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**UPDATE: We have our winners! Thanks for playing, everybody! May is National Barbecue Month, Blood Pressure Month, Hamburger Month, and Bike Month, but most importantly, and amusingly, it's also National Masturbation Month! We're long-time advocates of self-love, so we're happy to publicize this holiday (though we celebrate it all year, not just in May). Buying a vibrator used to require a trip to the nearest sexy-times emporium, but recently, sex toys have been going mainstream. You can now buy all sorts of pleasure enhancers at places as mundane as the drugstore or grocery store. Read More
Last week, we heard that the next season of 30 Rock will be its last. What’s more, the season will be short—only 13 episodes. But don’t worry: if you are experiencing the early stages of Tina Fey withdrawal, The Nerdist podcast has the remedy. This week, host Chris Hardwick shared an hour-long interview with Fey, which can be streamed online or downloaded for free on iTunes. Fey is possibly the most famous guest to ever appear on the weekly podcast, and Hardwick is notably fanboyish. Read More
A recent survey looked into how young women and men feel about condom use, and not surprisingly, a quarter think it's a "hassle." Even though we all know how important safe sex is, sometimes we need reminders, so let's all remember the myriad consequences for having unprotected sex. Mull them over for a bit. If that's not evocative enough, just imagine me bouncing around in your bedroom, yelling the slogan I used to see on bus stops in San Francisco: "2-4-6-8, use a condom or masturbate!" OK, you probably don't want to imagine me in your room, but that slogan bears repeating. Read More
I’m no stranger to smut. Like many girls, my earliest sex-ed experience was thumbing through my mom’s Jude Deveraux novels, trying to decipher all the euphemisms in the sex scenes. I’m not personally one who, ahem, needs a lot of back story when it comes to this sort of thing — I prefer the short-form stuff (like BUST’s One Handed Reads!). But I’ve always respected the genre. I’ve always assumed that erotica is like poetry or horror movies — particularly tough to get right, but the good stuff must be transcendent. Read More
Last week, a woman with a Kindle sat next to me on the subway on my way to work. Because I am nosy, and because I had just been wishing I had a Kindle, I glanced to my right to admire her light, easy-to-read device. Instead, I immediately caught a glimpse of a rampant sex scene (she was clearly using the largest text setting and leaning forward, in my defense). What was I to do, except continue reading over her shoulder? For the next 10 minutes, I enthusiastically read along with my train companion about the exploits of Jay and Ashlee. Read More