It’s about the spirit, guys. More
While I’m reluctant to treat sexuality as the go-to topic of conversation with regards to any conventionally attractive female artist, I think Azealia Banks‘ negotiation of it is interesting, precisely because it’s not the go-to topic of conversation surrounding her. More
When I first began reading about HBO’s new series Girls, it raised my sex-positive feminist hackles with something that sounded uncomfortably like gender essentialism. Then I watched and read a little further, and was pleasantly surprised. More
A few weeks ago, the housemates on this season of The Real World found out what the audience had known for some time: that cast member Dustin Zito had had a career in online porn before joining the show. The cast – including Dustin’s girlfriend Heather Marter – responded with emotions from betrayal to horror. However, Dustin tells Us Weekly that he doesn’t regret his past, where he was “gay for pay” on a show called Frat Pad and engaged in sex acts with other men. In my favorite part of the interview, he says that he engaged in “softcore” oral sex. What the hell is softcore oral sex? More
For its twenty-fifth season, The Real World returned to the place where I believe the series started to go astray – Las Vegas. But this cast proved more interesting than the original Las Vegas season’s motley crew – namely because one of them, Dustin Zito (pictured), was getting headlines before the season even aired. Dustin had worked in the porn industry, appearing on a show called Fratpad where young men engaged in sex acts with themselves and each other. Though many people in the audience were aware of Dustin’s history before the show aired, his fellow cast mates were not. More
Tonight, MTV is airing a special called 10 Most Outrageous Sex Myths. The special features celebrities and MTV stars talking about and debunking sex myths like “You can’t get pregnant if a guy pulls out.” Since the special hasn’t aired yet, the jury is out on whether it’ll be a surprisingly-well-done episode like the Markai Durham abortion special or something horrible and ham-fisted like the Teen Mom 2 reunion. More
In addition to being the month that spring might actually come to New York, April is National STD Awareness Month. As part of their campaign to get more young people tested for STDs, Planned Parenthood has partnered with organizations including MTV to get the word out and educate teens. Their “GYT” (stands for “Get Yourself Tested“) program includes everything from rock concerts to social media. It also includes two names you might be familiar with – Catelynn Lowell (from the original Teen Mom cast) and Kailyn Lowry (from Teen Mom 2). More
Oh, Hollywood gossip; you are so very entertaining. And this is why we love books about you so very much.
Case in point: Infamous Players: A Tale of Movies, the Mob, (and Sex) by former Paramount executive and Variety editor Peter Bart. Due out on May 3, Bart’s behind-the-scenes book posits that the sex scene between actors Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie in the 1973 film Don’t Look Now was, in fact, utterly unsimulated. Sutherland denies the claim, but it’s a fascinating possibility nonetheless. It might surprise you, however, how many mainstream films there are out there that feature actual sex; here, we’ve assembled for your consideration nine of the best: More
Secret Life of the American Teenager is a weird show. They have old-fashioned, almost Puritanical beliefs about sex (one character thinks her dad died as a punishment for her losing her virginity), and yet the characters on the show talk about it almost to the point of obsession. Considering that Secret Life is also the brainchild of Brenda Hampton, this isn’t surprising. As the creator and producer of 7th Heaven, Hampton had her characters constantly prying into each others’ sex lives and being judgmental about it – considering the pilot episode of that show had Jessica Biel‘s character ask Barry Watson‘s character (those characters were siblings, btw) to kiss her, I wouldn’t expect anything less. More
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Jersey Shore castoff Angelina Pivarnick hasn’t gotten much press since leaving the show for the second time, so she’s relying on talking shit about other cast members in order to stay relevant. This time, the subject of her ire is The Situation, whom Angelina knew before going on the show (they’re both from Staten Island and dated before becoming Seaside Heights housemates). She told Popeater, “I think Mike is gay. I think he’s gay because of the way he talks and the way he abuses girls. He talks down to women.” More
Lady Gaga lost her virginity at age 17 and didn’t enjoy having sex until she was in a monogamous relationship. (Monsters and Critics)
Research reveals that relationships in which the woman is prettier than the man are more likely to fail. In other words, maybe your relationship is working because your ugly. WTF? (Jezebel)
• Quickest way to make some cash? Go spit on this cute skinny artist on Craigslist. (Buzzfeed)
• What does Soleil Moon Frye have in common with Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson? They all want smaller boobs. (The Frisky)
James “What the hell am I doing?” Franco is on the cover of the latest issue of the Advocate. You know, because the Howl star is the Andy Kaufman of sexuality, with his mischievous brand of livable performance art. But he’s not gay, and that girlfriend of 5 years that he’s suddenly mentioning in every interview knows it! Don’t believe him? Well you should. After all, James promises that he’d let you know if he was switch-hitting for the other team…unless he wouldn’t. More