Why Strip Clubs Are Good For Marriage

During a recent business trip, I found myself shoe-horned into the back of a taxi with colleagues in various stages of inebriation, hurtling through chancy neighborhoods of Baltimore. I was on my Blackberry with my wife, going through the litany of “kids/mail/bills/when are you coming home/this single mother crap is getting old” when the cabbie abruptly stopped at our destination.

“Gotta go, hon,” I said. “We just pulled up to the strip club.” My colleagues turned their heads my way, mouths open. Keep reading »

Women Who Rock: Patsy Cline

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.

PATSY CLINE (1932-1963)

It is visceral; we have to stop and listen every time a Patsy Cline song comes on the radio. That smoky, silky, sultry voice pulls you in and makes you live the lyrics that she sings.

She was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on Sept. 8, 1932, in Winchester, Va., to Sam and Hilda Hensley. Though she had an unhappy childhood, the home appeared happy to others. Patsy was the “poor girl from the wrong side of the tracks.” Sadly, her father abandoned the family when Patsy was 15. Hilda supported the family with her sewing, becoming a master seamstress and making most of Patsy’s “cowgirl” costumes over the years. But Patsy ended up challenging the fashion of country music by ditching the gingham and cowgirl look for cocktail dresses and sequins. Keep reading »

Shun, Shag, Or Marry?: British Royals

This weekend, Prince Harry was seen snuggling with his ex, Chelsy Davy. Two months ago, Chels broke it off because she wanted to stop partying and start getting serious about her law career. Apparently he got her to take him back by wearing an Alice Cooper wig and taking her to a rave. Classy dude, that Hank. Does it run in the fam? Here’s who we’d shun, shag, and marry from the royal menagerie…
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Where ARE Condoms Made?

Earlier this week we told you how the federally funded United States Agency of International Development (USAID), stopped distributing American-made condoms overseas in favor of less expensive Chinese-made condoms. USAID’s switch caused a bit of stir, not only because it means 300 jobs at an American condom factory will be lost, but also because several other Chinese imports have been recalled for being harmful or deadly (i.e., cat food and kids’ toys). Some think using a condom that was made in China is too risky, as a result of these manufacturing problems. Most of us at The Frisky will quickly glance at the expiration date on our condoms, but we had no clue where these condoms were actually produced — are we even using condoms that were made in the U.S.A.? Keep reading to find out where seven popular condom brands are manufactured. Keep reading »

Star Trek To Go XXX

Finally. The adult movie every geek on the planet has spent his whole life waiting for: “This Ain’t Star Trek XXX.” As of late, Hustler Video has been on a bit of a roll, scoring with hot topic porn movies like “Who’s Nailin’ Paylin: Adventures of a Hockey MILF” and X-rated remakes of TV classics like “Not the Cosby’s XXX.” Now, they’ve decided to tackle the Star Trek franchise — Hustler’s “biggest production yet,” the press release crows! — with pornteur Axel Braun at the helm and sex on the bridge and in the transporter room. Hot. Can’t wait to see what Spock looks like nekkid. Does Uhura do anal? Is Kirk kinky? Does Bones bone? Ah, never mind. Just watch the not very revealing trailer. Keep reading »

Crave: Sabina Whipstitch Leather Satchel

We don’t carry less in the spring just because we’re wearing less, so we need a stylish bag to hold the whole kit and caboodle this season. The handy compartments and pockets in this satchel will keep us organized day into night. And the not-too-bright yellow will surprisingly go with quite a bit in our closet, as long as we treat it as a neutral. [$199, UrbanOutfitters.com] Keep reading »

Slideshow: From “Models, Inc.” To “America’s Next Top Model”

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Former supermodel Elle Macpherson is not satisfied being the woman who makes your frilliest underwear. She’s ready to show off her acting chops. She’s just been cast in “Beautiful Life”—a show the CW is considering for its fall lineup. In the show, Elle plays a former model and mother hen at a modeling agency’s townhouse. [Chicago Tribune]

The show also stars Mischa Barton and is produced by Ashton Kutcher. It sounds…almost interesting. Except, haven’t we seen it before? Here’s a strut down modeling TV lane…

Wedding Horror Stories

Determined as I am to avoid drama around both my wedding and the planning of it, I can already tell, just a few weeks into my engagement, that’s going to be much easier said than done. Already, I’ve been met with some resistance over planning an outdoor ceremony in Central Park in the middle of the summer. “Wouldn’t you rather do it inside with air conditioning?” my mom whined when I told her my idea. “We’ll be outside less than an hour,” I explained to her, “and then we’ll move to a nice air conditioned restaurant for lunch.” I’d like to keep the guest list small for a variety of reasons, but I’ve gotten an earful from family and friends who are afraid of “not making the cut.” And having the ceremony in New York, where my boyfriend was born and raised and we both live, will no doubt create a mobility challenge for some members of my family who have trouble getting around (my sister, for example, recently broke both ankles and will probably still be using a walker at the wedding). Plus, as I’ve been reminded more than once: New York is expensive. “Then don’t come!” I’d love to reply.

Anyway, lately I’ve been reading various wedding “horror stories” about really rude guests, totally inappropriate things people say, and bridezillas who completely lose their s**t over the smallest thing just to sort of give myself a little perspective. Also, they’re pretty funny and certainly more entertaining than researching rental chairs. After the jump are some of my favorite wedding-related horror stories, pulled from an MSN article, and the message boards at Indie Bride and Yahoo. There might even be a story from your truly, but you’ll just have to guess which one! Keep reading »

Gauge A Guy’s Interest With A Stopwatch

According to a study published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, the length of time a man looks at a women the first time they meet can be an indicator of how he feels about her. So, next time you go on a blind date, bring a stopwatch. The study, which tracked eye movements of 115 students as they spoke to actors and actresses, found that men looked into women’s eyes for an average of 8.2 seconds if they thought they were beautiful. When they rated a woman as less attractive, they only looked at her for around 4.5 seconds. Now, I’m not sure if you’re aware, but eight is a lot of seconds to be looking at someone. If a random guy in a bar looked at me for that long, I might think he had a staring problem. To give you an idea of how long a guy will look at you when he thinks you’re hot, listen to this clip from the Britney Spears song “If U Seek Amy,” which is eight seconds long. [Telegraph]

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Let’s Get Physical With Playgirl’s “Hunkercise!”

Now that Playgirl is resting in peace, all we have is this awesome aerobics vid, “Hunkercize.” The buff babes of Playgirl want to pump (clap!) you up! The vintage aerobics vid is packed with short shorts, shady ‘staches, and insidious winks that remind us that Playgirl was never for women and that gay dudes are perfect workout pals. [Everything Is Terrible] Keep reading »

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