Teens Make Up Different Stories About Themselves According to Gender

Teenagers come in two varieties: they are either tellers of colorful tall-tales about having, pssst, sex or doing other awesome things that will make people like them, or disarmingly honest truth-tellers who can't abide bullshit and therefore make all the college-age cousins super-uncomfortable at family get… » 9/06/12 10:00am 9/06/12 10:00am

Tell Us Your Embarrassing Sex Toy Shopping Stories

Who among us hasn't experienced the trepidation of your first time? You agonize about where you should go and what you'll say once you get there. Then, when you finally go through with it, you're so nervous that you're shaking and you do something goofy like get confused about which part goes in which hole. No, we're… » 1/10/12 5:40pm 1/10/12 5:40pm

Spoilers Don't Ruin A Story, They Make It Even Better

Nothing angers online fans quite like an improperly labeled spoiler, as many people think a story will be ruined if they find out beforehand that the hero manages to triumph over the forces of evil. However, a new study challenges the necessity of the "spoiler alert." According to the researchers, I actually enjoyed … » 8/10/11 11:27pm 8/10/11 11:27pm

Mark Twain’s Illustrated Advice to Little Girls

It is unknown whether it was Mark Twain's actual intention for little girls to read this humorous short story published in 1867, and with selections like "You should ever bear in mind that it is to your kind parents that you are indebted for your food," we think it's safe to say this work wasn't ever meant to be… » 7/19/11 1:02pm 7/19/11 1:02pm

What Do Girls Want? Chastity By Twilight

As is her wont, the Atlantic » 11/25/08 2:40pm 11/25/08 2:40pm's lightning rod cultural critic has weighed in on womenfolk: in this case, the teen vampire phenomenon that's sold millions of books and, according to the Associated Press, is redefining the . In an expansive essay on girlhood, innocence, imperiled innocence, sexuality, her dislike of YA…