Saturday, October 29, 2005
Indeed, porn and technology do go hand in hand. For voyeur niche porn shooters a veritable godsend has been developed that could change the entire genre.
Kaya Special Optics, a company specializing in optic devices for 30 years, has developed a lens that can attach to still or video digital cameras that allows for the camera to see through clothing. The Infrared See-Through Filter PF (best known as the PF) is sure to be a hit not just for perverts, but security companies as well.
The lens works on a remarkably simple concept. That idea being that infrared light, due to a longer wavelength, is more easily able to penetrate such things as clothes. Unfortunately, we as humans cannot naturally see infrared light and the shorter waved colors of light we can see are more likely to reflect off such things as a cotton shirt or a skirt. It’s here that the PF comes in. By making that infrared color visible, you become able to perv out to your heart’s desire.
Don’t buy it? Check out the proof on this page.
The only trouble may be that the PF could potentially end up being an illegal device due to privacy concerns.
But you can see why I feel that this lens could create a paradigm shift in the way the voyeur genre of adult is done. The old upskirt shot made with a camera hidden in a bag could easily become a dinosaur. It just wouldn’t be necessary! How easy would it be to just walk around in the summer time with your digital video camera and get your material by just shooting inconspicuously? Pretty damned easy, especially in a resort area.
Alright kids, you know what to do. Make me proud now, ya hear? And remember who gave ya the idea.
Friday, October 28, 2005
"I'm on a perpetual hunt for a sex game targeting women," says Brenda Brathwaite, a game industry veteran and featured speaker at this week's Women's Game Conference in Austin, Texas.
She's not the only one.
One of the questions I get asked most frequently is "where can I find good cybersex?" And one of my answers is games, with the caveat that you shouldn't join a MMPORG just for sex. Rather, games are places to meet other people who share at least one interest with you, and sometimes the relationships that arise lead to flirting and cybersex. Sometimes they don't.
Yet we're finally glimpsing games on the horizon that support relationship building and sexual interaction as part of the game play. What's more, these game developers recognize that a crucial part of attracting gamers is to appeal to all gamers -- not just the half of the population with penises.
"The Sims is hardly the 'No. 1 sex game,' but that game is all about relationship formation," Brenda says. "It's no surprise it's a huge hit with women."
What might surprise you is that Leisure Suit Larry's early adventures were also popular with women. "Larry is nonthreatening, he constantly fails and he's funny," she says. "Games that use sex and humor are fun and funny. Other (adult) games don't work so well right now."
Brenda, who just left her position as senior games designer at Cyberlore Studios, has been in the video-game industry for more than 20 years. She has worked on 21 published titles, including the Wizardry and Jagged Alliance series of role-playing games.
She was also the lead designer on Playboy: The Mansion and is currently the chairwoman and chief author of the International Game Developers Association's sex blog. She has become the guru of women and sex in games, speaking at conferences and colleges all over the country about this next level of game evolution.
"Erotic content for women is the fastest growing segment of the adult market," she says. "It stands to reason it's a growing segment in the gaming market as well."
It also stands to reason that if you want gamers to subscribe to an interactive sex game, you want to appeal to both men and women. In fact, if you can get women to sign on, the men will follow.
Two games scheduled to launch next year are taking this woman-friendly approach, although both companies are shy about describing exactly what the new games will entail.
Spend The Night will offer a graphically rich space where you can meet people, go on virtual dates and have cybersex. It might be the precursor to avatar-based online dating -- or at least, online screening of potential dates.
Naughty America (a working title) is so coy it doesn't have a website yet. It's a complete role-playing game in which you can choose whether to enter a "sex mode."
Both games recognize that they need to offer a variety of tools players can use to meet each other, develop relationships and interact sexually. And both are bending over backward to appeal to women.
Frankly, after these past few years away from chat, I'm considering resurrecting my old handle Aphrodite. If these games live up to their promises, they'll provide the community bonding and the permission to be overtly sexual that cybersex veterans remember from early BBSes and IRC rooms.
Brenda sees Façade as the pioneer that many of the adult game developers need to follow. "It's the most significant step in games in 20 years," she says.
Façade is the result of five years of collaboration between two game designers, Andrew Stern and Michael Mateas. I remember Andrew's name from his work on Dogz many years ago. He's an AI artist and assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and has been a programmer and AI engineer for more than 10 years.
Façade focuses on relationship development, emotional intensity and interactive storytelling, and the player drives the plot of the drama as it unfolds. It's free, and it's designed to "appeal to the adult, non-computer geek, movie-and-theater-going public" with an immersive experience you don't need weeks or months to complete.
Most games perpetuate the stereotype that men are visual and women aren't, so women must not be interested in adventure games, although they might kick ass at online scrabble. Yet 43 percent of gamers are women, according to the Entertainment Software Association, and they're not all out there spelling Q-words on the pink box.
Brenda has been speaking about sex in games for a while now. Earlier this year, she hosted the Sexuality in Games Roundtable at the 2005 Game Developers Conference.
"So far, the comments have all been positive," she says. "But on every panel I've been on about sex in games, there's an undercurrent of 'but how will we protect the women?' Like women wouldn't want to see it, or it's not okay for women. As if women don't have phenomenal sex drives on their own."
That's obviously not true. Just look at how many women enjoy cybersex in MMPORGs. Look at how many women have any kind of cybersex.
Brenda would like to see developers create a game where people can explore their sexuality -- especially those aspects they might not be able to try in their regular lives.
She envisions one where married couples can try new things together in a safe way, through the game intermediary, even if they're in the same room, and where players who don't know each other can interact sexually in a comfortable place.
She sees it as more than entertainment. "For years, sex therapy has been available, but many people aren't comfortable going into a room for facilitated sex therapy. Computer games can bring us that (comfortable place)."
Brenda applauds games that incorporate sex into the full experience of game play, citing God of War as an example. God of War includes an interactive sex game as part of the story arc. "It doesn't get tons of play, and it's not the central point," she says. "But it really adds to a great game."
Of course, gamers have long tried to make MMPORGs do things they were never meant to do. "As long as people have a chat interface, they can turn anything into a sex game," Brenda says.
America seems particularly uptight about sex in games. "In Germany, sex is not even mentioned in the rating system," she says. "I'd love to see a cultural shift -- and I doubt I'll see it in my lifetime -- where people are far more horrified by the rack of guns at Wal-Mart than they are by a nipple on TV."
