Wednesday, June 27, 2007

China's largest sexual health education base in Zhejiang Hengdian open

In Hengdian Group founder Hsu Wen-long lead, we visited the cultural Pavilion

  China's thousands of years of traditional culture is the ugly nature of the culture, but, with the development of the times, ashamed to talk about the "nature" of the Chinese people, more and more attention to sexual health, the spread of knowledge and education. Recently, the "China Hollywood," a world-famous Hengdian, to create "the biggest sexual health education bases" still young, in an attempt to build a security people love nest.
By the traditional culture and customs of the people in the "sex" has been attributed to the topic of discussion. the lack of effective sex education is the carrier and tools. And the lack of sex education, the most direct consequences of youth is the result of the lack of basic sexual and reproductive health knowledge, not only affects young people see the physiological and psychological, has also led to rising infection rates of sexually transmitted diseases, affecting social harmony.
According to statistics, last year received official STD cases reported over the previous year increased by 30% 2. and the southeast coastal region of the province the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases is the highest in the top of the country, particularly in Jiangsu, Guangdong, Zhejiang to the situation for most. "This status is urgently needed in the sexual health education to find a breakthrough. to guide the youth to establish a correct concept of sex "Hengdian Group founder Hsu Wen-lung told reporters. It is precisely this kind of a sense of social responsibility, Hengdian Societies Federation of economic enterprises into action, built China's largest sexual health education bases-Hengdian Valley scenic trail.
 Entering the night of the trail valley, everywhere lanterns hanging high and was jubilant.。Hengdian economic associations chairman of the Hengdian Group founder Hsu Wen-long drama called "red-light district." "But this' red-light district 'NOT' red-light district '." Humor Hsu Wen-lung explained with a smile, the whole landscape covered with lanterns, To highlight is the health and harmony of love and marriage with rousing success.
Reportedly, the entire area of focused sexual health education function, combining recreation and leisure activities, have Venus Plaza, screen display of high-tech entertainment, vacationing couples, emotional sea park entertainment venues, But the most notable is the cultural exhibition hall.The exhibition hall the size, content and displayed in the form of both domestic unique. According to Hsu Wen-lung on these data are national Centers for Disease Control and the Ministry of Health as the sole provider of internal information. Exhibition hall with more than 180 blocks and Maung Graphic display panels, with the help of a large number of real photographs and charts, stringent medical history information and detailed description of the modern scientific knowledge. And of these 51 all human silica STYLOMMATOPHORA who won the most, they show the true AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases clinical symptoms, give a strong visual impact and thought-provoking.Sexual culture exhibition hall also combine VCD video playback and other forms of display of STD prevention, adolescence, marriage period, menopausal sexual health and family planning publicity and education role.
"It's enlightening, opening up today, sexual health education is very necessary. "a tourist site after the visit, his face solemn said, Each social responsibility of Chinese people should be aware of rational universal health knowledge of the importance of necessity and urgency.
Love is a human emotion of a better expression, sexual civilization is the civilization of a society part healthy and progressive Hengdian Valley trail, to make up for a health education in sexual health knowledge of the lack of education, to review or inspection by the Ministry of Health Centers for Disease Control and China STD and AIDS Prevention Association, and other departments, the leaders and experts, to give full recognition to and highly appreciated.
Scenic open, visitors stream, not only will many enterprises, unit staff to receive education, its schools for young adolescent health education classes.
Relevant experts believe that China's largest sexual health education bases for the establishment of China will greatly promote sexual health education, for the entire society to establish a correct attitude towards sex, that people begin to truly enjoy the health and safety of our human emotion one of the better sex. Read more...
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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Naked Gardeners open up for the public

When Ian and Barbara Pollard let it be known that they enjoyed gardening in the nude, they attracted a fair amount of coverage.

What they didn't expect, however, was to discover that their enthusiasm for clothes-free horticulture was shared by so many others.

So much so that the Pollards now hold special naturist open days at their highly acclaimed five-acre garden in Wiltshire. On Sunday, they had about 350 visitors, with about 300 disrobing.

Word spread of the couple's stripped-down approach after Mr Pollard, 61, and his 54-year-old wife appeared on the BBC show Gardeners' World.

