An Australian Federal Government employee is suing for compensation after being injured while having sex on a work trip.
The woman, who cannot be named, was injured when a glass light fitting came away from the wall above a bed in 2007. The Federal Court in Sydney has heard she suffered facial injuries after the light hit her.
It heard she was staying in a country town to go to a work meeting the next day. Leo Grey, representing the woman, told the court there was no suggestion she had engaged in any misconduct. Mr Grey said her injury occurred during “an ordinary incident of life commonly undertaken in a motel room at night“.
She applied for compensation from Comcare, the Federal Government workplace safety body, but it found the sexual activity was not an ordinary incident of an overnight stay like showering, sleeping or eating.
Mr Grey said she had been injured while engaging in “lawful sexual activity, noting there had not been any rule that employees should not have anyone else in their room without express permission of their department”. “This is not the 1920s, after all,” he said.
Andrew Berger, for Comcare, said people needed to eat, sleep and attend to their personal hygiene but “you don’t need to have sex”.
The appeal is continuing.
Burgled from ABC News Online
If it exists,
there is porn of it.
Although this is NOT the bread and butter of this blog.
You have been warned
But if you insist – and it IS your choice – then
The great religious tracts of the Reformation are his best known works.
Yet John Milton was also a Cambridge student, a traveller and thrice married propagandist for the Commonwealth of Oliver Cromwell who lost his sight at the age of 44.
A dry corn-husk of a religious fanatic with an ouvre of religious poetry and elegy’s to friends who left too early.
It seems that, despite being a Cambridge man, academics at Oxford University have discovered what appears to be a bawdy poem by John Milton while sifting through their archives. The work, a coarse innuendo-laden ditty titled “An Extempore Upon A Faggot”, was found in the university’s Harding Collection, the world’s largest collection of popular poetic anthologies and songbooks.
Milton was known for his abandonment of rhyme, irregular rhythms and a dignity and stateliness in his diction. His poems tended to centre on religious allusions, the political nature of the times – he served as a civil servant under Oliver Cromwell’s government – and the biblical downfall of man, most notably in his epic poem Paradise Lost.
But the new work, which was discovered by Dr Jennifer Batt, a lecturer in English literature at the university, employs a childishly simple and earthy rhythm of rhyming couplets.
“To see the name of John Milton, the great religious and political polemicist, attached to such a bawdy epigram, is extremely surprising to say the least,” Dr Batt said.
The newly-discovered work seems to be an early version of “Paradise Found.”
Have you not in a Chimney seen
A Faggot which is moist and green
How coyly it receives the Heat
And at both ends do’s weep and sweat?
So fares it with a tender Maid
When first upon her Back she’s laid
But like dry Wood th’ experienced Dame
Cracks and rejoices in the Flame.
John Milton (1608-1674)
In yet another desperate attempt to increase the number of visitors to the archive I present a unique sex tape!
Just in time for the summer break in North America when 14yo boys borrow their father’s computer and go ‘net surfing for stuff they shouldn’t.
There is a Hebredian* influence influence in the making of this tape so it actually cost very little. To the extent that it could be called an amateur sex tape. And it gets rather sticky.
So I shall hide it “over the jump” with the warning that it is rated MMM and is possibly NSFW
*for the information of the underinformed, that means “Scots”, a noted short-armed, deep-pocketed nation from which I am descended.
Reprinted from an article in The Scientist (1st Mar, 2010) and published here as a reaction to the Australian Government’s plan to filter legal adult porn (and political discussion) on the internet.
Most people have seen it, and have a strong opinion about it. Many of those opinions are negative—some people argue that ready access to pornography disrupts social order, encouraging people to commit rape, sexual assault, and other sex-related crimes. And even if pornography doesn’t trigger a crime, they say, it contributes to the degradation of women. It harms the women who are depicted by pornography, and harms those who do not participate but are encouraged to perform the acts depicted in it by men who are acculturated by it. Many even adamantly believe that pornography should become illegal.
Alternatively, others argue that pornography is an expression of fantasies that can actually inhibit sexual activity, and act as a positive displacement for sexual aggression. Pornography offers a readily available means of satisfying sexual arousal (masturbation), they say, which serves as a substitute for dangerous, harmful, and illegal activities.
Some feminists even claim that pornography can empower women by loosening them from the shackles of social prudery and restrictions.
But what do the data say?
Over the years, many scientists have investigated the link between pornography (considered legal under the First Amendment in the United States unless judged “obscene”) and sex crimes and attitudes towards women. And in every region investigated, researchers have found that as pornography has increased in availability, sex crimes have either decreased or not increased.
It’s not hard to find a study population, given how widespread pornography has become. The United States alone produces 10,000 pornographic movies each year. The Free Speech Coalition, a porn industry–lobbying group, estimates that adult video/DVD sales and rentals amount to at least $4 billion per year. The Internet is a rich source, with 40 million adults regularly visiting porn Web sites, and more than one-quarter of regular users downloading porn at work. And it’s not just men who are interested: Nelsen/Net reports that 9.4 million women in the United States accessed online pornography Web sites in the month of September 2003. According to the conservative media watchdog group Family Safe Media, the porn industry makes more money than the top technology companies combined, including Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Amazon.