See you next Friday,
Regina Lynn is the author of The Sexual Revolution 2.0, which will most likely be available in audio format next year.
A man from Wollongong in New South Wales has been charged with alleged child sex offences in the Philippines involving teenage girls.
Australian Federal Police (AFP) say they arrested the 73-year-old man during a search of his home yesterday morning.
They say that he lived for five years in the Philippines, during which time he had a relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
He is also accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old housemaid.
He appeared in Sydney's Central Local Court today and was granted bail.
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Police began investigating James Tait, 54, and another man who lived at the rural Southeast King County farm after the Seattle man died of injuries suffered during intercourse with a horse in the summer, Enumclaw police said.
The criminal-trespassing charge stems from a July 2 bestiality session involving Tait, the 45-year-old Seattle man and a horse in a neighbor's barn, charging papers say. According to the King County Medical Examiner's Office, the Seattle man died of acute peritonitis due to perforation of the colon.
Attempts to contact Tait yesterday were unsuccessful.
King County prosecutors say it's the most-severe charge they could file; Washington is one of more than a dozen states that does not outlaw bestiality.
"There is no evidence of injury to the animal to support animal-cruelty charges," said Dan Satterberg, the county prosecutor's chief of staff. "This is the only crime we can charge."
When interviewed by The Seattle Times July 15, the horse's owners said they had known their neighbors for years. The couple, who asked to have their names withheld to protect their privacy, said they were shocked when police showed them a home video of the July 2 incident that investigators seized from their neighbor's home. The couple identified their barn and their horse.
According to the King County Sheriff's Office, which also investigated, the farm was known in Internet chat rooms as a destination for people who want to have sex with livestock. Authorities didn't learn about the farm until July 2, when a man drove to Enumclaw Community Hospital seeking medical assistance for a companion. Medics wheeled the Seattle man into an examination room and realized he was dead. When hospital workers looked for the man who had dropped him off, he was gone, Enumclaw police said.
Using the dead man's driver's license to track down relatives and acquaintances, investigators were led to the Enumclaw farm.
Because the other man who lived at the farm wasn't there the night the Seattle man died, he wasn't charged with trespassing, Satterberg said. Tait will be arraigned Oct. 27; he faces up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine if convicted.
The Seattle man isn't being identified because his family asked that his name not be released. The man's brother said he understands that prosecutors can't file a felony charge but remains disappointed that Tait wouldn't face more than a year behind bars. In the wake of the man's death, State Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, has said she plans to draft legislation making bestiality illegal in Washington.
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''BROOKLINE HIGH teens face charges of statutory rape," read the headline in Wednesday's Boston Globe. The story below reported that two 17-year-old boys at Brookline High School -- a celebrated institution whose graduates include former Governor Michael Dukakis, Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein, and CBS newsman Mike Wallace -- have been charged with statutory rape for having sex with a 15-year-old girl, a classmate who said the sex was consensual. This is the third time since February that students at the school have been accused of having sex with a minor.
The Globe story ran about 1,000 words -- roughly the length of the Page 1 report the same day on former Defense Secretary Melvin Laird's call for a gradual troop pullout from Iraq. But unlike the Vietnam-era Pentagon chief, who is almost never in the news, sex scandals involving students erupt so often they could almost justify a beat of their own.
''Scandals" is probably not the right word for them. Are you actually scandalized by news of high school kids having sex? Is anybody? Last month the National Center for Health Statistics reported that more than half of American teenagers 15 and older engage in oral sex; the story got a ton of coverage, but no one seemed terribly dismayed by the information. ''At 50 percent, we're talking about a major social norm," Claire Brindis, a professor of pediatrics at the University of California, told The Washington Post. ''It's part of kids' lives."
Oral or otherwise, sex among the young is clearly a ''major social norm" in Brookline. ''People weren't shocked," one Brookline High student told the Globe. ''We've heard it before." Another student agreed: ''It's like, 'Oh, my God' -- but it's also like, 'Oh, this again.' " School administrators called an assembly ''to remind teenagers about the criminal ramifications of underage sexual activity" -- a theme, students said, that has ''been drummed into them in recent months." If the girl had been 16 inste
Saturday, October 22, 2005
Police have detained a Moscow region businessman who, became upset when his amorous advances were rejected by a woman, created a porn movie supposedly featuring the woman and threatened to turn it over to her parents if she did not pay thousands of dollars. Officers from the Moscow region's organized crime department detained the businessman, who owns a large video production company, as he accepted $8,000 from the woman in the region's eastern Orekhovo-Zuyevsky district, Moskovsky Komsomolets reported.
A man who answered the phone at the district organized crime department confirmed that the case was on the books but declined to provide any details. According to Moskovsky Komsomolets, the story began about six months ago when the businessman met the unidentified 33-year-old woman, a former model.
The woman caught his fancy, and over the next few months he tried in vain to court her. The tale of unrequited love turned ugly, however, when the woman finally made it clear that she wanted nothing to do with him, the newspaper said. He then threatened to send a pornographic film of her to her parents if she did not pay $10,000, but she ignored the threat, knowing that she had never undressed in his presence, it said. But with a large video studio at his disposal, the businessman went to work, and the woman was horrified when she saw the final product.
It was then that she went to police, who set up the sting operation for the money handover. After receiving the money, which the businessman had knocked down to $8,000, he was arrested by police as he was starting his car and preparing to drive off. It was unclear whether the businessman had been charged, and Natalya Vorotnikova, spokeswoman for the Moscow region police, said she could not immediately comment on the case.
Ilya Zhukov, a video studio owner who runs the web site Videoperator.ru, said that doctoring actors in a pornographic movie and making the final product look realistic was an extremely difficult task even by Hollywood standards, to say nothing of Moscow region standards. "It would take a serious amount of time and effort, even for an expert," Zhukov said. "Even then it could never look 100 percent authentic." Zhukov said the film was probably made with a stand-in who vaguely resembled the woman and was shot with poor lighting and at odd angles.
