Shopping For Lingerie In Saudi Arabia

In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, lingerie stores that display their wares on mannequins make many people uncomfortable. “If I was passing by with my family and saw something displayed vulgarly on a mannequin, we would all find the situation awkward and embarrassing,” said one shopping mall manager. However, the store owners displaying lingerie in their windows don’t think they should stop showing people what they sell — how else will people know what they have inside? One 21-year-old woman even said she hates passing by lingerie stores because men often hang around them. The cultural differences between there and here are so interesting and apparent in regards to lingerie shopping. When I was in middle school, it was a huge rite of passage when you started shopping at Victoria’s Secret (and stopped getting embarrassed when your mother mentioned the word “bra”). [Arab News] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Charlize Theron Wears Black Booties

We think she and Gwyneth Paltrow should declare a black mini-skirt war. [Hancock premiere, Berlin, Germany, 6/17/08] Keep reading »

Sexual Preference From A Fertility Gene?

One of the questions in the nature vs. nurture regarding homosexuality is if homosexuality is hereditary, and those in same-sex relationships can’t reproduce, why hasn’t homosexuality disappeared? A new Italian study might explain part of this. According to findings from the University of Padova in Italy, homosexuality in males might be caused by the same genes that increase fertility in females. This would mean that in the same family, if a male inherited this gene, he would be gay, and if a female inherited this gene, she would be more fertile and possibly give birth to more babies than normal, making up for her brother’s lack of offspring and passing on the gene. Now, this conclusion seems to make sense for gay men, but not for lesbians, and the researchers think there’s an entirely different explanation for that. [LiveScience] Keep reading »

The Daily Hotness: Kevin Garnett Of The Boston Celtics

I don’t follow basketball but I know it was kind of a big deal that the Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA Championship. I’ve always hated the Lakers because they’re like the Yankees of basketball — almost always awesome and annoying. Also, I really enjoy the lovely St. Paddy’s green of the Celtics outfits, er, uniforms. Anyway, Kevin Garnett is, like, the Celtics superstar. I tried to find a really attractive photo of him but apparently it’s very hard to make a sexy face while slam-dunking so I decided to pick out the most enthusiastic photo instead. Keep reading »

Wonderbra Plans The Largest Lingerie Shoot Ever

Wonderbra is trying to organize the world’s biggest underwear shoot ever, and let me tell you, there is a lot of competition in this category. They’re looking for 1,000 women in London to photograph in their new line of bras. We smell a bigger version of Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty. At least with so many models, the people will be so small that airbrushing won’t really be a factor. [MarieClaire.co.uk]

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Quick Pic: Who Are The Clique Girlz & Why Do They Scare Us?

So this little tween pop act performed on The Today Show yesterday that I’d never heard of, so I looked ‘em up. The Clique Girlz are from Atlantic City, NJ and are comprised of sisters Paris and Destinee — is dad a craps dealer and mom a stripper? — along with their fried Ariel. According to Wikipedia, Paris is the princess, Destinee is the rocker, and Ariel is the sweetheart. Does anyone else find it disturbing that girls so young — 12, 13, and 14, in this case — are being molded into “types”? [New York City, 6/17/08] Keep reading »

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Their Sleaziest Moves

I swear, I hear the sleaziest stories from women all the time — a girl I know once told me about how a guy got up to go get a condom before they had sex, but then FAKED putting it on. How gross is that?! I like to think that the company I keep on my IM is of the kind, generous, sensitive variety, but I really do think that every guy has a sleazy side. But I don’t judge, so I decided to ask the guys on my IM what their sleaziest move has been — after all, their identities are protected and sharing their moves with womankind would be good penance. Too bad most of them are perfect little angels…or so they say. Check their responses, after the jump… Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Lil Wayne’s Success, Carbs, And Another Cindy McCain’s Recipe Blunder

  • Lil Wayne’s album Tha Carter III is the first album since 50 Cent’s The Massacre to sell more than a million copies in a single week. The first single off Lil Wayne’s album is “Lollipop,” and the first single off 50 Cent’s was “Candy Shop.” Is this a coincidence, or do songs about oral sex sell records? [NYMag.com]
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    Quote Of The Day: Usher Explains Lesbianism

    “Women have started to become lovers of each other as a result of not having enough men.” — Usher in Vibe Keep reading »

    Quick Pic: Lauren Conrad’s Shiny Workout Pants

    Why does this girl look like she got styled before heading to the gym? [Los Angeles, 6/17/08] Keep reading »

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