Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Paris 'One Big Romp' During Nazi Occupation?

A new book proposes that Paris during the German occupation of France was 'one big romp'; and has all kinds of peeps up-in-arms over other statements regarding women's lib. Like a recent photographic exhibition showing Parisians enjoying themselves under the occupation, the book's depiction of life in Paris as one big party is at odds with the collective memory of hunger, resistance and fear, Fox News reported.

"It is a taboo subject, a story nobody wants to hear," said Patrick Buisson, author of "1940-1945 Années Erotiques" ("erotic years"). "It may hurt our national pride, but the reality is that people adapted to occupation."

Apparently, many women slept with German soldiers and conducted affairs with anyone else who could help them through financially difficult times—all while hubbies were off in prison camps: "They gave way to the advances of the boss, to the tradesman they owed money to, their neighbor," Buisson said. "In times of rationing, the body is the only renewable, inexhaustible currency."

Cold winters, when coal was in short supply, and a curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. also encouraged sexual activity, says Buisson, with the result that the birth rate shot up in 1942 even though 2 million men were locked up in prison camps.

[Originally posted at playgirl.com/blog]

Fox 'Sexpert' Determines Whether You're a Freak for Porn

Time to determine once and for all just how filthy that little pea brain of yours is. These points are filed under you being an accident waiting to happen:

*Your relationship, although committed, is sexless.
*Your understanding of sex is that porn equals pleasure.
*It’s easily accessible.
*You view porn as a stress reliever.
*You are having trouble being intimate with another human being.

But let's get to the good stuff!
[Full article here]

1. You’ve become anti-social.

You are spending more time with pornography than you are with the outside world. If you are single (and even if you are putting yourself out there) your preoccupation with porn may be hindering your ability to establish long-term, monogamous relationships. If you are involved with someone, you may find yourself bowing out of couple and familial obligations to steal moments with your laptop or DVD player. Bottom line: You only have eyes for porn stars and no one else.

2. You’re lying to your partner.

Your once honest relationship is now plagued by secrecy and dishonesty as you try to hide your porn habit. About 70 percent of people keep their porn use a secret. And many will go to all sorts of extremes in making sure that they are not found out. Even when busted, many will do or say anything to hide the truth.

3. Your partner is no longer attractive.

Unbeknownst to your partner, s/he has competition – and it’s your favorite porn star. Obsessed with fantasy characters, you find it hard to get turned on to the real thing, including yourself. That’s right; you’re not even letting yourself off the hook. Casting yourself against fiction, you’re sizing yourself up as unattractive. Either way, you are likely avoiding or completely uninterested in sex with your lover.

4. Your sex life with your partner is suffering.

Both your sexual desire and functioning, including arousal, have taken a nose dive. You and your lover are feeling robbed of romance, passion and emotional closeness. This is because you are not truly present with your partner. Emotionally distant, you are too busy having sex with porn. Ultimately, you are dissatisfied with your actual sex life, and this is affecting your relationship.

5. Your concept of “real intimacy” has become warped.

When you re-emerge from the fantasy world, you’re finding that your expectations about sex, sexual partners and intimacy have become unrealistic. You’re only interested in those who look and act like porn stars (which severely limit your dating pool if single). Sadly, you start to think there must be something “wrong” with your lover for not putting out like a porn star. Furthermore, you’re objectifying others, wondering what he or she would look like unclothed or how they would act during sex.

6. The habit is causing you distress.

Torn between desire and shame, your use of porn is causing you physiological and emotional distress. You may feel like a “sex pervert,” or suffer from isolation, shame, anger, unrest, depression and irritability. You may be distressed over the fact that using porn conflicts with your value system. Overall, your porn kink is starting to cause family, work, legal and/or spiritual problems.

7. You are engaging in risky behaviors.

You might be OK with ideas that usually make you think twice, for instance, having unprotected sex, but now you are engaging in behavior that is out of control. Soliciting a prostitute, looking at child pornography or anything involving animals or violence warrants a need for help.

