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New Zealand PM Gets Eyebrow-Raising COVID Query

Jacinda Ardern doesn't think COVID patients, or any patients, should have sex in hospital

(Newser) - Jacinda Ardern is known for keeping her poker-faced composure in even the most stressful situations, but a question posed at a COVID news conference this week led the New Zealand prime minister through what the Guardian describes as a "full range of emotions." At the presser, a reporter...

Olympic Athletes to Receive 160K Condoms. There's One Problem

Games organizers forbid sex in Olympic Village amid pandemic, tell athletes to bring condoms home

(Newser) - If Olympic athletes preparing to descend on Tokyo for the delayed 2020 Games were thinking of getting some side action while they're there (i.e., having sex), they'll have to rethink those plans. Per the Guardian , the International Olympic Committee has laid down the law for those staying...

Horniest US City Has Appropriately Hedonistic Name

While Texas cities suffer from a lethargic libido

(Newser) - It looks like Nevada's Paradise is aptly named, at least for those who are yearning for physical human contact after a long year of lockdowns. The city sits at the top of LawnStarter's list of America's "horniest" cities, published in advance of National Sex Day on...

Massage Therapist Sought OSU Football Players for Sex

She's been banned from campus and had her license revoked

(Newser) - An independent massage therapist has been banned from Ohio State University after she was found to have solicited football players for sex. The 41-year-old, whose license has been revoked following an investigation by the State Medical Board of Ohio, had sex with five adult players. That's according to a...

Staffer Fired Over Lewd Act at Aussie Lawmaker's Desk

PM Scott Morrison's bad month is only getting worse

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of people marched across Australia last week to protest the sexual abuse and harassment of women, including the former adviser who says she was raped in March 2019 in Parliament House. Brittany Higgins—the first of five women to make such a claim, per the Washington Post...

The Greediest, Angriest, Most Jealous States in America

WalletHub takes note of our sins and ranks us

(Newser) - The first day of Lent is Wednesday, and for Christians who follow the observance, it's often a time to give up a bad habit for the six weeks that follow. That may be harder for people in some parts of the country, per WalletHub , which has ranked US states...

Keira Knightley Bans 'Horrible' Sex Scenes With Male Directors

Actor says she won't do intimate scenes with a man behind the camera, or with everyone 'grunting'

(Newser) - Pirates of the Caribbean actor Keira Knightly recently stopped by the Chanel Connects podcast , and she shared her thoughts on films she enjoyed growing up, the luck she's had in her career, and, now, why sex scenes are an iffy thing for her, per the Guardian . First of all,...

COVID Has Ruined One More Thing
COVID Has Ruined
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COVID Has Ruined One More Thing

The Bad Sex in Fiction Awards will not take place this year

(Newser) - The year 2020 giveth, and it taketh away. Mostly taketh away, even in the world of literature, where an honor doled out annually for nearly 30 years has been nixed due to the coronavirus. The Guardian reports that the Literary Review has canceled its Bad Sex in Fiction Awards, which...

Priest Fired, Altar Burned Over Scene Witnessed by Passerby

Travis Clark, 37, allegedly filmed himself having sex on the altar

(Newser) - Peer inside a church window lately? Bet you didn't see the pastor having sex with two women on a church altar with stage lighting, cameras, and sex toys. But a passerby apparently saw just that inside a Catholic church in Louisiana on Sept. 30, the Times-Picayune reports. Court documents...

A Top Doctor's Advice: Mask Up During Sex

The advice out of Canada applies to those with new lovers

(Newser) - Canada's top doctor has some advice that might not go over well with everyone: Dr. Theresa Tam says people should wear a mask during sex as the pandemic continues, reports CTV News . To be clear, Tam isn't talking about relations between husbands and wives or regular, live-in partners....

Ghislaine Maxwell Saw Her at 19: 'Oh My God, Who Is That?'

