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7 WTF Sex Scenes That Will Destroy Your Sanity

Sex scenes, while occasionally controversial, are a fairly regular part of cinema, from Eyes Wide Shut to Boogie Nights to Casablanca before they had to cut out all the orgy scenes. But in addition to their ability to titillate, certain movies (especially horror) like to get real creative with how far they can stretch the definition of erotica. And while some sexual experimentation can make for a great anniversary, too much of it might just put you off having sex for the rest of your life.

We’d warn you of all the nudity in this article, but it’s honestly the least inappropriate content you’re going to find compared to …

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Denise Richards Does A Striptease For A Dinosaur’s Disembodied Brain

Post-Jurassic Park Hollywood tried to jam dinosaurs into just about every movie, from The Flintstones to that movie where Whoopi Goldberg was legally forced to solve crimes with a dino buddy. Then there’s Tammy And The T-Rex, an instant classic where Denise Richards plays a girl whose dead boyfriend (played by Paul Walker) has his brain transplanted into a robotic dinosaur. Why not a real dinosaur? Because that would be ridiculous.

You’d think the screenwriters would have their hands full with the whole cyborg tyrannosaurus plot, but they somehow managed to also find time to add in a whole bunch of weird sexual tension throughout the movie– like a schoolyard fight that results in a surprising amount of dick-grabbing.

Scenes like the penis pinch seem out of place in Tammy And The T-Rex, which is quite the achievement if you think about it, but that’s not the movie’s fault — it’s the fault of uptight censors. You see, the movie was originally intended for mature audiences, with its violent scenes eventually cut out for the American release, such as this moment where the lovable T-Rex rips a guy’s head off.

But the weird sex stuff was totally fine for preteens, so that was left in. The very final moment of the film features a particularly baffling attempt at sexiness. After removing her boyfriend’s brain from the T-Rex, it now lives a hellish existence in a petri dish in Denise Richards’ room, wired to a camcorder that cruelly has the lens cap on while she’s out.

So what does she do to satiate Paul Walker’s existential agony? In a moment that was trimmed down for the PG version, she does an elaborate striptease. It’s pretty much the closest we’ll ever get to seeing what Krang’s bachelor party would look like.

And because the brain that lives on her nightstand obviously doesn’t have a penis, it reacts to arousal by ejaculating sparks all over her teddy bear, which is a fire hazard.

The movie ends with Richards jumping on the bed for the really naughty stuff to happen. Of course, we don’t get to see any of that because the movie fades to black.

The brain in the jar also can’t see any of that, because the bed is out of its field of vision. Brains don’t have arms, Denise, you need to move the camera for him! Or, y’know, unplug him and let him pass blessedly on into eternity. Whichever.

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Ninja Women Dispatch Enemies With Their Magic Genitals

It’s a common movie trope that the femme fatale assassin uses her sexuality to eliminate her target. But Female Ninjas Magic Chronicles 3: Sacred Book of Sexual Position (not a porno) boldly asks the question, “What if female assassins literally used their genitals to kill people?”

The sequel to a movie in which the Catholic Church hides treasure maps in vaginas, Female Ninjas Magic Chronicles 3 finds a gang of (not surprisingly) female ninjas seeking an ancient book of sexual positions. Along the way, they have to best a series of warriors with their feminine ninjitsu skills … which mainly involves them getting molested and then erupting vengeance from various orifices. For example, one ninja quickly transitions from sex to squirting a guy in the face with acid breast milk, like some misguided erotic version of the dilophosaurus attack in Jurassic Park.

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“No use dying over spilt milk.”

In another hectic battle, one ninja busts out the aptly named “Vagina Bubbles From Hell”– a slow-moving mass of vaginal soap suds …

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… And this lethal bubble bath literally kills a dude, who we can only assume went to the afterlife red with embarrassment.

That’s not even the dumbest vagina-related magic power in the movie. That honor is reserved for the powerful mystic who turns her enemies’ … uh, goo, into a weapon with her vagina silly-string (from Hell).

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The Hilarious Werewolf Threesome In The Howling II

Werewolves combine the worst parts of puberty: the rampant hormonal rampages and the unfortunate body hair. So, despite the Twilight saga’s most mediocre efforts, you can’t make a werewolf sexy. Case in point, The Howling II.

A sequel to the werewolf classic, with a subtitle that sounds like a line from Dracula’s Friars Club roast, Howling II: … Your Sister Is A Werewolf opens with Christopher Lee. In space. Talking about werewolf boning. Don’t worry, the British accent totally sells it.

After all that build-up about “beasts” and “fornications,” we finally see the Werewolf Queen’s castle, a temple of sin filled with … old people, for some reason. Apparently, the werewolf community is totally cool with senior citizens getting bussed to their Zorro-themed orgies.

Three of the werewolves splinter off to a candelabra-filled bedchamber to have a threeway. Well, we say “threeway,” but it’s mostly just a whole lot of watching and not a lot of movement. For all of Christopher Lee’s ranting about the abject sin of lycanthropy, these two hairy asses are fumbling about like it’s werewolf prom night at their werewolf Catholic school.

Eventually, the Werewolf Queen joins in, but seemingly goes to great effort not to physically touch the other werewolves, probably because the filmmakers didn’t want her $200 manicure getting tangled up in all that recycled pubic hair.

If there was a porn parody of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats directed by someone who had never had sex before, this is probably what it would look like:

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A Nurse Bangs An Anatomically Correct Medical Dummy In Front Of A Child

Pin is a Canadian horror movie about a young man who kills people because a medical dummy told him to.

In a flashback, the killer’s backstory shows that his doctor father used the anatomically correct dummy to teach his kids. He even did the voice of the dummy, just to maximize the chance of future psychic traumas.

Eventually, his son starts to think the dummy is real. It doesn’t help his delusion when the kid catches a nurse using the dummy as a marital aid.

What starts as some gentle petting quickly turns into a speedy run-through of years of sexual education for the peeping tom …

… Then she crushes that dummy’s ass in what the Kama Sutra calls the “Loveless Marriage Lotus.” The kid’s reaction shot says it all.

