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Dear Wendy: “When’s The Best Time To Discuss STDs?”

After getting dumped by my boyfriend of five years (and some time to get over that), I’ve recently re-entered the dating world. So far it’s a lot like I remember it to be; however, the only difference is that this time I’m not a virgin, and neither are most of the people I’ve been out with. And while I’m not quite ready to leap into bed with anyone, I’m becoming increasingly confused about the appropriate time to broach the subject of getting tested for STDs. Is there a way to bring up the topic without being offensive? I feel like I’m being a bit of a prude here, but after working for a college health center for a few years, and seeing the damage that STDs can do, I’m just not interested in putting my health at risk, even in the name of love. — Cleared for Takeoff

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Today’s Lady News: Should Adult Film Stars Be Required To Use Protection?

  • News broke last week that an adult film star had tested positive for HIV. But adult film actress Madison Young tells Salon.com’s Broadsheet blog that requiring actors to wear condoms would be “a mistake.” Why? [Salon]
  • An employee at Eddie Long’s mega-church in Atlanta has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the church. She claims a male employee showed her a photograph of a penis on a cell phone and that she was punished for reporting the incident. [Essence]
  • Full episodes of the web series “Vag Magazine” are now online! This weekend I watched five straight episodes of this spoof on feminists who take themselves very, very seriously while running a politically correct magazine called Vag. [VagMagazine.tv]

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What Are The Weirdest Phone Sex Lines?

The Smoking Jacket has a pretty hilarious roundup of some of the strangest phone sex lines that you’ve (we assume) never heard of and (we hope) will never call. My favorite? Girls Farting Phonesex. That is the actual name of the service. “Yea, I know, It’s not normal for a girl to like to talk about something like a farting fetish, but who cares!” That comes from the associated blog. This makes me wonder what the girls have to do before they work a shift. Eat a lot of beans? Beano would not be a friend of the woman who farts into the phone for a living. Check out the rest at The Smoking Jacket. Keep reading »

Jenna Jameson Weighs In On The Adult Industry HIV Outbreak

“It was like a ticking time bomb before something like this happened.”

–Porn star Jenna Jameson weighs in on the latest HIV outbreak in the adult movie industry. Condom use is not required and oftentimes discouraged. “I think a lot of the women feel pressure to not use condoms because they’re in fear of not getting hired,” Jameson noted. [Radar] Keep reading »

Dear Wendy Updates: “Keeping A Secret” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “Keeping a Secret,” who got pregnant by her boyfriend of four months while practicing the rhythm method as their only birth control. “I don’t want to burden him with this pain,” she wrote, “and I feel that I’m responsible for the mess I’m in right now since everything leading to it was my decision. I want to act as if this never happened but I’m afraid if this man does end up being the person I marry, I may regret keeping it from him for the rest of my life.” I/we tried to tell her that her boyfriend was as responsible for the pregnancy as she was, and it wasn’t her job to protect him from the “burden.” After the jump, find out whether she decided to tell him or not. Keep reading »

TV Commercials Hawk Trojan Tri-Phoria Vibrators But Can’t Call It A Vibrator

For years, adult toy makers have been unable to sell their wares on TV commercials, but a new ad from Trojan featuring the company’s Tri-Phoria vibrator has made it on TV — by not saying the word “vibrator.” Instead, the unseen, boxed tool is referred to as “three massagers in one” that may result in “screams of ecstasy, curled toes, a sudden glow, and intense waves of pleasure.” The commercial doesn’t run only in the wee hours either, but, for example, during the day and early evening on Comedy Central during “The Daily Show.” Some — surely, sex toy sellers among them — may see the ad as “progress,” but it seems silly that in this day and age a vibrator is still taboo. Hey, it’s just a “personal massager.” [NY Times]

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