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Women Execs On The Rise In The Adult Movie Industry

MSNBC’s resident sexpert, Brian Alexander, who writes the site’s “Sexploration” column, sits down for a chat with the lady execs of the adult movie industry and discovers that when it comes to the business of porn, men and women see things differently. “‘There is still this perception that [the porn industry] is all run by men, and not very nice men,’” says Joy King, an adult movie studio exec at Wicked Pictures, one of the industry’s biggest production companies. Other women executives working in the sex trade include Digital Playground’s Samantha Lewis, California Exotic Novelties’ Susan Colvin, and Femme’s Candida Royalle. “Surprisingly,” Alexander reports, “many women who work in the business say they don’t like porn.” So who’s to blame for porn’s low quality? These women say it’s men, of course! “[W]hile more women are calling the shots, they have to respond to a market of primarily male consumers, many of whom find plots simply a waste of time.” Hence, all that fast-forwarding. The women of XXX don’t get much support from anti-porn feminists either, who posit the sex industry exploits women. Adult star Nina Hartley has been called “brainwashed.” What do you think? Is porn just one more business — or the business of exploiting women? Keep reading »

Real Chick Lit: Passport To Pleasure

There are so many reasons to travel: discovering new cultures, sampling exotic cuisines, scoping out gorgeous, historical scenery, and, of course, the opportunity to say that you’ve done it with someone from another country, in another country. If globe-trotting for the sake of sex isn’t in the cards for you anytime in the near future, you’re not completely out of luck when it comes to sampling what’s on the menu at the International House of Lovecakes. Laura Corn, author of all sorts of amp-up-your-sex-life literature, believes that integrating some internationally-inspired romanticisms into your oh-so domestic sex life is not only the next best thing to actually getting lucky on foreign soil, but might actually be the key to revving up an otherwise lackluster love life. Just think: Cheeseburgers are damn good, yet how sad would your palate be without the likes of sushi, Pad Thai, and enchiladas? You get the picture. Keep reading »

Who’s Your Sugar Daddy?

This week, the female blogosphere is abuzz with chatter over a story by a college senior in Philadelphia entitled “My Sugar Daddy.” According to “Melissa Beech,” the pseudonymous author, she’s your average, upper-middle class girl: “I was blessed to have been raised with class, sent to the best schools, and taught to be well read, well spoken and well traveled.” During college, she worked in retail and as a waitress, but she spent more than she earned and the economy was tanking. When she set out to find a “real” job, she encountered a man who made her a different kind of offer: a “Mutually Beneficial Arrangement.” In a nutshell, he forks over around $5,000 a month, they travel together, he takes her to fancy hotels, and they have sex. He was already looking for such a relationship as a member of SeekingArrangement.com. Beech believes what she’s doing isn’t prostitution: “women have used their wiles and charms to get ahead for years.” So what do you think? Is she a smart girl working a recession to her advantage — or a call girl in denial? Keep reading »

How To Get Your Eggs Nogged At A Holiday Party

It’s hard not to get smitten with someone at an open bar, especially if you’re single in December. The tricky thing is that a lot of the holiday parties are for business, so pleasure would have to be a secret bonus. However, the seasonal soirées bring about the best time to finally go for that cutie in accounting that you’ve had your eye on. After a year’s worth of fantasizing over the copy machine, a hot romp with an officemate can be spicier than eggnog. While it might not be the most professional move, it can be just what you need to get you in the giving spirit. So, here’s how you turn the heat up on your love life during the cold weather holiday gatherings…

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Hot Trend: Butt Cleavage Body Jewelry

