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Sade_DonatienThe Marquis de Sade

 Sex, Sacrilege and Sublimity

Marquis de Sade was a French aristocrat and philosopher who became notorious for acts of sexual cruelty in his writings as well as in his own life

Warning – This Story May Be Disturbing and Offensive to Some People.

“Either kill me or take me like this, for I will not change,” wrote the imprisoned Marquis de Sade to his wife in 1783. It could only be one or the other for the most extreme author of the 18th Century. Sade, an unstoppable libertine, was in the middle of what would be an 11-year prison sentence, but he would not recant his principles or his tastes to get out of jail. Any diversion from his true nature was, for the marquis, equivalent to death.

Marquis de Sade, a French aristocrat, philosopher and writer of explicit sexual works, was born in Paris in 1740. His writings depict violence, criminality, and blasphemy against the Catholic Church. During the French Revolution he was an elected delegate to the National Convention. The last years of his life were spent in an insane asylum. He died in 1814.

Donatien Alphonse François, best known as Marquis de Sade, was born in Paris, France on June 2, 1740. His father was a diplomat in the court of Louis XV, and his mother was a lady-in-waiting. From the start, de Sade was raised with servants who flattered his every whim.

By the age of 4, de Sade was known as a rebellious and spoiled child with an ever-growing temper. He once beat the French prince so severely that he was sent to the south of France to stay with his uncle, an abbot of the church. During his stay, while he was 6 years old, his uncle introduced him to debauchery. Four years later, de Sade was sent back to Paris to attend the Lycée Louis-le-Grand. After misbehaving in school, he was subject to severe corporal punishment, namely flagellation. He spent the rest of his adult life obsessed with the violent act.

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helen-gurley-brown The Birth of the Cosmo Girl

Even Sex Goddesses get The Blues

Legendary Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown made her career on sleeping with many men and encouraging readers to do the same. But behind closed doors, she agonized over lost loves and unfaithful partners

Helen Gurley Brown was raised in poverty and insecure about her looks, she was anorexic, a workaholic, neurotically frugal, and addicted to psychotherapy and plastic surgery. Sex built her wealth and shaped her public persona. And Brown’s championing of sexual pleasure and freedom for women was no sham: Behind closed doors, sex thrilled and sustained Helen well into her eighth decade.

As the author of the groundbreaking 1962 advice book, Sex and the Single Girl, Helen Gurley Brown paved the way encouraging women to be financially independent and engage in, nay, enjoy sex before marriage.

She subsequently took the helm of Cosmopolitan as the Editor-in-Chief and spent the next 32 years  spreading the gospel of fab fashion and better orgasms.

Brown, helmed Cosmo for more than three decades, is nothing if not controversial. On the one hand, long before second-wave feminists took up the cause, Gurley Brown encouraged women to cast off Eisenhower-era expectations of marriage, kids, and housewifery in favour of moving to the city, playing the field, and building careers. On the other hand, her way of spoon-feeding progress to her readers—whom she called her Cosmo girls—was frustratingly retro, and her brand of bubbly, sexy, girly-girl power was desperately out of tune with the zeitgeist of the 1970s women’s lib movement, of which Steinem was a leader.

She was filled with contradictory messages, There were things in Sex and the Single Girl that were so ridiculous. Among Gurley Brown’s tips for women seeking boyfriends: Head to your local Alcoholics Anonymous meeting or join both the Democrat and the Republican parties to cast a wider net. You hope she’s joking, and she probably was. “But there’s this message: Be an individual. Don’t live in your parents’ house anymore. Go to the big city and make something of yourself.

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Netflix blamed for ruining sex lives

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Really? The person holding the remote isn’t at all to blame for ruining sex lives?

Has this dopey professor not heard of “Netflix and Chill“?

A Cambridge Professor has blamed Netflix and binge-watching on streaming platforms for an alleged decline in sex rates among Britain’s population.

According to the TelegraphProfessor Spigelhalter of Cambridge told an audience at the Hay Festival that people are having less sex and Netflix is to blame for it.

“You can start seeing the changes in society,” he said. “People are having less sex. Sexually active couples between 16 and 64 were asked and the median was five times in the last month in 1990, then four times in 2000 and three times in 2010.”   Read more »

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Photo: USC Libraries Special Collections. Dore Strauch and Friedrich Ritter holding tools in their garden at Friedo. Floreana Island, Galapagos. Circa 1932

Photo: USC Libraries Special Collections.
Dore Strauch and Friedrich Ritter holding tools in their garden at Friedo. Floreana Island, Galapagos. Circa 1932

Sex, Murder and Mystery

In The Enchanted Islands

In the 1930s, the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador, famed for Darwin’s expedition, were thought of as the last great pristine territory, unspoiled by human habitation. In Europe, some hardy souls – disenchanted by what the First World War had revealed about humanity – decided to settle there. A German doctor called Friedrich Ritter, who had a passion for Nietzsche, left his wife, and went there with a married woman, Dore Strauch.

