TalkAboutSexxx.com

Sex and sexuality news and information forum

 forum - business directory - image gallery

It is currently Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:58 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 685 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Sexy news bits
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 9:31 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:19 am
Posts: 8390
Location: Planet Earth (sometimes)
Demand for penis enhancement up 20% in 2014
8 May 2015

Rome (ANSA) - Requests for penile enhancement procedures such as enlargement and lengthening rose 20% in 2014, with the principal demand coming from young men between the ages of 18-35 years old, according to a report released on Friday by Doctor Giovanni Alei at a conference on male sexual health.

Alei, director of the male genital surgery center at Policlinico Umberto I Hospital in Rome and president of the Italian society of male genital surgery, is a leader in new surgical techniques known as "mini-invasive" procedures for lengthening and enlarging the penis. The lengthening procedure involves insertion of a silicone spacer, while the enlargement procedure uses a combination of human skin and lyophilized pigskin, which Alei said "yields excellent results".

Alei said the procedures increase penis size by 25% to 30%, and that 500 of the lengthening and enlargement procedures have been performed to date. The procedures impart "the confidence to pursue a normal social life," Alei said.

Source: ANSA

_________________
Utterly totally and completely brilliantly wunderbar
Cutiepie Snoozikin Scrupelshrumpilstilskin's "major pain in the butt"
Sex. Enjoy it. Talk about it. Share the experience. Learn from others.


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on TuentiShare on SonicoShare on FriendFeedShare on OrkutShare on DiggShare on RedditShare on DeliciousShare on VKShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on MySpace
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sexy news bits
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 5:46 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:58 am
Posts: 94851
Location: Floating in space
Image
The Singing Sailor Underwater Defence System. Photo: bsmart.se/SPAS

Singing sailor to scare off Russian submarines
11 May 2015

A Swedish peace society has come up with a new way of fighting off Russian submarines in the Stockholm archipelago: a subsurface sonar system called 'The Singing Sailor', which sends out Morse code and features the message "Welcome to Sweden. Gay since 1944".

Sweden hit international headlines in October last year when it launched the biggest military underwater operation in recent years after it spotted a foreign submarine in Swedish waters. The vessel was widely thought to be Russian, although the Swedish military was unable to confirm where it came from – or indeed locate it.

The country's ability to defend itself should Russia increase military activity in the Baltic remains a hot topic in the Swedish media, after the centre-left government announced a new 10.2 billion kronor ($111.9 million) defence deal designed to increase the country's capabilities. Just last week a British defence expert told The Local that a Russian attack on the Nordic nation "could come soon".

But the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (SPAS) believes there are more efficient ways to fend off Russians than military force. In a video published on their website on Monday, they demonstrate their new 'Singing Sailor Underwater Defence System', which they lowered into the sea east of Stockholm on April 27th.

Any submarines lurking in the capital's waters will come across an animated neon sign of a dancing sailor in boxer shorts along with the message "Sweden – gay since 1944" (referring to when Sweden legalized homosexuality). The sign also sends out the Morse code: "This way if you are gay".

phpBB [video]


The tongue-in-cheek move is designed to scare off military vessels from Russia, which does not share Sweden's tolerant attitude to homosexuality. Russia recently sparked an outcry in the Nordic nation when it approved controversial legislation outlawing "propaganda" directed at minors about "non-traditional sexual relations".

"If there is a submarine down there beneath the Baltic waves and the crew should happen to see or hear the Singing Sailor they are welcome to join us in the Stockholm Pride Parade on August 1st," Daniel Holking, SPAS communications and fundraising manager, said in a statement. "In times of unrest, love and peace across boundaries is more important than ever. We want to break up with the violence. Our invitation is also extended to Swedish subs and military personnel and all others that want to join us," he added.

Image
The Singing Sailor being lowered into the sea. Photo: bsmart.se/SPAS

On a more serious note, the organization – which believes that military rearmament is a contributing cause of conflict – added in Monday's press release that 'The Singing Sailor' is also a call for Sweden to shift its military resources into "development and rethinking security".

"If military actions and weapons had functioned as conflict resolution methods there would be peace in the world a long time ago," Anna Ek, SPAS president said.

In March, Sweden's Security Service Säpo said that the biggest intelligence threat against Sweden came from Russia in 2014. Its annual report described Russian espionage against Sweden as "extensive", noting that it had increased in connection with the Ukraine crisis.

