OOOOOOHHHH the internet, you really are fabulous you know that right? I mean how else can a nerdy lifecaster go to bed one night with a solid but still niche following, and then wake up the next morning becoming the entire auto industry's poster child for the word "slut."
Hold on ... here's the song that goes with the post ...
So, there have been a lot more of you since the article on Jalopnik, and since you're new - I'd like to introduce myself.
Hi friends. I'm @JenFriel. I built this site with my bare hands two and a half years ago and live my life as a lifecaster and corporate sponsored minimalist broadcasting all of my adventures in social media and on this loverly website (which btw has over 75 writers).
Yes, Jalopnik and other auto outlets expressed concern at a "sex blogger" documenting a review of a new Dodge vehicle - but my sexual escapades are only the tip of the iceberg. The fact that so many of the male journalists are choosing to focus solely on my sexual character speaks more to their mysogynist nature than anything else.
Posting about my sex life has less to do with titillation or sensationalism and more of an empowerment to women and their bodies. I'm 27 years old and speak candidly about my friends and my experiences. I've crashed the 2010 Grammys, danced on stage with Prince, flew cross country with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, was a winner on the Price is Right, a model on Deal or No Deal, I've gone out on over 103 dates in 9 months writing a thesis on the organic root of attraction, and on January 26th of this year I even took a brick to my head while walking to a comic book shop.
I lead a very very very different life. The different life experiences however make me relatable to a SHIT TON of people, and the site's popularity has obviously grown because of it. Yes, last year I spoke very candidly about my sex life, and this year I've been seeing a Shaman and have addressed a lot of my own personal issues. (I'm actually even dating my first love again - so nah ne nah ne poopy!) This website isn't a digital representation of my vagina but rather a fun and creative outlet for me to explore while at the same time telling others they too can be free and transparent and really own their shit; it's attraction not promotion.
FYI: 20 somethings not in relationships have fuck buddies. Period end of sentence. And did you read my thesis on the 103 dates in 9 months? I had 11 second dates, 6 guys I slept with and 4 that I wanted more from. 6 guys ... I slept with SIX guys in 9 months. Really? This makes me "slutty?" Cool, I will take that auto industry. I'll genuinely take anything you throw at me because this is what I do ... I get pushed down, and I get right back up and fight back.
I TOOK A BRICK TO MY HEAD AND NOT ONLY LIVED TO TELL THE STORY AND TESTIFY, BUT I PERFORMED IN OUR FIRST LIVE STAGE SHOW IN HOLLYWOOD LESS THAN 24 HOURS LATER WITH A CONCUSSION AND FOUR STAPLES IN MY HEAD!!!
Call me anything that you want, but the last thing that I want is for other women out there who are ALSO expressing themselves and their sexuality to be beaten down and go back into hiding out of fear of being attacked. It's bullshit, man! If Chrysler sent Tucker Max instead of myself, do you guys think anyone would REALLY have batted an eye? The kid is nuts and just as open sexually yet he gets glorified in a movie (albeit a bad one) while women are slut shamed until they are forced into a submission.
It's lame, man and something that I will ABSOLUTELY make it a mission to change.
It's 2012!!! Can we move past some of these things already? Women have sex. Period end of sentence. Women enjoy sex. Period end of sentence. There is ABSOLUTELY no shame in either. Period end of sentence.
You ladies rock on wit yo' sexual selves and please do not think that any of this press will change anything about this brand or anything about me. I find an enormous amount of freedom in being so transparent. Why don't some of you get out from behind your computers and give it a try sometime?
What ... you're too scared?
Look who's the girl now, bitch.