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ER Patient: Mount Sinai Doctor Drugged, Molested Me

2nd woman has also come forward saying David Newman groped her

(Newser) - A renowned "TED-talker" and ER doctor at New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital who served in Iraq and who advocates for improved doctor-patient relationships was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexually abusing two patients, the New York Times reports. David H. Newman, said to be in his 40s... More »

Corn Flakes Invented to Curb Masturbation

Guess John Harvey Kellogg preferred mastication

(Newser) - Kellogg's Corn Flakes sure are tasty, crunchy, and a great cure for masturbation. Sorry, the last bit's not true—but it's partly why John Harvey Kellogg and his brother invented the cereal back in 1878, Real Clear Science reports. An outspoken surgeon, writer, and medical chief at... More »

New Word for Female Masturbation Is Coming

Swedish women no longer left out of solo act with the debut of 'klittra'

(Newser) - Female masturbation is a hot-button topic in Sweden— so hot that a sexuality/reproductive rights nonprofit there is campaigning to have a word added to the dictionary that refers to a female's solo performance. It so happens there are several words in the Swedish language that refer to male masturbation,... More »

Masturbating Man Grounds Flight in Omaha

Doug Adams, 26, allegedly tried to open emergency exit door

(Newser) - A masturbating man may be responsible for grounding an airplane in Nebraska Monday, though reports about what exactly took place on the Virgin America flight from Boston to Los Angeles are sketchy. The Federal Aviation Administration calls the incident a medical emergency, reports KNBC , but accounts from police in Omaha—... More »

After the Virginity Pledge: Really Conflicted Husbands

Sociologist explores aftermath of virginity pledges

(Newser) - When men who take virginity pledges are taught that sex before marriage is beastly and wrong but sex after marriage is a gift from God, these very disparate messages can lead to problems down the road. So reports a sociologist who since 2008 has been studying 15 men in a... More »

BYU Compares Masturbation to ...Combat

Satellite campus releases bizarre video

(Newser) - Well, this is weird. Brigham Young University's satellite campus in Idaho recently released a video urging students to report friends who are ... masturbating too much. And if that wasn't quite bizarre enough, the video also compares the self-love problem to warfare, the Daily Beast reports. The video centers... More »

Bus Driver Taped Doing What Behind the Wheel?

George Simpson Jr. caught masturbating on video

(Newser) - New Jersey's transit agency has removed a bus driver for committing a lewd act on the job, and that's putting it nicely: A commuter videotaped 41-year-old George Simpson Jr. masturbating behind the wheel. The video shows him maneuvering the bus through heavy traffic and the Lincoln Tunnel while... More »

Latest Claim in Abortion Fight: Fetuses Masturbate

Lawmaker says they feel pleasure, so why not pain?

(Newser) - As the House debates a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks , Texas Republican Michael Burgess has offered the most headline-grabbing defense of the legislation so far:
  • "Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful. They stroke their face. If they're
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Guy Gets Banned From Every Library on Earth

Man was 'not trying to conceal' his lewd behavior: criminal complaint

(Newser) - Let's hope he's not a big reader. A 20-year-old man has been barred from "all the libraries on the face of the earth" for some rather inappropriate alleged behavior at one of them. Tyree S. Carter reportedly masturbated in a Wisconsin library one morning earlier this month;... More »

Fred Willard Busted for Lewd Conduct in XXX Theater

Actor found allegedly masturbating by LAPD

(Newser) - This is probably not how you want to picture Fred Willard, but: He's gone and pulled a Pee-Wee (pun intended) and gotten himself arrested for allegedly masturbating in an adult movie theater. Undercover LAPD officers entered Hollywood's Tiki Theater last night and found Willard, who was watching one... More »

Vatican Censures Yale Nun for Sex Book

Margaret Farley's book presents support for gays, masturbation

(Newser) - The Vatican has censured a nun and emeritus professor of Christian ethics at Yale University for her book on sexuality, calling it "unacceptable" and a "grave harm" to Christians. Leading theologian Sister Margaret Farley's book, Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, aims to present a... More »

Second Masseur Suing Travolta

Another man comes forward with similar sex accusations against actor

(Newser) - A second male masseur yesterday joined a $2 million lawsuit against John Travolta, accusing the actor of sexual battery and harassment. The man tells Radar that he has "substantial documentation and numerous witnesses regarding the substance of Travolta's actions." The suit was first filed last week by... More »

Women: This Is Your Brain During Orgasm

Bran scan video is first to reveal female fireworks

(Newser) - Here, finally, is a female orgasm in living, gasping color, delivered in a mesmerizing video of brain scans. The scans show the build up, the big event, and the "recovery" after several areas of the brain light up in a "crescendo" of oxygen-rapacious activity, reports the Guardian . The... More »

Suspected Masturbator Busted on United Flight

Self-pleasuring passenger faces obscenity charges

(Newser) - A Florida man who apparently became a solo member of the Mile High Club on a United Airlines flight is facing obscenity charges. An 18-year-old woman in the seat next to Kyle Pearce told investigators that she saw him masturbate, according to an FBI affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun... More »

TNT Sorry for Morgan's Palin Masturbation Crack

'30 Rock' actor had called former governor 'good material'

(Newser) - Tracy Morgan, not too shockingly, said something shocking—and now TNT is apologizing for it. The 30 Rock actor told Charles Barkley that Sarah Palin was "good masturbation material" while appearing on Inside the NBA before last night's Knicks-Heat game. He’d been asked whether Tina Fey or Sarah... More »

ESPN Producer Busted as Peeping Tom

Neil Goldberg accused of masturbating outside neighbor's window

(Newser) - Another ESPN peeping tom scandal , but this time it’s the ESPN employee who’s accused of doing the peeping. Neil Goldberg, a producer for the network, was arrested on charges that he masturbated while peering through a neighbor’s window as she got dressed, the Hartford Courant reports. A... More »

Sex Columnist Suggests Unique Tribute to O'Donnell

Dan Savage declares masturbation days in her honor

(Newser) - It was maybe just a matter of time: Sex columnist Dan Savage is calling for a "Masturbate to Christine O'Donnell Day" in honor of her anti-masturbation views of old. "But why limit it to one day?" he asks in his Savage Love column at Nerve . "I hereby... More »

O’Donnell Used to Be ‘Promiscuous'

She also, apparently, drank to excess

(Newser) - Christine O'Donnell is ( or, at least, was ) famously anti-masturbation, and she's never been married—so she must still be a virgin, right? Maybe not, at least according to a Yahoo! News report. It offers up a look at O'Donnell's past, including a $6.9 million gender discrimination... More »

Christine O'Donnell Dodges Masturbation Question

Says her old stance isn't relevant to Senate race

(Newser) - Christine O'Donnell just isn't going there. The new Tea Party queen refused to answer whether she still considers masturbation a sin—a stance she spelled out years ago on MTV (see video in gallery) that has since become fodder for her critics. "My opponents dug up a quote I... More »

Anti-Masturbation Candidate Is 'Truly Strange'

Christine O'Donnell has issues with money, truth ... and shrubbery

(Newser) - Christine O’Donnell, the masturbation-hating , Sarah-Palin-endorsed , Tea-Party-funded Delaware Senate candidate, gets picked apart in Gail Collins’ latest New York Times column. She’s had “a series of financial problems” and may have earned only $5,800 last year; she claimed to be a university graduate, “but it turns... More »

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