Tuesday, October 10, 2006

It doesn't all have to be politics...
Sometimes it's nice to take a break from the world of sex scandals for a good, old-fashioned, sex-related post.

William Saletan reports in Slate that, contrary to public belief, women take no longer to reach peak sexaul arousal than men:

Thermal cameras indicate that while watching sex films, women took 12 minutes to reach 'peak arousal,' just a minute longer than men. Previous studies suggesting that women took longer than men were done 'with instruments that require genital contact and manipulation.' Implication: The contact hastened male arousal. Old hypothesis: Men are suckers for dirty movies. New hypothesis: Men are suckers for genital contact.
On the same day, Reuters gives us the key to telling when women are their most fertile. Hint: there's a reason they call it "dressing like a slut."

If you don't want to pay child support, pick the frumpy girl at the bar tonight.

And we learned today from the AP that Scarlett Johansson may not be as sexually available as is commonly thought. She says "There does seem to be a mistaken belief out there that I am sexually available somehow -- which is not to say that I'm not open-minded about sex [...] when I'm in a relationship, I'm in a relationship."

Gaijinbiker was particularly disappointed.

That being said, she also acknowledges that she gets tested for HIV twice a year. There seems to be some sort of disconnect there, if you ask m.

Now, see? Wasn't that more fun than my usual political fare?