Since then they have been inundated with requests from other naturists asking if they can visit their Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury, which is open to the public from March to October, and stroll around in the way nature intended.

Mr Pollard, an architect, said: "At first I said no because we would be responsible for their behaviour. But in the end we were having so many inquiries we thought why not have set days when they can do it?

"So we started what we call our 'clothes-optional days'. That was three years ago. This year we are having six 'clothes-optional days', our most ever. The next is on June 17."

Mr Pollard said naked gardening is no more dangerous than gardening fully clothed.

"Waving sharp implements around is just as dangerous if you have trousers on or not," he said.

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Masturbation never indicates dysfunctional relationship

Not all the myths concern legendary heroes and heroines of ancient Greece. Quite a few of them have to do with various aspects of sexual relationships. Although the myths are completely unsubstantiated, lots of people are still buying them as guidelines for their exploits between the sheets. Sexologists and psychotherapists are amazed at what some people still believe about sex. Let us expose the myths once again and forget them for good.

Recurrent male masturbation during a steady relationship indicates a dysfunctional relationship Some men give up masturbating once they form a stable relationship with a representative of the opposite sex. Playing with oneself becomes history for this category of men. On the contrary, others just cannot get out of the habit. Both cases are normal. To some extent, masturbation can be seen as a substitute for sex with a real partner. The practice is completely innocuous, by and large. Sometimes it can even enhance sex a man has with his regular partner.

A woman cannot get pregnant during her period

It is also alleged that a woman cannot get pregnant during her defloration or if she has sex while standing up or she practices a vaginal douche (using vinegar or other acidiferous liquids) upon the sexual intercourse. The assertions are complete bull. In actuality, there is a chance that a woman can get pregnant during her period, particularly towards the end of her menstrual period. Besides, unprotected sex increases the risk infection by sexually transmitted diseases.

Ejaculation-free sex is extremely beneficial to men’s health

Advocates of various Eastern teachings are confident that practicing sexual abstinence or sex without ejaculation, for that matter, can only have a beneficial effect on men’s health. The ancient Chinese asserted that longevity of men would greatly extend if the latter lived a life completely devoid of sex. However, the male physiology proves the assertion totally wrong. Urologists are certain men must have sex at least two times a week. Sex is the best way of preventing prostatitis or the prostate gland adenoma. Recent scientific studies have shown that men who have sex on a regular basis live longer than those who are deprived of this form of sensual enjoyment. Many believe than sexual arousal in men should occur unfailingly at all times and almost instantaneously. In reality, it does not happen like this. It is the norm for sexual arousal to build up gradually. It can lessen and intensify once again as sexual interaction proceeds. The stages are dependent on many factors. Even if a man fails to keep it up steady for a short period of time during the intercourse, he may doubt his virility or his woman may have doubts about her own sexual performance. The fears related to the experience often evolve into an auto-suggestion shared by both parties. If the above start to panic or cut their sexual congress short because they can “feel” that their physical response to it is weaker than expected, they are unlikely to succeed in achieving any sexual gratification

Any kind of orgasm is always a mind-blowing experience

It is totally wrong to suggest that different people experience an orgasm in a similar way i.e. invariably huge and deeply intense, akin to the eruption of a volcano in one’s system. In fact, it is one of the commonest misconceptions.

Different people experience the climax of sexual excitement differently. Moreover, an individual’s orgasmic experience can run the gamut of pleasurable sensations depending on the circumstances. Sometimes it feels like stars crashing, it can put one in a frenzy of utter joy. In other cases, the climax bursts into the warm waves of ecstasy running gently through the body back and forth. The differences depend on the variability of sensations which accompany sexual interaction. Other factors e.g. the amount of time that has passed since the last orgasm took place, the partners’ physical and emotional condition, their attitude towards each other etc. play a vital role.

Orgasm is always obvious when it occurs in men

A male orgasm and ejaculation is not the same thing though in most men the former occurs simultaneously with the latter. Orgasm is the sudden rhythmic contractions of the muscles in the genital and pelvic area in both sexes. The contractions effectively relieve a buildup of sexual tension and psychological sensations related hereto. Ejaculation is the discharge of semen from the erect penis at the moment of orgasm in the male. However, ejaculation may occur without the sexual climax. Prepubescent boys may often experience orgasm without ejaculating. The same may occur in men who have pathologies of the prostate gland or take certain medicines. Patients diagnosed with certain neurological conditions may ejaculate without achieving orgasm.

