Yesterday I wrote a post detailing a phenomenon that remains a mystery to most doctors. Over the years, many women have complained of a phantom cramping pain that begins about 10 minutes after they engage in sexual intercourse or oral sex. The cramps increase in intensity to the point where some women are immobilized with pain.

Yesterday I wasn't clear in pointing out that the cramps are usually brought on by the female orgasm - not the physical act of having sex itself. When a female has an orgasm it produces the same minor uterine contractions as women in labor. Most women don't notice the contractions at all after they have an orgasm.

After I published my post on post coital cramps yesterday, I received a handful of emails from loyal readers who experienced pain during sex due to a medical condition called endometriosis. Women who are diagnosed with endometriosis usually experience sharp pain during and after sex.

This is different from the post coital muscle cramps in the lower abdomen that otherwise healthy women have complained about for years.

For most women who experience post coital (after sex) cramping, there is no known cause or cure.

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Let's face it, Usher hasn't exactly drawn rave reviews for his acting. But if Usher ever fails at his music career he might have a future as a comedian.

Okay, I know this is one too many Usher posts, but his CD dropped yesterday and, well, he'll disappear from public view once the album bombs. So it all balances out in the long run.

Anyway, Ush made a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live last week. But his comedy skit was cut because he misread the cue cards. In the skit, Usher gushed about his love for women much older than his 39-year-old wife Tameka. A video clip of that skit finally found its way to the Internets. I totally enjoyed this video. I laughed out loud more than a few times at his attempts at humor. I thought Usher was really funny - and cute..... did I say that? :lol:

Mariah Carey made a fool out of herself in Tokyo Japan when she threw the first pitch at a game and bounced the baseball off her own head. Okay, maybe not her own head - but her wild pitch went over the plate and into the small crowd that assembled to watch her sashay around the mound. The team mascot, not knowing who Mariah was, kicked her off the field. I'm kidding of course. Mariah was a good sport and the Japanese loved her.

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Designer Christian Audigier isn't exactly a household name, but his name was enough to draw the biggest stars in showbiz to his 50th birthday party at the infamous Peterson Automotive Museum in LA last week. Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Macy Gray, Snoop Dogg, Mickey Rourke, Fergie, Pamela Anderson, and more were in the house. If this were 5 years ago, Michael's attendance would have shut down Miracle Mile in LA. But nowadays, nobody cares. Most of you will recall it was at the Peterson Automotive Museum where The Notorious B.I.G. attended his last bash before being killed in a drive-by shooting in 1997.

Usher posed with industry veteran Mark Pitts (Zomba Label Group) at his album release party. Michelle Williams, Gayle King and Busta Rhymes were the only celebs to hit Usher's album release party at Norwood in NYC last night after the "Sex in the City" Premiere. I guess nobody cared. I believe Usher borrowed his outfit from one of his stepsons.


Lil' Kim still looks blissfully disoriented as usual, but at least she's color coordinated.

I had no clue Sarah Jessica Parker was that tiny! Jennifer Hudson finally found the time to attend a "Sex in the City: The Movie" Premiere after missing the first 3 or 4 premieres. This one was at the Radio City Music Hall in NYC last night.

Mary J Blige and her faithful hubby Kendu Isaac also attended the 'City' premiere last night. Black love is sooo beautiful! Love the Chanel clutch and dress. Chanel must have had a fire sale because everyone is Hollywood is wearing the line.

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According to pre-sales estimates, Usher's 5th studio effort Here I Stand - which dropped yesterday - will be the biggest debut album of the year with 575K in 1st week sales. On the strength of his solid #1 hit "Love in This Club", Usher soundly trounces Mariah's E=MC2 which previously held the top seller title with 475k sold the first week out.

Most of us missed the boat on this one with predictions as low as 80-150k in first week sales. I'm sure Usher is somewhere laughing.

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Usher appeared on MTV's TRL show today. Just after passing out about a hundred CDs to the studio audience (which most likely counts toward his overall CD sales), Usher went into a rant about people talking about his wife (again).

This is sooo tiring and bizarre. Does Usher have a PR company? This is the time to promote his new album which is about to do horrible numbers, in part, because of this obsession he has with people talking about his wife.

Usher acts like he's brand new to the music biz. He's lost most of his fan base with his unpredictable bitch-like behavior.

It's not a good look for a male entertainer to continuously show his feminine side unless he's on the verge of coming out. We already know his wife wears the pants in the relationship. Usher should make an effort to hold on to the last shred of dignity that he has left.

Martin Luther King's first grandchild was born in an Atlanta hospital on Sunday. The girl, named Yolanda Renee King, is the daughter of Martin Luther King III and his wife, Arndrea Waters King, the family said in a statement.

The newborn weighed in at 7.5 pounds. Her birth comes two years and two days after her parents were married.

"We are excited about our precious gift from God and cannot express how fortunate we feel to have our beautiful baby girl. It is truly the happiest day of our lives. I know my parents are smiling down from heaven," the new father said in the statement released by Matlock Advertising and Public Relations, which works with the King family.

The baby was named after King's oldest daughter Yolanda who died last year. (Source)

Photo source: Willie Jacobs

Answer: a gay man! Despite his denials, it's obvious that Marcus Patrick grabs his ankles quicker than Karrine Stephens!

I've never seen a straight man drop it like it's hot and work that ass in a gay man's crib then turn around and claim to be hetero.

B. Scott has it all on video. Don't try to delude yourselves ladies: NO straight man would do this under ANY circumstances!

This is the dream home newlyweds Jay Z and Beyonce are having built in the leafy suburb of Scarsdale, NY. It's not as big or as fabulous as Mary J. Blige's spread, but it's definitely larger than the bachelor pad Jay Z shared with his man Larry Johnson.

According to TMZ.com. Construction work is still taking place on the 15,000sq-ft modern colonial-style home. Although the couple own property in Manhattan, this is the first property they will own jointly.