Can men and women be just friends? If you ask any Hollywood film producer, the answer is a resounding “no.” Hollywood’s magic formula for success seems to take seemingly platonic friends, and make them “suddenly realize” how in love they are. (See: “When Harry Met Sally” for proof.) But what about real life? Are platonic friendships between men and women ever truly just that?
Stories of truly platonic relationships do exist: Witness our Jessica’s story of platonic friendship, after the jump… Keep reading »
Kroger grocery stores had to pull boxes of Chad Ochocinco’s charity cereal off the shelves this week when customers made an unsavory discovery. The hotline number printed on each box was supposed to connect them to an operator at Feed the Children, but instead it connected them to eager phone sex operators. Oopsie! A very exciting breakfast for some customers indeed! Chad naturally was very apologetic about the mistake, which the charity has taken responsibility for. He still has every intention of feeding the children. [LA Times] Keep reading »
For all the sex positive writing that I do, I’d never actually talked with someone who worked in the adult entertainment industry for a living. Like a lot of people, I just assumed they all were failed actresses and cokeheads.
That was unfair of me.
Over the summer, I met up with Ryan Keely, an adult film star, Penthouse Pet and Penthouse advice columnist, and an erotic dancer. Ryan, who is originally from Seattle, is as smart as she is beautiful; it’s clear from spending time with her that her heart lies in bringing the joy of sexuality and sensuality to others. Recently, Ryan has been teaching seminars for Porn Star Sex Life, co-founded with Josh Rosenberg, a pick-up artist who created UpYourAttraction.com. I was a little skeptical, too, of Porn Star Sex Life classes. Generally speaking, I think porn gives us stupid role models. The actors and actresses fake great sex and know how to make it look really awesome on screen. Why would we want to emulate that? But Ryan is an approachable educator: she’s had a lot of sex with a lot of partners, both men and women, both onscreen and off, and she is ashamed of nothing. “What it takes to be a porn star is you want to explore your sexuality,” she told me. “The people that are in this industry for the right reasons are people are want to take sex to the next level. We’re sexual athletes.”
I walked away from an afternoon of cake and milk with Ryan thinking, “Damn, I want this girl to be my best friend and I want to sleep with her.” After the jump, Ryan opens up about why missionary is the best sex position for women, her stance on sex positive feminism, why she hates KY Jelly, and her one-woman campaign to bust sexual taboos! Keep reading »
We thought a writer that doesn’t read was the big issue with Snooki’s debut as an authoress. But potential readers that don’t read? Yeah, that could be even more problematic for the Snook book. Unless, of course, she decides to do a picture book. [Laura Olin] Keep reading »
“If you a man and your [sic] over 25 and you don’t eat pu*** just kill your self damn it. The world will be a better place. Lol.”
—50 Cent gives more classy advice via Twitter. Thanks a million for being an advocate for vag. Wait, what if the guy is under 25? Should he hang on for a few more years? Also, what about gay men? Suddenly this quote seems potentially homophobic. Oh, 50, why must you be so hard to understand? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »