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  • 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 www.facebook.com/durex.ireland) 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 ...
  • 05.22.12
    Books News | Comments Off
    In 2006, midway through George W. Bush’s second term, the sex therapist and author Marty Klein published America’s War On Sex: The Attack On Law, Lust & Liberty. This year Klein has updated the book arguing that the assault on sexual freedom and reproductive rights has only increased during Obama’s presidency, with restrictive attitudes becoming increasingly mainstream. Klein argues that the religious right has “become stronger, smarter, richer, and more aggressive with regard to sexuality”; that homophobia and attacks on the LGBT community are more widespread; and that the undermining of reproductive rights is on the increase. The new edition ...
  • 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 ...