When I was in middle school, there was this home economics teacher with big blonde hair and a very flat voice whom everybody believed had been in Playboy. In retrospect, I kind of doubt it; I’m pretty positive it was just a rumor started by bored preteens, but I remember it being so exotic and fascinating-sounding. It did not, however, remotely distract anybody from doing their work. More
Topic: middle school
Everyone has those crushes that they would rather bury in the back of their closet beneath posters of AJ McLean and JC Chasez, a worn down Spiceworld VHS and Britney Spears cassette. I know I have definitely had my fair share, but perhaps the most mortifying is my eighth grade crush. More
I’m in the mood for some uplifting, and I believe I have found what I’m looking for courtesy of one Rebecca Black. More
Editor-in-chief Jennifer Wright and I were having a conversation about some trivial bullshit and then, for whatever reason, the phrase “French kiss” was used. It seemed to occur to us simultaneously that we had not heard this phrase since middle school and the idea of the French kiss had not been provocative, titillating, or reputation-obliterating in about as long.
Back in the day, right around fifth or sixth grade, Jane French kissing John on the blacktop was a matter of enormous scandal. Here are some stories of our own awakening recognition of sexual activity: let TheGloss (and a few of our B5 buddies) transport you back in time when standards of decency were astronomically high and everyone was appalled by all this risky, slutty behavior. More
As has been recently pointed out, The Gloss has had a bit of a fixation on boobs lately. And indeed, there’s little to dislike about breasts, when you come right down to it.
But recently, boobs have caused a bit of a stir…as they are wont to do. More
In an interview on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” David Arquette talks about having his first drink at the age of four. And not, like, an adorable sip of wine that you then spit out as proof that your parents haven’t completely fucked you up; like, a full beer, as his father sat next to him. More
New York Magazine has an interesting article this week about online porn and its affect on adolescents. In it, writer Alex Morris explores the ways that porn has changed how kids relate to and understand sex.
In a welcome twist on this topic, Morris doesn’t come down with overwrought, heavy-handed morality. Instead, she acknowledges the kids’ concerns, and points to the new sexual horizon that they’re are navigating, what with 24/7 access to every kind of sex imaginable.
Look! It’s Megan Fox in middle school. I guess we can all see the groundwork for grown-up crazy-sexy Megan Fox in this picture, but I find it comforting to know that she also sported “the Rachel.” – via Jezebel