Days like this make me love my job. I spent the last hour reading an article about the human penis: “Secrets of the Phallus: Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?” Written by Jesse Bering at Scientific American, the piece explores the research of evolutionary psychologist Gordon Gallup at SUNY Albany, who has spent his life wondering why in the hell the human penis is so funny looking. After the jump, eight impressive and interesting tidbits from his research, including how I might someday bear the child of Ryan Gosling. Keep reading »
I really couldn’t tell you what’s going on here, as I don’t zpeakah dah doytch, but apparently someone got bored one afternoon and decided to see what happened if you scrounged up two vibrators, attached small wheels to them, and raced them down a track. Oh, you Dutch. So zany. We’ve posted about quite a range of vibrators here at The Frisky — from the one you can stick in your computer to the one that’ll cost you $2,000 to the one that you might already have and not know it — but this is the first time we’ve posted vibrators that could participate in an Olympic event. What will they think of next? Vibrators that pick up the check? [Gorilla Mask] Keep reading »
It’s hard to start the sex fire with the female Lake Eyre dragon from Australia. They pretend to be dead to avoid fornication. The female Lake Eyre dragon is particular about her partners. Why? Because their mating ritual begins with the male biting her neck to hold her down, an act that can result in back-breaking death. Here’s how she does it.
Porn has played a starring role in my two most recent relationships—but not in the way you might expect. Keep reading »
- AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and there is no cure. HIV weakens the body’s ability to fend off diseases and multiplies in lymph nodes. It destroys white blood cells and antibodies that make up the immune system. You can’t get it from hugging, dancing, high-fives, or sharing a can of soda. There are many myths about contracting AIDS and HIV. Women are at high risk and knowing your partner’s sexual history is one way to help keep you safe.
The LELO Mia is not your average vibrator in more ways than one. This lipstick tube-shaped sex toy recharges when you plug it into your computer’s USB drive. You get four hours of playtime once it’s fully charged. The LELO Mia is perfectly disguised to keep in your purse or luggage, but don’t expect it to be wack like other lipstick-shaped vibrators that only have “on” and “off” settings. The LELO Mia has settings that go from a barely audible hum to an intense vibe. It’s recommended for beginner toy users, but any woman who hasn’t reached the super-advanced Magic Wand level will probably enjoy it. Practically perfect, but too bad you can’t use it to store data, too. [Examiner.com] Keep reading »
Last week we told you about the Vaj-J Visor, a female protective cup that shields your netherbits during grooming. Today, Jezebel clues us in to the Cuchini, which attaches to your undies and “smoothes the ridges of a woman’s mons pubis area, providing a smooth and camouflaged appearance.” The purpose? Sayonara camel toe! Maybe Lady Gaga should invest? [RGS via Jezebel] Keep reading »
Hi, I’m Dr. V. I’m not a real doctor, I just play one on the Internet. What I am is a lady, a lady who is a fool for love! And I love nothing more than sex. My deepest desires have happily led me on many adventures in the sack, but they have also made me one of my gyno’s most valuable players. I’ve lived to tell the tale(s)! So, I dish the dirt on everything from getting freaky to getting freaked out. Now, let’s get this party started.
STD Awareness Month is almost over, and I hope you lovers survived. Next week, I’ll go back to answering your burning sex questions — whether they burn literally or not. Today, I want to talk about a mistake I’ve made trying to play it safe.
If I had a nickel for every time I bartered a new partner down from sex to a BJ, I’d be rich! In some situations, oral sex can seem like the best bet to keep him coming back for more and to protect your promised land. But that argument is as busted as Bill Clinton saying he didn’t have sex relations with Monica Lewinsky. It’s still sex — oral sex, to be exact! While I used to think I was Lady Safety for starting off slow(ish) with a beej, oral is as risky a way to get frisky. Even though he’s not sticking his beef in your buns, your mouth is as ready to be an STD sandwich. New research shows it can even cause cancer. While we gals can get a lot of things, we can’t seem to catch a break! Here are some things to consider when you’re going down. Keep reading »
- Syphilis is a mighty morphing STD that is hard to detect. Its symptoms don’t occur in a consistent order, but experts have narrowed them down to four stages. The primary stage is when a firm sore, called a chancre, appears around your lady parts. You can get one firm sore or many love bumps. They may dry out and heal, but you’re still stuck with the infection. The second stage includes on-and-off rash, fever, fatigue, aching, and sore throat. The third stage is the hidden stage, when symptoms don’t appear for years, as this STD attacks and progresses.
- If left untreated, syphilis can damage your heart and brain in the final stages. The tertiary, or late syphilis, stage also attacks the eyes, blood vessels, liver, bones, and joints. Signs of late syphilis include paralysis, numbness, blindness, and even dementia. If you think you might have the Syph, you need to get treatment as soon as possible. Your chances of getting HIV increase if you have syphilis because chancres make it easier to pass on and acquire HIV.