Could you go a year without sex? By choice? Taking a 12-month vow of chastity, writer Hephzibah Anderson did just that and wrote all about it for the U.K.’s The Guardian. Taking the vow shortly after another relationship ended, Anderson says: “I’d turned 30 a few months before taking my vow, and among other things was looking for a fresh way of pursuing love into that new decade,” explaining, “I’d had enough sex without love; maybe it was time to look for love without sex?” For her, that meant a year of chastity. She writes:
It was a drastic response, but in the weepy aftermath of one more failed liaison, that was what made it so appealing. My year would start not from the time I’d last had sex, but from the day I made my decision. After all, I’ve had dry spells that have lasted longer than 12 months. It was the choosing that was crucial. Might it change the kind of men I attracted and my response to them? Would it enable me to fall back in love with romance? Would I be able to last 12 months?
After the jump, read some of Anderson’s thoughts, observations, and lessons from her deliberate celibacy and find out if she indeed lasted the full year. Keep reading »
We’re not fans of the “sex scandal” road to success. (Ya hear, Levi Johnston?) But that doesn’t mean we still can’t learn something from a D-lister who paid the rent because the notches on their bedpost.
Former D.C. staffer Jessica Cutler got herself a book deal (The Washingtonienne) from having anal sex with Bush employees for money and blogging it. So The Daily Beast has turned to Cutler for her sage counsel after news this week that a married, born-again Christian senator, John Ensign of Nevada, wasn’t quite as into “family values” as he purported to be. (Ensign recently admitted to an affair with Cynthia Hampton, who is married to an aide in the senator’s office.)
But you don’t have knocked boots with a hypocritical politician to appreciate Jessica’s scandal-snuffing tips. After all, nearly everyone’s cell phone has a camera on it and lots of ex-boyfriends act like dicks!
After the jump, let’s see how Jessica’s advice for “scandalettes” in the public eye can work for us normal folks and our everyday dramas. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »
Size may not matter in the human world, but when it comes to other animals and insects, giant sperm is the way to go, especially if the creature has a tiny body. A mussel-like animal that lived 100 million years ago produced sperm that was longer than its body. Even today, there are animals making large sperm. A fruit fly can produce a 2.5-inch coil of sperm, even though its body is only a few milliliters. To equal the same sperm to body ratio, a human would have to produce sperm 40 meters long. Ostracodes, an extinct ancient class of arthropods, also produced long sperm. With these findings scientists have concluded that giant sperm production is a proven, evolutionary tactic for successful reproduction. Creatures can increase the chance of fertilization with a larger sperm cell. [Reuters] Keep reading »
This morning I was driven into orgasmic ecstacy when I found out about this sex toy vending machine. A brilliant company, called Tabooboo, has been marketing these for a few years but people are finally starting to take notice. Available mostly in the U.K., these bright pink vending machines sell 11 different products—including nipple clamps, heaven beads, finger bunnies, key chain rockets, and love eggs. Most of the products are pretty small and discreet although there’s nothing secretive about buying a sex toy from a vending machine. Best of all, they are cheap, about $9 each.
At our offices they just took away our first aid kit, and I think they owe us something. Although this machine costs $1800, if we can’t have band-aids and aspirin, at least we should have vibrators. Because an orgasm is the best painkiller there is. [Tabooboo] Keep reading »
Anyone know a good shampoo to wash lubricant out of a shag rug? I’m exiling my current lube—K-Y Warming Jelly—to the back of the medicine cabinet after a rather lamentable carpet-related accident that I just don’t want to explain to my landlord. Now, my new love is Booty Parlor’s Add Magic water-based lube with its very clean packaging. Keep reading »
This week, I got a question from a sexy lady whose been hanging around some loose se(a)men. Bon voyage! But before she sets sail care-free, she’s wondering:
“I feel silly asking this, but when I’m having sex with my boyfriend, right before we begin, something comes out of his penis. I hesitate to call it pre-ejaculate, because after it leaks out we do it for a long time and he eventually comes. Do you know what this is? Does it have sperm in it?”
Puh-lease do not be embarrassed. Even the experts aren’t really sure how to answer some of your questions. As for Dr. V, I got you boo.I once dated a drip that had his own leaky faucet. Actually, he was more like the busted fire hydrant of pre-ejaculatin’ and I swear, he got wetter from foreplay than me! Keep reading »
Over at the Sundance Channel’s SUNfiltered blog, Em & Lo offer up some truly original sex advice just in time for Father’s Day. It’s the sex advice your dad gave you — without meaning to. After the jump, a few of the best. Then add yours in the comments! Keep reading »
“Hi, Honey!” I said as I poked my head out from the kitchen. “How was the gangbang at the bowling alley?” My husband swung through the front door lugging film equipment.
“Pretty whatever,” he said. “Four massive dudes and two roller girls.”
We were newlyweds. Ours was not your typical greeting. Keep reading »
There’s a new iPhone vibrator application on the market, but unlike its predecessors, this one is approved by Apple — and it’s FREE. MyVibe — probably the only x-rated app approved by Apple — was created in response to users’ desire for “’discreet’ vibrators, especially things that look like something else so that they can use it via travel, not worry about their kids finding them, etc.” Yeah, but this vibrator doesn’t just look like something else, it is something else — something one regularly puts next to her face. Isn’t that sort of a conflict of interests? Anyway, sexual heath expert Dr. Debby Herbenick gave it a test drive — check out her comments after the jump. Keep reading »
By now we know the three bodacious babes known as he Kardashian sisters are more than a little difficult to keep up with. But Hustler has found a way to do it: exploitation. They’ve lined up a trio of beautiful — and busty — brunettes for a classy new DVD called “Keeping It Up for the Kard-ASS-ians.” If the title isn’t clever enough for you, the tag line has to be! “Their name? Infamous. Their lifestyle? Privileged. Their M.O? To be the biggest sluts possible.” The film, which is already a hit on the web, is available in DVD or Blu Ray for a modest $41.99. Hustler would have been right on the cutting edge if Kim herself hadn’t beat them to the punch with her home-spun porn classic featuring Ray J.
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