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Picture it: Virginia, winter 2002. I’m home on college break when my mom calls me into her room and pats the bed for me to sit down. She’d read my mail while I was gone, including a letter from my gyno, and found out I had an STD—an incurable one. My annual Pap smear had abnormal cell changes on the cervix, and I’d been diagnosed with human papillomavirus, aka HPV. I wished I could’ve pounded a beer to dull the mental pain, but at 20, ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... 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, ... Read More
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.  This week, Newsweek ... Read More
  “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 ... 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 ... Read More