Animals That Die After They Lose Their Virginity

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Over the weekend I was so busy being cool, I didn’t have any time to watch some random documentary on squids. But if I had watched that nerdy movie, I would have learned that some male squids go right from boner to bummer because they die right after they mate. And you thought losing your virginity was rough!

But it turns out that sex and death go together for a lot of male animals— not just David Carradine. (Too soon for Carradine jokes? Sorry.) Anyway, here are some more weird animal sex facts about animals that make sweet love before it kills them. Sigh, at least my sex life is better than that!

Gay Rodeo Clown

I knew that I was a lesbian very early on. As I reached my twenties, it was clear that I was a butch lesbian, with more “male” energy than “female.” But my long hair and curvy body was not supporting my self-image. That had to change. It’s not that I wanted to be a guy exactly, I just wanted to be able to pass as one—the hair, the look, the attitude. For me, it was not about altering my body so much as it was about altering my hair. The right haircut would put a swagger in my step, a bit of mischief in my eye, and help me attract the femme woman of my dreams. Keep reading »

China Cracks The Whip On Porn

Does anyone else thinks it’s crazy that China has gone apes**t on the porn industry? Yes, porn has been illegal in China since 1949, and there were big old crackdowns on “spiritual pollution” in the 1980s. But recently, the government decided to really get down and dirty with the industry. In 2002, they passed a law whereby censors can look at normal folks’ emails and websites to make sure there was no questionable content involved. Then in 2005, the government locked up Chen Hui, the creator of China’s biggest porn site, and sentenced him to life in prison. In May, the government shut down Love Land, a sex-themed amusement park, before it even opened. Last week, the government started blocking Google on some computers because, well, it’s obviously the portal to sin. Starting on Wednesday, every single computer sold in China will automatically have software installed to keep the owner from surfing for or downloading porn.
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Brass Knuckles Made For Looking Good, Not Evil

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Knuckle Duster Patent Leather Clutch, $1,595, Saks Fifth Avenue

When used for violence, brass knuckles cause more hurt for the recipient of the blow. When incorporated into fashion accessories and other goodies, knuckle dusters add a certain toughness to rings, coffee mugs, and even soap.

Quick Pic: Hair Bows Are SO Two Months Ago

This summer, Lady Gaga says it’s all about hair buttons. [Manchester, U.K., 6/29/09] Keep reading »

Oh Hell No: Denim Tube Tops For Men!

Oh, Jean-Paul Gautier, you never cease to entertain. At his Spring 2010 menswear show the designer has a few of his male models strut down the runway in denim tube tops. While I don’t think this is a trend that will trickle down to the masses, will fashion-obsessed celebs like Kanye West embrace it? Guess we’ll see… [] Keep reading »

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along (In The Lady Blogosphere)?

The only thing that I think I actually am naive about is that we all might be able to get along. Keep reading »

Liveblogging “The Bachelorette” For June 29th 2009

Another Monday, another two hours spent willing Jillian to Cowboy Wes home. Will our prayers finally come true? By the looks of the previews, this week is going to be CLIMACTIC, as it seems that Pilot Jake returns to call out Wes and maybe propose to Jillian. See ya at 8 pm! Keep reading »

Quickies!: Rihanna Still Wants To Be Chris Brown’s Friend?!

  • Rihanna supposedly wants Chris Brown’s restraining order lifted so the two can “work on their friendship.” [Your Tango] — Rihanna’s dad doesn’t approve, and neither do we. [I'm not surprised at all by this. -- Annika]
  • Em & Lo want to know — do you have good playdar? [Em & Lo]
  • North Carolina schools are now paying teenage girls, to not get pregnant. The going rate is $365 a year, or $1 a day.[Lemon Drop] — Not sure if this is the best route to pregnancy-free teens, as I’d take sex over a dollar any day.

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Christian Siriano For Payless 2.0

So, is it fierce enough for you?  Christian Siriano of “Project Runway” fame is continuing his collaboration with Payless Shoes. If you remember, the budget shoe company sponsored Siriano’s spike studded footwear for his fashion show during New York Fashion Week back in February. His runway shoes have inspired his Fall 2009 collection for Payless which will be in stores this August and retail between $30 and $50. Egyptian hieroglyphics are a strong inspiration for the collection which will feature metallic fabrics, chain metal details, and teals and turquoise tones reminiscent of the Nile. Like the designer himself, the shoes sound a bit dramatic — but I think they are actually cute. This teal “Slither” bootie is one of several styles in the range and will retail for $49.99. What do you think? Ferosh or hot tranny mess? Keep reading »

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