From Strip Clubs To Hotel Beds: The Lay Of Sex Laws

You can take our dignity but not our porn! New York’s Governor Paterson is pitching new taxes to help the state’s $14 billion budget deficit. Among them: a $10 tax for strip club patrons and tax on Internet downloads for web porn. Similarly, Texas pols want to place a $5 “pole tax” which was struck down as unconstitutional by a state judge. Oh yeah, the forgotten “right to bare boobs.” Most of these skin taxes have stalled because of conflicts with the First Amendment. No porno, no peace! After the jump, other laws striving to cash in on sex… Keep reading »

Feeling Knotty Jewelry And Accessories

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Erica Weiner Pretzel Knot Necklace, $30, EricaWeiner.com

Spring’s almost here, which means it’s time for shirts with horizontal stripes, boat shoes, and other nautical-inspired clothes fit for Nantucket. This year, it’s all about knotted rope — whether on shoes, necklaces, or belts. If you want to fit in on the dock this year, you’d better tie one on. And if you don’t want to spend much dough accessorizing, just find a length of rope, tie a few artful bowllines, and voilà! you have a necklace.

New Female Condom Gets FDA Approval

A new-and-improved female condom has been approved by the FDA. Even though a lot of Frisky commenters aren’t keen on using this form of birth control, it’s one small step for womankind, as this new version is thinner, less noisy (yes, that’s right), and less expensive. Don’t look for the FC2 condom in stores yet, though — it should be available in about a year. [Reuters] Keep reading »

Lesbian Teen Sues To Wear Tux To Prom

A 17-year-old senior is suing Lebanon High School in Indiana because her principal told her she couldn’t wear a tuxedo to the prom. The teen, whose name hasn’t been released, believes wearing a dress conveys a sexual identity she rejects. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis on behalf of the girl, and it says that although the school dress code doesn’t specify gender-based requirements, the senior prom dress code dictates that girls wear a formal prom dress. The lawsuit alleges that the prom dress code policy discriminates against students based on gender and the policy violates federal law because the school receives federal funds. The ACLU is seeking an injunction that will allow the teen to wear the same attire as males attending the prom. Meanwhile, school officials are discussing whether to allow the teen to wear a pantsuit, instead. Clearly a women’s pantsuit doesn’t convey the same message as wearing a tux would.

Cases like this seem to come up each year around this time as LGBTQ teens try to enjoy a right of passage that they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. After the jump, other instances in which LGBTQ teens have dealt with similar situations.
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Another Grey Gardens Trailer To Tease You

We got all excited about the two short trailers that were just released for HBO’s upcoming movie “Grey Gardens,” and now there’s another even longer one! Can. Not. Wait. For. April. 18. Can I come to your house and watch? I don’t have HBO. Keep reading »

Doin’ It With Dr. V: Your Guide To Going Down

From the archives, in honor of “Steak & Blow Job Day,” which falls on, duh, March 14.

Hi, I’m Dr. V. I’m not a real doctor; I just play one on the internet. What I am is a lady, a lady who is a fool for love! And I love nothing more than sex. My deepest desires have happily led me on many adventures in the sack, but they have also, sadly, made me one of my gyno’s most valuable players. But I’ve lived to tell the tale(s)! So, every Friday, I will dish the dirt on everything from getting freaky to getting freaked out. Now, let’s get this party started…

You employ your mouth for so many things — eating, gossiping, singing in the shower — but it’s especially useful when it comes to sexy time. Oral sex is an intimate thing that takes skill, but with some technique, your tongue’s talents will certainly get you lots of praise! Here are some tips and tricks on how to please when you go downtown. Keep reading »

Hot Outta The Oven: Peppercorn-Crusted Steak

Ask any man where he wants to go for his birthday and 98% of the time* he will answer “steak house.” Ask him today, and hopefully he’d have the good sense to utter, “Steak and a blow job please,” as today, March 14, is the unofficial reverse Valentine’s Day known as “Steak & Blow Job Day.” I won’t tell you how to do the latter (that’s Dr. V’s territory), but I can handle the former. Face it, if you’re hitting up a spot a few steps up from the Red Lobster, chances are the meal will cost you a few Benjamins. As with most DIY projects, this steak dinner will save you enough greenbacks to fund a new birthday dinner outfit without compromising what it is he desires – a juicy seared steak. (*unconfirmed but highly probable statistic) Keep reading »

Mischa Barton Tries To Make A Comeback

Remember when Mischa Barton thought she was too good for “The O.C.” and left the show in order to pursue a movie career? Well, Mischa Barton movie star never materialized. In fact, the only noteworthy thing Mischa has achieved is her D.U.I. arrest in 2007. Okay, I’ll be fair and mention her fugly headband collection for Stacey Lapidus. Oh, and she hosted Blackbook‘s Hollywood party last night. Now, Mischa is returning to her TV roots by taking on the role of Sonja on “A Beautiful Life,” an upcoming CW drama about male and female models living together in New York City. Sonja is a veteran supermodel struggling to stay on top in the high fashion world, so she and Mischa have a lot in common. But Mischa isn’t the only “O.C.” alum who is struggling after leaving the show. Keep reading »

Fashion Slideshow: Gym Shoes That Aren’t Puke-Worthy

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Much as we love high heels, commuting in four-inch pumps isn’t the best move. It hurts your feet and back, ruins your fancy shoes, and slows down the already painful getting-to-work process.

Leighton Meester’s retro Reebok collaboration sneakers are leaking all over the internet and they’re got us thinking about gym shoes that don’t make us sick to our stomachs. The sort of gym shoes we might even deign to wear in public.

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For March 14-15th 2009

Saturday

  • “E! News Weekend” on E! at 9 am
  • “Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane” on Style at 10 am
  • “Yves Saint Laurent: Beauty” on QVC at 11 am
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