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9 Things I Learned About Women From Editing Maxim

I edited Maxim for four years, and let me tell you, we knew everything there was to know about guys. Like this: All guys really care about is girls. Our sex and relationship pieces tried to break down the great female mystery, and they were consistently the highest-rated articles in the magazine aside from, well, the pictorials. And we learned a lot ourselves. Here are nine interesting nuggets of wisdom I gleaned from my job presenting women to men. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Remember, The Guys At Maxim Actually Want Our Opinions!

  • Don’t forget, Maxim wants YOU for its ladies only sex survey! [The Frisky]
  • Are you like Anne Hathaway, refusing to lie for the one you love? [Dear Sugar]
  • Joe Sixpack is totally sexy. Just ask Governor Sarah Palin. [College Candy]
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    Sarah Jessica Parker Beats Maxim At Their Own Game

    The Frisky’s Top Five Additions (And Subtractions) To Maxim’s Hot 100

    Maxim just released their latest Hot 100 list and swimsuit model Marissa Miller grabbed the top spot. All in all, the list was filled with the usual suspects — Christina Aguilera, Eva Longoria, Lindsay Lohan — and some surprisingly cool women we’re proud of Maxim for pickings — Zooey Deschanel, America Ferrara, and Kat Von D. But we did have some suggestions for who we would have included — and who we would have have dropped. The Top Five Additions (and Subtractions) after the jump… Keep reading »

    U.S. Representative Proposes Ban On Men’s Magazines At Military Bases

    U.S. Representative Paul Broun (R-Ga) has introduced a bill that would ban all sexually explicit material from military bases overseas, including Playboy, Penthouse, and Maxim magazines — currently there is a ban on “porn” enforced, but there is a loophole. Critics of the bill say it would be bad for morale.

    A Department of Defense committee that reviews materials sold on bases ruled last year that magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse are not pornographic. But Broun’s Military Honor and Decency Act includes language that could make those magazines eligible for the ban…. Broun, a Marine veteran, told Newsweek recently that the magazines sold in military exchanges are partly responsible for a rise in sexual assaults in the military and other problems.

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    Frisky Quote Of The Day: Sarah Jessica Parker in Grazia Magazine

    “It’s so brutal in a way, so filled with rage and anger…. Do I have big fake boobs, Botox and big lips? No. Do I fit some ideals and standards of some men writing in a men’s magazine? Maybe not. Am I really the unsexiest women in the world? Wow! It’s kind of shocking…It’s condemnation, it’s insane. What can I do? I guess you can’t please all people.” — Sarah Jessica Parker to Grazia magazine about Maxim naming her the Unsexiest Woman In The World Keep reading »

    Made For A Woman, But Gentle And Anti-Aunty Flo Enough For A Man

    Seasonique, the birth control pill that makes women menstruate only four times a year, is being marketed to men. Ads have appeared in laddie magazine Maxim, which is known for its frat-bro attitude and bikini clad spreads, and Spike TV, the channel dedicated to a Late Night Strip Poll. Apparently, the execs marketing Seasonique think guys who like those brands are getting laid, but they’re trying to stop them from spawning. Those men — who are seemingly fascinated by a poop that can kill — are surprisingly grossed out by Aunt Flo coming to stay five days out of the month. Maybe that’s why Seasonique is hoping to get these men to talk to the women in their lives about using their form of birth control. Although the dudes may think they’re in some great hush-hush scheme to banish Aunt Flo, the joke is on them since the same ads are also running on Lifetime. Ha! Ain’t nothing gonna cramp a ladies’ ability to choose her own birth control. Period! [Marie Claire] Keep reading »

    Text Message Abbreviations For The Advanced

    Yesterday, Maxim‘s Sex Blog had a post about “sext messaging,” you know, sending dirty text messages. It even offered up some suggestions, i.e., “IANWAP” means “I am not wearing any panties.” As you know, we think text message abbreviations are a little ridiculous, so Amelia and I (OK, mostly Amelia) came up with a few suggested texts for when you’re NOT in the mood. See if you guess what they are, then find out after the jump. Keep reading »

    Maxim Makes Another Stupid List

    The “lists” Maxim comes up with drive us a lil’ crazy. A few months ago they published their list of the “least sexy” female celebrities, which was topped by Sarah Jessica Parker. This time around they have a list of “not traditionally pretty women” that they would totally “do”. How mature and generous of them to flatter these fugly women with their boner’s approval! So who’s on the list? Tina Frickin’ Fey for one, who we totally adore and would do too, but because she’s gorgeous, funny, brilliant, and smart. Pink, Meg White from The White Stripes, Juliette Lewis, and Lisa Lampinelli are also on the list, possibly the most random of all time. Don’t these guys have anything more important to work on, like compiling a list of the most disappointing porn flicks of all time? [Maxim] Keep reading »

    SJP Is Sexy Ugly In Our Book

    Maxim, that pillar of enlightened thinking for men, recently released their list of the Top Five Unsexiest Women of All Time, an assignment that, um, nobody assigned them. At the top of the list was Sarah Jessica Parker — and for that all of womankind should feel particularly smited. It’s not that we would argue that SJP is the Sexiest Woman of All Time (but hubby Matthew Broderick probably would). However, Parker does fall into that category of woman who men don’t see the appeal of but women go completely mad for. The 2001 film Kissing Jessica Stein coined the term “sexy ugly” to describe people who are not typically, traditionally beautiful (according to the patriarchal system which has, you know, that pig-slob Seth Rogen boning hot Katherine Heigl in Knocked Up) but ooze a certain gorgeousness or sex appeal that can’t be bought with the perfect button nose or full C-rack. SJP totally is what we consider to be sexy ugly. Who lands on your list? [MSNBC] Keep reading »

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