Posts Tagged: dicks

Apotropaic Boners; or, How to Avoid the Evil Eye

Mandy Len Catron recently wrote an article for the New York Times entitled “To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This.” After following a long formula laid out by the psychologist Arthur Aron, the last step was to “stare silently into each other’s eyes for four minutes.” Mandy and her partner are now successfully in love.

Intense eye contact as the pathway to a lasting romance isn’t a new realization. The ancient Greek novelist, Heliodorus, wrote “The origin of love…owes its first beginnings to sight, which strikes its passion into the soul.”

But to Heliodorus and his classical contemporaries, an intense gaze was just [...]


Did You Bring Your Dick to the Table?

One way women can negotiate raises and career paths, according to this strategical New York Times piece: "take a more calibrated approach" and "[adjust] behavior to conform to stereotypes." Try role-playing, for example, and use "specific language" that helps "legitimize" requests. ALTERNATIVELY: Take a tiny bronze dick sculpture into the meeting with you.

Over at Slate, Amanda Hess talks to Holly Wilson, a sculptor and creator of the "Bring Your Dick To The Table" Kickstarter. Hear her out over here. From the interview:

To be clear, I’m not slapping it on the table or threatening people with my tiny dick. It’s more about reminding [...]


"Give Me Five Minutes, I Need to Go to the Toilet."




The Service Was Terrible and I Won't Be Coming Again: A Yelper Reviews Some Dicks

Tim, 29, Los Angeles, CA (✮✮✮☆☆): This dick used to be great, like, three years ago. But it’s really taken a turn for the worse over the past year—now the lines are huge, it takes forever to be served, and when you finally get your dick, it’s usually cold and too salty, but they won’t take it back and get you a new one because they’re “too busy.” I blame the neighborhood influx of hipsters—ugh, go back to Ohio, you guys! Anyway, I’m giving it three stars for all my memories of how good this dick used to be, but I guess it’s time for me to find a new [...]


Lululemon's Selling of "Ostentatious Wellness"

Famously, the CEO of Whole Foods, another company much beloved by liberals, is also a Rand devotee and staunch libertarian. It’s easy to dismiss these men as flukes, or to categorize them as savvy capitalists who were able to spot which way the cultural winds were blowing and create a set of products that would serve the wants of the continent’s upperclass. But that hard-right Galtian spirit hasn’t seemed to turn anyone off. In fact, Lululemon has been so successful because, not in spite of, its founder’s combination of woo-woo New Age-iness with a sharply competitive spirit. It’s the same approach many American women (and men) bring to buying [...]


Interview with a Woman Who Recently Discovered She Loves Group Sex

Fiona is a woman in her late twenties who lives on the East Coast with her husband Eric and their three-year-old.

So, we’re talking because you recently had a new experience.

My husband and I went to a swingers club for the first time!

How long had you guys been throwing around the idea?

A couple months—we talked about it a lot, but stopped short of making it an actual possibility. Then very recently my husband was just like, “Let’s just do it, we keep talking about it, I found this place in Atlantic City.” And we decided to go for it, and we went on Friday, and [...]


Wieners Drawn on the Walls!

Here are a bunch of amusing dick doodles that have been scrawled on random walls. (In case that first sentence failed to tip you off, it's a tiny bit NSFW.)