With this brief but potent girl-on-medical-equipment action, we now know exactly (through shared trauma) why this child becomes a deranged killer. That’s one psychosis out of the way, but what about the nurse’s? The movie never explains what the hell is going on with her. Do the filmmakers think that this how health care providers spend their coffee breaks? Why don’t we follow her around for ninety minutes and see where that angel of death vibe may lead? Probably to a mannequin store.

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Jason Voorhees Kills A Potential Threesome In The Wackiest Way Possible

We all know Jason X wasn’t exactly the strongest of the Friday The 13th movies; it has a cast of terrible actors, a spaceship set that looks like a sci-fi-themed Motel 6, and a musical score that was likely played on a toddler’s bumblebee-shaped keytar. But it did do the one thing all Friday The 13th movies are supposed to: make teens everywhere regret wanting to have sex.

The movie finds a group of futuristic students on a field trip in space when the frozen body of Jason Voorhees comes to life and starts murdering people — another good reminder of why permission slips always need to be signed. At one point, the intrepid group of survivors trap Jason in what’s basically a holodeck simulation of a country resort, in a desperate attempt to slow him down with wistful nostalgia.

Worried that Jason won’t simply drop his machete in favor of drinking mai tais in a deck chair, they add in some horny teenagers …

… Who immediately get naked and try to seduce a confused Jason …

Jason, even though it wasn’t on the menu, picks the murder option. He lets the naked child-supervisors get into sleeping bags and then beats one sleeping bag against the other sleeping bag

… And to neatly wrap things up, kills the other counselor with one whack of a sleeping bag to a tree.

Which is both a call-back to Friday The 13th Part VII, and a handy way to save money on gore effects. But let’s go back to the holodeck for a sec. Which future pervert thought it was a great idea to program a university research vessel with the simulation of a summer camp sex fantasy that hasn’t been relevant since the late 80s? Even more disturbing, these topless gals are specifically simulations of Camp Crystal Lake counselors, a place only known in this universe as the site of a famous massacre. What we’re saying is that that sleeping bag whack-a-mole we just saw Jason do is probably the least gruesome act ever performed on that holodeck.

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Troll 2: The Goblin Queen Bangs A Dude With A Corncob (And Ejaculates Popcorn)

Aside from the fact that it was technically the first Harry Potter movie, Troll 2 is most well known for being possibly the worst movie of all time. Troll 2‘s human protagonists were maybe even less believable than the puppets, so it’s not surprising that the movie’s brief dalliance with eroticism would be about as sexy as sticking your junk into a thresher just because it said it loved you.

The scene in question starts with All-American boy Brent sitting in front of the TV, channel hopping, when suddenly he lands on a woman seductively caressing some corn on the cob — which is some kind of black magic, or the Green Giant commercials used to be a whole lot more fun.

The mysterious temptress then tells Brent to go outside because she’s waiting near his trailer and holy shit, all those beer commercials were right after all!

What Brent doesn’t know is that she’s actually the Goblin Queen, presumably hanging out in trailer parks because she’s fed up with her husband’s baby-stealing and their unnecessarily muppet-filled house. But we can forgive him for being … distracted.

They go back inside the trailer to do it, hard. But she has one condition: the corn gets to play too.

Because this is all part of her evil trick, Brent’s orgasm causes an explosion of popcorn as if he’s part of Orville Redenbacher’s wet dreams …

… Which then almost kills him as he drowns in his own salty, butter-soaked sex corn.

Troll 2 obviously performed very badly at the box office, but this scene makes us wonder if that was merely due to the movie being terrible, or the fact that it showed audiences the most popular concession-stand food covered in sex mucus?

That’s the difference between a regular bad movie and Troll 2. A regular bad movie will ruin 90 minutes of your life; Troll 2 will ruin your moviegoing experience forever.

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Faust Has The Most Disgusting Sex Scene Of All Time

Faust: Love Of The Damned tells the story of an artist named John Jaspers (thus dodging the litigious wrath of famed artist Jasper Johns) who sells his soul to the devil in order to become a demon superhero and avenge his girlfriend’s death. Think Spawn, but if his mom made his costume for him.

One memorably horrifying scene finds the devil (who in the movie looks like a 90-year-old woman doing her best John Malkovich impersonation) about to get it on with his girlfriend — because in the age of internet dating, there’s always the odd chance that you accidentally wind up going out with the Prince of Darkness …

… But it turns out the woman has crossed him, so as a punishment he uses his evil magic to make her boobs and butt turn gigantic, and then melt. Again, he’s the devil, so we can’t be 100 percent sure this isn’t just some weird demonic foreplay.

Eventually, the seductress is reduced to nothing but a shuddering, liquid, four-leaf clover of female sexuality. It’s a pretty fucked-up, gross scene. If David Cronenberg ever directed an episode of Red Shoe Diaries, this is probably the nightmare factory he’d produce.

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How celebrities’ ‘golden glow’ shines on public health

(CNN)When celebrities speak, it seems, the world listens — even when it comes to personal and public health.

Just look at what happened after Charlie Sheen’s HIV disclosure two years ago, said John Ayers, a research professor at San Diego State University.
Sales of in-home HIV testing kits reached record highs around the same time the actor announced that he had been diagnosed as HIV-positive in 2015, according to a study published in the journal Prevention Science on Thursday. Ayers was a co-author of the study.
    About the same time, “in record numbers, people were going online, seeking out information on what the signs of HIV are, on how to find and appropriately prevent HIV with devices such as condoms and also how to get tested,'” Ayers said. “We’ve seen this … many times over.”
    For the new study, Ayers and his co-authors monitored weekly sales of OraQuick, the only FDA-approved at-home oral HIV testing kit available in the United States, from 2014 to 2016.
    The researchers found that there were 8,225 more sales than they expected the week of Sheen’s HIV status announcement. Elevated sales continued for four weeks after Sheen’s disclosure.
    The findings show a correlation, not a direct causation. Yet in a previous study, Ayers and his colleagues also found that Google searches for HIV testing and related topics also spiked after Sheen’s announcement.
    “The most common reaction is, ‘So what? What does a search really mean?’ Our new study shows not only did Sheen’s disclosure lead people to seek information about HIV prevention, it also corresponded with record levels of at-home rapid HIV testing sales,” Ayers said.
    Though they are not doctors, many celebrities have had both positive and negative ties to public health in recent years.

