Amazing the species survived really

Women who are hoping to conceive should go on a diet years before, new research suggests.

Writing in The Lancet, medics said the vast majority of women of reproductive age were not nutritionally prepared for pregnancy – putting the long-term health of their children at risk.

Those thinking about starting a family are often advised to make lifestyle changes, such as cutting out alcohol, and taking dietary supplements, around three months before attempting to conceive.

But the experts said one of the most crucial factors was for women to be a healthy weight before conception – often meaning diet and lifestyle overhauls need to start years earlier.

What these fools are doing of course is confusing the perfect and the good. If it were actually necessary to be perfectly nourished before conceiving there wouldn’t be any of us here.

So here’s what the actual complaint is

The moguls behind the world’s biggest pornography websites have been entrusted by the Government with policing the internet to keep it safe for children.

MindGeek staff have held a series of meetings with officials in preparation for the new age verification system which is designed to ensure that under-18s cannot view adult material.

Tens of millions of British adults are expected to have to entrust their private details to MindGeek, which owns the PornHub and YouPorn websites.

Critics have likened the company’s involvement to ‘entrusting the cigarette industry with stopping underage smoking’ and want an independent body to create the system instead.

If a commercially minded firm does this work then the work will be done in a commercially minded manner.

Tarquin and Jocasta won’t get a look in as part of the nascent bureaucracy therefore.

How terrible, eh?

But we don’t all agree love

Finally, something on which we can agree: charity officials ought not to buy sex. No one, so far, seems prominently to have argued, of the Oxfam employees’ misconduct in Haiti and Liberia, that, providing their female purchases were adult, and not coerced, then their prostitution should rightly be called sex work, that is: a perfectly dignified transaction, from which both sides – say, impoverished survivors of a disaster and benevolent male humanitarians – stood to benefit.

I have actually made the argument. Private transactions alleviated poverty, great!

We have yet, admittedly, to hear from Amnesty International, the human rights NGO, which now doubles as the world’s leading advocate of legalised prostitution. In 2015, a year that will forever be celebrated by its allies in the pimping and trafficking community, Amnesty committed to the decriminalisation of all aspects of “sex work that does not involve coercion, exploitation or abuse”.

That definition rather kills off pimping and trafficking, doesn’t it?

You think they waste our money this badly?

A former prostitute claimed last night that the Oxfam boss at the centre of the sex scandal regularly paid to sleep with her.

She said Roland van Hauwermeiren had sex with her twice a week for six months in Haiti – after the 2010 earthquake had destroyed her home and killed five members of her family.

The mother-of-one said the aid worker paid her between £70 and £140 each time, after initially meeting her on the street near his £1,500-a-month hilltop villa known as the Eagle’s Nest.

London prices in Haiti after the earthquake?

You think they spend our money that badly?

(Or, more likely, the Mail has the exchange rate wrong but still…..ah, no:’It went on for six months. I would go round twice a week and he would pay me 100 to 200 US dollars a time.)

Where has this woman been this past five decades?

In this moment of brave truth telling and female empowerment, it’s time to address one topic that’s been missing far too long from our conversations around sex: female pleasure.

There is a large and thriving industry – has been for decades – talking about female sexual pleasure.

Shannon Bledsoe is the executive director of global non-profit organization WCG, which is partnering with actress and activist Jessica Biel to launch Trystnetwork.org, a sex positive online resource.

Just another competitor trying to get on the bandwagon then.

Contrary to reports, masturbation does not kill Germans

Masturbation kills up to 100 Germans a year, according to a study which has also uncovered the bizarre ways people have died pleasuring themselves.

One man – wearing pantyhose, a raincoat and a diving suit as well as a plastic bag over his head – died in Hamburg after sitting next to a heater and trying to melt slices of cheese on his body.

No, that’s not masturbation killing him.

Mozzarellaphilia perhaps…..

Another man in Halle was found dead with Christmas tree lights clamped to his nipples having apparently tried to stimulate himself by electrocution.

Teslaphilia?

Forensic examiner Harald Voß said the most common reason for autoerotic deaths was the desire for the ultimate orgasm through depriving oneself of oxygen.

That’s just INXS.

What a weird thing to fire people for

One of Britain’s biggest charities last night denied claims it had covered up the reasons behind the departure of senior aid workers, some of whom were accused of using prostitutes in Haiti during relief efforts.

​Oxfam is facing calls to review reports that it let three men resign while four men were sacked over allegations which have emerged about their time in the country in the aftermath of a major earthquake, according to an investigation by The Times.

Sure, they say they’ll pay and they don’t, that would be bad. They’ve taken pledges not to have sex except with those they’re married to, might be a moral case there but employment? Kiddie fiddlers, criminal offence under UK law – even in Haiti.

But willing and paid sex between two consenting adults?

Paying for sex is against Oxfam’s staff code of conduct and in breach of United Nations statements on the behaviour of aid workers, which the charity supported. Prostitution is illegal in Haiti.

Why are they all against private enterprise as a manner of alleviating poverty?

Tempus fugit etc

How to be the PERFECT Muslim wife: Imam instructs women must make themselves available to their husbands whenever they demand intimacy and sex before marriage is banned, reveals documentary

Yes, I’m very happy about the change myself. But 60 years ago this would have described near any European nation.

Just an observation, not a recommendation.

Hmm, well, yes

Rape and abuse victims in women-only refuges face being looked after by biological men after England’s biggest group of women’s shelters decided to review its ban on transgender staff.

The move, which could overturn almost half a century of refuges being run by women for women, was described by some feminists last night as the most significant erosion of female spaces yet.

It comes after the government promised to consult on letting people change sex on demand. Activists insist that “self-declared” transgender women — most of whom retain male organs — should be allowed to enter and work in woman-only spaces.

