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Men, Porn Isn't Ruining Your Sex Life
So why does porn continue to take the blame for our sexual woes? Because while that above scenario doesn’t reflect the way our country treats science, and science education, it is a pretty good description of how we handle sex. In many parts of the country, sex education is completely absent; where it does exist, it’s often abstinence-only or abstinence-plus?—?giving some time to condoms and contraceptives but relying heavily on shame-based messaging.
Even in the best-case scenario, American sex education focuses almost exclusively on what can go wrong during sex, rather than on how to make it go right: Thanks to taboos around adolescent sexuality, pleasure is a dirty word in sex education targeting those under 18. Given this environment, it’s not shocking that young (and not so young) people might turn to porn for some lessons in sexual pleasure; yet somehow it is porn alone that manages to take the blame for imbuing us all with an unhealthy attitude toward sex.
Principal apologizes after 'very religious' school assigns 'hardcore porn' homework to 11- to 14-year-old students
A British school principal is sorry after teachers assigned a very controversial homework assignment — including subject matter such as "transgender pornography" and the definition of "hardcore porn."
The students impacted ranged in age from 11 to 14 years, according to Hull Live.
What are the details?
Archbishop Sentamu Academy in Hull, England, assigned the homework to pupils in Personal, Social, and Health Education class requiring they define terms such as "transvestite," hardcore porn," and more.
The outlet notes that other portions of the assignment included research on subject such as "pornography, soft pornography, hardcore pornography, and transsexual pornography, as well as female genital mutilation, wet dreams, trafficking, male circumcision, breast ironing, and more."
CDC tracks cluster of coronavirus cases in rural Arkansas to church, raising alarm on religious gatherings
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracked a cluster of coronavirus cases in rural Arkansas back to a church pastor and his wife, indicating that faith-based organizations and events could be sources of Covid-19 transmission, according to a new study published Tuesday.
“This outbreak highlights the potential for widespread transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, both at group gatherings during church events and within the broader community,” the researchers wrote. “Faith-based organizations that are operating or planning to resume in-person operations, including regular services, funerals, or other events, should be aware of the potential for high rates of transmission of SARS-CoV-2.”
Possible coronavirus-linked inflammatory illness in kids identified in Virginia for first time: officials
Texas church cancels masses following death of a possibly Covid-19 positive priest
NYPD shuts down a Yeshiva school in session in Brooklyn
New syndrome in kids could change fate of schools reopening in fall, Cuomo says
The growing number of New York children diagnosed with a serious inflammatory syndrome possibly connected to COVID-19 may impact whether schools reopen in the fall, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.
Health officials are investigating more than 120 cases of pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome in New York, according to the governor.
“This is a syndrome that we are only just discovering,” Cuomo said. “I think the numbers are going to be much, much higher.”
The illness, which causes the inflammation of blood vessels, has been identified in children across 16 states and at least five countries, according to Cuomo. At least three children have died in New York, health officials have said.
Symptoms of PMIS include a persistent fever, rash, abdominal pain and vomiting. Parents should call their pediatrician immediately if their children exhibit symptoms.
Doctors raise hopes of blood test for children with coronavirus-linked syndrome
San Francisco Church Sues Zoom After ‘Sickening’ Porn Shocks Bible Class
An online Bible class run by one of San Francisco’s oldest churches turned sour when it started showing porn—and now the church is suing Zoom, where the meeting was being hosted.
The Daily Beast
Jonathan Schmitz Killed A Man For Revealing A Crush On Him On TV — Where Is He Now?
Michigan man Jonathan Schmitz, then 24, was invited onto “The Jenny Jones Show” in 1995. "The Jenny Jones Show" began in 1991 as a traditional talk show where serious topics were discussed, but by 1993 it transformed into something more like "Maury" and "The Jerry Springer Show." The show's segments began ranging from paternity tests to out-of-control teens to secret crush reveals.
During the taping of this particular episode, which was entitled “Same Sex Secret Crushes,” Schmitz's acquaintance Scott Amedure, 32, revealed his crush on him while also describing details of his sexual fantasies about him. While Schmitz appeared to be a good sport about it ?— he was mostly smiling and laughing ?— he was deeply humiliated. At points, he covered his face with his hands; he also turned to Amedure and the female friend who brought him on the show and said, “You lied to me.” His father had made multiple homophobic statements in the past and Schmitz seemingly feared being perceived as gay, as the docuseries points out.
Investigators refuse to drop murder charges against three Russian sisters who killed their 'rapist' father while he slept despite prosecutors calling it self-defence
Teenage girls who were raped while out for a walk during Russia's lockdown are threatened with FINES for breaking coronavirus restrictions
Dallas Boy, 6, Found Tied Up in Dark, Locked Shed as Grandmother and Boyfriend Are Arrested
Conn. Man Allegedly Admits to Beating Teen Nephew to Death, Dumping Body in Lake
Videos show daytime shootings on Charlotte streets. ‘This is as real as it gets,’ official says
Marshalltown teenager shot by officer during altercation
California high school basketball coach arrested on suspicion of sex crimes with a minor
CPD Sex Crimes Division working to identify suspect in surveillance footage
Anti-LGBTQ+ Boosie Hired Sex Worker to 'Prepare' Pre-Teens
Rapper Boosie Badazz is causing an uproar on social media after revealing he once hired a sex worker to give oral sex to his son and nephews when they were 12 and 13 years old.