A clitoral orgasm means the second-class orgasm

The myth about the inferiority of a clitoral orgasm was originated by Sigmund Freud. Freud believed that women could experience an orgasm of two types, either a clitoral orgasm or a vaginal one. According to him, a woman can experience a clitoral orgasm by stimulating her clitoris without engaging in the sexual intercourse. A clitoral orgasm indicates psychological immaturity, concluded Freud. On the contrary, he viewed a vaginal orgasm resulting from the sexual intercourse as the sign of maturity. In terms of physiology, an orgasm brought out by the stimulation of the clitoris does not differ from the one that occurs in the process of sexual intercourse. However, the two types of orgasm do vary when it comes to intensity and degrees of sexual satisfaction achieved thereupon. The pleasurable sensations and their intensity depend on the level of one’s perception, while a number of factors contribute to the degree of satisfaction.

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Rare giant manta born at Japan aquarium

TOKYO - What is believed to be the first giant manta ray born in captivity has arrived at a southern Japanese aquarium, the facility said Sunday.

The baby manta, a female, was born late Saturday in a huge fish tank at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, more than a year after its parents mated, the aquarium said in a statement posted Sunday on its Web site.

In a video capturing the birth, the baby manta, rolled up like a tube, came sliding out of the mother manta, then quickly spread its fins and began swimming around.

The scene, recorded by the aquarium, was broadcast by national broadcaster NHK on Sunday.

The event marks the first birth of a manta in captivity, according to the aquarium, which started raising manta rays in 1988.

Noriyasu Suzuki, an official at the Izu-Mito Sea Paradise commercial aqua zoo in western Japan, said he thought the birth in captivity could be a world first.

"I've never heard of any other case before," he said. "Aquariums that raise manta rays are rare to begin with ... because they get so big."

According to the aquarium, the newborn manta was more than six feet wide.

The mother manta, which was brought to the aquarium in 1998 after hitting a fishnet off the southern island of Okinawa, about 1,000 miles southwest of Tokyo, mated with its partner on June 8, 2006, and was pregnant with the baby for 374 days, according to the statement.

Aquarium official Minoru Toda said little has been known about the life of manta rays, and the record of pregnancy and the birth would provide valuable scientific data to the studies of the species.

"We unfolded some of the mysteries about the life of manta rays, including the length of their pregnancy," Toda said. "Now we have to make sure the baby grows in good health."

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Monday, June 11, 2007

students invent alcohol powder

Just add water - students invent alcohol powder

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch students have developed powdered alcohol which they say can be sold legally to minors.

The latest innovation in inebriation, called Booz2Go, is available in 20-gramme packets that cost 1-1.5 euros ($1.35-$2).

Top it up with water and you have a bubbly, lime-colored and -flavored drink with just 3 percent alcohol content.

"We are aiming for the youth market. They are really more into it because you can compare it with Bacardi-mixed drinks," 20-year-old Harm van Elderen told Reuters.

Van Elderen and four classmates at Helicon Vocational Institute, about an hour's drive from Amsterdam, came up with the idea as part of their final-year project.

"Because the alcohol is not in liquid form, we can sell it to people below 16," said project member Martyn van Nierop.

The legal age for drinking alcohol and smoking is 16 in the Netherlands.

In Germany, alcopops -- sweet drinks containing alcohol and in powder form -- caused quite a stir when launched on to the market. Alcohol powder, classified as a flavoring, was sold in the United States three years ago.

The students said companies interested in making the product commercially could avoid taxes because the alcohol was in powder form. A number of companies are interested, they said.

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Saturday, June 09, 2007

What Men Really Want

Books abound, television shows focus on it, and it is the question that every woman asks herself, “What do men really want?”

Studies and surveys have led to the top two answers to this question, "Sex and Respect". Yes, it’s true. Men want plenty of sex and they seek the respect of their partners. This is in contrast to women who primarily desire love and affection.