Source: The Local Sweden.

_________________
"My bed is my office."
Visit our Gallery, list your business in our Directory!


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on TuentiShare on SonicoShare on FriendFeedShare on OrkutShare on DiggShare on RedditShare on DeliciousShare on VKShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on MySpace
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sexy news bits
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:29 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:58 am
Posts: 94851
Location: Floating in space
Male-Themed Tallywackers Restaurant Opens In Dallas
June 1, 2015

Image
(credit: Tallywackers Facebook)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – There is now a male version of so-called “breastaurants” like Hooters and Twin Peaks. Tallywackers opened its doors in Uptown Dallas over the weekend.

According to the website, the restaurant welcomes, “anyone who desires a fun atmosphere, amazing food, outstanding talent, and a little eye candy.” Winston Lackey, Tallywackers’ media and marketing director, calls it “guy candy.” He says since Saturday’s grand opening, a wide range of guests have come into the restaurant, including women, men, and even children. Tallywackers does have a small children’s menu, says Lackey.

About 30 men make up the wait staff at Tallywackers, who wear a uniform that’s not much more than a tank top and super short, tight swim shorts. If you visit, you may get a peek under those tank tops if you ask about the “AB-etizers.” The appetizer menu is printed on the inside of the waiters shirts, so when the waiters will reveal it, you also get a look at their abs. Lackey says you don’t have to be a man to work as a Tallywackers waiter, but at this time, no women have applied for the job.

Image
(credit: Tallywackers Facebook)

While the Tallywackers concept, its waiters and uniforms are the raising eyebrows, Lackey promises that the food will be the thing that sets them apart from similar restaurants. “One of our most popular burgers is the S & M burger. That’s our Swiss and mushroom burger, and all of our burgers are stuffed.”

Lackey says people have been packing Tallywackers since the opening and with live entertainment (including a drag queen performer on Fridays and celebrity impressionist on Saturdays), he expects the crowds to keep coming. At this time, Dallas is the only Tallywackers location, but the owner plans to open more restaurants in the future.

Source: CBS.

_________________
"My bed is my office."
Visit our Gallery, list your business in our Directory!


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on TuentiShare on SonicoShare on FriendFeedShare on OrkutShare on DiggShare on RedditShare on DeliciousShare on VKShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on MySpace
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sexy news bits
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:49 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:58 am
Posts: 94851
Location: Floating in space
Suggestive sculpture at Versailles raises eyebrows
June 5, 2015

Image
Visitors are walking alongside "Dirty Corners" by British artist Anish Kapoor in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles outside Paris, France, Friday, June 5, 2015.

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — Is that new sculpture in the gardens of Versailles a massive tuba? Or is it supposed to represent Marie Antoinette’s private parts?

Artist Anish Kapoor isn’t saying exactly what the centerpiece of his latest installation, called “Dirty Corner,” represents. He told French newspaper the Journal du dimanche that it suggests “the vagina of the queen who takes power” and called it a “provocation.” But he told journalists at the Chateau of Versailles on Friday that viewers can interpret it as they like.

“A work has multiple interpretive possibilities,” Kapoor said. “What I am doing here is kind of taking the surface of (renowned French landscape designer) Le Notre’s ordered garden and looking inside. Inevitably, one comes across the body, our bodies and a certain level of sexuality,” he said. “But it is certainly not the only thing it is about.”

The conservative Versailles mayor tweeted his disapproval, and some far-right bloggers expressed theirs, but viewers seemed largely unperturbed. Brittany Watson, a 28-year-old visiting from Virginia, said, “I think it is appropriate. I mean, a human body is a work of art.”

Versailles resident and retired professor Pierre Dhainaut took issue with the sculpture for other reasons. “This is a bit of a mess, a heap of metal, rocks,” he said. “I know it is a composition, but let’s say that this is ruining the perspective that visitors of the castle may have,” he said.

Sexually controversial art is not rare in and around Paris, but occasionally prompts anger. An installation that some said resembled a giant sex toy was vandalized last year.

Source: AP via WTOP.

_________________
"My bed is my office."
Visit our Gallery, list your business in our Directory!


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on TuentiShare on SonicoShare on FriendFeedShare on OrkutShare on DiggShare on RedditShare on DeliciousShare on VKShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on MySpace
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sexy news bits
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:49 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:58 am
Posts: 94851
Location: Floating in space
:spankmehard:

Nothing says class like a giant cunt in your palace garden, I suppose.

:tease:

_________________
"My bed is my office."
Visit our Gallery, list your business in our Directory!


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on TuentiShare on SonicoShare on FriendFeedShare on OrkutShare on DiggShare on RedditShare on DeliciousShare on VKShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on MySpace
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sexy news bits
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:58 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:58 am
Posts: 94851
Location: Floating in space
First sex in space: Pornhub is going to make a porn film in space
by Christopher Hooton
Wednesday, 10 June 2015

phpBB [video]


In one small thrust for man and one giant leap for mankind, two people are set to have sex in space for the first time in human history, but for porn not procreation - Pornhub is crowdfunding a space mission to shoot an adult film in low-Earth orbit.

The site hopes to launch the mission and shoot Sexplorations in 2016, covering the pre and post-production costs itself but seeking $3.4 million from IndieGogo crowdfunders. It's a huge target, but there's every chance it will be reached, with Pornhub receiving over 16 billion visits a year and all of the money being returned to investors if the goal isn't achieved.

Use of funds

Man has (at least as far as we know) never had sex in space, with astronauts on the International Space Station presumably being too busy with more important research. It is however thought to be physically possible to have intercourse in micro-gravity, and procreation is key to any potential colonisation of satellites or other planets.

In 2006, a Sex in Space panel was held at the Space Frontier Foundation's annual conference, with speakers from Nasa exploring the "biological, emotional, and physical issues that will confront people moving [off Earth] into the space environment".

Pornhub claims to be attempting the mammoth mission purely for "the love of science and sex", and the mind boggles as to what kind of scenes will be achieved in zero G. The site is offering a tiered reward system for funders, with those donating large amounts getting to map out entire scenes including the positions and script.

Image

Porn actors Eva Lovia and Johnny Sins have been lined up to star in Sexplorations, and will receive "six months of rigorous training" prior to launch. "There are many elements about life in space that need careful consideration and research…especially sex." the site said. "As such, Pornhub is ... joining the ranks of Armstrong and Gagarin by pioneering a one of a kind mission to defy gravity, make history, and push the boundaries of intergalactic "Sexploration" by filming the first ever sextape in space. In doing so, we will not only be changing the face of the adult industry, we will also be chronicling how a core component of human life operates while in orbit."

With the cost of simple space missions dropping, the prospect of going to space is slowly becoming a reality for non-astronauts. There are numerous commercial space flight programs already in the testing stages, and PR stunts like this are only set to grow.

Source: Independent UK.

_________________
"My bed is my office."
Visit our Gallery, list your business in our Directory!


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on TuentiShare on SonicoShare on FriendFeedShare on OrkutShare on DiggShare on RedditShare on DeliciousShare on VKShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on MySpace
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sexy news bits
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:07 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:58 am
Posts: 94851
Location: Floating in space
Kinky boat to set sail again this summer on Germany's Lake Constance
15 June 2015
By Kathrin Drinkuth

Image
Passenger prepares to board erotic cruise in Friedrichshafen - © Felix Kästle, dpa

One of the lesser-known rites of summer in Germany is the annual setting sail of the Torture Ship, a kinky pleasure cruise on Lake Constance.

Facing opposition and rule changes from local politicians, the cruise has toned its image down, but insists the show will go on. Despite the best efforts of local authorities to put a stop to the annual event, hundreds of leather and rubber fans are preparing to set sail for a kinky boat trip on Germany's Lake Constance later this week. "We are expecting more than 500 participants," organizer Thomas Siegmund recently told dpa.

The aquatic adventure will still proceed Saturday despite authorities' attempts to dampen some of the fun with a series of changes to the law regarding, ahem, pleasure cruises. Organizers have compromised by doing without a dark room - a dimly lit space where strangers have sex with each other - and promising no beds on board. The changes mean this year's ship is, therefore, somewhat smaller than last year's because it has one fewer deck.