Men just love the booty. (Who can blame them?) So while we ladies have been doing everything we can to draw attention to our assets by wagging them on the dance floor, bending over, slipping them into tight jeans, and even sporting the occasional panty that shows off our butt cleavage, there’s a new permanent attention grabber causing a commotion on the market: butt crack jewelry. At piercing parlors around the country, both men and women have been getting their booty cleave surface pierced. Basically, the finished piercing looks just like a belly button barbell for your flipside. Unlike Steve-O’s “Jackass” (no pun intended) stunt where he painfully pierced both his cheeks together, the tushie cleavage barbell is just the cherry on top of the split. And it’s a hit, according to this poll, which gave it a 63% vote of hotness! While it takes a special kind of lady to bravely let someone poke their butt, it’s going to take an even more courageous gal to explain herself at an airport security metal detector. [Trend Hunter]

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Brits Blame Promiscuity On Women’s Rights

A recent study found Britain to have more casual sex than any other Western nation. The study was conducted by asking more than 14,000 people in 48 countries to fill out anonymous questionnaires. Participants were asked about their number of partners and one-night stands, how many people they expected to sleep with in the next five years, and what their attitude towards casual sex was. The answers were given a numerical value, and while Britain scored 11th overall, the country was the highest of all western nations (the US was 6th). Keep reading »

Has The Business Of Making Babies Gone Too Far?

In last weekend’s edition of the New York Times Magazine, Alex Kuczynski, the author of Beauty Junkies, writes about having a baby by surrogate in “Her Body, My Baby.” In her late 30s, Kuczynski couldn’t get pregnant. Over the course of several years, she tried in vitro fertilization and miscarried multiple times. Finally, she found a surrogate mother who would carry, as she puts it, “the product of my egg and my husband’s sperm.” It’s a story about the lengths a woman will go to have a baby — but it’s also a story only a wealthy woman could tell, as Kuczynksi and her financier husband spent over $100,000 to make her baby dreams come true. (The surrogate was paid $25,000 for the use of her womb.) In the article’s comments, readers are tearing Kuczynski apart, deeming her a “disgusting… spoiled brat” and a “rich, self-obsessed snob,” while far fewer others are commending her for telling her story at all. So, what do you think? Has the high-tech business of baby-making gone too far? Or is having a baby by any means necessary a 21st century fertility reality? Keep reading »

Doin’ It With Dr. V: Cold Sores

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, sadly, made me one of my gyno’s most valuable players. But I’ve lived to tell the tale(s)! So, from time to time, I will dish the dirt on everything from getting freaky to getting freaked out. Now, let’s get this party started…

As winter sets in, I just wanted to put your mind at ease because the cold sore has a bit of a misleading name. It’s a common misconception that weather more frigid than a nun could cause you to get a cold sore, but ironically, too much sun can actually increase your chances of an outbreak. While cold sores are a type of the herpes simplex virus, they are also called “fever blisters” because having the flu can up the odds of getting one. But alas, stress, hormonal changes — like getting your period, skin injuries, a lowered immune system, and added stress — can also bring it on. But what eggs on a flare up is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the real cause of the problem, the herpes simplex virus. So, here’s everything you need to know about the blister and what you can do with your mister… Keep reading »

The Frisky Gift Guide: Safe & Sexy

What do you get for the gal that has everything? Something to protect her most prized possessions! Safe sex presents are the best way to show someone you care — whether or not you want to go there. After the jump, our playful picks for gifts that get dirty and keep it clean…

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Sex Will Bring You Closer to God

A pastor in Texas thinks the best way to get closer to God is to have a ton of sex (if you’re married, that is). Rev. Ed Young, pastor of the evangelical Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, issued a “sexperiment” challenge to his congregation of 20,000: sex every day for seven days. Sex, Rev. Young explained, “will bring you closer to your spouse and to God. You will perform better at work, leave a loving legacy for your children to follow and may even prevent an extramarital affair.” But for those of us unmarried folks, us social pariahs who really don’t deserve the benefits of intimacy, Rev. Young suggests we just “eat chocolate cake.” “Do not deprive each other of sexual relations” Young quoted from the book of Corinthians to his congregation. Unless you happen to be single, of course. [via NYTimes] Keep reading »

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