Dionne said, “Many of us believe that love is the law. Though it is not a quote-unquote Wiccan tenet to have polyamorous marriages, it is under Wiccan law that love is the law. Whatever we want to do with marriage we can do.Carte Blanche. If I want to marry a horse, I can marry a horse.”
Lynch didn’t take the bait, but it seems that while some republican politicians have been using that slippery-slope argument to rail against marriage equality for gays, others (looking at you, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence) have enacted a Religious Freedom Restoration Act that can actually be used as a justification for gay marriage, so long as the gays are Pagan.
Nice work, Gov. Pence, you’ve left that back door wide open.
A 58-year-old shepherd in San Jose de Blacare (Eastern Argentina) was found dead next to a scarecrow he’d apparently been fucking, which was wearing lipstick, a long wig, and a strap-on cock.
A spokesman for the prosecutor said: “It was lying next to the deceased and had a six-inch strap-on penis.
“There were no signs of violence and we are working on the assumption that the man died during sex with the scarecrow”
I have to say, I thought the strap-on was a real twist. I half expected the scarecrow to be stuffed with a rolled up piece of beef or something, but dying while getting pegged by a scarecrow is some sort of definite achievement. We support everyone’s right to get off however they choose, while also reserving the right to get a chuckle at the shit that really is way out there.
And don’t judge him too harshly…you should have seen the way that scarecrow was looking at him. He didn’t have a chance.
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(CNN) – Startups are transforming into multi-billion companies. And the staffs are overwhelmingly male. Sex workers tell CNNMoney they have a growing clientele who have plenty of excess cash.
Two recent events have raised concerns.
The arrest this week of an alleged prostitute, Alix Tichelman, in connection with the death of Google executive Forrest Timothy Hayes has prostitutes worried about the impact on business.
“I do worry that people are going to think that this is something that’s normal and happens, but it really doesn’t,” said “Maxine Holloway” a high-end prostitute working in Silicon Valley. (To protect their privacy, CNNMoney agreed to use pseudonyms or the professional names of the sex workers we spoke with for this story.)
Other sex workers CNNMoney spoke to expressed worry as well — though none said they had experienced cancellations.
A second issue affecting business was the shut down of a prominent website for both solicitation and screening of prostitutes and their clients.
Late last month, the FBI raided and shut down MyRedbook, a website that allowed escorts to advertise their services and negotiate with clients.
Women in the industry relied heavily on MyRedbook to do background checks on their clients. Sex workers would post about instances of violence or circumstances in which they felt unsafe.
Without MyRedbook, prostitutes are having a difficult time vetting their clients.
“It’s like sex workers lost their Yelp,” said Bay Area sex worker and activist “Siouxsie Q.”
Male clients also used the site to review and discuss their experiences.
That’s why call girls say that the further underground sex work goes, the more dangerous it is for everyone involved.
Hayes did not solicit Tichelman on MyRedbook; according to detectives, they met on SeekingArrangement.com, where users sign up to be “Sugar Babies” or “Sugar Daddies” in search of “mutually beneficial” relationships.
The FBI indicted the founders of MyRedbook on charges of using the Internet to facilitate prostitution and on multiple charges of money laundering.
Bay Area sex workers say high-powered tech executives likely joked about MyRedbook, which had kind a 1990’s-era website look to it.
“I’m sure that they had all kinds of technological critiques of the actual website — but they were definitely using it,” Holloway said.
Another prostitute, who asked that her name not be used, says she has a roster of regular clients from major tech companies. She is a high-end prostitute and estimates that she’s made nearly $1 million over the 10 years that she’s been working in the area.
She says that her clients are increasingly worried about their own security, which is one of the reasons they been coming back to her so consistently — they know what they’re getting.
(Newser) – Women who eat one to two apples a day experience a better sexual quality of life than women classified as having “no regular apple consumption,” according to a new study in the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Scientists followed 781 Italian women aged 18 to 43 with no history of sexual disorder and who were not taking prescription meds or suffering from depression, and learned that those who eat apples regularly had better “lubrication and overall sexual function.”
The researchers didn’t establish causation—it’s possible, for instance, that women who eat more apples are healthier overall, which contributes to better sexual function. But, like chocolate and red wine, apples contain polyphenols and antioxidants, which can increase blood flow to the genitalia, as well as phloridzin, a type of estrogen similar to the female sex hormone estradiol that improves vaginal lubrication, reports the Huffington Post. Some of these benefits may lie only in the peel of the apple, and researchers say it “might be interesting to evaluate” what role apple peels play in female sexuality, reports Salon.
Merck Pharmaceuticals spent over $100 million advertising finasteride (aka Propecia) to aging, self-conscious men. The pattern of disturbing side-effects is profound enough to become it’s own condition, “post-finasteride syndrome” (PFS), along with hundreds of lawsuits.
Symptoms identified in the Journal of Sexual Medicine include “changes related to the urogenital system in terms of semen quality and decreased ejaculate volume, reduction in penis size, penile curvature or reduced sensation, fewer spontaneous erections, decreased testicular size, testicular pain, and prostatitis.”
Many subjects also complained of “disconnection between the mental and physical aspects of sexual function,” changes in mood and sleeping patterns. As a special bonus, some patients experience gynecomastia, aka “guys growing big ol’ titties.”
And here’s the best part of PFS: the symptoms can be PERMANENT, even if you only take the drug for a short period of time. (more…)
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.