When I first learned about “mommy porn” sensation 50 Shades Of Grey, I immediately wondered what actual members of the BDSM community might think of it. On the one hand, it’s gotten people talking about BDSM on an unprecedentedly massive level; on the other, it spreads misconceptions that are potentially quite harmful. So I asked some non-fictitious, practicing members of the BDSM community their opinions on the book. Their answers varied somewhat, but most of them came down on the side of “kill it with fire.” (I’m using images of flowers to represent them because nothing says “Twilight-y sexual euphemisms” to me like some flowers.) More
Topic: real talk
It’s 2012, everyone! Are you excited to be rid of 2011? Not to put a damper on things, but perhaps you’ve heard about this year’s accompanying Mayan apocalypse? We (like reasonable people) don’t think the world will actually end anytime soon but we decided to ask some neurotic Gloss friends about their irrational fears for the upcoming year. More
Here’s a quick informal Real Talk for you: how old were you when you decided it was time to have sex? Funny thing, everyone seems to think they were a “late bloomer” regardless of when they actually lost their virginity. More
You know what’s great? Avoiding unplanned pregnancies. It’s probably the best thing about being a responsible adult, besides maybe eating cake for dinner sometimes. So, in the wake of a certain internet fiasco, we decided to talk to a bunch of smart, responsible, female adults who 1) care about their health and 2) care about the health of their partners… and therefore practice safe sex.
This is not to say that people don’t make mistakes–condoms break and no form of birth control is 100% effective–but it is to say that adults who make mistakes learn from them. Otherwise, they’re not adults. So, for today’s Real Talk we asked women to tell us about their preferred methods of protection. More
After our poll on plastic surgery yesterday, we thought “but wouldn’t it be weird to be all breast-squeezing and such and then come upon… whatever fake breasts feel like? Bags of sand, maybe? That must be so weird!” We have a hard time describing “foreplay.” But there seem like there are women who want to make a point out of how their breasts are real, so we asked male friends whether or not encountering fake breasts would bother them. Also, whether they feel like bags of sand More
Female ejaculation is something only porn stars do, right? Right? OR IS IT? Maybe it’s happening to everyone all the time! Maybe you feel awkward now! We polled a group of our male and female friends to hear whether it happens in the regular course of events, or if it’s something that only trained professionals attempt. We’ll accompany their thoughts with some very subtle pictures of women in front of fountains.
Ah, the great outdoors! Besides being a delightful John Candy movie, it’s also a popular (if not controversial) place for sexual intercourse. For today’s Real Talk, we asked a bunch of men and women about times they had sex outside and if it was awesome/horrible. Guess what? It’s both! Tales of “poison oak vagina,” parking lots and rattlesnakes ahead… More
On Tuesday, Gawker filed a piece about the plague of drunk puppy buying in Manhattan pet stores. Apparently, wasted Manhattanites can’t help themselves after spotting little yappy dogs in shiny windows and drunkenly drop thousands to bring them home. So, we wanted to know: what’s the most ridiculous/great/stupid/awesome thing you’ve ever purchased while drunk?
Last week, Marie Claire taught me yet another thing that I as a female need to dread: my hypothetical fiance (otherwise totally marriage material) might get goaded into sleeping with a prostitute at his bachelor party. Which is a total bum-out (and so we asked women if they, too, were bummed out by this). Anyway, I started wondering, why aren’t there any titillating exposes of women sleeping with male sex workers at bachelorette parties? Moments later, I realized the answer. But! It was still worth asking a bunch of ladies if they’d ever hire a gigolo. Answers ranged mostly from “No!” to “No and here’s why” but they all greed that yes, every living one of us would gladly pay to have sex with Richard Gere in American Gigolo. More
Earlier in the week, we asked dudes what kind of underwear they like on us. Since here at TheGloss we ask the hard-hitting questions, today we’re turning our scrutiny on the ladies. So, men may like lacey boy shorts, cotton briefs, or crotchless latex thongs with little dolphins on them, but what do we actually wear? More
We asked a bunch of guys if they had a preference when it comes to women’s underwear. We also struggled a lot with the asking because there isn’t a respectable word for women’s underwear besides “underwear.” Panties, for example, is the worst. Unmentionables is also ridiculous. Anyway, all the guys answered “Crotchless latex thongs with little dolphins on them.” Just kidding! …OR AM I?
Yes, yes, we’ll do a piece on “how do women know they’re in love” and hopefully you’ll have some answers other than “they put some food in my belly.” But you’ll be relieved to know that men are easily won over! Here’s how they tell they’re in love with a girl. More
Yesterday, we published the thoughts of various men on the timeless topic of group sex. Many of the guys we talked to were all about it, while others were like, “hey now, get that second naked chick out of here, I’m afraid I might have too much fun.” Today, we’re giving the ladies a chance to chime in, and as with the men, their answers are varied and colorful. Feel free to add your own thoughts and experiences in the comments below. More
I think the title pretty much says it all. More