Edward Smith has gotten around, except he’s not interested having sex with women. No, he sleeps with CARS. That’s right. The 57 year old’s current “girlfriend” is a Volkswagen Beetle he calls “Vanilla,” but Edward says he’s had sex with at least 999 others. He had his first at 15. “I’m not sick and I don’t want to hurt anyone,” Edward said. “Cars are just my preference.” While not attracted to men or women, he has gotten hot and bother over a 1973 Opal GT named Cinnamon, a 1993 Ford Ranger Splash named Ginger, and a 1969 Beetle named Victoria, to name a few. “I appreciate beauty and I go a little beyond appreciating the beauty of a car only to the point of what I feel is an expression of love,” he said. Okay, I’m confused. Does he really have sex with cars, or is this a metaphor? And what happens to the cars after he’s done with them? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
Theologians in the middle ages devoted a lot of time to thinking about which sex positions were more pleasurable, and therefore more evil. They even distributed special handbooks to those who confessed with suggested penance lengths for various positions and sex acts. The suggested penance for having dorsal sex (woman on top) was three years of bread, water, and abstinence from exotic congress. Anal sex required three years penance if it was with an adult but only two years if it was with a boy. Perhaps the theologians wanted to let clergy off easy? [The Smart Set] Keep reading »
Honest Abe is a friend of ours who emails us his interesting observations about men, women, relationships, sex, and dating from time to time. And from time to time we will excerpt these thoughts in Mind Of Man. Hate it or love it, we’re sure it’ll really be that simple.
I had a conversation yesterday with a close friend the other day, as she was sharing with me her frustration with her boyfriend of 4 years, and his unwillingness to settle down (i.e. popping the question). Here’s the truth, as I told her, about men. Regardless of how great she is, if we’re not ready to settle down, we’re just not ready to settle down. This is why you see two great people break up, and you wonder why that had to happen. Often, it’s because we’re just not ready. Keep reading »
A woman visiting New Zealand from Israel was about to use an ATM when some men whistled at her. She proceeded to calmly strip and use the cash machine before getting dressed and walking away. “She’s not an unattractive looking lady,” Police Sergeant Peter Masters said. After her naked withdrawal, the woman was taken to the police station and told her actions were inappropriate in New Zealand. [Reuters, U.K.] Keep reading »
“What is the technical definition of a sex addict?” — Potential Nympho, via email
The National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity has defined sexual addiction as “engaging in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behavior acted out despite increasing negative consequences to self and others.” Translated, that means that a sex addict is not like Samantha on Sex and the City. It’s way more serious than that.
Sex addicts tend to have the same compulsive personality that alcohol, drug, and gambling addicts have. But while booze, drugs, and card playing aren’t required for human survival, sex is. Sure, some people can choose to be celibate…but having a sex drive is a normal, healthy thing. Because of this, sexual addiction is one of the hardest addictions to treat.
A few signs sexual addicts might exhibit (in case you were curious), after the jump…
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I know you’ve have all been dying to watch Square Pegs, which came out on DVD this week, and now you don’t even have to buy the DVD or add it to your Netflix queue. The Minisode Network, an online channel on Crackle, YouTube, MySpace, and a bunch of other places online, features condensed five- to seven-minute episodes of classic TV shows, and it’s adding Square Pegs to its lineup on Monday! Above is a exclusive sneak peak at one Square Pegs Minisode. In case you forgot, Square Pegs was a show on CBS in 1982 and stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Amy Linker as two teens who are desperate to fit in at Weemawee High School. It feels a lot like My So-Called Life or Freaks and Geeks but with fabulous ’80s outfits.
Come Monday, check out more Square Pegs Minisodes on Crackle. Keep reading »
Yay! She looks happy, which makes us happy. [Wendy and Lucy premiere, Cannes Film Festival, 5/22/08] Keep reading »
Another nice story has come out of the tragedy in China. One policewoman who was breast-feeding her own child took it upon herself to breast-feed several babies rescued after the earthquake. At one point, she was feeding nine babies — five of them orphans. “It is a mother’s reaction,” she said, “and a basic duty as a police officer to help.” [CNN] Keep reading »