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This Is How Much Time America Spends On Porn (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 1, 2013

We now know Alaskans love a good view (no, not of Russia). California is all about staying young. Connecticut embraces motherhood. And education always comes first in the state of Illinois.

These aren’t tourism highlights, but top search terms for each state put out by the adult website, Pornhub.

The winner for longest average duration spent on the porn site? It’s the state with the most letters, M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I. The shortest? Rhode Island.

Take a look below at the most-searched pornography terms, by region, and the per-state breakdown of average time spent on the site. This data is sure to shock and awe you.

Infographic by Jan Diehm for The Huffington Post.

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Let’s Talk About the Orgasm

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 16, 2013

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In 2009, I walked onto the TED stage and gave a talk that included video of a Danish pig inseminator. The topic of the talk was orgasm, and the video related to a centuries-old debate over “upsuck”: that is, whether the contractions of the uterus during orgasm serve to draw the semen toward the egg and boost the odds of conception. In pigs, research suggests, this is the case. The inseminator up on the screen was practicing the Five-Point Stimulation Plan, a technique developed by Denmark’s National Committee for Pig Production, following research that showed a 6 percent higher farrowing rate among titillated sows. In other words, as a group, they produced 6 percent more piglets than sows inseminated while idly standing around the sty.

William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the pioneering sex researchers of the ’50s and ’60s, were upsuck skeptics. They didn’t believe orgasm facilitated conception, at least not in humans, and they worried that the belief might be hobbling fertility research. So they set out to prove their case. Six women came into the lab and were outfitted with a cervical cap filled with artificial semen. A radiopaque marker had been added, such that one could document the goo’s travels by X-ray. The women were installed in front of the X-ray machine and invited to bring themselves to orgasm. Before and after images showed no evidence of upsuck, and infertility research was freed to move on to a more productive line of inquiry.

The same goal-directed, out-of-the-box thinking that led to the sow stimulation plan, that led Masters and Johnson into the lab with their cervical caps and six bold women, lies squarely at the heart of TED.– Mary Roach Read the rest of this entry »

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How To Keep Your Marriage Fresh

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 5, 2013

By Stacey Nelkin, Actress

MARRIAGE-SEX-largeLove and lust are very different — especially when it comes to a marriage.

Keeping the love alive is relatively easy, but maintaining passion for one another after years of marriage is damn near impossible.

In a recent article in The New York Times, Sonja Lyubomirsky, professor of psychology at the University of California at Riverside, explains the limits of lust in long-term relationships. She says that we can expect to stay turned on to our spouses for about two years and then perhaps again 18 or 20 years later when the kids go off to college.

So what are you supposed to do during those not-so-steamy 18 years?

The key is to keep it fresh — make your marriage feel new and exciting. We all know what familiarity breeds and it’s not desire! We humans are hard-wired to get excited by novelty. If you are striving to “keep it hot” with your significant other, you are not alone. Even Brad and Angelina have to work at it. And when children enter the mix, finding the time and motivation makes it even more of a challenge.

There might be light at the end of the 18 year-long tunnel, but it will take some creativity and initiative to make it through. I’m not there just yet as our kids are still in school, but my husband and I try to be innovative to impart renewed energy into our marriage.

Here are some tried and true tips on how to keep things interesting in your relationship: Read the rest of this entry »

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WATCH: After Sex, She Eats His Face

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 24, 2012

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If you thought the sex scenes in the popular erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” were wild, you should have a look at praying mantises going at it. Sex for these little creatures is not only kinky, but also gruesome.

Believe it or not, sexual cannibalism (when one partner kills and eats the other during copulation) is common among spiders as well as mantises. Need to see it to believe it? Just check out the first episode of biologist Dr. Carin Bondar‘s new web series titled “Wild Sex.”

“We hit topics hard, and not just for the quirk factor, but because there is a lot of cool science behind so many strange mating rituals,” Bondar told Scientific Americanabout the new show. Read the rest of this entry »

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Amie Neely, Teacher, Accused Of Having Sex With Foreign Exchange Student

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 19, 2012

A suspicious husband used the GPS capability on his wife’s cellphone to find the 38-year-old teacher having sex with a 16-year-old boy.

