Saturday, December 31, 2005

Masturbate For Peace

Well, people fight for world peace in very different ways. Some of them with wanking or masturbating. If you are one of them you can go to Masturbate For Peace website, sign in the petition against war and join the movement.

"Joining this movement is simple. Just masturbate in your own way, focusing your thoughts and energy towards love and peace. Encourage others to do the same. Also, please fill out the petition below and tell us how you intend to masturbate for peace. We will share the most thoughtful petitions on this site. This is an international movement for peace. So far we have received over 17,000 petitions from 91 countries and all 50 of the United States."

All the best and lots of good sex in the new 2006 from Sex - Dark Side Of The Moon.

Bad Santa And Other Naughty Movies

Aust. -- SEX, violence and a comedy called Bad Santa that details a conman's plot to rob department stores on Christmas Eve sparked hundreds of complaints to the nation's censorship board.

The Office of Film and Literature Classification has revealed that it investigated 669 complaints in 2004-05, compared with 361 in 2003-04.

Computer games sparked the highest volume of complaints, with 153 submissions urging a new (R18+) classification be introduced to allow games involving more sex, drugs and violence.

Federal Attorney-General Philip Ruddock also intervened to demand a tougher classification than R18+ for the film Anatomie de l'enfer, which featured actual sex scenes, following a complaint from South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson.

A series of "misleading" reports that Nicole Kidman's movie Birth, rated MA15+, featured her in a sexual relationship with a minor also sparked anger.

The movie had Kidman playing the role of a wealthy widow who was planning to remarry before being confronted by a 10-year-old boy claiming to be the reincarnation of her husband.

OFLC director Des Clark said the board remained strongly committed to the principle of protecting children from material likely to disturb or harm them.

"It is inevitable that some films classified R18+ will be offensive to some sections of the adult community," he said. "However, there are appropriate safeguards in place to ensure that children are not exposed to these films.

"Few complaints were received from consumers who had viewed these films, although a significant number were received from those who apparently had not."

Most of the complaints related to the movie Closer, a tale of adultery starring Julia Roberts and Jude Law and rated MA.

Parents also complained about sex and violence in Bad Santa, an MA-rated comedy starring Angelina Jolie's ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton, and about the violence in the children's film The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie.

The classification board's annual report also revealed it banned almost 20 films or publications because they involved incest fantasies, child pornography, rape, sexual violence and offensive fantasies or fetishes.

The Gore Gore Girls movie was refused classification in Australia as a result of excessive and sexualised violence.

There were almost 100 complaints over videos and DVDs for sale or hire, including concerns that the MA15+ classification for Lost in Translation, House of 1000 Corpses and Texas Chainsaw Massacre was too low.

Parents also complained that film trailers to promote Star Wars: Episode III were shown before children's films.

The OFLC also refused classification for the computer games Singles Flirt Up Your Life and Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude because of sexual activity.

The computer game Narc was banned because of drug use related to an incentive or a reward.

Written by Samantha Maiden

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Sexual Attitudes Today And In 1950s

A new survey illustrates there have been distinct changes in our sexual behavior and attitudes over the last fifty years. The researchers say that those changes have been considerably more marked among women than men. Conducted by the Economic & Social Research Council in the U.K., the survey found there has been a progressive reduction in the age at which sexual intercourse first takes place and an increase in the proportion of young people who have had sexual intercourse before the age of consent. For men and women reaching sexual maturity in the 1950s, the average age at first intercourse was 20 and 21 respectively; by the mid-1990s, it was 16 for both sexes. Mirroring this trend, the proportion of young people who were sexually active before the age of 16 has increased. At the end of the twentieth century, a quarter of young women had intercourse before the age of consent compared with less than 1 percent of those becoming sexually active in the 1950s. The researchers said the gap between the sexes has been narrowing over time, and by the 1990s had closed.

Although there is convergence of men and women's age at first intercourse, there remain important differences in the experience of the event. Women are twice as likely as men to regret their first experience of intercourse and three times as likely to report being the less willing partner. For women becoming sexually active in the 1950s, the majority lost their virginity to their husband or fiancé, though only a minority of men lost their virginity to their wife or fiancée. Nearly 40 percent of women and 14 percent of men born in the early 1930s married before having sexual intercourse and a further 14 percent of women and 6 percent of men were engaged to be married before doing so. By the 1990s, fewer than 1 percent of men and women had their first experience of sex with someone they were married or engaged to, and the gender differences had all but vanished.

Sowing wild oats was still in evidence with men being more likely to report large numbers of partners and less likely to report having been monogamous. Yet while one partner for life is still a more common pattern for women, the proportion who had had only one partner halved between 1990 and 2000. At the same time, the proportion of women reporting concurrent relationships has increased.

The researchers said there has undoubtedly been a relaxation in social attitudes towards sexual behavior, particularly towards the sexual behavior of the young. Attitudes towards homosexual behavior, non-exclusive sexual relationships and sex outside of marriage have all softened over recent decades. The exception is monogamy as it seems the public are firmly in favor of sexual exclusivity. There is near universal condemnation of sexual relationships outside of regular ones, with the majority of people of both sexes - 80 percent - strongly disapproving of sex outside of marriage.

Sex Education Battle In Tampa - Florida

TAMPA, Fla., U.S -- The Hillsborough County, Fla., School Board is facing a battle over the issue of sex education. While district educators are stepping up efforts to teach HIV, AIDS and pregnancy prevention, the other side is promoting abstinence only, the Tampa Tribune reported.

That group includes A Woman's Place Ministries, a faith-based organization that has been sending speakers into Hillsborough schools since 1999. Lesley Bateman, director of prevention services for A Woman's Place, said she is concerned about the district's sex education policy, described as "abstinence plus" as opposed to abstinence only.

"My understanding is that they are teaching about condoms in a far more positive light than we would," Bateman told the newspaper. "Our view is, why would you really want to take that chance?" Lloyd Zimet, coordinator of wellness programs for Hillsborough schools, said some students are confused with differences in what the district is teaching and the message from Bateman's speakers.

Bateman confirmed her speakers tell students: "For most STDs, condoms don't protect." Zimet and others said that message alone could cause sexually active students to use no protection, figuring it doesn't matter.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

Christchurch Sex Worker Raped And Murdered

A man accused of abducting, raping and murdering a Christchurch sex worker (pc name for prostitutes) earlier this month has made another appearance in the Christchurch District Court.

The lawyer for the 28-year-old successfully argued that interim name suppression should continue, as a psychiatric report had not been completed. However, an order preventing publication of the victim's name was lifted, with consent from her family.

She was Anna Louise Wilson, 24.

Wilson's body was found in the Avon River following reports of a woman being repeatedly run over in a central city carpark and then dragged into the back of the vehicle.

The man accused of her murder has been further remanded in custody, to reappear in court in March.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Mature Ladies Have A Strong Interest In Sex

Queensland, AU -- Many women in their 70s retain a surprisingly strong interest in sex, early results from a survey indicate.

