Archive for the ‘sex’ Category
New scientist reports on a study which finds that men in polygamous societies live %12 longer on average. The distinguished scientists go to great length to propose sophisticated explanations, ignoring the most immediate hypothesis: sex is good for you. The more you have, for more years, the longer you live.
Regina Lynn writes about an investigation into allegations of virtual rape in second life.
And now, the Guardian reports:
German prosecutors have launched an investigation to track down anonymous participants of the virtual computer game Second Life who are reportedly buying sex with other players who pose as children, as well as offering child pornography for sale.
Now, Paedophilia is sick, evil, and should be dealt with in the most severe ways. But virtual paedophilia between consenting adults? c’mon!
Money, Sex and Happiness: An Empirical Study
David G. Blanchflower & Andrew J. Oswald
This paper studies the empirical patterns in money, sex and happiness. Using 1990s data from the General Social Surveys of the United States, the paper shows that sexual activity enters strongly positively in happiness equations. We calculate that the median American has sexual intercourse 2-3 times a month. In our data, close to half of American women over the age of 40 report that they did not have sex in the previous year; the figure for men is 20%. Among Americans under 40 years of age, approximately 80% of women and 70% of men had no more than one sexual partner in the previous year. Sex appears to have stronger effects on the happiness of highly educated people than those with low levels of education. The happiness maximizing number of sexual partners in the previous year is 1. Homosexuality has no statistically significant effect on happiness, but a strong positive effect on the reported amount of sexual activity. Married people have more sex than those who are single, divorced, widowed, or separated. Money buys more sexual partners but not more sex.
Have a happy weekend!
digg tells us that
A new bill introduced by Senator John McCain last week would require all registered sex offenders to give their e-mail addresses, IM screen names, and chat room handles to the government.
and there’s some good comments too, like:
This is nothing more than Legislative masturbation: It doesn’t really accomplish anything, but you feel kinda good afterward.
The only thing this will lead to is people being harassed. Let people serve their term and leave them alone.
But I think this is worse. You don’t need more than 1000 lines of perl code to catch the baddies. No, this is about something else. Its just another excuse to get your identity tracked. War on terror is loosing its charm, you know – all those boys (and girls) killed and no WMDs, let’s look for something even those liberal fags can’t possibly object to. Like, protecting children from sexual predators. On the internet. Oooo that will scare the jibbers off them.
In most cases, modesty is vanity under a veil of hypocrisy.
But then, when you hear that sponsors are putting pressure on female athletes to use their sexuality to promote the goods, you can’t help thinking there’s something to be said for a garment that shouts: “my eyes are here”.
Just back from Firenze. Don't miss the walk up the Duomo's Cuppola (i.e. up to the top of the dome itself). Note: its a seperate queue. You can skip the floor, and go straight to the top.
While you're there, if you're not too dizzy, have a close look at Zucchero's contribution to Vasari's ceiling.
Couldn't say it better myself:
At a time when we're told by the industry that the average gamers are pushing 30 rather than 13 how is it that a pair of bare naked breasts and the thought of hardcore sex got more people riled up about Grand Theft Auto than the fact that is one of the most reprehensively violent games out there?
Actually, this has nothing to do with games. Stand on a street corner and shout: 'kill! kill! kill!' see if anyone gives a toss. No turn around and switch to fuck! fuck! fuck!.