How is our economy doing this holiday shopping season? Well, USA Today theorizes that we can tell by looking at the sales of just one product: the sexy push-up bra.
Retail analyst John Morris is putting the entire weight of our financial recovery on the shoulders of one little Victoria’s Secret product, the “Miraculous” bra, reasoning that if women are free to indulge and buy the high-priced boob-lifter for themselves, then they might have the means to splurge on other economy boosters. The bras are marketed with the tagline “Hello, Bombshell” at from $49.50 to $250, perhaps not the best choice for people who’ve been living on ramen noodles during the recession.
“The Bombshell bra has been selling out, and that's not because husbands are buying them for their wives,” Morris says. “It's the wives buying for themselves.” And apparently saving the economy, one bustier at a time.
An adult lifestyle show in London is going to the birds—literally—as the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has set up a booth recruiting new members.
Striptease artists, lingerie sellers, and porno folk were all in attendance at the UK’s Erotica 2010 exhibition, and the animal-rights group was birds of a feather with the crowd. Their recruitment booth featured burlesque dancers dressed up in feathery costumes as it pushed T-shirts with Great Tits and a Shag emblazoned on them.
Risqué slogans were also employed by RSPB, such as “Come and frolic in our wetlands,” and “If you're into birds come and join us.” Does that mean that a striptease artist in the hand is worth two in the bush?
Sex Blogger and DIY pornographer Furrygirl has been having a delightful time protesting the TSA airport security scanners—at the checkpoint at the Seattle airport, Furrygirl opted out of the scanner by stripping down to her see-through, sexy skivvies.
“Instead of being scared and humiliated like the TSA wants me to be, I'm going to try and enjoy this experience the best I can,” she says before she enters the screening area. “I'm just sorry the TSA doesn't work like a brothel, where you get to pick the one that's hottest.” Furrygirl, we’d have to agree.