Hemant Mehta over at patheos.com did a spectacular job of distilling the meat behind the Chik-Fil-A controversy in a way that bears re-posting. Every Christian who claims they don’t have any problem with gays (but still opposes marriage equality) needs to read this twice.
I rarely make this statement, but: I couldn’t have said it better.
So, a teenage girl gets raped after drinking too much at a party. Her rapists get wrist slaps in court. She ends up charged with contempt for violating the (female) judge’s order not to speak publicly about her violation at the hands of the justice system.
Welcome to Kentucky.
The lawyers for the rapists decided to drop the contempt charges (how generous of them) after the entire internet started piling on, so the charges against the victim have been dropped at this point, but still…
A STUDY into the evolutionary benefits of polygamy among mammals has been recognised as the best published article among scientific fields, in a recent announcement at the UWA (University of Western Austrailia).
Dr. Renee Firman, of the UWA Centre for Evolutionary Biology, just won an award for her study on swinging. Sure, it was a study on polyandry in mice, but I’ve always respected science’s “one thing at a time” mentality.
This is some really fascinating science. Not just because it’s the first time polygamous breeding has been studied in mammals (or any other vertebrate), or because the results clearly demonstrate that polygamy has significant long-term evolutionary benefits. It’s fascinating to me because I’m not used to seeing the “sex” researchers get awards for anything other than boner pills.
An Indian scientist named Sujoy Guha is perfecting a form of birth control that, mark my words, will change our relationship with sexuality for the better.
Since the first Pharoahs wrapped their cocks with lamb skin, the condom has been the only really practical method of male birth control. Condoms suck. We all know they suck.
Sadly, for women, female birth control can suck even worse. Any time you go fucking around with someone’s hormone levels you’re risking side-effects, and every available form of female birth control has them. Some women’s bodies simply can’t tolerate hormonal birth control. For many others the side effects are intolerable and unreasonable.
This creates a great many guys in monogamous relationships who are wrapping their dicks just to avoid pregnancy, with no reason to worry about diseases. Well, it looks like a real option for male birth control might be coming to a urologist near you within a few years.
Guha’s procedure is called RISUG (Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance), and it promises a new era for male contraception. Unlike a vasectomy, nothing gets snipped or tied and and it’s 100% reversible. Unlike all chemical or hormonal methods, it doesn’t fuck with the guys sperm production or body chemistry.
RISUG coats the inside of the vas deferens (sperm pipeline) with a nontoxic compound that basically tells the little guys to stop swimming. A second injection can clear it out and return your swimmers to their former glory. So far, among hundreds of patients in clinical trials, the procedure has been 100% effective without a single adverse reaction or side effect. This sounds like the real deal.
The best part: as a contraceptive procedure, I believe insurance companies in the U.S. will have to cover it; meaning a whole lot of American women will be able to stop fucking with their hormone levels without any fear of an unplanned pregnancy.
Girls between the ages of seven and twelve are taking “pole fitness” classes for exercise. I’m one of the most sexually open-minded guys you’re ever likely to run across, and even I think this goes a little far.
Yes, pole fitness is a good way to develop muscle tone and get a cardiovascular workout. I don’t know many guys who would object to their wife or girlfriend learning how to work a stripper pole. Still, I think we can try to have a line of good taste when it comes to what we expose children to.
I’m not even going to make the “sexualizing children” argument. I think kids that young would take it at face value, as exercise, but they’re not always going to be that young. In just a few years they’ll be teenagers trained as strippers.
In the popular consciousness, the image of a woman dancing on a pole evokes a very specific image. You can’t even see a silhouette without thinking of strippers. Let it be said that I love both the art and sexuality of exotic dance, and I support any woman who chooses to make a living doing it, but I don’t think we’re at a point where we need to train them from childhood like sleeper agents for Russian intelligence.
So why, with all the great ways kids can get exercise, would you choose an activity for kids that’s impossible to dissociate from the sex industry? I can’t even support it as being progressive or sex-positive. I think it’s just making crappy choices as a parent.
I honestly thought bestiality was already illegal pretty much everywhere, but it seems Florida’s been having real problems lately.
I may have shared a story from our local news back when I was a teenager, when a guy was arrested for sneaking into a stable with a stepladder to fuck a horse. He was caught buried to the balls when he came back a second time.
Gov. Rick Scott today signed the Legislature’s anti-bestiality bill — Senate Bill 344 — which makes it illegal for humans to get jiggy with other members of the animal kingdom beginning October 1.
This was actually the third attempt by the Legislature to ban barnyard bangin’, since legislators were convinced they were wasting their time on something that never happens.
In 2009, a Panhandle man asphyxiated the family goat while having sex with it, and there was a horse incident in the Keys shortly thereafter.
We like the cut of your jib, Matt, and we’re looking forward to seeing what you come up with in the future.
The full text of the bill can be found here, but I’ll share a few highlights. Whenever I see a bill like this, I have fun imagining the debate over language and red-faced politicians trying not to sound freaky.