[Originally posted at playgirl.com/blog]

Friday, May 23, 2008

For Shame

Saying the formation of a Gay/Straight Alliance Club at a South Carolina high school will promote sex among students, one douchey principal in Irmo has decided to resign at the close of this school year, Fox News reported.

"I feel the formation of a Gay/Straight Alliance Club at Irmo High school implies that students joining the club will have chosen to or will choose to engage in sexual activity with members of the same sex, opposite sex, or members of both sexes," Eddie Walker wrote in a letter to Lexington-Richland School District 5 officials.

"Allowing the formation of this club on our campus conflicts with my professional beliefs and religious convictions," Walker wrote in the letter, obtained by FOX affiliate WACH-TV.

[Originally posted at playirl.com/blog]

A New, Improved, Gender-Neutral God

A new prayer book released by the Movement for Reform Judaism in Britain removed all male descriptions of God, opting instead for gender-neutral language, Lancashire Evening Post reported.

Any mention of God as King, Father, Lord, et al has been replaced with expressions such as "Eternal One" and "living God". The prayer book (or Siddur) additionally makes mention of prominent women from the Old Testament for the first time in prayers such as the Amidah, the central prayer of the Jewish liturgy. It's also got prayers for today's main issues, such as environmental and natural disasters and prayers for depression, miscarriage and the death of a child. Awesome!

To coincide with the new prayer book's launch, the organization conducted a survey about people's perceptions of God. Results—gleaned from 1,050 adults in Britain—showed that only 1 percent of people think of God as female, with 62 percent considering God to be male. Three-quarters of those classifying themselves as Christian said they perceive God as male. And 49 percent of all people surveyed agreed that all religions "fundamentally discriminate on grounds of gender''.

[Originally posted at playgirl.com/blog]

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Witchy Women Put to Death

Holy shit.

From Breitbart.com: A rampaging mob in western Kenya burnt 15 women accused of witchcraft to death, a local official and villagers told AFP Wednesday.

The gang, numbering around 100, went house-to-house Tuesday night, tying victims up and setting them on fire, the head of the Nyamaiya district said. "We will hunt the suspects down," he added.

Fifty houses were burned down in Nyakeo village, about 180 miles northwest of Nairobi.

In Kenya in the 1990s, dozens of people were killed over suspected sorcery. Are these people serious?

"I can't believe my wife of many years would be killed so brutally by people who cannot prove their case even before God," said Enoch Obiero, a pastor. And another:"My mother has always been a role model to the entire village and why the mob had to kill her will remain a mystery to me forever," said 32-year-old Emily Monari.

The region, populated mainly by the Kisii tribe, has been dubbed Kenya's "sorcery belt" due to mob attacks on women suspected of witchcraft.

[Originally posted at playgirl.com/blog]

Oh Charlotte, You Boozebag!

Kristin Davis, the "Sex and the City" star lovingly known as Charlotte, used to hit the bottle like it was her job.

"I’m a recovering alcoholic," Davis told Health magazine. "I’ve never hid it, but I’ve been sober the whole time I’ve been famous, so it wasn’t like I had to go to rehab publicly." Far out.

"There was a time when people who didn't know me well would say, 'Couldn't you just have one glass of champagne?' And I would say, 'No.' I'm doing well. I still have occasional bad days. Why risk it?" Take that, cosmo-sippers.

[Originally posted at playgirl.com/blog]

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Man-Boob Surgery on the Rise

For all their efforts over at Manboobs.co.uk, males proud of their protruding pectorals have done little to curb the rising number of breast-reduction surgeries performed on young men.

Doctors at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool told TimesOnline.com they're seeing dozens of teenagers every year with gynecomastia, the condition in which males develop breasts. Most experts say obesity is to blame for this torrent of "boy-boobs"; and one plastic surgeon said in 12 months he's performed more than 20 breast-reduction operations on young boys who developed the condition.

Other ways to get rid of man-boobs: eating salads and running a few laps. But lest I get too cheeky before I have all the information, facts suggest gynecomastia actually comes from the growth of firm, female breast tissue under the nipples. This phenomenon is caused by a hormone imbalance during puberty; and it often corrects itself. Man-boobs can also bloom from body-building drugs, recreational drugs, cancer, diseases of the liver or kidney, and [duh!] being enormous.

