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12-24-14 Japan charges Tokyo 'vagina artist' with obscenity
Japan charges Tokyo 'vagina artist' with obscenity
A Japanese woman who makes art based on her vagina has been charged with obscenity, in a case that has sparked discussion on censorship. Ms Igarashi says she makes artwork based on her genitals, and has a vagina-shaped mascot called Manko-chan.
12-16-14 Martina Navratilova's wedded bliss
Martina Navratilova's wedded bliss
She had been married less than an hour and Martina Navratilova sparkled, from her gleaming smile to her silver jacket. This was one very happy woman. This summer, 33 years after she came out as bisexual, Navratilova proposed to her girlfriend of six years. She did so on bended knee, in public, on camera, at the US Open. (Webmaster's comment: A happy occasion but what is disturbing about this event is the number of hate messages the story received as comments.)
12-3-14 How the West is cutting teen pregnancy
How the West is cutting teen pregnancy
Teenage pregnancy is a problem developed Western nations have been battling for decades - and though it sometimes goes unnoticed they have made huge progress. Bill Albert, chief programme officer for the National Campaign, says teen pregnancy and birth rates have been declining in the US "almost without interruptions" for nearly 20 years, after peaking in the early 1990s. They are down among all racial and ethnic groups in all 50 states.
11-7-14 Strippers sue to prevent identity disclosure
Strippers sue to prevent identity disclosure
Government open-records requests can be boring. Government open-records requests made by a man who wants to obtain information about 70 licensed strippers in his town so he can "pray for them", on the other hand, ...
10-10-14 'Love hormone' controls sexual behaviour in mice
'Love hormone' controls sexual behaviour in mice
A small group of neurons that respond to the hormone oxytocin are key to controlling sexual behaviour in mice, a team has discovered. Mice were no more attracted to a mate than to a Lego when certain cells were switched off. The hormone oxytocin is also released during childbirth and helps a human mother bond with her baby.
9-22-14 The mystery of the falling teen birth rate
The mystery of the falling teen birth rate
The staff of TeenWise, a Minneapolis-based non-profit, crunched the numbers for its annual report on Minnesota teenagers' sexual health. Their calculations seemed to show something unbelievable: the state's teen birth rate had a double-digit decline between 2009 and 2010.
9-18-14 An over-the-counter birth control fight
An over-the-counter birth control fight
Some Republican congressional candidates this year think a proposal to allow the sale of birth control pills without a doctor's prescription will bring greater support from women voters. In November 2012 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists endorsed making the pill available without a prescription. Oral contraception's record of safety makes it an excellent candidate for deregulation.
9-12-14 The lap dancers who find it hard to leave
The lap dancers who find it hard to leave
Headlines about people being exploited in the sex trade are common, but even for those who actually choose to become escorts or lap dancers, it can be a hard industry to leave, writes Ben Miller. There are numerous reasons people choose to leave their job or profession but when it comes to individuals in the sex industry these decisions can be more nuanced, complicated and challenging.
8-22-14 Supreme Court extends Obamacare contraception injunction for religious groups
Supreme Court extends Obamacare contraception injunction for religious groups
The Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control, but an accommodation to the mandate was created for religious organizations that are also employers.
8-21-14 What are the main reasons men pay for sex?
What are the main reasons men pay for sex?
There's a stereotypical image of the kind of men who go to prostitutes. But how do they explain paying for sex? The idea that human beings could be for sale is ethically controversial. Yet sex workers often say they don't sell their bodies but, like other workers, simply put a price on their talents and skills. They argue that, if sex work was decriminalised and destigmatised, the associated problems would mostly disappear. Is there anything wrong with selling sex?
8-18-14 Gay Pakistan: Lesbians' lives on the line
Gay Pakistan: Lesbians' lives on the line
For a woman from a low-income, conservative background in rural Pakistan, Azra Ahmed had built a potentially hot career. Ms Ahmed, 29, is in a lesbian relationship - and in a country where homophobia has wide social and religious sanction, that may not help your job prospects.
8-10-14 Colorado birth control scheme causes drop in teen pregnancy
Colorado birth control scheme causes drop in teen pregnancy
What impact would giving teenagers free birth control have on American society? A ground-breaking programme in Colorado aimed to reveal just that, and has led to a dramatic reduction in the rate of teenage pregnancy and other benefits as a consequence.
7-24-14 Genetic clues to age of first period
Genetic clues to age of first period
The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.
7-21-14 Ask the Sexpert: The 90-year-old sex guru
Ask the Sexpert: The 90-year-old sex guru
Sex education is a controversial issue in India, but one man has done more than anyone to promote discussion of the subject. Dr Mahinder Watsa's unusually frank and funny daily newspaper column has become a cult hit. But why does the country that gave the world the Kama Sutra need a straight-talking 90-year-old to teach it about sex? (Webmaster's comment: Seems they suffer from many of the same ridiculous notions as Americans.)
7-16-14 Japan 'vagina artist' arrest sparks debate
Japan 'vagina artist' arrest sparks debate
The arrest on obscenity allegations of a woman who makes art based on her vagina has sparked debate in Japan. Ms Igarashi's project involved making a kayak in the shape of her vagina using a 3D printer. People in Japan have questioned why the image of a vagina is seen as obscene when images of penises are not seen as causing offense. There are, for example, annual festivals in Japan where a huge wooden phallus is carried from a shrine or visitors can enjoy sweets shaped like penises. (Webmaster's comment: In a male centric, male dominated culture like it is in Japan why am I not surprised.)
