Monthly Archives: June 2010

Noisy sex is illegal!

A couple of years back a British woman was given an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) banning her from for disturbing her neighbours with her loud and enthusiastic enjoyment of sex. According to the ASBO Caroline Cartwright (49) was banned from “shouting, screaming or vocalisation” during sex.

Of course if sex is good it not really possible to be aware of exactly how loud you are. Cartwright has been back in court for breaching her ASBO after a neighbour called the police complaining that she had been shouting and screaming for 10 minutes during sex on the morning of March 14 this year.

Cartwright pleaded guilty and was given a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and a one-year supervision order.

I think moving elsewhere may be the answer…

Sex Irish style

The results of the 2010 Durex Sex Survey are in and as always, the study reveals some interesting and downright surprising information about Irish sex lives.

For one thing Dublin’s cosmopolitan urbanites might think they are pretty sophisticated but our country cousins are more likely to engage in a threesome. 23.4% of rural dwellers have had group sex compared to 21.8% of Dubliners. Okay, that’s not a huge difference, but still! Continue reading

The Sports Sex Connection

It wasn’t the happiest of occasions – we were sitting in the pub watching South Africa get thrashed by Uruguay. My passport may be Irish, but having spent my formative years in SA I support Bafana Bafana (not to mention the Boks and the Proteas). As the crowds thinned out quickly after a disastrous game from the World Cup hosts I realised something: this was the first time I’d been in this particular establishment and had not gotten hit on by a random sports fan.

Hold on a moment before you call me vain. I’m not. I never believed that this had anything to do with my personal attractions. Rather, I had always assumed that it was because in sports bars men tend to outnumber women by about five to one, and for the most part, these men have been drinking beer and lots of it too. Under such circumstances a woman with boils, an eye patch and pungent body odour could probably take her pick.

Well, not this evening. The team hadn’t managed to score and neither had I. Not that I had been planning to, it was a week night after all.

I was pondering this when a friend directed me to a study conducted by the University of Utah. The boffins had posited that since committed fans tend to strongly identify with their team (“We won!”), spectators might experience a physiological reaction depending on the outcome of a game.

Turns out the boffins were correct. They found that male fans experience about a twenty percent increase in testosterone if their team wins and a similar decrease if their boyos lose.

That certainly was one explanation. Being a bar dedicated to the glories of the southern hemisphere, the Uruguay supporters left almost immediately; and having lost quite comprehensively, the South African fans had headed home with their vuvuzelas between their legs.

Probably more pertinent was the fact that I was in the pub with my brother and a friend, and seeing as they are both big and beardy and thus likely to scare off potential suitors, flirting conditions were hardly optimal.

Anyway, blah blah blah… what I want to know is:

1. If you are a woman, have you also noticed that sports bars can be a hotbed of sexual intrigue?
2. If you are a man, do you feel more in the mood for sex if your team has won?

Children of Lesbian Parents Do Better than Others

Amid all the moral outrage been spewed about the idea of same-sex marriage in this country is the idea that kids need a parent of either sex. In an ideal world, children would have two parents, because raising a child by yourself is hard work, emotionally and financially. Study after study has found that children raised by same-sex parents do just as well as others, and new findings from America suggest that children who have lesbian parents do even better than their peers. Read the article here.