Feminists have long argued against the notion of innate ‘female’ or ‘male’ characteristics, pointing out the ways in which socialization impacts and shapes our behaviour. Yet a recent study out …
The emperors of Rome could be wise, just and kind. They could also be vindictive, cruel and insane. And most of all, they could be the worst perverts the world has ever seen — at least according to ancient historians like Suetonius, Pliny, and Cassius Dio. Here are nearly a dozen of the most immortal, disgusting behaviors the rulers of the ancient world indulged in… supposedly. Chances are most of these were rumors made up by political enemies or gossiping plebs. But hey, just because they may not be true doesn’t mean they’re aren’t still entertainingly perverse.
Is the Y chromosome really headed towards disappearing? Well, perhaps (give or take 10 million years or so.) But most likely not.Read more…
Sarah Richardson is a science historian at Harvard who studies how people understand the genetic science of sex difference. She’s here to answer your questions today about the development of genomics, ideas about sex difference, and the history behind …
During my eight months of pregnancy, I never got around to writing about it. I received bad medical news constantly and I felt like I would jinx the health of my babies by imagining a world with them in it. It also helped that I was occupied: I finished my Master’s and wrote/released From Demonized to Organized: Building the New Union Movement. With the constant barrage of right-wing idiocy coming from all levels of government, I wasn’t short of things to write about.
Scientists have found that in worms and flies, the scent of pheromones from the opposite sex speeds up the aging process and shortens life — sometimes by as much as 40%! As Ed Yong points out in his latest column, there may be a trade-off between sex and longevity.
British gamers are turning their backs on sex, weddings, parties — and even a trip to the washroom — to keep playing, a shocking new study reveals. The study was done for Domino’s Pizza timed to mark the U.K. launch […]
Dear Readers: I have been told a few times now that I am slowly turning into a curmudgeon and a chauvinistic pig, without the slightest bit of political correctness or decorum, and I will have you know that I resemble that remark! SO, when I read this ‘letter to the editor’ in the local paper […]
Labiaplasty is on the rise. Who knew?
There’s an article in the Guardian in which Daisy Buchanan argues that we can’t blame porn for this rush towards plastic surgery to pretty-up our lady bits because it’s everywhere; in mainstream music videos we can see about as much as porn shows.
I’m not sure what bands Buchanan follows, but I haven’t see much in the way of actual labias in my regular, mainstream video-watching, nor in any of the movies I watch – and I watch a lot of movies. Even Miley Cyrus doesn’t actually show her junk. So, if (Read more…)
A new report says murdered U.S. President John F. Kennedy and wife Jackie joined the mile-high club the day before he was shot in Dallas. The New York Post reports that historian William Manchester – who wrote extensively about JFK […]
Pop pipsqueak Justin Bieber made partygoers at his California mansion sign a confidentiality agreement that will cost them $3 million if they blab. The 19-year-old Canadian singer held an anything-goes Great Gatsby bash Friday night but attendees — an assortment […]
A controversial British dating website has named 20-year-old Elina Desaine as the country’s horniest student. Desaine — originally from Latvia — captured the degrading title by claiming to shagatuni.com that she had sex with three different men every week. The […]
Lady Gaga says she’s down with bringing another woman into the bedroom if it means pleasing her boyfriend Taylor Kinney. Gaga — who self-identifies as bisexual — told Howard Stern she is open-minded about bawdy bedroom antics. “That sounds like […]
Police say they’re trying to track down X-rated photos of Nicolas Cage enjoying a sex tryst with the mother of his young son, TMZ reports. Police say the saucy snaps were stolen by a one-time handyman who allegedly robbed Christina […]
Postmedia News The Brazilian model who recorded Justin Bieber sleeping is now claiming they had “marvellous and unforgettable” sex, the London Sun is reporting. Tati Neves, 27, also denied Brazilian reports that she is a transsexual prostitute, saying she is […]
Sex and death are the two great force fields of humankind. It is hubris to assume that they are infinitely malleable without moral transgression
It is nice every once and awhile see how religious thinking, in this case, opposing contraception (let’s not mention abortion because women in control of their reproductive destinies really is just satanic) looks like if we follow through on the policy.
