Posts tagged "sexuality"

Amber Heard Is Not “Ashamed” To Be Bisexual

Amber Heard is notoriously private about her personal life — especially when it comes to dating Johnny Depp. Nevertheless, she in no way regrets her decision to come out publicly as bisexual back in 2010.

“I didn’t want to look like I was hiding anything,” Heard tells the September issue of Elle, alluding…

By: Celebuzz / August 17, 2013

Andre Leon Talley Won’t Dip His Quill In The Company Ink

“No, no, no. I was just into my magazines and the drawings. I had a very strict upbringing, almost puritanical. I lived there all the way through college. I was in my grandmother’s house, and I respected that! [I] had very gay experiences, yes, I swear on my grandmother’s grave that I never slept with…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 10, 2013

True Story: I Transitioned From Female To Male

As told to Lauren Gitlin.

It was always kind of under the surface, this idea that I wasn’t quite comfortable with my body. I remember looking at this book my parents gave me when I was 8 years old and I saw drawings of what men’s bodies were like and what women’s bodie…

By: Roman Rimer / July 30, 2013

Skepchick Vs. STFU, Parents: Faceoff Over The Royal Baby’s Sex And Gender

Four days ago, a royal child entered the world in a hospital wing in London. It didn’t take long for bloggers across the pond to start fighting about it.

Here’s that happened: blogger Heina Dadabhoy, who writes for the feminist-minded secularism/atheism blog Skepchick, pointed out on Twitter how Prince George was neither bor…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2013

Watch This: When Did You Choose To Be Straight?

This video has been around for a few years, but it’s making the rounds again and I think it’s always worth watching–and thinking about. The premise? An interviewer asks a number of straight people for their thoughts on the whole “Do gay people choose to be gay?” debate, and then follows up with a versio…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 9, 2013

8 Crappy Ways A Masturbation Session Can Be Interrupted

There I was, minding my own (lady-)business, happily masturbating with my Laya Spot, when the cat hopped up on the bed. He rubbed against my leg, purred, made eye contact with me. Held eye contact with me.

That’s it: the moment is killed. I can’t get it off when the cat is in my…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 7, 2013

“Felt” Is Sex Therapy With Puppets

Everything is better with puppets, especially other people’s sex therapy sessions. Tonight on LOGO TV is the debut of “Felt,” a reality show that explores real people’s sex therapy sessions — using their real voices! — but enacted by puppets. Think Dr. Ruth meets “Sesame Street”: 24 couples are (anonymously) recorded in exchange for the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 6, 2013

HIV-Positive? You Probably Don’t Want To Be In Kansas Anymore

My college best friend and I coined the term “bipolar week.”  It was used to describe a week filled with both overwhelmingly amazing events and truly terrible moments: winning a prestigious award and then getting dumped by your boyfriend, or perhaps acing a midterm and losing a childhood pet. When reflecting on this past week, in terms

By: Sarah Gray / March 29, 2013

Chicken Is Making Kids Gay, Says Lingerie Model Natalia Paris

“Seven, eight, nine and 10-year-old children [who are eating chicken] are having their feminine hormones accelerated … and are starting to become homosexual.”
— Colombian model Natalia Paris on her theory that the hormones in chicken are making kids gay. Should we laugh? Cry? Shame her? I think we should shame her. Have at…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 20, 2013

Some Transgender Kids Have It More Figured Out Than The Rest Of Us

This week’s issue of The New Yorker includes a feature by Margaret Talbot, on the rise of young kids and teenagers identifying as transgender. While the concept of transgender isn’t new, there’s a trend emerging; kids as young as three are identifying as trans. Depending on the openness and support of their parents, many of…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 15, 2013

Girl Talk: I’m A Lesbian Who Loves Channing Tatum

When I came out as a lesbian, my mom cited my rabid N’Sync fandom as evidence that I was obviously mistaken. She was certain that my liking a group of effeminate, nearly prepubescent boys, gyrating to songs about feelings was indicative of my heterosexuality. I’ve used that story as the punch line to my coming…

By: Erika Star / February 13, 2013

First Time For Everything: Hooking Up With A Woman

Simply put, I have been boy crazy since elementary school.

Men have always been the ones I kissed, fellated, fucked, Skype-sexed, you name it. All of my sexual experiences and struggles coming to terms with my sexual kinks have involved cisgendered men.

But until recently, there was a side of myself…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 8, 2013

How “Normal” Is Your Sex Life? This Book Tries To Explain

Everybody wants to know how their sex life stacks up and now there’s a whole book dedicated to just that! The Normal Bar, out February 5, reports findings from a survey of what nearly 100,000 people worldwide said about their sexual behavior and relationships. But the book is not just looking at what average Joes do,

By: Sarah Gray / January 22, 2013

Frighteningly, James Franco And I Actually Agree About Something

If you’ve been reading The Frisky, you know that I have a strong disdain for actor/writer/director/perpetual college lecture sleeper James Franco. For me, Franco is the epitome of the kind of dumb dude who thinks he’s really clever. But a recent piece in New York magazine does offer a slight detente between us — you…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 18, 2013

What We Can All Learn From Jodie Foster’s Golden Globes Speech

By now, you’ve probably watched or at least, heard about Jodie Foster’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at last night’s Golden Globes. Today, the internet is a abuzz with reactions to her “coming out” speech. Foster dropped the declaration that we’ve all been waiting for:
“I’m just going to put it…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 14, 2013

Frank Ocean Says Sexuality Is “Dynamic”

GQ: Do you consider yourself bisexual?

Frank Ocean: You can move to the next question. I’ll respectfully say that life is dynamic and comes along with dynamic experiences, and the same sentiment that I have towards genres of music, I have towards a lot of labels and boxes and shit. I’m in thi…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 21, 2012

Ricki Lake Tackles An Openly Gay Man Married To A Woman

Everything I loved about Ricki Lake in the ’80s and ’90s is still present and accounted for in the updated version of her talk show. Drag queens, eye rolling audience members and her uncanny ability to ask uncomfortable questions. Like, for instance, if you’re an openly gay man married to a woman, are the two…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 5, 2012

D.C. Debuts Rad Transgender Respect Campaign

It’s a sad statement on society when we have to issue advertising campaigns to remind people to treat their fellow human beings “with courtesy and respect.” But whatever, I’m not going to complain! This rad ad campaign by the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights is the first-ever campaign to focus on treating tra…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2012

“Agender”: Neither Man Nor Woman, But Definitely Fabulous

Androgyny is in. From supermodel Andrej Pejic to gender-neutral parenting articles, the media can’t get enough of us non-binary (“boy” or “girl”) folks lately.

But is not identifying as male or female really about androgyny?  Is being elsewhere on the gender spectrum the same as being gender neutral? I look at pictures of Pejic…

By: Avory Faucette / August 23, 2012

Dan Savage Enlists Tegan & Sara To Answer Question About A Crush On Tegan & Sara

What do you do if you’re an advice columnist who gets a letter from a young woman with questions about her crush on the twins sisters who make up the band Tegan & Sara? If you’re Dan Savage, you go right to the source and ask Tegan to answer the question for you. A woma…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 16, 2012