Queensland surveyor Judy Hardy-Holden said more than half the women aged in their 70s who had responded to a questionnaire smashed the stereotype that elderly women were over sex.

The new web-based survey for women aged over 55, at, related to libido, communication and sexual dysfunction and had so far garnered 30 responses.

"About 15 responses have been from women in their 70s and slightly more than half express the view that libido remains an important part of their lives," Ms Hardy-Holden said.

She said women seemed to express interest in sex because they either didn't have a partner or had one who "didn't feel up to it".

However, she admitted some were "quite happy to leave it behind".

"Some were not interested in the least, but many either wanted a partner or were happy with a partner," she said.

"Some have met partners in their 50s and 60s and were sexually fulfilled.

"One in particular, who is over 70, has a new partner and indicated that has been a significant factor in her renewed interest in her libido.

"Another one expressed that her husband wasn't interested in maybe looking at treatment for enhancing his responses - she would have liked to have had a more active sex life.

"It surprises me that so many women express this positive interest."

Ms Hardy-Holden, 66, said although sexual relations didn't actually have to feature intercourse, many older people considered it a "very important part of their intimate lives".

"It might not be as frequent as when they were 20, but it is still important," she said.

"It appears that women in their 70s have more of an interest and a more definite view of what they want than the 55 to 69-year-olds.

"It seems they might be engaging in it more than women younger with mortgages and family matters - it might just get washed under the table."

© 2005 AAP

Groupsex Officially OK In Canada

By Robert Melnbardis

MONTREAL (Reuters) - On a recent night out on the town, Michel and Chantal Delbecchi left their suburban Montreal home and drove to the L'Orage Club in the city's east end, where they had sex with a couple they had never met before.

The Delbecchis, husband and wife since 1978, are "echangistes," French for "swingers," who for the past 21 years have been visiting clubs like L'Orage (Thunderstorm) to have consensual sex in a group with one or more other people.

For future outings, they will no longer have to fear police will raid the club and arrest them for being in a "bawdy house," a place where prostitution or acts of public indecency take place.

In a landmark decision on Dec, 21, the Supreme Court of Canada lifted a ban on swingers' clubs, ruling that group sex among consenting adults is neither prostitution nor a threat to society.

The ruling sparked outrage, largely in English-speaking parts of Canada, where critics said it would erode limits on indecency or obscenity, encourage prostitution and even contribute to the corruption of minors.

In the mainly French-speaking and predominantly Catholic province of Quebec, however, the decision caused barely a ripple of adverse reaction. Newspaper editorialists fumed in Toronto, but largely yawned in Montreal.

Swingers across Canada cheered the ruling, especially those in Quebec, where adherents go to clubs not only to meet others like them, but also to have sex on the premises.

"It might make it easier for others interested in swinging to take the next step and visit a club," said Michel, 48, huddled next to Chantal, 43, on a sofa at the dimly lit L'Orage.

Michel, who works at an outlet of warehouse retailer Costco, and Chantal, on leave from her job at a school bus operator, said most swingers are not comfortable in the public spotlight.

"We have a few friends who were afraid to come out to a club because they were worried about how a raid might affect their work or family situation," said Chantal.

For L'Orage club owner Jean-Paul Labaye, the court ruling is vindication after a seven-year court battle that began with a 1998 police raid in which he and 40 of his patrons were arrested for being in a bawdy house.

"Everyone was shocked that we would be treated like bandits," said Labaye. "I vowed to defend myself and their cause if that was their desire and that is what I did."


Labaye, a portly and jovial 46-year-old native of France, said swingers celebrated the Supreme Court victory with a late-night party at L'Orage.

In an interview the next day at the club, temporarily housed at a venue which features "gang bang" Tuesday afternoons, Labaye apologised for not being able to show a reporter and photographer the upstairs rooms where groups have sex because the housekeeping service had not yet cleaned them.

The club is housed in an elegant but ageing two-story house on a busy street. The ground floor has mismatched sofas and chairs, scant lighting and framed photographs on the walls depicting scenes of mild sexual bondage.

The club has no licence to sell alcoholic beverages, but sports a small bar that offers coffee and caffeine-loaded soft drinks.

Labaye hopes a group of Florida investors will help him move into swankier digs, which in addition to the requisite private rooms will have something resembling a refined cigar lounge.

Club rules will be the same -- no illicit drugs or alcohol abuse, and when it comes to propositions for sex, a reply of no means no.

In the meantime, the swinger soirees will continue at L'Orage and at least two dozen similar clubs in Quebec, including one in Gatineau, just opposite the Ottawa River from the imposing stone hulk of the Supreme Court building.

Labaye and the Delbecchis, who have three adult sons, are preparing for important changes in their personal lives.

Labaye plans to marry his girlfriend in Paris in May.

As for Michel and Chantal, a 25-year-old woman has become their mutual lover and all three plan to move in together early next year. Despite that new relationship, the Delbecchis expect to continue exchanging sex partners in Quebec clubs.

Said Michel: "At the club, we have sex with people. At home, we make love."

292 Sex Offenders On Parole In New Zealand

More than 120 of nearly 300 sex offenders on parole are living in the lower half of the North Island.

The Corrections Department, sensitive about possible outrage if communities discover a convicted sex offender, has issued the figures but would not specify which towns the 292 offenders were paroled to. Regional breakdowns show Wellington has 33 offenders, Taranaki and Wanganui 34, Hawke's Bay and Gisborne 28 and Waiariki 28.

Sensible Sentencing Trust spokesman Garth McVicar said the department should identify where sex offenders lived because the shock of unwittingly finding a sex offender in a community was the catalyst for extreme or vigilante reactions.

A Christchurch woman was driven from her home this month after it was revealed that her brother, a convicted sex offender, might be granted home detention at her house. Residents of Blackball, on the West Coast, drove out a convicted paedophile in May, after he was identified.

Plans had to be scrapped last year to resettle serial sex offender Lloyd McIntosh after concerns about where he would be sent. Also in May, an intellectually handicapped man was driven out of Whitby, near Wellington, after a smear campaign wrongly labelled him a paedophile.

Mr McVicar was not surprised 292 sex offenders were on parole.

"I think the policy is absolutely wrong and you're going to have more of the reaction there recently was in Christchurch . . . I have every confidence in New Zealanders that if they know where these guys are going to be and if they know that every opportunity has been taken to rehabilitate them, the community will be more forgiving than what the Corrections Department thinks."

Mr McVicar said parole for sex offenders should be abolished, and such criminals should be made to attend treatment programmes while in jail.

In response to an Official Information Act request for the number and whereabouts of paroled offenders, the department supplied a list of regions where sex offenders were paroled.

Corrections' general manager of probation and offender services, Katrina Casey, said privacy exceptions allowed under the act applied.