When it comes right down to it, men get a bad rap. They are often depicted as sex crazed party animals that have no level or desire of commitment, and this simply isn’t the truth. There are many men who seek out a monogamous relationship and are just waiting for the perfect woman to enter the picture. Does this mean that the "perfect" woman is a human Barbie Doll? According to current studies - no. Studies have shown that men are more interested in a woman that is committed to them, respects them, and validates their worth more than a meaningless tryst with a perfect "ten".

Of course men are attracted to a woman by her physical appearance and that is a main component to the relationship, but as any man in a relationship can tell you, looks wear thin after time and when it comes down to it, personality can make or break a relationship. Men want to be treated with respect and to know that they are appreciated and valued by their partners.

Many women are also surprised to discover that men need love. Often, acts of love, verbal affirmations, and the like are typically reserved for the female and often neglected when it comes to the man. Typically, he is the strong, dominant, tough one in the relationship, so women often neglect to tell or show him how much she loves him. However, many men have stated that this is a strong need that they have. Men need love just as much as women do. They need to hear it, they need to see it demonstrated in actions, and they need to feel it. Now, obviously this is where men’s number one need comes in – sex.

There is no getting around it. The number one way to show a man that his partner loves him is through sex. It is often ironic that women can go without sex much longer than a man, and never realize that he is suffering and feeling unloved. It is a wise woman who realizes that her man equates sex with love and understands that when she withholds sex, she is essentially telling him that she no longer loves, respects, or validates him. It is also easy to understand why men stray when they begin to feel that this area of their relationship is lacking.

It isn’t necessarily that they feel they need a prettier woman, one with a better body, or more money. They are looking for love, because from the man’s point of view, without sex the love is gone. When a woman withholds sex from her partner, she is essentially entering into territory where the future of her entire relationship is being threatened.

If you truly love, respect, and validate your partner, communicate honestly with him. Never use sex as a weapon against him. Openly discuss issues as soon as they arise and give your man the respect he deserves, respect him enough to work things out without using sex to punish him. By keeping open communication with your partner, and discussing issues as soon as they arise, you can be sure that you will be giving your man what he really wants. Read more...
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Friday, June 08, 2007

18,000 nudes in Mexico City

It’s not easy to gather 1,000 people at any place. Sure enough, you get tens of thousands of people at big events such as a big concert or a major sports event. But, have you heard of 18,000 people getting naked at the same time at the same place? That must be a marvelous and historical scene! I know what you are thinking… no way, that’s impossible. There is no way to get so many people naked at the same time! Too ridiculous!
However, believe it or not, that’s exactly what New York photographic artist Spencer Tunick just did. He is best known for staging photos with hundreds, or often thousands of naked people in public settings.
unick, who has amazed many by staging mass nude photo shoots in cities from Dusseldorf, Germany, to Caracas, broke his previous record of 7,000 volunteers set in 2003 in Barcelona, Spain. On Sunday he managed to enticed more than 18,000 Mexicans to pose naked in the Mexico City’s Zocalo square, the heart of the ancient Aztec empire.

Spencer Tunick’s next large scale nude shoot will be on June 23rd in Amsterdam. Have you booked a ticket to Amsterdam?

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Monday, June 04, 2007

amazing in the worb on fetal surgery

A picture began circulating in November. It should be "The Picture of the Year," or perhaps, "Picture of the Decade." It won't be. In fact, unless you obtained a copy of the US paper which published it, you probably will never see it. The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by a surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother's womb. Little Samuel's mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner's remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.

During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. As Dr. Bruner completed the surgery on little Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed, hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon's finger. In a Time Europe article highlighting new pregnancy imagery that show the formation of major organs and other significant evidence of the formation of human life but a few days after conception, Dr. Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile. The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, "Hand of Hope."

The text explaining the picture begins, "The tiny hand of 21-week-old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother's uterus to grasp the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life."

Little Samuel's mother said they "wept for days" when they saw the picture. She said, "The photo reminds us a pregnancy isn't about disability or an illness, it's about a little person." Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 per cent successful. Now see the actual picture, and it is awesome ... incredible.

