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Sexified Schweppes Ad

Apparently everything is sexier in France. In this ad, Schweppes has managed to make its drinks, or at least this particular drinker of its drinks, so hot and bothered that she rolls fruit all over her naked body. Doesn’t it make you want to sip a fruit-flavored soda? No? Yeah, me neither. [via Shape+Colour]

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Will Models Be Getting Larger?

France’s lower house of parliament adopted a bill today that would make it illegal for anyone, including fashion mags, advertisers, and websites, to incite extreme thinness. The bill still needs to be approved by the National Assembly and then go through the Senate, so who knows whether it will actually go into effect, especially because people in the couture industry aren’t into this idea. They believe there shouldn’t be legal boundaries on beauty standards. “Never will we accept in our profession that a judge decides if a young girl is skinny or not skinny,” said Didier Grumbach, president of the French Federation of Couture. “That doesn’t exist in the world, and it will certainly not exist in France.” [CNN] Keep reading »

The Daily Hotness: Gaspard Ulliel

Who?, you may be asking. Does it really matter? Honestly, this might be the most exciting Daily Hotness yet, as we just stumbled upon his photos yesterday and our knees instantly went weak in the way that only pouty lipped French men can cause. Gaspard is indeed a French actor, who you may have caught in Paris, Je T’Aime and Hannibal Rising. If you haven’t seen him anything yet, hopefully your local art house theater will be showing any one of his upcoming French film projects. Otherwise, you may just need to put on some sexy Edith Piaf and peruse the extensive online gallery of photos on his website (otherwise known as our Friday night plans!). [GaspardUlliel.net] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: SATC Vacays, Sex Toys, And Housing In Paris

  • A travel company plans to take advantage of the May 30 release of the Sex and the City movie by offering theme vacations, which will cost $15,000 to $24,000 for a four-day tour. Save your money, people. If you want to go to Saks, Barneys, Tiffany, and Patricia Field, we’d be happy to give you the addresses. [Reuters]
  • Some French females are bartering for housing with sex. [The Times, U.K.]
  • Be careful what sex toys you purchase, because the industry is largely unregulated (ever wonder why it says “novelty product” on the packaging?) Some materials, like plastic or latex, are porous and can’t be properly sterilized. Plus, phthalates, a chemical often added to plastics to make them more flexible, can leach out over time and be absorbed through the body’s mucus membranes. Stick to silicone. [The Edmonton Journal, Canada]
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    More Champagne!

    That bubbly stuff you buy at the liquor store for $9.99 and call “champagne” is probably not champagne. I hate to break it to you, but it is most likely sparkling wine, which sounds a whole lot less classy, but that’s the truth. Only sparkling wine produced in the Champagne region of France can be called champagne. Because there’s so much demand for champagne, the group that controls the wine-growing boundaries will probably add 40 villages to the Champagne region so that more bubbly can be labeled as champagne. Sadly, we doubt this will have an effect on the cost of champagne, so you (and I) will have to continue guzzling our sparkling wine. [May I recommend the Italian sparkling wine, called "prosecco"? It's the best. -- Editor] [BBC] Keep reading »

    French Museum Teaches Kids About Kissing

    “Sex — What’s the big deal?” A French Museum of Science and Industry exhibit for children is asking that very question. The “cheeky, hands-on” experience is adapted from a book by Zep and Hélène Brulle and features a comic girl and boy as hosts. Kid visitors, unlike most adult sexual experiences, start off “Being in Love” in the “Gallery of Kisses” where they can flirt or hang out on a heart-shaped bed. Sadly, they must head to the “Puberty” section next, an adult-free zone decked out like a bathroom, where students get a first-hand look at what’s going to happen to their bodies. (We’re sure a few kids run out crying.) Keep reading »

    France Gets A New Figurehead

    According to a recent national study of sex lives, one in five French dudes, from ages 18-24, “has no interest in sex” and the abstinence rate in men under 35 is double that of the ladies’. To counteract the shocking switch, French women have become more aggressive and have even doubled their number of partners since the 1970s. In France, females are screwing around with as much abandon as the males have traditionally been attributed and are getting even friskier after fifty. As the 600-page report proves, French women have risen to the challenge. Their icon: First Lady/model Carla Bruni. The Italian beauty, who wed President Nicholas Sarkozy last month, has boasted about her sexploits, from Mick Jagger to Eric Clapton, and was recently quoted bashing monogamy. Three cheers for: Liberté! Egalité! Vajayjé! [Telegraph] Keep reading »

    FCC Forbidden Fruit

    The inventors of the tongue kiss have done it again! A new TV ad from the Association de Producteurs des Fruits, featuring a variety of fruit and positions, is so sexy, it makes The L Word look like they don’t show enough nipple. Juicy, fresh, and raw, the ad is the number two hit on the industry website Firebrand.com. And it is a tasty choice, so you may want to avoid sharing it at work and save it for dessert. [Gawker (A bit o' breast makes it NSFW)] Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Infections, Housing Shortages, and Incomes

  • It’s possible that your pet is the one giving you UTIs. A study at the University of Minnesota found that E. coli strains, including the ones that cause urinary tract infections, can easily pass between people and their pets. Now they just have to figure out whether this actually increases the risk of a UTI, so don’t start blaming your furry friend quite yet. [Reuters]
  • In a South African sex survey, men making more money were most likely to use sex toys — 51 percent used them in the highest income bracket, compared with 29 percent on average. If money doesn’t buy love, it can certainly buy some lovemaking accouterments. [The Times (S. Africa)]
  • There isn’t enough university housing for French students, so many of them continue living at home while attending school, which can make hooking up a little complicated. The French students’ union UNEF is campaigning for the government to construct more student housing with racy posters that feature a young couple getting it on in a bed with a parent sleeping on either side of them. [Spiegel]
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    International Pick-Up Artists: Who’s Got Game?

    “Your eyes are the same color as my Porsche.” While this pick-up line may have success in Germany, according to a Times Online article on international dating styles, all men find themselves constantly fumbling for a way to impress the ladies. From handling finances to feminism, guys around the globe chimed in with their whiny tales of chasing tail. What did they have to say? Frenchmen, known for their seductive savoir faire, gripe that it’s hard to meet women because they seem so busy. Passionate Italian men, who like to hoot, whistle, and grab, complain new sexual harassment laws are holding them back. On the other hand, shy Australian guys require a wingman for back-up. The well-dressed Brits find themselves too proper to make passes unless they have liquid courage and Germans are obsessed with self-help dating seminars. Wah, wah! What about American guys? Find out, after the jump. Keep reading »

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