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