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Couples always seem to catch a lucky break over Valentine’s Day. They can’t just be happy to have someone to spend the day with. No! That’s not enough for couples; they seem to get all the cool Valentine’s Day promotions as well. For example, many hotels are offering cute weekend getaways, restaurants always have romantic dinner specials, and the most relaxing place in the world, the spa, is offering couples massages and packages. Everywhere I look, it’s “free for couples” this, and “lovers special” that. Ugh! Well, it’s time I take my frustration out on something… Keep reading »
Love is in the air and on your iPhone. The phone that does it all has created some interesting applications to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Everyone knows about edible candy hearts, but now, candy hearts are virtual. The Candy Hearts app allows you to write a cute inscription to your loved one, up to four lines and you can pick any color to put them on. iFlirt is a little lamer, and includes pick-up lines, flirting and dating tips — just in case you’re still trying to land a Valentine’s Day date. iDesire will get you in the mood for love — just shake the phone to spin the wheel and perform commands on your partner, like touch kiss or lick your partner’s ears neck or cheek! [I really hope "penis" and "vagina" are among the body parts. -- Editor] Love quotes is the application to impress someone with your extensive poetic knowledge. Browse the library filled with romantic poetry and woo your significant other by quoting a few phrases. Obviously, if a drunk guy stumbles up to you at the bar on 2/14 and starts slurring Elizabeth Barrett Browning with an iPhone in his hand, you’ll know wassup. And my personal favorite, iPropose, lets you send your marriage proposal over the phone with a yes or no option. This phone really can do everything, including sucking the romance out of a marriage proposal. All apps are $.99. [iTunes] Keep reading »
AIDS researchers are one step closer to finding another method of protection that can help stop the spread of HIV and AIDS among women. Dr. Salim Abdool Karim of the Center for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa and his colleagues have tested two protective gels, one called PRO 2000 and the other called BufferGel, in trying to find a microbicide (that’s the fancy scientific word for something that reduces the chance that you’ll be infected by a virus or bacteria) that will protect women from HIV/AIDS when their partners aren’t wearing condoms. Among the 3,000 women tested, PRO 2000 reduced the rate of HIV infection by a third. “We do not regard it as a definitive conclusion that PRO 2000 is a microbicide but we certainly view it as very promising,” said Karim at a conference of AIDS experts in Montreal. Unfortunately, his team was unable to find any evidence that BufferGel helped. The study was only designed to determine whether the gels were safe, since other, similar studies revealed that gels and creams like PRO 2000 and BufferGel actually increased the likelihood of infection. [Reuters] Keep reading »
Sometime when I wasn’t looking, Valentine’s Day metamorphosed from a C-list kids’ holiday, with pink and red candy and construction-paper hearts, into an extravaganza. The regular-person equivalent of Oscar Night, but instead of Best Picture or Best Supporting Actress, prizes are given for Best Achievement in the Acquisition of a Leading Man.
But what if you don’t have a new pet “project” to promote or arm candy to show off? Better stay home rather than remind everyone that you couldn’t land the role of girlfriend, even for one night. Cause being single is cause for as much mortification as a bad dress on the red carpet. Keep reading »
M.I.A. and fiance Ben Brewer, the Exit lead singer, definitely have their own unique style. And if we were their offspring, we’d want to look just as cool. Thankfully, there are clothes for babies to rock out with that have absolutely nothing to do with ducks or the colors pink and blue.
Buying a swimsuit in February? Are we crazy? Well, yes, but that’s another story. It’s easier to get through the chilly winter months with a new bathing suit in our closet, reminding us summer will return. This winter we’re smitten with this retro sailor swimsuit, which is just so campy with those anchor buttons, it’s adorable. One pieces may not have the prevailing reputation for being sexy, but it’s all in the halter top front and the exposed back. One caveat: you have to be small- to medium-boobed to pull of a halter without looking totally boobalicious! [$124.99, ModCloth.com] Keep reading »
There’s no doubt best-selling author Zane knows sex. Her erotica is far different than your average sex scenarios and fantasies. The Sisters of APF: The Indocrination of Soror Ride Dick, about the members of Alpha Phi Fu**em as they try to find sexual fulfillment and freedom, was the first erotic novel to get me hot and bothered and make me laugh out loud. Zane definitely has an entertaining imagination that is perfect for her novels, but when it comes to reality, her sex advice is rather boring and kind of impractical. After the jump, check out our take on “Zane’s Top Nine Ways to Have Mind-Blowing Sex Tonight.” Keep reading »
If one more person sends me a link to a story which says that Rihanna gave Chris Brown herpes and that’s why he allegedly hit and bit her, I will scream. According to no one with any authority, Rihanna “got herpes from a famous rapper and passed it on to her current boyfriend…the R&B singer supposedly just started showing the symptoms and lashed out at his girlfriend as a result.” Who the eff cares if Rihanna DID give Chris Brown herpes that she got from “a famous rapper” (way to get Jay-Z involved, rumor mongers)? Last time I checked, there is NO REASON EVER to assault a woman. Can people quit looking for a reason, any reason, to excuse abuse? If it were true, it would mean that Brown is just a controlling, abusive a-hole. Not every scandal can have a back story. Keep reading »