July 2012

Study shows men more action-oriented in expressing love

A new study conducted with 168 straight men and women in the U.S. indicates that men are more likely to initiate sex, share leisure activities, and perform household chores as a way of communicating love. Women were found to express love by creating a warm environment and being less antagonistic. Both genders were found to be equally affectionate through hugs, kisses, compliments, and saying “I love you.”

Data was collected in the study after two months of marriage, then at yearly intervals over 13 years.

Why I Became A Rape Counsellor

 I woke up one day and was terrified – I totally hated my job. Unstimulated, frustrated and bored out of my skull, I decided I needed a change. A big one. So I quit and decided to throw myself into something that I knew I was passionate about – rape counseling.

I had no experience - save for a couple of gender studies classes where the work was entirely theoretical anyways – and jumped in head first. I contacted a local rape crisis centre where they needed volunteers for their 24-hour crisis line and signed myself up for training.

Mojowijo is a new advancement in "teledildonics"

Long-distance relationshippers, meet the MojoWijo, a new sex toy that connects to your PC via Nintendo Wiimote. It transfers the motion in one toy into vibrations in the other, whether you’re in the same room or on Skype! according to the company, it is a popular solution for long-distance couples... and maybe for when you catch the right person on Omegle. ;)

The bad news: Apple users are going to have to stick to old fashioned cybersex until a Mac-compatible version is released.

Victim-blaming street cleric wants laws to cover women up

Fresh off the heels of SlutWalk comes some top notch slut shaming nonsense in Toronto.

Al-Haashim Kamena Atangana, a 33-year-old converted Muslim street cleric is calling for Toronto to make it illegal for women to dress “provocatively” by enforcing a dress code and taking note “from the way Muslim women dress”. "The reason ... these sex attacks are continuously happening is because (of) Canadian laws, which give too much freedom to women" Atangana said in an email to the Toronto Sun.

Friends With Benefits can breed happy couples

A new study of 764 men and women in exclusive relationships recently found that romance that blooms from a ‘Friends with Benefits’ arrangement is just as likely to succeed as relationships without bang buddy roots. Aside from a slight negative difference in relationship satisfaction, the study of 764 men and women in exclusive relationships found that a start as friends with benefits was “basically a non-factor in the health and viability of those people’s relationships.” After four months, the 20% that made up ‘FWB’ couples were no more likely to have split than other couples.

Sex and God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality

Even as an atheist myself, I have trouble reading atheist literature. It’s usually preachy, bitter, and too quick on the draw with theories about the social/cultural effects of this or that religion. Often, they use “religion” as a synonym for “Christianity”. So, I’ll be honest: I didn’t expect to like Sex and God. In fact, I didn’t even realize I did until I heard myself citing some of Darrel Ray’s ideas in an argument with a friend.

Religious groups protest gay-straight alliance law

Last month, Ontario passed a law requiring schools to allow students to form gay-straight alliances, surely a plan to prevent anti-gay bullying. Catholic and other religious communities have respected the decision and owned up to the fact that many of their institutions facilitate a hateful climate for LGBTQ folks.

No, just kidding. They're upset.

"Lightning Rod" sex supplement pulled from Vancouver shelves

An unauthorized “male sexual enhancement” product, the Lightning Rod, has been pulled from Vancouver sex shops after Health Canada found it contained a prescription drug that may pose a health risk to people with heart or stroke problems. The ingredient, hydroxythiohomosildenafil, used to treat erectile dysfunction, is meant to be used under doctor supervision.


Kissin' Canadians

A recent poll of 1163 Canadians marking International Kissing Day on July 6th has brought out Canada’s affectionate side. The survey, conducted by the romantic social network Zoosk, found that nearly 9 in 10 people wish their partner kissed them more often and that 93% are comfortable with public displays of affection. It also showed that women (55%) and men (76%) both claim to initiate the kissing in a relationship more often.


Carrie Moon on Blogging, BDSM and Reselling Bikini Briefs

 by Peter Berton

With her hot MILF body, Amazonian stature and awesome all-natural G breasts, Ottawa’s Carre Moon is one of the most sought-after escorts in Canada. But that’s not all there is to Carrie: She also writes an insightful blog (http://www.milfcarriemoon.blogspot.ca/) that takes you right inside the realities of the adult industry.

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