A visiting American scientific party was fascinated by these modern-day Robinson Crusoes and effectively publicised their lives for the press back home, and Ritter was horrified when other would-be settlers turned up too. A stolid, bourgeois family, the Wittmers, arrived, and then a bizarre fantasist and adventuress who styled herself the “Baroness” Eloise von Wagner Bouquet. This sexually alluring siren caused all sorts of tensions, which led to disappearances and rumours of foul play.

The Galapagos Islands are a small chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean off the western coast of Ecuador, to which they belong. Not exactly a paradise, they are rocky, dry and hot, and are home to many interesting species of animals found nowhere else.

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Is it about sex baby?

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A reader sent in the following about Islam. He has an interesting theory that the problem with Islam is S.E.X. What do you think? Does he have a point?

You have posted regularly on Muslim issues facing the world.  I already had a good understanding of  the negative effects of Islam but I have been enlightened by your and SB`s work in some areas I had not previously considered.
I have come to the conclusion that the problems with Mohammedanism  can be pretty much summed up in one word.  That word is `Sex`.

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Photo: Unknown Source. Prosthetic nose used by a woman with syphilis (19th cent.)

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Prosthetic nose used by a woman with syphilis (19th cent.)

 No Nose Clubs

Worn by a mid-19th century women who lost her nose to syphilis, an STI which can cause the bridge of the nose to collapse, the above contraption is testament to an era when sexual promiscuity was far more abundant than the Victorians would have liked us to believe.

Prosthetic noses were largely for show and this one would have been an expensive purchase beyond the means of most people. Common causes of nose injury were warfare and syphilis.

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I wonder what the ACC statistics are for sex related injuries?

VICE reports on how to avoid breaking your dick having sex.

A group of Brazilian doctors recently published a paper in the academic journal Advances in Urology identifying “woman-on-top” (aka cowgirl) as the most dangerous sex position in terms of the sheer number of dicks broken mid-fuck. Analyzing data from three accident and emergency units in the Brazilian city of Campinas over the past 13 years for clear cases of penile fractures (in which the ligament in the penis either tears or overextends, often with a loud, painful crack), the doctors determined that half of all such fractures came when women rode men, with 29 percent resulting from over-vigorous doggy-style and 21 percent resulting from missionary sex.

Those who made it through the wince-inducing study may have tried to take comfort in the fact that sex-related injuries are rare. As it turns out, that’s not entirely true. Urologists at the University of Washington Medical School alone say they see at least one or two penile fractures a month. More generally, a British study found that up to five percent of the workforce takes time off for expressly sex-related injuries every year. And although there’s a great deal of under-reporting, self-treating, or misreporting of sex-related injuries, most estimates say that up to one-third of adults will suffer some kind of injury during or directly from the dirty deed—often without realizing the pain they’re in until the morning after, thanks to our lovely, sexed-up endorphins.

Many of these injuries could happen outside of carnal embrace: carpet burns, pulled muscles, sprains, and the like. But many more are fairly serious, associated with specific sexual scenarios, and utterly avoidable with the proper precautions.

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Photo: Cosmin Bumbut

Photo: Cosmin Bumbut

Where Romanian Prisoners Have Sex

 If you’ve been wondering how married Eastern European prisoners have sex, you can stop. For his latest project, titled The Intimate Room, photographer Cosmin Bumbut spent the past four years visiting 35 penitentiaries across Romania – including juvenile detention centres and prison hospitals – photographing the rooms built for conjugal visits.

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Sick Nazi Orgy F1 Boss, Max Mosley, wants the pics removed by Google

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Max Mosley has obviously never heard of the Streisand Effect as he seeks to sue Google for not removing images of his BDSM orgy in nazi attire.

Former motorsport boss Max Mosley has asked lawyers to look into serving an injunction on Google in the wake of the landmark “right to be forgotten” ruling by the European Court of Justice.

The ruling has so far led to more than 1000 people applying for historical information to be removed from the search engine.   Read more »

Apparently the headache excuse is real

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Someone clearly had a point to prove….that when your missus says she has a headache that means no, rather than going to get her a couple of Panadol

It’s taken an army of mice (and a group of clever Canadian researchers) to crack open an old sexual chestnut and get at the meat inside: For women, “Not tonight dear, I have a headache” is not a passive-aggressive rebuff to a mate’s sexual invitation (not always, at least). It’s a biological phenomenon with deep evolutionary roots.

Even for females who’ve never watched a 1950s movie or been schooled in the art of sexual gamesmanship, bodily pain puts a serious damper on sexual desire, new research has revealed.

And pain reduction can help restore libido squelched by physical discomfort (which suggests that fetching an analgesic and a glass of water might be a better strategy than sulking or wheedling).   Read more »

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