The so-called Torture Ship ignited heated debate in the traditionally conservative Lake Constance region in Germany's deep south, with one female Christian Democrat politician labelling it "indecent." The mayor of the town of Constance (Konstanz), Uli Burchardt, who is also a Christian Democrat, flat out refused to allow any of the vessels of the Lake Constance fleet (BSB) to be used "for sex events." The local ship-owning companies toughened their rules for chartering boats, prohibiting "separate fixtures and fittings for sexual practices."

Event organizers now have to lay out how they intend to use the boats they wish to hire and present a description of the event. That means the Torture Ship is officially going on a dance cruise and must stick to the use stated in the documentation, a BSB spokesman said. No other ships like the Torture Ship would be allowed to set sail this year, he added.

The organizers defended themselves against criticism of last year's cruise. The Torture Ship has been sailing on Lake Constance for years, Siegmund said at the time, saying "And now they are all behaving as if they have never heard about it before." Siegmund also rejected the term sex party. "In principle it is like Gay Pride. A potpourri of people come together: gays, lesbians, fetishists. They are simply happy that they can dress like this."

The Torture Ship regularly attracts hundreds of onlookers on the lake shores to gawp at the party-goers on board, dressed as masters and slaves with whips and fantasy latex costumes.

Source: dpa.

_________________
"My bed is my office."
Visit our Gallery, list your business in our Directory!


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on TuentiShare on SonicoShare on FriendFeedShare on OrkutShare on DiggShare on RedditShare on DeliciousShare on VKShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on MySpace
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sexy news bits
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:27 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:19 am
Posts: 8390
Location: Planet Earth (sometimes)
Topless protest in Canada urges women to 'bare with us'
August 1, 2015

WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) -- Dozens of topless women - and men - attended a "Bare With Us" rally Saturday meant to educate the public about women's right to go shirtless if they choose.

The rally and march were organized by three sisters who were stopped by a police officer for biking topless a week ago. Local media reports said people were waving banners and wearing body paint with messages including "everyone has the right to NOT be harassed" and "Bare With Us! They're just boobs!"

Musician Alysha Brilla said she and her sisters were not wearing shirts while cycling in Kitchener, Ontario, on July 24 when a male police officer drove up beside them and told them to cover up because it is the law. Brilla said she told the officer he was wrong and that when she started filming the interaction on her cellphone, the officer said he had only wanted to check if the women had proper bells and lights on their bicycles.

Ontario women have had the right to go topless in public since 1996. A similar incident in June garnered headlines after an 8-year-old was told by city staff in Guelph, Ontario, to cover up while she was in a wading pool wearing only a swim bottom.

Source: AP

_________________
Utterly totally and completely brilliantly wunderbar
Cutiepie Snoozikin Scrupelshrumpilstilskin's "major pain in the butt"
Sex. Enjoy it. Talk about it. Share the experience. Learn from others.


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on TuentiShare on SonicoShare on FriendFeedShare on OrkutShare on DiggShare on RedditShare on DeliciousShare on VKShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on MySpace
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sexy news bits
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:36 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:19 am
Posts: 8390
Location: Planet Earth (sometimes)
Couples who sext have better sex: study
August 10, 2015

Ottawa (AFP) - Couples who send each other sexually suggestive or explicit images by phone, commonly known as "sexting," have better sex, according to a study presented to a psychology convention in Toronto.

The practice is often portrayed as risky, yet American researchers found it is widespread and could actually help couples improve communication and increase intimacy. "These findings show a robust relationship between sexting and sexual and relationship satisfaction," said Emily Stasko of Philadelphia's Drexel University.

She presented the results of an online survey of 870 Americans aged 18 to 82 at the American Psychological Association's 123rd Annual Convention in Toronto on Saturday. More than eight out of 10 respondents said they have sexted. Three-quarters of them sent images to a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife, and associated sexting with better relationship satisfaction.

That increased gratification, however, did not carry over to singles surveyed, nor to respondents who said they were in a "very committed" relation. Despite its potential to enhance communication between partners, past studies -- and recent headlines -- have focused almost exclusively on negative outcomes from sexting.

Some of the best known examples include news last year about phone hacks that led to the leak of nude photos of celebrities including actress Jennifer Lawrence, pop icon Rihanna and top model Kate Upton. In another notorious sexting case, US lawmaker Anthony Weiner quit the House of Representatives after confessing that he used social media to send sexually explicit pictures of himself to a number of women.

But such highly publicized negative outcomes, said Stasko, fail to take into account the upside of sexting, which, when used by a loving couple, can increase the "potential positive effects of open sexual communication with a partner."

Source: Yahoo! AFP

_________________
Utterly totally and completely brilliantly wunderbar
Cutiepie Snoozikin Scrupelshrumpilstilskin's "major pain in the butt"
Sex. Enjoy it. Talk about it. Share the experience. Learn from others.


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on TuentiShare on SonicoShare on FriendFeedShare on OrkutShare on DiggShare on RedditShare on DeliciousShare on VKShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on MySpace
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sexy news bits
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:10 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:19 am
Posts: 8390
Location: Planet Earth (sometimes)
US sees big declines in teen sex over past 25 years
July 22, 2015

Washington (AFP) - Less than half of US teenagers today are sexually active, far fewer than in the late 1980s, a US government report said Wednesday.

The findings are based on survey data spanning 1988 to 2013, called the National Survey of Family Growth, offering a glimpse at national estimates of sexual activity, contraceptive use and childbearing among teenagers aged 15–19. "In 2011–2013, 44 percent of female teenagers and 47 percent of male teenagers aged 15–19 had experienced sexual intercourse," said the report by the National Center for Health Statistics. "The percentage has declined significantly, by 14 percent for female and 22 percent for male teenagers, over the past 25 years."

In 1988, 60 percent of teenage boys and 51 percent of teenage girls were sexually active. The lowest points were seen in the 2006-2010 range for females, with 43 percent saying they had had sex at least once. For males, the lowest number was 46 percent in 2002.

When researchers separated the data by age, they found that 15-year-olds were the least likely to have had sex (about 15 percent). The likelihood of sexual activity increased over time. Almost two in three 19-year-olds have experienced intercourse at least once, the report said.

The declining rates of sexually active youth coincide with previous research that has found a big drop in the teen birth rate. In 2013, the teen birth rate of 27 per 1,000 people was less than a third of the historically highest rate in 1957, when it was 96 per 1,000.

Contraception use has stayed about the same in recent years, with condoms still being the most popular choice followed by withdrawal and oral contraceptives, the report found. "In 2011–2013, 79 percent of female teenagers and 84 percent of male teenagers used a method of contraception the first time they had sexual intercourse," it said. "The percentages have not changed over time."

Emergency contraceptive use has climbed from eight percent of girls in 2002 to 22 percent in 2011–2013. By age 17, girls who did not use a contraceptive method the first time they had sex were five times as likely to become pregnant as girls who did use some kind of method.

This report is based on data from 1,037 females and 1,088 males in the United States.

Source: Yahoo! AFP

_________________
Utterly totally and completely brilliantly wunderbar
Cutiepie Snoozikin Scrupelshrumpilstilskin's "major pain in the butt"
Sex. Enjoy it. Talk about it. Share the experience. Learn from others.


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on TuentiShare on SonicoShare on FriendFeedShare on OrkutShare on DiggShare on RedditShare on DeliciousShare on VKShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on MySpace
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sexy news bits
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:40 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:19 am
Posts: 8390
Location: Planet Earth (sometimes)
Hundreds of couples reenact Times Square kiss
August 14, 2015

New York (AFP) - Hundreds of couples poured into New York's Times Square Friday to reenact the famous photograph of a kiss between a sailor and a woman celebrating the end of World War II.

Photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt took the photograph as news broke that Japan had surrendered on August 14, 1945, bringing to a close the most brutal conflict the world has ever known. The photo, known as "V-J Day in Times Square" for Victory over Japan, shows an American sailor kissing a woman in white, full on the mouth as her right foot rises off the ground.

Some of Friday's couples turned out in replica outfits, the men dressed in sailor suits and the women in white. They clasped each other, locking lips in the same pose to the delight of passing tourists.

World War II veterans Ray and Ellie Williams, who got married on August 15, 1945, were guests of honor and flew in from the southern US state of Georgia for the event. Ray Williams said he remembered the joy and jubilation that greeted the end of the war. "We experienced that joy, it was a Friday evening. Jubilation broke out all over the country," he said. "We were double excited, celebrating the end of the war and also our marriage."

A 25-foot sculpture of the kiss was also installed in Times Square for the occasion. In the evening of August 14, 1945, more than two million people are estimated to have gathered in Times Square to hear the news and share in the joy.

Eisenstaedt's photograph was published in Life magazine. He was in so much haste to cover the breaking news that he did not stop to ask the name of the couple. Their faces are not clearly visible in the photograph and their identity remains a mystery. Eleven men and three women have since come forward to claim they are in the photograph.

Japan surrendered on August 14, 1945 after America dropped two atomic bombs, on Hiroshima et Nagasaki, which killed more than 100,000 people instantly. Tokyo signed its surrender on September 2.

Source: Yahoo! AFP

_________________
Utterly totally and completely brilliantly wunderbar
Cutiepie Snoozikin Scrupelshrumpilstilskin's "major pain in the butt"
Sex. Enjoy it. Talk about it. Share the experience. Learn from others.


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on TuentiShare on SonicoShare on FriendFeedShare on OrkutShare on DiggShare on RedditShare on DeliciousShare on VKShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on MySpace
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sexy news bits
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:13 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:19 am
Posts: 8390
Location: Planet Earth (sometimes)
Sex Doesn’t Sell After All, Study Says
By Laura Colby
18 August 2015

Maybe sex doesn’t sell after all.

Commercials that feature sex and violence -- or appear on programs with that kind of content -- are less effective than those with neutral themes, according to a study published by the academic journal Psychological Bulletin.

Violent and sexual television programming impairs viewers’ memory because it diverts attention from the advertising, said Brad Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University and co-author of the study, which analyzed the results of 53 previous experiments. Results were similar when ads themselves contained sexual or violent content, he said. “It never helps to have violence and sex in commercials,” Bushman said. “It either hurts, or has no effect at all.”

The study concluded that “brands advertised in violent contexts will be remembered less often, evaluated less favorably, and less likely to be purchased than brands advertised in nonviolent media. We also suggest that advertising in sexual media may not be as detrimental as advertising in violent media, but does not appear to be a successful strategy either.”

Bushman said his own earlier research didn’t find a significant difference in how men and women reacted to the different types of advertising. But the broader compilation of studies showed that violence and sex had a larger effect on males, he said.

The study -- co-written by Robert B. Lull, a former Ohio State researcher who is now at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center -- found that some advertisers have already adopted these conclusions in their strategies. President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign advertised on video-game sites, but avoided those of a violent or sexual nature. And Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, has done its own research showing that its advertising was 18 percent more effective when placed in family-friendly programming.

Source: Bloomberg

_________________
Utterly totally and completely brilliantly wunderbar
Cutiepie Snoozikin Scrupelshrumpilstilskin's "major pain in the butt"
Sex. Enjoy it. Talk about it. Share the experience. Learn from others.


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on TuentiShare on SonicoShare on FriendFeedShare on OrkutShare on DiggShare on RedditShare on DeliciousShare on VKShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on MySpace
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sexy news bits
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:42 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:19 am
Posts: 8390
Location: Planet Earth (sometimes)
New Hampshire pulls bartending guides for sexual drink names
September 3, 2015

Image
"The Bartender's Black Book" as seen Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire has pulled hundreds of bartending guides from state-run liquor stores after workers complained that the drink manuals contained sexually explicit and derogatory drink names such as "stripper mom."

The Concord Monitor reports the New Hampshire Liquor Commission paid $3,300 for 500 copies of the "The Bartender's Black Book Tenth Edition" as a resource for retail store employees to answer consumer questions about wines and cocktails. Workers started complaining to the commission in April about dozens of drink titles including "panty dropper."

In July, Gov. Maggie Hassan told the commission to recall the guides. "She directed they be removed because they contain material that is potentially offensive to workers and customers," her spokesman, William Hinkle, told the newspaper.

The state's 78 liquor stores accounted for $626 million in sales in 2014 and pumped $149 million in profits into the state's general fund. Private entities cannot operate liquor stores in the state. "In retrospect, we could have done a more thorough job vetting the guide," Liquor Commission spokesman E.J. Powers said in a statement.

The bartending book is widely available for sale and on its cover, it proclaims over 1 million copies sold. "The guide itself features an extensive and informative section by Robert M. Parker, Jr., the most widely known and influential wine critic in the world today," Powers said. It's written by Stephen Kittredge Cunningham, who has a long history in the bar and restaurant industry, according to an "about the author" section.

Source: AP

_________________
Utterly totally and completely brilliantly wunderbar
Cutiepie Snoozikin Scrupelshrumpilstilskin's "major pain in the butt"
Sex. Enjoy it. Talk about it. Share the experience. Learn from others.


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on TuentiShare on SonicoShare on FriendFeedShare on OrkutShare on DiggShare on RedditShare on DeliciousShare on VKShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on MySpace
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sexy news bits
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:48 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:58 am
Posts: 94851
Location: Floating in space
Times Square's topless women discussed at task force meeting
17 September 2015
By JONATHAN LEMIRE

Image
In this July 28, 2015, file photo, a proselytizer walks by two women clad in thongs and body paint in Times Square, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The topless women and costumed characters who aggressively panhandle in Times Square should be restricted to a designated zone within the famed square, according to a business group's report that gained support in the first meeting of the City Hall task force charged with solving the growing problem.

The Times Square Alliance released its report Thursday, hours before the first meeting of the task force commissioned by Mayor Bill de Blasio after the painted ladies' presence became a tabloid sensation last month, with editorial pages warning that they foreshadow a return to Times Square's seedy past and demanding their removal.

The report called for "flow zones" that would let pedestrians move freely through the area, "civic zones" set aside for public events and "activity" or "solicitation zones" for the panhandlers dressed like Elmo or Batman and for the topless women wearing body paint and thongs and seeking money to pose for photographs.

The task force - which is City Council members, commissioners and civic leaders - did not reach a conclusion after its first meeting on Thursday. But in interviews after the meeting, several participants said the Alliance's plan had support and that while the topless ladies - known as "desnudas" - would be allowed remain in Times Square, the zones would make them easier to avoid. "They'll be staying because they have the right to be here," said City Councilman Corey Johnson, who represents part of the famed area. "The city wants to move quickly. It doesn't want to let this linger."

The group also seemed to rally around preserving Times Square's pedestrian plazas, which have been widely hailed by urban planners as an innovation in city design. But the plazas, a signature achievement of de Blasio's predecessor Michael Bloomberg, have also become a popular congregating spot for the topless ladies and de Blasio had previously not dismissed the idea that they could be removed. "There was a lot of support to keep the plazas," said City Councilman Dan Garodnick, who also represents the area. He indicated that construction on the plazas would continue in the coming weeks.

The task force is scheduled to meet again on Friday and soon deliver recommendations to de Blasio.

Source: AP.

_________________
"My bed is my office."
Visit our Gallery, list your business in our Directory!


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on TuentiShare on SonicoShare on FriendFeedShare on OrkutShare on DiggShare on RedditShare on DeliciousShare on VKShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on MySpace
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sexy news bits
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:35 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:58 am
Posts: 94851
Location: Floating in space
Someone’s invented a dildo selfie stick
by Thomas Gorton
6 October 2015

Image
Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 10.29.36

Some things are just inevitable – like death, or the continuing success of The Fast and Furious franchise.

Another thing that was bound to happen was the "dildo selfie stick", a rancid morph of two extremely popular objects, found by Pedestrian. What this means is that all those selfies that you (probably haven’t) been taking - the ones at the point of climax – just got a whole lot easier.

This is a variation on an already existing product - the "sex selfie stick", a vibrator that allows you to film the inside of your body while you masturbate and allows an interior, up and close and extremely personal view of an orgasm. The dildo selfie stick is easier to understand; I don’t know about you but I have absolutely zero interest in someone FaceTiming me what looks like panicked keyhole surgery going wrong.

phpBB [video]


So how did they invent this crucial piece of kit? I don’t want to take away any business from the (quite possibly fictional) business that has invented these, but I’d wager that dildo selfies sticks are pretty easy to DIY. Still, it appears to be going down well with the consumer market – the two user comments on the promo video are a smiley face emoticon and "this is literally invention of the year".

Given that selfies are causing more and more deaths as time goes by, please be careful if you ever use one. You could actually perish of embarrassment if someone walks in while you’re orgasming and using a selfie stick.

Source: Dazed Digital.

_________________
"My bed is my office."
Visit our Gallery, list your business in our Directory!


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on TuentiShare on SonicoShare on FriendFeedShare on OrkutShare on DiggShare on RedditShare on DeliciousShare on VKShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on MySpace
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 685 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group