earlier this week, Lady Gaga took time out from pantslessness and boob explosions to volunteer at AIDS charity Body Positive North West in Manchester, England. “I want to make it fashionable to have safe sex,” she said. “You must be safe. You can have sex with hundreds of people with a condom on and get nothing. If you have sex without one, then you could get all sorts of problems.” Hey, if the singer can create a trend out of neglecting to put clothes on the lower half of her body, maybe she can get people to put on condoms.
While she was at the AIDS center, she helped paint the above mural that included her likeness. The hair-bow is accurate, but why is she wearing leggings? [The Advocate] Keep reading »
Get ready to rumble, açai, watermelon, and whatever other edibles have been touted as “superfoods,” because there’s a new contender entering the ring. A researcher at Kansas State University has developed a variety of sweet potato that has thick purple skin and flesh that increases its cancer-fighting properties. “The color is the important part because the purple color is responsible for the amount of anthocyanin in the potato,” Soyoung Lim said. Reportedly, the purple sweet potato not only possesses high quantities of this cancer-fighting element, but it’s also packed with antioxidants. The taters should be available for clinical trials next year. I can’t wait to start having violet-colored sweet potato pie at Thanksgiving. [Marie Claire U.K.] Keep reading »
In his August “Jake (A Man’s Opinion)” column in Glamour, single guy Jake discusses “7 ‘Sexy’ Things That Aren’t” (which reminds us of our Sweet Overload: 15 Ways A Guy Can Overdo It). In the last paragraph he writes:
I was at dinner with my last girlfriend, Claudia, admiring the candlelight reflecting off her olive skin, the warmth of her smile and…hold on, was that glitter on her eyes? In glitter’s defense, it’s not not sexy; maybe it’s even in style right now. But it marks the point where makeup veers into arts ‘n’ crafts. No man dates a woman because she’s an expert with cosmetics. He dates you for what’s underneath all that. P.S. Claudia, I miss you, spangles and all.
Even though Jake kind of dissed Claudia’s glitter eyeshadow, he still was man enough to admit he missed her — and he put his feelings in print for millions of people to read. How romantic! So we’d like to know what’s the most romantic thing a former lover has done to win you back or what have you done to get a lover back? Tell us in the comments. Keep reading »
In the past few years, Bravo has produced a mixed bag of reality content, gaining credibility with shows like “Project Runway” and “Top Chef” that actually succeeded in mass marketing two cultural categories. But then came the wave of housewives, Kathy Griffins, and NYC prep school kids, that took the channel to a lowbrow level — albeit it, one that we love. Bravo may now be looking to class things up again, by working with the ultimate in highbrow—the art world. The network is casting for a reality game show for artists, and is tapping major sources like the Art Institute of Chicago and reputable Manhattan galleries for promising students. Keep reading »
Our new obsession, Drake just dropped his new music video for “Best I Ever Had,” directed by Kanye West. After the initial “Degrassi” disabled basketball star flashbacks, I have to admit I just a bit peeved at the bra-less basketball team’s gratuitous bouncing…don’t they know that working out sans sports bra hurts the little sisters? Drake made up for it when he said, “Sweat pants, hair tied, chilling with no makeup on, that’s when you’re the prettiest, I hope that you don take it wrong” and then again (kinda) when you find out his coaching skills were limited to teaching the beauties how to stretch and he essentially admits to being a total perve who just wants to love. What do you guys think, adorable or abominable? Keep reading »
A mother and its one-month-old Californian sea lion nuzzle noses in a Munich, Germany, zoo. [7/3/09] Keep reading »