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    WandA [sign in to see picture]
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    Sex politics in the USA now

    Judge halts political cuts to Planned Parenthood

    http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/19/1424029/apnewsbreak-judge-halts-nc-planned.html

    Barnes & Noble censors androgynous model

    http://jezebel.com/5802115/barnes--noble-censors-cover-featuring-androgynous-male-model

    English teacher writes racy novels

    http://snydercounty.wnep.com/news/news/parents-english-teacher-writes-racy-novels/58743

    Sex museums on Sundays. Whooo!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/nyregion/new-blue-laws-for-new-york-inspired-by-the-museum-of-sex.html?_r=1

    Transgendered prom queen

    http://www.nerve.com/news/current-events/transgendered-teen-voted-prom-queen-in-davie-florida

    'Mom' gets probation for home circumcision

    http://www.kmtr.com/news/local/story/Mother-gets-probation-in-home-circumcision/HFNlNBp_wE2k3-hq-a9gRw.cspx

    TSA OKs vibes and whips for travel

    http://cltampa.com/dailyloaf/archives/2011/06/22/tsa-okays-vibrators-whips-and-chains-for-air-travel

    Supreme Court is OK with violence but not porn?

    http://cltampa.com/dailyloaf/archives/2011/06/29/supreme-court-okays-violent-video-games-for-minors-but-not-porn

    Maps of the USA comparing gay and cousin marriage

    http://front.moveon.org/how-many-states-that-ban-gay-marriage-let-you-marry-your-cousin/?rc=fb.fan

    Case over LGBT education filtering

    http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2011/08/aclu_files_first_case_of_lgbt.html

    The American right's current favourite semi-attractive evangelical basket speaks on family

    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2011/08/15/295737/michele-bachmann-gay-families-not-families/

    How the right attacks sex

    http://www.alternet.org/story/152009/why_is_sean_hannity_so_mad_youre_having_sex_5_ways_conservatives_attack_sexual_freedom?page=entire

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    Bugger, some I forgot yesterday.

    Airline defends sex documentary

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10744982

    Call for porn law overhaul

    http://www.smh.com.au/business/call-for-porn-laws-overhaul-20110623-1gheg.html

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    I missed these posts lately WandA. Lots of scary stuff there this time. 

    SS xx

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    WandA [sign in to see picture]
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    New just in and related to the previous post.

    Lesbian refused wedding dress in NJ

    http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/08/21/new-jersey-bridal-shop-refuses-to-sell-wedding-gown-to-lesbian-bride/

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    Porn and sex work

    Ipad release of Playboy back catologue

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/20/playboy_back_catalogue_ipad/

    German insurer held orgy for staff

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13454160

    Steve Coogan to play porn baron

    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a322333/steve-coogan-to-star-in-porn-baron-film.html

    What I like about creating porn for women

    http://magazine.goodvibes.com/2011/05/25/thats-what-i-like-creating-porn-for-women/

    Have we all become pornstars?

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/we_re_all_porn_stars_nAXRj1VQOqNX9X9cqBk1SL

    Puzzy Power

    http://www.newpornbywomen.com/2011/06/puzzy-power-and-cupido.html

    More women in Cardiff turn to sex work

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/cardiffonline/cardiff-news/2011/06/20/increasing-numbers-in-capital-turning-to-prostitution-as-career-choice-91466-28904809/

    Making a case for porn

    http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/the-dirtiest-little-secret-of-all-making-a-case-for-porn/

    Nymphomaniac, the film

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/aug/02/lars-von-trier-softcore-nymphomaniac

    PETA to launch porn

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/16/peta_to_launch_animnal_pron_site/

    And err.... Not sex work, but nude work? Naked female coders wanted.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/04/web_coders/

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    Triviality now.

    Slang for lady wanks

    http://magazine.goodvibes.com/2011/05/25/paddling-the-pink-canoe/

    The Peruvian butt pad

    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/offbeat/110307/underwear-butt-latina

    The worst director in the world likes his toes sucked (no arguments, he's fucking dire)

    http://gawker.com/5816417/the-quentin-tarantino-toe+sucking-sex-email-that-will-haunt-your-dreams

    Vulva wedding dress

    http://www.edenfantasys.com/sexis/adult-humor/bloggess-vagina-wedding-dress-0630111/

    Scandal over airline porn pics

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2011/08/love-air?fsrc=scn/tw/te/mt/toomanythrillsinthecockpit

    The Homo Hero awards

    http://lawandsexuality.blogspot.com/2011/08/homo-hero-awards.html

    New sex app for local one night stands

    http://news.yahoo.com/localsin-gives-men-women-brand-world-dating-131613453.html

    Marijuana and sex

    http://dodsonandross.com/blogs/betty-dodson/2011/05/marijuana-sex-confessions-periodic-pot-head

    10 worst things about studying sex in collage

    http://www.emandlo.com/2011/06/confession-top-10-worst-things-about-studying-sexuality-in-college/

