Teens are still having sex

We might file that under the least surprising headline in all of history. Even better than “things have not moved necessarily to Japan’s advantage” and certainly competing with that one from A Hitler, “But what are these Russian tanks doing here?”

Hmm

A man filmed having sex with a woman on a Ryanair flight was reportedly on his stag do while his pregnant fiancee was at home.

So much modernity in one sentence. Actually quite a bit of archaism as well. There was only a short period of history when, for the normal folk, pregnancy didn’t come before the marriage. Marriage being what happened when the betrothal had shown that pregnancy did indeed happen in this couple. Obviously, not always and everywhere and so on but entirely usually.

So, we can call that bit modern or archaic as we wish. So too in fact the stag do part. shagging on such is hardly unknown.

Must have been a young couple though. There’s not much room on Ryanair, is there, gotta be supple to manage it.

Not wholly sure I believe this

An academic study in the Netherlands found that roughly 5% of the population falls under the “transgender” umbrella, comprising 1% who are assigned male at birth identifying as girls/women, and vice versa; and 4% whose identities are between or outside the gender binary, that is “non-binary” individuals, who often use the pronoun “they’’; and “non-gender” people who may use the pronoun “per”.

I have a feeling that we’re getting tied up in definitions here. Stonewall used to say that 10% of the population is gay on the basis that that’s about the number who have had a same sex sexual experience. Once. Gay as in overwhelming preference for same sex activity is more like 1-2%.

When we say trans do we mean someone having the (or “a” given the variety possibly) op, our friend Mark who knows but regards the surgery as barbaric, or the rugby club dressing up as Japanese schoolgirls on the pub crawl?

Interesting theory

A controversial university study has come under fire for claiming that lesbian and bisexual attraction exists because ‘men think it’s hot’.
The offending report was published on Science Direct by Menelaos Apostolou, an assistant professor at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus.
In his paper entitled ‘The evolution of female same-sex attraction: The male choice hypothesis’, Apostolous comes to the conclusion that same-sex attraction in women stems from male desire – all based on his poll of 1,509 men.
The academic went on to say in an interview that a ‘considerable proportion of men desire same-sex attractions in women’, which he cites as a ‘possible reason’ why women have them.

Calling Rocco

A gay porn studio has sparked a furious backlash over a film that shows a man performing a sex act using a didgeridoo.
The explicit movie has been branded ‘racist’ and ‘incredibly disrespectful to the Australian aboriginal community’ for its portrayal of the wind instrument as a sex toy.
The adult film – titled ‘Didgeridoo Me’ – shows a sleeping man being woken up by his partner loudly playing the long pipe.

He then attempts to gets his revenge by grabbing the five-foot instrument and attempting to use it in a sex act.

Now Rolf’s out do you think he would go for the sequel?

Umm, yes, well

Forced into porn: Japan moves to stop women being coerced into sex films

Coerced:

But months later, the 26-year-old became one of an alarming number of Japanese women who say they have been forced into appearing in pornographic films by unscrupulous, and unregulated, production companies.

Then in her final year at university, Aroma agreed to attend a follow-up interview, where the president of an entertainment production company presented her with a contract that indicated she would be required to remove her clothes for a photo shoot.

“That was the first I’d heard about nudity,” she said. “I cried, but felt under a lot pressure to say yes, so I agreed.”

Over the following months, the agency raised the possibility of making a pornographic video, summoning her several times to the firm’s office for meetings. Faced with repeated demands from as many as eight male staff, she eventually capitulated.

“They told me I could stop at any time if I felt uncomfortable or if it hurt. But that wasn’t true,” she said.

University student. Had months to back out if she wished.

From January to November 2016, 148 women sought help from Lighthouse, which supports victims of human trafficking, and People Against Pornography and Sexual Violence – a dramatic rise from the 83 cases recorded for the whole of 2015 and just 29 the year before.

