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Men Who Pose As Women on Twitter, A Cultural History of Hotel Room Porn and the Overwhelming Feeling of Adult Sexual Awakenings

Who wouldn’t want to read this piece on the history of hotel room porn? Talk about sexual awakenings — there wasn’t a family vacation where my brother and I weren’t trying to scam some soft core off the TV.

It’s funny to think about now, because I’m not sure how we thought we’d get away with it, considering the only way we could get Night Nurses from Jersey to play was to charge it to the room — a charge I’m sure our parents noticed on their bill. Yet we were far more concerned with not having the movie playing when they walked in the room to say goodnight.

Those were the days, man. Rest in peace.

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I’m not sure what’s less surprising: That hotel room pay-per-view porn owes its existence to a place called the “Love Hotel” in — where else? — Japan, or that, after getting wind of the popularity of in-room porn in that country, it was a seedy L.A.-area motel replete with waterbeds, fur bedspreads and mirrored ceilings that took a chance on the nascent technology here in the States. Brian VanHooker charts the rise and fall of porn in hotel rooms, and recounts those halcyon days when going out of town meant seeing as much porn as the sights and sounds of your final destination.

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One of life’s cruelest ironies is that deep-fried foods are incredibly tasty, but also incredibly bad for for us. Sadly, even that’s putting it mildly — because, as Ian Lecklitner found out, deep-fried treats are far more like little biohazards than actual food.

When You Get That Feeling

Everyone remembers the first time they felt “the tingle.” You know, that strong sexual urge to hump the nearest armchair because your fifth grade crush smiled at you during recess, or in actor Eddie Redmayne’s case, while watching the Lion King. That’s what’s called a “sexual awakening,” and it typically occurs when we’re kids. But I say “typically,” because people can have sexual awakenings well into adulthood — after a divorce, in old age or simply when you decide you really like a finger in your ass. Unfortunately, it’s those adult sexual awakenings that get tricky. Because, depending on how immersive it is, it can derail your otherwise sane, stable life.

I’ve Got ADHD (Yeah You Know Me)

Imagine suffering through half your life with an undiagnosed mental health issue — only to find out it could have all been different. That’s the unfortunate position some people are finding themselves in after going to the doctor in adulthood with feelings of depression or anxiety, and finding out that what they really have is ADHD. While ADHD has often been described as “over-diagnosed,” the truth is that the above scenario isn’t a rare one.

Quinn Myers spoke with a number of adults who’ve been diagnosed with ADHD after age 30 about their lives before their diagnosis, and what’s changed for the better (or worse) since.

Butt Cancer

Much has been made about breast enlargement and cancer — so much so, that the specific cancer women with implants can get has a name: Breast-implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL.

But just because it’s unlikely you’re going to get a boob job, my dudes, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be worried about your own cosmetic-surgery adventures, specifically the ones centered around the junk in your trunk. That’s because butt implants have recently been linked to anaplastic large cell lymphoma as well. And while contracting cancer from a butt implant is rare, it is extremely deadly.

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