    When celebrities open up about their health

    “The positive example I often point to is when Magic Johnson talked about being HIV-positive, which provided a moment to bust stigma around HIV,” said Steven Hoffman, scientific director of the Institute of Population and Public Health in Canada and director of the University of Ottawa’s Global Strategy Lab.
    In 1991, when most people didn’t have much information about the virus and the Internet was not commonly used, the American basketball star announced that he had tested positive for HIV and retired from the NBA.
    “Here was a very prominent athlete who is publicly disclosing being HIV-positive and opening up conversation around it for people,” said Hoffman, who was not involved in the latest study. “I think that’s an example highlighting the positive role that celebrity can play in informing health decisions.”
    Yet while Johnson’s HIV disclosure spurred questions and conversations, since the virus was still unfamiliar, Sheen’s disclosure was linked to action, Ayers said.
    After Sheen’s announcement, about 1.25 million people in the United States searched online for topics directly related to condoms, HIV symptoms or HIV testing, according to Ayers’ previous study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine last year.
    That study involved analyzing Google Trends and search term data from 2004 through November 2015, which included when Sheen disclosed his HIV status on November 17, 2015.
    The researchers found that Sheen’s announcement corresponded with the greatest number of HIV-related Google searchers ever recorded in the US. But Sheen didn’t make an immediate call to action for the public to get tested or use condoms, and public health groups didn’t use him as a face to raise HIV awareness.

      Celebrities who changed the face of HIV

    Therefore, Sheen’s disclosure was an example of how — without the celebrity or public health leaders calling for action — the public appeared to still respond based on health information that was widely known, Ayers said.
    “When Magic Johnson made his disclosure, there wasn’t a similar reaction. There couldn’t be, because people didn’t know what to do,” Ayers said.
    “Remember, people (were)asking, ‘Can he play basketball?’ ‘Can I shake his hand?’ There wasn’t this trove of information about HIV, HIV prevention and HIV testing. When Sheen disclosed, there was this trove of information,” he said. “We saw people seeking out information on the signs of HIV, HIV testing and how to prevent HIV by using condoms. We saw this trilogy of reaction that is fairly consistent with what public health has been promoting for 20-plus years.”

      The ‘Angelina effect’ on cancer

    Kami Kosenko, an associate professor of health communication at North Carolina State University, said that she believes actress Angelina Jolie’s 2013 announcement of a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer also had a positive influence on public health, despite possibly influencing an uptick in unnecessary genetic testing.
    Jolie said she made her decision because she has a mutation in her BRCA1 gene. Specific inherited mutations in BRCA1 increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancers, and Jolie’s mother died of ovarian cancer. Jolie decided to also have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in 2015.
    Kosenko led a study in which 229 women were surveyed immediately after Jolie’s announcement to undergo a double mastectomy. Researchers looked at whether Jolie influenced the women’s genetic testing intentions.

      Jolie’s op-ed prompts women’s health discussion

    The study, published in the Journal of Health Communication last year, showed that 30% of the women intended to get tested to see whether they carried the BRCA1 gene, 23% said they would probably get tested, and 7% said they would definitely get tested. The others reported that they would not get tested.
    Kosenko said that separate studies demonstrated increased genetic testing requests and Internet searches related to BRCA1 after Jolie’s announcement.
    “We rely heavily on friends and family for health information, and we tend to see certain celebrities as friends. Unfortunately, we do not share the same resources as these famous ‘friends,’ which impacts our ability to follow celebrity health advice,” she said. “For example, at the time of Jolie’s announcement, the genetic tests she underwent were prohibitively expensive for the average American.”
    There are examples of celebrities having a potentially harmful influence on public health too, said Hoffman, director of the University of Ottawa’s Global Strategy Lab.

    ‘I do blame celebrities’

    “The most prominent example of harm would be, in my mind, Jenny McCarthy,” Hoffman said.
    The American actress has been a vocal autism activist, spreading concerns that autism might be associated with childhood vaccines.
    Her son, Evan, was diagnosed with autism. She believes that doctors should change children’s vaccine schedules, reducing the number of shots given in a short amount of time and removing certain ingredients, she said in a 2010 interview with PBS’s Frontline.
    “I’m not for starting an epidemic of another disease. We just want there to be some type of conversation,” McCarthy said.
    “We’re not an anti-vaccine movement. We’re pro-safe-vaccine schedule. Until we have that conversation, people are going to think it’s an anti- and pro- side,” she said.
    In 2011, McCarthy tweeted, “I’m amazed that right before flu shot season there are big news stories that vaccines are safe. #notsafeforSOMEkids. #getmercuryfreeflushot”
    Then in 2014, McCarthy addressed on “Good Morning America” how she believes she has been wrongly branded as “anti-vaccine.”
    “Everyone should ask questions, but I’m certainly not against them,” she said on the show.
    CNN reached out to McCarthy’s reps, but requests for comment were not returned.

      McCarthy’s controversial vaccine ‘View’

    Research shows that side effects from vaccines are rare, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has repeatedly stated that there is no link between vaccines and autism.
    “She is actually recommending practices that are unhealthful and potentially dangerous,” Hoffman said about McCarthy’s stance on changing vaccine schedules or sometimes not vaccinating at all.
    “Recommending to people not to vaccinate their children means not only are the children being subjected to unnecessary harm, but many others around those children who might not be able to get vaccinated for legitimate reasons are put at an additional risk ask well,” he said. “It’s not only unfair to the children who aren’t being vaccinated, but also to the many people who can’t be vaccinated, who interact with those children.”
    Even though they are vulnerable to illness, some people may not be able to get certain vaccines based on age, an allergy or pre-existing health condition, or other factors, according to the CDC.
    Public health experts also have accused actress Gwyneth Paltrow of spreading some questionable health tips through her lifestyle blog, goop.
    In a written statement, goop spokeswoman Noora Raj Brown described the website as pushing “new ideas into the conversation” in health and wellness.
    “We have a disclaimer on the bottom of every article that states the purpose is to highlight alternative studies and induce conversation. It’s not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The views of the experts profiled don’t necessarily represent the views of goop,” the statement said.
    One blog post on goop recommended inserting a rock, called a jade egg, into your vagina to improve your sex life and orgasms, among other benefits.
    Some experts have said that not thoroughly cleaning or sterilizing the jade egg could lead to infection, or that it could get stuck.
    “In many cases, there are opposing opinions on issues — like the jade eggs for example — and our role is to service the conversation,” Brown said.
    A list of spas and wellness centers on goop mentions “v-steam,” or vaginal steaming, and suggests that the practice “balances female hormone levels,” which some experts have refuted.
    “Gwyneth Paltrow’s messages, it’s mostly that she’s recommending practices that don’t work,” Hoffman said. “The biggest harm is the loss or waste of money and the misplaced attention away from practices that actually work.”
    A jade egg on goop costs about $66. Hoffman said that the money could be better spent on buying nutritious foods or a gym membership.
    “Do celebrities have an impact on health outcomes? We know they do. … There’s so many studies out there that have demonstrated that when celebrities either give helpful or harmful advice to people, it’s routinely followed,” Hoffman said.
    “I do blame celebrities, because they need to recognize the impact they can have and the potential harm that can result from it,” he said. “I definitely blame those who are spreading misinformation.”

