urban-legends

The Truth About the Semen Stomach Pump Urban Legend — And Why It Never Went Away

Did Rod Stewart really get his stomach pumped after… well, you know? The rumor has ruined careers and terrified sex partners for a century. Here's where it came from.

The Inexplicably Long and Colorful Life of the ‘Rainbow Party’ Sex Myth

Anyone who’s worn lipstick or had oral sex knows that a rainbow party has never, ever happened. So why are parents still so obsessed with it?

Burning Off the Myth of the Unlucky White Lighter

For stoners, the white lighter has always been a sign of bad things to come. But, like, why, man?

The Sinister Origins of the Peanut Butter-Dog-Vagina Myth

That sexist schoolyard rumor is no joke. It’s based on a piece of folklore going back at least as far as the 1930s — and it’s been used to wrongly convict a woman of child abuse