BY Darcy Sturges
on May 31, 2013
Caroline Heldman’s talk, “The Sexy Lie,” at TEDxYouth in San Diego tackled the very prevalent issue of sexual objectification—specifically, the idea that being sexually objectified is empowering. TED talks have gained a reputation for showcasing intelligent people presenting various enlightenments and challenges to their listeners, and Heldman does not disappoint. Her twelve-minute talk is concisely accurate without losing any of its poignancy.
Heldman starts by defining sexual objectification. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on May 24, 2013
I feel like comedian Amy Schumer must wake up to every horrible sexual experience with a smile on her sweet Jennifer-Lawrence-meets-adorable-chipmunk face and a resigned feeling of, “lol okay.”
Schumer’s Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, has been on for bit now and it’s been an expectedly wacky ride of sexual misadventures. Most admirable is how Schumer takes the pervy crudeness and hyper-sexual world usually reserved for frat boys and Spencer’s Gifts, and subverts it into hilarious sketches. Read More
BY Sarah Fonder
on Apr 09, 2013
You see this weird ass plastic-looking thing? Apparently it's a condom, and it could be the next big thing in safe sex. The Origami is a collapsible silicone condom inspired by, well, origami, and it's designed to be a stronger, more comfortable, and realistic alternative to latex. They're also going to make a variety of condom types, including a male, female, and anal condom.
From what we can tell, it looks a little thicker than the typical latex condom, but it seems like there's some pretty snazzy technology at work here. Check out a demonstration with the male model:
ORIGAMI vs. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Jan 18, 2013
It may be bone-chilling on the streets of New York, but in the cozy confines of Babeland SoHo, it’s hot and gettin’ hotter.
Head to the sex toy boutique’s Lower Manhattan outpost (43 Mercer St.) on Thursday, February 7th at 7 P.M. for a sensual and sassy Valentine’s Day party with the ladies of Babeland and BUST.
While you peruse Babeland’s vast selection of good-time gear, make your own pasties (seriously!) and sip upon complimentary cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Jan 11, 2013
If you haven’t picked out your Valentine’s Day gift to yourself yet, we’ve got you covered. Beautiful Bastard, a new novel by Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings that launches on February 12th, started out as online Twilight fan fiction. The authors then edited and reworked their piece for publication. The book is about Chloe Mills, an ambitious intern who falls for her domineering boss, Bennett Ryan. Of course, in the original fan fiction Chloe was named Bella, and Bennett was her Edward Cullen. Read More
Chinese couples that need a little help making a baby can now rely on the least sexy place on the planet—their local hospital—for passion (at a price). The Songziniao Hospital in Wuhan city, Hubei province, hopes to encourage couples to procreate in their decked out sex rooms, which go for 880 Yuan (about $140 US) a night.
The rooms look like the kind of “love nests” you’d find in by-the-hour hotels, with dim red lighting, round beds, and plenty of sexually explicit artworks (to encourage the patrons to get busy, of course. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Dec 10, 2012
It comes as no surprise that America’s laws regarding teens and sex are bonkers and a half. The subject of sexuality in people under the age of 18 is still considered taboo by many Americans, and is simply unfathomable to others. The lack of effective legislation where minors and sex are concerned becomes glaringly obvious in the case of sexual assault, a lesson that those on the receiving end of this violence learn the hard way. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Oct 31, 2012
“I’m not a performer, I’m a pervert,” says Dixie De La Tour, the host and curator of cultural phenomenon Bawdy Storytelling. Called “The Moth for Pervs” by LA Weekly, Bawdy Storytelling is all about people sharing their best, worst, most unusual, or most meaningful sexual experiences—all in 10 minutes or less.
At a recent Bawdy Storytelling event at Brooklyn’s Galapagos Art Space, De La Tour sat at a little table on the front corner of the stage, her shoulders peeking out of a black ’50s-style dress. Read More
In case you haven’t heard (after the uproar stirred by the Post this past week), a handful of New York City public schools have been testing out a program that dispenses oral and, more recently, injectable contraceptives, as well as the morning after pill or Plan B, to female students in need. Dubbed “CATCH” or Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Healthcare, the pilot program launched in January of 2011 and managed to fly under the radar. Since then, CATCH has been quietly at work in 14 schools and has dispensed care to approximately 1,000 students. Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Sep 14, 2012
You've bought the kids their folders, notebooks, and pencils. You've packed their lunches. You've made sure they get on the bus, and you're probably going to do at least one of their science projects for them this year. But tonight, Babeland wants you to leave the kids with a sitter and treat yourself to some back-to-school lovin'.
Tonight at Babeland Seattle and Babeland Brooklyn, BUST is teaming up with our favorite sex boutique to present an evening of cocktails and giveaways designed to pamper and please the busy mom. Read More