If you think it’s a George of the Jungle you’re looking for in the bedroom, think again. Despite our fantasies of Don Draper or Christian Grey, it’s most likely a Michael Cera type who will be able to satisfy us the most sexually. A new Yale University study published in the Sex Roles journal (yes, that exists) found that men who believe they need to be dominant during playtime are less comfortable asking women about their sexual needs and discussing their own.
The study surveyed 357 women and 126 men ages 18 to 29, all heterosexual and sexually active, on their sexual confidence and assertiveness.
Turns out that adhering to traditional gender roles could damage a man’s confidence — and make him less likely to use protection. In the survey room, there was a bowl of female condoms with a sign that read: “Protect yourself and your partner. Please take some! Free Female Condoms.” The more the subjects believed in traditional power dynamics, the less they were likely to take the condoms. Read more…
I talked about Terri Graham in last week’s episode of “What We Missed” because, well, her story confounded me. To refresh your memory, Terri is the 44-year-old mother of two who bottle-fed her children, but breastfeeds her dog, a pug named Spider. There will be a full-length interview with Terri coming out in Closer Magazine. I’m hoping it will go into more detail aboutwhy she didn’t or couldn’t breastfeed her kids. Because I need to understand that more thoroughly. Anyhow, a snippet from the article says that about two years ago, Terri’s dog developed an affinity for her breast milk after licking the nipple of a bottle pumped for her newborn son.
“Having Spider suckle on my boob means I finally feel complete and a better mother,” said Terri.
I’m just going to leave that there. Call me and interspecies breastfeeding shamer, that’s fine. I can’t say that I endorse doggie breastfeeding.
Click on through to see some more breastfeeding tales that will blow your mind. [Huffington Post]
We humans are voyeurs by nature. How else could pornography, reality TV and gossip magazines be as popular as they are? We love to watch other members of our species in action.
When it comes to watching people doing that kind of action, however, many of us—despite our healthy interests in it—can feel apprehensive, shameful or simply unsure of where to start. And based on some of the female-unfriendly porn that’s out there, it’s no surprise we feel this way. But a 2011 study showed that unmarried couples who watch pornography together are actually more committed than their non-viewing brethren. It makes sense: Watching other couples get it on can be a springboard for openly communicating to your partner what makes you feel good—both in and out of the bedroom. Not to mention, you’ve gotta be pretty comfortable with each other to watch erotica together in the first place! Read more…
Amy Adams is a really wonderful actress (check her out in “The Master” — she gives Philip Seymour Hoffman an amazing handjob, trust us). But for as great as she is, she’s never really been on the high fashion radar. So we thought she was a surprising choice as Band of Outsiders newest celeb model. BoA is not above stunts — earlier this year they held the “longest runway show ever,” which was basically just a storefront window with models in rotating outfits — and in the past they’ve used both Michelle Williams and Rupert Grint as models. Here, Amy does an admirable job of presenting the Boy by Band of Outsiders collection in a naturalistic, girly way. More photos after the jump!
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For women who’ve always dreamed of having a famous baby daddy for their yet-to-be born child, this is no longer just a fantasy. A new service called Fame Daddy is collecting A-List sperm for our conception needs. For a mere $24,000 a woman can inseminate herself with the seed of a famous actor, rock star, Olympic athlete or aristocrat. The only catch is that she’ll never know who the famous father was. She’ll just have to wait and see if she looks like Mick Jagger or he dunks like Michael Jordan. Keep reading »