A man in Italy was charged with prostitution for paying a woman to provide phone sex to one of his business clients. Supreme Court judges ruled against the lower court as phone sex is not prostitution.
“Verbally servicing an interlocutor for the purpose of sexual excitement does not constitute a sexual service, if it does not involve the bodily erogenous zones of the person who is getting paid for such a service," Italy’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday.
Women in Togo are being urged by a civil rights group to withhold sex from their partners for 7 days in order to put pressure on the country’s men to take action against President Faure Gnassingbe. Isabelle Ameganvi, leader of the group Let’s Save Togo, says they are following an example set by Liberia in 2003, when women campaigned for peace with a sex strike.
Los Angeles porn performer Mr. Marcus has admitted to altering his STI test results to hide Syphilis-positive results, claiming his doctor had assured him it would not be contagious 10 days after treatment. Other performers in the Los Angeles porn community have recently tested positive for syphilis, unsurprising given the rise in cases worldwide.
Standard Innovation Corp., Ottawa makers of the best-selling We-Vibe, plan to double the size of their research and development team as sales are projected to reach $40 million this year. Chief executive Danny Osadca credits the book Fifty Shades of Grey in part for the newfound societal openness around sexuality that has fueled the sex toy’s success.
“This Fifty Shades of Grey is creating an environment where it’s OK to talk about it,” said Osadca. “All of a sudden its OK for people to talk about sexual health. Drugstores are carrying our product.”
A poster of Picasso’s "Nude Woman in a Red Armchair" advertising the "Picasso & Modern British Art" exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art was restored at Edinburgh Airport last week after an excellent tongue-lashing from John Leighton, logical person and director-general of the National Galleries of Scotland. Apparently naked breasts are so sexual, so naughty, so offensive, that even their abstracted form painted by a famous artist, still ruffled enough feathers amongst passengers to be removed and a less “scandalous” poster requested by the airline.
You’ve probably heard the cure for a sore throat is to suck on something hard but Gordon Gallup, a psychologist at SUNY-Albany, suggests a somewhat similar treatment for morning sickness. Gallup claims that morning sickness is caused by a pregnant person’s rejection of the semen in their body and that the best cure is to ingest semen to “build a tolerance”.
It has not been reported whether or not Gallup has a pregnant wife at home.
A new study close to my heart has been launched by the Re:searching for LGBTQ Health team in conjunction with the Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The Risk and Resilience study aims to investigate how prevalent mental health issues are for bisexuals, what support programs are available to them, and what kind of discrimination they experience.
The athletes in London now have some assurance that they can get it on before their sports without blowing their chances at a medal. A new study published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine indicates that "having sex has not been found to reduce physical strength, power or endurance". Three studies were done to test the theory that sex inhibits performance, but all proved that it had no impact.
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.
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.