    How celebrities have hacked public health talks

    Hoffman and his colleagues published a review paper in the British Medical Journal to analyze the influence celebrities have on people’s health decisions through the factors of economics, marketing, psychology and sociology.
    “In marketing literature, they talk about a halo effect around celebrities, whereby people have a very positive view of celebrities, and when celebrities endorse a product or recommend a particular health practice, it transfers their golden glow from the celebrity to the products or practice,” Hoffman said.
    “In economics literature, there’s recognition of something called signaling, which is whereby in a marketplace filled with competing ideas, people are constantly looking for a shortcut in order to identify which products or practices they should be following, and so a celebrity endorsing a product provides a cognitive shortcut to an otherwise very complicated decision,” he said. “There is increasing recognition of the role of social networks, and there’s few people who have bigger social networks than celebrities. Just think of the number of Twitter followers some celebrities have cultivated.”
    However, Ayers, author of the latest study, said it might not be that complicated.
    “It’s not so much about a celebrity effect,” he said, adding that when celebrities speak out about health-related issues, it may resonate because they are speaking as humans with just as much vulnerability to health impacts as anyone else.
    “Typically, public health uses top-down strategies. The most effective messages are believed to come from the experts, ‘from the top.’ The people who know the most about the subject, the people who are paid to sit around and think about the subject,” Ayers said.
    “It turns out, though, that if you look at the Sheen effect and if you look at these other examples of organic media events … that’s not the case. These messages, they come from the bottom; they come from ordinary people. People who aren’t health experts. Sheen might be a celebrity, but he’s not a health expert. Angelina Jolie is not a health expert,” he said.
    All in all, Hoffman said, public health officials could work with celebrities to harness their fame to spread evidence-based health information and mitigate the spread of misinformation.
    He cited supermodel Christy Turlington Burns as a positive example of a celebrity working with public health authorities to promote positive health practices. She served as a spokeswoman in CDC promotional ads raising awareness about smoking cessation and the health risks of smoking.

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    Ayers said he saw public health officials utilize the power of Sheen’s celebrity in real time, not during but after his HIV announcement.
    “It turns out that actually because of our study, we got to see those things happen. When we published our study, a few weeks later, Charlie Sheen began speaking out about HIV prevention, particularly condoms, and he cited our study as one of the reasons for doing that,” Ayers said of the study on Google searches. “We also saw several leading organizations in HIV prevention begin to use Charlie Sheen’s disclosure as a way to promote HIV prevention.”
    Hoffman said it would be beneficial to see more examples of celebrities and public health leaders working together in the future.
    “I think there probably are a lot of celebrities who want to do good and would be open to the idea of working with public health officials to do good,” he said. “We just need to still figure out the best way of doing that, in terms of what would be most effective.”
    For now, to make informed health decisions, Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, offered some guidance in an email.
    “Get a second opinion,” he wrote. “Trust but verify celebrity statements from trusted health sources like the American Cancer Society, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, APHA, American Academy of Pediatrics” and others.

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    Our pick:Butterfly Kiss($20)

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    The Butterfly Kiss vibrator is good for beginners, because the head is larger, making it easier to hit the G-spot. This waterproof, jelly-likevibratorgives you plenty ofbang for your buck, becausethe butterfly design adds the bonus of possible stimulation to the clitoris and labia. It’s not quite a rabbit, as it features one motor with three different vibration settings. But the variety of pleasure is a sweet bonus.

    Buy it here

    Finger

    Finger vibrators are about as discreet as you can get. They’re basically like a bullet attached to a ring. (Which gives new meaning to the phrase, “If you like it than you should’ve put a ring on it.”) These toys are great for people who want thehands-on treatment with their vibrator.

    They are also the simplestvibrators, most functioning at one speed withan on/off switch. The subtletiesmakes them especially useful for partners who want to add a little something to their routine without all the sex bells and whistles. But don’t let that fool you:the finger vibrators are equally effective solo.

    Our pick:Fingo Nubby($20)

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    This purple finger vibratorfeatures tinynubs that provide a grip for added pleasure. It’s made out of a jelly-like, silicone with a band that comfortably stretches to fit any size finger or toe. It last for up to 60 minutes of action. The vibrator is operated by the same batteries you’d use for a watch.

    Buy it here

    Anal

    For those who prefer back-end stimulation, or are curious to explore more, consider a vibrator made specifically for anal. Theprostate is commonly referred toas the male G-spot, so it’s a great option for men, but all genders find pleasure in this type of toy.

    Anal and prostate vibrators are designed to be thinner than most vibrators with an extended base for easy removal.They are made with easy-to-clean materials, like silicone or glass.Because anal vibrators are made solely for the back end, they’re not recommended for vaginal stimulation. For the most comfortable penetration, pair this toy with lube.

    Our pick:My First Anal Explorer($30)

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    For the first-timer, it doesn’t get much easier than the My First Anal Explorerkit. The set comes with two vibrators, a slim, 5-inch option to test the waters, and then a fatter, 4-inch bullet for when you get a little more comfortable. You can (after cleaning, of course) use both vibrators at the same time. They plug into a jack port, which controls 10 different vibration settings you can enjoy independently or at the same time. The vibrators are waterproof and run off of AA batteries.

