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Top 10 WTF Sex Scenes

All top ten lists are, by their nature, subjective, but this one is especially so — because one person’s “WTF” sex scene is another person’s monkey spanking material. (Exhibit A: we’d qualify a lot of porn as WTF.) A few qualifications: David Lynch probably deserves a place in this list (okay, David Lynch definitely deserves […]

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Rosemary’s Baby Could Have Been Made in 2012

ROSEMARY’S BABY is part of Sundance Channel’s SCARY POLITICS series — it airs on Election Day, November 6th, at 9PM, at which point we’ll know if progressive values prevailed or if Satan won. You hear a lot these days about Republicans rolling back women’s rights all the way to the ’50s and ’60s: vowing to defund Planned Parenthood; […]

Top 10 Pop-Culture Gender-Benders

We’re not going to focus on the negative portrayals of transsexuality, like in PSYCHO and SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and last year’s thankfully cancelled WORK IT television sitcom. And we’re not focusing on the history of transitioning stories that takes us all the way back to the 1930s when an intersexed, Bohemia-born Zdenka Koubkova went from female running/jumping champion to male […]

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Top 10 Secretly Feminist Movies

No filmmaker in their right mind would advertise the fact that their film has feminist ambitions — we’re pretty sure that’s box office suicide (sad, but true). Despite that, some films have pretty obvious feminist heroes — think Thelma and Louise, G.I. Jane., Jodie Foster’s character in THE ACCUSED, and Erin Brockovich. And then there are the […]

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Top 10 Funniest Sex Scenes of All Time

Funny sex scenes — at least, those that are meant to make you laugh — are often our favorite kind. Ironically, they tend to portray much more realistic on-screen sex than their serious, sultry counterparts. In funny sex scenes, you get weirdness, kink, awkwardness, jealousy, fantasy — oh yeah, and condoms. For some reason, the […]

Top 10 Reasons Why SECRETARY Is Better Than FIFTY SHADES

You’ve got to give the Fifty Shades of Grey books credit. The erotic trilogy by E.L. James has single-handedly made BDSM mainstream (now everyone knows what a safe word is), been a boon to the sex toy industry (hello, love beads!), and improved the sex lives of many a long-married couple (a chapter a day will keep […]

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Top 10 Sexiest Foreign Films

American exceptional-ism? Phooey! Countries across the pond have better food, more civilized health care, and way sexier films (what a buzzkill a Puritanical national origin can be). And our friends at the Sundance Channel aren’t afraid to embrace their frisky foreign friends: check out their line-up anytime, and chances are you’ll find a cool film […]

Naked News: Sperm Just Ain’t What It Used to Be

photo via Flickr Cell phone use and fatty food consumption is increasing; sperm quality is declining. Old maid, schmold schmaid: Older women no longer prioritize marriage. Calgary sexual health center wants you to get informed…by painting a woodie. What was that about sticks and stones? Words definitely hurt LGBT kids. Don’t just trust GLEE: extensive new survey on American […]

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Janeane Garofalo Wants to Make Love to Bob Dylan

The right soundtrack can transform a so-so sexual encounter into something memorable (just ask Hollywood producers). And the wrong soundtrack? Well, that can really screw things up, as it were. Imagine: you’re feeling all lovey-dovey and want to hold your lover’s face while you make sweet missionary love… and then your partner puts on some […]

The O Awards, the Oscars of Sex Toys

AVN’s Novelty Expo (ANE) is coming to the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas this September 10th through the 12th, where manufacturers and retailers of sex accessories come together (probably in more ways than one — after all, this is Vegas and these are sex toys we’re talking about) to promote and pick up new products. Hopefully […]