To examine the effect this widespread use of porn may be having on society, researchers have often exposed people to porn and measured some variable such as changes in attitude or predicted hypothetical behaviors, interviewed sex offenders about their experience with pornography, and interviewed victims of sex abuse to evaluate if pornography was involved in the assault. Surprisingly few studies have linked the availability of porn in any society with antisocial behaviors or sex crimes. Among those studies none have found a causal relationship and very few have even found one positive correlation.
Despite the widespread and increasing availability of sexually explicit materials, according to national FBI Department of Justice statistics, the incidence of rape declined markedly from 1975 to 1995. This was particularly seen in the age categories 20–24 and 25–34, the people most likely to use the Internet. The best known of these national studies are those of Berl Kutchinsky, who studied Denmark, Sweden, West Germany, and the United States in the 1970s and 1980s. He showed that for the years from approximately 1964 to 1984, as the amount of pornography increasingly became available, the rate of rapes in these countries either decreased or remained relatively level. Later research has shown parallel findings in every other country examined, including Japan, Croatia, China, Poland, Finland, and the Czech Republic. In the United States there has been a consistent decline in rape over the last 2 decades, and in those countries that allowed for the possession of child pornography, child sex abuse has declined.
Significantly, no community in the United States has ever voted to ban adult access to sexually explicit material. The only feature of a community standard that holds is an intolerance for materials in which minors are involved as participants or consumers.
In terms of the use of pornography by sex offenders, the police sometimes suggest that a high percentage of sex offenders are found to have used pornography. This is meaningless, since most men have at some time used pornography. Looking closer, Michael Goldstein and Harold Kant found that rapists were more likely than nonrapists in the prison population to have been punished for looking at pornography while a youngster, while other research has shown that incarcerated nonrapists had seen more pornography, and seen it at an earlier age, than rapists. What does correlate highly with sex offense is a strict, repressive religious upbringing. Richard Green too has reported that both rapists and child molesters use less pornography than a control group of “normal” males.
Attitudes towards women .
Studies of men who had seen X-rated movies found that they were significantly more tolerant and accepting of women than those men who didn’t see those movies, and studies by other investigators—female as well as male—essentially found similarly that there was no detectable relationship between the amount of exposure to pornography and any measure of misogynist attitudes. No researcher or critic has found the opposite, that exposure to pornography—by any definition—has had a cause-and-effect relationship towards ill feelings or actions against women. No correlation has even been found between exposure to porn and calloused attitudes toward women.
There is no doubt that some people have claimed to suffer adverse effects from exposure to pornography—just look at testimony from women’s shelters, divorce courts and other venues. But there is no evidence it was the cause of the claimed abuse or harm.
Ultimately, there is no freedom that can’t be and isn’t misused.
This can range from the freedom to bear arms to the freedom to bear children (just look at “Octomom”). But it doesn’t mean that the freedom of the majority should be restricted to prevent the abuses of the few. When people transgress into illegal behavior, there are laws to punish them, and those act as a deterrent. In the United States, where one out of every 138 residents is incarcerated, just imagine if pornography were illegal—there’d be more people in prison than out.
Adapted from “Pornography, Public Acceptance and Sex Related Crime: A Review,” Int J Law Psychiatry, 32:304–14, 2009.
Milton Diamond is a professor in the department of anatomy, biochemistry and physiology at the University of Hawaii and director of the Pacific Center for Sex and Society.
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Every day I check the statistics on my blog. Just the total visitors. After all I am not a fanatic.
But occasionally I look at the other statistics WordPress provides. It is interesting (to me) to see what brings people to my blog.
So here are the ten most viewed articles on the archive over the past 30 days.
It is fascinating that top of the list is a serious article although I realise it has only gained popularity because Google decided to use the image of a young girl from that post as their top image for a search on “Bill Henson”.
I’m not sure just why an image lifted from “Looks Just Like” has jumped up into sixth spot or why three innocuous cartoons are in the list.
The entry which leaves me shaking my head is at number 10. Out of 3,399 posts on the archive (this is post No. 3,400) a serious – well, sort of - post on science rates this highly. It doesn’t seem to fit with the other nine which could be grouped as “Sex, Celebrity and Censorship”.
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Female orgasms rely on penis size and mental focus!
It found that regularity of vaginal orgasms depends on a number of factors including the length of the penis, the duration of intercourse, and the ability to mentally focus on vaginal sensations. But it concluded that the duration of foreplay was not a factor.
One-third of the women (34%) said that they were more likely to have an orgasm with a longer than average penis [14.5 centimetres], but nearly two-thirds said that they had no preference.
“Given that the vagina [has a high nerve density] throughout… more thorough stimulation of the full length of the vagina… might result in a more fulfilling experience,” the paper’s authors write.
Before we males race out and try to improve our standing, read on – - -
Dr Vivienne Cass, an adjunct professor at Curtin University of Technology in Perth and author of The Elusive Orgasm, worries about the motivations of research that emphasises vaginal over clitoral orgasms.
She sees this emphasis as part of the increasing “medicalisation of sexuality”. “Women who can’t achieve vaginal orgasms are treated as sick.”
She says if they are treated as sick then drug companies might be able to sell them a pill. “We have to understand that we are not studying orgasms in a nice, value-free, scientific context.”
So does size really matter?
All may not be lost. Perhaps there is more to technique than equipment.
Or is the dreaded conspiracy of women yet again finding sops for our masculine ego.
I guess the question, from a male perspective, remains unanswered.
Based on an article in the ABC Online News.