    Buy it here

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    The quick and dirty guide to buying your first vibrator

    Presented byAdamand Eve

    Like most firsts, buyingyour first vibrator ismore overwhelming than exciting.Whether you’re ridingsolo or you want to spice things up in a relationship, sex toys are a great addition to the bedroom.

    The vibrator isdesigned to stimulate you to the point of orgasm. However, not all parts are created equal, and there are so many more ways to get your rocks off than your basic dildo. So, which is the right vibe for you? Thatdepends on your preferred pleasure.It takes trial and error to discover what feels best for you.

    Fortunately, you no longer have to figure it out by roaming the aisles of a sex shop, with the fearthat no one you know is doing the same. The internet makes it easy to browse privately, and manufacturers ship discreetly so that no one knows your business.

    Sex toy superstore Adam and Eve is the largest supplier of sex toys, with more than 18,000 products available online. To help you navigate the waters, we’ve broken down the basic types of vibrators you can buy. And to sweeten the deal, the company is offering 50 percent off your first toy, and free shipping on your entire order. (Free shipping applies to U.S. and Canada only.) To redeem this deal, usethe codeDOT at checkout.

    Rabbit

    The rabbit is the most popular vibrator, due to its versatility and multi-tasking skills. The purpose of rabbit vibrators is to stimulate multiple spots, namely the G-Spot and clitoris, at the same time. Many of these vibrators pack dual motors for completely customvibration settings.

    Our pick: G-Gasm Rabbit($49.95)

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    This silicone vibrator has a much sleeker design than past models. Though it doesn’t actually resemble a rabbit, like the predecessors who gave it the name, don’t let appearances fool you. Withseven different settings, and a flexible, waterproof body, this modern upgrade will make you feel just like a bunny (without all the babies).

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    Wand

    This is not your fairy godmother’s wand, although you might say it’s a magical experience. Wand massagers are the most powerful vibrators, due to the fact that they traditionally are plugged in. They also tend to look a bit more like a massage tool than an actual vibrator, which is good for those who prefer more discretion. (Or, you know, if you want your vibrator to give you back massages sometimes too.)

    Some massagersare louder than othervibrators, but more modern options, like the following, have been designed to stay silent.

    Our pick:Magic Massager($70)

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    TheMagic Massageris a 12-inch device with a 2-inch soft rubberhead. It boasts eightdifferent settings andplugs in so you get maximum power without ever having to worry about recharging. This best-selleralso comes with a five-year warranty, so you can rest assured this toy was built tolast avery long time.

    Buy it here

    Wireless pick:Sensual Touch($70)

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    If you prefer a wireless experience, try the Sensual Touchmassager. It’s slightly smaller, at 7 inches, and the 2-inch head is madeout ofsilicone. This toy offers 10 features, and lasts 100-120 minutes on a single charge. Thanks to a USB, it’sstill more powerful than your average battery-operated vibrator.

    Buy it here

    Bullet

    Though she be but little, the bullet vibrator is fierce. These tiny toys are the most discreet of the bunch, as they’re typically no longerthan 2 inches. They make for great travel vibrators, as you can easily mistake one for a flashlight or canister. Partners also like them for a subtle enhancement in the bedroom.

    The bullet vibrator is not as powerful as a rabbit or wand massager, but pack enough stimulation to keep you satisfied. Although some are designed to arouse the clitoris, men can pair one with a penis ring, or use to stimulate testicles. Many bullets require special batteries, due to their small size, but because they’re the cheapest vibrators, you’re still not spending a fortune.

    Our pick: Power Bullet($10)

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    Try thePower Bulletfor a subtle sexual experience. This small silver bulletis a simple way to get the job done. It measures 2 inches long, offers single-speed vibrations, and is completely waterproof. Thisbullet is wireless, unlike some designs, which hinder the discretion.

    Buy it here

    Clitoral

    The clitoris is the most popular (but not the only) sweet spot when it comes to female orgasms. It’s why many vibrators are designed with the clit in mind. Some toys are made solelyfor that purpose, focusing more on the externalthan internal.

    In fact, these types of vibrators have become so advanced, you can now orgasm without evermaking contact with skin. Unlikemost toys, which use physical vibrationsto get you off, newer models useair pressure waves for touch-free sessions. If that sounds too soft for your tastes, know that this technology claims to be so intense, you can orgasm multipletimes in one touch-free session.

    Our pick: Satisfyer Pro 2($100)

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    The Satisfyer Pro 2 features 11 different speeds of air waves, ranging from “whisper” to “roar of sensation.” It’s completely waterproof, if you want to mix air and water. The soft, silicone head is an O-shape, and the device itself is discreetenough that one could mistake it for some sort of skin care tool.

    It’s rechargeable by USB, and takes only 2.5 hours to get back up to speed. A single charge lasts for 30 minutes of use, which sounds short, but reviewers claim that they can orgasm in under a minute, so you’vegot plenty of time to get off multiple times.

    Buy it here

    G-spot

    If you’re the type of person who feelsit’s what’s inside that counts, consider a vibrator designed to hit your G-spot: the front vaginalwall, ora highly sensitive,erogenous area that you probably first heard about inCosmo. For beginners who are curious about the elusive G-spot, it can be frustratingly difficult to find. And for all the hype, it may seem like you’re missing out on some serious pleasurable action.

    Our pick:Butterfly Kiss($20)

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    The Butterfly Kiss vibrator is good for beginners, because the head is larger, making it easier to hit the G-spot. This waterproof, jelly-likevibratorgives you plenty ofbang for your buck, becausethe butterfly design adds the bonus of possible stimulation to the clitoris and labia. It’s not quite a rabbit, as it features one motor with three different vibration settings. But the variety of pleasure is a sweet bonus.

    Buy it here

    Finger

    Finger vibrators are about as discreet as you can get. They’re basically like a bullet attached to a ring. (Which gives new meaning to the phrase, “If you like it than you should’ve put a ring on it.”) These toys are great for people who want thehands-on treatment with their vibrator.

    They are also the simplestvibrators, most functioning at one speed withan on/off switch. The subtletiesmakes them especially useful for partners who want to add a little something to their routine without all the sex bells and whistles. But don’t let that fool you:the finger vibrators are equally effective solo.

