For some reason, people dig stories about strange love... with animals.
A man from South Carolina has recently been arrested a second time for horse sex. While bestiality is really weird, something about it (perhaps the weirdness, really piques people's interests. Is there something wrong with us, as human beings, that we just can't get enough human on horse action?
Gender role confusion in Japan and what, exactly, is "otaku"?
Some young men in Japan are in love with anime. Some take it to such an extreme that they have strange love affairs with pillow cases featuring the likenesses of their favorite cartoon characters. It does not look like that low birth rate in Japan is going to fix itself. On the other hand, they are really doing a great job of out-nerding American nerds.
Facebook made Kelly Hildebrandt's choice of married name a no-brainer.
Facebook has gotten another couple together. The miracle of modern, online social networking has allowed a woman named Kelly Hildebrandt to find a fellow named Kelly Hildebrandt and lil Cupid took it from there. Three weeks after meeting online, the two met in person (after flight from Texas to south Florida). Things went so well that Male Kelly Hildebrandt moved to Florida and they became engaged shortly thereafter. This saves them a trip to the DMV.
Scotsman gets community service for setting up fake dating profiles for former friend.
There are few rules in this world that you just don't break after a certain age. In addition to not taking a french fry without asking, you do not set up fake online dating profiles for supposed friends of yours. That's identity theft, brother. Dating site hoaxes are taken very seriously, as a Scotsman named Allan Troup just learned. And now he owes his community 240 of community service for that mistake.
Couple annuls after one week and wants to keep wedding gifts.
A quickie divorce sometimes saves lots of pain down the road. But wedding guests feel a little ripped off. Amy Dickinson of Ask Amy fame is a little bent out of shape that a couple who knew their marriage was heading for an annulment even before the wedding is being intransigent about returning the wedding gifts. The couple is totally out of line, victory to Amy Dickinson.
After wedding night fight, a Polish couple gets an annulment.
A Polish couple in Germany could not make it through that crucial first night (not even primae noctis) of marriage before splitting up. On their wedding night, a fight during the reception (involving a knife and an attempted forced haircut) made the couple realize that an annulment was probably a good idea. A divorce and a wedding on the same night is some strange love.
There is a thick line between Priapism and regular hilariously inopportune erections.
In weird news about strange love, a prisoner named Dawud Yaduallah is suing the state of New York for failing to treat his Priapism. This brings up an interesting question, when does an erection go from being funny to being dangerous? Also, learn what the acronyms NEB and ED mean... to guys.
Self-castration is a really bad way out of an arranged marriage.
A man in Egypt, in a classic Romeo And Juliet scenario, decided that he would rather undergo castration (self-castration) then go into an arranged marriage instead of marrying his sweetheart. While his resolution is almost (almost) commendable, this course of action cannot be recommended. Eunuchs have less fun, it's often been said.
Father Alberto Cutie may be in hot water for breaking a vow (of chastity).
The Catholic Church has been struggling a bit lately. They seem to be dealing with scandal after scandal and losing some amount of their flock. Miami priest Alberto Cutie was a bright star on the rise. But it's surfaced that the charming Father may have broken his vow of chastity (with an adult woman). Be prepared for a new conversation about whether Catholics should allow priests to be married.
Ms. Rusty's "Stop! Don't Read This!" was a little too steamy for some parents.
A teacher in the West Yorkshire hamlet of Mytholmroyd has been disciplined (possibly fired) for publishing a book of erotic fiction. It should be noted that Leonora Rustamova's (Ms. Rusty) writing featured some of her students as characters. Parents did not care for this. Not one bit. "Stop! Don't Read This!" has been pulled from the internet but Ms. Rusty is still in trouble.
Sperm activate by a mysterious process: capacitation. Plus a crazy condom ad.
It turns out that sometimes sperm needs a little pick-me-up to fertilize an egg. The galvanizing (steeling, really) is called capacitation. So, it looks like the guy's end of baby-making isn't just some mechanical process. Also, Doc Morris Pharmacies in Germany have a crazy condom ad that may entice you to take prophylactics a little more seriously.