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Naked News: Declining sperm count just a nasty rumor after all

Naked News: Declining sperm count just a nasty rumor after all

The myth is debunked – humankind’s sperm count is a-okay! Alabama passes “fetal pain” anti-abortion bill, with no exceptions for rape and incest. Miami high school elects transgender senior as prom queen. Tracy Morgan says gay is something kids learn from the media. Wyoming grants divorce to same-sex couple despite not performing same-sex marriages. Obama suggests…

Naked News: San Francisco puts circumcision ban on the ballot

Naked News: San Francisco puts circumcision ban on the ballot

Circumcision ban to appear on November ballot in San Francisco.
New Utah law bans “lewd acts” like fondling your own breasts.
Further East, things are a little more sane: A sex ed contraception requirement passes the Illinois Senate.

Naked News: peen heels, kiddie Botox, and fancy-schmancy condoms

Naked News: peen heels, kiddie Botox, and fancy-schmancy condoms

Damn you American Idol, for covering up Lady Gaga’s penis heels with your logo!
The latest craze in luxury sex accessories: $5 dollar condoms.
Forget about going blind, it’s going deaf that you have to worry about: Forty-seven men have reported hearing loss from Viagra.

God is obviously gay-friendly

God is obviously gay-friendly

In case you missed this making the rounds this last week, check out this 3 minute video of Representative Steve Simon (DFL Hopkins/St. Louis Park) eloquently — and we mean EL-O-QUENT-LY — urging his fellow Minnesotan lawmakers not to put a gay marriage ban on the ballot in 2012. They did, unfortunately. But that fact…

Naked News: Sex jokes at the office can cause depression, slacking

Naked News: Sex jokes at the office can cause depression, slacking

Sex chat at the water cooler can lead to depression and low productivity, study finds.
A Florida boy is pulled from class for wearing high heels.

Whatever you do, don't call bin Laden hot

Whatever you do, don't call bin Laden hot

It’s difficult (not to mention crass) to try to tie lust and Osama bin Laden together, but in honor of last night’s historic news we’re gonna do it. A few years ago NPR’s “This American Life” started off an episode about speaking one’s mind in a tough room with this painful yet kind of hilarious…

Retro news websites

Retro news websites

Take a step into a time machine and let’s go allllll the way back to the 1990s (ancient, I know) and check out homepages of various news organizations from the pre-Twitter era. The Los Angeles Times site looks like it was created by a 13 year old and hosted on Geocities.

Pat Robertson vs. evil lesbians

Pat Robertson vs. evil lesbians

Have you had your daily allowance of crazy today? If not, here’s a little something to meet your needs — and then some. It’s a clip of Pat Robertson explaining why liberals are so intent on killing babies: apparently, it’s all part of a vast evil lesbian conspiracy. The clip was posted by RightWingWatch.org. So…

Naked News: We are all sexual deviants.

Naked News: We are all sexual deviants.

A massive internet study finds that we are all sexual deviants.
It doesn’t just happen in Thailand. Sex trafficking in the U.S. is called “an epidemic.”

Naked News: Men used to have prickly peens

Naked News: Men used to have prickly peens

In French tickler news: Our male ancestors had penile spines.
Among gay men, penis size correlates with bedroom roles (the bigger, the bossier, i.e. tops).

Naked News: We didn't get live sex demos when we were in college!

Naked News: We didn't get live sex demos when we were in college!

Women have casual sex for — get this! — pleasure

Women have casual sex for — get this! — pleasure

It may not be news to any of you ladies out there who’ve enjoyed the thrill of a no-strings-attached hook-up, but for those who buy into the evo-psych pop notion that women are only interested in high-status resource providers rather than hotties (i.e. the opposite of men’s supposed eternal motivations) there’s a study published in…

Naked News: Justin Bieber doesn't stand with Planned Parenthood

Naked News: Justin Bieber doesn't stand with Planned Parenthood

Justin Bieber proves exactly why we shouldn’t really be asking 16-year-old himbo pop starlets to weigh in on the abortion debate.
Congresswomen share their personal stories for the first time in the Planned Parenthood funding debate. (And because we don’t even pretend to be objective around these parts, click here to tell your reps that the defunding is outrageous and wrong.)

Not exactly breaking news: Sexy news anchors distract male viewers

Not exactly breaking news: Sexy news anchors distract male viewers

In a new study that will surprise, well, no one we can think of, two researchers at Indiana University have found that attractive, dolled up lady newscasters make it harder for male viewers to retain the information of the broadcast. Heh, we said broadcast. We’re sure that this research will usher in a new wave of mousy, seriously dressed female news anchors — because the producers of these news shows really care how much information their viewers retain. Right?

Naked News: Gagging over Lady Gaga's new fragrance

Naked News: Gagging over Lady Gaga's new fragrance

Ted Haggard reveals to GQ that he would identify as bisexual if it weren’t for, you know, God. But wait, didn’t God make him bisexual to begin with? Religion is confusing.
Ubiquitous James Franco to play porn star Linda Lovelace’s former husband.
New research suggests are no differences between heterosexuals and homosexuals or between women and men in terms of the brain systems regulating romantic love.

