This piece by Jessie Lochrie was originally published on xoJane.com.
I can count the number of times I’ve had sex without condoms on one hand. This isn’t to brag about how I’m some model of safe sex — it’s because with the exception of a brief, two-week period, I have never been on birth control.
I’m not sure if I ever really made an active decision not to go on birth control. When I lost my virginity to my long-term high school boyfriend, we used those lubricated Trojans in the turquoise pack that so many people seem to use as My Very First Condom.
My reluctance to go on the Pill did partially stem from a teenager’s nervousness about telling my parents I was sexually active, though I always could have gone to Planned Parenthood (or my family doctor) and gone on birth control without them knowing. The real reason I avoided birth control was a gut feeling that I wouldn’t respond well to hormones. Keep reading »
Sports photographers are in heaven during the Olympics, having the opportunity to capture athletes at the peak of their careers — and, if we didn’t know better, the peak of orgasm. If these aren’t the faces of a big finish, then I don’t know what is! It’s photo ops like these that have us wondering: orgasm or Olympic medal?
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Some sexual fetishes are so outrageous that we can hardly believe they’re real. Take, for example the recent video we posted of Dave, the 27-year-old who thinks his balloons are his kids. REAL! People who are infatuated with balloons are known as looners. How well do you know your paraphilias? Can you tell the REAL fetishes from the ones we made up? Click through and see how you do on our quiz. Answers revealed on the slides that follow.
An anonymous lady decided to share these pics of USA Olympic gymnast Danell Leyva with the world because he allegedly “sorta played” her. She has a fully nude pic of the 20-year-old Miami native as well, but wants to “see how it goes” with these pics first. We’re sorry for this woman’s pain, and we get that she was trying to exact revenge, but really, it’s going pretty well for us. We can’t deny that we’ve thoroughly enjoyed looking at Leyva’s pecs, er, pics. You probably want to look, too. Go ahead. Do it! Spoiler: He wears Hugo Boss boxer briefs, doesn’t wash the chalk off his hands before he masturbates and has a healthy-sized … ego. [Deadspin] Keep reading »
“I haven’t always been open but I always felt lucky that there was something in my life that I felt passionate about. I think most people don’t feel that way about sex. But yeah, I’ve had a dungeon in my house for the past 20 years. … Both me and my girlfriend [who is a dominatrix] are kind of missionaries. I think it should be talked about. It should be out in the open because people don’t enjoy their desires enough. You’re allowed to do whatever the fuck you want as long as it’s consensual. You might as well live out your fantasies and not be ashamed of it.”
I’ve never listened to NOFX, so I had never heard of Fat Mike (aka Mike Burkett). But now I’m kind of in love with his mind right now. The singer spoke to VICE about a new record and had a whole conversation about being kinky and into BDSM — that’s bondage, dominance and sadomasochism. Everything he’s saying here is stuff I’ve wanted to scream from the rooftops. After the jump, he talks about the persecution of BDSM as a “deviant sexuality.” Keep reading »
A couple of weeks ago, we talked about the looner community, i.e. those who have a thing for inflatable pool toys. I know you’ve been sitting around obsessing about how balloon fetishists, or looners, do their thang. Well, today is your lucky day. This National Geographic video about Dave, a 27-year-old dude who is “infatuated” with balloons, should demystify the practice for you a bit more. Dave thinks of his balloons as his children. In his words, loving a balloon is all about “your heart reaching out to this beautiful, beautiful balloon.” Clearly, the man is a non-popper. Although Dave sleeps with the balloons in his shirt to protect them, he insists not doing anything sexual with them. His cherry has yet to be popped, so to speak. Annnd scene. [Buzzfeed]