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The Subtle (and Not So Subtle) Racism of The Bachelor

The main theme of the third week of Ben Higgin’s season of the The Bachelor — aired on the observation of Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday — seemed to be not love, but racism. The racism of the female participants, of the show’s producers and of us, the viewers. The Bachelor/ette franchise has long been accused […]

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The Best, Sexiest, Most Affordable, Last-Minute Gift: 150 SHADES OF PLAY!

This is your last chance to give the MOST entertaining / romantic / kinky / informative / funny / sexy / outrageous holiday gift of the year! Our how-to companion piece to Fifty Shades of Grey titled 150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink is ON SALE NOW! Here are the remaining deadlines you have to beat […]

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10 Books We’d Like to See with Gender-Swapped Main Characters

In honor of the 10th anniversary of her Twilight series, Stephenie Meyers has just released a new edition, which includes a 400+ paged reimagining of the first novel with the genders reversed called Life and Death. The purpose of the new version is to prove to the world that Bella’s character wasn’t an anti-feminist damsel-in-distress, as […]

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5 Terms Every Parent Should Add to Their Sex-Ed Vocabulary

Cory Silverberg is elevating in-home sex-ed to an art form, one kick-ass book at a time. His first kids’ book on reproduction, called WHAT MAKES A BABY (for preschoolers through 2nd-graders), combines inclusive language, helpful descriptions, and bright, bold and beautiful illustrations by Fiona Smyth (that get us all nostalgic for “Free to Be You and Me“) […]

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20 Quotes That Celebrate Sex in Old Age

Sex in old age — or even middle age — is typically a punch line: it’s gross, it’s non-existent, it’s weird, it’s comical, it’s “like trying to shoot pool with a rope,” as George Burns once said. And though Dr. Ruth continues to fight the good fight, with inspiring self-help books like Sex After 50, […]

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Everything We Needed to Know About Love and Sex We Learned from Dr. Seuss

As the mothers of two small children (two each, that is), we have spent many hours reading the books of Dr. Seuss aloud. And the more we read, the more we realize how freakin’ wise he was…about everything. (Yes, we admit it: We were more excited by the discovery of a new Dr. Seuss book, […]

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The Key to Understanding Bad Boys: They’re Narcissists

Bad boys — and bad girls — are sexy, alluring, intense, and challenging. They draw you in, and then inevitably push you away. Trying to earn their love and approval can become addictive. But it’s a losing game. Because, according to Dr. Craig Malkin, they’re often unhealthy narcissists who, by definition, can’t — or at […]

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How to Have “Artisanal Sex” (No Farmer’s Market Required)

by Christine Schoenwald for YourTango Dr Ruth has created a new kind of sex called Artisanal Sex, which she seems pretty excited about on Twitter. We’re into it (unlike her recent unfortunate comments about date rape). At 87 years old, Dr. Ruth Wertheimer has a lot going on. Actually, she has a lot going on for any age, including a new book The […]

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20 Sexy Poem Quotes to Tattoo On Your Body

Forget angels and butterflies — the latest trend in tattoos is words. Check out Flavorwire’s roundup for the best literary quotes ever tattooed, for some awesome examples. We also love their feature on celebrities with literary tattoos — did you know that both Lena Dunham and Elliott Smith inked Ferdinand the Bull on their arms? […]

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The Best of #WifeBonus on Twitter This Week

Earlier this week we posted our poem, “13 Ways of Looking at a Wife Bonus,” in response to the news that some Upper East Side stay-at-home moms, married to hedge fund managers and bankers and otherwise rich men, allegedly get end of year “wife bonuses” for good housekeeping (amongst other things). We’re not the only ones a little […]