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  • 05.22.12
    Death by sex? lust, News | Comments Off
    In this issue’s column I’ve been noting that having sex with a stranger can be a dangerous undertaking at times. Generally the risk is thought to apply to women, but not all the time. A Munich nymphomaniac has been hospitalised in a psychiatric institution after police were called to rescue a man who fell into her clutches. After returning to her home and having sex with the unnamed woman repeatedly, the exhausted man asked to leave but she would not let him, eventually prompting him to call for assistance, telling police, “She is trying to kill me with sex.” When ...
  • 05.04.12
    Technology for the lonely bizarre, News | Comments Off
    The world is full of lonely people looking for sex, love and companionship. If you are craving human company, I am not sure technology is the answer but that hasn’t stopped the geeks from trying. Pillow Talk is a pillow (surprise, surprise!) that mimics a heartbeat to recreate the feeling of lying in bed next to another person. I can imagine that this may be comforting to the recently bereaved but I can’t think who would really get any joy from the app FakeGirlfriend. FakeGirlfriend allows men to create their own virtual girlfriend and receive computer generated text messages from ...
  • 05.04.12
    Jesus says: Bully gay kids News, sex laws | Comments Off
    The sheer lack of Christianity in America’s Christian right never fails to make my blood boil. Christian lobby groups like Focus on the Family and Concerned Women for America are opposing anti-bullying legislation. Why? Because they reckon it shouldn’t be illegal to bully young people who are gay. Focus on the Family claim the legislation to be ‘pro-gay’ and others have argued that bullying should be acceptable if it is based on “a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction.” Given that the bullying of gay teens has led to a number of suicides in the USA in recent years, ...
  • 05.04.12
    Ladies like spring sex News | Comments Off
    Uh oh! Men and women are seasonally incompatible. That’s according to Norwegian researchers, who have claimed that women are at the most sexually active and libidinous in the spring, while men prefer the autumn. The researchers have concluded that light and sun prompt women’s desire. However it appears that both sexes are less than excited about sex in December. Really? You could have fooled me! I like a man for all seasons!
  • 05.04.12
    Transgender Miss Universe? News | Comments Off
    Beauty pageants remind me of the Crufts dog show, but there is no doubting their popularity in some parts of the world, and a new rule-change could see them becoming more inclusive. The Miss Universe pageant has changed its rules to allow transgender women to participate. Jenna Talackova, the Miss Canada contestant, who underwent sex reassignment surgery four years ago, prompted the change. Talackov’s sex change initially meant that organisers in Canada had to disqualify her because formerly the rules demanded that all contestants be “naturally born” women.
  • 04.20.12
    BOOKS: Sex In Art: Pornography And Pleasure In The History Of Art News | Comments Off
    If you are interested in art, art history and erotica, Cassidy Hughes’ Sex In Art is the book for you. This is a detailed overview of erotic art from ancient to contemporary times. Hughes examined both Western and Eastern erotic art covering famous artists as well as chapters on erotic art from Greece, Rome and Egypt as well as China, Japan and India. The book is available at Amazon UK, with prices ranging from £25 upwards.
  • 04.20.12
    Better sex in Russia better sex, News | Comments Off
    Russians have happier sex lives. Well, sort of. A recent survey found that 20% of Russians are satisfied with their sex lives. Not a huge amount, but a whooping increase from 1999 when it was found that only 8% of people were happy between the sheets. But it is not all bad news – just 4% claimed to be displeased with sex, while 12% were indifferent to the whole malarkey.
  • 04.20.12
    More sex in China News | Comments Off
    China, generally seen as a sexually conservative nation, is becoming increasingly tolerant towards pre-marital sex. That’s according to a survey that found that more than 70% of Chinese people have had sex before marriage. This is a huge increase – a similar survey conducted in 1994 found that only 40% of the country had sex outside of marriage, while the 1989 figures reported that the number was just 15%. Sexologist Li Yinhe believes the increase reflects changing attitudes towards sex, with more people seeing sex as a source of pleasure instead of merely a means of reproduction.
  • 04.20.12
    Egypt to ban porn News, porn, sex laws | Comments Off
    Pornographic websites are to be banned in Egypt following a court ruling that adult material is immoral and that society should be protected from it. A similar ruling was given three years ago, prior to the ousting of Hosni Mubarak, but was not enforced. Human rights activists argue that the proposed ban is a violation of freedom of information, while internet specialists note that it is almost impossible to implement. A similar ruling was overturned by Tunisa’s highest court in March.
  • 04.19.12
    Crisis pregnancy, fornication and no action on X News, sex laws | Comments Off
    Our esteemed leaders have voted to reject legislation which would have permitted abortions to be carried out in Ireland under limited circumstances. During the X Case 20 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that abortion should be legal when a woman's life is threatened by continuing her pregnancy. 20 years on and our leaders have avoided actually legislating for this. The proposal to legislate for abortion under these limited circumstance was put forward by the Socialist Party TD Clare Daly, but it was roundly rejected by 111 votes to 20. Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil voted against the draft legislation. ...