    Our pick:Fingo Nubby($20)

    Adam and Eve

    This purple finger vibratorfeatures tinynubs that provide a grip for added pleasure. It’s made out of a jelly-like, silicone with a band that comfortably stretches to fit any size finger or toe. It last for up to 60 minutes of action. The vibrator is operated by the same batteries you’d use for a watch.

    Buy it here

    Anal

    For those who prefer back-end stimulation, or are curious to explore more, consider a vibrator made specifically for anal. Theprostate is commonly referred toas the male G-spot, so it’s a great option for men, but all genders find pleasure in this type of toy.

    Anal and prostate vibrators are designed to be thinner than most vibrators with an extended base for easy removal.They are made with easy-to-clean materials, like silicone or glass.Because anal vibrators are made solely for the back end, they’re not recommended for vaginal stimulation. For the most comfortable penetration, pair this toy with lube.

    Our pick:My First Anal Explorer($30)

    Adam and Eve

    For the first-timer, it doesn’t get much easier than the My First Anal Explorerkit. The set comes with two vibrators, a slim, 5-inch option to test the waters, and then a fatter, 4-inch bullet for when you get a little more comfortable. You can (after cleaning, of course) use both vibrators at the same time. They plug into a jack port, which controls 10 different vibration settings you can enjoy independently or at the same time. The vibrators are waterproof and run off of AA batteries.

    Buy it here

    The Daily Dot receives payment for sponsored content. This post does not constitute our endorsement or review of the product. Interested in promoting your brand or product? Email us at bazaar@dailydot.com to learn more.

    Read more: https://www.dailydot.com/bazaar/vibrators-guide/

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    Top Obama Aide Endorses Tom Perriello In Virginia Governor’s Race

    Valerie Jarrett, who served as a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama for the duration of his presidency, endorsed former Rep. Tom Perriello in Virginias hotly contested Democratic gubernatorial primary race.

    Jarrett made the announcement on Twitter Saturday, praising Perriellos vote for the Affordable Care Act as a freshman congressman from a conservative district in central Virginia. Perriello went on to lose his reelection bid amid a backlash to the law that fueled a Republican takeover of the House of Representatives.

    The Perriello campaign confirmed that the tweet represented an official endorsement of his candidacy.

    Perriello thanked her for the endorsement.

    Jarrett was a close confidante of Obamas from Chicago long before he became president. She joined Obamain lobbying Democratic National Committee members to elect former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as chairman in his successful race against Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison in February.

    As a member of Congress, Perriello distinguished himself for his support of Obamas agenda despite living in a district that was increasingly hostile to the then-president. He went on to head the Democratic-aligned Center for American Progress action fund and serve in the Obama administration State Department.

    Jarretts use of the phrase political courage appears to be a reference to Obamas speech last week upon accepting the Profile in Courage award at the John F. Kennedy Library on Sunday. He dedicated the award to the Democrats in Congress who lost their elections after voting for the ACA, commonly known as Obamacare.

    These men and women did the right thing, Obama said. They did the hard thing. Theirs was a profile in courage.

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    Then-President Barack Obama campaigns for the reelection of then-Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.) in Oct. 2010. Valerie Jarrett, a top Obama aide, endorsed Perriello for Virginia governor.

    Perriello, 42, is campaigning as a defender of the law in the wake of the recent House vote to repeal the ACA.

    In an advertisement released moments after the House passed the repeal legislation, Perriello stands in front of an ambulance being crushed in a compactor symbolizing GOP attempts to overturn health reform. Speaking over the loud noise of the compactor, he touts his vote for Obamacare as a congressman and promises to prevent a figurative ambulance-crushing scenario in Virginia.

    But Perriellos vote for Obamacare is fraught with controversy as well.He was one of 64 House Democrats to support the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, a measure that would have prohibited Obamacare subsidies from being available for insurance plans that cover abortion. The amendment temporarily held up the landmark law before an alternative compromise replaced it.

    Since launching his gubernatorial campaign, Perriello has expressed regret for the decision to back Stupak-Pitts, claiming it was based on a promise to constituents to oppose federal funding for abortions. He now supports repealing the Hyde Amendment, the law barring federal funding for abortions.

    The more uniformlypro-abortion rights record of Perriellos opponent, sitting Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, 57, earned the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice America. Northam, a pediatric neurologist and Army veteran, helped lead the fight against a Republican-led trans-vaginal ultrasound proposal in the Virginia legislature.

    He has also fought to implement the ACA in Virginia, advocating for the expansion of Medicaid and the creation of a state-run Obamacare insurance exchange.

    Jarretts endorsement is a significant pickup for Perriello, who has cast himself as the progressive favorite in the contentious primary.

    The lieutenant governor is not without his own controversial health policy record, however. He twice voted for former President George W. Bush, a staunchlyanti-abortion Republican who appointed two Roe v. Wade opponents to the Supreme Court. (He has said he was not following politics closely at the time.)

    And as a state senator in 2011, he called health care a privilege in a debate with an opponent, even as he defended measures to make it more affordable. (He has since said he believes affordable health care is a right.)

    Notwithstanding these complexities, Jarretts endorsement is a significant pickup for Perriello, who has cast himself as the progressive favorite in the contentious primary. Northam has the support of virtually the entire Democratic establishment in Virginia, including Gov. Terry Mcauliffe, and Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.

    He was viewed as a shoo-in until Perriello jumped into the race in January in a move inspired by PresidentDonald Trumps election. Perriello has since picked up endorsements from top progressive leaders such as Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), along withOur Revolution, the nonprofit successor to Sanders presidential campaign.

    Perriello and Northam are now neck-in-neck in the polls ahead of the June 13 primary.

    The general election is Nov. 7. The current frontrunner in the Republican primary is Ed Gillespie, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee.

    This article has been updated throughout.

    Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/valerie-jarrett-endorses-tom-perriello_us_591758e5e4b00f308cf5a168

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    Is Urine Sterile? Are Golden Showers Unhealthy?

    At Donald Trumps press conference this morning, the president-elect claimed that the allegations he engaged in urine play better known as golden showers could not be true because he is a germaphobe.

    As many were quick to note after Trumps statement, however, urine is commonly believed to be sterile, thanks, in part, to survival television shows.

    And while recent studies show that urine isnt completely bacteria and germ-free, urine has been shown to have antibacterial and antiviral properties, likely leading to the the myth that urinating on a wound is a good idea (which its not.)