"These are firm female breasts," one doctor said of gynecomastia-induced man-boobs, "something that any woman would be proud of.

[Originally posted at playgirl.com/blog]

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Fresh Meat: Manuel Uribe

The world's fattest man intends to one day be the person to have lost the most weight, Reuters reported in a recent profile of one Manuel Uribe.

But there's even more to Uribe, who went from more than one-half ton to a mere 717 pounds (518 pounds lost since March 2006). That is to say, his meatstick has gone from being a zero to a hero.

"I was impotent before, but now everything's working again. Ask my girlfriend," he said happily, his Guinness World Records certificate hanging on the wall

The secret to his sexcess may be in the weight loss, which he initiated through a diet of grapefruits, egg-white only omelets, fish, chicken, vegetables and peanuts.

[Originally posted at playgirl.com/blog]

Monday, May 12, 2008

Oversexed, Insatiable Broads

Adding the roster of weird afflictions Playgirls come across is "Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome" (PSAS), defined as "intense feelings of genital congestion and sensations that are typically unaccompanied by any conscious awareness of sexual desire" by Dr. Sandra Leiblum in an article published for the Cincinnati-based Women's Sexual Health Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to educating women and doctors on conditions that may impact sexual health and function.

Leiblum is director of the Center for Sexual and Relationship Health at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey and author of "Principles and Practices of Sexual Therapy," which touches upon PSAS.

Over at a PSAS online support group, moderators explain:
Persistent genital arousal is a condition in which a woman experiences insistent and unwanted genital arousal that is unaccompanied by conscious feelings of sexual desire or subjective arousal. The feelings of fullness in the genital area persist for an extended period of time (e.g., days, weeks or months) despite one or more orgasms. Orgasm does not result in resolving the genital arousal. The feelings of genital arousal are perceived as distressing, distracting and worrisome.

Oh, and the kicker: sexual activities intended to relieve the symptoms can reinforce the sensations or provide only temporary relief.

[Originally posted at playgirl.com/blog]

Monday, May 5, 2008

Stuff that Used to be Considered Punishment

You wouldn't know it with all the clean-shaven family jewels popping up these days, but there was a time when a hairless situation was considered bad news.

Greek guys who cheated were treated back in the day with a most unusual punishment. The adulterous d-bag was sometimes met with the removal of his pubic hair and the insertion of a large radish into his rectum. I know all you modern-day men are sort of turned on by the idea of those two activities; and we can't say we blame you.

Just goes to show you: One man's punishment is another man's playground.


[Originally posted at playgirl.com/blog]

Friday, May 2, 2008

Hendrix Sex Tape Goes Live

Finally, one for the ladies!

I am sick and tired of all these little pop princesses and their sex tapes. It's high time a rock legend's stuff was strutted on the silver screen. Cue Hendrix!

Vivid Entertainment is releasing a sex tape allegedly starring Jimi Hendrix, Gulf Daily News reported. The Los Angeles-based adult entertainment company said they obtained the sex tape from a memorabilia collector.

The 11-minute footage, reportedly shot in a dimly-lit hotel room about 40 years ago, features Hendrix - or someone who looks like him - engaged in various sexual acts with two brunettes.

Of course, there are skeptics. Charles R Cross, author of the Hendrix biography Room Full of Mirrors, took a look at the flick and has come out as an ardent negative nancy about the whole thing. "It doesn't add up to Jimi," Cross said. But Playgirls, don't give up hope! And of course Kathy Etchingham, Hendrix's former ladyfriend, says it's not him. But that's what we'd expect.

Bob Merlis, a spokesman for Experience Hendrix, which manages the guitarist's estate, said it had no comment on the alleged video.

[Originally posted at playgirl.com/blog]

'D.C. Madame' Found Hanged

Deborah Jeane Palfrey, aka the "D.C. Madam" has turned her last trick—on herself.

The notorious hooker to political stars was found dead in Florida Thursday, according to Tarpon Springs police, CNN reported.

Palfrey was convicted April 15 for money laundering, racketeering and mail fraud via a high-powered prostitution ring; and faced a maximum 55-year prison term at her sentencing, scheduled for July 24.

