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Simulated Sex Scenes Are Still Pretty Sexy

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

Car Crash Blamed On Friends Having Sex In The Back

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.

Sex After 60: Not All the News is Good

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.

Now There's Erotica for the Evangelical Set

From The Globe and Mail By Siri Agrell Richard Davies was reading The New York Times books section when he spotted a full-page advertisement for sex guides. A spokesman for Victoria-based online book retailer Abe Books, Mr. Davies wondered what kind of guides his customers were ordering, and ran a search of the company's database.

1 In 3 Online Daters Has Sex On First Date

From The Houston Chronicle By Alexis Grant Women who date online are likely to take precautions to protect their personal safety when first meeting a man face-to-face, but often are much less careful about protecting their sexual health once that encounter moves to the next level, a Houston-based study has found. While the women who were surveyed went to great lengths to screen online acquaintances before meeting them, nearly a third reported having sex on the first date and three-quarters of those said they did not use condoms, according to the study by The University of Texas School of Public Health. Those behaviors reflect a "virtual intimacy" the women developed with men online before meeting them in person, said the study's author, Paige Padgett. Tango’s Take

Sexy Dreams Are No Rarity

Stop moaning, grossy. From Health Scout By Randy Dotinga THURSDAY, June 14 (HealthDay News) -- If your dreams are hot enough to burn the sheets, you've got company. A new Canadian survey, apparently the first of its kind in four decades, reports that 8 percent of dreams swirl around sexual situations. Men are much more likely to have fantasies about sex with imaginary people, while women prefer current or past sexual partners and celebrities. Women, meanwhile, report about as many sex dreams as men, a sharp contrast with previous research from the 1960s. "Men used to report many more sex dreams, twice as many as women, and we don't find that difference anymore," said study author Antonio Zadra, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Montreal. "Either women are having them more, or they're more likely to report them. Either way, it's interesting."

Study: Many Seniors Have Rich Sex Lives

Keep it in your pants, gramps. From CBS (CBS/AP) An unprecedented study of sex and seniors finds that many older people are surprisingly frisky — willing to do, and talk about, intimate acts that would make their grandchildren blush. That may be too much information for some folks. But it comes from the most comprehensive sex survey ever done among 57- to 85-year-olds in the United States. Sex and interest in it do fall off when people are in their 70s, but more than a quarter of those up to age 85 reported having sex in the previous year. And the drop-off has a lot to do with health or lack of a partner, especially for women, the survey found. Tango’s Take

Birth Control After Pregnancy

From American Chronicle By Saurabh Jain For you and your child’s wellbeing, you have to take an informed decision regarding birth control after pregnancy. There are many types of birth control methods available in the market today; however, only some of these methods will suit your body. It thus becomes imperative that you weigh the pros and cons of various birth control methods before you choose one.

Men And Women And Why Their "Counts" Don't Add Up

From The New York Times By Gina Kolata EVERYONE knows men are promiscuous by nature. It’s part of the genetic strategy that evolved to help men spread their genes far and wide. The strategy is different for a woman, who has to go through so much just to have a baby and then nurture it. She is genetically programmed to want just one man who will stick with her and help raise their children. Surveys bear this out. In study after study and in country after country, men report more, often many more, sexual partners than women. One survey, recently reported by the federal government, concluded that men had a median of seven female sex partners. Women had a median of four male sex partners. Another study, by British researchers, stated that men had 12.7 heterosexual partners in their lifetimes and women had 6.5.

Redheads Have More Sex According To Survey

From Is it true that blondes have more fun? Well, that depends on what your idea of fun is. Redheads have more sex than women of any other hair color, according to new research in Germany. Hamburg sex researcher, Professor Dr. Werner Habermehl, said his new study documented the sex lives of hundreds of German women and compared them by hair color, according to the Daily Mail. Habermehl said that the sex lives of redheaded women were not only more active than women with other colors of hair, but that red heads have more partners and sex more frequently than the average person. "The research shows that the fiery redhead certainly lives up to her reputation," Habermehl told the Daily Mail. He also told the paper that women who dyed their hair red from another color were signaling they were looking for a partner.