Don’t Send Me Dick Pics

Seriously, stop it.

I don’t want to a picture of your penis sent to my phone.

I can’t tell you how much this frustrates me.  How is it that buying a girl a bunch of flowers has been replaced by a grainy photo of your erect member?

Look, I’m not expecting anyone to open car doors for me or buy me dinner.  I can do those things myself.  But I do expect proper phone calls and little bit of deep conversation when I’m dating someone.  I hate that all you get these days are innuendo ridden facebook chats and text message conversations punctuated by pictures of your penis.

Guys, hate to break it to you but life is not like a porno.  We’re not going to get all hot and bothered just because we see a photo of a dick.

In an effort to battle against the alarming trend of dick pictures I would like all guys to read this before they press send.

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1.       Just because you really really want to see us naked does not mean we want to see you naked. 
I think some men are under the impression that a dick picture does the same thing to women as a picture of boobs does for them.  Sorry boys, it doesn’t.  At the beginning of a courtship, women aren’t going to be that interested in seeing you naked.  And even when we do get to the stage that we’re ready to ready to rip your clothes off, we’re more interesting in your arms, chest and abs.  Not your penis.  Not that I’m encouraging ‘sexting’ but if you’re going to, you’ll get a much better response sending a shirtless photo than a penis picture.

2.       A woman’s biggest sex organ is her brain.
Ever noticed how it’s always women reading romance and erotic novels and rarely men?  It’s because women need to be aroused mentally before anything else fun can happen.  A little bit of playful conversation, a few innuendos and some sweet talking is going to go a lot further than a picture.  Arousing a woman’s brain is more effective than any other form of foreplay.  Don’t believe me?  Well a woman’s brain is such a powerful tool that it’s possible for a woman to simply ‘think’ herself to orgasm without touching anything. I know, I’ve done it.

So before you take your phone out to snap some photos of your penis, stop and think.  If you’re trying to excite or arouse her, there are better ways of doing it.

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I Can’t Wait For Ultraviolence

UPDATE! The official release date is June 17th.  Click here to read more.

I’m a little bit weird in that music isn’t really my thing.  I like it, don’t get me wrong but I’m not the type of person obsessively reading music blogs and who buys tickets to Future, Stereo, Soundwave, Big Day Out and Splendour every year.

There are a couple bands and artists that I really like and that’s it.

One of those artists is Lana Del Rey and uncharacteristically, I have been checking for updates on the release of her new album nearly every hour for almost a month.  I stalk her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  I’ve book marked all blogs and sites likely to report on the new album and I’ve let all my friends who work in the music industry to “Call me immediately if you hear anything!”

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I don’t know why but I freakin’ love Lana Del Rey.  Born To Die is my favourite album ever and I’ve been listening to it on repeat since it came out.

The new and much anticipated album is called Ultraviolence, a cheeky throwback to Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange.  Let’s put knives in our moloko, anyone? Anyone? No? Okay…

The first single from the album was released last month and it’s called West Coast.  It’s pretty spesh and is my iTunes number one most played song.  It’s just that good.

There’s still no official release date for Ultraviolence but the general consensus is next month sometime.  I read June 13th somewhere but I don’t think that’s confirmed.

Anyway, for those who haven’t heard West Coast, listen to it.  For those who aren’t excited about Ultraviolence, get excited.  And for those who haven’t read A Clockwork Orange, read it – it’s real Horrorshow!

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Thoughts On Everyday Sexism

For all those out there who think sexism is dead, read this.

I stumbled across this project after I listened to a Triple J Hack report and it really resonated with me.

Although the equality between the genders is more balanced than it’s ever been, there is still a lot of room for improvement.  And The Everyday Sexism Project is attempting to make everyone more aware of the ingrained sexism we all still have to deal with.

Why am I writing about this?  Well, I have experienced a lot of ‘everyday sexism’ but when I heard sexist remarks coming out of the mouths of my liberal, educated friends I decided to start typing.  Not even the educated are immune from ignorant prejudice apparently.

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On the weekend I was out with a group of friends and I was talking with some of the girls about the phenomena of dick pics and how romance is dead.

One of my male friends was listening in and proclaimed that “chivalry is dead and women killed it.”  Just as I was about to snap back at that very sexist comment, my female friends jumped in and agreed saying that they “really hate feminists!”

When did feminist become a pejorative and dirty word?  Feminism is about the belief that women are equal to men.  Not better.  Just equal.  I don’t understand why it’s ‘cool’ dislike people who believe in equality.

Inequality is not an issue for a few people to deal with. Prejudice is everyone’s problem and I’m really sick of being labelled and or disliked because I want everyone treated fairly.

