Fashion
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 […]

Toys
Sexy Period Underwear, For Reals

  Here’s the story of the birth of a business: Two women at Brown University take a class on entrepreneurship, join forces for a class project on writing a business proposal, try to think of a real problem that needs a solution, and come up with panty-accidents during menstruation. They post surveys in the women’s […]

Personal Essays
Confession: I’m a Sloppy College Kid with a Secret Lingerie Obsession

photo by jenny downing A college-student contributor friend of ours, who wishes to remain anonymous, has a confession to make: Early into the sexual getting-to-know-you phase of my most recent relationship, my then-new beau surfaced for air mid-tumble long enough to exclaim, confused and generally pleased, “Dude, you wear some scandalous underwear!” And, you know […]

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

photo by David_and_Katarina Re: Your advice to remove your socks before sex: Not if you’re doing me! I looove it when he leaves his socks on: It’s intimate, sweet cute and kinda says: “I want you so bad I can’t really care about my stupid socks!” Yeah, definitely keep your socks on. — matbo, responding […]

Vids
The Bed Intruder Costume

A few weeks ago we fondly wrote about the Know Your Meme podcast, and specifically highlighted their coverage of the loveable Antoine Dodson of “Bed Intruder” fame. Well, now he’s got what he (at least) is calling the # 1 Halloween get-up of 2010: The official Bed Intruder Costume! And good for him — why […]

Pop Culture
Sexy Sesame Street Halloween Costumes?

First the Katy Perry debacle, and now this! Okay, so they are not actually marketed as “sexy” Sesame Street costumes; they’re called “sassy.” We guess there’s a difference. But still, is there nothing sacred? It’s hard enough to find little girl costumes that aren’t all tarted up, but now we have to tart-up the most […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: How Can I Stop Men from Ogling Me?

Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “By nature, I’m very curvaceous: big boobs, thin waist, round butt. Aside from wearing a tent, I can’t really hide this fact. So, how do I get men to treat me like a human being and not a sex object?” To ask […]

Personal Essays
Confession: I’m a Feminine Feminist

Our contributor Chloë Browne, who’s pursuing an Honors Major in Gender and Sexuality Studies at at Swarthmore College, has a confession to make: A few weeks ago I was at a bar with some friends when a guy started chatting me up. He asked me what my major was, and when I told him I […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: Bring Back the Bush

When it comes to pubic grooming, whatever makes you feel sexy and confident is what you should do. But in an age when the majority people feel hair removal is a moral imperative — that you’re skanky and lazy if you don’t — you may feel like you don’t have much choice in the matter. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: Do Men Notice a Woman's Shoes?

photo by jayceeloop Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “Do guys ever notice a woman’s shoes, or care whether or not she wears heels?” Straight Married Guy (Ben): I will never understand women’s ability to differentiate between very similar items of clothing and pairs of shoes. My wife […]

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 […]

Pop Culture
From the Nothing’s-Sacred Department: Shocker Gloves

On the one hand (heh, heh), these types of gloves could be seen as putting female sexual pleasure first (this move only works on women for obvious reasons) since men don’t really get any focused stimulation while delivering said move — it’s pretty anti-phallocentric, which is nice for a change. On the other hand, let’s […]

How To
A Woman’s Handbag Is a Relationship Litmus Test

photo by *clairity* For a single woman on the make, a purse doubles as an overnight kit: Her Fendi baguette will easily hold condoms, lube, toothbrush, spare undies, lipstick, business cards, gum, cellphone, and, if she was once a Girl Scout, a penis ring (“Be prepared!”). And, of course, if she’s out with a group […]