Did Your Mom Prepare You For Your Period?

In my middle school years, I learned about the menstrual cycle the same way I think most of my girlfriends did — through biology class, Judy Blume books and gossip. My mom told me zilch. My older sister prepared me for nada. Of course, parents these days, a generation later, are much more proactive in talking to their kids about sexuality, and at an early age, well before puberty hits — which I’m pretty sure is a good thing. On Psychology Today’s “Owning Pink” blog this week, Dr. Lissa Rankin has 12 tips for how to prepare a daughter for maturing, including “Take her on a tour of her body” and “Give her permission to tell you anything.” Wow, if I had gotten one such tip from my mom in the mid ’80s, I probably would have felt less shy about my changing body.

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Bareback Mounting

Yet another nakey magazine cover. But somehow Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal manage to make it squeaky clean on Entertainment Weekly. Altogether now … awwwww. Just one week until we get to see two full naked-ish hours of these two in “Love and Other Drugs.” Keep reading »

7 Celebs Who Don’t Think They’re Relationship Material

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No matter how much you want to date “Glee”‘s hot teacher Matthew Morrison, he insists that he’s not cut out for the job. “I’m not a good friend right now. I’m not a good boyfriend,” Morrison told Details, “It’s not that I’m selfish. I’m just focused.” Presumably, the 15-hour days make it difficult to date but Morrison assured the mag that he used to have lots of luck with the ladies back in his Broadway days. [People]

I’m not sure I believe someone that charming when they say they’re not dating material, but we’ve found a few other celebs who’ve put themselves on the dating bench.

Quickies: Alanis Morissette Decorates Her Pregnant Belly With Tattoos & NPR Lives!

  • Alanis Morisette twitpic’d a photo of her pregnant belly decorated with a wack-ass tattoo. [Starpulse.com]
  • Nicki Minaj and Keri Hilson seem to be channeling Rihanna and Beyonce, respectively, in the images for the VH1 Divas concert. [Black Voices]
  • The new judge panel won’t be the only thing different about “American Idol” next season. [TooFab]

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Did Katy Perry Get A Boob Job?

Reports have surfaced that Katy Perry seems to have recently experienced a reduction in breast size. But what really happened is a different story. Did Perry get her boobs reduced?

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Today’s Lady News: Introducing Spider Girl!

  • Meet Spider Girl, Marvel Comics’ newest character! Anya Corazon is a 16-year-old Latina high school student who moonlights as a superheroine. Her writer said the comics company wanted a strong female character who wasn’t “sexualized” or a “trophy” girl — and Marvel stressed she is not Spider-Man’s girlfriend! Spider Girl comics are currently on sale in the U.S. and the U.K. [BBC]
  • Rocker Patti Smith won the National Book Award for nonfiction for her memoir Just Kids, about her friendship with the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Another female author, Jaimy Gordon, took home the fiction prize for her novel Lord of Misrule. Have any Frisky fans read either book? [New York Times]
  • Sarah Palin told ABC News’ Barbara Walters she could beat President Obama in the next election and is seriously considering a run for the White House. The interview will air on December 9. [NPR]
  • Actress Portia de Rossi has been accused of sexism for requesting a female interviewer on an Australian show. In defense of Portia, her memoir is about her struggle with anorexia and coming out of the closet as a lesbian, so I could see why she wanted to chat with a fellow lady for a gender-related discussion. [Sydney Morning Herald]

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