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How Are We Really Having Sex?

Fri, 10/08/2010 - 09:42
Submitted by Betty and Carlin

Indiana University released their national sex survey - we had to review their findings. It seems that the clitoris still reigns supreme.

Vaccines, Monsanto, Coca-Cola, & The American Academy of Pediatrics: How Rachel Maddow, Bernie Sanders, and Trump Align.

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 13:39
Submitted by Eric Amaranth

First off, I'm not much of a Trump-lover. He just happens to be a part of this. I just read today's big news from the Organic Consumers' Association.

They announced the planned break in alliance between GMO and Roundup manufacturer Monsanto and The American Academy of Pediatrics. Please read the full article here.

I say planned because the break reportedly won't happen until the end of the year. I'm interested in seeing if that goes through or if the AAP and Monsanto are expecting people to forget all about this in their move on to the next celebrity news item. I'll keep you posted on that.

The Woman Who was the Hottentot Venus

Sat, 12/14/2013 - 11:50
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Saartjie Baartman was a woman of color who found herself in Europe performing as the "Hottentot Venus" in the early 1800's.  Audiences were entertained by her body and her infamous Hottentot Apron.  She had long dangling inner lips.

After her death, Saartjie’s genitals were preserved and placed on display at the Paris’ Musée de l’Homme until 1974. Finally in 2002, her remains were sent back to her homeland in South Africa. 

Your Penis is Trying to Tell You Something

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 15:29
Submitted by The ED Coach Pa...

I am often asked about my typical patient. Most people assume I am working with prostate cancer survivors or at least the elderly and aged. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The vast majority of men I work with are in their 30s, 40s and 50s. And a growing number of men are in their 20s.

So it came as no surprise to me when last month there were two studies released (one in Malaysia and one in the United States) that sexual dysfunction is rapidly on the rise in younger men. Even more alarming, is that these ages groups are less likely to seek help than older men. Presumably, embarrassment is the primary cause of that reluctance.

Pornography, Media Culture & the Proliferation of Fantasy

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 08:15
Submitted by Marisa Black

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has written and directed a new movie, Don Jon, in which he also stars. After premiering at Sundance in January 2013 and set for wide release in October 2013, the trailer came out last month. I'm excited to see what Joe does with the topics of porn, fantasy, relationships.

Such a Beautiful Moment

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 09:03
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I really needed to watch this video to believe in humanity again.

This Wednesday New Zealand's parliament passed its Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill in a 77-44 vote expanding the country's 2005 civil union regime into full-blown marriage equality...I don't know if it was planned but Parliament broke into song:

The Celebrity Vagina Paradox

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 10:14
Submitted by Anonymous

One of my few guilty pleasures (as in I actually feel pretty guilty about it) is celebrity gossip on the Internet. This is not a plug for this site, because I think it's disgusting* but I frequently read a blog called The Superficial. This blog is just about the rudest, most misogynistic piece of crap... and kind of funny sometimes. I just got addicted to it when I started desk jockeying and still can't stop myself from looking at it on an almost daily business, even now that I don't have a "real job."

Confessions of a Pharmaceutical Executive

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 14:50
Submitted by Betty Dodson

Another whistle blowing brave woman. I've been railing against the pharmaceutical industry for years online and when dealing with clients. Nearly all of the women I see who are struggling to have orgasms are on an anti-depressant. In clinical trails it has been proven that they are no more effective than a placebo or sugar pills.

Armageddon is Actually Aramaic Word for Global Orgasm

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 17:01
Submitted by Lawrence Lanoff

I was talking to my girlfriend about the end of the world. She’s visiting family across the country and I’m in LA. She said, if the Mayan’s really were right, that we would each start driving across the country and meet in the middle and kiss just before the world ends...

And then it hit me.

We have it all wrong, this whole anti-sex, Armageddon thing. If the world was really going to end (it’s not- it’s a metawhore) then we would race across the country, meet in the middle, and have hot, passionate, wild, screaming, (the world is ending peeps, c’mon) sex with total abandon. And as the world was ending, we would be cumming.

Hard.

Even in the Liberal State of California Sex Remains a Moral Flashpoint

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 11:34
Submitted by Lawrence Lanoff

There are a couple of amazing propositions that passed in California this Tuesday.

The first proposition requires condom use by adult film stars. Theoretically, it’s an awesome idea, and I’m all for it!

It offers the promise of more safety in the industry for performers, and more importantly, from a greater perspective, there is a potential for the porn industry to actually sexualize condom use.  Over time sexualizing condoms would insure greater use of condoms in the public at large. Obviously, It would also be good to help adult performers protect themselves from STI’s and pregnancies.

They Just Have to Sexualize Breastfeeding

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:56
Submitted by Betty Dodson

My long term friend Steveanne Auerbach also known as Dr.Toy, sent this article about the new Breast Milk Baby Doll. The doll includes a halter top for little girls to wear while playing with their doll - it has sensors sewn into it so when they hold the doll to their chest suckling sounds are prompted.

Of course we might expect in sexually repressed America that a doll encouraging breast feeding would cause an uproar:

"I just want the kids to be kids," Bill O'Reilly said on his Fox News show when he learned of the Breast Milk Baby. "And this kind of stuff. We don't need this."

Larry Flynt: $1M for Proof Pregnancy from Rape is "Something God Intended"

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 10:27
Submitted by Carlin Ross

This is the full page ad taken out by Larry Flynt in the Indianapolis Star addressed to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock. Mourdock is famous for his "even-when-life-begins-with-rape-it's-something-God-intended" anti-abortion statement.

I f*ckign love Larry Flynt. It feels like he's the only crusader for women right now. He's offering $1M for:

"...any verifiable transcript of your personal conversations with God; letters, email, text messages or videos from God, or messages addressed to you from God transmitted by any third party, including the Republican National Committee or the Romney/Ryan campaign."

Brilliant. And here is Mourdock's exact words on video:

UN Suggests Legalizing Prostitution to Combat HIV

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 08:33
Submitted by Lawrence Lanoff

“If people in America do not turn their hearts back to God there will be more fires, flood, tornadoes, drought, hail and winds than the year before.”

The above comment is in response to a report issued last week by a United Nations commission on HIV and the law. Extensively researched, the report suggests that laws can play a powerful role in people living with HIV and those vulnerable to acquiring HIV worldwide.

Because a Woman Did it First

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 08:41
Submitted by Carlin Ross

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps has broken the all-time Olympics record for most medals ever, with 20 (I think Phelps has two more events to go at the summer games in London).

But many members of the media failed to point out exactly whose record Phelps had broken: it belonged to Russian gymnast Larisa Latynina, who won 18 medals between 1956 and 1964.

She was in attendance during Phelps’s record-smashing performance on Tuesday.  Latynina joked in recent weeks that it was time for a man "to be able to do what a woman had done long ago".  And that it was too bad Phelps was not Russian.

(Photo: AP via the Times)