Amie Neely now faces a felony sexual assault charge after being arrested by Port St. Lucie, Fla. police early Sunday morning, according to TC Palm.

WPBF reports that the boy was an exchange student living with Neely and her husband at the time of the alleged assault. There is also another exchange student still taking up residence there, according to the station.

There is no indication that Neely, who teaches at Community Christian Academy, ever taught the student she’s accused of assaulting.

The boy told cops he drove Neely to an area near St. Lucie West Centennial High School. He said he got in the back seat with Neely and, as the two were having sex, the teacher’s husband walked up to the car and discovered them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Is It So Difficult to Talk About Female Sexual Pleasure?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 26, 2012

The author of “Vagina: A New Biography” analyzes some responses to her new controversial book

By NAOMI WOLF

Has there really been a sexual revolution? One of the themes I explore in my new book, Vagina: A New Biography, is that the supposedly sexually liberated society we now live in, in which sexual images and content are available everywhere, hasn’t really been that liberating for women. While many responses to my book were positive, the tone of some of the critiques — from“mystic woo-woo about the froo froo” to “bad news for everybody who has one” — suggests to me that our culture, even one in which Fifty Shades of Grey is being devoured by millions of women, still has problems discussing women’s sexuality in a positive, empowering way. And we — perhaps women especially — need to be able to have that conversation.

(MOREFifty Shades of Grey: Why Is It News that Women Like Sex?)

The modern history of female sexuality has been plagued with misinformation, embarrassment and sexual frustration. When Shere Hite published her famous (and at the time notorious) The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality in 1976, about a third of women reported that they did not have orgasms during sex when they wished to. This finding preceded Hite’s important — for the time — assertion that penetration was not all there was in terms of female sexual response, and a wave of information about female sexuality followed. Although The Hite Report was initially greeted with great controversy, in the end society agreed that women’s pleasure and sexual well-being mattered and deserved respectful inquiry.

But in the past decade, instead of informed and respectful discussion about women and their bodies, we have veered into a raunch culture in which celebrities boost their popularity by releasing porn videos, rock star John Mayer casually says he sees hundreds of vaginas before breakfast, and critically acclaimed new TV shows feature young women recounting horrible hookups with ever escalating porn-based expectations. Women’s desire, arousal and satisfaction, let alone their (or men’s) emotional needs, are very rarely part of this picture.

(MOREThe Tyranny of the Sexy Mom)

Indeed, serious or even remotely respectful discourse about women’s erotic well-being has been so marginalized that in today’s climate, when one brings new findings on female arousal and satisfaction into public debate, as I am doing with my book, I find that one must make the case from the start that these numbers — and female sexual satisfaction — matter at all. Read the rest of this entry »

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No DNA link to Assange in condom central to sex assault case

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 18, 2012

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (AFP Photo/Carl Court)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (AFP Photo/Carl Court)

A ripped condom given to Swedish police by one of Julian Assange’s accusers does not contain the WikiLeaks founder’s DNA, forensic scientists have reportedly found.

In a 100-page document shown to Assange’s lawyers, it was revealed that the torn prophylactic, having been examined by staff at two forensic laboratories, did not bear conclusive evidence that Assange had ever worn it, the Daily Mail reported on Sunday.

Assange’s lawyers said the lack of DNA evidence on the condom, which was allegedly used during a supposed August 2010 sexual assault, indicates that a fake one could have been submitted.

The woman in question, now aged 33, claims to have been molested by Assange at her flat in Stockholm. She says that at one point he deliberately broke a condom in order to have unprotected sex with her.

Assange claims he had consensual sex with the woman, but denies intentionally tearing the condom. He had previously told police that he continued to stay at her residence for the week following the alleged incident, saying his accuser never made any mention of the ripped condom.

But DNA purportedly belonging to Assange was present on a condom submitted by a second woman, who has accused him of rape, prompting Swedish authorities to push ahead with their bid to have him extradited from the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sexual Peak: Do Women Hit Their Sex Prime at 28?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 30, 2012

By Emma Gray

Sexual Peak

Are you in your sexual prime? If you’re around 28 years old, according to a recent survey, the answer is yes.

