The Rape-aXe: Giving Women Teeth in a World of Rape Dangers
HEALTH / WORLD

The Rape-aXe: Giving Women Teeth in a World of Rape Dangers

Rape is a serious problem, both in the United States as well as around the world. In South Africa, occasionally referred to as the rape capital of the world, some statistics claim there is a rape every 17 seconds. Faced with bleak numbers like that, and working with rape survivors, Sonnet Ehlers despaired over the grim …

Sex-Themed Amusement Park 'EroticaLand' Promises Adults-Only Fun
WORLD

Sex-Themed Amusement Park EroticaLand Promises Adults-Only Fun

Sex is a multi-billion dollar industry, but its transactions have largely taken place in the shadows. Adult book shops and video stores have always been on back streets, out of sight and out of mind. With the Internet, people don’t even need to leave their homes to find seemingly limitless options to satisfy whatever their …

Japanese Court Rules Vagina Figures 'Pop Art' not Obscenity
WORLD

Japanese Court Rules Vagina Figures ‘Pop Art’ not Obscenity

By Minami Funakoshi

TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese court found on Monday an artist not guilty of obscenity for displaying figurines modeled on her vagina, signaling a step towards freedom of expression, although the court fined her for distributing digital data of her genitals.

The Tokyo court dismissed prosecutors’ charge that Megumi Igarashi, who works under the …

App Identifies Poorest Girls in India to help Prevent Trafficking
WORLD

App Identifies Poorest Girls in India to help Prevent Trafficking

By Rina Chandran

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A tablet-based application that helps to identify some of the poorest girls in eastern India has the potential to prevent human trafficking, early marriage and child labour, according to a charity which has developed the app.

The GPower, or Girl Power, app developed by Accenture Labs and the charity …

3 Tips to a Positive Body Image for Great Sex
HEALTH

3 Tips to a Positive Body Image and Great Sex

Somewhere between Kim Kardashian’s bottom, Hugh Jackman’s abs and Scarlett Johansson’s breasts, lies the rest of us. The reality of our bodies and daily lives differs greatly from those of celebrities, yet the imagery we witness online, on magazine covers and in movies bombards us with impossible standards of physical “perfection.”

The fact is, most of …

Ashley Madison “John Does” Must Use Real Names to Sue Dating Site
NATIONAL

Ashley Madison “John Does” Must Use Real Names to Sue Dating Site

If there’s one thing that the companionship-seeking users of Ashley Madison prized most of all, it was discretion. Dating, with the potential for relationships, was not the main reason that users created accounts and cruised the site. The men who used the dating website – and it was mostly men – were searching for casual …

Why Do Men and Women Have Sex Dreams?
HEALTH

Why Do Men and Women Have Sex Dreams?

Dreams with a sexual theme can be a surprising occurrence during an otherwise uneventful night asleep, but both men and women can experience them on a regular basis.

Multiple theories exist on whether dreams hold any significance. Sigmund Freud thought dreams to be the product of unacceptable desires, Erich Fromm believed them to be an expression …

5 Tips for Staying Safe When Dating
DATING

5 Tips for Staying Safe When Dating

Although you might be looking forward to playing the field and getting to know a few different guys, you have to think about keeping yourself safe while dating. Hopefully, you’ll never have to deal with a situation in which you’ve met a man who doesn’t have your best interests at heart. However, you never know what …

Elections Get Dirty as Adult Filmmakers Set Up a Political Action Committee
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Elections Get Dirty as Porn Filmmakers Set Up a Political Action Committee

By Sharon Bernstein

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California politics got a bit more racy on Wednesday, as producers and actors in the adult film business said they had formed a political action committee, or PAC, to fight a ballot initiative to require the use of condoms when shooting explicit sex scenes.

The move by an industry association …

Why Having Sex When You're Not in the Mood is a Great Idea
RELATIONSHIPS

Why Having Sex When You’re Not in the Mood is a Great Idea

We’ve all been there—you are finally getting home from a hard day’s work, you’ve managed to cross everything off your to-do list, you’re exhausted and frankly a bit cranky. All you want is to get those pajamas on, call in some takeout, and get ready to make the couch your haven for the next few …

Does Sex Protect Men from Prostate Cancer?
HEALTH

Does Sex Protect Men from Prostate Cancer?

By Lisa Rapaport

(Reuters Health) – – Men who ejaculate often may have a lower risk of prostate cancer than their peers who don’t do it as frequently, a U.S. study suggests.

Researchers followed about 32,000 men starting in 1992 when they were in their 20s and continuing through 2010. During this period, almost 4,000 of the …

Ted Cruz has a Dildo Problem
POLITICS

Ted Cruz has a Dildo Problem

At this point in the primary cycle, we have a pretty good idea where all the front runners stand on the issues affecting most Americans.

This is especially true for two issues, the economy, and anything regarding sex, especially when it deals with groups who aren’t straight, or men.

What …

7 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself after a First Date
DATING

7 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself after a First Date

Dating can turn out to be a good investment, or a wretched one. It might cost you 3 or 4 dates before you realize you’ve been wasting your charm, your best outfits and your money. You might find yourself feeling frustrated, used, annoyed or hurt, wondering why you let this parody continue for too long. However, there are …

U.S. Teens Getting Less Formal Sex Education Since 2006
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U.S. Teens Getting Less Formal Sex Education Since 2006

By Kathryn Doyle

(Reuters Health) – Formal instruction about birth control and other aspects of sexual health in the U.S. is on the decline, according to an analysis of survey data from 2006 to 2013.

“The declines in formal sex education we observed since 2006 are distressing, but unfortunately are part of a longer term retreat from …

10 Ways to Make Masturbating More Fun
HEALTH

10 Ways to Make Masturbating More Fun

Lets talk about masturbation! Just about everybody is doing it! Singles. Couples. Young adults. Senior citizens. Your neighbor. Your boss. You get the picture, right?

Masturbation is healthy, safe, and don’t forget fun! It’s a perfect way to pass the time if you can’t sleep, waiting for your boo to get home from work, waiting for …