Well, you’re a crazy bitch for a reason, at least. The exxxtreme version of PMS, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), has officially been recognized as a distinct mental disorder in the American Psychiatric Association’s newest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-5. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder affects roughly 3-8 percent of women, who report having debilitating feelings of depression, anxiety, tiredness, among other physical and mental symptoms, in the two weeks leading up to their period. The good news is that by adding PMDD to the DSM, women who suffer from these symptoms will be taken more seriously; the bad news is that it’s likely to be a great talking point for those who like to use women’s “moodiness” as the reason they wouldn’t be good for, say, public office or serving in the armed forces. As with any mental health issue, recognition leads to advances in treatment, which is a good thing, but, as NYMag.com points out, only so long as doctors and drug companies don’t use it as an excuse to “pathologize healthy women’s emotional cycles.” [NYMag.com]
This year, why not ditch the sexy ninja costume and go topless? Not naked, silly — you might get arrested. I mean, get creative and transform your boobs into Halloween buppets. Buppeteer and Boobsmith Heidi Leigh is the master of making tits into people … and other things. Like, scary clowns. Truly, she has a gift. Click through to see some of the breast Halloween costume ideas ever, courtesy of Heidi’s website, Tits Thinks It’s People. Warning: you might see some nipple in the process. [TitThinksItsPeople]
Have you heard of the YouTube series “Sexplanations With Dr. Doe”? I hadn’t until just now, but it looks like I’ve got a lot of videos to watch the next time I’m home sick with a cold. In a video posted this week, here is sexologist Dr. Lindsey Doe showing you how a vibrator gets made. This particular vibrator is made by the company Crave and is a little on the pricy side, but it’s worth watching for explanations about why vibes do what they do and what you should look out for when purchasing one. (There’s no sexytimes in this video, but the audio and imagery are both probably NSFW!) [Sexplanations via The Gloss]
- Oh, Ke$ha, you never disappoint. This week, she told Conan O’Brien about that time she electrocuted her vagina on stage while grinding a power tool. This probably explains why there are ghosts up in there. [The Blemish]
- It sounds like the beginning of a joke … a group of evangelists walk into a sex convention. It’s not a joke. Jesus loves porn stars. [Huffington Post]
- You might be sabotaging your own chances of getting laid, scientifically speaking. Stop that this instant! [Cracked]
- Enough of getting sex advice from sexperts. She what sage wisdom a fire artist has to offer. Because…they’re hot. [Nerve]
- “My husband has no penis,” is certainly a creative way to let the world know you’re a lesbian. [Em & Lo]
- The most epic love triangles of all time, starring these women. [Uptown Magazine] Keep reading »
You might recognize Elliott Sailors from her days of modeling bikinis and evening gowns. At age 31, practically ancient in the world of fashion, Sailors’ gigs started to become more few and far between. So, she made a bold decision to save her career: to start modeling as a man. Sailors’ buzzed off her long, blonde hair and started showing up to castings with her breasts bound, wearing flannel shirts, ripped jeans, boots and biker jackets. And, as you might guess from this photo, it worked. Keep reading »
The CW could have made television masturbation history if its new pilot for 16th century-based castle drama “Reign” had aired as planned. But unfortunately, the scene was so explicit that it made the press blush. In the uncut version, handmaid Kenna diddles herself in a stairwell only to be discovered by the King of France, who offers to assist her with the task, obviously.
So as not to outrage the Parents Television Council, the network made an executive decision to edit the scene down to nothing more than innuendo — a quick cut to the King’s hand reaching for Kenna’s privates. Womp, womp, womp. Maybe someday network TV will grow a large enough pair to show a handmaiden pleasuring herself, but for now, we’ll have to rely on cable TV.
In a brave and epic fashion, Gawker writer Nitasha Tiku attended AND participated in an OM conference, living to pen the tale. For those of you who are not familiar, OM (orgasmic meditation) is a sequenced practice in which one partner gently strokes the other partner’s clitoris for 15 minutes. The result is said to be therapeutic, rather than sexual. The “stroking” allegedly activates the limbic system and releases a flood of oxytocin. The technique was originally billed as a spiritual-style practice like meditation, but as it gains popularity, it’s being presented as more of a “technological innovation” or “body-hack to happiness.” The “guru” of the technique, 46-year-old Nicole Daedone, guarantees that it’s profound whether you’re coupled or single. If you’re thinking OM and it’s parent company, OneTaste, sound cult-y, I wouldn’t argue with you. After reading Tiku’s exhaustive expose, I would describe an OM conference as Landmark Forum for the clitoris. The 1960′s free love culture is back; but for a fee and backed by technological sophistication! Tiku did a thorough job of demystifying the practice. Here are the most important things to know about OneTaste and the OM experience: Keep reading »
This behind-the-scenes look at Tanning Mom on the set of “Kings of New York 2,” that gay porn she starred in. Based on what we see here, it was an excellent idea for her to go to rehab. I’m glad that she’s a sober, lifestyle blogger now, but it’s fun to reminisce about her wild days, when she got wasted at a drag show and fell on the red carpet or when she played a spray-tanning prostitute/receptionist in a gay porn. Sober or not, it’s a real pleasure to watch her work. I’m sorry, but this is one of the best things I’ve ever seen. It’s safe for work — if you don’t count the multiple f-bombs Tanning Mom drops. [Buzzfeed]
After losing his virginity 45 years ago, Edward Smith of Yelm, Washington, knew that the way he felt about headlights and bumpers was the way most men felt about “boobs and buns.” Although he never forgot his first — a neighbor’s Volkswagon Beetle — the self-proclaimed mechaphile went on to sleep with thousands more automobiles and one woman (who we can only assume is his long-term neighbor Sarah, who is very happy that he’s found “something that makes him happy”). Keep reading »