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NYC Officials Shut Down Free Vibrator Carts

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Tragedy struck Manhattan yesterday when city officials shut down a vibrator giveaway sponsored by Trojan. The condom company planned to give out 10,000 of their new vibes from pushcarts at three tourist-heavy locations: Rockefeller Center, South Street Seaport, and the Flatiron District, which is near The Frisky’s offices. New Yorkers congregated f0r free $40 Trojan Tri-Phoria vibes (two thumbs up, says I!) or a free $30 Trojan Pulse.  Yet less than an hour into the event, an unnamed city official pooh-poohed the crowds and told Trojan’s Pleasure Carts to pack up and go home.

Horny area woman Linda Postell was irate about the shutdown, huffing to The New York Post, “I’m 57-years-old. I should be able to get a vibrator! I have a problem with the smoking ban and the soda ban — and now this!” Keep reading »

Dancer Fleeces Old Man Out Of NYC Apartment

I Was A Sugar Baby
This woman went out with a man just for money and gifts. Read More »
Sugar-ing Explained
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What's the difference between a sugar baby and a prostitute? Read More »
Paid To Be Spanked
VA man accused of paying for college in exchange for spanking women. Read More »

In every life, a little rain must fall. For one 73-year-old man, this came from the cold, hard realization that it was not a good idea to buy his 27-year-old girlfriend a $775,000 apartment after knowing her for only 10 months. Keep reading »

NYPD Officer Accused Of Rape

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  • New York City police officer Arthur Roldan has been accused of raping his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend.  On Tuesday night, Roldan allegedly held the woman — who is pregnant— at gunpoint and knife point and then raped her inside a car in a parking lot. He also allegedly punched her in the face when she initially refused sex. Roldan was charged with two counts of first-degree rape, two counts of second-degree menacing and one count of third-degree assault and released on $20,000 bail. [Gothamist]
  • Film student Sophie Peeters has made a short called “Femme de la Rue” about all the street harassment she faces walking around Brussels. Damn, and I thought NYC was bad. [Guardian UK]
  • A lesbian Chick-fil-A employee speaks out! (Anonymously, duh. Girl ain’t dumb.) [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

Some Creep Is Filming Videos Of Your Legs On The Subway And Posting Them On YouTube

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This woman opened a can of whoop-ass on a man who groped her. Read More »
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A 24-year-old she-hulk caught a perv on the Boston subway. Read More »
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The good news is that YouTube has pulled an account belonging to “John Zippy,” a man who was surreptiously filming women’s legs on the subway through a camera placed inside a Starbucks cup and posting the videos online.

The bad news is the YouTube channel “New York Subway Girls” had 35 videos posted on it before it was yanked, featuring 102 women whose body parts were being filmed without their consent. Gross. And the New York Police Department is unable do anything about the vids — unless a woman filmed specifically complains about sexual harassment — because filming in public is not illegal. Keep reading »

Should Cabbies Be Punished For Knowingly Driving Prostitutes?

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We can all agree that sex trafficking of women and girls is abhorrent and should be illegal. Maybe we won’t agree about whether consensual sex work should be legal. (I personally believe it should be.) But where do you stand on punishing cab drivers who knowingly drive around prostitutes?

On Friday morning, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed legislation that pins a $10,000 fine on a cab driver who is convicted the second time for knowingly transporting prostitutes to their work. Simply transporting a prostitute or a decoy prostitute would not be illegal, the mayor said, but knowingly driving around sex workers even after getting caught doing so once before would now constitute participating in a ‘sex trafficking operation.’ Keep reading »

Ex-NYPD Cop Admits He Raped Woman, Lied About It

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NYPD officier being investigated for raping a 25-year-old woman. Read More »
I Was Date Raped
Amelia was date raped in college by a guy she liked. Read More »
CDC Sex Assault Data
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Adolescent girls and preteen boys are at the highest risk for sexual assault. Read More »
Should I Be Scarred?
This woman wonders if she should be more scarred by her date rape. Read More »
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Nearly one year ago, those of us who put our faith and trust in the police had our world rocked: an New York City Police Department officer named Michael Pena was charged with grabbing a 25-year-old woman off the street, threatening to shoot her, and raping her in a yard. A neighbor saw Pena raping the woman and called 911.

