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Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Dating Vegans

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s Earth Day! I’m constantly reminded by my lovely yoga studio that I would be a better person (or at least a better person for the planet) if I went vegan and eliminated all animal products from my life. See, supposedly veganism is the best lifestyle for the planet because it’s the most energy efficient, saving a ton and a half of CO2 or equivalents per year. Additionally, vegans are always telling me that if we were to stop using all this land to raise and feed the cattle that we kill for meat, we could feed the entire world with the grain and stuff that could be produced on that land. I don’t know if that is 100% true, and I am too lazy to look it up, but I think it goes without saying that going without a big hunk of brie and a few slices of salami with your wine is a serious sacrifice. But what does the average carnivorous man think about vegans and would he ever date one, given the lifestyle adaptation that goes along with it? I polled the guys on my IM — their answers, after the jump. Keep reading »

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Sex While Aunt Flo Is In Town

We’ve been curious for awhile about what dudes think about having sex when a woman is on her period. I don’t like it, but not because it grosses me out — I’m just a clean freak and don’t like messes of any sort. But what about dudes? I got a wide mix of responses when I asked the guys on my IM. Check out what they had to say, after the jump! Keep reading »

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Grossest STDs

STD Awareness Month has got us thinking about which STDs we consider the worst (besides AIDS, because, c’mon) — I vote for gonorrhea, personally. But then I wonder about dudes, and how much they really know about STDs. Do they know enough to vote for the worst? Their responses, after the jump. Keep reading »

The Mind Of Man: Bros Before Hos, A Necessary Myth

Okay ladies, how many times has this happened to you? It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon. You and your man have lunch plans with the parents. At a nice restaurant, too. One of those cloth napkin, jacket required, “why are you ordering a burger when the chef’s signature trout almondine is on the menu today”-kind of places. Yeah, it’s shaping to be a pretty good day.

Except he should have picked you up already. What gives? Keep reading »

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Fake Boobage

I find fake breasts disgusting most of the time, especially the ones that look like they’re about to burst out of the woman’s chest and tear her skin all the way up to her clavicle in the process. But then I found out my best friend from college had them, and I had no idea! I just thought she had a great rack! Still, I’ve often wondered what guys really think of silicone and saline and what have you — so I asked a plethora of guys on my IM and lo and behold, all of them had such fascinating answers. Their responses, after the jump… Keep reading »

The Mind Of Man: How To Deal With A Pregnancy Scare

As your prototypical sexually active straight man, you can imagine I’ve had my fair share of forays betwixt the sheets. And over the course of my escapades, I’ve learned that perfection isn’t always easy to achieve in the bedroom, especially when it comes to birth control. A broken condom here, a forgotten pill there – the next thing you know, you’re having nightmares about changing diapers and shopping for onesies.

Of course, the more likely outcome of a birth control breakdown is an unintended pregnancy scare, not an unintended pregnancy. Still, the resulting situation can be rather unpleasant. For a guy, emotions range from apathy to pulse-pounding fear. For a girl, initial concern is followed by massive, crippling panic. Although the “morning-after” pill is 89 percent effective in preventing contraception, it has no proven effect on the fighting, resentment and bitterness that often arise from a surprise pregnancy scare.

However, through careful trial and lots of error, I have stumbled upon a few rules of engagement that can prevent even the most terrifying of pregnancy scares from causing long-term relationship complications. Keep reading »

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Toe Cleavage

Holy controversy Batman! I am an unabashed lover of toe cleavage — that little to major peek of toe that sometimes shows in low-cut high heels — and usually prefer a little cleave rather than none at all. But I was surprised to discover that there are people out there who are avidly opposed to toe cleavage in all it’s forms, from just a hint of big toe crook to all five toe bases exposed in all their glory. Of course, there are others who totally fetishize toe cleavage, like the person behind the blog Perversions of the High-Heeled Pump, who posts tons of celebrity pictures of celebrity toe cleave, not to mention vaguely creepy videos. In my opinion, I think a little toe cleavage is very sexy, and the fashion industry agrees with me. According to Wikipedia, “‘toe-cleavage shoes sans stockings’ are part of the ‘unwritten dress code’ of the ‘Voguette’, as dictated by the magazine’s longtime editor in chief Anna Wintour — ‘even in the bitter New York winter’.” And Manolo Blahnik famously said, “the secret of toe cleavage, a very important part of the sexuality of the shoe is that you must only show the first two cracks.” Word. But what about guys? Are they cognizant of toe cleavage? And if so, how do they feel about it? After the jump, thoughts from The Sensitive Guy, The Hipster Guy, and The Experienced Guy. Keep reading »

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Why Do Men Cheat?

Oh Eliot Spitzer, what were you thinking? The Governor from New York admitted yesterday that he had been linked to a prostitution ring and government officials are pushing for him to resign or risk impeachment. But what’s really got our goat is the fact that this is yet another case of a powerful guy with a solid family risking it all for a little fun playing doctor with a hooker. In an article in AM New York, a psychotherapist says that high-powered people with fast-paced jobs and responsibility like dangerous, illicit, illegal behavior because it gives them that rush that they can’t get from anywhere else, since they’ve developed such a high-threshold for mental and emotional stimulation. Okay, fine, get that, but why are they also so stupid? “All reasoning and respect for the law go out the window,” says Jonathan Alpert.

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Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Grooming Down There

The most hilarious moment in the Sex and the City movie trailer is the moment that Samantha comments that Miranda is growing a natural forest along her bikini line. Miranda replies, “When you’re married, you have a different set of priorities.” That is so true, and I am not even married yet. Waxing scares me, so I’m a shaver, but I have to admit that my artistry with the blade leaves much to be desired. My man doesn’t seem to mind, but then again, after four years, it’s a little too late to complain. So I decided to ask some of the other guys on my IM what their preference is for her hair down there. After the jump, The Music Nerd, The Hipster Guy, and The Sensitive Guy give their opinions. Keep reading »

The Mind Of Man: The Deuce Is Gone

After years of back-and-forth, sleeping in two places, bringing a bag to work and trying to schedule my week so I know I’ll be sleeping at my girlfriend’s place at least one night, I caved. I’m moving in with her. Ballgame OVER.

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