Through a poll of 1,281 British men and women, British sex toy company Love Honey found that women have their best sexual experiences around 28 while men “peak” at 33, the Daily Mail reported. This (unscientific survey) contradicts the oft-cited conventional wisdom that women peak sexually in their 30s, while men hit their sexual prime at 18. The poll also found that women and men both reported having the most sex in their 20s — 25 for women, 29 for men.

Relationship expert Tracey Cox told the Daily Mail that the survey’s findings make sense because it takes time to learn what you want out of sex and how to get it. “We tend to have the most sex at the start of relationships when desire is fresh, and the best sex once we’re more in tune with our bodies and our partner,” she said. “Despite the female sexual system being far more complex than a man’s, women are discovering what works and doesn’t faster than men.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Transgender beauty drops out of contest still a winner

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 22, 2012

Transgender contestant Jenna Talackova takes part in Miss Universe Canada competition during the bikini segment in Toronto, May 19, 2012 (Reuters/Mark Blinch)

Transgender contestant Jenna Talackova takes part in Miss Universe Canada competition during the bikini segment in Toronto, May 19, 2012 (Reuters/Mark Blinch)

Male-born beauty icon Jenna Talackova has dropped out of the Miss Universe Canada pageant. Failing to make the top five, she has already made history as the first transgender lady in a women’s beauty contest.

The blonde was chosen as one of 12 sexy sirens running for the coveted title, but didn’t make the next round.

Talackova’s fans say she shouldn’t be disappointed, as she has already achieved much more than any title can give. Jenna was dismissed from the list of contestants in March for not being a “naturally born woman”, which the contest rules had demanded. The almighty row saw thousands speaking out to support the transgender beauty.

Talackova’s lawyer says the contestant’s main achievement is a “civil rights victory”.

“I think it is frankly more important than anything, any victory she would win, even representing Miss Canada,” Gloria Allred said.

She may not have won the crown, but Jenna became one of four contestants to be named Miss Congeniality, with crowds flocking to support her in Toronto.

Talackova, 23, had sex change surgery aged 19. The Miss Universe organizers had to apply changes to the rules of the beauty contest to ensure that transgender ladies could also give it a whirl. The new regulations come into force next year.

Transgender contestant Jenna Talackova takes part in Miss Universe Canada competition in Toronto, May 19, 2012 (Reuters/Mark Blinch)
Transgender contestant Jenna Talackova takes part in Miss Universe Canada competition in Toronto, May 19, 2012 (Reuters/Mark
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Sex Life Satisfaction: FITNESS Magazine & Yahoo! Shine Survey Looks At Sexual Satisfaction Amongst Americans

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 17, 2012

By Emma Gray

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A new survey from FITNESS Magazine & Yahoo! Shine examines how men and women feel about their sex lives.

How satisfied are we with our sex lives? And what do we really want in the bedroom? These aren’t new questions, but they’re the ones that FITNESS Magazineand Yahoo! Shine sought to answer when they conducted a survey of American adults focusing on their “between the sheets” thoughts, desires and behaviors.

The online survey looked at 1,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 64 throughout the U.S, turning up some interesting results about the way men and women view their own sex lives. Women’s sexuality has been an especially hot topic this year in the media with the release of television shows and films that focus on the subject (see Lena Dunham’s controversial sex scenes on “Girls” or the Maggie Gylenhaal-helmed movie“Hysteria,” about the invention of the vibrator.) What pop culture and theFITNESS and Yahoo! Shine survey indicate is that we can put to rest once and for all the myth that women aren’t as frisky as their male counterparts. Fifty percent of the women surveyed said they wanted to be having more sex. Read the rest of this entry »

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How Feminism Begat Intensive Mothering

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 14, 2012

Contrary to popular belief, intensive mothering is the product of the rise of women in society
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A rally for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, October 12, 1981

Feminism and motherhood have long been cast as feuding sisters, one always attempting to undermine the other. In this calculation, women had to choose between the independence, education and self-expression of the feminist path and the nurture, sacrifice and child-centricity of the family path. The more feminist a woman is, the less appetite, it has been suggested, she will have for mothering.

Ironically, however, the opposite is true.

