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Lesbians Make Better Mamas

I am several years away from even considering having children, and yet, sometimes I find myself thinking that if I do ever have a daughter, I kind of hope she’s a lesbian. Now, bear with me—obviously, I’ll be thrilled with whoever my daughter turns out to be. But if she’s a lesbian, she’ll be much less likely to be pressured into sex when she’s young and she won’t have to worry about getting pregnant before she’s ready. She’ll be much less likely to ever get an STD, and since more than half of rapes are of the “date” variety, that becomes much less of a concern. Not to mention the fact that she won’t have to spend nearly as much time as I do decoding the opposite gender’s mind. And, apparently, she’ll also be a better mom. Yep, the director of the U.K.’s National Academy for Parenting Practitioners said today that his research shows that the children of lesbian couples tend to be better adjusted than those of straight couples. “Lesbians make better parents than a man and a woman,” he says. Why would this be? Easy. Because for a lesbian couple to have a baby, it takes serious planning and action—there are no accidents. Kind of interesting, no? [Telegraph] Keep reading »

It’s Hard To Find Love When You Have 300 Orgasms A Day

Michelle Thompson suffers from persistent sexual arousal syndrome, a condition which makes her orgasm about 300 times a day. Sweet, I have to imagine, but it probably gets in the way when she’s trying to shop for groceries, or do her taxes or, as it turns out, when she’s trying to build a relationship. Michelle says she used to wear men out. She said, about a man she dated for five years, “By the time we broke up, he was exhausted, he left as a defeated man.” And most men give up much more easily. Keep reading »

PSA Warns Against Laying “Man Traps”


We’ve seen some pretty strange PSAs in our day—the insanely over-the-top texting and driving one, the one with Hilary Duff warning not to use the word “gay” as an adjective, and the one of the kid eating dog poo. But this British PSA from 1974 has me scratching my head the hardest. It warns against laying down rugs and setting “man traps.” Huh? [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Girl Literally Cannot Stop Sneezing!


File this one under “random afflictions I’m relieved I don’t have.” Poor little Lauren Johnson, 12, has been sneezing eight or nine times every minute for two weeks. According to Lemondrop, “Doctors think it might be intractable psychogenic sneezing, a very rare disorder with fewer than 40 documented cases in the world with no surefire method of treatment.” Her adorably polite younger brother is bound to lose his voice any second now from saying “bless you!” [Lemondrop] Keep reading »

Want To Compete In The Naturist Olympics?

In the U.K., journalist Jessica Hatcher was surfing the web when she found an article about the upcoming Naturist Olympics. For those of you who like to keep your clothes on at all times, “naturist” is a fancy term for the nudist community. In the name of journalistic research, Jessica asked to attend the gala and just watch. As in watch with clothes on. A few weeks later she got a call from the organizers of the Olympics asking her if she wanted to compete for her country since there was a shortage of British competitors in her age group. Reluctantly, Jessica decided to take a risk and accepted.

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Woman Fakes Breast Cancer To Raise Money For Implants


A woman in Texas successfully scammed a bunch of people into paying for her breast implants by, get this, faking breast cancer! Twenty-four-year-old Trista Joy Lathern told everyone she didn’t have health insurance and needed money to pay for her breast cancer treatments. In August, 100 people showed up to her all-day fundraiser at Waco’s Hog Creek Icehouse Saloon and donated an estimated $10,000. Trista used $6,800 of the donations to pay for a new set of boobs. According to the local sheriff’s office, it was later discovered that Lathern never even had breast cancer. Keep reading »

Man Calls 9-1-1 With An Unsual “Emergency”

What’s a man to do when he’s desperate for a little phone sex but his cell phone is out of minutes? Call 9-1-1, the number that’s always free, of course! Joshua Basso, a man from Tampa, said his cell phone ran out of minutes Wednesday, so he called 9-1-1 with an emergency of his own. When 9-1-1 operators hung up on him, he called back four times, hoping to find someone to have sex with him. Police tracked his call and arrested him at home 15 minutes after his last call. He remains in jail without bail. The upside is he’ll have better luck finding a sex partner behind bars. [via TampaBay.com]

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Science Wants To Get Its Hands All Over Your Breasts

In strange boob news you can use, two new stories emerge on the breast front: a surgically implanted bra and an effort to regrow breast tissue. Israeli researchers are working on Cup&Up, a bra that’s inserted into the body. The Minimally Invasive Mastopexy is supposedly less intrusive than a typical breast augmentation. Adi Cohen, the man behind the “internal bra,” explains: “What we’ve done is build a silicone bra, insert it into the body and attach it to the ribs and to the fascia.” So far, though, they’ve only tested the Cup&Up on … pigs. Meanwhile, in Australia, researchers are working on ways to regrow human breast tissue, which could help cancer survivors. Let the cyborg breast revolution begin. [Gizmodo, Newser] Keep reading »

Would You Attend A Divorce Fair?

Paris, the city of l’amour, saw its first ever Divorce, Separation and Bereavement Fair over the weekend. Attendees learned about solutions for easing the pain of separation, including financial and legal counseling, life coaching, seduction tips, and cellulite removal methods (because that’s the first thing on the mind of a divorcée). They could even hire private detective agencies to discover their partners’ infidelities or hidden financial assets.

“To move on, people have to go through a process of grieving for their past life, for the hopes they had, for the image they had of themselves and of their relationship,” said event organizer Brigitte Gaumet to Reuters. One 46-year-old woman went to the fair looking for ways to cope with her difficult teens now that her divorce is finalized, but, instead, ended up booking a wardrobe makeover with an image consultant. She said she needed to boost her confidence. Here are some of the workshop titles: “How to bounce back,” “How to love yourself in order to bounce back,” and “The role of plastic surgery in reconquering one’s self-image.” I don’t think cosmetic surgery is necessary for building self-confidence, but it is interesting that newly single or soon-to-be single people could find this many resources under one roof. So, if this phenomenon of the divorce fair came to the States, could you see yourself attending? You know, if you were unfortunately (or not-so-unfortunately, depending on the circumstances) going through a separation. [Reuters] Keep reading »

Chimp Attack Victim Shows Her Face On “Oprah”

In February, 56-year-old Charla Nash was severely mauled by a 200-pound chimpanzee. Today, she appears on “Oprah” to talk for the first time about the ordeal that left her tragically disfigured. The chimp, Travis, was highly domesticated; he had appeared on TV commercials, enjoyed a diet of lobster, steak, and ice cream, and brushed his teeth with a Water Pik. But for unknown reasons, he suddenly viciously attacked Nash, a friend of his owner. After the incident, Travis was shot dead, but Nash lost her eyes, nose, lips, and hands. Although she remains in the hospital, she talked about her life after the attack. “I don’t ask a whole lot about my injuries. I know that I have my forehead,” she tells Oprah on today’s show. A clip is here, but it’s very graphic. You’ve been warned. [Oprah] Keep reading »

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