Madeline Haller

Madeline Haller

Madeline Haller is an Assistant Editor for MensHealth.com. Haller received her bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University, with a second concentration in gender studies. When she's not writing for MSP/MH, you can find her running, enjoying a cup of coffee, or searching for the perfect shade of red lipstick.

Recent posts

Should We Be Anti-Underwear?

Recently I read quite the eyeopener on Jezebel. This article basically called out Victoria’s Secret for buying their cotton from a supplier whose labor is primarily conducted by 12 and 13 year old children. And it’s not as if this was some random, one time mistake, the article stated that VS “usually buys up the entire fair trade and organic-certified cotton crop (which is apparently located in Burkina Faso) to make the lingerie it sells in the West.” [Check out the rest of the details in the original piece.]

Children… Seriously? Am I the only one extremely taken back my this? Continue Reading →

Sex Toys: The Perfect Stocking Stuffer

The holidays are upon us, and if you’re like me and put off buying gifts until the very last minute – the fact that Christmas is less than a week away may be stressing you out a bit. But fret no more MSP’ers, because I’ve got the perfect solution for your stocking stuffer dilemma:
SEX TOYS. Now obviously if you’re buying gifts for your grandmother, or perhaps – your boss, this will likely NOT be a good gift route to take (even if your grandmother is sex toy positive, she may not want to get one from you, her grandchild). But if you’re looking for an item to give your partner, sex toys are where it’s at. Plus, gift giving is the perfect opportunity for introducing sex toys to the relationship (no matter what holiday you celebrate!). Continue Reading →

Leaked: Lohan’s Playboy Cover

Quick poll:I’d love to know who is/is not in favor of Lindsay Lohan’s Playboy cover. Online Screen Grab
Apparently the Lohan-cover debut was suppose to be next week, yet somehow the shot was leaked to the web nearly a week early. Typically I am not one to jump aboard the Lohan gossip train, but when I overheard people classifying her as “the modern day Darine Stern” – I simply had to put my foot down. Yes, back in the day when she was healthy (and preferably not a blond), I could definitely see how Lohan could be considered a knockout. But to put her (especially her in present day) in the same category as Darine Stern, the first African-American model to ever grace the front of the magazine, that just seems crazy. Continue Reading →

James Deen: The Boy-Next-Door Of Porn

I recently had the pleasure of reading a rather intriguing feature on male porn star, James Deen. And honestly, I liked the text so much that I literally felt obligated to share it here on MSP. So who exactly is James Deen? Well according to the feature, James Deen “is 5’8″ and 150 pounds. He has wavy brown hair, bright blue eyes, and day-old stubble. He tweets about bacon, hot girls, and his difficulty finding time to shower. Continue Reading →

Genitals In The Wild: Bone Appetit

Dinner at a phallic (looking) table? Yes please. Although I’m not entirely sure why so many of my ‘genitals in the wild’ posts are predominantly phallic-based, I just had to snap a photo of this lovely table setting. Yet I suppose what amuses me the most is — the family had no idea I was merely taking the photo to share later on MSP. [Back story: About a month ago, I was in England meeting a large portion of my fiance's family; and rather than explaining I was snapping the picture on my cell for a sex-ed blog, I simply skipped the details and snapped away.]

Bone appetit [...punny stuff, right?]. Continue Reading →

Tie The Knot: Marathon Style

In light of all the wasted coverage on Kim Kardashian’s pathetic attempt at marriage — I thought it may be beneficial to report on an actual, inspirational wedding (you know, one that isn’t for publicity/lasts longer than 70-something days). This past Sunday, during the New York City marathon, a couple from Texas tied the knot (while running) at mile 22 of the 26.2 mile race. The couple (Mary Martin and Raymond Donaldson) apparently met running; therefore – according to the bride - a ceremony during the race only seemed fitting. The two found a minister, one who just so happens to be a triathlete, to run the race with them in order to serve as the couples’ officiant. [Check out the video here!] Thus at mile 22, as the couples’ friends and family watched from the sidelines, the two exchanged rings and ran off to live happily ever after (literately…they had to run off together, there were still about 4 miles left of the race!). Continue Reading →

No Shave November

Hey guys, looking to show your support for prostate cancer? Well it may be easier to raise awareness than you think; in fact your solution may be right under your nose (literally). Say hello to MOVEMBER (mustache + November = MOVEMBER): the month in which men grow out their mustaches in order to raise awareness for prostate cancer. [Not a fan of the mustache? No worries, you can participate in ‘no shave November’ by growing out your beard. Continue Reading →

Sex Toy Day: THIS THURSDAY!

Attention ladies, start your engines–your computer engines that is. Thursday is MyPleasure’s second annual ’Sex Toy Day’ and this year the wonderful folks at MyPleasure.com are giving away 30 Royal Butterfly Dual Action vibrators! Therefore, make sure you’re by your computer that morning so you can visit their website to get the link for your chance to win! Also, just a heads up from those in charge of the event: if traffic crashes the site make sure you’re following (them) on Twitter and Facebook so you can still get the link. And yes, last year the site really did crash. Continue Reading →

The Quest for Larger Breasts: Breast Slapping

Slapping her breasts in the bedroom – some consider it sexy; others consider it the new and upcoming way to enlarge breasts. And when I say some, I am more or less referring to a select few women in Thailand who have developed a new (and rather intriguing) method for breast enlargement. I stumbled upon this article last week and the piece featured Khemmikka Na Songkhla’s family method, which (apparently) naturally enhances the breasts by “shuffling fat from one area of the body to another”. Songkhla learned this beauty technique from her grandmother and claims that the technique can “add up to two inches” to her clients’ bust. Now clearly I’ll leave it up to you to decide on whether or not this treatment sounds legitimate; but might I add Songkhla’s rare techniques have been recognized by the Thai government. Continue Reading →