"We believe there are no circumstances in the public interest . . . that would make desirable the release of information in the detail requested."

Giving out the information could also lead to breaches of name-suppression orders made to protect the identity of victims, she said.

Sex offenders on parole, by region: Taitokerau 12, Waitemata 22, Auckland 36, Manukau 17, Hamilton 27, Waiariki 28, Taranaki-Wanganui-Tararua 34, Hawke's Bay-Gisborne 28, Wellington 33, Nelson-Marlborough-West Coast 9, Christchurch 31, Dunedin-Invercargill 15.

Airplane "Sex Rage"

A COUPLE who forced a Jamaica-bound plane to land in Bermuda are facing a J$3.8 million bill.

The pair had attacked cabin crew who stopped them having sex, and now run the risk of national shame back in England after United Kingdom tabloid The Sun ran the story with an appeal for the public to name and shame them.

It said stunned passengers watched in horror as the randy couple attacked cabin crew after being told to return to their seats.

They shouted abuse and spat as they grappled with the British Airways staff who forced them back into their business class seats.

And despite being restrained with plastic handcuffs, the pilot decided he had no choice but to divert the Boeing 777 jet to Bermuda.

The airline said the jumbo jet, with 262 passengers aboard, left Bermuda an hour later without further incident after the two disruptive passengers had been removed.

The "sex rage" incident, as The Sun described it, began when they started drinking heavily on the 10-hour flight from Gatwick to Kingston, Jamaica, on Monday.


They joined the "mile-high club" in one of the toilets. But after their noisy passion was overheard by flight staff they were ordered out and went berserk.

A passenger said: "They were asked politely to return to their seats but went ballistic. They were shouting vile abuse and spitting at staff." Another said: "The captain tried to calm them down but they were just as abusive to him."

The couple, who were booked on a two-week holiday, were held by police in Bermuda and on Wednesday put on a flight back to Gatwick where they were arrested. Now the pair from Luton, England face being charged with air rage and the £34,000 cost of diverting the plane.

Bermuda Airport manager Jim Howes said: "It's always the joke among us pilots, and I am a pilot, about have you joined the mile high club?"

When asked if he had, Mr. Howes said: "I can't comment and you can quote me on that." Although he did say that on that long haul flight the couple had probably joined the seven-mile high club.

Asked if he had ever come across the phrase "sex rage" Mr. Howes said: "I can't say I have but I guess if they were caught by flight attendants in the flagrante delecto they would be a little perturbed by that."

Asked about the J$3.8 cost of the tryst Mr. Howes said: "I just hope it was worth it."

Monday, December 26, 2005

Sexy Bin Laden's Niece

For the full article, pick up the December issue of GQ.

Her uncle is the world's most wanted man and a byword for zealotry. Which makes these poses by Osama Bin Laden's niece either very brave or extremely foolish. Wafah Dufour, 26, is seen sprawled on a bed in lingerie, a feather boa and high heels. She stretches out her long limbs and throws back her hair in an attitude seemingly calculated to outrage Islamic traditionalists.

On a hot August afternoon, aspiring pop star Wafah Dufour walks into the media lunch hub Michael’s, in Midtown Manhattan. Accompanied by her publicist, Richard Valvo, the slender, exotic young woman with long dark hair in a high ponytail à la I Dream of Jeannie is dressed in a white tank top, green love beads, lacy miniskirt, and backless pumps. Conversations continue as heads look up to check her out.

Ms. Dufour passes by Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, who is lunching with designer Isaac Mizrahi, then stops at the next table to meet former Sony Music chairman Tommy Mottola and NBC head Jeff Zucker.

“You know Wafah bin Ladin?” Valvo asks the men loudly.

“Wafah Dufour,” she snaps, shooting him a look that’s more pleading than hostile.

The niece of the man who orchestrated the destruction of the World Trade Center seventy-eight blocks to the south has a point. After September 11, the name bin Laden (which is how it’s spelled when referring to Osama) turned radioactive, borderline satanic-by-association. It made her feel cursed, presumed guilty—made her wonder if it might keep her from ever getting a record deal. So she took her mother’s maiden name, Dufour, which makes for a better first impression, even though the bin Laden taint is always there.

Ms. Dufour, who’s vague about her age but almost certainly younger than 30, sits down at a good corner table and thanks me for helping her tell her story. “It’s really important for me,” she says with a French accent. “I was born in the States, and I want people to know I’m American, and I want people here to understand that I’m like anyone in New York. For me, it’s home.

“It’s really tough that I have to always explain myself,” she continues in a soft, husky voice. “It’s like every time I meet someone, I have to move a huge mountain that’s in front of me, and sometimes I get tired.”

The face is alluring (big dark eyes, long lashes, plump lips, caramel skin), but she looks wounded. And there’s something else. At first I can’t quite figure it out, but then it hits me: She looks a little like her uncle, albeit a waify ninety-eight-pound tiny-footed version. Sexy Osama! I hold that thought while I listen to her explain that she’s his half niece and one of hundreds of bin Ladens, most of whom are in Saudi Arabia, where she hasn’t been since she was 10. She has no contact with most of her relatives, including her father, doesn’t speak Arabic, has an American passport… The list goes on. “At the end of the day, I believe that the American people understand things and they have compassion and they see what’s fair,” she says. “They’re very fair, and that’s why I love America, and that’s why my mom loves America.”


Watching Porn Makes Your Sperm Better

Judy Skatssoon
ABC Science Online

Looking at pornographic images of men and women together can increase the quality of a man's sperm, a new study suggests. Pornography involving a woman alone or multiple women doesn't have the same effect.

Evolutionary biologist Professor Leigh Simmons of the University of Western Australia says the effect is based on an evolutionary process observed in animals known as sperm competition. This occurs when semen quality increases according to the perceived risk of another male fertilising a female.

"Males ejaculate more sperm, or sperm of better quality, when the risk of sperm competition [the probability that a female will mate with more than one male] is high," Simmons writes in the journal Biology Letters today.

Simmons says his research now shows that just looking at an image of another man in action is enough to register as a case of sperm competition, causing a compensatory adjustment in the viewer's semen.

"Our data show that image content can have an impact on men's semen quality," he says.

"We show that ... human males viewing images depicting sperm competition had a higher percentage of motile [efficiently moving] sperm in their ejaculates."

Simmons says previous Australian research sparked his interest in exploring this twist on sexual selection. These studies show sperm counts are higher if men are given pornographic material before in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedures.

Psychological studies also show that when men look at pornography depicting more than one person they prefer to see at least one more man.

"It seems that men like to see other men in these images," he says.

To test the theory, 52 heterosexual men aged 18 to 35 were shown two images over two separate days. One showed three women, the other a woman with two men.

Masturbatory samples of their sperm were then tested for the number of sperm per millilitre of ejaculate and sperm motility, or ability to swim, which is associated with the ability to fertilise an egg.

