Nerve.com has a cool new feature called “Talking To Strangers,” which may be especially appealing to those of us who don’t get out enough. The feature centers around conversations about sex and dating struck up with strangers in bars. Can’t be bothered to go out for Happy Hour? No bother — just crack open a beer from the comfort of your own home and read the latest “Talking To Strangers” to get your fix. You’ll learn all kinds of personal things you probably don’t really want to know about people you’ll never meet in real life. For example, 29-year-old Lewiston once substituted a shower cap for a condom during some hot hotel sex. And 21-year-old Bauer (Really? Bauer? Lewiston? Is Nerve obsessed with former prep school students?) had sex with a Moroccan man on Spring Break once and ended up thinking she was in love with him (scandalous!). Oh, and 27-year-old Alex recently jerked off on a plane. Hmm … suddenly, I’m feeling so much better about staying in too much. [via Nerve] Keep reading »
Our friends at Nerve have an excerpt from the latest book by Frank Warren of PostSecret fame: PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God. If you’re not familiar with PostSecret, it’s a website where readers submit homemade postcards that reveal their most intimate confessions. In a slide show, Nerve has selected some of the best of the bunch, many of them focusing on relationships, with confessions ranging from happy masturbation fantasies to wishing one’s ex dead. [Nerve] Keep reading »
It’s been awhile since I read “Dating Confessions,” Nerve‘s community blog where readers confess their darkest dating and relationship-related secrets, but after someone posted a particularly interesting one on Current yesterday, I had to go check out what else I’ve been missing. Like community confessional blogs before it, “Dating Confessions” is at once seedy, sad, funny, hopeful, and heartbreaking — kind of like its topic, I guess. After the jump, the confession that got me reading again, plus 10 others that made me glad I’ve found a smooth spot on the rocky seas of romance.
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Sex sells and we’re all paying the price. Whether you’re a married mom or single and ready to mingle, rendezvous require cold, hard cash, even if you go soft or your date backs off. Kate Carraway, a Canadian blogger for Nerve, decided to go deep and discover the costs associated with satisfying our crotch like lube, internet porn, booze, dates, and gas. She followed a wealth of people, from the $25,000 a year cougar in a long distance relationship, to the hipster computer nerd couple that made $120,000 combined, for a month to track their expenses. So who dropped the most dough?
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Thanks to Nerve for pointing out this image of Marilyn Monroe on all fours. They’re not 100% sure of its validity, but if it is a real photo of the blonde bombshell, we’ve never seen her look more fetching. Keep reading »
Who needs to purr more than female cats? After all, male cats have scary pronged penises, so sex really is just about kitten-making for female felines. This video, courtesy of Nerve, is sort of NSFW (especially if you work at a pet store), but it does prove your cat is probably totally gettin’ busy when you’re not home to pet it. Frankly, I couldnâ€™t make it past the â€œnippleâ€ lick. This cat is hard-core! Keep reading »