Amateur porn videos taped secretly and leaked to the media have a notable history in Russian politics. In 1997, Justice Minister Valentin Kovalyov was suspended at his own request after the publication of video pictures apparently showing him cavorting with nude women in a sauna said to be popular with organized crime figures. A video broadcast on state television in 1999 showed what appeated to be then-Prosecutor General Yury Skuratov frolicking with two prostitutes in a brothel.
Gay rights groups praised the ruling, while conservatives bitterly complained that the court intruded on the Legislature's authority to make the laws.
The case involved an 18-year-old man, Matthew R. Limon, who was found guilty in 2000 of performing a sex act on a 14-year-old boy and was sentenced to 17 years in prison. Had one of them been a girl, state law would have dictated a maximum sentence of 15 months.
The high court ordered that Limon be resentenced as if the law treated illegal gay sex and illegal straight sex the same. He has already served more than five years. Limon's lawyer, James Esseks of the American Civil Liberties Union's Lesbian and Gay Rights Project, said: "We are very happy that Matthew will soon be getting out of prison. We are sorry there is no way to make up for the extra four years he spent in prison simply because he is gay."
Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline said in a statement that he does not plan to appeal. A lower court had ruled that the state could justify the harsher punishment as a way of protecting children's traditional development, fighting disease or strengthening traditional values. But the Supreme Court said the law was too broad to meet those goals.
"The statute inflicts immediate, continuing and real injuries that outrun and belie any legitimate justification that may be claimed for it," Justice Marla Luckert wrote for the court. "Moral disapproval of a group cannot be a legitimate state interest."
The Kansas court also cited the landmark 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down a Texas law against gay sodomy.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Three men were seen manhandling the struggling woman who was handcuffed, blindfolded, gagged and staggering on high heels in fishnet stockings. But when police finally 'rescued' the woman, they were shocked by what she had to say to them.
Over twenty police officers and several helicopters were involved in the dramatic chase that finally tracked the van to the city of Heerlen over 20 miles away. Police quickly surrounded the van after setting up a road block and ordered the kidnappers, at gunpoint, to lie face down on the road. Two of the men were naked from the waist down and police feared the poor woman may have already been raped in the back of the van.
But when they untied the young woman and took out her gag, they were shocked by what she had to say to them. Instead of the tearful 'thank you' that they had been expecting, the young woman reportedly screamed: "You stupid bastards! I've been trying to set this up for months! And now you've ruined it, just when it was getting interesting!"
A police spokesman later told reporters, "We ascertained no crime was committed because this was a sexual fantasy that the 'victim' set up and was a willing participant in." Her three male 'companions', were quickly released.
"We advised her next time to arrange to be kidnapped in her own home," he added.
In their study, Binks and his colleagues examined sexual quality of life data from a weight-loss trial. The trial included 161 obese women and 26 obese men. Data was collected every three months over two years. To measure sexual quality of life, the researchers used items from a standard questionnaire called the Impact of Weight on Quality of Life.
Obese participants lost about 13% of their body weight over two years.
"At the beginning of the trial, both male and female participants indicated that they were experiencing significant difficulty in all areas of sexual quality of life," he noted.
However, the sex lives of both men and women improved substantially as the pounds melted away.
"Improvements in the quality of sexual life were directly related to weight loss and seemed to reach their maximum at about 12 percent weight loss," Binks said.
Sixty-seven percent of the women said they felt sexually unattractive at the start of the study. "That prevalence dropped to 26.4 percent at one year and remained stable," Binks said. "Not wanting to be seen undressed went from 62.7 percent to 34.3 percent," he added. There were similar reductions in the other areas, Binks said.
"A 10 percent reduction in weight significantly improves most health issues," Binks concluded. "It appears that sexual quality of life improves in a similar way to (other) weight-related issues."
The researchers said they found similar results in a survey of 26 obese men, but cautioned that the small number of male participants made it difficult to draw conclusions from that data.
MEN who cannot have sex are as much at risk of having a heart attack as smokers and diabetics.Erectile dysfunction may be a sign that coronary artery disease is developing, even in men without the typical risk factors.
Researchers said the findings were alarming because almost 70 per cent of men suffering problems with erections do not seek medical advice. They said erectile dysfunction should be added to the list of risk factors for heart disease alongside high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and smoking.
"Erectile dysfunction should be part of a cardiovascular risk assessment," said Emilio Chiurlia, a researcher from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Modena, Italy, who conducted the study.
The researchers studied 70 men with erectile dysfunction and 73 control subjects who had similar coronary risk factors.
The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology today found arteries in the penis are affected by the build-up of plaque before the larger coronary arteries. Therefore erectile dysfunction may be symptomatic before a coronary event. About 40 per cent of men in their 40s, and 50 per cent of men in their 50s will suffer some form of erectile dysfunction.
By Clara Pirani (news.com.au)
Sunday, October 16, 2005
The Coventry University study found that black pupils often had sex for the first time at a much younger age than their Asian or white classmates. One in four 12-17 year-olds in the group of 3,300 pupils was said to be "sexually active", with half of those admitting they did not use a condom.
The researchers have called for reforms to sex education in schools, much of which risked being "too little, too late" as children experiment at a younger age.
AUSTRALIA - - VICTORIA'S worst sex predators would have their libido chemically controlled in a ground-breaking therapy set to be trialled. A powerful drug that suppresses the sex drive is at the centre of the five-year study.
Sex fiends such as pedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale and the notorious Mr Baldy are likely to be among the 40 subjects to participate. The $200,000 study, by a team of Victorian forensic psychiatrists, is backed by the Justice Department.
Principal researcher Dr Danny Sullivan, of Forensicare, said the trial would help protect society from dangerous pedophiles.
"Treatment which can be proven to help high-risk offenders not to offend is going to protect our children," he said. "We need to find the best medication which works and is acceptable to those taking it."
Already, a drug known as medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) is used to subdue the sex drives of high-risk offenders. But the alternative drug known as leuprorelin is thought to be more effective. Leuprorelin is also believed to have fewer side effects than MPA, which can bring on breast development, diabetes and obesity.
Leuprorelin, which costs $430 per injection, is commonly used to treat prostate cancer, but in the US and Germany it is used to control sex offenders.
Give up your Sunday siesta. Have sex instead. The Church of England says so.
In its ‘Life Balance’ course due to be published next week, the Church tries to re-examine the Bible’s teachings on the Sabbath spread over five sessions. Keeping the Sabbath holy is one of the Ten Commandments, but its place as a day of rest has eroded.