Naked News: Sleeping dogs, defining monogamy, and DIY vaginas

Naked News: Sleeping dogs, defining monogamy, and DIY vaginas

Letting a dog sleep in bed with you may be hazardous to your health.
A survey shows that young couples can’t agree on whether or not they agreed to monogamy — and that those who can agree often cheat anyway.
Some men may be allergic to their own semen. (And others are just prudish about kissing their partner after receiving a blowjob.)
Meat, consumerism, and masculinity: examining the startling drop in Japanese sex drive.

Naked News: Pantsless in the city, and why eating carrots makes you more attractive

Naked News: Pantsless in the city, and why eating carrots makes you more attractive

New Yorkers strip to their undies to celebrate the 10th annual No Pants Subway Ride.
Spanish Catholic calendar features Easter-themed near-nudes to raise funds for youth group.

Naked News: Teen pregnancy, fighting sex spam, and judging ugly people

Naked News: Teen pregnancy, fighting sex spam, and judging ugly people

The teen pregnancy rate has gone down and everyone and their mother (read: MTV’s 16 and Pregnant, abstinence-only education, comprehensive sex ed, the recession, Bristol Palin, and of course her mother) are attempting to take credit.
Biden says that same-sex marriage is as inevitable as the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Naked News: DADT, plus scientists prove the sexually obvious

Naked News: DADT, plus scientists prove the sexually obvious

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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal passes in the house!
Because sometimes we need scientists to tell us the obvious: Indiana University study finds that women who regularly use lube have higher levels of sexual satisfaction.
More obvious from the ivory towers: Study shows sex helps neurotic people relax.
A stem-cell cure for AIDS?! Maybe…

Twitter's top 10 most powerful tweets of 2010

Twitter's top 10 most powerful tweets of 2010

Twitter rounded up their list of the top 10 most influential and powerful tweets this year. Although they might not be world leaders, nationally recognized reporters, or celebrities, here is my recommended short list of must-follow people on Twitter due to their excellent linkage or humor (or both!): jennydeluxe (memes, news, and lolz), CardiffGarcia (financial),…

How to be a TV talking head

How to be a TV talking head

I’ve spent half my adult life appearing as a talking head on various TV channels, so by now I have the art of on-camera gabbing down to a T and know just what to do, what to avoid, and whether to watch the clip afterwards with one eye covered.

Live appearances on cable news are way different than pre-taped ones (like “101 Celebrity Meltdowns” or “The Fab Times of Lindsay”), so I’ll separate them in offering my unsolicited but extremely useful advice to anyone brazen enough to want to join the unpaid talking head population.

For live shows:

*Have your first answer ready. The worst thing imaginable on live TV is dead air, so you want to avoid ever pausing to think or stammering stuff like “Um, uh…” If your first answer doesn’t match the first question, then say it anyway—and make it match the question.

*Speak in four or five sentences at a time, trailing off when you’ve sensed that you’ve had your say on that particular subject and it’s time for someone—anyone–else to speak. Don’t be a monosyllabic caveman, but don’t monopolize the whole show either. Find a happy medium.

The best sex and love news of 2010

The best sex and love news of 2010

Yesterday we told you about the sex and love news from 2010 that most pissed us off and/or depressed us — dubious studies, dubious reporting, and rampant STDs, et al. Today we hope to put a smile back on your face with some of the love and sex news that most inspired us. You’re welcome.

A kink study finds that the majority of men are open to fetishes once you get them behind closed doors. Just don’t expect them to dish about it over Monday Night Football.
College gals finally close the marriage gap — new research shows that white women with college degrees are just as likely to marry as those who didn’t graduate from college.
Okay, so yesterday we told you that the web is “luring” more women into porn addiction — but there’s a silver lining. We finally have proof that women are visual creatures too!

The worst sex and love news of 2010

The worst sex and love news of 2010

Every week, all year long, we tell you all about what’s going on in the world of sex and love. Well, not quite all — you might notice that we steer clear of stories about sex crimes (because that’s not the kind of sex this site is about) and stories about teachers sleeping with their students (because we’re not Fox). But everything else, you’ll find here. Not everything we report on pleases us — in fact, some of it straight-up pisses us off. Here are the headlines and studies that depressed us most in the past year. Tune in tomorrow for the news that put a smile back on our faces.

Economically dependent men are more likely to cheat on their female partners. We remain unconvinced that this is actual proven fact rather than just dubious study, but either way: boo!
That “six-feet-tall” hottie you’re corresponding with online? Yeah, he’s totally lying.

Naked News: The pope and Snooki on condoms, orgasmic voting, and gay e-marriage

Naked News: The pope and Snooki on condoms, orgasmic voting, and gay e-marriage

The pope says that there are “certain cases” where a condom might be acceptable. But apparently only for prostitutes (or only for male prostitutes, depending on which translation of his interview you read). Well alrighty then. We’re not sure why we expected Catholicism to suddenly start making sense.
Jersey Shore Snooki’s birthday bash will be sponsored by Lifestyles condoms because she supports safe sex. Snooki for pope!

Naked News: Winter libido blues, confusing contraception, and lesbian moms

Naked News: Winter libido blues, confusing contraception, and lesbian moms

Apparently winter is bad for the libido — the cold weather and increased carb consumption are to blame.
More than one third of pregnancies in the U.S. is unplanned, and in most cases it’s because people are using contraception incorrectly. And you thought all those condom-on-cucumber demos were overkill.