I think we’re using slightly odd meanings of “coercion”, “trafficking” and so on, aren’t we?

In one high-profile case that resulted in the arrests of three talent scouts, one woman was forced to appear in more than 100 films after being told her family would be informed if she refused. Some victims say they were forced to have sex without protection, or were gang-raped.

Blackmail and rape are serious crimes. Hang the bastards.

“The incredible thing is that production firms can act with impunity,” Ito said. “There is no law against coercing women into appearing in porn films, and no government supervision of the industry. But this isn’t just a legal issue, it’s a violation of human rights.”

It’s legal to have sex in front of a camera. For adults at least it is. And we do indeed have to let adults make their own decisions. Otherwise they’re not actually adults, are they?

Three things about this sexual trafficking case

A Romanian couple have been jailed for trafficking a 14-year-old girl and other women into prostitution in the UK, in the first prosecution for child sex trafficking under the 2015 Modern Slavery Act.

First and only prosecution so far. It’s not a common crime then. We’re really not talking about those 100,000 Vietnamese birds in the nail bars.

In the case of the pair’s youngest victim, they “deliberately and callously stole her childhood,” she said.

The pair had operated in the UK since 2013 and lured the 14-year-old, one of nine siblings from a poor family, in 2016 after promising her a job as a waitress.

But on the night she arrived in the UK, she was told to change into “sexy” clothes and put on heavy makeup, because “she had the face of a child”, said Haughey.

Yes, vile, hang ’em. But do note our second thing. There doesn’t seem to be much of a market for child prostitutes if she’s got to look older, does there?

Others knew they would be working as prostitutes and were told they would share takings. But when they had arrived in the UK thye found themselves in debt bondage – told by the couple they owed money for their travel costs, as well as their “patch” of the street and rent in the flats they used in Paddington, west London. While the women could earn at least £250-300 a night, they were often given as little as £20-30 a day.

And that’s not trafficking, is it? It’s exploitation, most certainly, but it’s not trafficking.

As I an others have been saying all along we’ve no doubt at all that real trafficking does occur. Also that it’s vile, stamp on it. But a great deal, the vast majoirty in fact, of what is called trafficking just ain’t.

Err, yes, but that’s not what we want to know, is it?

LGBT people are prone to mental illness. It’s a truth we shouldn’t shy away from

If it were the dreadful manner that society treats people then that would be both appalling and something we must do something about.

If it were that the two are simply correlated, well, that’s different. Know about it, treat the illness etc but it is still different.

An no, we’re not even going to go there and start trying to claim that the two are the same thing.

But it is true that thing we want to know is which of the first two is it?

Is this the way to solve the IVF sperm shortage?

For any keen masturbators out there, this news will be thoroughly welcomed.
Instead of keeping the self-love strictly to your bedroom on lonely nights, you should think about doing it while you’re at work.
Known as a ‘masturbation break’, psychologists believes it could be a great way to combat the stress of your job.
While using such a pastime as an escape, perhaps from your boss who is constantly breathing down your neck, would provide similar benefits.

Not that I’ve ever found having any of my bosses breathing down my neck to be an aid to sexual relief mind.

Err, no, really, that’s not how it works

Handsome Devil, by contrast, tries to make a different point: “That LGBT issues are mainstream and they should be funded by the mainstream. We should be seeing $50m LGBT comedies with realistic couples at the middle of it. Because it’s one in 10 of us, you know? We belong in the mainstream.”

It’s not 1 in 10. Nothing like.

Further, that’s not the way that business works. You’re looking for the marginal customer when going big, not trying to address some core.

To be stupid about it compare the scandium business with the hamburger one. Maccy D is trying to sell to anyone and everyone. Thus big productions, lots of shops, big ad budgets and so on. They get some portion of that market of course. When I was selling scandium there were maybe 10 people in the world I needed to reach. All the effort went intoidentifying those 10 people, plus a bit of finding out if there were an eleventh or twelfth.

