The population in Japan is aging rapidly. Technically, they age at the same rate as everyone else, but they're having fewer children so the average age is increasing. One big reason is lack of sex. According to a recent survey 25% of married Japanese couples haven't had sex in the last year.
The government of Netherlands has decided to make public sex in Amsterdam's famous Vondelpark legal. The park was a notorious cruising ground for gays. And it's become too much of a hassle for police to enforce. Is this another in a long line of Dutch capitulations or another genius tourism move?
Paying for sex is something that men have only done since forever. But it feels like people are getting caught more now than ever, particularly with details of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's personal life coming to light. Well, it's hard out there for a pimp. And a ho. And a john or so it appears.
An old law in Montana is being taken advantage of by some service members. The law allows people to get married by double-proxy. Which means that neither has to show up for the actual ceremony. If he's deployed overseas and she's back in Kansas, they can still get legally hitched. We can see a few scenarios that would allow bad things to happen with this law. But, it's a pretty good service in general.
The Anglican Church is producing a guide to married life. The book deals with sex, finances, etc. English marriage is in some amount of trouble. This, frankly, is not going to work for us. We've kept quiet on issues about a personal relationship with God and salvation with the implicit understanding that the church would stay out of the relationship business. Well, it's on.
Ask me no more questions, tell me no more lies. Ask.com is firing 8% of their staff. And they are going to go in a slightly different direction. But they are not going to cater exclusively to married women. There has been some confusion about this. And the bitter custody battle between John Malone and Barry Diller is only going to get uglier.
A study conducted by the Journal of Sexual Medicine suggests that the ideal length for a bout of intercourse is 7 - 13 minutes. And most people find sex greater than 13 minutes to be bothersome. This basically makes ever song ever written false. We're not sure who to believe any more.
Chinese youths are meeting up at bars and hooking up just like Americans. It turns out though that they're familiar with the old in-and-out but are lacking fine details like birth control and disease prevention. The government is trying to remedy this but doing so in a subtle way.
An Iranian man that was known for his penny pinching ways is now being required to pay his wife's dowry. And it's a doozy. A court has ruled that he owes her 124,000 roses. Iranian law dictates that his property can be seized to pay the dowry or he can spend time in jail. Let that be a lesson.
A professor from the University of New Hampshire has made it his career goal to make a case that spanking is bad. He previously did a study that showed a link between spanking children and their interest in masochistic sex. He's also conducted a more recent study that correlates the level of childhood beating and the proclivity to pressure partners for sex. He would clearly prefer some sort of hands off approach.