8 Stories We Didn't Write About, But That You Might Want to Comment on, Including How Spiders Have Better Sex Than You

Spider sex! Teen purity pledge sex! Calorie-incumbent sex! Sexism!
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If there is a better way to celebrate Mother's Day than with a plethora of sex-related news stories, I don't know what it is. And so, we present to you eight pieces of news that occurred this week that we didn't write about, but that you might want to comment on.

In the latest chapter of Penn State's most infamous sex scandal, more victims have come forward to accuse Jerry Sandusky of sexually abusing them. [Philly]

Madonna took to Instagram to respond to "ageist and sexist" critics of her Met Gala Givenchy ensemble. [EW]

Spiders not only enjoy oral sex, but the Madagascan Darwin’s Bark Spider's regular sexual encounter includes forcing males "to engage in oral sex up to 100 times during copulation." [NY Mag]

Here are seven science-backed methods to wake up in the morning without drinking coffee. [LifeHacker]

A new study posits that cutting a very specific amount of calories can lead to better mood, sleep, and sex. [CNN]

There's a new PAC in town (run by two white guys) dedicated to getting non-white guys to run for office. [The Slot]

Surprising nobody, new data shows that teens engaged in purity pledges are more likely to end up pregnant than teens who treat sex like an activity and not a damning sin. [The Atlantic]

Chloe Moretz has (still more) things to say about how she was unfairly shamed after body-shaming Kim Kardashian. [Celebitchy]

Whether you feel indignant, dejected, disappointed, or impressed (with these eight stories or anything else in your life), your thoughts on these stories are appreciated, important, and one of the best parts of the majority of my Sundays.