Mecca Sex Shop Turns Out to be Hoax

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Here at Daze Reader, we love a good hoax and a good hoax debunking. Mecca sex shop report fools media. Last week a bunch of news sites ran a story about a Moroccan entrepreneur supposedly planning to open a sex shop in the holy city of Mecca. Abdelaziz Aouragh owns El Asira, an Amsterdam-based online [...]

New Dirty Scrabble Words for 2015

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In 2014, Merriam-Webster released the fifth edition of The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary (OSPD). The release was heralded by news stories touting some of the buzzworthy new playable words, like BROMANCE, CHILLAX, MOJITO and YUZU. And sometime in 2015, Scrabble clubs and tournaments in North America will begin using the updated Official Tournament and Club [...]

Madison Young on Extreme Guide to Parenting

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The Soup is essential viewing for anyone who likes to stay informed about trashy pop culture with minimum time and braincell commitment. Knowing just enough about the Kardashians-Bachelors-Ducks-Housewives ghetto to snark knowingly, without actually having to watch any of those shows, is a safe and sane compromise. The latest Soup episode revealed the existence of [...]

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Jessie Nizewitz was a contestant on the third episode of VH1 reality show Dating Naked. Today we learn that she is suing Viacom and two production companies for failing to fully blur her naked privates, asking $10 million for her "severe extreme emotional distress, mental anguish, humiliation and embarrassment". Reading the headline, my first reaction [...]

Rio Footbridge Shaped Like Butt in Thong?

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New Statesman has a piece up entitled "Erotic architecture: the sexual history of great buildings", a book review of two recent architecture books. (Found via Arts & Letters Daily.) The lede reads: At first glance, the only visible connection between these two lively books is a bridge between Rio de Janeiro and Rocinha, the South [...]

Cosmo Sex Tips For Lesbians, Pro and Con

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As you may have heard, Cosmopolitan magazine's website posted a slideshow of 28 Mind-Blowing Lesbian Sex Positions. Each position has its own cartoon illustration (with alternating hot pink and cerulean backgrounds), how-to description and difficulty rating. Cosmopolitan has been running sex position listicles of this sort for decades, but this is apparently the first exclusively [...]

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MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute) monitors TV broadcasts in various countries and posts subtitled clips on their website, with special emphasis on religious nuttiness and hatemongering. I check their video list every now and then, though not as often as I used to. Recently they posted a nutty segment featuring muslim televangelist (telimam?) Mazhar [...]

Busted Sex in Public Roundup

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I'm a devotee of sex in public and sex in public news stories, and I've got a bunch bookmarked from the various "quirky" news wires I check, so let's clear them out. Dateline -- Ukraine. Couple having sex on railroad tracks hit by train. A daredevil pair of drunken Ukrainian lovers were hit by a [...]

Napoleon Hill on Sex and Success

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On the advice of my spiritual advisor, I've been reading some old-timey self-help books. Not new age stuff about feelings, self-esteem, your inner child and being OK, but pre-WW2 stuff about prosperity, dynamism and gumption. One of the acknowledged classics of this genre is Think and Grow Rich (1937) by Napoleon Hill. And I'll be [...]

Game of Thrones S4E6 Recap: New Brothel, New Whores thumbnail

Every single site on the internet now does Game of Thrones episode recaps, and here at Daze Reader we're all about jumping on trends. (Spoilers for Game of Thrones season 4 episode 6, "The Laws of Gods and Men" after the jump.) For the sake of avoiding repetition, since you've probably already read twenty of [...]