But this March, a jury failed to convict Pena of rape. It convicted him of seven charges, including sexual assault, but wouldn’t convict him of rape because he insisted he did not “penetrate” her. The eyewitness neighbor who called 911 said it very clearly was a rape and was shocked the jury didn’t believe the 25-year-old woman.

Yesterday, the ex-cop admitted he had lied. In a retrial yesterday, Pena admitted he raped the young Bronx teacher and plead guilty to two counts of rape and two counts of sexual assault. Keep reading »

The Soapbox: “Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23″ And “Girls” Make Me Realize My Life Is A Cliché

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Lena Dunham on the debt "Girls" owes to "Sex And The City." Read More »

Hello, my name is Alexandra Gekas and I am a single woman living in New York City who used to watch “Sex and the City.” I can assure you that I did not come to New York City to live the life of “Sex in the City.” But I also did not know just how unrealistic and off-base that show was when I arrived five years ago, otherwise I probably would have stayed away.

Don’t get me wrong, I love this city. Its power, its energy, its diversity… That’s why people are willing to sacrifice so much to stay here. New York is like that insanely hot guy who’s kind of mean to you, but the sex is great and when he’s on he makes you feel so good, you just keep coming back for more. But he’s not exactly Mr. Right, now is he? Having watched the new ABC show “Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23” and in anticipation of the upcoming HBO show “Girls” (which premieres on Sunday night), I’ve realized that A) I have not let myself admit just how hard it really is and B) not only am I not alone, but there are so many of me that my life has become a television cliché.  Keep reading »

The Soapbox: A Response To Julia Allison’s Op-Ed Addressed To Women Moving To NYC, From A Woman Who Once Moved To NYC

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This weekend, The New York Post printed an op-ed titled “A warning to a new generation of women — don’t let ‘Sex and the City’ ruin your life,” written by “internet celebrity” Julia Allison and her friend Julia Price. At first I was like “huh,” and then I skimmed it and was like “UGH,” and then I read it and found it all sorts of horrifying and insulting and wrong.

The overall problem I find with their open letter to “women” — besides the fact that it’s referencing a TV show that ended eight years ago about women twice the age of most college grads — is that it speaks to a demographic I hardly ever encountered in NYC. Are there tube-top dress wearing, Pink Elephant frequenting, banker-flirting women in NY? Sure. Are most of the women living/moving to the city only interested in those things? NO. So please allow me to speak to the rest of the female population who might also feel slighted or offended by the Julias’ out-of-touch words of “wisdom.” Keep reading »

Style Inspiration: New York Right Now

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I’d never been to NYC before my trip last week (ridiculous, I know!), and I loved every New York minute of it, from the pizza and the crazy cab drivers to the Diptyque sample sale and even the bedbug scare. Whenever I travel, I love checking out the style of each city, and since New York is the fashion capital of the world, I had plenty of eye candy. New Yorkers are famous for wearing black, but other than that the city’s aesthetic is so diverse it’s tough to pin down the quintessential NYC outfit. That being said, here’s a style equation I spotted on the street many times: anorak, skinny jeans, knee-high boots, black tote bag, and trendy sunglasses. Want to get this simple, chic look for yourself? Check out shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »

Miu Miu Releases 46 Unique Bags For Fashion Weeks

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It’s February already? Fashion weeks are fast approaching, that’s for sure, and New York is the first up as always, with shows beginning on Thursday. Regretfully, one brand us Manhattanites don’t usually hear much from is Miu Miu, which shows in Paris. This year, though, things are different. How different, you ask? Well, we still won’t be seeing the collection strutted down the runway, but the brand is launching a (limited edition!) line of 46 unique handmade bags of 17 different material combinations using 12 different processing techniques, all to be unveiled in the big four fashion capitals (London, Milan, Paris, and NYC) during each of their fashion weeks. I know for a fact that a grand total of zero of these bags will eventually be mine, but my god, aren’t they glorious? Check out the hypnotizing gif of all 16 New York bags, courtesy of Miu Miu, after the jump. [Fashionista] Keep reading »

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