Filed under: Education Tagged: Contraception, DWR PSA, Religion, sex
The following tweets were originally posted by “jimmylemons” on Twitter via his account (https://twitter.com/jimmylemons), variously, on June 30, 2013; August 21, 2013; August 26, 2013; and September 12, 2013.Washington DC is a cesspool of corruption,,…
“When I asked male interview subjects what they would like to do in bed, “ejaculation on a woman’s face” was most often at the top of their lists. But when I asked them what the attraction of this act was and whether it meant anything, their initial response was puzzlement. They had never given it much thought. With time for reflection, however, most came up with answers very similar to those of the pornographers I interviewed: it is about controlling women, doing something disgusting to them. It’s like spitting or urinating on them. Thus something unsettling about gender relationships (Read more…)
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Commerce society student leaders resign
by “Kilgore Trout” [a/k/a "Kilgoar"]
As originally posted on: The Internet Chronicle
September 10, 2011
There are a myriad of solid reasons NOT to enjoy sexual pleasure on 9/11, such as safety, respect and religious zeal. Even more importantly, everyone knows that those who engage in sexual activity on 9/11 do not care about all the innocent people who died on 9/11. It was the day that everything changed. When those towers came down, American flags came out. Even so, one must completely refrain from masturbation, intercourse, and all forms of sexual stimulation on 9/11 in order to observe the holiday righteously.
First of all, it’s 9/11. Terror alerts will be raised and threats will be made. 9/11 is not a day on which it is wise to let one’s guard down. By masturbating or having sex on 9/11, citizens will put themselves in danger. Don’t take the risk of being caught unprepared. In the likely event of a terror attack, masturbation or sex is a deadly mistake. Stay safe on 9/11.
Secondly, how could anyone even masturbate with the endless inescapable thoughts of the innocent dead? Only a twisted and disturbed individual would be able to achieve orgasm on 9/11. It is despicable for anyone to forget about 9/11. Everyone knows the first rule of 9/11 is never forget, and breaking that rule is just as bad as having sex on 9/11. The guilt and shame should be so pervasive as to completely eliminate any Patriotic American’s sex drive.
Thirdly, we must remember always that Jesus is watching. Jesus might let a little masturbation slip by every now and then, but know that masturbation on 9/11 will earn you his hatred and a ticket straight to hell. Should a child be conceived on 9/11, the implications could be dangerous, if not deadly. At the very least, the child would likely grow up to become a converted Muslim. Worst case scenario, the evil of a couple knowingly enjoying sex on 9/11 would create a demonic portal through which the devil could plant the seed of the Antichrist. Fucking on 9/11 could mean the end of the world.
If someone enjoys sexual pleasure on 9/11, it is immediately apparent to those of us who are appropriately guilt-ridden and fear-stricken. The person who defiles 9/11 appears smarmy and cock-sure as if he or she has forgotten about 9/11. The devil turns bodies into empty casks and fills them with demons. Don’t even think of masturbating on 9/11.
“If She’s Thirsty, Give her the D…”
Have you yet encountered the new social crime of “slut-shaming”? Apparently, these days, among feminists, it is not only permissible to be as promiscuous as you choose; it is not permissible to object to another’s promiscuity (so long as they are a women—men do not have the same rights, of course). Even if they are underage, and even if you are their father or mother.
That is the message of this latest commentary, which I have lately seen posted with approval on Facebook.
Let’s get down to basics here: is promiscuity okay? No, it is not. Let’s leave aside the issue of contracting and spreading venereal diseases, and simply point out that sex leads to children. Promiscuous sex is heedless of the welfare of those children. Not, again, to mention the dangers of sexual jealousy. Consequently, every established moral code known to man says that promiscuity is immoral. One therefore ought to feel shame, or rather guilt, if one has acted promiscuously. Moreover, it is the duty of parents to educate their children in morality—to “shame” them in this regard.
In responding to the article, I am hampered by the fact that one of the two articles “Insomniac” herself is responding to is blocked by the national firewall here in Saudi Arabia. I can read only the first one cited. But let’s look at some of the author’s specific claims and assertions:
“For starters, why are we still teaching teenage girls that their sexuality is a commodity that they should protect at all costs? Why are we perpetuating the idea that the very thing that makes young girls valuable loses its worth the second it’s ‘given up’? Doesn’t that seem a bit fucked up to everyone?”
