Fashion
Personal Essays
Confession: I’m a Pubic Hair Pusher Who Occasionally Goes Bare

photo via flickr A contributor friend of ours who recently graduated college (and wishes to remain anonymous) has a confession to make: For three consecutive years, I participated in my university’s production of The Vagina Monologues. The piece I performed was entitled “Hair.” The moral of this story? You have to love hair in order […]

Research
What Your Outfit Color Means on the Pick-Up Scene

photo via flickr A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology looked at why men are more attracted to women who wear red — because, according to earlier studies (not to mention the lyrics of one Chris DeBurgh), men sit closer to ladies in red and ask them more intimate questions. Well, […]

Pop Culture
Switcheroo, a Clothes-Swapping Photo Project

photo “Mish & Colin” from the series Switcheroo by Sincerely Hana We’re not quite sure what the point is of “Sincerely Hana’s” ongoing photography project called Switcheroo: Is it some commentary on stifling gender roles, on the power of fashion, on power dynamics in relationships…? The main thing we take away from it is that women, by far, […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: You Can Leave Your Bra On

photo via flickr Kev, responding to the post “Your Call: Can She Keep Her Boobs Covered Up During Sex?”: Us men love boobs. But we also love sexy bras as well. And the right guy, when you find him, will love all of you. People do get hung up about their bodies, but if you are in […]

News
Happy Movember!

When women want to promote breast cancer awareness, they turn everything pink and post inane (sorry, we mean, hilariously double-entendre) Facebook status updates about where they like to hang their pocketbook. When men want to promote prostate cancer awareness, they grow temporary hipster ironic mustaches in the month of November. Get it, Movember? Depending on […]

Pop Culture
The Marlboro Man Is Wearing Spanx

Spanx, for the uninitiated, is a line of slimming lingerie. Got a body part that’s a little bumpier or bulgier than you’d like? Chances are, Spanx makes a product to smooth it over. Spanx have long been one of Oprah’s “Favorite Things” and celebrities rave about them. Okay, female celebrities rave about them. But we […]

Pop Culture
The Speedo Makes a Comeback

If you’ve ever rolled your eyes at that iconic image of the bikini-clad woman sudsing up a muscle car or rollerskating along the boardwalk, then have we got two videos for you. First, the high budget one: LMFAO’s “I’m Sexy and I Know It.” As our writer friend Grant Stoddard recently put it in a Facebook post, […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: Is Manscaping Required These Days?

photo by Vladimir Istomin Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Is manscaping automatically required these days for men under a certain age? And if so, what does this entail exactly?” Straight Committed Guy (Johnny): Without knowing exactly what age you mean, or whether I fall into this age […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: Tomboy vs. Girly Girl — Who Wins?

photo by Americanistadechiapas Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Regarding the “guy’s girl”: Is a woman who’ll shoot pool and pound a few brews automatically sexier than a girly girl?” Straight Single Guy (Chris): Let’s get this one straight once and for all. There is nothing sexier than […]