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- Half of Australians buy sex toys
According to a recent survey, Australians would also like to try some "light" bondage. And for those under 45 years old, most have bought a sex film
- Gay kissing ban to be scrapped
Britain is to repeal the offence of gross indecency, the crime which imprisoned Oscar Wilde. However the law will remain in Scotland. >> Well bugger me
- Virginity tests for boys in South Africa
According to one of the female tester, volunteering boys also have a hymen in the form of white lacy skin on the foreskin; if the foreskin is sore and hard to move, they are still a virgin. [more] >> Sounds like most mens' fantasy!
- Thai Prime Minister bans masturbation tips
The PM has banned a sex education guide which gives tips on what it euphemistically calls 'flying a kite' and 'hooking fish'. [more]
- Whatever turns you on
Dr. Michael J. Bader's new book, Arousal: The Secret Logic of Sexual Fantasies, tries to explain why some people are drawn to latex, others to sneezing, and some to cowboy hats. Salon's Amy Standen reviews.
- Orgasmic auras found in the brain
A woman's seizures has lead scientist to believe that orgasms are experienced in the right-side of the brain.
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30 January 2002
29 January 2002
- Worlds biggest vulva displayed on Nob Hill
A 12-by-9-foot sculpture of the female form, that won the prize for best float at the San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade, is to be put on display at the Masonic Auditorium. Other displays include a neon vagina and ball of bras.
- Child porn conviction overturned
A 40-year-old art student who photographed a 15-year-old girl with her breasts exposed, had his conviction of "posing a child in the nude" overturned. The Supreme Judicial Court said the student "had no lascivious intent" and the photos were "neither obscene nor pornographic". [more] >> Nudity is not the same as sex is not the same as porn.
- $8000 nude statue cover-up
The US Justice Department spent $8000 covering up two semi-nude art-deco figurines. The claim is that it was done for "TV aesthetics". >> $8000! Now that's obscene. [photo]
- Sex Secrets explores sexual issues
The new TV programme on the Life Network explores everything from scientific facts to social taboos. You'll learn the odds of pregnancy after unprotect sex... it's 33-to-1.
- UK Channel 5 to improve quality of sex TV
Criticised for its adult output, Channel 5 says that it broadcasts less adult programmes, but that it's important to make such programmes well.
- An artificial vagina called "Fleshlight"
Fleshlight is supposed to be the ultimate in synthetic sex toys. Nerve's Joe Maynard was picked to test drive it.
28 January 2002
- Porn star banned from volleyball sponsorship
Italian volleyball team Palermo will not be allowed to have porn actress Eva Henge sponsor them in an upcoming game. The volleyball league felt it was not ethically moral, and could affect the image of the sport. >> I bet a beer company would've be fine, alcohol only kills hundred of people every day.
- Average Scot looses virginity at 16
According to the survey in the Sunday Mail, the average man looses it at 16, women a year later. Men still consider many partners a status symbol, but women easy. >> Which shows that the guys are either more enthusiastic, or better liars!
- "Wholesome" TV presenter visits brothel
Kids TV presenter Jamie Theakston was blackmailed, and eventually admitted a £40 drunken visit to a "club" in Mayfield and a "bondage dungeon". >> Would there have been a misunderstanding if brothels were legal?
- Our favourite words for our 'naughty bit'
There are lots of words for our genital, from the anatomical to the crude, from saucy to the erotic. Do you know your "velvet taco" from your "beef syringe"?
- Beware of peeping Toms disguised as plants!
Malaysian police have warned couple to be on the look-out for plants with night-vision binoculars. Creative voyeurs have fallen out of trees.
- Sonnets celebrate the sensuality of sex
John Boase's new book Erotic Muse: Sonnets About Sex features 720 individually crafted sonnets on the world's favourite subject, sex. And they're written in everyday language.
27 January 2002
- Model panics over nude photo exhibition
Alexandra Beller "felt out of control" about large nude photos of herself appearing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, taken by photographer Irving Penn.
- "Pink Viagra" designed for women
Pfizer, the company that makes Viagra, is working towards the launch of a version of the pill for women. The results of trials is expected next month.
26 January 2002
25 January 2002
- My assignment to a naturist resort in Crete
The travel editor asked Mike Gerrard to visit a nudist camp. One of his concerns was whether one publicly rubs sun-tan cream into their willy?
- People suffers sexual problems in silence
A new report from Which? magazine suggests that people are to embarrassed to go to the doctor if they find a lump in a breast or testicle.
- Horny haggis to spice up couples
The Romantic Scotland haggis is being launched just in time for Valentine's Day. Flavours include the Hot'n'Horny Devil Haggis made with chilli and Cajun peppers, and Heavenly Haggis with apricots, figs and pine nuts.
24 January 2002
- Swapping email sex stories is fine
...according to a third of Australians in a new study performed by SurfControl. Men said they get more pornographic images.
