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.
From The Boston Globe By Carolyn Y. Johnson Joyce Dales went through 30 guys on Match.com 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.
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
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.
From NBCNC Sometimes our love lives need more than hand holding and Barry White music, now women have a new option to help them in the bedroom. Melissa Sherrill has decided to get a G-Shot to increase her sexual pleasure. "It's a form of human collagen we inject into the front wall of the vaginal tissues where the G-Spot is," said Justin Salerno, M.D., an Obstetrician Gynecologist.
From Bloomberg News By Michelle Fay Cortez The virus that causes cervical cancer may be linked to throat cancer in those who engage in oral sex, a report says. A study in 300 adults found that those infected with the human papillomavirus, or HPV, who had oral sex with more than six partners, were 3 times more likely to get throat cancer. The research was included in a package of studies and commentary on the virus reported in today’s New England Journal of Medicine. The throat cancer study did not explore whether Gardasil, the Merck & Co. HPV vaccine approved by U.S. regulators in June, would be protective against oral infections. Nonetheless, the findings could spur new debate over whether it should be more widely prescribed, since oral HPV infection occurs in both men and women who engaged in this type of sex. Tango’s Take
From The Houston Chronicle By Polly Ross Hughes AUSTIN — Lovebirds wishing to tie the knot would pay $100 for a marriage license under a bill the Texas House tentatively passed Wednesday, unless they took a prenuptial class on how to behave as a spouse. Before the 78-63 vote, furor among Democrats and rebellious Republicans over the marriage fee hike prompted the bill's author to promise he'll merely double the current $30 fee before a final vote today. Applicants taking the classes would get free marriage licenses. Even with final House approval, though, the bill faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where it must find a sponsor to get a floor debate. Tango’s Take
From Daily India London, Apr 3: One in three women regularly fake orgasms, a survey has revealed the average woman has sex 99 times a year, but on 34 occasions they do not reach the zenith. In the poll of 4,000 women, 30 per cent admitted they had faked an orgasm with every partner they have had. And 90 per cent say blokes cannot distinguish a fake from the real thing. Twenty per cent said they thought about other men during sex to turn themselves on. The survey by market researchers OnePoll is not all bad news for the men. Over 80 per cent of women said they would rather be with a bloke who was a flop in bed but was kind and caring than a sensational lover who showed little or no affection. Tango’s Take
By Brian Alexander MSNBC contributor Forty years ago, a key Supreme Court case with a Kafka-esque name, United States v. Ten Erotic Paintings, put works of some of the great modern artists of Europe on trial. Seventeen years ago, an exhibit of the photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe in Cincinnati wound up getting a museum curator arrested on obscenity charges. He was later acquitted. Five years ago, U.S.