Tons of media attention falls on how women struggle with body image. We worry our stomachs are not flat enough, our butts are not round enough, and our breasts are not perky enough.
But research shows heterosexual men have just as many body insecurities and worry about attracting women. Even more alarming, recent research from the American Addiction Centers found male body dysmorphia (BDD) is on the rise. But unlike the female obsession to be thin, the male fixation on the perfect body goes by a different condition — bigorexia — an unhealthy obsession over building muscle mass.
But while some men scrutinize their muscle mass, women care more about that hunk of cardiac muscle past your sculpted pectorals. …
Hippocrates believed if a woman chased a man, she would grow a penis. This superstition endured into the Renaissance.
If that were true, I would have a swinging, nine-inch dick by now. But alas, nothing bulging below…yet. Sorry, Hippocrates. You got that one wrong.
But we have all chased someone. And it doesn’t always have a happy ending. According to a recent survey, 93% of respondents were rejected by someone they chased. In those heady days of infatuation, we will wear out our Nikes for the right partner.
But women who take the initiative are often castigated by the “The Rules” police. From the bunny boilers to the too frequent texters, women who chase wear the Scarlett A — Aggressor. As the popular dating advice goes — “Act like a lady” and whatever you do…never chase a man. …
On September 15, 1955, at 1:00 am, Marilyn Monroe stood over a subway grate between Lexington Avenue and Fifty-Second Street, waiting for a gust of wind to do the unthinkable.
Once the breeze blew up Marilyn’s dress, she cooed in her little girl's voice, “Isn’t it delicious.”
The 5000 fans watching certainly thought so. The crowd’s catcalls and whistles became so loud that Marilyn could barely hear the director’s cues.
Marilyn was filming for her movie, The Seven Year Itch — an American romantic comedy about a husband tempted to cheat with his beguiling neighbor. Marilyn plays the seductive neighbor — a blonde, busty model on a toothpaste tour who is only referred to as “the Girl.” …
Ficken, fokken, fukka, focka, fock, and of course…fuck. The word fuck is the most used curse in the English language, and for good reason. It’s a noun, adjective, and verb. Fuck is so versatile. And unlike shit, damn, asshole, bitch, or my personal favorite — bollocks — it’s an action-packed, racy explicative packed with myriad meanings.
It also is the most censored. According to the Motion Picture Association of America’s censorship guidelines, a movie that contains more than two fucks gets an automatic R rating. Just two mentions of the F-bomb got James Joyce’s Ulysses banned. …
It might seem like most animals are as lusty as a bunch of teens at Burning Man, but animals are surprisingly picky about whom they mate. Many have elaborate courtship rituals that would exhaust your average human. While others get kinkier than a hentai video.
Here are a few of the strangest animal sex facts you probably don’t need to know…unless you like animal sex facts.
Much like humans, female black widows are constantly torn between their desire for food or sex. …
From the moment we take our first gasps of air, we hunger for touch. And out of all our senses, touch is the only one that does not decrease with age. From the cradle to the grave, we never lose the power of touch.
But what happens when you are deprived of physical touch?
To answer this question, psychologist Harry Harlow conducted some ethically disturbing experiments. Using baby Rhesus monkeys as his test subjects, he isolated the newborns for months in a dark, windowless cage he called the “pit of despair.”
When the monkeys were released from isolation, they were mentally deranged. Some just rocked back in forth and refused food. Others were aggressive and attacked the other monkeys. Many self-mutilated by tearing out their hair and biting their legs. …
Poet George Gordon Byron (Lord Byron) poisoned so many hearts that he came with a warning label — “Mad, bad, and dangerous to know.”
But the woman who invented that catchphrase is less known.
Lady Caroline Lamb wrote those words in her diary shortly after meeting the notorious rake in 1812. But she also scribbled beneath that dire warning a far more prophetic one:
‘That beautiful pale face is my fate.’
In the following years, Caroline pursued Byron despite his bad-boy reputation. No, she didn’t just pursue. …
Jonathan’s* dating profile read “dog dad.”
My mother always told me that men who love dogs are good people. I thought I had finally found a good one. I am sure you know the feeling? After endless uninspiring dates, you meet someone amazing. And although you are not picking out baby names, oxytocin messes with your brain enough to finally get that flutter of hope — you actually like someone.
But I made a huge mistake. It’s one many people make in the throes of infatuation.
I never got the name of his dog.
“Always get the name of the dog” is a maxim beat into every reporter's head. It means you should never interview someone without asking specific questions, especially the name of their dog. In other words, the devil is in the details. …