- Korea to start new adult channel
Aimed at those over 19, On Media will start its "Erotic Island" channel from 11pm to 5am, broadcasting local and foreign adults films, including those from the Playboy channel.
- Breasts helped actor's confidence grow
Since going topless in Swordfish, Halle Berry says that she never knew that her breasts had so much power. She'd been taught that nudity is wrong, and going topless had help her grow as a woman.
- The sex secrets of the Welsh revealed
The new series to be broadcast on Wales' forth channel will reveal how many have had sex in a car, and does size matter to women in differnt parts of the country.
- Kate Winslett goes nude in Iris
The biopic about the novelist Iris Murdoch, recalls that she loved to swim naked, and Kate Winslett plays the part.
- Naked roadside bathers stop traffic
Two strippers hired to take a bath naked beside a road, brought the traffic to a standstill, until 5 police cars arrived arrested them. They had to pay an "admission of guilt" fine.
23 January 2002
- Man bequeaths his penis to museum
The Icelandic Phallological Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland, has been officially offered the penis and scrotum of a retired explorer, Péll Arason. And here's the letter to prove it! [Museum Web site]
- Sex after children is worse
According to a new survey from Mumsnet, almost 2/3rds of people find sex worse after having kids. And almost 2/3rds cite the main reason for not having sex as "Exhaustion or tiredness". Full survey results at here.
- Sex scandal politician an Internet hit
Searches for "Chu Mei-feng" on Lycos have increased 15-fold since being caught on film having sex with her married lover. A local tabloid gave away CDs of the event.
- Polyamory can be liberating but anxious
Relationships that allow multiple partners are fraught with both emotional and physical concerns, from jealousy to STDs. One woman questions her open relationship.
- Son locked-up parents to have sex
A man in Rome was arrested for locking-up his parents for the three hours, so that he could be intimate with his girlfriend. The fire-brigade were called to rescue the parents.
- Pfizer looses patent on the use of Viagra
Pfizer still keeps the patent on the active ingredients, but can't patent its use for the treatment of impotence since it was apparently based on knowledge already in the public domain.
22 January 2002
- Women's tennis attire is pants
Apparently spectators are complaining over women tennis player's skimpy knickers, after Kylie Minogue first played in some, followed by players such as Anna Kournikova and Venus Williams.
- Porn star sponsored volleyball team
Hungarian porn star Eva Henger has sponsored the Italian volleyball team, Palermo in their next match. In return the players will publicize her web site.
- Sex shop sales festive increase
Adult sex shop Ann Summers enjoyed an increase in sales over the holiday season. Chief Executive Jacqueline Gold put it down to the Brits insatiable desire for sex. [more]
- Opera Don Giovanni has lots of sex
In this updated version in Hannova, the betrothed fondles Donna Anna's breasts, fumbles under her skirt, and then pulls off her underpants. Some audiences do not approve [photo]
- TV programme features designer vaginas
Channel 4's documentary highlights a new trend in genital plastic surgery, for women who are unhappy with their vaginas and labia, for a variety of cosmetic and dysfunction reasons.
- Nude daughters worry their mums
Daughters who sleep naked can worry their mothers who sometimes think "the worse". >> Of course all children can sleep soundly knowing that their parents never do it!
- Did Matthew Perry get Liz Hurley pregnant?
The latest rumours doing the rounds is that Matthew Perry had sex with Liz Hurley, just before he went into rehab... and forgot.
- The sex clubs of Scotland
David Stevenson's new book, "The Beggar's Benison: Sex Clubs of Enlightenment Scotland and Their Rituals", is a history of the clubs that featured masturbation and pornography.
- Virgin gives head of adult services a post
Virgin Mobile will become the first UK mobile phone operator to create a post for managing adult services. Their first service will be a messaging-based flirting service. Other such services already exist.
- Annie Sprinkle contributes porn films
She is one of the artists featured at the Peepshow 28 exhibition, providing a collection of 8mm porn films from the 1950s to the 1980s, Annie is currently working towards her PhD.
- Erotic Pompeii frescos open to the public
Recently discovered scenes of "lively sexual activity" have opened to groups of about 20 people, and are expected to become a popular tourist attraction.
- Sex workers warned of occupational hazards
A new safety guide for sex workers offers guidelines such as being weary of loose bed frames, and wrist injuries from too much massaging. Sexually transmitted diseases is the main concern.
- Do you do it sexually or sensually?
Apparently 'sexualists' are into sex and 'sensualists' are into eroticism. One of them does stuff with their fluids... and you can easily tell which category people fall into. >> What are you?
- The worst sex scenes in Canadian literature
The task was to find the worst written, cliché-ridden, and metaphorically mangled passages of all time. They succeeded.
- "Blue balls" can be dangerous
There is actually an element of truth to this age-old "myth". But do you know whether men peak at 18-years-old, women in their 30s? Or whether you can get pregnant after douching with Coke?
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