This Week in Sex: Three-Hour Orgasms & Bettie Page

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This Week in Sex: Three-Hour Orgasms & Bettie Page:

SEX IS EXERCISE

It’s been well established that sex is good for you, mentally and physically, but we’ve encountered conflicting information on just how many calories sex burns and how effective it is as a workout. New research from scientists at the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada, might settle the issue—their study, Energy Expenditure During Sexual Activity in Young Healthy Couples, shows that sex is, in their words, “significant exercise.” Their experiments prove that sexercise burns off a notable number of calories, and the test subjects reported back that they found it to be a much more enjoyable activity than the treadmill jogging they did for comparison. Get the full scoop on the good news at The Daily Mail. WORLD’S WORST DATING PROFILE STILL HOOKS GUYS

Writer Alli Reed hatched a plan for a little social experiment. She created the world’s worst profile on a dating site but included some hot photos and wondered: would she still get messages? Reed borrowed some sexy photos from a model friend and created an OkCupid profile for “aaroncarterfan,” an unemployed racist with bad grammar who loves faking pregnancies. How did it go over? In 24 hours, she received 150 messages. See what happens when she replies to her suitors with offers to pull out their teeth and give them mermaid tattoos on Cracked.THREE-HOUR ORGASM SENDS WOMAN TO ER

There’s so much amazing packed into this brief video clip from TLC’s reality show Sex Sent Me to the ER, we’re not even sure where to start, but we’re going to try. Here’s a summation of the awesome: first is just the fact that a woman had a three-hour orgasm, next would be her need to rush to the hospital to have it treated when it won’t end, and finally watching professional actors reenact the event for the cameras. Experience it for yourself right here:

ONLINE DATING & REJECTION

Internet dating comes with some risks, like fake profiles composed by Internet comedians and hordes of undiscriminating horny men, but it does have its advantages. According to a recent study one of these advantages is that we’re more fearless when it comes to finding love online. We’re less scared of rejection and more likely to make a move when we’re making our advances through the safety of a computer or smartphone. Learn about the confidence-boosting power of the net at Cosmopolitan.BETTIE PAGE’S EVOLVING FAN BASE

Pinup legend and 1950s Playboy Playmate Bettie Page excited and entranced that decade’s men like no other model. After retiring from modeling in 1957, she—and her body of work—slipped into obscurity until she was rediscovered in the late 1980s and early 1990s. She’s now more popular than ever (even though she passed away in 2008), but the majority of her present fan base is composed of young women. Explore the Bettie Page phenomenon and discover what she means to her female fans in this piece at The Atlantic.


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