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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Afterdark

University of Minnesota to Offer Lecture on How Women Can Orgasm

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Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 6:32 PM

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The female orgasm can be an elusive little bastard. Sometimes it comes easily, sometimes it takes work. And for some women, it takes education.

Fortunately enough for women at the University of Minnesota, if they need to be schooled on how to get off, a symposium is being offered called "The Female Orgasm."

The class is led by sex educators Marshall Miller and Kate Weinberg, and according to the school's website, it's taught thusly:

Orgasm aficionados and beginners of all genders are welcome to come learn about everything from multiple orgasms to that mysterious G-spot. Kate and Marshall cover it all with lots of humor, plenty of honesty, and an underlying message of sexual health and women's empowerment.

According to Miller and Weinberg's website, students work in pairs, and the material is taught in a "tasteful, appropriate manner."

And speaking of tasteful, the New York Post picked up the story, taking care to note that sometimes, people enroll in college when they are as young as 17, which we are taking to mean that 17-year-olds should only be having bad sex. But never mind that -- the course cost the school $3,500, and for that, we salute them.

After all, it's a bad economy out there -- if women might graduate without jobs, they can at least leave college knowing how to come.

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The female orgasm can be an elusive little bastard. Sometimes it comes easily, sometimes it takes work. And for some women, it takes education.

Fortunately enough for women at the University of Minnesota, if they need to be schooled on how to get off, a symposium is being offered called "The Female Orgasm."

The class is led by sex educators Marshall Miller and Kate Weinberg, and according to the school's website, it's taught thusly:

Orgasm aficionados and beginners of all genders are welcome to come learn about everything from multiple orgasms to that mysterious G-spot. Kate and Marshall cover it all with lots of humor, plenty of honesty, and an underlying message of sexual health and women's empowerment.

According to Miller and Weinberg's website, students work in pairs, and the material is taught in a "tasteful, appropriate manner."

And speaking of tasteful, the New York Post picked up the story, taking care to note that sometimes, people enroll in college when they are as young as 17, which we are taking to mean that 17-year-olds should only be having bad sex. But never mind that -- the course cost the school $3,500, and for that, we salute them.

After all, it's a bad economy out there -- if women might graduate without jobs, they can at least leave college knowing how to come.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

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When you're making sweet, sweet love to your partner, chances are good that you're going to want to get in to some dirty talk. It can enhance the mood, add an element of intimacy and riskiness, and paint a vocal portrait of what you're doing or what you'd like to do.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

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A couple in Scotland recently experienced everyone's worst email nightmare come to life. The female half of the hetero duo, Melanie Anderson, was alerting her co-workers that the sandwich van had arrived outside, and when she forwarded the email, she also sent along with it a string of sexually explicit notes she had been exchanging with her fiance, Eric Knisz.

Obviously, the email immediately went viral, and now here we are, in L.A., talking about it.

The notes weren't as graphic as they could have been -- the worst one was "I loved our session last night...you were very very wet!" In fact, most of the emails were more amusing than arousing. They refer to their lovemaking sessions as "ace" and at one point Anderson calls Knisz a "sexy mofo."

Folks on Twitter had a particularly good time with the email chain, giving the the hashtag #sandwichvan.

Sadly, the couple was embarrassed enough by the incident to quit their jobs. No doubt it would have blown over soon enough, but they'll probably forever be known as the #sandwichvan no matter where they go to work.

Here's the exchange in full.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Are you ever sitting in front of Facebook and wondering which of the hundreds of people on your friends list might want to fuck you that evening? If so, you're not alone -- and you're so not alone that a new app has been created that lets users know who's down. It's called "Bang With Friends," and it purports to be discreet, confidential and effective to get you laid immediately.

The app takes you through four steps. First, you sign in and indicate who you might want to bang. The person is notified only if they're down to bang too. Then, you're connected, and from there, it's up to you get it on. Here are the directions firsthand:

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According to Buzzfeed, the app only hooks up hetero couples, so that kind of sucks. But at least it's a step towards -- let's be honest -- taking Facebook friendships through their natural trajectory.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Afterdark

Hey Guys, Science Says Condoms Don't Make Sex Bad

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Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 7:56 PM

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Lots of dudes out there of the 16-24-year-old demographic will tell you that they don't want to have sex with a condom because it makes it less pleasurable. Well, the next time you hear this line from some would-be one night stand, hit them with this: There is scientific evidence that condoms don't make for bad sex.

Debby Herbenick, a sex researcher at Indiana University's Center for Sexual Health Promotion, studied data that looked at the sex lives of 1,645 men and women ages 18 to 59. She found that there is a way to make sex with a condom just as enjoyable as sex without a condom -- it just involves lube.

Herbernick discovered that men who used a condom with lube were just as satisfied as those who used no condom and no lube, or no condom and lube.

Herbernick told MSNBC that the research points to the need for more open conversations about sex and what kinds of products are available to make it not just safe, but pleasurable, too.