    Mad French AIDS charity Ad (check the website in the vid too, hehe)

    http://dodsonandross.com/blogs/carlin-ross/2011/07/loving-sexy-fingers-video

    Vul pageant. Lucky lucky bastard....

    http://titsandsass.com/?p=4049

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    WandA [sign in to see picture]
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    Gay news now (again, since I'm running out of themes):

    BBC conducts diversity study

    http://www.lgf.org.uk/bbc-diversity-census/

    The real L word

    http://www.lesbilicious.co.uk/tv-film/candy-bar-girls-london%E2%80%99s-answer-to-the-real-l-word/

    Turing honoured

    http://freethinker.co.uk/2011/07/17/gay-atheist-hero-and-genius-alan-turing-honoured-by-the-queen/

    Concern over homosexual in Cameroon

    http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/cameroonian-men-detained-%E2%80%9Chomosexuality%E2%80%9D-2011-08-15

    Turns out bisexual men do exist, whoda thunk it!?

    http://www.marksimpson.com/blog/2011/08/23/bisexual-men-exist-but-does-scientific-sex-research/

    Libyan son of Col Crazy's owned gay porn?

    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/libya-gay-porn-dvd-found-among-gaddafi-sons-looted-belongings/politics/2011/08/25/25870

    The big cheese of Apple is gay?

    http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/656045/with_steve_jobs%27_resignation,_apple_has_%22world%27s_most_powerful_gay_man%22_in_charge/

    Film concerning lesbians in Iran

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/08/27/circumstance-movie-how-lesbians-live-in-iran.html

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    WandA [sign in to see picture]
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    Avrielle_Aniko wrote:

    Circumcision ends with Amputated Penis!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14619926

    Following on, jury rule on the lawsuit:

    http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110824/NEWS01/308230114/Jury-rules-doctor-penis-amputation-suit

    And some humourous and not so humourous cock-ups:

    http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-the-10-craziest-vagina-accidents/
    http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-12-very-unfortunate-penis-accidents/P0/

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    WandA [sign in to see picture]
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    Not nice sex news. Sorry!

    Gadaffi troops encouraged to rape

    http://current.com/news/93273289_gaddafi-provided-libyan-troops-with-viagra-like-drugs-to-encourage-rape.htm

    Cancer is the new AIDS

    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/offbeat/110315/AIDS-cancer-africa

    Male rape endemic in Uganda?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/jul/17/the-rape-of-men?CMP=twt_gu

    Haitian teen abused by UN soldiers

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/sep/03/minustah-un-haiti-abuse

    Asian lonely hearts

    http://www.economist.com/node/21526350?fsrc=scn/tw/te/ar/asiasloneyhearts

    HIV on the up in Liverpool

    http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2011/08/20/number-receiving-hiv-treatment-at-highest-ever-level-liverpool-jmu-research-reveals-100252-29270507/

    Do sex offending laws backfire?

    http://www.freakonomics.com/2011/09/01/are-sex-offender-laws-backfiring/

    NYPD ignores subway wanker

    http://jezebel.com/5837687/a-guy-jerked-off-to-me-on-the-subway-and-nypd-didnt-do-a-thing

    In FL cohabiting can get you arrested

    http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/FL_Couples_Living_Together_Without_Being_Married_Can_Get_Arrested_128845313.html

    Gay couple denied honeymoon perks

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/gay-couple-denied-honeymoon-perks-2358128.html

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    Dirty Red Angel [sign in to see picture]
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    Ohhhhhh would prefer cheerful Sex in the News.

    Lovely to see you though WandA

    Angel x

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    Dirty Red Angel wrote:

    Ohhhhhh would prefer cheerful Sex in the News.

    Lovely to see you though WandA

    Angel x

    I'll post some trashy funny stories next time I can be bothered. ;)

    I hope you are well!

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     there's a lot of stuff that happens that makes me wonder about the origin of the word humanity being used to mean benevolence :/

    Nice to see you WandA

    CCW x

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    Hear, hear!

    Nice to know you're still about.

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     Hi Mr Monster, nice to see you too. Sorry for the long absence - many things including illness and a new job eating all my time caused me to be away but I missed you guys x

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    Study for: When therapists have the hots for their clients from the british psychology research digest
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    Clients go to psychotherapy seeking a mind massage, but all too often things turn physical. Cases of inappropriate sexual contact in psychotherapy average around 10 per cent prevalence, and a 2006 survey of hundreds of psychotherapists found that nearly 90 per cent reported having been sexually attracted to a client on at least one occasion. It's an issue dramatised artfully in the HBO series In Treatment, which follows the life and work of psychotherapist Dr Paul Weston.

    A new paper by clinical psychologist Carol Martin and colleagues discusses how therapists deal with these awkward feelings. The researchers interviewed 13 psychotherapists (7 men), including 2 clinical psychologists and 2 psychoanalysts, in-depth about times they'd been attracted to a client but had stopped themselves acting on those urges.

