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Full text of the sign in a Copenhagen, Denmark park: "Sex in the park is allowed. But show some consideration. Many children institutions use the park. Therefore please avoid: sex in the playground and visible places between 9 am and 4 pm. Loud sex in hiding between 9 am and 4 pm. Remember to: remove semen from the benches after the act. Leave condoms and used napkins in the bin. The city hall of Copenhagen calls for safe sex. Enjoy!(Denmark)"


Audacia Ray points out: "As compared to NYC, where we have just increased prostitution penalties for transactional sex in a school zone. Enjoy!"


 

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Read the poem on kaffeinkatmandu.tumblr.com

Fraction Factions, a poem I wrote two years ago that was just published on kaffe in katmandu, an arts/literature blog. Were I writing this poem now I would substitute the word "climaxing" for "ejaculating" since men without prostate glands do not ejaculate. When I fully recover from my prostate surgery I hope to still be a 40%er.

 

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"This ironic and absurdist highbrow little sex novel is a hoot. . . . Mr. Levy's humor is dryer than Monty Python's but no less funny, and he combines high and low culture in a particularly appealing way."

via nyjournalofbooks.com
 
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This blogger's description of sex post-hysterectomy matches my experience of sex post-prostatectomy. The orgasms are qualitatively different--not better or worse, but certainly different.


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The subtitle of the book under review (in which the missing adjective “Heterosexual” should modify the noun “Women”) implies a question: How does erotic romance for women differ from the equivalent genre for men?

Read the entire review on nyjournalofbooks.com

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Rosh Hashana is behind us, Yom Kippur is upon us, and that means Sukkot is around the corner. Jewish New Yorkers can celebrate the Jewish calendar's most sensual and joyous holiday with like minded tribe members Tuesday September 28 from 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM Wednesday September 29 at The Sukkot Sizzle on the roof of The Delancey 168 Delancey Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side

 

Read the article on examiner.com

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Rosh Hashana is behind us, Yom Kippur is upon us, and that means Sukkot is around the corner. Jewish New Yorkers can celebrate the Jewish calendar's most sensual  and joyous holiday with like minded tribe members Tuesday September 28 from 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM Wednesday September 29 at The Sukkot Sizzle on the roof of The Delancey 168 Delancey Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side

 

Read the article on examiner.com

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Female orgasms and a 'rule of thumb'

'C-V distance' may be a factor in how easily a woman has an orgasm.

  • By Regina Nuzzo Special to The Times

    February 11, 2008


    During intercourse, the female orgasm can be elusive. What frustrated woman hasn't wondered: Am I simply, um, put together differently than other women?

    Kim Wallen, professor of psychology and behavioral neuroendocrinology at Emory University, is busy doing the math to find out. And, yes, he says, simple physiology may have a lot to do with orgasm ease -- specifically, how far a woman's clitoris lies from her vagina.

    That number might predict how easily a woman can experience orgasms from penile stimulation alone -- without help from fingers, toys or tongue -- during sexual intercourse.


    In fact, there's even an easy "rule of thumb," Wallen says: Clitoris-vagina distances less than 2.5 cm -- that's roughly from the tip of your thumb to your first knuckle -- tend to yield reliable orgasms during sex. More than a thumb's length? Regular intercourse alone typically might not do the trick.

    Wallen is not the first to check into this "C-V distance." In the 1920s, Princess Marie Bonaparte, a French psychoanalyst and close friend of Sigmund Freud, grew fed up with her own lack of orgasmic response. In her professional practice, she saw plenty of patients with the same complaint ("frigidity," in the parlance of the day).

    She blamed physiology, not psyche.

    Bonaparte collected C-V and orgasm data from her patients and in 1924 delicately published her observations under a pseudonym. (She also persuaded an Austrian surgeon to experiment on her, by cutting around her clitoris and stretching it closer to her vagina -- with disappointing results.)

    Recently, Wallen dug up Bonaparte's measurements and analyzed them with modern statistical techniques. Sure enough, he found a striking correlation. Now he is hoping to do his own measurement study.

    Preliminary work has revealed that only about 7% of women always have orgasms with sex alone, he says, while 27% say they never do. The current research hold-up: developing a reliable, at-home technique for measuring C-V distance, especially one that can deal with stretchy skin.

    Women with a large C-V distance should not be discouraged, Wallen says. "Personally, I don't think the inability to experience no-hands, penis-only intercourse with orgasm says anything about a happy sex life," he says. "Maybe it could allow couples to be a bit more inventive in how they have sex."