    Whats more, the bacteria present in urine is similar to the so-called flora living symbiotically other places in the body such as the mouth or gastrointestinal tract.

    Its like any other niche on our body, Evann Hilt, a microbiology researcher at Loyola University of Chicago, told the audience at a conference of the American Society for Microbiology back in 2014, you have a good flora that keeps you healthy.

    While bacteria that are safe and healthy for your own biological ecosystem, they arent necessarily meant to be shared with others, says Dr. Hunter Handsfield, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of Washington Center for AIDS and STDs and Chief Medical Advisor for the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA).

    Yet urine exposure likely wont put you at risk for an STD or illness, according to Handsfield. In fact, its far less risky than vaginal or anal sex, and even less risky than oral sex.

    STDs are not merely infections that happen to involve the genitals, Handsfield told The Daily Beast. The bacteria and viruses that cause them evolved to require the intimate contact of sex to be transmitted. Thats why you dont see them transmitted by people shaking hands or transmitted among co-workers. Sex, or sex per-se, is required.

    Contact with urine or urine-play as part of sexual activity would not facilitate the transfer of the large amounts of causative bacteria and viruses needed, Handsfield explains. The little bit of sexual secretions or concentration of virus that would be in urine if you were exposed this way would be unlikely to cause disease.

    Handsfields statements are backed up by his own experience as the former STD program director for the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health and recent CDC guidelines for disease transmission of common viruses like cytomegalovirus (CMV) and other STDs.

    According to Handsfield, deriving sexual pleasure from urine or urine-related acts known by sexual psychologists as urolagnia can easily be included along the normal spectrum of human sexual behavior, even if golden showers arent for you.

    Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/11/urine-isn-t-sterile-but-are-golden-showers-unhealthy.html

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    Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t care if you think her health advice is weird

    Gwyneth Paltrow is at it again.

    The actress, mom and lifestyle guru graces this months cover of Womens Health magazine, for which she sports an athletic, red-hot bikini and rock-hard abs.

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    In her cover story, Paltrow reveals shes launching a new supplement line, Goop Wellness, under her multimillion-dollar empire, Goop, and that she recently completed an eight-day goat-milk-only cleanse. She also reiterated her commitment to exercise, which celebrity trainer and longtime friend Tracy Anderson continues guiding for her.

    I like feeling good, and I know I feel my best when I exercise, she told Womens Health. But it depends on the day I definitely don’t always feel like doing it. I’ve made it a habit, just like brushing your teeth. That’s how you have to look at it.

    THE TRUTH BEHIND THE WACKIEST CELEBRITY HEALTH TRENDS

    Although some of Paltrows past health advice placing jade eggs in the vagina and vaginal steaming, among other suggestions have been scrutinized for being ineffective and even dangerous, she vowed her new supplement line would aim to eliminate heavy metals and parasites in the body.

    I’m knee-deep in figuring out ways to clear them from the body, looking at all sorts of potentially weird modalities, she told Womens Health.

    And despite experts warning against cleanses which arent necessary because the liver already clears the body of toxins as well as supplements, which may be more harmful than helpful and arent federally regulated, Paltrow further assured Womens Health readers her new line wouldnt be just making your pee more expensive.

    She also dismissed her critics, suggesting she doesnt mind if even her own readers think her advice is strange.

    When you’re at the forefront of something that’s new, people can get really reactive, ‘This is crazy! Why are you doing this?’ she told the magazine. Then, five years later, everyone’s fine with it.’

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/03/08/gwyneth-paltrow-doesnt-care-if-think-her-health-advice-is-weird.html

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    Why thousands of women are getting plastic surgery down there

    Editors Note: This story has been updated to reflect the latest statistics.

    Its shocking but true: One of the hot trends in plastic surgery right now is labiaplasty, a procedure to trim the vulva’s inner lips, aka the labia minora. (Add this to the list of things you shouldnt do to your vagina.) According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), labiaplasty procedures spiked 39% in 2016, with more than 12,000 procedures.

    I am asked about labiaplasty at least once a month, says ob-gyn Jennifer Gunter, MD, who runs a specialty clinic for vulvar conditions at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco. Five years ago, I was probably asked one to two times a year.

    Whats behind this (crazy?) craze? Heres a look at the facts.

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    Why the rise?

    Michael Edwards, MD, a former president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, told Time that some women with more pronounced labia are devastated. Another plastic surgeon, Richard Swift, MD, on Manhattans Upper East Side, told the New York Post, that women whose labia are enlarged feel uncomfortable in yoga pants.

    But normal labia minora come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from 2 to 10 cm in length and 0.7 to 5 cm in width, per a study published in the journal BJOG (images NSFW). And its quite common for the labia minora to stick out past the outer lips of the vagina, according to Dr. Gunter, without any discomfort.

    In a blog post about labiaplasty (also NSFW), she noted that smaller labia seem to have become the cultural norm, perhaps because many female performers in the adult film industry have small labia. Whether this is a self-selecting feature or the result of surgery is hard to know, Dr. Gunter wrote. But if you see a lot of images of small labia minora you are more likely to come to view that as desirable.

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    How pubic hair trends also play a role

    There is an expression for men, The shorter the bush, the taller the tree, and a similar visual effect happens with female genitalia, says Dr. Gunter. If you remove your pubic hair or trim it significantly, you may start to notice your labia minora.

    In fact, the rise in labiaplasty has been linked to the popularity of the Brazilian wax. As Barbara Levy, MD, the VP of Health Policy at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, put it to NBC News, the hairless trend made women more aware of their genital appearance, and plastic surgeons saw dollar signs.

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    Do larger labia really cause any symptoms?

    The vaginas smaller, inner folds of skin have an important job: They protect the vaginal openingcalled the vestibulewhich is made up of delicate mucosa tissue, filled with highly-sensitive nerve endings.

    Some women blame painful sex on the size of their labia. Others suspect their labia are the source of their yeast infections, or other irritation. Even doctors attribute some of these vulvar symptoms to the size of the labia minora. But there is almost always another cause, Dr. Gunter says. If you have vulvar symptoms, talk to your ob-gyn firstnot a plastic surgeon. You might even want to see a vulvar specialist, Dr. Gunter advises.