(a) “Sexual conduct” means any touching or fondling by a person, either directly or through clothing, of the sex organs or anus of an animal or any transfer or transmission of semen by the person upon any part of the animal for the purpose of sexual gratification or arousal of the person.
(b) “Sexual contact” means any contact, however slight, between the mouth, sex organ, or anus of a person and the sex organ or anus of an animal, or any penetration, however slight, of any part of the body of the person into the sex organ or anus of an animal, or any penetration of the sex organ or anus of the person into the mouth of the animal, for the purpose of sexual gratification or sexual arousal of the person.
(4) This section does not apply to accepted animal husbandry practices, conformation judging practices, or accepted veterinary medical practices.
That last bit begs the question…do veterinary schools do psychological evaluations? If not, I predict a stampede of goat-fuckers.
This is a rather interesting article regarding a couple recent studies done in Africa, on a couple medications designed to prevent the spread of HIV. I think this is encouraging stuff. Not that we all want to take pills to avoid HIV (smart sex is still the best way to do that), but it gives some hope that scientists are getting better at understanding the disease. That’s good news for everyone.
For some reason, Yahoo felt the need to specify “straight men and women” in the title of their article, even though the first successful study on this drug was done on gay men.
From Yahoo! News: Two new studies found that daily pills prevented infection with the AIDS virus in heterosexual men and women in Africa, bringing new hope for someday offering a medical shield against HIV infection.
“This is good news. This is a good day for HIV prevention,” said Dr. Lynn Paxton of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who has coordinated the agency’s research into HIV prevention.
These are the third and fourth widely reported studies of AIDS prevention medications.
The first was announced last year. It was a study of Truvada in gay men in Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, South Africa, Thailand and the United States (San Francisco and Boston). The drug lowered the chances of infection by 44 percent, and by 73 percent or more among men who took their pills most faithfully.
From the “you might not believe this shit” file, until a couple days ago in Louisiana, giving a blowjob or letting someone fuck you in the ass could land you in prison and put you on the sex offender registry for life. That’s right…consensual blowjobs were felonies. Now they’re just misdemeanors. Wait…what?
From RT.com: Legislation limiting sex acts have been on the Louisiana books since the early 1800s, seven years before it even achieved statehood. Up until just now, soliciting certain sex acts, including oral and anal sex, was a big no-no in Louisiana. A conviction could earn you felon status and anyone found guilty of the crime was forced to register as a sex offender — something that was possible only in the great state of Louisiana. The solicitation of “unnatural carnal copulation” also meant longer jail terms and the branding of “sex offender” on state-issued driver’s licenses.
It also seems that with this law, while not specifically directed at prostitutes, almost all the convicts are female and 75% of them are black. Nope, nothing racist or sexist going on here, folks. Not to mention this pretty much makes all homosexual play a felony. I’m sure that was a coincidence.
The new bill, enacted by Senator JP Morrell, decriminalized the so-called crimes from felony to misdemeanor status. That means that first offenders that pay for, well, pretty much anything other than vaginal intercourse, face up to six months in jail and a maximum of $500. Pro-prostitution advocates may say that it is still a little harsh, but it’s a big step from the olden days of — well, yesterday — when sex workers were treated like child molesters. Such will be the same case now, but it will take two convictions to achieve that status.
So, they’re calling it a victory because blowjobs are now only misdemeanors. Certainly progress, but how does an ancient, bigoted law like this survive at all? Some other Dark Age sex laws:
Even if Louisiana has joined the twenty-first century, that doesn’t mean the rest of America has followed suit. A 2003 Supreme Court ruling in Lawrence v Texas found that intimate consensual sexual conduct was protected under the Fourteenth Amendment and invalidated sodomy laws in 14 states across the US, but seven US states still have legislation on the books that makes sodomy illegal.
The state of Idaho still punishes “every person who is guilty of the infamous crime against nature” to no fewer than five years behind bars (I.C. § 18-6605). Anal sex can get you 15 years time in Michigan (MCL § 750.158) and felony status in North Carolina (G.S. § 14-177).
DC politicians take note, too: Virginia law still says “carnally know[ing]” anyone with the anus or mouth is a Class 6 felony. That means cunnilingus, fellatio, anilingus and sodomy are all still illegal on the other side of the Potomac. If you’re reading this in the Pengaton, this means you, Department of Defense!
I really, really wish this was a satirical post…or even that I could find something funny about it. I couldn’t. Once in a while the Sexual Dark Age comes up with a way to horrify even me. This joins a trend of selective abortions, with female fetuses being terminated just for being female. You may have heard similar stories about China.
FYI, the long-term ramifications of a procedure like this are virtually certain to be horrible for the child.
From The Telegraph: Madhya Pradesh state government is investigating claims that up to 300 girls were surgically turned into boys in one city after their parents paid about £2,000 each for the operations…
Ranjana Kumari, of the Centre for Social Research and one of India’s leading campaigners against female foeticide, said the surgical transformation of girls into boys without their informed consent was a sign of India’s growing “social madness”.