7-9-14 Frank Rich on the National Circus: Could Hobby Lobby Reverse Progress on Gay Civil Rights?
Frank Rich on the National Circus: Could Hobby Lobby Reverse Progress on Gay Civil Rights?
Every week, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich talks with contributor Eric Benson about the biggest stories in politics and culture. This week: more fallout from the Hobby Lobby ruling; the intractable immigration mess; and Warren G. Harding's "Jerry."
7-7-14 'Remote control' contraceptive chip available 'by 2018'
'Remote control' contraceptive chip available 'by 2018'
A contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled by remote control has been developed in Massachusetts. The chip is implanted under a woman's skin, releasing a small dose of levonorgestrel, a hormone. This will happen every day for 16 years, but can be stopped at any time by using a wireless remote control.
6-30-14 Hobby Lobby case: Court curbs contraception mandate
Hobby Lobby case: Court curbs contraception mandate
The US Supreme Court has ruled a Christian-owned company can claim a religious exemption to a law requiring employers to pay for their workers' contraception.
5-23-14 Erin Brockovich calls for end to Bayer's Essure
Erin Brockovich calls for end to Bayer's Essure
She was the single mother who took on corporate America and won. Now Erin Brockovich is working to raise awareness about what she considers a dangerous method of permanent birth control - Essure. Ms Brockovich says the Essure sterilisation procedure has left thousands of women injured. Ms Brockovich also continues to campaign hard against contaminated water in the US.
(Webmaster's comment: A TRUE FEMINIST HEROINE! The movie that make her famous is reviewed on this website at Erin Brockovick.)
5-15-14 Should you ask someone's permission to kiss them?
Should you ask someone's permission to kiss them?
Over recent months, there's been a string of headlines about "inappropriate" sexual behaviour and when it tips over into being unlawful. Where are the lines of consent, asks Jo Fidgen.
5-8-14 In Toronto with the world's feminist pornographers
In Toronto with the world's feminist pornographers
It's almost 01:00 in the morning in a hotel room in downtown Toronto, and three porn stars in various states of undress are choreographing the sex scene they are about to film.
4-10-14 Doctors implant lab-grown vagina
Doctors implant lab-grown vagina
Four women have had new vaginas grown in the laboratory and implanted by doctors in the US.
1-30-14 Smart bra only unlocks for true love
Smart bra only unlocks for true love
In one of the more absurd examples of wearable technology we've seen lately, a Japanese firm has created a high-tech bra called the True Love Tester that literally snaps open only when it senses that the woman is in love.
12-11-13 The revenge porn avengers
The revenge porn avengers
What would you do if you found out that someone had posted naked pictures of you online, without your permission? It's known as "revenge porn", and in the age of mobile phone cameras and sexting, more and more people are becoming victims. Some are fighting back.
10-19-13 Sexual coercion among teens reaches epidemic proportions
Sexual coercion among teens reaches epidemic proportions
"We absolutely need to have more conversations with out kids about what is healthy sex and what is totally unacceptable behavior." states Michele Ybarra of the Center for Innovative Public Health, whose shocking new study reveals that date rape and sexual coercion has become epidemic among young people ages 14-21.
10-12-11 Relationship satisfaction linked to oral contraception
Relationship satisfaction linked to oral contraception
A Stirling University researcher has connected relationship satisfaction with oral contraception.
9-12-11 Fatherhood 'lowers testosterone to keep men loyal'
Fatherhood 'lowers testosterone to keep men loyal'
Men appear to be biologically wired to care for their babies, say researchers who have discovered levels of testosterone go down after fatherhood.
8-5-11 Sex on the brain: What turns women on, mapped out
Sex on the brain: What turns women on, mapped out
It's what women have been telling men for decades: stimulating the vagina is not the same as stimulating the clitoris. Now brain scan data has added weight to their argument.
1-6-11 Scent of a woman's tears drains men's arousal
Scent of a woman's tears drains men's arousal
The results are the first to suggest that humans can chemically communicate with tears.
11-19-10 Spain 'orgasm' video criticized by politicians
Spain 'orgasm' video criticized by politicians
Spanish politicians have criticized a video by the Young Socialists in Catalonia in which a woman simulates an orgasm while casting her vote.
8-6-10 Women prefer men in red, study shows
Women prefer men in red, study shows
A new multicultural study shows red is no longer just a sexy color for women. Men in red are considered just as appealing.
11-17-09 Limp reception for female 'libido drug'
Limp reception for female 'libido drug'
A drug that boosts women's libido may have come a step closer after apparently successful trials.
6-18-08 Bad Guys Really Do Get The Most Girls
Bad Guys Really Do Get The Most Girls
NICE guys knew it, now two studies have confirmed it: bad boys get the most girls. The finding may help explain why a nasty suite of antisocial personality traits known as the "dark triad" persists in the human population, despite their potentially grave cultural costs.
6-11-06 Satisfaction not guaranteed
Satisfaction not guaranteed
The article presents a study on the role of woman's genes in achieving orgasm.
5-14-05 The accidental orgasm
The accidental orgasm
So what if it has no biological purpose, says Gail Vines.
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