"People aren't really having any conversations about types of products related to sexual experiences and that's a shame," she said.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

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College is a time to experiment, to try new things and to find yourself, emotionally, professionally, and -- yes -- sexually. That's why it's so encouraging to see that throngs of young women are tweeting photos of their boobs to express their support of their university's athletic teams -- as Wendi McLendon-Covey said in "Bridesmaids," "thats why every girl needs those slutty college years."

It all began when the Kansas University Jayhawks needed a little extra encouragement to win a basketball game. One woman tweeted a pic of the girls, and the team won the game by one point. That launched a frenzy, and @KUBoobs was born. They also have a website, a Tumblr, and a Facebook.

Not to be outdone, girls at other schools began following suit. There's now a boob Twitter page for the University of Georgia, the University of Florida, and the University of Michigan, to name a few.

For the record, After Dark supports this trend. Every girl should have a photographic record of her boobs at their best.

Friday, January 18, 2013

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Most women that I know learned how to look at their vaginas with hand mirrors somewhere around middle school. Either you heard about it in health class, or your savvy friend told you, or you figured it out on your own whilst bored in your room one day. But we were looking back in the day just kind of...for inspection purposes. What was going on down there? What did things look like? Was there any reason to be concerned from a health perspective?

Well, like so much in our ever-changing world, all that is now different. Women are peeping their vag's with a critical eye, and many who don't like what they see are opting for a surgery called labiaplasty, in which the inner labia are reduced so that they don't protrude from the outer labia.

This surgery isn't exactly news; it's been around for years. But now, it's being enhanced; a doctor in Manhattan is doing what he calls "The Barbie" -- taking off part of the outer labia in addition to the inner to emulate a plastic Barbie doll with a flat vagina, and create what he calls a "comfortable, athletic, petite look."

Over at Guernica, bold writer Kirsten O'Regan is going through the motions to find out what getting this labiaplasty entails. There's the doctor, who insists that she's doing the right thing, the exuberant office assistant, and the skeptic:

"The Barbie's a great procedure if that's what the patient wants," [says Dr. Red Alinsod]. "The problem with this surgery, frankly, is that it looks easy, but there's a lot of finesse involved. If you don't know those nuances, you're going to have dog-ears, or complete removal of the labia when that's not what's requested. That's when the lawsuits occur."

All told, O'Regan paints a picture of a procedure that one can only hope won't take off in the mainstream:

Some women undergo labiaplasty for medical or practical reasons--large labia can cause irritation and pain during sex and exercise--but the vast majority elect to undergo the surgery for cosmetic purposes, anxious to achieve a more attractive genital area. The desired "look" is consistently that of a smaller, less obtruding vulva, with "neat," even labia, and this "streamlined" ideal is becoming increasingly minimalist.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Afterdark

4 Ways to Warm Up (Sexily)

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Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM

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In case you haven't noticed, it's motherfucking freezing outside. Angelenos the city over are busting out their down parkas, their ski gear, their hovercrafts with insulation so that they have somewhere to stay until things outside get back to normal because this shit is fucked up.

In the meantime, one great way to stay warm is to get creative about your sexytimes. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1.Get in the shower

There's no quicker and better way to warm up than to hop in the shower. The sudden hot, hot heat, the steam enveloping you, the warm fuzzy bathmat when you step out (ALWAYS HAVE A WARM FUZZY BATH MAT ON COLD DAYS). So maybe you go ahead and you invite someone to join you. Body heat and whatnot.

2. Call in sick and stay in bed

Let's be real, it's way too cold for you to go to work. you're sick just thinking about it. SICK. So call in, and stay under the covers with your lovah. That will warm you right up. Bust still don't go to work, because, why?

3. Ingest some hot chocolate

Not only is the coziness of a warm beverage enough to get your juices flowing, chocolate is an aphrodisiac. That means that when you drink it, coupled with the fact that the heat from the steamed milk literally gets your blood flowing, you'll feel more like doing the nasty. Maybe you put some Peppermint Schnapps in it. I don't know. I don't know what kind of time you have.

4. Experiment with leaving some articles of clothing on during sex

Honestly, there are some days when it's simply so cold that the thought of removing clothing for any reason at all -- even for sex -- is more than one can handle. So why not get real dirty and leave some of it on? Have a quickie, or role-play like you're co-workers in an office and you have to fuck real fast in a closet before anybody finds you and reports you to HR and you lose your jobs.

Or something.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Afterdark

Peep This Awful Anti-Molestation Billboard in Singapore

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Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Ladies, the first think you should know about existing in the world is that if you get groped, molested, or even raped, it's not because the perpetrator did something wrong, it's because you weren't defending yourself well enough.

That's why someone in Singapore created the following billboard, a photo of which was snapped by some savvy internet-er and posted to Buzzfeed. It presents a few handy rules for avoiding molestation. Because when you're out and about, you shouldn't be thinking about anything besides how to avoid being touched against your will:

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Just to recap:

1. Shout for help

2. Avoid walking alone

3. Have someone escort you

That's how to prevent molestation. All we can hope for is that one day, there will be another billboard aimed at would-be molesters with the same kind of sage advice. You know, something that reads along the lines of DON'T MOLEST PEOPLE.

It only seems fair.

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