The strategy for trying to sell to a core audience of perhaps some 3 or 4% (to be generous about LGBT numbers) of the population is rather different than the one required for trying to sell to the marginal member of the general population.

Sigh.

Well, yes, obviously

Yes, the fact that Pippa Middleton’s forthcoming nuptials may be attended by members of the public is clearly a bit of a shock to some. All that meticulous planning, all that co-ordinated designer garb, all the calculated ingratiation in which various hangers-on have indulged to get an invitation – what’s the point if the pristine picture is sullied by a bunch of locals who may not be wearing quite the right clothes, who may not have quite enough money, who may not have quite enough connections to A-listers or aristocrats, who may, you know, smell a bit?

To which the reply should be: you clearly fail to understand quite what a Church of England wedding is. Exasperatingly as the institutional C of E can be, much of what it represents is worth cherishing – especially at a time when our society grows more divided and our lives become increasingly corporatised and privatised. And nowhere is this more evident than in the church’s view of celebrity marriages – or, to use the correct ecclesiastical jargon, “marriages”.

This reminds us of something deeper, too: people are part of our lives regardless of whether we invite them in
It actually has an official policy on such things. It begins with the observation that “the same law applies to the weddings of celebrities in Anglican cathedrals and churches as it does to the weddings of any other persons”; the fact that this needs spelling out tells us something in itself. It is splendidly dismissive of “exclusivity” deals: “A marriage is a public ceremony which at the least all parishioners are entitled to attend.”

The actual point of the marriage ceremony being that it is in public. Oi, you lot, we’re going to be shagging each other, alright?

At least it was heterosexual and consensual

A singing teacher at a prestigious Roman Catholic boarding school had sex with a sixth former after giving her free lessons​ and sending her a picture of him in the bath.

David Brown, 46, also encouraged the 18-year-old to take drugs after telling her how much they would boost their sexual relationship.

Another school I’ve been to with a sex scandal. But this is a bit different. Duty of care and all that, betrayal of that. But adult woman shags her singing teacher is not really the stuff of which nightmares are made.

Quite right too

Tim Farron says on Wednesday that he does not think homosexuality is a sin following a question from Conservative MP Nigel Evans.

Specifically, he says that he does not think that being gay is a sin.

Which is obviously true, not even the Pope nor Iain Paisley thought being gay was or is a sin.

Homosexual acts however….

Well, it’s not Cliff, is it?

A British pop star is alleged to have raped a 14-year-old girl after his bodyguard plucked the teenager from the front row of his concert.
The woman says she was plied with champagne by the singer who then pinned her down and attacked her in his hotel suite in the 1970s in an ordeal that ‘affected [her] entire life’.

Batting for the wrong team.

How desperately kinky

The Naval Special Warfare Command wants to know whether Chief Special Warfare Officer Joseph Schmidt III properly obtained permission from his commanders for outside work and whether they condoned his acting career, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

He has appeared under the name Jay Voom in at least 29 sex films over seven years with titles such as “Apple Smashing Lap Dance” to “Strippers Come Home Horny from the Club,” the paper said.

…feature his wife, porn star Jewels Jade.
..
Jade said she recruited her husband as an unpaid performer to cut the costs of making films for her website and film-distribution service.

What, you mean movies of actual within matrimony sex? Good God, I mean how icky!

Must be a very refined taste that.

How odd

Slee claimed that the archbishops of Canterbury and York were “intent on wrecking” the candidacies of John and Nick Holtam, who was married to a divorcee, “despite the fact that their CVs were startlingly in an entirely different and better league than the other two candidates, and probably every one of the new bishops I can recall in the past 15 years”.

Church decides to follow its own rules on sexuality when appointing bishops.

The gay bloke doesn’t get to be one nor does the one married to a divorcee.

Camilla doesn’t get to be Princess of Wales because she’s a divorcee.

Shrug, their gaff their rules, nu?