Bustle Newsletter: August 4, 2022

On Kim K's transformation from sex object to sexual being, the ironic bag that's all over TikTok, and more.

by Stephanie Talmadge
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 12: Kim Kardashian with her kids North and Chicago West seen leaving the ...
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Kim K *Really* Wants You To Know She's Having Sex

Long before she wore (and maybe ruined? Did we ever get clarity on that?) Marilyn’s dress, Kim Kardashian has been considered the sex symbol of our era. From the uptick in BBLs and the rise of Instagram face to her ability to sell literally anything she puts on her body, her impact on what people want to look like is undeniable. But in terms of her actual sex life? Historically, she’s been unusually tight-lipped for someone whose entire adult life has been about sharing. But post-divorce and heading into her 40s, it seems like she’s moving into a new era — and a very horny one at that. Speaking of which, who’s up for ice cream from Thrifty? Read More

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The $35 L.L. Bean Tote Bag You Wore In Middle School Is TikTok's Hottest Accessory

Itty-bitty micro bags, you had your day in the sun. Now we’re doing… an ironic take on a giant coastal grandma tote bag? Can’t say I understand how we got here but I’m not mad either. Read More

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