"We tested the evolutionary hypothesis that the men who viewed those sort of mixed sex images should have a higher semen quality if it was stimulating some innate evolved response to competition," he says.

"We found men viewing images containing both men and women had higher sperm motility in masturbatory ejaculate compared to men who were viewing images of just women alone."

It was not clear how pornography affected sperm count, he says.

A new fertility aid?

Simmons says the study needs replicating and it's too early to say whether looking at images of group sex involving men could be a useful tool in aiding fertility.

Other lifestyle factors are involved in fertility, he says, such as avoiding alcohol and drugs.

Dr Kylie de Boer, embryology director at Sydney IVF, says men involved in assisted reproduction are routinely provided with "light pornography" to assist them in producing semen.

But she doubts that viewing pornography, of any kind, would have a major impact on a man's ability to fertilise an egg.

"It's to help them with their arousal in what can be a stressful situation," she says. "The man's general health would perhaps be a more important factor in what [the quality of his sperm] is like."

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Is Superman Penis Too Big?

The new Superman film is turning out to be a bigger challenge then anticipated.

The problem is the size of the new Superman’s manhood…that is, his bulge is too big for cinema audiences. Producers are worried that Brandon Routh’s packet in the new film may put audiences off as it is massive.

Bosses on the film are considering using digital technology to cover up the lunchbox in the new film ‘Superman Returns’.

Speaking to The Sun, a source said: "It's a major issue for the studio. Brandon is extremely well endowed and they don't want it up on the big screen.

"We may be forced to erase his package with digital effects."

I think they should definitely leave it in…who is with me???


Friday, December 23, 2005

Vincent Galo Sperm For Sale

The indie film auteur apparently has offered to sell his sperm. For a Dr. Evil-esque $1 million. "Price includes all costs related to attempt at an in vitro fertilization," the listing on the merchandise wing on Gallo's official Website says.

Fertilization by Gallo the old-fashioned way will run the buyer an additional $500,000, the site says, unless the star thinks said buyer is smoking hot in which case the additional fee is waived. (We paraphrase.)

Naming rights are not included in the purchase--i.e., any baby produced from Gallo sperm may not be called a Gallo, the site says.

An email and phone call to the acting, writing, directing multihyphenate were not returned. Unknown, then, is whether the site's serious, whether Gallo has had any takers, and how he's planning to ship the merchandise.

According to Gerry McKiernan, spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, items such as sperm are indeed, as they say in the trade, "mailable."

"I would be very hesitant to say it happens all the time," McKiernan said Friday. "I would be very hesitant to say it doesn't happen."

In the supposedly anything-goes celebrity world, sperm sales are rare. Or at least they're not publicly advertised. Judging by a post on his Website, Gallo began peddling collectibles--previously worn clothes, signed movie posters, semen--last month. The sperm is listed under "Miscellaneous."

The site vows that the sperm is "100 percent guaranteed" to be of the loins of Gallo, best known for his 1998 art-house hit, Buffalo '66, and that said owner-operator of loins is "drug, alcohol and disease free."

The buyer is informed that Gallo is 5-foot-11, an award-winning athlete and motorcyle racer, a dashing 43 (with "a distinctively full head of hair and...surprisingly few gray hairs"), with no family history of physical deformities. Or, as the site puts it: "No cripples."

Oh, and there's one other thing: An eight-inch-long penis. According to the site, Gallo has one.

"If you have seen Brown Bunny, you know the potential size of the [baby's] genitals if it's a boy," the site says. "I don't know how a well-hung father can enhance the physical makeup of a female baby, but it can't hurt."

If the buyer hasn't seen The Brown Bunny--it received an extremely limited release in 2003--it's now on DVD. Gallo's penis shares a scene with Chloë Sevigny at the end of the movie--the film's climax.
Um, really...

Following The Brown Bunny's disastrous premiere at the 2003 Cannes International Film Festival, critic Roger Ebert declared the movie "the the history of the festival." Gallo responded by cursing Ebert, and wishing prostate cancer on him. (Ebert was treated for a cancerous tumor of the saliva gland later that year. And a year after that, he awarded a three-star review to a recut Brown Bunny.)

In a 2004 interview with The Onion's A.V. Club, Gallo described his cruel remarks about Ebert as "partly humorous," and offered that he thought the reviewer was a "beautiful, interesting person." Given that, perhaps the more incendiary sperm-sale copy on Gallo's site should not be taken at face value. Then again, humor does fail some when it comes to race and Nazis.

On the merchandise site, it's stated that Gallo "maintains the right to refuse the sale of his sperm to those of extremely dark complexions."

"Though a fan of Franco Harris, Derek Jeter and Lena Horne," the site says, "Mr. Gallo does not want to be part of that type of integration."

But wait, there's more: The Gallo site offers a $50,000 sperm discount to anyone--well, any female--who can prove she's naturally fair-haired and blue-eyed, and/or related to "any of the German soldiers of the mid-century."

Gallo's reproductive offer, however, does not rule out Jewish buyers, and, in fact, encourages them. It's said that the actor would consider his potential offspring's Jewish heritage a bonus, as this would "guarantee [the child] a better chance at good reviews and maybe even a prize at the Sundance Film Festival."

No word if the $1 million covers shipping and extremely cautious handling.


"Hot White Cum" By Liz Phair

I have recently heard a song from Liz Phair called "H.W.C" or Hot White Cum. Liz Phair a critics darling, one must listen to her debut album to see what all the fuss is about. Combining a unique and often off key vocal approach with extremely frank lyrics about sex presented something new and different in alternative female artistry. More than just shock value, the music stands on its own sincerity. Starting with her homemade Girly Sounds tapes, much of the material from her early demos ended up on her first and second albums. Her third and fourth albums became a different story as she wrote of happiness in being a wife and new mom and consequently the realities of being a single mother. Her growth as an artist and an individual affect her music so vividly that as more time passes, Phair has matured from punk princess into rock goddess for the alternative nation. And now the lyrics:


Give it to me, don't give it away
Don't think about what the others say
My skins getting clear, my hairs so bright
All you do is fuck me every day and night

You're my secret beauty routine
Na, na, na, na, what my body has seen
I am lookin' good and I'm feeling nice
Baby you're the best magazine advice

Gimme your hot white cum
Gimme your hot white cum

I'm gonna pull you back down between the sheets
Everything is fresher when the day is sweet
In the morning light when you're already on the phone

Face it, one of these days
Without you I'm just another Dorian Gray
It's the fountain of youth
It's the meaning of life
So hot, so sweet, so wet my appetite

Gimme your hot white cum
Gimme your hot white cum

Face it, one of these days
Without you I'm just another Dorian Gray
It's the fountain of youth
It's the meaning of life
Baby you're the best magazine advice

Gimme your hot white cum
Gimme your hot white cum

Your hot white cum

H.w.c. lyrics remain the property of Liz Phair . The album Liz Phair is the property of Liz Phair .

