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Sexual Health
German Court Rules Circumcision a “Bodily Harm”

This week a court in Germany ruled that circumcising boys for religious reasons is “bodily harm.” The ruling came as a result of a court case about medical complications following the circumcision of a four-year-old boy. The doctor was acquitted, but apparently the court felt like stirring up a shit-storm anyway.  The ruling isn’t binding […]

News
Naked News: Bieber Fever Explained

photo by Emily Grace Photography What’s behind Bieber Fever? Neuroscience offers an explanation: a ‘safe’ infatuation. Zynga, the company that makes FarmVille and all those other Villes, now has a game called simply The Ville, in which users can have virtual sex. RIP, Nora Ephron. Buzzfeed collects five of her most memorable scenes. Read the rest of this […]

Pop Culture
This Is Your Brain on Facebook

image via Zazzle.com Did you know that when someone “likes” your Facebook status — or, even better, actually comments on it — that warm fuzzy feeling you get is akin to the feeling you get from good food or good sex? Of course you knew that! Why else do you waste so many hours on […]

Toys
A New App DOES Make Sending Dirty Pics Safer (Get It Free!)

Once again, the Internets really DO work! Two-and-a-half weeks ago, we told you about a new app called Peek that tried to make sending dirty pics to the objects of your affection safer. The original idea: You take a naughty picture with your phone via Peek, send it out and the recipient can only view the picture once, through a […]

Pop Culture
Monday Mix: Muppet Dating Advice, Porn Dilemmas, and More

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens… these are a few of our favorite things making the rounds on the Internets of late: Muppet Dating Advice: An awesome article on Slate explains how everyone is either a Chaos Muppet (Cookie Monster, Ernie, Grover, Gonzo, Animal, Miss Piggy, etc.), or an Order Muppet (Burt, Scooter, Kermit, […]

Research
Naked News: One More Reason Cheaters Suck… Unsafe Sex

photo via flickr This week Conan apologizes for a trans joke but unfortunately no one apologizes for genital whitening products, Olympic gender testing, or rape as a plot device to “strengthen” female characters. And we think that everyone who ever judged open relationships as “slutty” should apologize — it turns out that “monogamous” cheaters are […]

Toys
Cool Gender-Bending Tee from Qwertee

For all you Transgeneration fans out there: here’s a cool t-shirt design on Qwertee called USBgendered “for those of us who think beyond binary.” Like Qwertee the site (and “Qwertee” the name), this design perfectly combines t-shirts with geek love (i.e. the love of all things techie). Like any of their shirts, you can vote to get it printed in a limited […]

News
Pro-Sexual Harassment Sign? Oh, Hell No!

Change.org is like AA: it works if you work it. That was made quite clear this week when Holly Kearl of StopStreetHarassment.org posted a petition on Sunday and got results in less than 24 hours. MarketFair Mall in Princeton, NJ, was in the middle of some construction and had the bright idea to put up the above sign, which normalizes […]

News
The Vaginagate Roundup

In case you missed it — in case you were wondering why all your friends were using the word “vagina” in their Facebook status updates over the weekend — late last week two representatives (both women) were banned from speaking in the Michigan House during a debate over a bill that bans all abortions after […]

News
Naked News: Gardeners Have Better Sex Lives

photo via Flickr Booooo! In order to show Lara Croft as vulnerable and human, lazy video game writers throw in some attempted rape. Another reason to grow your own cucumbers: gardeners apparently have better sex lives. In Fox fielday news: A study funded by conservative groups finds that gay parents fuck their kids up. Of course it did. Turn-of-the-century penguins […]

How To
Our Commencement Advice to Grads

In his recent Class Day speech at Princeton University, Steve Carell closed with his version of the “wear sunscreen” list of helpful hints for grads. (Except, of course, the original “wear sunscreen” advice was not given by Kurt Vonnegut during a commencement address at MIT, as the Internets insisted on telling us for years — […]

Pop Culture
Top 10 Summer Movies to See (a Guess)

Spider-who? Bat-who? Bourne-who? Forget the summer action blockbusters. This season we’re much more interested in the softer, sassier, saucier flicks. Instead of aliens, action and adventure, sex, love, family and friendship are the big themes with these movies. Women make up a majority of the lead roles (for a change). Most are indie. And for […]

News
Naked News: The Karma Edition (Starring Herpes and Adultery!)

photo via flickr Used to be you could lie about your genital herpes or cheat on your wife on a plane without anyone paying too much attention. Let’s give thanks to the information age for bringing some good old-fashioned karma back into the picture! A new strain of gonorrhea is growing resistant to antibiotics. Awesome! […]

Pop Culture
Top 10 Gay Sex Scenes in Mainstream Movies

Thanks to the Hays Code, gay characters were largely missing from the movies up until 1968. And even more recently than that, it was considered career suicide for a male actor to “play gay.” These days, it’s not hard to find gay characters in mainstream Hollywood films — the gay best friend has become a […]

News
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

Just in case The Sound of Music didn’t clue you in: it turns out that nuns can be a bit cheeky. Maria Von Trapp sang out of church, ate too much, and fell in love (oh yeah: and evaded the Nazis). These days, nuns behaving badly are more likely to be waving the feminist flag, […]

How To
What Your Vehicle Says About Your Sex Life

photo via flickr Country singer Kip Moore doesn’t rhyme “truck” with “fuck” in his hit song “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” — but he doesn’t have to. Every line of the song oozes sex. Screw rising gas prices and your neighbor with the Porsche, the implication goes: a truck is for getting laid in (in the […]