Thanks to recent research in the Netherlands, we now have confirmation that when we’re in prime mode to get it on, what may normally gross us out no longer does.
The subjects in what I will refer to as the “gross sex study” were given a cup with an insect in it to drink, and were made to wipe their hands on used tissues. (They later found out that the insects were plastic and the tissues weren’t really dirty. Sneaky researchers!) The participants who were sexually aroused during this behavior were far less disgusted than those who weren’t.
What does this mean? When we’re attracted to someone, we could give two s**ts about their body hair or breath. Here are a few “gross” things about men that we ladies kindly overlook when we’re all hot and bothered. Read more…
Attention men of humble endowment, we’ve been telling you forever that it’s not the size that counts. But you didn’t believe us. So a Danish website Singlesex.dk decided to host a small penis competition to help prove that penis size is not at the core of manhood. “There are so many unhappy men out there, who think you have to have a giant penis, but it’s not normal to have a huge one,” says site owner Morten Fabricus. AMEN!
The man with the smallest dick in Denmark will be handsomely rewarded with an iPhone or iPad. That should do wonders to boost his ego! From now until January 31, Danish fellows can enter by posting an anonymous dick pic with a measuring tape next to their member. May the smallest man win! [Sun UK]
If your penis or vagina is the competitive type, click through for some more real competitions you can enter your genitals in.
“[W]hat does it say about our culture that it’s plausibly a ‘nightmare’ for a physically attractive 30-year-old woman to be seen topless at a private home with her husband? I wouldn’t dream of criticizing any Duchess Middleton reaction to this. In a similar position I might well be very upset at the invasion of privacy. What I couldn’t help but imagine is how awesome it would’ve been had Middleton called a press conference on a nude beach, arrived topless with a thousand women, and told the assembled press, “The photographer who invaded my privacy had no right to capture those images, but I face that nightmare on a daily basis. And no one gives a damn until one of them photographs me topless? Grow up. I am unashamed of my body. In fact, I rather love it, as all these woman love their bodies. That makes some immature people uncomfortable. And it is their problem, not mine. If you’re sitting at home obsessing over photos of me topless, or giggling and pointing on the streets, it’s you who should feel embarrassment and shame, not me. I refuse to do it anymore.” Ours is a society where that People cover makes sense, and that speech would never happen. We’re doing it wrong.”
– The Atlantic writer Conor Friedersdorf in a fantastic piece about how we all need to learn how to deal with boobs. That’s basically the thesis: Boobs — deal with ‘em. I strongly encourage you to read the whole piece, which addresses the dual stories of Kate Middleton’s nude photos and also the teenaged girl, Amanda Todd, who committed suicide last week after a man photographed her breasts and showed them to her friends. Neither of these things should be a big deal, he argues, yet they are persistent cultural taboos. Friedersdorf hits the nail right on the head: the very same society that tells breastfeeding mamas they should go feed their infant in a dirty bathroom stall is the same society that makes teen girls think their naked boobs are something they should be ashamed about. The simple fact of the matter is that breasts should not be taboo. Be modest, if that suits you. Don’t be modest, if that suits you better. But breasts are not sinful or shameful or bad. [The Atlantic]
A study recently published by Dutch psychologists showed that when women are sexually aroused, their disgust tolerance increases — not just regarding sex, but across the board.
In the study, the aroused group of women were less disgusted when asked to touch a “bloody” bone (actually it was red ink) or put their hands in a bowl of allegedly used condoms (which were actually not used, but covered in lubricant). The study also contained two other groups of women who were not aroused.
This study makes lots of sense to me. In my clinical practice, I am always looking for ways to help women reduce their aversions to certain sexual acts or bodily fluids. As shown in the study, if they are able to become aroused, they need less assistance. Unfortunately, for the the women I treat, the flames of passion are all too often extinguished. Read more…
Following the news that charges of child neglect and abuse would not be brought against her, Octomom Nadya Suleman celebrated at NYC’s XL Hot Mess Drag Review. You might recognize the name from Tanning Mom’s appearance at the same show back in August. Sorry Octomom, Tanning Mom’s been there, done that, and flashed her panties on the red carpet to prove it.
Octomom tried her damnedest to outdo Tanning Mom. The mother of 14 got wasted, pretended to breastfeed plastic baby dolls, simulated oral sex on a drag queen and screened a clip from her new porno, “Octomom: Home Alone.” Mercy, Octomom. You win the title of worst mother. Please, stop now. [Buzzfeed, Huffington Post]
With all the candy, costumes and wild parties, Halloween is the perfect holiday to trick-or-treat for hookups. We say, capitalize on the cheesiness of the holiday and test out so totally lame pickup lines. Worst comes to worst, the person who rejects you will never know what you really look like. They’ll just remember you as that pervy witch who tried to get in their pants. No loss, no foul. After the jump, pickup lines especially for Halloween! Keep reading »