No Nude Beaches In Queensland?

Queensland, AU -- The Wide Bay has been buzzing with opinion on the Burnett Shire Council's recent decision to abandon their attempts to establish Queensland's first clothing-optional beach.

Here, Paul McCarragher shares his opinions on a spirited and sometimes emotional debate.

"My wife and I have been nudists for about 15 years and have seen many attempts by well meaning people to get a nude beach in Queensland, but always with the same result: no nude beach.

We are part of the fabric of society but as a group we have been discriminated against in this state for too long and it must stop.

Discrimination is illegal in Australia, and the failure of local and state governments to provide legal nude beaches for us and many tourists to enjoy is quite frankly against the law.

The "facts" as put by the opponents of nude beaches are nearly always erroneous or based on religious teachings and leanings.

Legal nude beaches have been a part of life in several Australian states and territories for many years without any problems, as most are strictly policed by the Nudist Associations; life guards are employed and people enjoy this lifestyle safe in the knowledge that they are being looked after.

Legal nude beaches and even nude towns are enjoyed overseas with many millions of dollars going their way in tourist revenue.

There are probably more countries that allow nudism than do not, so the statement that "many overseas countries do not allow public nudity" should be countered by "many overseas countries do allow public nudity."

The only trouble that has occurred is when clothed people go out of their way to make it; the so-called ‘undesirables’ are usually clothed persons who for some reason think that the unclothed body is a licence to behave in an uncivilised and disgusting manner.

The majority of nudists are not Greek Gods or Goddesses but just average people with all the lumps and bumps of life, some have major scarring from surgeries or accidents, some are thin, fat, short, tall, black, white, yellow - if fact a cross section of society who are all treated the same as the next when nude.

We are, in fact, more harmonious together than most clothed beaches or gatherings.

The gist of what I am trying to say is that we Nudists are just like anybody else except that we accept the human body for what it is, a marvel of creation, not something to snigger at because of guilt, fear or both."

- Paul McCarragher (

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Fathered Kids to 14-Year-Old Twins

Queensland,AU -- A Mother who allowed her underage twin daughters to have four children to the same man has defended his actions.

The woman blames her daughters, aged 14 at the time the love triangle began, for the bizarre relationship that took place under her roof for several years in a town hear the Queensland coast.
No names or details can be given to protect the children involved.

"The father was a good man, he still is," says woman, 43, who now lives in Brisbane. "My girls were nothing but trouble, they were sexually active and fighting over him. They fought for his attention and one of themalways came out of it with a black eye. He's just a man who didn't know what he was in for. He was overwhelmed.

According to their mother, the girls shared the man after he moved into a workshop under her rental home in late 1995. There, the teenagers vied for then 18-years-old affections. The twins each had two children to him. Three of the babies arrived when they were 14 and 15, the fourth at 18.

"He was homeless when we met him, I think a girlfriend of mine introduced him and he moved in as a kind of lodger," said twins' mother, who has four other children. She daid that "strong-willed" sisters, now aged 23 and living elsewhere, "swapped and changed", sharing the man's attention. The relationships turned sour in 2003 when custody of two of the children was awarded to the father. One of the girls turned on the father in a bid to regain custody of her girl and boy.

"One of my girls decided he'd stolen her childhood so she went to the police and they charged him," the mother said. "Then the police charged me."

The man was sentenced to nine years' jail after pleading guilty to charges of maintaining a sexual relationship with minors. But the twins' mother refused to turn her back on the man. Instead she wrote a strongly-worded letter which was read in the Queensland Court of Appeal. The later stated the twins were "uncontrollable".

"He was just a kid and other guys they ran around with would not have stuck around like he did."

Her daughters had chased him with great intensity, he was a fantastic father who worked to provide for his families and both twins often left their children with him "to suit they party schedule."

The appeal court recently reduced the sentence to five years, with a recommendation the father be released with supervision after 18 months. He cold be released in 8 months.


Naked Train Driver

London, UK -- A train driver has been sacked after stripping off while at the controls of a 200 km/h express. The driver is thought to have used his mobile phone to take a naked picture of himself on a Sheffield to London train he was operating for Midland Main Line, then sent the picture to a fellow employee who alerted bosses.

"The driver has now been dismissed. Safety is and always will be, our main priority." a company spokeswoman said.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Group Sex - Threat To Society?

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadians who attend "swingers clubs" to have sex in groups with strangers will learn on Wednesday whether they can keep doing so in peace or are considered a threat to society.

The Supreme Court of Canada will rule in the case of two Montreal men who ran separate swingers clubs and were found guilty under the country's Criminal Code of "operating a bawdy house". The judgement is due at 9:45 a.m. (2:45 p.m. British time).

The accused say the group sex posed no harm to the general public because it took place behind closed doors.

"These were consenting people -- people who were members and had access to the place. It was a private place ... and that's why we think we'll win," Josee Ferrari, lawyer for one of the accused, told Reuters on Tuesday.

Her client, Jean-Paul Labaye, ran the L'Orage (Thunderstorm) club where people paid C$200 (97 pounds) for membership. A separate room, equipped with mattresses, was set aside for those members who wanted to have group sex or watch what was going on.

Labaye was fined C$5,000 on the grounds that his club had caused "social harm" and that the group sex had been degrading, dehumanising and anti-social, as well as risking the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, according to court documents.

The other defendant is James Kouri, owner of the Coeur a Corps (Heart to Body) club where couples paid C$6 to enter and then moved to a dance floor. Every half hour, a black curtain descended around the floor and group sex occurred.

Both men turned to the appeals court in the province of Quebec, which upheld the case against Labaye but threw out Kouri's conviction on the grounds that the curtain meant no one present in the room was compelled to witness sexual acts.

The contradictory decisions by the Quebec court on two very similar cases means the case is now in the hands of the Supreme Court.

As there is no definition of indecency in the Criminal Code, the judges have to decide whether the group sex breached general standards of tolerance and went "beyond the rules of conduct necessary for the proper functioning of society."

The case has echoes of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, who moved to decriminalise homosexuality in 1969 on the grounds that "the state has no place in the bedrooms of the nation".

Joseph Arvay, a lawyer for the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, told Reuters the state should not try to impose its morality on sane, consenting adults.

"We believe this kind of activity ... is highly personal and private and in no way harms anybody else," he said.

"This is done behind closed doors, these places are well signed, people know what's going on inside, the activity is truly consensual. There is just no room for the criminalization of it."

Sperm Can Make You Happy

Semen makes you happy. That's the remarkable conclusion of a study comparing women whose partners wear condoms with those whose partners don't.

The study, which is bound to provoke controversy, showed that the women who were directly exposed to semen were less depressed. The researchers think this is because mood-altering hormones in semen are absorbed through the vagina. They say they have ruled out other explanations.

"I want to make it clear that we are not advocating that people abstain from using condoms," says Gordon Gallup, the psychologist at the State University of New York who led the team. "Clearly an unwanted pregnancy or a sexually transmitted disease would more than offset any advantageous psychological effects of semen."