If you have experienced everyday sexism, I encourage you to share your story on the site.

Here are some examples of stories that have been shared.

Mary Kate

I am the young, female MD of a publishing company. If I attend events and meetings with my older male colleague, it is assumed that he is the boss and I am his assistant.

Nicole

My manager at a delivery job I had a few months ago got really close to me pulled me toward him and tried to kiss me. I pulled away and for the rest of the day he was angry with me for not kissing him back. Telling all of my co workers. I never showed up for work again after that.

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Cara Delevingne And Michelle Rodriguez Are Dating!

Please please please let this be a real thing and not just some tabloid invented rubbish.

Lesbi-honest, are these two not the coolest couple ever?  I’m quite floored that this much cool can exist in one relationship.

The 21 year old queen of quirk and 35 year old Latin heat caused quite a stir at a Knicks game in mid-January, where they were snapped drinking, taking crazy selfies and just generally canoodling.

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According to all the reports I’ve read thus far the couple have been facebook official for six weeks. Meaning the Knicks game was one of their first dates. Cute!

The UK Mirror broke the story when Rodriguez told them that she was dateless for the evening because Delevingne was at a different party.

“Cara’s at her own fashion week party tonight, so doing her own thing.”

Rodrigues also reportedly gushed about her new lady love saying, “it’s going really well. She’s so cool. When we started hanging out I just thought she was awesome, and we have the best time together. She’s hard though. You wouldn’t want to mess with her in a fight.”

A day after officially confirming their relationship, the pair were snapped at Prince gig last night.

Delevingne wore a black and white pant suit and Rodriguez wore a leather jacket with Louboutins.

Could there be a more picture perfect couple?

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Before You Buy A Vibrator

Did you know that exposure to plastic with high concentrations of phthalates can cause reproductive difficulties in men, birth defects in baby boys, liver and kidney dysfunction and even cancer.

This begs some interesting questions, what exactly are phthalates and where can you find them?

Phthalates are very commonly used in sex toys. That’s right. Your favourite rabbit vibrators, black dildos, red ball gags and more are pumped full of this toxic plastic.  And not in small concentrations either.

This investigative piece looks at the toxic chemicals that are in our favourite sex toys and why nothing is being done.

Click here to read more.

Bad new for Enrique the soft jelly g spot vibrator

Bad news for Enrique the g spot vibrator

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Ellen Page is a Lesbian

If I’m honest, I’m not surprised.

But I am surprised that she decided to come out publicly.

Public figures never seem to come out willingly. With the exception of Jodie Foster’s weird innuendo ridden “loud and proud” speech at the Globes last year, many prefer to stay in the closet.

Lance Bass (of NSYNC) recently told talk show host, Bethenny Frankel, that he knows “tons of celebrities that are in the closet right now.”

He also said “I think it’s very uncool to be in the closet nowadays.”

And I sort of agree.  Although I can understand the reasons why some are reluctant to come out, it’s a shame that in 2014 being gay is still treated as a dirty little secret.

So it is surprising but refreshing that Ellen Page made her announcement.

Whether celebrities like it or not they are role models and every time one of them comes out, they make it that much easier for others who might be struggling with their sexuality.

Page said during her speech at the Time to Thrive Conference, “I am here today because I am gay and because maybe I can make a difference to help others have an easier and more hopeful time.”

“Regardless for me I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility.”

She couldn’t have said it more perfectly. And on Valentine’s Day too.

Congratulations Ellen and I hope we can all be inspired by your honesty and compassion.

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Marilyn Manson’s ‘Very Cinematic’ New Album

Am I the only one excited for the new Marilyn Manson album? I hope not.

Not that we’ll ever be able to move back into the glory days of Antichrist Superstar but still, Manson is such a loose cannon that I’m always really pumped for whatever he does.

Like his creepy watercolour art that he painted with paint, absinthe and blood (my favourite is The Grey Daisy).  The somewhat strange modelling he did for Yves Saint Laurent last year. Or the disturbing trailer he made for his warped Lewis Carroll biopic, Phantasmagoria…

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That aside, he recently released some sneaky details about the upcoming album to Kerrang.

“It’s very cinematic. The redneck in me comes out in my voice, and its got some old blues mixed with the very hard elements. I want to retain what I think is good about the past, what music I did and who I am. It’s not about being pissed about the world – it’s about realising someone has to fuck things up.”

Such a classic Manson comment.

He also mentioned that it was a “considerable body of work.”

This makes me extremely excited.  Last time he spoke about one of his albums like this he released Eat Me, Drink Me which is probably my second favourite album.  All the “true” Manson fans will hate me for saying that but it’s true. I think Eat Me, Drink Me was awesome and I hope we soon get to see another album like it.

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