Archive for the ‘sex’ Category

“vaginal flora”

April 10, 2007

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted in a 1998 report that black women aged 15-29 in the United States are more than 30 times as likely to have gonorrhea as are white women; black women in this age group are also more than 10 times as likely as Hispanic women to have gonorrhea. The CDC attributed this increased risk to black women’s lack of access to treatment services. But Dr. Hillier’s new data suggest an important role for a biologic factor: a lack of lactobacilli in the vaginal flora.

NYC penises

April 6, 2007

Working from the new statistics from Africa that show male circumcision can reduce the transmission of HIV, New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is initiating a campaign to encourage men in the Big Apple to undergo the procedure. Cyberspace finds this plan controversial, not least because Africa is not New York City.

Joe at politics, technology, and economy blog Joe At Large is himself uncircumcised and can appreciate the backlash of “uncut” men to this new health campaign. He says, “[B]efore we go out making any recommendations to health departments and male populations I think it’s important to get at all the facts and address the criticisms. I think it’s a valid point that there is a very big difference between straight men in Africa and gay men in New York City.”

Stuart Rennie at the Global Bioethics Blog elaborates: “There are a lot of unknowns and issues raised by the use of male circumcision as HIV prevention strategy in a place like New York. One is that the African studies were about the reduction of HIV risk among circumcised men in hetrosexual relations. The high-risk groups in the US are mostly injection-drug users and men who have sex with men, and the studies say little to nothing about that.”

The blogger at anti-circumcision site Male Circumcision and HIV is incensed by the fact that Dr. Thomas Frieden, the former New York City health commissioner, was remiss on cracking down on Orthodox Jewish mohels who spread herpes to circumcised infants by orally staunching the blood of their cut penises—a practice known as metzitzah b’pei: “Because Dr. Friedan is living in a city that has a very large voting block who hold circumcision as sacred, it’s not surprising in a way. But it is still shocking that religion and culture has a death grip on public policy in an era of the scientific method and democracy.”

How Am I Doing? How Are They Doing? New York City Mayor Ed Koch, a quintessential New Yorker, offers his candid reviews of new releases on the big screen.

Based on a book and true story, the film covers an event in Vichy, France, when the local French collaborators in the Vichy government cooperated with the Nazis in the roundup and murder of Jews.
The movie opens with the roundup of seven French/Jewish males who are lined up and commanded to drop their pants to verify, by their circumcision, that they are Jews. They are then shot.

suburban bred Kobe

March 27, 2007

Another example of dry snitching occurred in 2003, when Kobe Bryant was arrested on rape charges. While being interrogated, Bryant freely disclosed potentially embarrassing aspects of teammate Shaquille O’Neal’s personal life in order to gain favor with Colorado police. According to the Los Angeles Times, Kobe reportedly told the officers that he should have followed Shaq’s example and paid the woman not to say anything, adding that Shaq had already spend over one million dollars for those purposes. While some attributed this slip-up to Kobe’s inexperience in such situations — one of the reasons that the suburban bred Kobe will never reach the ghetto superstar status of his generational peer, Allen Iverson, despite his extravagantly calculated gestures — others saw it as a passive aggressive act against his not so secret rival.


December 16, 2006

The hackers erased the explicit content and wrote that “the holy kabbalah warns that the sin of spilling sperm in vain is the cause for most diseases and misfortune!”,7340,L-3238536,00.html

If each sperm cell resulted in the birth of one baby, Earth would get real crowded real fast.

a Texas sex offender blogs

December 10, 2006

Here’s a link to the blog of someone claiming to be classified as a sex offender in Dallas County and Tarrant County in Texas.

In his first post (Monday, October 23, 2006) he somewhat implies that he is not actually a sex offender, but was a 22 year old male who was interested in engaging in sexual activities with someone who sounded like a 40 year old woman.