From MSNBC.com By Brian Alexander Hello. My name is Brian and I am a sex addict. It never occurred to me that I might be addicted to love. But then Marty Klein, a sex therapist in Palo Alto, Calif., and author of the book "America’s War on Sex," asked me to take a Web screening test created by Patrick Carnes, the best-known popularizer of the "sex addict" idea.
From Reuters LONDON (Reuters) - One in five young Britons has sex with a new partner when travelling abroad, putting them at risk of contracting HIV and other diseases, researchers said on Thursday. Most pick fellow Britons or Europeans, apparently believing this minimises the chances of HIV infection, but they are largely unaware of the dangers of other sexually transmitted infections. With overseas travel soaring due to low-cost flights, holiday 'flings' represent a risky pattern of behaviour that should be better targeted by healthcare authorities, according to Dr Catherine Mercer of University College London.
From Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Eleven percent of men in the U.S. report that they have conducted multiple sexual relationships at the same time during the past year -- a behavior that could be contributing to the spread of HIV in the country -- according to a study published online on Tuesday in the American Journal of Public Health, Reuters Health reports. For the study, Adaora Adimora of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and colleagues examined data from a 2002 federal survey that included 4,928 men between ages 15 and 44. The study showed that 11% of the men said they had at least two concurrent sexual relationships during the previous year. Among this group, most said they had only female partners.
The Singaporean legislature has legalized certain once-illicit sex acts... for heterosexuals. In a country with legalized prostitution, consenting straights can now engage in oral and anal sex. Many are upset that the ruling did not cross over the the island nation's homosexual population.
From The BBC Some men should have sex every day to maximise the chances of getting their partner pregnant, researchers say. It is known for couples with fertility problems to abstain from sex for several days to boost sperm numbers before trying to conceive. However, the Sydney University team, addressing the American Society for Reproductive Medicine conference, said this could mean poorer quality sperm. One UK expert said daily sex might be better for men with damaged sperm. The Australian scientists studied 42 men whose sperm had been found to be an abnormal shape when examined under the microscope. Tango’s Take
From LiveScience By Charles Q. Choi Humans could marry robots within the century. And consummate those vows."My forecast is that around 2050, the state of Massachusetts will be the first jurisdiction to legalize marriages with robots," artificial intelligence researcher David Levy at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands told LiveScience. Levy recently completed his Ph.D. work on the subject of human-robot relationships, covering many of the privileges and practices that generally come with marriage as well as outside of it. At first, sex with robots might be considered geeky, "but once you have a story like 'I had sex with a robot, and it was great!' appear someplace like Cosmo magazine, I'd expect many people to jump on the bandwagon," Levy said. Tango’s Take
From The Des Moines Register By Jennifer Jacobs The erotic corn dog eating contest at the Iowa State Fair might have to go away. The competition, which is organized by a Des Moines area radio station and tends to draw a raucous and appreciative crowd, is too tasteless, according to at least one fair board member. After the topic came up Monday during the board’s critique of this year’s state fair, fair manager Gary Slater said he hasn’t seen it himself. Tango’s Take
From The New York Times By Mireya Navarro A FEW years ago, Michelle Borth went topless for a movie, and she thought: “That’s it. That’s my last topless scene.” Then she read the script for the new HBO show “Tell Me You Love Me.” The show required frontal nudity and such explicit sex scenes that the first question asked at a press conference with television critics last July was: “Did anybody actually do it?” The answer was no, but Ms. Borth, who plays Jamie in “Tell Me,” is not faulting anyone for wondering. Tango’s Take
By Associated Press MOSCOW, Idaho - A carnival worker who hit a telephone pole with his SUV blamed the crash on two friends having sex in the back seat. Joshua D. Frank, who had been living on the Latah County Fairgrounds, pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of failing to notify a police officer of a traffic accident. He was fined $188. Frank told Moscow police he was driving near downtown early Saturday while a man and woman were having sex in the rear of the vehicle. According to a probable cause affidavit, he said the movement caused the SUV to become "tippy" and he lost control of it.
He's only after one thing, Nana. From The Orlando Sentinel By Stan K. Sujka Behind the front-page Sentinel story "Senior Sex is Alive and Well" is some sobering news that senior citizens should be aware of and definitely not ignore. Like sexual activity, sexually transmitted diseases -- STDs -- are on the rise in the senior community. STDs include genital warts, herpes, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) and others. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, AIDS cases alone among Americans over 50 have quintupled since 1995.