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Add the Word 'Klittra' to Your Sexual Dictionary

In November 2014, the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) launched a competition to find a word to describe female masturbation. “Klittra,” a combination of the words clitoris and glitter, was the frontrunner and it has now been deemed as official. While “diddle the skittle” and “strumming my mandolin”… » 6/21/15 7:10pm 6/21/15 7:10pm

A Century of Royal Wedding Gowns in One Handy Graphic

On Saturday, June 13th, Prince Carl Philip of Sweden will marry Sofia Hellqvist in a lavish ceremony to be remembered for the ages (because if there’s one thing we know about Swedes, it’s that they like to party and also Ace of Base). What better way to celebrate than by looking at the beautiful dresses all of us… » 6/14/15 11:15am 6/14/15 11:15am

Swedish Men To Get Three Months of Mandatory Paid Paternity Leave 

Beginning in 2016, Sweden will give new fathers a third month of required paid parental leave. The country already has one of the most generous parental leave policies, it currently allows parents to take 16 months of government-paid time off to care for newborns that must be split between both parents. The law… » 5/31/15 3:00pm 5/31/15 3:00pm

An 18-Year-Old Virgin Boards a Night Train to Hamburg

We snuck into an empty sleeper compartment after downing a few beers in the dining car of a night train. His name was Mike, or maybe it was Matt, and we met a couple of hours earlier on the platform of the Duisburg train station. He had dark brown hair and clear blue eyes, and smelled like sweat and weed — the… » 4/21/15 11:50am 4/21/15 11:50am

Turn Up at Every Age With Nordic Pop Star Rebekka Karijord's New Video

Rebekka Karijord is a super-prolific musician, composer, actor, and director who is well-known in Scandinavia for her intensely unique vocal pop and avant-garde scores for film and dance. This February, the Norway-born, Sweden-based artist will release We Become Ourselves for the first time in the States, a gorgeous… » 1/08/15 1:00pm 1/08/15 1:00pm

Swedes Are Flipping Out Over P.C. Changes to Pippi Longstocking

Apparently, Pippi Longstocking is a Swedish cultural icon. And when national broadcaster STV recently announced it would edit a couple of the more racist scenes from a beloved 1969 television adaptation, the decision was met with howls of outrage. Really? Preserving the casual racism in a television show for children… » 12/03/14 3:40pm 12/03/14 3:40pm

If You Have a Ton of Facebook Friends, You Stay at This Hotel for Free

Do you remember a few years back when Jimmy Kimmel started encouraging people to delete their surplus Facebook friends? Because, let's face it, none of those 3,567 people you "friended" because they went to your college (or were fake Facebook friends with your college buds) are actually your friends. Turns out, doing… » 11/25/14 1:50pm 11/25/14 1:50pm

Swedish Campaign Searches for a New Term for Female Masturbation

When it comes to self pleasure, dudes have a lot more ways to describe their one-on-one time than women. Sure, we're not exactly short for euphemisms: flicking the bean, polishing the pearl, beating around the bush, and the fan favorite: Jilling off, etc. For some reason plenty of people find female masturbation to… » 11/23/14 12:15pm 11/23/14 12:15pm

​Swedish Man's Rape Conviction Overturned Because of "Sexsomnia"

Earlier this month, a Swedish appeals court overturned conviction and two-year prison sentence of Mikael Halvarsson, a man who allegedly assaulted a woman while he was asleep, citing that he was fully asleep when the attack happened. This isn't the first time someone was acquitted for "sexsomnia," a condition similar… » 9/20/14 4:36pm 9/20/14 4:36pm

Man's Name Is 63 Words Long, Starting with Kim-Jong Sexy Glorious Beast

A 25-year-old Swedish man who's spent thousands of dollars extending his first name to 63 words claims to have the world's longest first name. Kim-Jong Sexy Glorious Beast Divine Dick Father Lovely Iron Man Even Unique Poh Un Winn Charlie Ghora Khaos Mehan Hansa Kimmy Humbero Uno Master Over Dance Shake Bouti Bepop… » 7/02/14 6:30pm 7/02/14 6:30pm

Need a Professional Opinion on That Scary Dick Rash? Use This App!

Got a worrisome pustule on your crotch that's probably an ingrown hair but could theoretically be something more serious? Well, there's now an app called First Derm that'll allow you to text a doc a pic of your, ahem, situation. Finally, you can stop pestering your friends in the medical profession about your oozing… » 6/24/14 6:20pm 6/24/14 6:20pm

Swedish Marines Go All Out for Greased Lightning Parody

If there's one thing that can be said for the Swedish Marines (and this is the first time I've really heard about the Swedish Military, so I have very few things to say), it's that they don't skimp on showmanship. Military music videos have been huge hits in the past but none seem to possess the pure oomph and… » 1/25/14 4:15pm 1/25/14 4:15pm