The course refers to the quality family time stressed in Judaism and rabbinic guidelines that “even include the injunction to married people to enjoy good sex on the Sabbath.”
The course by former rector Rev. Robert Warren and children’s author Sue Mayfield, stresses on the importance of meditation on the day of rest. It will also attempt to restore some traditional Sabbath observances to the Christian community that are practised in Judaism.
“Sabbath is more than the cessation of work, it is about restoration, creativity and play — things that busy adults all too easily neglect,” the authors say.
Saturday, October 15, 2005
In a plea bargain approved by his victim, Walter Nix Jr., 43, will get probation after agreeing to a one-year term for the felony and for sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor. He originally was charged with sodomy and assault, for which he could have been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Bullitt Circuit Judge Tom Waller tentatively accepted the plea pending formal approval of it by victim Louise Ogborn at Nix's sentencing, set for Nov. 2.
It is the first conviction stemming from a strip-search hoax on April 9, 2004, at the McDonald's in Mount Washington where Ogborn worked.
Nix was engaged at the time to the store's assistant manager, Donna Jean Summers, who asked him to come watch Ogborn. A man who phoned the store pretending to be a police officer accused Ogborn of theft and ordered her strip-searched.
According to police and court records, Nix said he thought he was following an officer's orders when he directed Ogborn, who was detained four hours in the restaurant's office, to do exercises in the nude and perform oral sex on him. He also slapped her several times on her buttocks, at the direction of the caller, the records show.
The incident was the focus of a Courier-Journal story Sunday that noted that the strip-search was among at least 70 performed at fast-food restaurants and other businesses from 1995 through 2004 at the direction of a caller who claimed he was investigating crimes. Ogborn agreed to be identified by name in the newspaper.
A private prison guard, David N. Stewart, of Fountain, Fla., was charged in July 2004 with impersonating a police officer and soliciting sodomy in the Mount Washington case. He has pleaded not guilty, and his trial is set for Dec. 13. Summers is charged with unlawful imprisonment, a misdemeanor, and her trial is scheduled for Dec. 7. She also has pleaded not guilty.
Bullitt County Commonwealth's Attorney Mike Mann said in an interview yesterday that he agreed to probation for Nix because he has no prior record and because it would have difficult to persuade all 12 members of a jury to reject Nix's defense -- that he was duped by someone he thought was a law-enforcement officer.
"It would have been hard not to have one juror say, 'I might have gotten that call and done the same thing,' " Mann said.
Still, he said he found it disturbing that anyone would believe that "sodomy is part of a lawful criminal investigation. There had to be a point where he realized that this wasn't right," Mann said of Nix.
Nix didn't explain his plea in the courtroom and left without talking to reporters. His lawyer, Kathleen Schmidt, said he was too nervous for an interview.
Ogborn's co-counsel, William C. Boone Jr., said his client approved the deal because "she wants somebody to say they are sorry and for somebody to say she did nothing wrong," both of which he said Nix has promised to say at sentencing.
"She is tired of McDonald's blaming her for what happened," Boone said.
In a lawsuit, Ogborn has alleged that the company failed to warn employees at the Mount Washington store about prior strip-search hoaxes at other restaurants around the country. McDonald's has said in court papers and through its lawyer that Ogborn was in part responsible because she failed to realize the caller wasn't a real officer.
The company also has said that agents outside its control -- Stewart and Nix -- were at fault.
The company's Louisville lawyer, W.R. "Pat" Patterson Jr., referred questions to spokeswoman Tara McClarin, who in a prepared statement said, "McDonald's regrets these unfortunate incidents and is pleased to know that those who have been criminally charged are being brought to justice."
Nix entered an Alford plea, maintaining his innocence while acknowledging there is enough evidence to convict him.
As part of the plea agreement, Mann agreed to drop an assault charge against Nix and to reduce the sodomy count to sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in prison. He also raised the unlawful imprisonment charge to a felony, which carries a sentence of one to five years.
Ogborn, a high school senior who had just turned 18 at the time of the incident, hadn't received a single admonition in her four months at the McDonald's when the man who called himself "Officer Scott" called and said an employee had been accused of stealing a purse.
Summers said later that she picked out Ogborn because the caller's description fit her "to the T." Following the caller's instructions, Summers took Ogborn into the office and had her remove one item of clothing at a time until she was naked.
Although McDonald's said Ogborn could have left at any time, Summers had taken away her clothes, and she was able to only partially cover herself with an apron. The incident continued until a maintenance man who worked at the store questioned it and the caller hung up.
Nix and Summers were among at least 13 people across the United States charged with crimes for executing searches for the caller. Seven have been convicted of various crimes. Stewart so far has only been charged in the Bullitt County incident.
Mount Washington Detective Buddy Stump, who investigated the case, said he had no objection to probation for Nix. "One down, two to go," he said.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Detectives were investigating accounts that photographs were taken of sex acts that occurred during parties staged by Minnesota Vikings players on two charter boats in Lake Minnetonka, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday.
Although there was no indication that authorities had recovered photos, if any exist they could help investigators identify players who allegedly participated in the party.
Crew members of the two boats told Hennepin County Sheriff's detectives that they saw passengers photographing at least two separate sex acts as other partygoers watched and cheered during a Vikings party on Oct. 6, said Stephen Doyle, the charter company's lawyer.
"They talk in fairly extensive detail about ... a couple of different acts one specifically in front of the bar that involved at one point a male and female, and another point in time, two females and some sex toys," Doyle said.
"People were standing around and photographing that, and photographing it fairly closely. There was cheering from the passengers on the boat and there were people shouting directions as to what things they wanted to see."
The crew members were unable to recall whether the people who took pictures were Vikings players or other passengers. At least 90 people were on board the boats, and 17 have been identified as Vikings players.
Vikings players were told by team officials not to comment on anything related to the cruise.
Thursday, October 13, 2005
An article in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2001 called the G-spot a sort of gynecologic UFO. Well, the authors of that article may want to start readying themselves for space travel. That is, after they read this paper from Cairo University: "The Electrovaginogram: Study of the Vaginal Electric Activity and Its Role in the Sexual Act and Disorders." In this paper, the authors investigated the hypothesis that the vagina generates electric waves, which affect vaginal contraction during penile thrusting. They found electric waves could be recorded from the vagina. They also postulated that there was a vaginal pacemaker that seems to represent the G-spot, which is claimed to be a small area of erotic sensitivity in the vagina.
