Hey, New Yorkers and Seattleites—you’ll never guess what your neighbors have been up to—dreaming up sex toys to make your intimate life more fun! Check out some of these stimulating inventions by local entrepreneurs.   Dame Products, Brooklyn, makers of the Eva Vibrator. Dame Products was founded by smart women with the mission of making the world a happier place one vagina at a time!    New York Toy Collective, New York, makers of Shilo Dildo. Read More
  “I’ve been having a lot of kids visit me,” says 25-year-old Mac DeMarco. “This morning, some kids came over and I was so hung over, but it’s kind of nice.” These kids are not necessarily superfans, stalking his every move and following him home to Far Rockaway, Queens. They’ve simply listened to his latest album, Another One, all the way through. After some spare, murmuring keys fade out, the Canadian singer/songwriter shares his home address with an air of mellow camaraderie. Read More
This is not the fluorescent green-apple martini you may have tried on your 21st birthday. This is your grandmother’s famous apple pie but in a martini glass—and with bourbon. (Grandma would surely approve.) Delicious served straight up, on the rocks, warmed in a mug for one, or made as a punch for all your fall gatherings, November Dream is the perfect dessert drink for the season.  Martini  2 oz. bourbon 1½ oz. organic apple cider ¾ oz. cinnamon clove brown sugar  simple syrup * 2 tsp. orange brandy liqueur 1 Tbsp. Read More
Q: I’m an older woman (just north of 50) and, after years of being celibate, I have found myself interested in BDSM. I tried for a very long time to convince myself that I didn’t want a single shred of kink in my life, and very nearly succeeded. Circumstances in my life also made it difficult to focus on anything like a relationship, never mind one that would involve kink. I don’t want a Story of O relationship, and I don’t want to rush into too much, too soon. I want to meet other kinky people, make friends, and find someone who can show me the ropes, so to speak. Read More
This Halloween, wear a super simple and super rad costume that leaves your hands free to hold a beer, feel up a friend (consensually!), and generally have a spooky-good time. This elephant mask is super easy to assemble and won't take very long - perfect for all you crafty but chronically last-minute partiers.   To make our elephant, you’ll need: Masking tape Pencil Scissors X-Acto knife Cutting mat 1 1/2" wide ribbon acrylic paint Instructions: Measure your face to find the desired width and height. Read More
Look around this Halloween: When you see your co-worker dressed as a witch at your company Halloween luncheon, make the mental note that what you are really looking at is a gynecologist. Every "sexy witch" out at a Halloween party Saturday night is really a gynecologist. And that little girl trick-or-treating in green face with an unfairly lumpy nose? She's a gynecologist too. Anytime you see a pointy hat or a magic wand, please know that what you are really looking at is a stethoscope and a speculum. Read More
The cold never bothered us anyway...so for our October/November fashion editorial, we put our favorite fall fashions against the stunning natural beauty of Iceland's volcanic landscape. Photographer Jeaneen Lund shot model Karitas Lotta - from Iceland's appropriately named Eskimo Models - in looks from Icelandic designers including Kiosk Reykjavik and Hildur Yeoman as well as American and European favorites like Adidas and Acne Studios. Stylist Anna Clausen and makeup artist Tinna Empera made everything look perfect, so take a look and get some style inspiration for your closet. Read More
  Hey Xeljanz, what exactly are you selling?  The strange world of rheumatoid arthritis medication marketing By: Katherine Macfarlane I cannot escape the new Xeljanz ad, “Made for Better Things.” In one night of television viewing, I sat through it five times. Until I heard the narrator mention rheumatoid arthritis, I thought this was an ad for a pill to treat erectile dysfunction. Presumably I’m this ad campaign’s target—I have RA, and I have decent insurance. Many RA medications have not worked for me. Read More
BUST is teaming up with The Feminist Press to host the first-ever Challahday Party on December 3rd at The Green Building in Brooklyn. "Challahday," a title combining the word for the Jewish braided bread and holiday, will bring together women of the press to celebrate the season. The event will be hosted by Chef Rossi and will feature some very special guests. Tickets for activists, students and artists are $40. Prices for the generous are $60, or $250 for VIP Philanthropists (includes a special gift). And guess what. Read More
The first time I saw Carrie Brownstein perform, her band, Sleater-Kinney, and my band, Sonic Youth, were both playing the 1997 Bumbershoot festival in Seattle. Watching her on stage, with her flying mop of hair and long arms windmilling in the style of Pete Townshend, I was riveted by her willingness to give it all to the moment. Backstage, her mom told me that Carrie had grown up watching videos of the Who. Read More