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Welcome to Stuff Mom Never Told You

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, Molly and I are starting a brand new blog called -- you guessed it -- Stuff Mom Never Told You. And whaddya know, it's the exact same name as the podcast that Ms. Edmonds and I record together as well.

In this episode, Molly and Cristen explore the Japanese subculture of "moe," which entails men forming romantic attachments to 2-D characters, and discuss how these "relationships" may be contributing to a drop in condom sales in Japan.

Molly and Cristen examine the stereotype that women love to shop and discuss what constitutes a "shopaholic" in this episode.

Munchausen syndrome is a severe type of factitious disorder, and the victims of this affliction purposely exaggerate or cause health problems. Learn more about this syndrome -- and how some sufferers may injure their children -- in this podcast.

In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss arranged marriage, from its ancient origins in India to pros and cons of the practice.

Should I bank my baby's cord blood?

Like placenta, the blood contained in the umbilical cord isn't always considered a waste product of birth. In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss why some people choose to save their baby's cord blood -- and where they store it.

What's the scoop on lady poop?

We all poop, but we're often reluctant to discuss (and sometimes perform) this natural act -- especially women. Molly and Cristen give you the scoop on lady poop -- from poop "showdowns" to irritable bowel syndrome -- in this episode.

Molly and Cristen discuss what studies suggest about body language and initial attraction (and even test out some of the behaviors themselves) in this episode.

In this episode, Molly and Cristen demystify the SPF numbers found on sunscreen bottles.

Cristen and Molly discuss the issue of diversity in ballet, past and present -- and the origins of the art form -- in this episode of Stuff Mom Never Told You.

The popular Miss America pageant has experienced a significant drop in viewership in recent years. Molly and Cristen discuss the history, controversies, practices and relevance of the pageant in this episode.

In this episode, Molly and Cristen define and discuss the differences between well-established eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia and disordered eating patterns that aren't yet classified as a specific eating disorder.

Mail-order brides may seem like a quaint and old-fashioned concept, but international marriage brokering is big business today. Molly and Cristen explore the topic of mail-order brides from multiple angles in this episode.

Molly and Cristen break down the science behind orgasms -- and discuss theories about why women have them -- in this episode.

Inspired by the upcoming Oscars, Cristen and Molly discuss female directors in this episode.

In this episode of Stuff Mom Never Told You, Molly and Cristen take a closer look at the burqa, a conceiling body garment worn by Muslim women, and the controversy surrounding it.

Both genders can be bullies, but their methods tend to be different. Learn more about female bullying, from the schoolyard to the workplace, in this episode of Stuff Mom Never Told You.

There's a prevalent belief that children need both a father and a mother for healthy development, but a recent study suggests otherwise. Learn more about parenting and gender in this episode of Stuff Mom Never Told You.

Can you get pregnant on your period?

In this episode, Molly and Cristen dispel the common myth that women can't get pregnant while on their periods and discuss other misconceptions that women have about getting pregnant.

Molly and Cristen discuss the history of women and the Olympics, from their early exclusion to their nearly equal presence in the upcoming games, in this episode of Stuff Mom Never Told You.