    RELATED: 20 Weird Facts About Sex and Love

    Is labiaplasty safe?

    A 2014 study found that more than 91% of women who had the surgery felt more satisfied with their genital appearance afterward. But there are no solid figures on complications, and the long-term implications are TBD. We dont know how labiaplasty will affect women as they become menopausal, and their tissues start to change, Dr. Gunter points out.

    The bottom line

    Dr. Levy summed up the labia-trimming trend like this: Its one more body part that we as women are being told to be insecure about. But that’s not to say that no woman should ever consider the procedure. As with any plastic surgery, the best advice is to make sure you’re interested in the procedure for you, rather than some outside pressure.

    This article originally appeared on Health.com.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/03/09/why-thousands-women-are-getting-plastic-surgery-down-there.html

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    Genius Texas representative proposes a bill that would fine men for masturbating

    Never underestimate the power of satire.

    To draw attention to the lengths Texas Republicans will go to block abortion access under the thinly veiled guise of “protecting women,” Houston Rep. Jessica Farrar has filed a bill called A Man’s Right to Know. Under the bill, men would be penalized for “unregulated masturbatory emissions” (lol forever).

    House Bill 4260 would encourage men to remain “fully abstinent” and only allow “occasional masturbatory emissions inside health care and medical facilities.” This, according to the legislation, is the best way to ensure men’s health ( ).

    “A lot of people find the bill funny,” Farrar told KOCO News. “What’s not funny are the obstacles that Texas women face every day, that were placed there by legislatures making it very difficult for them to access healthcare.”

    The bill plays on obstacles that women in Texas face when trying to access a legal abortion. As a quick refresher, here are some of those obstacles, as outlined by the Guttmacher Institute: undergoing a mandatory consultation 24 hours before obtaining the procedure, viewing a mandatory ultrasound of the fetus, receiving counseling meant to discourage abortions, denial of public financial assistance unless the pregnancy endangers the life of the mother or resulted from rape or incest, and banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy because of the (medically unsupported) idea that a fetus can feel pain at that time.

    For each emission made outside of a vagina or a medical facility, a man would face a $100 penalty as it would be considered “an act against an unborn child, and failing to preserve the sanctity of life,” according the Farrar’s legislation.

    Money gained from the fines would benefit children in the care of the Department of Family and Protective Services, and a registry would be created of non-profit organizations and hospitals that provide “fully abstinent encouragement counseling,” along with supervising physicians for masturbatory emissions and proper storage of the semen.

    Farrar, serving her 11th term as a Texas state representative for District 148, isn’t new to speaking out about the state’s problematic fetal remains bill, currently in committee, which would require hospitals to cremate or bury a fetus after an abortion or miscarriage.

    Her bill also creates “A Man’s Right to Know” booklet, that would precisely follow the rules and procedures of the informational booklet “A Woman’s Right To Know,” required reading for Texas women seeking termination of their pregnancies.

    The bill states that during a consultation, a physician must read the booklet to their male patient and then be required to “administer a medically-unnecessary digital rectal exam and magnetic resonance imagining of the rectum” to the men.

    “It’s to show how invasive this medically unnecessary procedure is,” Farrar said in an interview, “When a woman has to have a trans-vaginal ultrasound, it has nothing to do with her healthcare. One of the state’s objectives is to guilt her into changing her mind.”

    A doctor would also gain the right to “to invoke their personal, moralistic, or religious beliefs” if they refuse to prescribe Viagra or perform a vasectomy.

    While the bill’s likelihood of passing the Republican-dominated state legislature is low, Farrar hopes her bill will make men realize the onerousness of the obstacles women face in the pursuit of legal healthcare.

    What I would like to see is this make people stop and think, she told the Texas Tribune. Maybe my colleagues arent capable of that, but the people who voted for them, or the people that didnt vote at all, I hope that it changes their mind and helps them to decide what the priorities are.

    “If the state’s going to step in to the arena of women’s healthcare,” she said, “Lets look to the best practices of the doctors, not bad science, not political agendas and not votes in a Republican primary.”

    Bravo, Rep. Farrar. This queen 2020.

    Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/03/13/texas-representative-ferrar-bill-masturbation/

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    It’s official: Florida decides there’s more to sex than a man and a woman

    It took three dictionaries, two years and the Florida supreme court to determine that sexual intercourse can be between two men

    It took two years and three dictionaries, but the Florida supreme court finally determined on Thursday that sexual intercourse isnt just between a man and a woman.

    The question arose during a case in which a man was charged with a third-degree felony for failing to reveal to his male partner that he was HIV-positive. His lawyer argued before the states high court in February 2015 that Florida laws were so narrowly defined that sexual intercourse did not apply to sexual activity between same-sex partners or any activity beyond traditional sex.

    The court rejected that argument, ruling that the legislatures goal was clearly to reduce the spread of HIV when it enacted a 1986 law, even if it did not clearly spell out what it meant by sexual intercourse.

    Because the Legislature did not define sexual intercourse we look to the dictionary in order to ascertain the plain and ordinary meaning of the term, the court wrote in the unanimous decision before quoting three dictionaries. The plain meaning of sexual intercourse clearly encompasses acts beyond penile-vaginal intercourse, the court said.

    The court wrote that gay and bisexual men were disproportionately affected by the spread of HIV and said the disclosure law was not meant to be restricted to sex between men and women.

    The case was brought after Gary Debaun was charged in 2011 with not disclosing that he was HIV-positive before having sex with his partner. Court records show Debauns partner asked him to take an HIV test, and Debaun, who knew he was infected, provided fake results showing he was free of the virus that causes Aids.

    A lower court threw out the charge, but it was reinstated upon appeal. The case will now go back to the trial court.

    Its been a long time coming, said the assistant state attorney Colleen Dunn, who originally brought the charges against Debaun in Key West nearly six years ago. When they created this statute, they never thought that a definition of sexual intercourse would come into such play.

    In Florida, it is a separate offense to transmit HIV if a person aware of their infection does not reveal it before sexual intercourse. Dunn said Debaun had not been charged with infecting his partner.

    Debauns attorney, Brian Ellison, would not comment on the specifics of the ruling.

    We had our day in court and the court heard our arguments and the court has spoken, he said.

    Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/16/florida-sex-intercourse-definition-court-dictionary