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In Their Own Way, Text Messages Are Keeping Romance Alive

A survey by the U.K.’s National Trust found that 70 percent of women and 53 percent of men would rather get a love letter or poem than a text or email. Yet, of the 2,558 people surveyed, 62 percent had never sent a love letter, while 69 percent had sent an “I love you” text. Is technology killing romance? As much as I despise text message abbreviations and sloppy typers, I don’t think so. Keep reading »

Does He Use Pronouns In His Text Messages? That’s A Good Sign

As IMs, text messages, and emails have become the predominant way for guys to ask us out on dates, I think it has gotten easier to figure out whether someone is actually interested in you. It’s true, you can’t hear his tone of voice or see his facial expressions when you read his message on your iPhone, but his language can say a lot. Simply put, if he’s leaving out personal pronouns in his texts, he’s just not that into you. Keep reading »

Safe Sex: Coming To A Cell Phone Near You!

As sexting gets more popular, safe sexting gets a grant! A series of modern sex ed soap operas have been filmed and distributed via cell phones thanks to an endowment and the commitment of a New Jersey nurse and professor. Rachel Jones, the RN behind the video productions, has spent her career committed to preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS in young women. Sadly, her home state of New Jersey has the highest number of women living with AIDS in the entire U.S. Shockingly, 82% of infections in the 18-to-29-year-old group nationwide are heterosexual African-American ladies and Latinas. Nurse Jones is perplexed by the figures, saying, “It is astounding, it is a completely preventable infection.” So, she has labored for grants to normalize condom use by sending girls text messages. More, after the jump… Keep reading »

Quickies!: Our Wombs Have Sympathy Pains

  • A woman delivered a 14 pound baby. ZOMG! Two doctors were needed to lift the load out the womb. Every woman is in pain thinking about that. [Fox News]
  • Our own columnist Rachel Kramer Bussel interviews our own Susannah Breslin about sex writing and porn for The Huffington Post. Shameless plug of bitches me love alert! [Huffington Post]
  • Some anti-Scientology person is threatening Tom Cruise’s life. The threat is so severe the FBI has been notified. Maybe the killer is someone that regrets seeing “Valkyrie.” [Perez Hilton]
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    The Daily Squeeze: Marketing Of The Pill & A “Grey’s Anatomy” SPOILER

  • You know how Yaz manufacturers push its skin-clearing abilities more than the contraceptive benefits in its commercials? That’s no accident. In an effort to encourage better compliance, many birth control manufacturers and doctors are promoting the secondary health benefits of contraception. [New York Times]
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    Hookup Text Messages Seem Quaint When Embroidered

    A woman who goes by the name Ginger Anyhow reworked some love-related text messages into embroidered art. Isn’t it amazing how romantic this obvious booty call seems when it’s taken out of context and stitched up? [Make] Keep reading »

    Text Messaging Ruins Jennifer Aniston’s Love Life Too

    The text message: the worst invention to ever happen to dating. Well, it’s at least a close second to the chastity belt. This technological form of “communication” has already left a trail of tears amongst my gal pals. From late night sex solicitation to crazy guys who use the stilted language as a crutch for their fears, the text message has been taking relationships down a notch. Now it’s bullying poor Jennifer Aniston. Everyone’s watched her ex John Mayer put on a show of his breakup blues. He’s been seen around town covering his puffy eyes with stupid sweaters and scarves. But what about Jennifer? She’s been keeping the highly publicized romance classy by keeping her mouth shut. But since her friends don’t share her tact, they’re dishing all the dirt, and apparently, she got dumped via text! It all started with a heated argument where John admitted he didn’t share her “first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage” plan. After hanging up the phone he texted her, “That’s it — the end.” Say it to her face! What a wuss. Damn you text messages, you let another one slip through our fingers. [Denver Post] Keep reading »

    Poll: Is Technology A Part Of Your Sex Life?

    A study conducted by author Joan Sauers for her new book, Sex Lives of Australian Women, found that 20 percent of Australian women have admitted to having a sexual encounter in an internet chatroom. “As a society, we increasingly rely on technology to get the job done, whatever the job is,” she writes in the book. Along with internet sex, women are also into text and webcam sex. About 70 percent of women in their 20s had engaged in sexual text message exchanges, and 22 percent had been filmed while having sex. But most weren’t too happy with the videos and were less than satisfied with their screen presence. “It was fine, but to tell you the truth … watching it again was hilarious … not erotic … my arse was NOT ever meant to be on a tape,” said one 33 year old. Now, how have you incorporated technology into your sex life? [Sify] Keep reading »

    Wednesday Quickies!

  • A documentary covering Heidi Fleiss’s attempt to open a legal all-male brothel for women in Nevada premiere’s July 21 on HBO. [W]
  • A 15-year-old in Canton, OH (where I grew up!) sends or receives about 15,000 text messages a month. She has an unlimited texting plan. [WEWS Cleveland]
  • Did you know that grooms in Korea will ask their successfully married friends to carve them two wooden ducks to bring good luck? [MentalFloss.com]
  • Dear Jake Bronstein, remember the time Maxim took a photo of you and Amelia together for a story about you trying to sleep with as many women as possible in a week and Amelia was supposed to represent one of the women and she had a mild panic attack about it right before it went to press because she didn’t really want America thinking the two of you slept together? Well, we really like your new website and would love to work with you. Have your people call our people, okay? Love, The Frisky [Zoomdoggle via Daily Bedpost]
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    Just Do It: Deleting A Guy’s Number

    I’m a numbers girl.

    I take pride in my cell’s large phone book as much as I take pride in amassing new Facebook friends, Tumblr followers, and page views. I’m sorry, but in this day and age, the higher the numbers get, the cooler one looks.

    This creates a problem, however, when there are just certain people to whom one shouldn’t be linked—past lovers. Naturally, the Internet makes it hard to completely escape from the counterpart of your failed relationship. But, in some sort of sick backwards logic, I tend to increase this hardship by keeping them around in the digital arena for longer than necessary. Keep reading »

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