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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.

Circumcision Doesn't Reduce Sexual Sensation

From ABC News Medical Unit By Joseph Brownstein Controversial new research casts doubt on the long-held belief that circumcision reduces sexual sensitivity for men who have undergone the procedure. Circumcision, a procedure performed throughout history — for reasons ranging from the fulfillment of a biblical covenant to a means of curbing masturbation — has received both praise by those who tout its supposed medical benefits and scorn from those who claim it has traumatic aftereffects. Now, in a Canadian study appearing in the most recent issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers found that the glans, or head of the penis, is just as sensitive on a circumcised man as on an uncircumcised one. Tango’s Take

237 Reasons Why People Haves Sex

I would like to please you and/ or have an orgasm. From The Associated Press By Seth Borenstein After exhaustively compiling a list of the 237 reasons why people have sex, researchers found that young men and women get intimate for mostly the same motivations. It's more about lust in the body than a love connection in the heart. College-aged men and women agree on their top reasons for having sex — they were attracted to the person, they wanted to experience physical pleasure and "it feels good," according to a peer-reviewed study in the August edition of Archives of Sexual Behavior. Twenty of the top 25 reasons given for having sex were the same for men and women. Expressing love and showing affection were in the top 10 for both men and women, but they did take a back seat to the clear No. 1: "I was attracted to the person."

Ugandan 'Sex Tree' Endangered

From BBC News By Joshua Mmali The omuboro grows mainly in protected forest reserves The soaring demand for a tree which some Ugandans believe can boost a man's libido and virility, may lead to its extinction, researchers warn. The most popular part of the slow growing citropsis articulata tree, locally known as omuboro, is its roots.

Men Are Happiest With Educated Wives

From The Sydney Morning Herald By Adele Horin MEN in search of true happiness should steer clear of bimbos and dumb blondes: research shows men are happiest if they marry smart women. Every extra year of education a wife has under her belt significantly increases the chances her husband will report being highly satisfied with life. But Shane Mathew Worner, of the Australian National University's economics program, says it may be that an educated woman's earning power is her biggest asset. In a paper to be presented at the HILDA Survey Research conference this week, he says "the higher the education level of the wife, the happier the husband is." The study is based on a sample of more than 5000 Australians drawn from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey.

Nerds Like To Date Online Too

From The Boston Globe By Carolyn Y. Johnson Joyce Dales went through 30 guys on before she found her Jedi Knight in shining armor. "I was either too strange or they weren't strange enough," she said. Eventually, she found and married Jeff Dales, a "recovering lawyer" from Nottingham, N.H., who was geek enough to sprinkle Star Wars references into his first flirtatious e-mails. But the long list of rejections, from teachers and lawyers and other professionals scattered among the millions of profiles she encountered on popular dating sites, showed Dales that people like her had a problem: Online dating -- once the domain of geeks -- had gone completely mainstream.

Strikers In South Africa Gripe About Lack Of Sex

What do we want? More Sex! When do we want it? After work! From Reuters JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African workers striking over pay and benefits have a new complaint -- they no longer have the energy for sex. Monroe Mkalipi, a regional chairman of the powerful COSATU federations of trade unions, complained that work conditions are so tough workers can't perform in the bedroom. "The harshness that we have in all our workplaces is so severe to such a point that when you get home at night it becomes a problem expanding our families," the SAPA news agency quoted him as saying. Public sector workers are negotiating with the government to increase pay for the first time since 2004. Tango’s Take

Women Enjoying Orgasm Boom, Evidently

From The Daily Record MORE women are having orgasms during sex these days, according to a survey. Twice as many 20 to 30-year-olds said they were getting satisfaction, compared with less than a third in 1994. And a third said they fantasised while in the throes of passion about making love to someone else. Johnny Depp was the favourite, followed by George Clooney and Brad Pitt. Only two per cent admitted faking it, while 65 per cent said they would tell their partners if they were left unfulfilled.