So what is this vaginal Loch Ness Monster?
The G-spot is simply a small area located on the upper wall of the vagina, toward the belly, about 2-3 inches from the vaginal opening. The G-spot was named in honor of Ernst Grafenberg, a German physician who, in the 1950s, wrote an article that mentioned an erotic zone on the anterior wall of the vagina that would swell during sexual stimulation.
There are various opinions on the best way to find the G-spot. Some women say that being on top during intercourse works best. Others swear by rear-entry as the best way to hit the G-spot. Some even say that because of its location, a shorter, smaller penis may actually be more effective at reaching the G-spot. A clue to its location may be that some women feel a sudden urge to urinate when their G-spot is touched — not surprising since the G-spot is located right near the urethra.
Maria Riva, whose mother was one of the 20th century's most iconic actresses, has given a candid interview with a German magazine, Bunte, in which she insisted that Dietrich, who became a sex symbol to both men and women through films such as Blue Angel and Morocco, had a "hatred of sex".
Ms Riva, 81, has written a memoir entitled My Mother Marlene in which she details the legendary actress's descent into alcoholism. Ms Riva, who previously published a lengthy biography of her mother - who died in 1992 - said she was once told by her, in reference to her long list of lovers of both sexes: "I never felt anything - with any of them."
In a previous interview with Larry King, the American talk show host, Ms Riva said: "My mother hated sex and lived in romance."
In the interview with Bunte to be published today, Riva said Dietrich's aversion to sex did not deter countless men from pursuing her. "All of her lovers wanted to marry her anyway," she said. Riva said Dietrich's hatred of sex and sometimes distant personality often made her feel sorry for the men who fell in love with her glamorous mother.
"Marlene Dietrich the film star was always just the person in the mirror, but never her real self," said Riva. "She was a totally normal schizophrenic."
It was Dietrich's performances in Berlin cabarets and more than a dozen German films during the 1920s that prompted her discovery by American film producers. She moved to Hollywood in 1930, much to the chagrin of Adolf Hitler, where her roles in American productions propelled her rise to fame. During the 1930s, Dietrich became a vocal opponent of the Nazi leadership in her native Germany, and she eventually became an American citizen in 1937.
Before the outbreak of the Second World War she had a long affair with Joseph Kennedy, and almost 30 years later, she had sex in the White House with his son, President John F Kennedy.
Dietrich was bisexual and had affairs with a number of women, including Edith Piaf, but her daughter insisted she did not have a love affair with Greta Garbo, the silent movie star, as had long been rumoured.
Marlene Dietrich appears to have had a complicated approach to sex, which was initiated when she lost her virginity to a music teacher at an all-girl school when she was 19.
While she had affairs with the most virile men of their day, including Frank Sinatra and Yul Brynner, she told her daughter that she preferred impotent men. Dietrich once told her: "It's nice you can sleep and it's cosy."
Written by STEPHEN MCGINTY
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Holstege said the interim results of his study — which showed that an orgasm and heroin have a similar effect on the brain and could be thus similar experiences — could have positive consequences for those who have difficulty having sex, such as the elderly, newspaper De Telegraaf reported on Wednesday.
The Rijksuniversiteit Groningen professor said researchers used a so-called PET scan to conduct the investigation and sought willing volunteers to have sex inside the scan.
The person who experienced an orgasm was requested to hold his or her head still while experiencing the physical sensation. The volunteers had practised before engaging in the research. Male participants were also requested to ejaculate within seven minutes — something that most participants did not have any problems with, Holstege said.
The implications of the study means that a pill could in future be developed to assist people to not only have sex, but to also experience an orgasm. Erection pills such as Viagra, only assist people to have sex.
But the researcher denied the new pill would be a simple "fun pill", claiming that the medicine could totally influence a person's emotions, allowing them not only to have sex, but to bring it to a satisfying end as well.
"And that does not always succeed anymore with many men and women," Holstege said.
The professor also said that most people want to continue having sex right up until they die and do not relish the prospect of being unable to give each other an orgasm.
No time frame for the development of an orgasm pill was given, but Holstege said it would not occur in the short-term.
While male brains focus heavily on the physical stimulation involved in sexual contact, this is just one part of a much more complex picture for women, schientist in the the Netherlands have found.
The key to female arousal seems rather to be deep relaxation and a lack of anxiety: direct sensory input from the genitals plays a less critical role. The scans show that, during sexual activity, the parts of the female brain responsible for processing fear, anxiety and emotion start to relax. This reaches a peak at orgasm, when the female emotion centres are closed down to an almost trance-like state.
Scientistsfound the male brain harder to study during orgasm because of its shorter duration in men than in women. The scans nevertheless revealed important differences. Men's emotion centres are also deactivated, though apparently less intensely than in women, and men also appear to concentrate more on the sensations transmitted from the genitals. This suggests that, for men, the physical aspects of sex play a more significant part in arousal than they do for women, for whom mood and relaxation are at least as important.
One suprising discovery is that both sexes found it easier to have an orgasm when they kept their socks on. Draughts in the scanning room left couples complaining of literally cold feet, and providing a pair of socks allowed 80%, rather than 50%, to reach a climax while being scanned.
Stephen Doyle, a lawyer representing the owners of Al and Alma's, a company that charters cruises on the lake, said cornerback Fred Smoot and another Vikings player, whom he declined to name, reserved a charter for a night-time excursion last Thursday.
A woman called Mound police Thursday night to report allegations of "possible prostitution, drugs and live sex acts" on the two boats. According to the police report, the woman said she and her brother's girlfriend served as hostesses on the ships. Doyle said he didn't learn details of what allegedly happened until he sat down Tuesday with six of the eight crewmembers.
Doyle said about 90 people were on the two boats. According to a Vikings player who spoke on the condition of anonymity, about 15 Vikings players were on a charter as part of what he described as a "team event." The player said that he was unaware of any sexual acts and that the cruise lasted less than 90 minutes. Doyle said he believed it to be a tradition for Vikings rookies and first-year players to take their teammates out.
Contacted Tuesday afternoon, Smoot indicated that the allegations are exaggerated.
