A new study reveals that when it comes to a woman’s pleasure during sex, size does indeed matter, but not in the way you may think. Apparently, men with large incomes give women more orgasms than men with smaller ones. The Chinese Health and Family Life Survey interviewed 5,000 Chinese people about their personal lives, including questions about their sex lives, income and other factors. Of the 1,534 women surveyed with male partners, 121 reported always having orgasms during sex, while 408 more had them “often”. Another 762 “sometimes” came while 243 had them rarely or never. These figures are similar to those for western countries. While there were several factors responsible for these variances, money was attributed as the main factor. Study author, Dr Thomas Pollet, said: “Increasing partner income had a highly positive effect on women’s self-reported frequency of orgasm. More desirable mates cause women to experience more orgasms.” Dr. Pollet believes this phenomenon “is an ‘evolutionary adaptation’ that is hard-wired into women, driving them to select men on the basis of their perceived quality.” So basically, he thinks women are biologically predisposed to be gold-diggers. Surely there are other reasons women may have orgasms more frequently with wealthy men. Perhaps men with larger incomes are more sexually confident; Maybe they have less anxiety about their flaws and, um, shortcomings, making them better lovers; Or, maybe, just maybe, this study is totally bogus. [Times Online] Keep reading »
Paste Magazine has a genius way to help you celebrate Inauguration Day. Obamicon.Me allows you to create an image of your own inspired by Shephard Fairey’s iconic Obama posters. Not only can you use your personalized Obamicon as your IM buddy icon of Facebook profile picturre, but you also can slap your face on postage stamps, mugs, T-shirts, and a bunch of other products. God bless America! Keep reading »
Wake me up at the crack of dawn looking for sex, and I’m likely to ignore you, or yell at you — and not in a dominatrix type of way. To put it mildly, I’m not a morning person — or, rather, I’m up for “morning sex,” if 11:59 a.m. counts as “morning.” But others have different ideas on the matter, so I asked my friends what time of the day equals sexytime for them. Keep reading »
Michelle Obama’s expressions seemed a little softer this weekend. That’s because she underwent an eyebrow makeover. After bloggers warned that her eyebrows could cost her husband the election and pundits like Bill O’Reilly said her intense look was too angry or severe, Obama got the message that her brows needed to be revamped. Obama’s makeup artist, Ingrid Grimes-Myles, is willing to take all the blame because she said her personal aesthetic is a high arch, so she trained Obama’s brows to grow in that shape. Then in late summer, the criticism over the brows reached critical mass and the makeup artist took note, bringing the brows down and training them to grow in that direction, instead. To groom Obama’s brows, Grimes-Myles uses Tweezerman tweezers and a combo of brow powders and pencils. [ChicagoTribune.com] Keep reading »
Victoria has two secrets. One for the sexy and sleek vixen who has come to embody the brand. And another for the sexy and comfy collegiate represented by the PINK line, which favors comfy sweats, hoodies and T-shirts over garter belts and corsets. Now HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) students are being let in on the PINK secret. Victoria’s Secret has added an HBCU collection, featuring Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Howard University, North Carolina A&T State University and Southern University, to its arsenal of college inspired apparel. This may seem like a frivolous exploit to some, but it might actually point to a more significant trend occurring in the United States. Keep reading »
The first year of marriage is the hardest, I’d been told many times by my friends. While I wasn’t sure if I was prepared for the uncertain road that lay ahead, I certainly felt like I’d gotten fair warning and couldn’t expect to be surprised by the challenges that would come once I entered marriage. Once the wedding is over, it’s the two of you, making a life together, and that’s not easy for anyone.
So, I felt ready to encounter squabbles and misunderstandings and the taking-for-granted that comes when you know someone really well and expect to be around them for a long time. When something came up, I could tell myself, “OK, this is normal.”
But there were some other parts of newlywed life that bummed me out, stuff that I never thought would have mattered to me … until it did. Keep reading »