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Wise Guys
Wise Guys: What Do Guys Think of Au Naturel?

Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “What do guys think when a woman doesn’t trim, shave or wax her pubic hair at all?“ Straight Single Guy (Max): My rule is simple: if I can get through the forest and perform certain acts without being inhibited, then I don’t […]

TV
Guess Whose Year Book Pic?

photo via UnAmericana Yep, Rachel Maddow’s. Out and proud Rachel Maddow of MSNBC’s kick-ass liberal politics show “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Maddow, who wears as little makeup as the producers will let her get away with, who would never be caught dead in feminine jewelry (let alone pearls!), who’s always in jeans and sneaks under […]

News
Yet Another Reason We're Glad We Were '80s Children

Remember back when Madonna was first huge, in the ’80s, and girls who wanted to be just like her wore black rubber bracelets up to their elbows and multiple crucifixes, even if they were Jewish? It seems almost quaint now that girls are wearing imported, illegal contact lenses that may damage their eyesight, just to […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: How to Gain Body Confidence

PhotosByAlyssa.com A few tips, from personal experience: Losing weight can be very difficult, based on your body type, lifestyle, level of dedication to weight loss, and so forth. Building muscle only takes effort and commitment. Basically, diets can be a struggle and aren’t always successful, but having muscle tone will improve the appearance of your […]

Dear Em & Lo
Your Call: How Can I Feel Good After Gaining Weight?

Dear Em & Lo, I hate how I look after gaining 40lbs in the last 5 years. I was only 115lbs. What should I do ? He thinks I’m sexy no matter what. How can I feel the same? — Weighed Down What should Weighed Down do? Advise her in the comments below.

How To
Best Walk of Shame Accessory Ever

Okay, so the marketing materials for these shoes don’t specifically mention walks of shame, but we are not afraid to point out the obvious. Because the only thing worse than a walk of shame on a Sunday morning in a glittery short dress is doing that walk of shame in a pair of heels that […]

News
New Jersey vs. California: Which State Is Worse for Sex?

photo via MTV.com Remember when former Miss California Carrie Prejean got famous for (a) getting pageant-funded breast implants and (b) saying “I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there”? Well, suddenly No-Offense Prejean is looking like the picture of tolerance (after all, she did also […]

Pop Culture
The Man Your Man Could Smell Like

This new Old Spice ad is genius. Check out this Twit interview with the creators of the ad for the play-by-play of how they did it.  The commercial pokes fun at both men and women (refreshing!), which means it appeals to both men and women and thus doubles Old Spice’s potential buying market. Since being […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: I Don't Care About Pubic Hair

photo by J. Tann The fact that I can’t seem to form an opinion on this topic troubles me slightly. Is there something (other than the obvious) wrong with me? Am I ‘too nice’ to even have a conviction? Most of my firsthand experiences came at a time when pubic topiary was a rarity so […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: To Tattoo, or Not To Tattoo…

photo by madaboutasia I’d agree with everything on this list except #7. For chrissake, don’t get a tattoo that has anything to do with the ex. It’s inevitably the same in a breakup: at first it consumes your world to an extent that makes it seem tattoo-worthy — oh, the pain! But by the time you screw […]

Wise Guys
Is There Such a Thing as Ugly Breasts?

Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “Is there such a thing as ugly breasts, how do you describe them, and are they a dealbreaker for a guy?“ Straight Married Guy (Ben): I’m beginning to think that breasts are to women as dick size is to men: something women […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: What’s Up with Manscaping?

photo via IMDB Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “What’s the deal with manscaping? We’re talking both genitals and chests.” Straight Single Guy (L.A. Chris): I think it’s great that men have taken an interest in personal grooming. Where’s the downside of shearing a chest rug or bisecting […]

Pop Culture
Safer Sex Haiku Contest

You could win this Tantalising [sic] Lip Butter that can help save the world! The Body Shop and MTV’s awesomely named Staying Alive Foundation have recently launched an STD awareness campaign called “Yes to Safe Sex” (we would have called it “Yes to Safer Sex,” but we’re sticklers like that). During the campaign the Body […]

Personal Essays
Confession: Ugly Guys Make Better Booty Calls

Our contributor is a student at an East coast university. And that’s all she’s willing to say. Except this… I’m not attracted to attractive guys. Those Burberry-wearing, BMW-driving, weight-lifting, business-studying, fraternity hunks just don’t do it for me. At the end of the night, I know I’m booty-calling my chunky, red-haired, 800-dollar-car-driving, engineer boy — […]