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Greatest Grandpa Ever Writes Kickass Letter Shaming His Daughter For Disowning Gay Grandson

When a woman named Christine kicked her son Chad out of the house after finding out he was gay, her dad (Chad’s grandfather) penned this awesome letter, which FCKH8 posted on their Facebook page. “You’re correct we have a ‘shame in the family’, but mistaken about what it is,” he begins. “Dad” goes on to… More »


Sinead O’Connor Writes A Long, Intense Letter To Miley Cyrus, Miley Responds By Comparing Sinead To Amanda Bynes [UPDATED]

Miley Cyrus opened a can of worms when she told Rolling Stone that her “Wrecking Ball” video was inspired by the Sinead O’Connor classic, “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Naturally, this inspired the outspoken singer to pen a thousand-word missive to Miley and post it on her website. In true O’Connor fashion, her open letter cuts… More »


4 Things To Know About Being “Mostly Heterosexual”

Most of you have probably heard of the Kinsey Scale — a measure from zero (100 percent hetero) to six (100 percent gay) that determines a person’s perceived sexual orientation. A recent review of research on the matter, done by Ritch Savin-Williams at Cornell University, focused attention on the 1’s — those they are labeling… More »


Frisky Q&A: The Ladies Behind The Unbound Box

We get lots of sex toys sent to us at The Frisky’s office. Like, lining-the-bookshelves lots.  Don’t get us wrong: we’ll never say no to a new vibrator or free condoms. But truth be told, the packaging and aesthetic of so many sex toys give us a seedy vibe. We don’t want our sex toys… More »


Watch The Trailer For Cannes Winner “Blue Is The Warmest Color”

The Palme d’Or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival each year, presented to the director of the best feature film. Past honorees have included such notable favorites as “Amour,” “Fahrenheit 9/11,” “The Pianist,” “Pulp Fiction,” and “Taxi Driver” — so it goes without saying that walking away with the Palme d’Or… More »


The Sworn Virgins of Albania Live Celibate, Gender-Bending Lives

The “burneshas” live in the mountain villages in the hinterland of Albania — they’re women who’ve lived their entire lives as men, forgoing sex in the process.

They’re also the subject of photographer Jill Peters’ collection, The Sworn Virgins of Albania. The women choose to live as men for a number of reasons,… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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 bodies… More »


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 born… More »


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 version… More »


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… More »


“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… More »


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 termsMore »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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,More »


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… More »