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Why Is Everyone So Concerned About My Anus?

It has recently come to my attention that perhaps I am not as concerned about the cleanliness of my anus as I should be. See, in the last few weeks, I feel like the universe has been trying to tell me that keeping my chocolate starfish pristine should be higher on my list of priorities. It’s giving me a complex. Keep reading »

A Close (And Sweet-Smelling) Shave

I consider shaving my legs a necessary summer evil, and to that end, I’ve tried to make it as quick and painless as possible. Enter Eos’ line of sweet-smelling, very effective shaving creams. Eos can be used either in the shower or dry–and it works like a charm, while smelling great to boot. I especially love the pomegranate-raspberry scent. Eos, if you’re listening, make some shower gel and after-shave moisturizer. I’ll definitely buy that, too.

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Girl Talk: The Couple That Grooms Together, Stays Together

“It’s really awesome for me that you’re not obsessed with showering every day,” my new boyfriend remarked recently. I looked at him somewhat surprised. “Well, then I don’t have to either,” he explained.

See, I’m a “shower every other day” kind of girl, with the occasional whore’s bath thrown in when necessary. It’s not something I’ve typically advertised to the men I’ve dated over the last few years and I doubt they’ve noticed since I’ve taken care to groom before dates and whatnot. But with M. living out of town and coming to visit for days at a time, our mutual grooming habits have been obvious and, it seems, in sync. Keep reading »

Flowchart: Should You Shave Your Legs?

I’m on a sabbatical and my razor blades are dull. I’m gonna go with NO. [Bite Daily] Keep reading »

Introducing: “Guess The Publication”

I’m going to introduce a new little game around here. Let’s call it: “Guess the Publication.” I’ll post a quote and you guess which major print or online publication it’s pulled from. Sound fun? Good. Here’s the first one:

“A woman needs to come up with a workable routine for maintaining her looks throughout her lifetime and avoid rationalizing slacking off— while she’s seeking a man and after she has one. Yeah, you might have to put five or ten extra minutes into prettying up just to hang around the house. And, sure, you might be more ‘comfortable’ in big sloppy sweats, but how ‘comfortable’ will you be if he leaves you for a woman who cares enough to look hot for him?”

Your choices: A. Marie Claire B. Cosmopolitan C. Psychology Today D. The Atlantic. Find out the answer after the jump. Keep reading »

Do You Ever Wear The Same Outfit 2 Days In A Row?

Ever wear the same thing a couple days in a row? Claudia Schiffer does. Last week, she was spotted wearing the same outfit on Nov. 3 and 4 as she took her children to school. Now, there are number of reasons why someone would choose to wear the same clothes for two days — for instance, if they have a new baby at home (like Claudia), they’re required to wear a uniform for work, or they’re doing the walk of shame. I’ll admit to wearing the same bottoms or a sweater twice in a row, but I’ve never donned the same complete outfit, unless I’ve spent the night out, was getting a ride home, and planned to shower and dress in a completely different look later. I just wasn’t raised to believe wearing the same outfit two days or more in a row was acceptable. But now that the very American trend of bathing everyday is shifting, could it be time to reconsider how often we change our clothes, too? I’m not entirely convinced. Do you ever wear the same outfit two days in a row? [StyleList] Keep reading »

Ladies, Why Do You Wax?

An interesting article out of Psychology Today about the fairly recent trend of bikini waxing and how it’s affecting male and female sexual relations. Sex therapist and psychiatrist Stephen Snyder, M.D. writes, “Among many young men that I see in treatment, the sight of a woman’s pubic hair produces the same revulsion that in my day might have greeted the sight of her armpit hair. Vulvar hair is regarded as unsightly — or even disgusting.” Yowza, seriously? I mean, in my years cavorting and conversating with the opposite sex, I have definitely noticed that dudes prefer some pubic grooming, with a solid percentage liking significant bush-wacking (landing strip, little triangle, etc.). Yes, there have definitely been a few dudes who liked a bald beav the most, but Snyder implies that men are increasingly preferring no hair whatsoever and find the presence of hair to be a complete turn-off. Please, gentleman readers of The Frisky, tell me you haven’t been so brainwashed by porn that you’re actually grossed out by pubes?

But Snyder also says that many women say the opinions of men aren’t why they spend upwards of $75 per session to have hot wax spread on their ladyparts. “‘You’re missing the point,’ say the waxing enthusiasts. ‘We do it because the result is worth it. Better sensation. Better sex.’” Keep reading »

To Wax Or Not to Wax: Study Examines Hairy Trends

Oh, science, we love you! Why? Because some bunch of pervy scientists decided that studying the pubic hair-grooming habits of women was somehow a viable scientific pursuit. A new study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine examined the pubic particulars of women. The findings: “Women reported a diverse range of pubic hair-grooming practices.” No duh. Keep reading »

What You Need To Know About The Brozillian Wax Trend

Jed Lipinski got his pubes waxed off for his blog on Salon.com. Man, that’s commitment! In the process of manning up for the brozillian, razor sharp reporter Lipinski went balls deep into the waxing industry. And what he discovered was almost as jaw dropping as looking at the hair on a wax strip itself. Prepare to be a amazed, after the jump! Keep reading »

Girl Talk: My First Bikini Wax

I’ve waxed my eyebrows. I’ve waxed my upper lip. But when it came to waxing my ladyparts, I passed. I checked out. I just chose to be a noncombatant. I removed excess hair on my eyebrows and on my upper lip because it embarrassed me. But did it make sense to be embarrassed — nay, to form an opinion at all — about a part of my body seen by no one but me? No, I decided, it didn’t. In fact, a woman’s vagina is so personal and so private that I thought it would be pretty un-feminist to feel shame that it didn’t look quote, unquote “pretty.” (And yes, I’ve seen Eve Ensler’s play “The Vagina Monologues,” like, eight times.) Besides, who would want to let an aesthetician down there with her tongue depressor dipped in hot wax? Surely someone of heartier stock than I.

Then I had my first bikini wax at age 26 and surprised myself by liking it. Keep reading »

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