Origins: The image accompanying the text quoted above is real in the sense that it is indeed a photograph taken during a revolutionary fetal procedure undertaken on 19 August 1999
to fix the spina bifida lesion of a 21-week-old fetus in the womb. The operation was performed by a surgical team at Vanderbilt University in Nashville which developed a technique for correcting fetal problems in mid-pregnancy by temporarily removing the uterus, draining the amniotic fluid, performing surgery on the tiny fetus, then restoring the uterus back inside the mother. The patient shown above, Samuel Armas, was the 54th fetus operated on by the surgical team; Dr. Joseph Bruner, the surgeon whose hands are pictured above, alleviated the effects of the opening in Samuel's spine caused by the spina bifida, a congenital disease that often leads to paralysis and other problems. Pictures from the surgery were printed in a number of newspapers in the U.S. and around the world, including USA Today, and thanks to the remarkable surgical procedure performed by the Nashville team little Samuel was born healthy on 2 December 1999.

However, it is not true, as described in the accompanying text, that these photographs were taken as Samuel's hand "emerged from the mother's uterus to grasp the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life," or that Dr. Bruner said "when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life." This misinformation has been propagated by many different sources, including the Michael Clancy, the photographer who snapped the pictures:
As a doctor asked me what speed of film I was using, out of the corner of my eye I saw the uterus shake, but no one's hands were near it. It was shaking from within. Suddenly, an entire arm thrust out of the opening, then pulled back until just a little hand was showing. The doctor reached over and lifted the hand, which reacted and squeezed the doctor's finger. As if testing for strength, the doctor shook the tiny fist. Samuel held firm. I took the picture! Wow! It happened so fast that the nurse standing next to me asked, "What happened?"

"The child reached out," I said.

"Oh. They do that all the time," she responded.1
What actually took place, as described in news reports of the surgery, was that:
[J]ust as surgeon Dr. Joseph Bruner was closing the incision in Julie Armas' uterus, Samuel's thumbnail-sized hand flopped out. Bruner lifted it gently and tucked it back in.2
(The dubious veracity of the photographer's version of events is highlighted by the disclaimer he appended to it on his web site, stating that it represented his "opinion of the events as they took place during the surgery for Samuel.")

The surgeon, Dr. Bruner, later elaborated on some of the exaggerated and false claims made about the photograph:
"It has become an urban legend," says Bruner, the Vanderbilt University surgeon who fixed the spina bifida lesion on Samuel. Many people he hears from wonder whether it's a fake.

"One person said the photo had been reviewed by a team of medical experts and they had determined that it was a hoax," Bruner says with a laugh.

More commonly, people want to know how the photo came to be.

Some opponents of abortion have claimed that the baby reached through the womb and grabbed the doctor's hand.

Not true, Bruner says.

Samuel and his mother, Julie, were under anesthesia and could not move.

"The baby did not reach out," Bruner says. "The baby was anesthetized. The baby was not aware of what was going on."3 Read more...
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Sunday, June 03, 2007


The adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" has taken on new meaning.

And with the RapeX anti-rape female condom, that pound is coming out of somebody's johnson.

RapeX is a female condom that damages a rapist's penis after penetration with sharp microscopic barbs that hook into the skin.

After the man is incapacitated, this ostensibly gives the woman time to escape. The condom can only be surgically removed (thereby catching the perp redhanded), but supposedly will not cause major damage if removed immediately.
Invented by Sonette Ehlers, a blood technician at the South African Institute for Medical Research, RapeX has been in existence since August 2005 and is to be inserted and worn when a woman is "on a train, working late, going out on a date with someone you don't know too well, going to clubs, or in any situation that you might not feel comfortable or even just not sure."

Rape plays a significant role in the high prevalence of HIV among women in South Africa.
South Africa is a country hardest hit by AIDS, a lot of which is fueled by an epidemic of rape: In a 2006 study of 1,370 South African men, nearly 20% revealed that they had raped a woman (and these are the ones ADMITTING it!)
By the end of 2005, there were five and a half million people living with HIV in South Africa, and almost 1,000 AIDS deaths occurring every day.

Ehlers, who has been working with rape victims for over 20 years, said that she got the idea from a combination of a young woman raped who said "If only I had teeth down there," and hearing about a young man admitted to a hospital for getting his penis caught in his trouser zipper and the excruciating pain.

RapeX is currently not available commercially, but the Web site says it should be available soon, and would retail for a little more than a regular condom. Read more...
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