Suicide attempts

His team divided 293 female students into groups depending on how often their partners wore condoms, and assessed their happiness using the Beck Depression Inventory, a standard questionnaire for assessing mood. People who score over 17 are considered moderately depressed.

The team found that women whose partners never used condoms scored 8 on average, those who sometimes used them scored 10.5, those who usually used them scored 15 and those who always used them scored 11.3. Women who weren't having sex at all scored 13.5.

What's more, the longer the interval since they last had sex, the more depressed the women who never or sometimes used condoms got. But the time since the last sexual encounter made no difference to the mood of women who usually or always used condoms.

The team also found that depressive symptoms and suicide attempts were more common among women who used condoms regularly compared with those who didn't. The results will appear in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.

And Gallup told New Scientist that his team already has unpublished data from a larger group of 700 women confirming these findings. In this study, the always-use-condoms group were more depressed than the usually-use-condoms group, suggesting the discrepancy in the smaller study was a sampling error, he says.

Alternative explanations

But is it really the semen that affects women's mood? The researchers say they looked at alternative explanations such as whether women who seldom use condoms took oral contraceptives, how often they had sex, the strength of relationships, and the possibility that having a certain type of personality influenced the decision to use condoms. But none of these factors can explain their findings, they say.

In fact, the results aren't a complete surprise because semen does contain several mood-altering hormones, including testosterone, oestrogen, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinising hormone, prolactin and several different prostaglandins. Some of these have been detected in a women's blood within hours of exposure to semen.

The question many people will ask is whether oral sex could have the same mood-enhancing effects. "Since the steroids in birth control pills survive the digestion process, I would assume that the same holds true for at least some of the chemicals in semen," Gallup says.

"I understand that among some gay males who have anal intercourse, it is not uncommon to attempt to retain the semen for extended periods of time," he adds. "Suggesting, of course, that there may be psychological effects." But further research will be needed to confirm whether exposure to semen through oral or anal sex really does affect mood in heterosexual or homosexual partners.

But why should semen have such an effect? "It makes no sense to me for this phenomenon to have evolved," says Satoshi Kanazawa, an evolutionary psychologist at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. But Gallup counters that men whose semen promotes long-term mood enhancement might have more chances to indulge in sexual activity.


Sunday, December 18, 2005

Cattrall's "Sexual Intelligence" On Sale Now

Sydney, AU -- TEETERING on Jimmy Choo heels, Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall sashayed through Sydney yesterday.

"I hope there is a little bit of Samantha Jones in all of us," said the actor famous around the globe for her sexy portrayal of the vampish New York babe, who turned toyboys into a must-have fashion accessory.

"Samantha was a definite sexual predator, but at the same time she was such a terrific gal: so courageous, so funny, so uniquely herself. Those are qualities I don't mind being associated with."

Cattrall, 49, was dressed in stilettoes and a traffic-stopping, orange, halter-neck dress to promote her second book, Sexual Intelligence, at David Jones yesterday.

She has promised to explore Australia's fashion houses and has requested Australian labels to wear for a television car commercial she will shoot in Sydney this week.

She urged her fans to explore their sexuality.

Cattrall said she was impressed with the quality of Australian men she met on her Qantas flight on Friday and planned to have to fun while in town.

"There is a real cheekiness that I respond to -- I think I'm going to have a very good time," she said.


Teri Hatcher Sweet Revenge

LONDON -- "Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher has accepted libel damages from a tabloid that claimed she regularly had sex with men in a van outside her home, her lawyer said Friday.

The Daily Sport, which published the story in July and again in August, agreed to pay "very substantial damages" and her legal costs, print a front-page apology and promised not to repeat the story, attorney Simon Smith said. The amount of damages was not disclosed.

David Hirst, representing the Daily Sport, said the tabloid admitted the articles were entirely false. "The defendant received the story from a source who it trusted, who in turn read the allegation elsewhere," Hirst said.

Hatcher, who was not in court, issued a statement saying she had "tolerated many ridiculous and fabricated lies and gossip in the tabloids" as something that "just comes with the territory of fame. But when a story appeared about me, insinuating that I am an irresponsible and neglectful parent, I had to draw the line."

When A Woman Rapes A Woman

A woman who prosecutors said was the ringleader in the attack and sexual assault on a 51-year-old woman was sentenced yesterday in Lucas County Common Pleas Court to 12 years in prison.

Jackie Alexander, 42, orchestrated the attack on the victim on March 7 and sexually assaulted her with a wooden club in "the most vile, horrible way," Judge Ruth Ann Franks said during sentencing.

Four other defendants, including Alexander's daughter, Deannah Portillo, and sister, Lavera Conley, assisted Alexander in stopping the victim from leaving the home.

Portillo, Conley, her daughter, Latrice Conley, and Tawanna Haney, a cousin of Alexander, cheered and urged on the defendant during the attack at 405 Hyatt Lane, where Alexander and Portillo lived.

The four were convicted of complicity in the commission of felonious assault and sentenced by Judge Gary Cook to three years in prison. They didn't take part in the assault.

The assault began about 2 p.m. that day when Alexander wrongly accused the victim of having a relationship with her boyfriend. She pushed her down a flight of stairs and grabbed a club from her daughter, repeatedly hitting the victim in the head, leg, face, and body.

Alexander then demanded that she remove her pants, beating her with the club until she complied, and then sexually assaulted her with the weapon five or six times.

Alexander pleaded guilty Oct. 17 to one count each of rape, kidnapping, and felonious assault; she withdrew a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.

The victim was present in court for the sentencing but did not make a statement.

A sexual offender classification hearing was held for Alexander, and Judge Franks determined she was a sexually oriented offender, which is the least restrictive category.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Naked Ex-Wife Photos Distributed As A Revenge

Johannesburg, S.A -- A man allegedly took revenge on his estranged wife by distributing explicit photographs of her in the small town where she had settled after leaving him.

Thousands of pamphlets with four photographs of the naked woman and an advertisement for sexual services were distributed in the streets of Parys in the Free State last week Monday.

The woman is clearly recognisable and her address appears on the pamphlets. "Put the pamphlet in my post box or bring it along to qualify for a 10% discount," the "advertisement" reads.

Four big photographs depicting the woman in different poses and dressed in lacy underwear and with a strategically placed ring surround the "advertisement".

The 39-year-old mother found out about the pamphlets when a member of the detective unit knocked on her door on Monday morning.

"I didn't know what to tell him. It was the biggest embarrassment imaginable. Many people know me. It's a small town," she said.

She recently moved to Parys after becoming estranged from her husband. She left him in February after they had been married for a year. "He lives in Richard's Bay and are in possession of the photographs."

She said many men stopped to peep through the windows since the pamphlets were distributed. "Some even come to ask for me at the gate. I am in an incredible mess."