Women’s rising social and economic power has not squelched their desire to be mothers. Quite the opposite: it has enabled women to mother with ferocity. They research; they seek out best practices; they join a group, form a committee and agitate for their version of feeding/disciplining/sleeping. If you don’t believe me, just visit a breast-feeding support group with former litigators, marketing executives and investment bankers. Reluctant sucklers don’t stand a chance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Model fired for Gaddafi sympathies

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 16, 2011

Vanessa Hessler (AFP Photo / OLIVER LANG)

Considering the Gaddafi family to be “normal people” can cost you a job, as a German-based model discovered after an interview about her relationship with Muammar Gaddafi’s son Mutassim.

US-born Italian model Vanessa Hessler, 23, dated Mutassim Gaddafi for four years. The interview with Hessler was released after her former lover was captured and killed alongside his father Muammar in October.

“I didn’t have any contact with him since the uprising broke out, but our relationship was one of passion. The Gaddafi family is not as they are being depicted. They are normal people,” Hessler was quoted in Italian magazine Diva e Donna.

“We, France and the United Kingdom, financed the rebels, but people don’t know what they are doing,” she added.

These comments cost Hessler her long-term contract with Telefónica Germany. They chose to terminate their partnership with the blonde model for “failing to distance herself from her comments on the conflict in Libya.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Naked ambition: Ukrainian topless protests go global

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 28, 2011

A naked woman in a city’s central square is bound to attract attention, which is exactly what Ukraine’s Femen group is hoping for with a series of high-profile demonstrations against the abuse of women’s rights which has made the news across Europe.

And as RT found out, the Ukrainian feminists are ready to conquer new horizons.

On a chilly morning in Kiev, half-naked women in racing outfits drink champagne and chant slogans. This is how the Femen movement celebrated the resignation of Silvio Berlusconi. Several days prior to that, Femen were in Rome, lending their support for the anti-Berlusconi protests.

“We had staged a lot of protests against Berlusconi and his sexual adventures here in Kiev. And we are really happy his political career has finished,” activist Aleksandra Shevchenko told RT.

“But we came to the Italian embassy not only to celebrate, but to say that he needs to go on trial for his sexual crimes,”Femen member Inna Shevchenko added.

For more than a week, Ukraine’s topless protesters have been making themselves heard across Europe on a road trip dedicated to drawing attention to the sexual exploitation of women.

While in Rome, one of their activists even made a revealing protest against injustice towards women in the Catholic Church at the Vatican, right in front of the Pope. Before that, they hit Paris, storming the residence of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Read the rest of this entry »

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Benetton Unhate Campaign: World Leaders ‘Kiss’ In New Clothing Adverts

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 16, 2011

President Obama snogging Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez? Unlikely.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu smooching with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas? Never.

President Sarkozy cuddling up to German chancellor Angela Merkel… Actually, that one we could see. Somewhat disturbingly.

These images and more are all part of a new advertising campaign by clothing brand Benetton, who in an attempt to spark sales conversation have released six highly controversial images of world leaders engaging in some very close diplomatic discussions.

The ‘Unhate’ campaign is intended to promote a new way of looking at hatred, the brand says.

“It means not hating,” Alessandro Benetton, deputy chairman of Benetton Group SpA, told the Wall Street Journal. “In a moment of darkness, with the financial crisis, what’s going on in North African countries, in Athens, this is an attitude we can all embrace that can have positive energy.”

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Model fired for Gaddafi sympathies

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 2, 2011

Vanessa Hessler (AFP Photo / OLIVER LANG)

Considering the Gaddafi family to be “normal people” can cost you a job, as a German-based model discovered after an interview about her relationship with Muammar Gaddafi’s son Mutassim.

US-born Italian model Vanessa Hessler, 23, dated Mutassim Gaddafi for four years. The interview with Hessler was released after her former lover was captured and killed alongside his father Muammar in October.

“I didn’t have any contact with him since the uprising broke out, but our relationship was one of passion. The Gaddafi family is not as they are being depicted. They are normal people,” Hessler was quoted in Italian magazine Diva e Donna.

“We, France and the United Kingdom, financed the rebels, but people don’t know what they are doing,” she added.

These comments cost Hessler her long-term contract with Telefónica Germany. They chose to terminate their partnership with the blonde model for “failing to distance herself from her comments on the conflict in Libya.”

This is despite Hessler being a household figure in Germany, with giant Telefónica posters featuring the model prominent in many German cities. Read the rest of this entry »

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