"It's slanderous," he said. "If (Doyle is) bringing my name up like this, I'm going to sue them. Other than that, I ain't got nothing else to say."
Asked if he was denying involvement in the allegations, Smoot said, "It ain't even what they're talking about." Doyle said further details will be released in the coming days.
"I actually have the names of about 16 or 17 other Vikings that my crew believe were on board," he said, "and a number of them they would be inclined to describe as being involved in these activities. The reason I'm holding off on this answer is two-fold.
"One is, when the particulars of this story come out, I think it's going to be perceived by most people as just horrendous. I want to be very, very careful that we not put a name out there of somebody who wasn't there because the implications, I think, will be serious. Secondly, not everyone (who) was on board (who) was a Viking participated in this. My crew members tell me there were a couple of them that kept saying, `I'm sorry.' ... There were players that were embarrassed by it."
The Vikings released a statement Tuesday night, saying, "The organization has been made aware of the allegations involving our players, and we take these allegations very seriously. We are working diligently to gather as many facts as possible. At this time, we have no further comment."
According to Doyle, the boats were chartered from 8:30 p.m. to midnight, but pushed off about an hour late.
"They were out for a bit, and then the crew was serving drinks and hors d'oeuvres and stuff," he said. "I think the first thing they noticed was some of the women that were on board seemed to be either changing clothes or undressing. And then they went into a galley, and there were three of them in the nude that were changing clothes. That was followed by them coming out and some of them doing lap dances. ... That's where it started, and then it just progressed to just bizarre."
Doyle said the crew, in accordance with company policy, reported what was happening to the captain of each boat, who called the home base and were told to come back in.
"Now they're still 40 minutes out, and they're getting frightened," Doyle said. "Some of the Vikings are yelling at the waiters and waitresses ... and wanting drinks faster and trying to take over parts of the bar, trying to pour their own drinks. ... It's just really bizarre, bad, terrible behavior.
"Like I said, these kids are petrified. They're afraid for their own safety. There are people doing sexual acts with toys in the middle of the floor. They're on a boat here, having to walk around and serve a drink, afraid to stop serving drinks because they're afraid that people will hurt them. It's just really unacceptable what they did - the arrogance and the rudeness and all of those things combined.
"They get them into the dock and eventually get off the boat. We're talking about a scene with used condoms on the boats laying around, handy wipes used by the women laying around, drinks thrown and poured in places. It's amazing."
Doyle said he was busy with media interviews Tuesday and hadn't provided the names of any Vikings players to police, but was trying to set up a meeting with them Wednesday. He also said he placed a number of calls to the Vikings' offices but didn't receive a reply.
An NFL spokesman declined to comment on the allegations against Vikings players, but the league's personal conduct policy clearly states that league employees can be subject to discipline.
"Engaging in violent and/or criminal activity is unacceptable and constitutes conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the National Football League," the policy summary reads. "Such conduct alienates the fans on whom the success of the league depends and has negative and sometimes tragic consequences for both the victim and the perpetrator."
People charged or arrested with conduct prohibited by this policy will be "required to undergo a clinical evaluation and, if appropriate, additional counseling or treatment as directed."
Failure to comply with evaluation and counseling obligations could be considered conduct detrimental to the NFL, punishable by "fine or suspension at the discretion of the commissioner."
Sunday, October 09, 2005
SAN DIEGO, U.S - A Ukiah teenager who said a Marine recruiter coerced her to have sex faced sharp challenges from a defense lawyer Friday.
"You're making up this whole story," Marine Capt. Craig Clark told the tearful 18-year-old during the second day of a court-martial for Staff Sgt. Joseph Dunzweiler. Dunzweiler, 25, is the last of three Marines to be prosecuted for allegedly having sex with potential recruits they met through the Ukiah, Santa Rosa and Novato recruiting offices.
They had sex in military cars, bathrooms and recruiting offices, according to testimony at the court- martial being conducted at the Marine Recruit Depot in San Diego.
Dunzweiler, who could be imprisoned and given a bad conduct discharge if he's convicted, also is charged with providing alcohol to applicants, lying to Marine investigators and asking others to lie for him.
The woman who testified Friday was 17 at the time of their alleged encounters, but Dunzweiler isn' t charged with having sex with a minor because 16 is the age of consent in the military.
All of the women have said the sex was consensual. However, the 18-year-old testified Thursday and again Friday that Dunzweiler coerced her, telling her she had to have sex with him if she wanted to become a Marine. It was a contradiction lost on the witness, but not on Clark.
"It was consensual even though you felt threatened by Sgt. Dunzweiler?" he asked.
"Yes," the woman said.
The woman, who decided not to join the Marines, acknowledged other contradictions in her statements over the course of the investigation, which became public in February. She told Ukiah police that Dunzweiler never threatened her or forced her to have sex with him, and she initially denied to Marine investigators that she'd had sex with him.
"You're lying (now) about the fact Dunzweiler ever had sex with you," Clark said. The teenager said she lied initially to protect Dunzweiler but is now telling the truth because she said what he did was wrong. Dunzweiler has denied having sex with any potential recruits or providing alcohol. Clark contends the 18-year-old and another Marine recruit with whom Dunzweiler allegedly had sex conspired with other prosecution witnesses to lie about him. He said the woman's motives include a desire for attention and a plan to sue the Marine Corps, noting she has a lawyer who has been attending the court-martial.
She denied the charges. Her lawyer, Barry Vogel of Ukiah, declined to comment. Clark said the other woman Dunzweiler allegedly had sex with wanted revenge, partly because she was obsessed with him and he'd scorned her. Clark produced cell phone statements provided by Dunzweiler indicating she sent 90 text messages to Dunzweiler, which he ignored. However, Maj. Henry Brezillac, the prosecutor, produced contradictory cell phone records that indicated Dunzweiler did respond.
She and several other women who allegedly had sex with Marines also have admitted lying to military investigators at the start of the investigation. Brezillac contends they lied at the beginning and told the truth later. He noted that none voluntarily spoke with investigators, who were tipped by a Marine who is the ex-boyfriend of one of the women.