The woman has a 14-year-old son who attends the local high school. She has had to remove an advertisement in which she offers her services as a typist to prevent further unpleasantness.

"It's very difficult for my son. I can't continue with my typing job, and it was our only source of income. I'm trying to hide my embarrassment. Those photographs haunt me. It's terrible."

Police are investigating charges relating to the Domestic Violence Act and crimen injuria.

Inspector Stephen Thakeng, spokesperson for Northern Free State police, said the investigation was at a sensitive stage. "The pamphlets were distributed everywhere in Parys. Some of them were even posted to residents. We have to find out who did it."

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Controversial Oral Sex Article Written By 10th Graders

COLUMBUS, Ind. U.S -- Controversy is brewing in Columbus surrounding the topic of oral sex. It stems from an article written by students in Columbus North Triangle, a school newsmagazine.

The publication contains a section that talks about oral sex. It includes statistics, definitions and student interviews. The topic has students reading every word, Indianapolis station WRTV-TV reported.

"More students have talked about that article than anything else the paper has written," student Peter Fleming said. There are four pages in all, written by a student staff. Some adults think the article goes too far.

"I think the person who allowed that to go through should be dismissed by the school corporation," said Columbus resident Mike Lovelace.

Columbus North principal David Clark said he trusts the student journalists' judgement - that this was an important topic among students that needed to be discussed.

"I didn't say you can't do it. I didn't say you shouldn't do it. I think it was a trust," Clark said.

Clark admitted he was uncomfortable with the article at first, but said research shows that oral sex has become more and more popular among young people.

"You got a whole generation of kids with that whole mental attitude, well that's no big deal we can do it. There's no attachment," Clark said. "Let's go to lunch. Let's have oral sex. Let's go back to math class."

Clark said the article focuses on providing education about oral sex and sexually transmitted diseases.

Some students talk about why they're abstaining from sex in the article. The news magazine's adviser said some parents don't recognize that many kids are engaging in risky behavior and students need to know the dangers.

"The audience is a student audience," said journalism adviser Kim Green. "Even if adults aren't talking about this, kids are."

Clark expects there will be discussion about this issue at the next school board meeting, but he said no guidelines were broken and he doesn't expect any action to be taken.

More Sex Between Female Teachers And Teenage Boys

This news is several months old but I really wanted to include this lady into my collection of female teachers that had sex with teenage boys.

CHICAGO,U.S -- A teacher's aide in Northwest Indiana is in jail Saturday morning after confessing to having sexual contact with several of her teenaged students, NBC5 reported.

According to a story Saturday morning in the Northwest Indiana Times, Amber Marshall, 23, allegedly had sexual contact, including intercourse, with several students.

The teenagers were in a special education class at Hebron High School. Marshall faces six felony counts, NBC5 reported. Police said the abuse had been going on for the last year.

Investigators said Marshall turned herself in on Friday, telling police that she knew what she did was wrong and against the law, NBC5 reported. Marshall's bond is set at $75,000.

Cyberspace Hugs

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore scientists looking for ways to transmit the sense of touch over the Internet have devised a vibration jacket for chickens and are thinking about electronic children's pyjamas for cyberspace hugs.

A wireless jacket for chickens or other pets can be controlled with a computer and gives the animal the feeling of being touched by its owner, researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) told Monday's edition of The Straits Times.

The next step would be to use the same concept to transmit hugs over the Internet, it said.

"These days, parents go on a lot of business trips, but with children, hugging and touching are very important," the paper quoted NTU Associate Professor Adrian David Cheok as saying.

NTU is thinking of a pyjama suit for children, which would use the Internet to adjust changes in pressure and temperature to simulate the feeling of being hugged. Parents wearing a similar suit could be "hugged" back by their children, the paper said.

Now I am 100% sure that if this invention comes to life, it will be used for much naughtier things than ordinary hugs for pets and kids.

Amish Man Lost Thousands In Sex Scam

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A 75-year-old Amish widower, afraid his church community would find out about him seeking sex from a prostitute, was scammed out of more than $67,000 from the prostitute and her boyfriend, a prosecutor says.

Jake Byler of Burton Township gave the pair the money because they had convinced him that photos of Byler and the prostitute would appear on the Internet, county prosecutor David Joyce said.

Kimberly M. Webber, 35, and Patrick T. Lansdowne, 41, of Cleveland, were indicted Tuesday on six felony charges, including extortion, theft from an elderly person and burglary.

Both remained jailed on Wednesday and could not be reached for comment. If convicted, each faces a possible sentence of two to eight years in prision.

Authorities said Byler was seeking sex when he responded to a newspaper ad and was referred to Webber, who met with him about six times beginning in early 2004.

"He made a few errors in judgment, but he certainly didn't deserve what happened to him," Joyce said.

Joyce said Byler's bank, suspicious about large withdrawals from his account this year, notified his son and daughter-in-law, who had power of attorney. The daughter-in-law contacted the sheriff's department, which eventually got Byler to reveal what was happening.

He told detectives that Lansdowne had convinced him that someone broke into his rural home east of Cleveland and installed a camera in the bedroom.

Lansdowne said he knew a man who would get rid of the pictures for money. Byler tapped into his accounts, took out a loan and gave the pair cash he had stored in his home.

"When he realized he was getting duped he actually broke down and started to cry," Joyce said Wednesday. "He thought these guys were friends and helping him get the pictures off the Internet."

A deacon at Byler's church helped videotape Webber receiving Byler's final $500 payment, authorities said. After Webber received the money, deputies stopped the car she was riding in and arrested her.

Two men accused of being accomplices — Stanley D. Roy, 42, of Cleveland, and George C. Steffen, 63, of Brunswick — were charged with theft and receiving stolen property.

There was no telephone listing for Steffen.

Roy said he drove Webber to Byler's house so the two could meet for sex, but assumed Byler was Webber's "sugar daddy."

"He didn't seem to be doing anything against his will," Roy told The Plain Dealer.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Dressing Too Sexy May Cost You A Job

Brisbane, AU -- Queensland women are increasingly wearing clothes to work that are to flimsy, too sexy and too casual and they are jeopardizing their careers because of it, says one major recruiter.

Rhyl Nayler, whose firm Nayler Business Solutions interviews 15,000 job candidates a year, said that men "Seem to get it more right than women". Ms Nayler said that almost 20% of the women she sees made obvious mistakes when dressing for interviews. These ranged from skimpy outfits to frilly or floral frocks in wispy fabrics and even "flip-flop" backless shoes. Ms Nayler agrees with a recent US study by Lawrence University in Wisconsin, which found that female managers who "dress sexily" are rated as less competent.

"But increasingly too many Queensland women are wearing more revealing clothes to work", she said. "This is encouraged by our summer lifestyle and relaxed work dress codes. But undressing or dressing sexily for an executive job is one of the fastest ways to lose credibility. "

"Very few employers ignore the issue of how a candidates presents," she said.