The madame hanged herself in a small storage shed on her mother's property where she had been staying. Her 76-year-old mother found the body.

Prosecutors estimated she would have received a sentence between 57-71 months, about six years, because of sentencing guidelines and other factors that would have been taken into account. 'I'm looking at 55 years in a federal penitentiary and at my age that is virtually a life sentence,' Palfrey told CNN Radio in March. 'Realistically we estimate between 8 and 15 years. I'm also looking at the complete forfeiture of my entire life savings and work.'

Palfrey told ABC News last year she would never return to prison, after serving time in the 1990s for other prostitution-related charges. "I sure as heck am not going to be going to federal prison for one day, let alone, you know, four to eight years."

"She wasn't going to jail, she told me that very clearly. She told me she would commit suicide," author Dan Moldea told TIME soon after news broke of her body being found in Tarpon Springs, Florida, an apparent suicide.

[Originally posted at playgirl.com/blog]

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Rock With You

A backstage pass to CMJ's hottest live acts: The Wildbirds, The Everyday Visuals, Japanther, Ali Eskandarian, and Arkadelphia
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Girl Talk: Hill shows her softer side

After many months of campaigning, interviews, publicity stunts and debates, you'd think presidential candidates might run out of things to say. Not so! People Magazine snuggled up with Hillary for the following gems regarding who she wants to date, whether she's had a face lift, and more. Be still my heart!

"If your husband gave you a pass for one night and you could go on a date with any celeb, alive or dead, who would it be?"
"That's such a dangerous question! How about Abraham Lincoln?"
When asked if she's sipped on Red Bull:
"No. What is it?"
Wine or beer?
She likes both.
Tiny Fey or Amy Poehler?
Wouldn't choose.
"American Idol" or "Dancing With the Stars"?
She said her mother -- who lives with the Clintons -- keeps her up to speed on both programs.
Weight Watchers or South Beach Diet?
Weight Watchers.
Cosmetic Surgery?
"People have to decide what's right for them. It's never been anything I thought was right for me."
Thoughts on the women of the Texas polygamy sect?
"Many of these women were raised in the sect, isolated from the outside world from birth," Clinton told People. "It takes an enormous amount of independent thinking to lift yourself out of the circumstance you've been born and raised in to say, 'Wait a minute, this isn't right.' "
What sealed the deal in her decision to run for president?
Bill! "He finally said, 'Well, you have to decide whether you could do what your country needs -- and whether you'd be willing to subject yourself to the process.' Then he said, 'If we end up with another Republican president and you didn't even try . . .' And that kind of clinched it for me."

[Originally posted at playgirl.com/blog]

Tori Spelling's Sage Advice: Keep the lays on the D.L.

Tori Spelling: The new Dr. Ruth?

While promoting her latest crap movie, "Kiss the Bride", Tori gave Pop Tarts a few choice nuggets of wisdom about relationships, and keeping mum on a few hairy details.

"I think if you know everything about your partner’s sexual history, it takes the mystery out of the relationship," she said. "So much of that is getting to know your partner and things evolve on the journey. If you know absolutely everything, you don’t learn what you’re supposed to. I don't think you should have to tell everything."

Want more sage advice? Check out her (self-written!) memoir, Stori Telling (get it?!).

[Originally posted at playgirl.com/blog]

Break Open the Bubbly: Breast-feeding rates highest in 20 years!

Alright, Playgirls! The United States breast-feeding rate is at its highest in at least 20 years, Fox News reported. A government report issued Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims about 77 percent of new mothers are breast feeding.

"It looks like it is an all-time high" based on CDC surveys since the mid-1980s, said Jeff Lancashire, a CDC spokesman.
Experts attributed the rise to education campaigns that emphasize that breast milk is better than formula at protecting babies against disease and childhood obesity. A changing culture that accommodates nursing mothers may also be a factor.
The study involved surveying 434 infants between 2005 and 2006; as well as a telephone survey of thousands of families. Breast-feeding has long been understood to be much healthier for newborns than synthetic nursing agents. Take that, baby formulas!