The defense arguments are nearly identical to those used to defend Sgt. Brian Fukushima, 26, who was convicted last week by a military jury of one of three counts of having sex with potential recruits. Fukushima was demoted one rank, his pay was docked $1,000 and he was restricted to base for 30 days. A third Marine admitted guilt and was punished administratively. Dunzweiler's court-martial resumes Monday and is expected to continue through Wednesday.
By GLENDA ANDERSON
THE Santa Rosa PRESS DEMOCRAT
A Zimbabwean woman was electrocuted and her lover burnt on his hands while having sex in an electricity substation in Zimbabwe's second city Bulawayo, the New Ziana news agency reported on Friday.
The woman "believed to be a prostitute, was electrocuted while being intimate with her boyfriend," the news agency said, quoting a witness.
Owen Phiri said he heard a loud bang coming from the substation around 7:30 am and "rushed to investigate".
Screams were heard inside the substation and when Phiri opened a door, he discovered the badly burnt woman, still alive, with her partner.
She died shortly afterwards.
A 21-year-old man was slightly burnt on his hands and taken in for questioning by the police, while electricians from the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) were checking for damage inside the substation, which had been left unlocked.A security guard was electrocuted three years ago while having sex with a prostitute inside an electricity substation at a shopping centre in Chitungwiza, 25 kilometres south-east of Harare.
The $10.9 million London Academy of Sex and Relationships hopes to teach an estimated 600,000 visitors a year how to become expert lovers. Exhibitions will explain sexual chemistry and help with problems people find difficult to discuss.
Dr Sarah Brewer, director of exhibits, said important issues would be covered in an exciting, amusing yet educational way. A spokesman for the exhibition, at the Trocadero in Central London, said titillation was not the goal.
Saturday, October 08, 2005
Actress Jessica Alba confessed during a TV show that she has been proposed many times to have sex with the movie directors, while auditioning for roles.
Jessica, 24, invited on US TV show Tonight With Jay Leno, told the host that she received sex proposals during auditions, but refused every time, because she didn't want to see them in the morning, much less every day during filming.
She revealed: "Of course I've been asked. But from a really crass point of view, if I just want to fuck somebody, I don't really want to see him in the morning, much less every day during filming."
The actress also revealed that if she doesn't like the actor with whom she has to shoot some kissing scenes, she thinks of her dog.
She explained: "I could have sexual chemistry with vinegar.
When you're making a movie with an actor, either it's someone you want to sleep with or you're thinking of someone you want to sleep with or you're thinking of your dog. I think of Sid and Nancy, my pugs."
Jessica Biel has been proclaimed "the sexiest woman alive" by Esquire magazine. The actress dons the cover of Esquire's November issue, following last year's honoree, Angelina Jolie, the Associated Press reported.
The 23-year-old Biel, who began as a teenager on the family TV series "7th Heaven," plays a supporting role in the upcoming "Elizabethtown" and starred earlier this year in "Stealth."
"It seemed like it would be great — having named Anglina Jolie sexiest woman of the year last year — to try to come up with somebody who was on everyone's radar screen, but who was also fresh," said Esquire editor-in-chief David Granger. "It just seemed like Jessica Biel's moment."
The magazine also picks a woman for three older age brackets: the Chinese actress Gong Li, 39; the 47-year-old Sharon Stone; and Rene Russo, 51.
"It's easy to appreciate womanhood without any consideration of age," Granger says. "Youth isn't the automatic turn-on it used to be."
Friday, October 07, 2005
An infamous swimming pool-based clinch from the much-criticised 1995 film 'Showgirls' received the dubious honour yesterday of being named the worst sex scene in the history of cinema.
Paul Verhoeven's film, starring Elizabeth Berkley and Kyle MacLachlan, was critically mauled on its release, to the extent that it is now viewed by some as a cult classic.
Empire film magazine named a scene in which Berkley and MacLachlan couple energetically in a swimming pool as the worst sex scene of the many hundreds it surveyed.
"It's supposed to be the best sex in the world but, as Berkley thrashes around in the water, it looks more like the first ten minutes of 'Jaws'," said the British-based magazine.
Second place was awarded to 'Damage', a 1992 European art-house film starring Jeremy Irons as a lawmaker who has an illicit affair with his son's fiancee, Juliette Binoche.
Among the increasingly unorthodox love scenes is one in which Irons's character expresses his feelings by banging his lover's head on the floor.
"How such quality people cooked up such a farrago is a mystery to rival the Bermuda Triangle," was Empire's verdict.
In third was 2002's 'Killing Me Softly', a flop criticised perhaps even more than 'Showgirls', starring Joseph Fiennes and Heather Graham.
Lit by a roaring fireplace, the scene has Fiennes's character, a mountaineer, use his climbing ropes to choke Graham during their love-making.
The scene was "ridiculous in the extreme", said Empire, notably "the intense concentration on Fiennes' face".
Other titles in the top 10 include Madonna's 1993 potboiler 'Body of Evidence', where she drips hot candle wax on Willem Dafoe, and part of recent Ben Affleck-Jennifer Lopez flop 'Gigli'."Unfeasibly bad, the pair, while sexy as hell on their own, together here couldn't generate enough heat to toast bread," the magazine complains.
The alleged offence occurred at Rawlpindi, bordering Pakistans capital city of Islamabad.
According to a news release from the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA), Sara Tabasum escaped two weeks later while she was being transported to a new location. APMA reported Tabasum managed to jump out of the vehicle and escape while it was on a busy road. Although the youngster was pursued, she still managed to reach her family.
In the last week of June, APMA reported, according to Tabasum and her family members, Perveen Bibi, a Muslim woman and her husband Babar, rented an apartment next to Tabasums house. Both families shared a single bathroom and main entrance door, APMA said.
It soon became evident to Tabasums family, APMA reported, by the amount of strangers coming and going that their new neighbors owned a brothel.
Tabasums mother and other neighbors complained to the owner of the apartment complex about the activities reportedly being carried on by their new neighbors. As a result, APMA reported, Bibi and her husband were ordered to immediately vacate the apartment. When Bibi found out that Tabasums mother had complained, she warned her that here would be consequences for her actions.
Bibi and her husband, APMA reported, moved their business to another area of the city.
On Sept. 5, APMA stated, Tabasum went out late one night to buy some loaves of bread. She was reportedly abducted by her former neighbors and two other men. According to APMA, "They put a piece of cloth soaked in some intoxicant on her mouth, after which she fainted."