    He acknowledges that the measure might become one more standard women feel they need to live up to, like breast size. "People would ask, 'Is your distance really small?' "

    Copyright © 2010, The Los Angeles Times

    This finding confirms what I observed three decades ago in my 20s with a smaller research sample.

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    Female orgasms and a 'rule of thumb'

    'C-V distance' may be a factor in how easily a woman has an orgasm.

  • By Regina Nuzzo Special to The Times

    February 11, 2008


    During intercourse, the female orgasm can be elusive. What frustrated woman hasn't wondered: Am I simply, um, put together differently than other women?

    Kim Wallen, professor of psychology and behavioral neuroendocrinology at Emory University, is busy doing the math to find out. And, yes, he says, simple physiology may have a lot to do with orgasm ease -- specifically, how far a woman's clitoris lies from her vagina.

    That number might predict how easily a woman can experience orgasms from penile stimulation alone -- without help from fingers, toys or tongue -- during sexual intercourse.


    In fact, there's even an easy "rule of thumb," Wallen says: Clitoris-vagina distances less than 2.5 cm -- that's roughly from the tip of your thumb to your first knuckle -- tend to yield reliable orgasms during sex. More than a thumb's length? Regular intercourse alone typically might not do the trick.

    Wallen is not the first to check into this "C-V distance." In the 1920s, Princess Marie Bonaparte, a French psychoanalyst and close friend of Sigmund Freud, grew fed up with her own lack of orgasmic response. In her professional practice, she saw plenty of patients with the same complaint ("frigidity," in the parlance of the day).

    She blamed physiology, not psyche.

    Bonaparte collected C-V and orgasm data from her patients and in 1924 delicately published her observations under a pseudonym. (She also persuaded an Austrian surgeon to experiment on her, by cutting around her clitoris and stretching it closer to her vagina -- with disappointing results.)

    Recently, Wallen dug up Bonaparte's measurements and analyzed them with modern statistical techniques. Sure enough, he found a striking correlation. Now he is hoping to do his own measurement study.

    Preliminary work has revealed that only about 7% of women always have orgasms with sex alone, he says, while 27% say they never do. The current research hold-up: developing a reliable, at-home technique for measuring C-V distance, especially one that can deal with stretchy skin.

    Women with a large C-V distance should not be discouraged, Wallen says. "Personally, I don't think the inability to experience no-hands, penis-only intercourse with orgasm says anything about a happy sex life," he says. "Maybe it could allow couples to be a bit more inventive in how they have sex."

    He acknowledges that the measure might become one more standard women feel they need to live up to, like breast size. "People would ask, 'Is your distance really small?' "

    Copyright © 2010, The Los Angeles Times

    This finding confirms what I observed three decades ago in my 20s with a smaller research sample.

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    I already knew that women and their motivations are psychologically complex, but I suppose it's a good thing researchers are confirming this.

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    I already knew that women and their motivations are psychologically complex, but I suppose it's a good thing researchers are confirming this.

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    15 Shocking Tales of How Sex Laws Are Screwing the American People
    In New York the statutory rape laws have an exception for a teen or young adult whose age is within three years of his/her partner's age; that should be a model for other states.

    UK plans universal access to high-speed Internet
    Another way we in the USA are falling behind the rest of the developed world.

    The Terrorist Threat: Right-Wing Radicals and the Eliminationist Mindset
    Understanding the dangerous worldview that led to the murder of an innocent doctor and an attack at the Holocaust Museum.
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    15 Shocking Tales of How Sex Laws Are Screwing the American People
    In New York the statutory rape laws have an exception for a teen or young adult whose age is within three years of his/her partner's age; that should be a model for other states.

    UK plans universal access to high-speed Internet
    Another way we in the USA are falling behind the rest of the developed world.

    The Terrorist Threat: Right-Wing Radicals and the Eliminationist Mindset
    Understanding the dangerous worldview that led to the murder of an innocent doctor and an attack at the Holocaust Museum.
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    Everything you always wanted to know about female ejaculation (but were afraid to ask) - life - 28 May 2009 - New Scientist

    More G-spot research. Scientists find that female ejaculate is high in PSA (prostate specific antogen) and speculate that female ejaculation may prevent UTIs (urinary tract infections) by preventing semen from entering the urethra. Thanks to Susie Bright who posted this article on her Facebook profile.
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    Everything you always wanted to know about female ejaculation (but were afraid to ask) - life - 28 May 2009 - New Scientist

    More G-spot research. Scientists find that female ejaculate is high in PSA (prostate specific antogen) and speculate that female ejaculation may prevent UTIs (urinary tract infections) by preventing semen from entering the urethra. Thanks to Susie Bright who posted this article on her Facebook profile.

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