Have you been tested lately? California health officials announced yesterday that an actress in the porn industry has been diagnosed with HIV––just another reminder to be safe when you’re having fun in bed. This is the first publicized case of HIV from the industry since 2004 (although the California health records show 22 HIV cases total since 2004). According to Steven Hirsch, an executive at Vivid Entertainment Group, the adult film industry has pumped out over 100,000 films since 2004 (whoa that’s an insane amount of porn), so having this few cases shows how successful the health practices have been in the business. While actors are required to be tested within 30 days of doing a shoot, and HIV cases have been very low, the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation reports that approximately 15 actors every week test positive for other infections. I will stop with the scary statistics about the icky infections and just provide you with a little PSA from your mother at The Frisky: use condoms, get tested and have safe fun! [Fox News] Keep reading »
Among my least favorite words and phrases in the English language are: ‘date night,’ ‘panties,’ and ‘making love.’ And among those, the worst offender is by far ‘making love.’ I’ve never understood why people can’t just say ‘having sex,’ the sort of innocuous, less-pervy alternative. I mean, use whatever phrase you want with the person you’re doin’ it with, but in mixed company, ‘making love’ just reeks of things that are too private to share with others. (Am I the only one who immediately thinks of ‘love juice’ when I hear the term or is that a common word association?). Anyway, in case you were wondering what the difference is between ‘having sex’ and ‘making love,’ a sex-related Q&A column on MSN attempts to give the answer, after the jump. Keep reading »
There’s a certain appreciation to be had for a tattoo-clad man; ink can be incredibly hot and badboy-esque. (That is, assuming he’s got something serious on his body and not an, “Oh man, my buddy and I got so f-ed up in Cabo this one time, so we got these matching Chinese tats.”) Part of the appeal of a man with a tattoo is hoping its design represents inner sensitivity or pain, that he’ll one day open up about. So what if his mark is something dorky? Nerd journal Discover magazine has amassed a gallery of “science tattoos” on its website that range from chemical equations and atomic representations, to fossils and faces of Darwin.
We’re all for nerd style, and are on the fence as to whether a guy with a quantum equation tattooed on his arm is sweet…or just a good way to cheat in Physics class? [Discover Magazine] Keep reading »
I was trying really hard not to mock the daylights out of Under-Ease, the anti-flatulence underwear from the peeps at Under-Tec, but I failed. You gotta admit, the name does not inspire confidence. Still, the eau de fart, or more officially referred to as malodorous flatus, is a literal bummer. If you think about it, the lot of the prolific farters is a rough one. We all make fart jokes and occasionally let out a real ripper, but it must actually bite to regularly set off stink bombs at school, at work, or on a date. In theory if you wear Under-Ease, your hot date will never know you cut the cheese. Unless of course you order a cheese plate. I myself am partial to stinky goopey french cheese which my dates have found far more disgusting than a fart or two. Keep reading »
You wear a helmet, use sunscreen, and always wrap it up. Safety freak? Perhaps, but you’re always safe in style, so of course you wouldn’t have any old fire extinguisher. Check out these chic French babies by Fire Design, which almost serve as better décor than protection. Choose from motifs of white flowers against a magenta background, metallic shooting stars, or pink and purple tetris pixels. We’d tell you to stop, drop, and roll over to get one…but you probably already knew that. [Fire-Design.fr] Keep reading »