Retrevo, the consumer electronics online store, recently released the results of their Gadgetology study on smart phone users. The results are more evidence that iPhone users like myself are shallow, hypocritical, completely undatable assholes. Shallow iPhone users judge people on their gadgets. According to the results of the study, hot new gadgets are, to the…continue reading.
Sorry, honey, I have a headache. Classic excuse to avoid sex. Total crap, right? Maybe not. Get this–sex is one of the major triggers for transient global amnesia (TGA), a condition that causes people to lose their ability to retain recent memories. How does sex do this? It produces a sudden change in blood flow,…continue reading.
The media was in a tizzy about Nicole Kidman’s role as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Fund for Women a week ago. Why? Her roles in films betray the Sisterhood. Per Janet Street Porter at The Independent: “she’s been raped in one film (Dogville), and had kinky sex with Tom Cruise in…continue reading.
Everything has a reason, they say. Yesterday Maggie Koerth-Baker at BoingBoing reported on a team of researchers trying to figure out how head plays into the scheme of things by studying the oral habits of fruit bats. In their paper, published on October 28th in the journal PLoS ONE, researchers Min Tan, Gareth Jones, Guangjian…continue reading.
Back in high school, my friends and I had a special code phrase for getting it on: doing laundry. It possibly originated in the belief that having sex on a washing machine while it was in the spin cycle led to a more intense orgasm, but I can’t be sure. The funny thing is, a…continue reading.
The female Australian redback spider is known for eating its suitors as a post-coital snack. What we didn’t know until recently is why the spider behaved in this way. Apparently, it has to do with foreplay. According to research by Jeffrey Stoltz and Maydianne Andrade at the University of Toronto, a male redback has to…continue reading.
The National Enquirer is reporting (you still don’t understand, do you? In Los Angeles, The National Enquirer has as much–if not more–weight than the Los Angeles Times) that there is a David Letterman sex tape. Yup, the guy didn’t know where the cameras were in his own studio. Rookie move, d00d. Now there’s a tape…continue reading.
A study by researchers Andrew Elliot and Daniela Niesta in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology showed that the color red increases desire in men for women astronomically–completely unrelated to a female’s appearance. How? Participants in the study were asked to rate black-and-white pictures of women–some of these were shown on a red background…continue reading.
The House of Desire is a legal brothel in Germany. Ever conscious about the plight of the planet, they are offering discounts to all patrons who skip on driving when visiting their locale. Customers need only show the receptionist a bike lock key or proof of use of public transit and voila, that 45 minute…continue reading.
Back in the day, when we still lived in caves, we were pretty good at getting an idea of what an approaching human was all about just by looking at them. The process of inferring things about others from a small number of cues is still with us today. Psychology Today‘s Andrew Galperin wrote this…continue reading.