So says an old pal in the upcoming Lifetime docuseries, 'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein'

(Newser) - The latest Ghislaine Maxwell tidbits are par for the course—allegations of sex and debauchery—but it's still hard to look away. In a docuseries about her time with Jeffrey Epstein, she apparently oohed and ahhed over the sight of 19-year-old Paris Hilton at a party in the early...

Young Men Are Having Much Less Sex
Why Young Men
Are Having
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Why Young Men Are Having Less Sex

Researchers see a startling decline

(Newser) - Hey young guys, it might be time to go off the grid. A new study finds that heterosexual young men are having far less sex than they were 20 years ago, USA Today reports. Looking at data on nearly 10,000 men and women aged 18 to 44, researchers say...

Official Advice for Dutch Singles: Find a 'Seksbuddy'

National Institute for Public Health updates its pandemic advice

(Newser) - The Netherlands' public health institute is suggesting that singles safely seek out a "seksbuddy" amid the coronavirus pandemic. Yep, that means exactly what it sounds like. The institute came under fire for its initial recommendation that home visitors, up to a maximum of three, stay at least five feet...

Virginia Makes Renewed Push to Overturn a 'Stupid' Sex Law

House of Delegates repeals law making unmarried sex illegal; now state Senate will review

(Newser) - Have consensual sex in Virginia with someone when either of you is unmarried, and you could be charged with a misdemeanor and have to fork over a $250 fine. That's because there's an old-time law still on the books prohibiting "fornication"—a law not often enforced,...

Church of England Issues Strict Rules on Who Can Have Sex

Straight and married? You're in luck

(Newser) - Christians hoping to remain on God's good side should avoid sex unless in a heterosexual marriage, according to the Church of England. "Sexual relationships outside heterosexual marriage are regarded as falling short of God’s purpose for human beings," reads a statement issued by the House of...

Governor Not OK With State's Utah-Themed Condoms

Gary Herbert cancels distribution of condoms in packaging with 'sexual innuendo'

(Newser) - As part of its awareness-raising HIVandMe campaign , the state of Utah offers prevention and treatment resources, a clinic finder—and, to the governor's irritation, provocatively packaged prophylactics that have now been canceled. Per the Salt Lake Tribune , Gov. Gary Herbert has nixed the distribution of a stockpile of 100,...

UN Peacekeepers Fathered Hundreds of Kids in Haiti
UN Peacekeepers 'Drop
a Baby in You' for Money
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UN Peacekeepers 'Drop a Baby in You' for Money

New study paints a dark picture of exploitation

(Newser) - A heartbreaking new study links UN peacekeepers to hundreds of children fathered in Haiti and abandoned to struggle in poverty, the New York Times reports. The peacekeepers—from over a dozen countries, but mostly Brazil and Uruguay—often gave food or money in exchange for sex, the study says, and...

Man Who Shared 'Secret Sex Lives of the Stars' Has Died

Scotty Bowers was a self-described Hollywood 'fixer'

(Newser) - Scotty Bowers, a self-described Hollywood "fixer" whose memoir offered sensational accounts of the sex lives of such celebrities as Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, has died. He was 96. Bowers' agent, David Kuhn, said he died Sunday of natural causes at his home...

Nation's Law Would Bring Death Penalty for Gay Sex

Critics say revived bill in Uganda will 'fire up more hatred'

(Newser) - Africa is known for having some of the most rigid laws against homosexuality in the world, with Uganda now vying for one of the top spots on that front. Reuters reports a bill is in the works there that would resurrect a long-dormant one, with a dire punishment for gay...

Demi Moore: I Did Threesomes for Ashton, Then He Cheated

'GI Jane' star makes revelations about sex life with ex in new memoir

(Newser) - Celebrity TMI Week continues , this time with an entry from Demi Moore. The 56-year-old Ghost and GI Jane actress has a new memoir, Inside Out , dropping Tuesday, and in it she makes a startling revelation about her sex life with ex-husband Ashton Kutcher. That reveal, per Radar : that she...

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