AP - Japanese carmaker Nissan said Friday it has pulled a raunchy commercial starring "Sex and the City" actress Kim Cattrall from New Zealand television after complaints over its content.
Cattrall, who plays sex-obsessed, promiscuous Samantha Jones in the hugely successful U.S. series, appears in the ad purring with excitement about Nissan's new sedan.
"Why didn't you tell me it was so big, I just wasn't prepared for it?" she gushes. "The all-new Nissan Tiida makes you feel really, really, really good inside."
She tells a salesman: "Ah! That was amazing. Absolutely fabulous! I mean the great body and the way you moved it." [read full article]
The divine Ms Cattrall seems to have become the female equivalent to Finbarr Saunders... still, if they get Sex And The City involved in promoting their new cars, what did they expect? Thousands of women enjoy Sex And The City sex toys as well as the show's explicit discussions of female pleasure. Clearly Ms Cattrall has a bit more va-va-voom than they bargained for.
Daily Record: Sexual attitudes have changed dramatically since the Victorian era.
When couples get married today they may have had up to 10 sexual partners. Back then the majority of women were probably virgins. Even when they did get married a lot of women still didn't have a clue what to do on the first night of their honeymoon. Britain's oldest virgin Clare Smith was 95 when she recalled her wedding night.
She said: "We were so innocent my husband and I didn't even know what having sex was. We both wore thick pyjamas and he played the mouth organ in bed all the time. I married twice and I never had sex. It didn't bother me, what you don't know, you don't miss."
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The straight-laced government of communist-run Vietnam, where pornographic Web sites are banned, plans to offer downloadable movies on an Internet site to educate married couples about healthy sex, a newspaper said on Thursday.
The official English-language Vietnam News quoted Khuat Thu Hong, Deputy Director of the Institute for Social Development, as saying "an orthodox sex Web site" would help couples learn more about "healthy sexual intercourse."
Hong cited cases of married couples who had not had sex for a year, a rising divorce rate and rampant prostitution as reasons to publicize more information about sex. [Reuters]
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"Fancy sex on a fishing boat? Then visit the Lake Balaton resort, say Hungary's authorities in a recently launched campaign aimed at attracting young people to its main lake resort.
The tourism authority is sending around an email with an internet link http://abalatoninyar.fw.hu/, leading viewers to a short cartoon film which features a young blonde woman having sex with a married man on a fishing boat on the lake.
The film, accompanied by a popular song from the 1980s, shows the tourist hiding his wedding ring while in bed with the woman. It also shows her wowing him after taking off her bra." [Reuters]
Er... Blimey. I bet they'll be getting some classy visitors...
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Not only can you join the mass masturbation fun in London that is Masturbate-A-Thon, you can also be on the telly! From the Meeejaa Guardian:
Channel 4 is to bring mass public masturbation to the small screen.
The broadcaster - once led by Michael Grade, dubbed "pornographer in chief" by the Daily Mail - has commissioned a documentary about the UK's first "masturbate-a-thon" as part of a series of programmes dubbed "Wank week", MediaGuardian.co.uk can reveal.
In what must surely be one of the summer's more bizarre events, hundreds of people are expected to gather in a hall in central London on August 5 to pleasure themselves in aid of charity.
The organiser of the event, the San Francisco-based Centre for Sex and Culture, has run mass masturbation events in the US for the past five years to raise money for safe sex groups and plans to replicate the formula in the UK.
Cameras from independent production company Zig Zag, which made Essex Boys for ITV1, will follow the organisers and participants for a 60-minute film, which has the working title of Wank-a-thon. It is expected to air on Channel 4 towards the end of the year.
The event will encourage Londoners - both male and female - to sign up sponsors and head to Clerkenwell in order to masturbate in front of hundreds of others.
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It may be two years since Sex And The City came to an end, but there's no lack of interest in Carrie and the girls. Indeed, there's been Sex And The City tours around New York City which have proved a big hit. Now there's talk of a Sex And The City Reality TV show, as reported by ContactMusic:
US cable network HBO is planning a new version of the show with real-life women who live in Manhattan, New York. The network has been contacting fashion "it" girls in New York City to participate in the as-yet-untitled reality show which will document ladies similar to CARRIE BRADSHAW and her pals. According to American fashion magazine W, the series "will follow the lives of a group of glamorous and dynamic girlfriends in their 20s living in Manhattan."
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Amusing article from Canada's Montreal Gazette:
Cellphone chargers. Designer clothing. Computers. Empty suitcases. Dentures. Fake limbs. Sex toys.
Ask any hotel housekeeper in the city about the things that guests leave behind, and you're bound to hear a peal of laughter in response.
"You wouldn't believe what people forget to take with them," said Vincent Mellet, director of housekeeping services at the Delta Hotel on University St.
"We see it all." [Read the full article]
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