No, it does not. This is what we expect for any valuable “commodity.” For example, money tends to lose its value if you “give it up,” or hand it out randomly. So do family heirlooms, or stock issues, or bonds, or promises. If sex is somehow different, why?
1. “Girls, you are allowed to express yourself, even if that expression does not include wearing a bra.“
If there are legitimate limits to dress, why is this not a legitimate limit? If, on the other hand, there are no limits, then it is okay to go naked in public. No more complaints, let alone prosecutions, about men “flashing” or exposing themselves in the park, including to small children.
2. “Boys, ONLY YOU are responsible for all of your actions, and no one should ‘feel sorry’ for you if you are unable to control yourself in the presence of a revealed female body. Grow the fuck up.”
Dressing yourself is an action. Women as well as men are responsible for their actions. Therefore, it is legitimate to criticize women for their choice of dress.
3. “Using words like ‘slut’ is a pretty transparent attempt at controlling something you find threatening.”
How about “grow the fuck up”? How about saying man have a “misguided sense of sexual entitlement,” or a “life-long struggle with a Madonna/Magdalene complex”? How about saying that advice to a teenage daughter to dress modestly is “non sequitur to anything a sane person would believe or think”? How about calling such advice “hate-filled,” “fear-ridden,” and a “sea of hate”?
And as a matter of fact, the article “Insomniac” objects to—the one I am able to access—never uses the word “slut.” It is “Insomniac” who uses it, repeatedly. Presumably, if she is to be believed, in an attempt to control someone and something she finds threatening.
4. “Girls, the kind of boy who uses a word like ‘slut’ is not the kind of boy you want to hang out with, let alone marry one day.”
That is true. A real gentleman does not use the word “slut.” Nor a real lady. But there is a reason for this: it is because he finds the thing so objectionable. Just as he will not even use the word, a gentleman will not enjoy or seek the company of a woman who seems to be sexually promiscuous.
A girl who acts promiscuously will therefore be left in the company of men who are comfortable with both the term and the reality—not just for the girl, of course, but for themselves as well.
Welcome to the Teahouse, where beautiful men and women attend to the sexual needs of the lords and ladies of Ivore. But even transactional sex isn’t uncomplicated when some of the clients and their favorite courtesans fall in love.Read more… &nb…
TORONTO — There’s a trial going on at the downtown Toronto courthouse which, however it is resolved, offers a sharp lesson in the potential perils of the modern world for young women. Two men, 27-year-old Patrick Sikorski and 30-year-old Daniel […]
WHOA. Did you know dolphins have wet dreams? Be honest – you probably didn’t. Hardly surprising, though, given that this is the very first footage of a wild dolphin ejaculating completely spontaneously. No overt socio-sexual activity. No direct genital stimulation. Nada. Dude was swimming lazily along when he suddenly became aroused and… well… see for yourself.
A provincial breakdown of who is most Canadian
Seeing that it was recommended for people as young as 12, I didn’t have high hopes for Science World pushing the envelope in their Science of Sexuality exhibit this summer. How graphic, how detailed, how varied could it be? Could adults take something away from it? Would it prove to be entirely heteronormative? Or try to consist purely of the “hard science” facts and leave out sociological considerations of sexuality? I decided to find out.
It’s an interesting moral dilemma to have a judge decide a child has access to a father when the only contact the mother and father had was a sexual assault producing this child. This isn’t entirely the story here. In this article, it could be a case of statutory rape. It’s possible there was a relationship for a while, that led to vocally consensual, yet not actually legal, sex. It’s not clear from the article if it was a guy jumping out of the bushes or a romantic tryst gone wrong or something in between.
The young mother, H.T. (Read more…)
“I hate these blurred lines/I know you want it…” There has been a lot of media attention directed at Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines lately, much of it critical. Thicke’s catchy tune has been called everything from misogynist to “rapey”, but […]
Starting this November, German parents will be able to select male, female, or “indeterminate” when filling out their newborn’s birth certificate. This means that parents won’t have to label their baby’s gender, thereby allowing those born with intersex characteristics to make a decision later in life. Or not.
The following tweets were originally posted by “Poep Francus” on Twitter via “his” account (https://twitter.com/PoepFrancus), variously, on March 13, 2013; March 14, 2013; March 16, 2013; March 18, 2013; March 19, 2013; March 24, 2013; March 28, 2013; …