As the economy goes soft, some women are seeking to earn extra cash as freelance sex workers. As it turns out, there’s a market for powerful career gals who can dominate a man’s world — literally. According to Tracy Quan’s “Kinkonomics,” recently laid off ladies are freelancing as professional dominatrixes. Although sex workers generally consider pro-domme work the most difficult sex work, these well-educated, middle-class working girls have decided to try their hand at the kinky version of the world’s oldest profession. It’s another type of economic stimulus package; this one includes bondage, verbal humiliation, and foot worship. [The Daily Beast]
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There are Zagat guides covering everything — from restaurants, hotels, and nightlife to spas, shopping, and golf courses. Now, the guidebook company is getting into the relationship advice arena. The new New York City Dating (And Dumping) Guide offers suggestions for intimate bars, couple-friendly activities, and the best places to break up. Sure, you could end a relationship over the phone, but wouldn’t it be better if you did it in a place where you knew there’d be hot bartenders? We hope editions for other cities are soon to come. [Zagat] Keep reading »
Beyond those “Boogie Nights” and the rise of video, internet porn has really been putting the lick in click. Still, there seems to be something missing from porn — good old-fashioned making out. Susan Walsh asks: “Is Porn Changing The Way We Kiss?” Sucking face is an essential part of lovemaking, baby! So, we decide to ask Joanna Angel, the punk rock porn star and female founder of BurningAngel.com, why there isn’t a lot of kissing in porn. Keep reading »
Everyone is still talking about the porno incident during Sunday’s Super Bowl game. The initial reaction was shock. How did a pornographic movie pop up during the biggest game of the year? Now the reaction has shifted to curiosity. Just who are the two actors in the 30-sec porn clip? Tristan Kingsley and Evan Stone. After Tristan pulled Evan’s penis out of his pants right after the Arizona Cardinals scored a touchdown, she blogged … Keep reading »
I still remember the day I realized my first love wasn’t perfect. We’d been together for about 2- 1/2 months and decided to go camping for the weekend. I wasn’t much of an outdoorsy person and ended up wearing, like, Keds on our long hike up to the campsite (which really wasn’t a campsite, but more of a clearing in the woods with enough room to pitch a tent). Rather than slow his pace and enjoy the beautiful day with me, my boyfriend laughed at my footwear and sped off, keeping a good ½ mile ahead of me all afternoon. It was then that I realized I loved him, but he hiked too damn fast (and was really kind of a jerk).
Loveyoubut.com celebrates exactly this kind of realization in a relationship. Created by Alex Holder and Ross Neil, the site is a “picture book about the moment in a relationship when you realize you don’t love someone completely, because there is just one little thing that keeps bothering you.” While I’d argue it’s often that one little thing that makes you realize just how unconditionally you do love someone — seriously, if you can love your man despite his hairy back or the loud slurpy sound he makes when he drinks beer, that’s when you know it’s real — the site is totally worth checking out. Filled with funky, hand-drawn portraits and great quips like, “I love you, but you still read articles about Princess Diana,” and “I love you, but you say ‘pacific’ instead of ‘specific’,” loveyoubut.com reminds us that no one is perfect, and sometimes what we don’t like about someone says a lot more about us than it does about the other person.
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Pink satin shoes usually scream “bridesmaid” to us, but these awesome peep-toe pumps from Colin Stuart have us SMITTEN. The black and boudoir-pink combo looks both sexy and chic. We’d pair with a black pencil skirt and pearls to exude a retro-Chanel feel or rock out these four-inch lovelies with jeans, a T-shirt, and a fitted blazer for a smartly mismatched look. Either way, they’re totally hot. Oh, and did we mention they’re $75? Don’t say we never did anything for you… [$75, VictoriasSecret.com] Keep reading »
A lesbian couple that was the public face of the same-sex marriage debate in Massachusetts is ending their marriage after four years. Julie and Hillary Goodridge, along with six other gay couples, filed a lawsuit that led Massachusetts becoming the first state in the U.S. to legalize same-sex marriage. The couple, together for nearly two decades before they wed, were married in May of 2004 on the first day same-sex marriage became legal. They announced their separation in 2006 and filed for divorce last week.
A source close to the women said Hillary enjoyed her status as a gay rights pioneer and wanted to try new things, whereas Julie was more reserved. After they won their lawsuit and got married, they seemed to have less in common. What tore apart their marriage had nothing to do with their homosexuality. Like so many other straight and gay couples, they just grew apart. Keep reading »