    The results can be broken down into three categories: the therapists' general views about being attracted to clients; the effective coping processes that therapists went through on realising they were attracted to a client; and harmful ways of coping.

    The therapists were generally of the view that sexual attraction to clients was normal and not necessarily harmful. However, views differed on exactly where the boundaries should lie. For example, some therapists condoned fantasising about clients whereas others did not.

    Effective ways of coping involved the following processes, though not always in order: noting the attraction, which was often accompanied by feelings of anxiety or unease; facing up to the feelings, which often involved managing shame and embarrassment; reflecting on the attraction, including the relevance of the therapist's own past; processing the feelings, including considering the implications of the situation; and finally formulating a way forward that would be to the client's benefit.

    Harmful ways of coping included: clumsily reinforcing therapeutic boundaries, which often left the client feeling rejected and to premature ending of therapy; taking a moralising or omnipotent stance, including implying that the client had inappropriate feelings; feeling needy ("... it seems inevitable that being single ... you imagine those 'what if' questions, if we'd met elsewhere ...", said one male, middle-aged therapist); over-identifying with the client (one therapist talked of feelings of "yearning and anguish" after therapy ended; another spoke of being overwhelmed by a client's pain and extending therapy sessions to cope); and finally responding with over-protective anxiety, including offering support that they didn't usually offer, including allowing meetings between sessions, touch, hugging and sharing of personal information.

    Martin and her team said that none of what they'd heard in the interviews constituted a boundary violation so severe that they had to blow the whistle on any of their participants (participants were warned that this would happen where appropriate). However, the researchers said the results showed that "even among experienced, accredited practitioners, sexuality and sexual feelings commonly intrude into the therapeutic encounter and required management for client benefit."

    Every therapist may be vulnerable to practising in ways that they later regret, the researchers concluded, especially at times of personal stress or difficulty. "The framework and typology of common problematic reactions developed through this study has potential value in training and supervision for sensitising practitioners to the issues early on, and in maximising therapeutic benefit," they said.
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    Martin, C., Godfrey, M., Meekums, B., and Madill, A. (2011). Managing boundaries under pressure: A qualitative study of therapists’ experiences of sexual attraction in therapy. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 11 (4), 248-256 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733145.2010.519045

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    Mostly opinion pieces (some a bit old):

    This rape debate demeans women:

    http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php/site/article/8319/

    Hot lovin' in the Bible:

    http://life.nationalpost.com/2011/06/04/bibles-love-might-not-be-as-chaste-as-we-thought/

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/02/06/what-the-bible-really-says-about-sex.html

    Men's sexual needs:

    http://www.alternet.org/sex/151668/6_secrets_about_men%27s_sexual_needs_and_desires/?page=entire

    Teach children sex ed:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jul/25/sex-education-parents-children?CMP=twt_gu

    Confessions of a 'phone whore':

    http://magazine.goodvibes.com/2011/08/24/the-truth-about-mens-fantasies/

    Is marriage for white people? (book on race & marriage in USA):

    http://healthland.time.com/2011/08/31/is-marriage-for-white-people/

    Do you want to be wankbanked?:

    http://jezebel.com/5835856/do-you-want-someone-to-thank-you-for-being-masturbation-fodder

    Sometimes women lie about rape:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/sep/7/sometimes-women-lie-about-rape/#.TmjHgeFLnRE.email

    Games are scared of sex:

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/318738/features/games-are-scared-of-sex/

    Feminism in France:

    http://globalspin.blogs.time.com/2011/09/28/dont-dare-call-french-feminists-mademoiselle/

    Are kids oversexualised:

    http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2011/10/04/are-our-kids-oversexualised/

    Fallacies employed by anti-sex workers:

    http://www.feminisnt.com/2011/the-common-logical-fallacies-deployed-by-anti-sex-worker-activists/

    Demeaning porn, is it normal?:

    http://www.alternet.org/sex/153218/%22i%27m_a_feminist_who_loves_%27demeaning%27_porn%22_--_is_that_normal/?page=entire

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    Nice to see this thread bumped (and on browsing some of the links I found the 6 Packs & 9 Lives Calendar - yay!)

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     Saw this headline when looking through Google news. It made me giggle anyway (the headline). 

    http://www.bournelocal.co.uk/news/woman_with_two_vaginas_reveals_all_1_3408531

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    Is it possible to have a happy open marriage?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16657620

    Interesting..... and something some of my friends have only been discussing in the last few days!!

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    'Why not charge?': Eamonn Holmes shocks This Morning viewers as he asks sex addict why she hasn't turned to prostitution

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2094501/Eamonn-Holmes-asks-sex-addict-Crystal-Warren-turned-prostitution.html

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     Ban on same-sex stories in romance competition causes outcry

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/feb/08/ban-same-sex-romance-competition

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