• 03.16.13
    Larry’s Penile implant bizarre, News | Comments Off
    Hustler publisher Larry Flynt recently revealed that he is still sexually active at 70 years old thanks to a penile implant. “There’s a little reservoir in the bottom part of your stomach, and you trigger it with a button inside your testicles that doesn’t show. Nothing shows,” Flynt explained. Penile implants have become increasingly popular in the last few years. Drugs like Viagra can be of no use to men who have suffered chronic diseases or nerve damage.
  • 03.14.13
    Sex ED for kids A Softer World, News, sex and health, sex laws | Comments Off
    Chicago is set to introduce a new sex education programme for all schools, including pre-schools. The policy from the Chicago Board of Education makes it mandatory that sex education be given in all grades. The youngest children will learn about anatomy, reproduction, healthy relationships and personal safety. For the first time in Chicago, sex education will also cover sexual orientation and gender identity. It is hoped this will increase awareness, promote tolerance and prevent bullying, said the school board.
  • 02.28.13
    Underpants please! News, Random | Comments Off
    Residents in the Japanese town of Okuizumom are requesting changes to the town’s replica statues of the Venus de Milo and Michelangelo’s David – they want them to be given knickers! Residents are worried the statues will frighten children. Town official Yoji Morinaga commented, “They are statues of unclothed humans, and such pieces of art work are very rare in our area. Some people apparently said the statues might not be good for their children.”
  • 02.28.13
    Should we reclaim the word cunt? News, opinions | Comments Off
    This week, the satirical news site The Onion found itself in hot water over a tweet in which it referred to the nine-year old actress Quvenzhané Wallis as “kind of a cunt, right?” The whole point of the joke was, of course, that little Quvenzhané is all kinds of adorable and therefore anything but. Many people took exception to it, and it’s not that hard to see why. By and large, cunt is regarded as the most offensive insult you can term a woman. It was not always so. In the 13th century it was a standard anatomical term, and interchangeable with ...
  • 11.27.12
    DONATE A FREE CONDOM FOR WORLD AIDS DAY condoms, News, sex and health | Comments Off
    World Aid’s Day take place on 1 December and in the lead up to it Durex are donating one free condom for everyone who gets involved on Facebook or Twitter. To donate a condom to help stop the spread of HIV/Aids, log on to Facebook and share the Durex World Aids Day image or video (available on or use he Twitter hash tag #1share1condom. Your donated condom will be sent to the Dublin Aids Alliance, which does great work in sexual health education and combating HIV?transmission. The campaign runs until 1 December.
  • 10.17.12
    STATS FROM NATIONAL CONDOM WEEK condoms, News, random surveys, safe sex | Comments Off
    Wow, I have been banging on for years about the importance of sex education and it seems I am talking to a brick wall. Results from Durex's survey for National Condom Week reveal that just over half of Irish 18-year-olds will leave secondary school with any formal sexual health education at all. A third of all Irish people have received none. So where are we learning about sex? 41 percent say their friends and peers enlightened them, 35 percent read up on the subject in books, 31 percent look to magazines and 27 per cent get it from television. No porn? I ...
  • 08.08.12
    Free lube! News | Comments Off
    Durex Ireland giving away 10,000 free samples of their Play lube. Nice! To get yours log on to Durex Ireland’s Facebook page fill in a quick survey and they'll send a sample to you. You will find it here. You do have to be over 18 and living in Ireland though...
  • 07.23.12
    Irish do well in latest Durex Sex Survey News, random surveys | Comments Off
    Ah, I love a good survey... Every year the Durex Sexual Wellbeing Global Survey tries to give a snapshot of sexual attitudes and behaviours around the world. The 2012 survey had some interesting stats on the Irish and it is mostly good news: Two thirds of Irish couples have sex at least once a week - that's more than the Japanese (27%), Aussies (62%) and the Swiss (62%). We spend an average of 17 minutes on foreplay - that's the global average, which means we're not slacking but not exactly putting in extra effort either. Room for improvement I think... We also spend ...
  • 07.11.12
    Bliss Festival: Sexual Pleasure in Louth! better sex, News | Comments Off
    After a successful festival earlier this year, the folks behind Bliss are back with a new weekend dedicated to sexual pleasure. The workshops cover a wide variety of topics, from tantra to BDSM, which should mean there is something for everyone. The festival takes place over the 4th and 5th of August in Drogheda.This may seem like an odd choice but then again, Drogheda is the town that spawned me... You can read all the details at here.
  • 06.20.12
    Ladies, your vagina is offensive! evil trends, News | Comments Off
    Did you know that the vagina is offensive? Even the word itself is so offensive it can't be used it the context of a debate on abortion. That's according to Republicans in Michigan. After using the word, Lisa Brown, a Democratic state representative, has been refused leave to speak as punishment for using the word. Brown, a mother of three, concluded her speech against an anti-abortion bill by saying: "Mr Speaker, I'm flattered that you're all so interested in my vagina, but 'no' means 'no'." Representative Mike Callton reckons: "What she said was offensive. It was so offensive I don't even ...