When Tabasum regained consciousness she found herself in Bibis house, where three men reportedly including Babar Bibi, raped her.
Tabasum was reportedly told that by Perveen Bibi that she could be "saved" if she embraced Islam and married one of Perveens Muslim brothers.
According to APMA, "On refusing, Sara was beaten badly during captivity and shifted to another house ... where five persons raped her. She was repeatedly asked by Perveen and other men to embrace Islam and recite [the] Islamic creed to save herself from the misery. Perveens husband Babar even told her that they [had] killed her brother Suleman, and her mother [had] also embraced Islam. [With that in mind], it would be better for her to become [a] Muslim now, otherwise she could be killed or made [a] 'prostitute."
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
From 1943 to 1999, the percentage of young women who approved of premarital sex climbed from 12 percent to 73 percent. That compared to the attitudes of young men, which went up from 40 percent to 79 percent.
Young women defined as "sexually active" increased from 13 percent to 47 percent during the same period, and the age for first experiencing sexual intercourse dropped from 19 to 15.
"The change in young women's beliefs about premarital sex was enormous," the study's co-author, Jean Twenge, said yesterday.
Researchers at San Diego State combed through 530 surveys involving 269,649 young people aged 12-27. The participants were evenly divided between regions of the country. About half came from what the school called "ethnically diverse" backgrounds.
The study also found that acceptance of oral sex had shown a strong increase.
Between 1969 and 1993, men engaging in oral sex grew from 48 percent to 72 percent, while women climbed from 42 percent to 71 percent.
"In previous generations, oral sex was considered disgusting," said Twenge, a psychology professor. "Now young people see it as another way of being sexual. It's also part of the general trend of sexual behavior moving away from marriage and reproduction and toward pleasure."
The study was co-authored by Brooke Wells, a former SDSU graduate student now at the City University of New York. It appears in the latest issue of the Review of General Psychology.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Clarence A. Nichols, 49, of Lynn, Mass., was charged with a first-degree criminal sexual act, a felony punishable by a maximum term of 25 years.
Nichols met the girl in an Internet chat room in July, said Det. Sgt. Thomas Groneman, and had several conversations with her online and by telephone, Groneman said. Nichols arranged to meet the girl on Saturday at the South Shore Mall in Bay Shore, Groneman said. Groneman did not release the name of the girl, but said, "There was no way you could mistake her for anything other than a child. "
Nichols took the girl to the Holiday Inn Express on Express Drive South in Hauppauge and assaulted her, Groneman said. The girl then went home and told her mother, who then took the girl to a local hospital where officials called police.Nichols was arrested at 2:10 a.m. yesterday at the hotel, arraigned in Central Islip and held in the Suffolk County jail in Riverhead on $20,000 cash bail. He is not listed on any sex offender registries, Groneman said.
Sydney, AUS - Australian medical researchers find that blockbuster movies lack safe sex messages. The motion picture industry’s most profitable movies released since HIV was first isolated in the early 1980s are nearly devoid of discussion of safe sex practices, according to Australian researchers who have studied the films.
“We analyze the portrayal of sex and drug use in the most popular movies of the last 20 years using the Internet Movie Database,” said the researchers in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, where the findings were reported. “There was only one suggestion of condom use, which was the only reference to any form of birth control.”
The movie industry is big business, with the top 200 films of all time grossing more than $70 billion in box office receipts alone.
The researchers from the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales, in Australia, looked at movies from this list released after 1983, when HIV was first isolated. Ignoring animated and PG-rated movies, they reviewed 87 movies that portrayed 53 “sex episodes.”
Only Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts, mentioned condom use. Basic Instinct, which had box office sales of more than $350 million, contained six sex scenes with no birth control measures or public health consequences mentioned.
American Pie 2, which took in more than $270 million, contains seven sex scenes, all with new partners and no birth control measures.
“The study showed there were no references to important consequences of unsafe sex such as HIV transmission, spread of STDs, or unwanted pregnancy,” said Hasantha Gunasekera, the lead author of the paper and a research fellow in children’s health at Sydney University.
“The social norm being presented in movies is concerning given the HIV and illicit drug pandemics in developing and industrialized countries,” added Dr. Gunasekera. “The motion picture industry should be encouraged to depict safer sex practices and the real consequences of unprotected sex and illicit drug use.”
Dr. Gunasekera argues that lucrative product placement deals are a good indication that the behavior shown on film is imitated by viewers in their daily lives. “Despite the magnitude of the HIV/AIDS problem, only around half of American men who have sex with men and who use injected drugs report that they always use a condom,” said the paper.
Sunday, October 02, 2005
The official 'Sex, irrespective of disability' campaign pays sex workers to provide sex once a month for disabled people.
The legal guidelines advise: "It could be of great importance that the carer speaks to the prostitute together with the person in their care, to help them express their wishes."
But opposition parties have attacked the regulations, claiming it is an immoral way of spending tax-payers' money.
Social-Democrat spokesperson Kristen Brosboel said: "We spend a large proportion of our taxes rescuing women from prostitution. But at the same time we officially encourage carers to help contact with prostitutes."
But Stig Langvad of the country's Disabled Association said the politicians critical of the plan are showing "double standards".
He said: "The disabled must have the same possibilities as other people. Politicians can debate whether prostitution should be allowed in general, instead of preventing only the disabled from having access to it."
Authorities in Belgium launched a rescue operation after a couple were spotted 'struggling' in the sea - only to find they were making love.
The alert was raised after a man from De Panne spotted the couple with his binoculars and contacted the coastguard, reports Het Nieuwsblad.
A Sea King rescue helicopter from a military base in Koksijde, a lifeboat and local police officers were all drafted in to help the couple.
But when the two swimmers were finally 'rescued' they complained there was nothing wrong with them and they had never been in any danger.
The 23-year-old girl, from Waterloo, was wearing only her partner's boxer shorts while the man, also 23, was completely naked.
The Pet Love motel, in Sao Paulo, offers decorated rooms for pets to mate.
Las Ultimas Noticias reports that it is aimed at pet owners who are concerned for their animal's needs.
The rooms in the motel, at Barra Funda, are decorated in the same way as love motels for humans, with satin sheets, ceiling mirrors and lots of cushions.
A Pet Love spokesperson said: "Pets have needs and they also want some excitement."