Jan 24, 2017

Sex toys 'safer' than kids' toys: Swedish study

Fewer sex toys contain dangerous chemicals than children’s toys, a Swedish inspection authority said in a report published on Monday. In its study conducted in 2016, 2 percent of the 44 surveyed sex toys that had been imported to Sweden contained banned chemicals, the ...

Mishima and the maze of sexuality in modern Japan

Jan 14, 2017

Mishima and the maze of sexuality in modern Japan

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In June 1948, novelist Osamu Dazai committed suicide. The 38-year-old, who had just completed his masterpiece, “No Longer Human,” and whose fame was peaking, jumped into Tokyo’s Tamagawa Canal with his mistress, Tomie Yamazaki, and drowned. With his acid wit and nihilistic vision, Dazai ...

Sep 19, 2016

Study finds light affects low winter-time male libido

Exposure to bright light can raise testosterone levels and lead to greater sexual satisfaction in men with low sexual desire, according to the results of a small scientific trial. Scientists at the University of Siena in Italy found that regular, early morning use of ...

There she is, the first openly gay Miss America contestant

Sep 7, 2016

There she is, the first openly gay Miss America contestant

The first openly gay Miss America contestant will compete this weekend, a first in the competition’s 95-year-history, organizers said. Erin O’Flaherty, 23, was crowned the first openly gay Miss Missouri in June. “I certainly hope my presence will help people open up a little ...