Interesting clash of demands then. Very interesting, given that we’ve at least one claim of a trans woman raping while imprisoned – in a women’s jail – while serving a sentence for rape. I think I’ve recalled that correctly.

Underlying this though is something more serious. I’ve no dog in this specific fight, doesn’t bother me either way. But the serious bit is akin to Blair’s decision to abolish the office of Lord Chancellor. Quickly reversed, as the post is so written into the structure of the law and society. Equally so here. Change eh definition of male and female and there’s a hell of a lot of other things which also need to be changed. And no real guide as to what the correct change should be.

That’s going to get some fantasies racing

But it seems X-Files star Gillian Anderson is rather more well-versed in trendy buzzwords.

In an interview where she opened up about her relationships, the bisexual actress, 49, said that she believes all humans are ‘intersectional, complicated beings’.

Rocco, maybe get Steve of the Squirrels to write a script or two for you?

My, my

Or, since sex is the subject here, what about how our society’s scientific community has treated female dyspareunia — the severe physical pain some women experience during sex — vs. erectile dysfunction (which, while lamentable, is not painful)? PubMed has 393 clinical trials studying dyspareunia. Vaginismus? 10. Vulvodynia? 43.

Erectile dysfunction? 1,954.

That’s right: PubMed has almost five times as many clinical trials on male sexual pleasure as it has on female sexual pain. And why? Because we live in a culture that sees female pain as normal and male pleasure as a right.

Hmm. Dyspareunia is something estimated to affect 8 – 20% of women at some point in their lives. Drooping dicks 100% of men. And such droops, sometimes at least, thought to diminish female sexual pleasure.

It’s not entirely obvious that the research effort is out of proportion there now, is it?

These sexism complaints are getting confused

The job looked good on paper – serving guests at an exclusive banquet in a City of London livery hall. The pay was good, too – £10.20 an hour, the London living wage and significantly more than the £7.05 for similar jobs. For Lucy, a 19-year-old corporate catering assistant, it was far too good an opportunity to turn down.

Later, she wished she had. The extra pay did not make up for the barrage of comments and bad behaviour, including persistent and unchecked harassment by a diner who made inappropriate sexual comments, asked personal questions and propositioned her for a threesome. “At some point he was ‘complimenting’ me and telling me I looked beautiful,” Lucy said.

No, the waiter should not be subject to such a barrage.

However:

In 2016 the property magazine Estates Gazette said the industry needed to clean up its act after prostitutes were seen to be doing “brisk business” at Mipim, a four-day networking event held in Cannes. “It wasn’t subtle and it wasn’t discreet – in fact, it could hardly have been more obvious,” the article said, pointing out that sex workers had used the event’s hashtag to attract business.

This is the opposite complaint, isn’t it? No harassment, no barrage, simply consenting adults renting out their labour.

We seem to have got to a place where repeatedly asking someone who doesn’t want sex for sex is verboten. Which seems fair enough. But we’re also saying that asking someone once who does want to have sex is also verboten?

Whoo, boy, talk about not getting the point

In court papers seen by the Observer, the MoJ and government lawyers argue that they do not consider Hudson to be a woman despite the make-up artist reassigning her gender and living as a woman for her adult life. They state Hudson “is as a matter of biological fact a man” and add that the term “transwoman” has no legal significance. They say they have adopted female pronouns when referring to Hudson only “out of respect for her wishes”. In response, Hudson’s legal team accuse government lawyers of adopting “transphobic, unnecessarily abrasive, aggressive and insulting” language towards Hudson, who has breasts and has used hormones for years but does not have a gender recognition certificate.

We’re not told about the snip either way. But, lookie here. It’s possible to get q piece of paper which says gender has hanged. OK, whatever we think of that that is how it works. Have the paper then your legal gender has changed, along with all the other bits of life and law that go along with that. Don’t have it and they ain’t. This isn’t transphobia.

Hudson spent six weeks in jail in 2015, after she admitted head-butting a barman. She spent seven days in HMP Bristol before being moved to a women’s facility, Eastwood Park, after a storm of national protest. Speaking from Belgium, where she lives with her boyfriend, Hudson said: “I was horrified when I read the defence from the MoJ. It states that I’m a male, which is a complete insult, humiliating and wrong because I’ve been living as a female all my adult life. I’m not a drag act. When I was put in jail I’d been the subject of transphobia and it feels like I’m the subject of transphobia again from the MoJ, which is horrible because it’s my government.”

Her lawyer, Jane Ryan of Bhatt Murphy, says the government is denying her gender identity and that its argument runs counter to the ministry’s published policies on trans prisoners and the 2016 women and equalities committee transgender inquiry, the first ever parliamentary report on such issues.

An arrest in 2015 should accord to 2016 findings in what manner?

Quite apart from the manner in which headbutting a barman appears to be rather male behaviour..,…

How wondrously, gorgeously, cheeky

Businessman selling sex dolls offers customers a £50 ‘try before you buy’ scheme for a half hour session at an industrial estate in Gateshead
Customers can ‘test drive’ sex dolls at the industrial site in Gateshead for £50
Service was launched in December and business has had a ‘few’ customer since

What truly amuses here is that 30 minutes with a live one on an industrial estate in Gateshead is highly likely to cost less than £50.

So, you know, good luck mate.

Man has consensual sex, liberals outraged

Assume, just for a moment, these allegations are true:

In a newly published interview with Stephanie Clifford from 2011, the pornographic actor acknowledges an affair with Donald Trump – contradicting a denial produced by the president’s legal team last week.

It appears to be the “liberals” outraged about this. All those decades of campaigning for social liberality, celebration even of human sexuality – and getting the government out of our bedrooms – and consensual sex between consenting adults is an outrage.

You’ve got to rather think that one of the two stances isn’t entirely serious really.