Extended Virgin Diaries Trailer Will Make You Cringe

Maureen O'Connor · 12/02/11 03:05PM

Master of the modern freak show TLC has taken one of the most awkward of common human experiences—having sex for the first time—and made it a billion times worse by presenting it in a ghastly monstrosity of a vastly humiliating reality TV show. Behold the Virgin Diaries, in which a sex-abstaining couple shares their wedding preparation, night, and aftermath.

Rick Perry Talks About Sexxx

Remy Stern · 08/20/11 10:39AM

You know why Texas has the highest birth rate in the nation? And the highest incidence of repeat teen pregnancies? It's all the sex!

Sarah Palin Is Going to Be a Grandmother Again

Maureen O'Connor · 07/20/11 03:31PM

Sarah Palin is going to be a grandmother again. Eldest child Track Palin married high school sweetheart Britta Hanson two months ago, and now we hear that Britta is pregnant. The picture above of "Britta Pie," which appeared on a Wasilla friend's Facebook wall, confirms the news she's expecting. Britta looks to be several months along—perhaps more than two months?

Ted Haggard's Christian Sex Comedy Cameo

Max Read · 05/31/11 06:17PM

We worry, sometimes, about the fate of our nation's queer tweakers, so it's nice to see meth head bisexual and former megachurch pastor Ted Haggard embarking on what's sure to be a very lucrative career as a cameo artist in Christian sex comedies with his brief turn in The Waiting Game, coming at around 1:05 in the video above. Haggard, who identifies as a 21-year-old bisexual, also starred in a short-lived TLC series; we can't imagine it was as good as The Waiting Game looks to be. [via Colorado Springs Gazette]

Bristol Palin Attacks Lamestream Media

Maureen O'Connor · 12/03/10 11:49AM

Famed fetus vessel Bristol Palin ranted against the lamestream media on her Facebook page today. In a post entitled "Mr. Olbermann — Sorry We Can't All be As Perfect As You," Bristol proves that thin skin is an inherited trait.

Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Prevents Premature Poking

Adrian Chen · 02/01/10 08:44PM

A new, pretty impressive study shows abstinence-only sex ed convinced a "significant portion" of 6th and 7th graders to avoid humping each other for two years. What if we teach kids how to have bad sex? They'll never start! [WaPo]

Teen Pregnancy Rate Rises for First Time in Over a Decade

Ravi Somaiya · 01/26/10 05:35AM

It might have been the recession — what else is as fun and free? — but actually, the figures come from 2005 and 2006. Lefty sexperts are blaming Bush's abstinence only sex-education, and poverty. Righty sexperts say our culture is too sexualized and if you'd just let them lock those kids up with a Waltons box set it'd all be fine, darn it. [WP]

Leave It to Beaver

Ravi Somaiya · 11/16/09 05:30AM

Years of conservative, abstinence-only sex education, and thus teenagers using bread bags because they can't get condoms, mean that America is now rife with nasty sexually transmitted infections.

Magazine Work No Guarantee Of Getting Laid

Hamilton Nolan · 02/19/08 12:48PM

Despite the abundance of college sex magazines these days, it turns out that college kids are actually having less sex than in times past. The average number of partners per year for college men dropped from 2.1 in 2000 to 1.6 in 2006. And everybody overestimates how much sex everybody else is having. Alecia Oleyourrik, the editor of BU's Boink sex magazine and a co-producer of a book (misleadingly) called "College Sex by the People Having It," admits to being "the most prudish" of all her friends. She is looking for work as a waitress in New York, in case any sexless restaurants are hiring [Newsweek]. So much false advertising! Especially considering the covers [slightly NSFW] of some of Boink's past issues (except the masturbation issue, I guess):