Cougar, spinster, playgirl, bachelorette. So many slang terms all mean the same thing: a single gal who lives on her own and on her own terms, like Kylie Minogue (chart topping dance hits and spandex booty shorts not required). But a new word has been coined in the U.K. and Australia: “freemale”
. A freemale is a woman who stays single and only uses her vajane as an in-door for sex, not as an out-door for babies. The colloquialism, which has just washed up on our shores
, is a mix of freedom and female, two words which should go hand in hand already. But what the new lingo “freemale” is actually is doing is taking away an inherent quality of being a woman and being an individual, choice. “Freemale” is making it seem as though women with families didn’t choose that life for themselves. Or, worse yet, we aren’t doing our own thing if we’re just “female.” How does being in a relationship with a man only qualify you as a woman? That’s just major misogynistic BS. Especially as the number of women, 25 to 44, who fit the definition of “freemale” has doubled to nearly 700,000 over the past 20 years. So, while the intention to popularize the Destiny’s Child style Independent Woman
movement is good, the terminology could still use a little work. Keep reading »
During Antarctica’s long winters, the McMurdo research base has a staff of only 125 scientists — but if any of them are in a position to get lucky, they won’t have to brave the cold to buy condoms. (Do they even have drugstores in Antarctica anyway?) Nearly 16,500 condoms were delivered to the base last month and will be available free of charge throughout the year. “Since everybody knows everyone, it becomes a little bit uncomfortable,” said Bill Henriksen, the base’s manager. And you thought your pool of men was small. [Reuters] Keep reading »
And another one on the way! Isn’t it amazing what fate can provide when you fall in love with a marriage man? Psst! Dean got a man-pedi shortly after this pic was taken. [Los Angeles, CA, 6/9/08] Keep reading »
Jon Hamm plays Don Draper on Mad Men, you know, that show I am totally obsessed with right now. Don is mysterious and complex and seriously sexy, even when he is being a total a-hole to his wife. Relative to the other d-bags he works with at the Sterling-Cooper ad agency, he treats his secretary Peggy with respect. And Hamm plays him to perfection. Seriously, sometimes I catch myself licking my lips while watching the show. It is embarrassing. Anyway, Hamm has been in a relationship with Jennifer Westfeldt, from Kissing Jessica Stein, for, like ever, which makes him 10,000 times cooler in our book. Keep reading »
The BBC and Chinese state television collaborated on a documentary showing giant pandas’ courtship in the wild, and it just might be the first time such images will appear on TV. Very exciting. The producer of the documentary Wild China says the mating calls sound like “Chewbaccas in a pub brawl.” But the guy pandas don’t have it easy. Not only do they have to fight off other men, they have to be ready for the two-day “peak receptive time” for female giant pandas. The male waits it out by eating bamboo. Perhaps the whole eating-chips-on-the-couch-while-watching-sports thing is the human equivalent of the pandas’ pre-sex waiting ritual. [BBC] Keep reading »
A trip to the beach this weekend left me with some pretty nasty sunburns. Yes, I applied sunscreen. SPF 30, in fact. Apparently that wasn’t enough, and now I need to figure out what I can wear that won’t inflict more pain (and will distract my coworkers, who keep coming over to gawk at my crayon-red splotches). This blouse-y t-shirt from Old Navy will let my burns breathe while making me look slightly nautical. I did just come back from the seashore, after all. [Old Navy] Keep reading »
Picture for a moment, if you will, the opening sequence of a film. A romantic comedy. Close, on the female lead, she stands in her apartment a puzzled look on her face – darn it! She wants love! Dating is hilarious! Sex is hilarious! People chase other people through airports and make embarrassing speeches at corporate functions all in the name of L-O-V-E. This female lead is unemployed. She is a slacker. She’s uncertain what she wants to do with her life, but she is certain that she’s ten to fifteen pounds overweight. She engages in recreational drug use, sometimes even drinking bong water. She fears change and cries at the drop of a hat. But boy is she lovable!
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Making use of shampoo can really change you. Not only does it make you look so fresh and so clean, but it also makes you feel better (especially if you went to the beach and didn’t wash your hair all weekend). This site, which I cannot read because it’s in Russian, shows pics of people “before shower” and “after shower.” Most people just look wet, but others went through some big changes. Soap and a razor can change everything. [Hairwash Project via Notcot.org] Keep reading »
“What’s the scoop on the male G-spot?” — Where’s Waldo?, via email
The main difference between the male G-spot and the female G-spot is that one is waaaay easier to find. Wanna guess which one?
If you said male…you’re right. It seems to me that if God were super smart, he would have reversed that. I mean, most guys can barely find the remote control, let alone a piece of spongy tissue inside your vagina. But that makes YOUR job way easier. The male G-spot is essentially the prostate gland, and it’s located in the man’s badonkadonk. Rumor has it that if you stimulate the male G-spot, it makes the guy have an amazing orgasm. Use this guide, after the jump, the next time you’re feeling frisky with your man… Keep reading »
The New York Times had an interesting article in the Style section about two couples, both with books coming out, who made a commitment to have sex every day for a set period of time. One couple did it everyday for a year, the other for 101 days straight. The premise was that to keep sexual satisfaction going in a marriage, you kind of have to work for it — so these couples made a commitment to do it everyday, whether they were sick, not in the mood, running late for work, whatever the usual excuse might be to not drop your drawers and have a hump. An interesting experiment to say the least, and one I considered trying myself for about a half second, before I realized the feef goes out of town for work atleast once a month and OH YEAH, sometimes I would seriously much rather watch TV and paint my toenails. But what about you guys — is this an experiment you would be willing to try yourself? [NY Times] Keep reading »