Source: The Courier Mall

Brisbane Police Officer Demanded Sex

Brisbane, AU -- A Brisbane police officer allegedly coerced a teenager into having sex with him in a return for dropping a traffic charge. The Queensland Police Service's Ethical Standards Command began investigating the allegations mid-year, as well as complaints from peers that the senior constable had sexually harassed them.

Government sources said the unlicensed teenager was directed to pull her car over and was told she could choose between having sex with the officer or the penalty of the traffic offence.

It is alleged the officer took the 17-year-old female driver and her female teenage friend back to an unmanned Police Beat Office. The other teenager was left alone at the office while the officer had sex with the friend, it has been claimed. Sources said the teenager formally complained about the incident but later recanted the story in fear for her safety.

In a statement to The Courier Mall, a spokesman for Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said: "Police have confirmed there have been sex allegations made against a senior constable from the Queensland Police Service. They will be treated seriously and investigated throroughly. Once finished, further results will be released."

The allegation comes as some female police officers continue to refuse to work with the officer. It is believed police stationed at the Brisbane station have been warned by senior officers not to speak out about the matter.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Psychiatrist Quits Over Sex Offender Controversy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. --With a repeat sex offender about to be released from prison after serving 16 years for raping a young boy, Gov. Don Carcieri directed state officials put him in a different institution: the state mental hospital.

Dr. Brandon Krupp, who ran the hospital's psychiatric services, opposed the plan, saying it would not protect the public and could put other patients at risk. When his protest went unheeded, he quit.

"Doctors aren't jailers," Krupp said in an interview shortly after leaving the job. "Hospitals aren't prisons."

Krupp's resignation is an extreme reaction to a growing problem: no one knows what do with sex offenders who seem likely to commit more crimes.

Seventeen states have laws that allow them to hold sex offenders who have completed their prison terms. More recently, governors in other states have tried to use mental health laws to keep sex offenders in psychiatric hospitals once their prison terms end.

New York Gov. George Pataki used his state's mental health law to order a dozen sex offenders held when their sentences ended. Doctors released one after a psychiatric review last month, but the others remain hospitalized while an appeals court reviews their case.

In Rhode Island, Carcieri directed state officials to commit Todd McElroy to the Eleanor Slater Hospital in October, shortly before he was due for parole on a 42-year sentence for kidnapping and raping a 10-year-old boy.

McElroy, who is schizophrenic, had been held for more than a year in the hospital's forensic unit, which has prison-like security. But Krupp says McElroy's schizophrenia is now under control, and he no longer belongs in a hospital.

As his parole date neared, McElroy moved voluntarily to a regular unit at the hospital while he awaits a court hearing to determine whether he will be freed. He shares a 16-bed, coed ward with patients who have done nothing wrong. He has access to a day room, nurses' station and the outside.

Krupp and other doctors say McElroy's confinement is a gross misuse of medical facilities. The Rhode Island Psychiatric Society took the unusual step of calling a news conference to oppose the state's plan to commit McElroy.

The American Psychiatric Association has opposed similar plans, saying government officials seem more intent on punishing sex offenders than treating them. Medical guidelines require that a person be mentally ill, dangerous because of the illness and capable of being treated before they are committed to a hospital.

Most sex offenders don't meet that criteria, said Roxanne Lieb, director of the Washington State Institute for Public Policy, a state-funded think tank. Washington passed the first sex offender commitment law in 1990 and holds them in a secure, separate facility.

"Typically, they are not mentally ill by a traditional definition of the word," Lieb said. "They don't have a mental disorder, they don't have a thinking disorder, they are not psychotic."

Howard Zonana, who teaches forensic psychiatry and law at Yale University, said the problem is really "how you separate the mad from the bad." Studies show a significant percentage of prisoners have anti-social personalities, but not all of them belong in psychiatric hospitals, he said.

"Why not put in every murderer in a hospital after they've served time for manslaughter?" he asked.

But H. Reed Cosper, Rhode Island's mental health advocate and McElroy's former lawyer, said it's silly to split hairs over why sex offenders commit their crimes. If they are mentally ill and dangerous, they should be confined, he said.

Another problem with hospitalization is cost. The 17 states with sex offender commitment laws spend $224 million per year to keep them in separate, secure buildings, according to a study by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy. Holding them in a psychiatric hospital like Slater would cost even more because of the additional medical care, Zonana said.

That's one reason why members of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors do not want sex offenders in the hospitals they run. Sex offenders draw limited resources from other patients, the group's spokesman Roy Praschil said.

And, many doctors disagree about whether people can even be treated for pedophilia and other violent behavior. From the 1930s to about 1970, 26 states had laws letting sex offenders opt for psychiatric treatment rather than prison, Zonana said. But those programs died after graduates raped, or even killed, again.

Jeff Neal, Carcieri's spokesman, declined to discuss McElroy, but acknowledged that mental health laws are not an ideal way to handle sex offenders. He said the governor plans to introduce a bill to increase prison terms and set up electronic monitoring for people who assault children.

McElroy and his attorney declined to discuss his case.

Krupp said he hopes his resignation will stir public debate and lead to a better solution.

"This isn't about me wanting this or any other sex offender unfettered, free on the streets," he said, but "to think that the quick fix for this is to shove them in the hospital is absolutely wrong. It's neither appropriate nor will it actually get you the safety you want, because we're not a prison."


Singapore Gang Bang

Singapore - Three of four teenage footballers who took turns having sex with a 12-year-old girl in a Singapore toilet stall were placed on probation and ordered to carry out 140 hours of community service, news reports said on Saturday.

"Your conduct in this matter has been most shameful and wrong," The Straits Times quoted District Judge Wong Choon Ning as saying.

A fourth youth, Syed Shafreen Syed Karim, 17, will be sentenced next Thursday.

His brothers, Syed Hashreen, 19; Muhammad Taufiq Mansor, 18; and Muhammad Noor Kamaruddin, 18, were each put on probation for 18 months. Wong also ordered them to observe a curfew.

For the offence of having sex with an underage girl, Wong noted Chief Justice Yong Pung How had held that consenting to sex was not a mitigating factor.

Girls under 16 are deemed by law to be incapable of giving valid consent and unable to "fully comprehend and appreciate the serious repercussions of entering into a sexual relationship", Wong said in her ruling on Friday.

The girl had flirted with the youths after they finished a football game on September 26 last year.

Later she had sex in a toilet stall with each of the four.

The girl, who reported the incident to police, was sent to a welfare home and has been under counselling. She is now 13.

The judge warned punishment will be swift and severe for men who prey on young girls, but rehabilitation is the main consideration for youthful offenders.

"A chance has now been afforded to you," Wong told the three. If you do not treasure this chance ... you will be brought back to this court to be sentenced accordingly."

The youths could have been jailed for up to five years and slapped with 10 000 Singapore dollar fines. - Sapa-dpa