“I’m training these boys right,” he said in an Instagram Live video yesterday. “Ask any of my nephews, ask any of them, ask my son. Yeah, when they was 12, 13, they got head. Yeah, that’s how it’s supposed to be. Hell yeah, I got my fucking son dick sucked.”
District Attorney, law enforcement will make presentation on reducing violent crime and gang activity
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - District Attorney Ben David said he could not speak directly to the pending case of three teens charged with first-degree murder in a shooting that led to a fatal car crash on Oleander Drive, but he did say his office is working with law enforcement on an initiative to further combat violent crime and gang activity in the Cape Fear.
David said his office, along with the Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, will be making a presentation about the effort in the coming weeks.
He acknowledged there has been an increase in violent crime in the Port City in recent years, gang-related and otherwise, and said the goal of the new program will be to combine efforts of enforcement, prevention, and intervention.
In particular, he said they want to focus on creating an environment where those who are victimized will report to law enforcement, rather than attempting to get justice themselves.
“What we’re seeing now is where people are taking the law sometimes into their own hands instead of reporting that crime, so today’s victim becomes tomorrow’s defendant. And we’re seeing this, this never-ending cycle of violence,” he said.
Another issue his office has faced is the lack of cooperation among witnesses to crimes.
Deranged attacker stabs San Antonio trans woman to death because “God told him to”
N.Y. Pregnant Woman and Boyfriend Are Killed in Botched Home Invasion with Girl, 1, Nearby
MTA worker sexually assaulted by perv who broke into conductor’s cab, cops say
An Elementary School Repeatedly Dismissed Allegations Against Its Principal. Then, an FBI Agent Pretended to Be a 13-Year-Old Girl.
Victoria Crime Stoppers is requesting information regarding an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
Orangeburg teen accused of killing 17-year-old on Whitman Street
KCKPD receives federal grant for violent crime task force
Battery, 'Mob Action', Strangulation: Lake County Crime Reports
Man arrested in Gibsonburg on sex crime charges from Las Vegas
NEWS HEADLINES: Surveillance Videos Show Ahmaud Arbery Trespassed Into Man’s Home Before Shooting
Newly released surveillance videos show Ahmaud Arbery trespassed into a home — which the homeowner says was robbed of $2,500 worth of fishing gear earlier this year — before running away down the street after a neighbor called 911.
Arbery can be seen walking down the street — not jogging — then stopping on homeowner Larry English’s lawn and looking around. After seeing no one was in the area, he then trespassed into the house at around 2:09 p.m. on the timestamp, which is actually most likely around 1:08 p.m as police said the first neighbor to call 911 did so at 1:08 p.m. Arbery is seen exiting the building around 5 minutes later and took off running or “jogging” after 911 had been called on him (possibly by the onlooking man who is seen standing next to a tree across the street that appears to be holding a phone up to his left ear and likely would have been in Arbery’s view).
North Carolina Deputy Fired, Charged After Leading White Mob To Black Teen's Home
Southern Charm's Kathryn Dennis Apologizes for Racially
Trucker Accused Of Murdering 3 Women In 1990s, Including Two Who Were Pregnant
Wis. Boy, 5, and Sister, 3, Found Dead in Feb. from 'Intentional' Injuries — But No Arrests Yet
Ohio State to pay $41 million to settle sex abuse lawsuits naming former wrestling team doctor
Documents: Federal agents engaged in sex acts with victims
PICTURED: The 18 members of a 'mob' who 'ambushed and tried to kill a New Jersey state police detective when he was investigating a home invasion'
Bisexual volleyball player and coach Brett Thompson has explained his reasons for coming out in response to a bigoted parent who questioned his suitability to teach.
Thompson was head girls volleyball coach at West Salem High School in Wisconsin, the school he himself attended. In April 2018 he came out as bisexual after years of repressing his sexuality and attempting to be straight.
“I am me and that hasn’t changed and it won’t change,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “I have been struggling with something inside me for awhile and I am finally putting myself first… I am bisexual.”
Anticipating rejection from his friends and family, Thompson then turned off his phone and tried to sleep.
The next day he was relieved to see that the vast majority of comments were positive and supportive – but not everyone was happy. When he arrived at work he was told, to his shock, that one parent had spoken against him.
People are dying, LGBT+ folk need a vital lifeline. Meanwhile, the White House gift shop is busy selling coronavirus coins
There have been more than a million coronavirus cases in the US and more than 60,000 deaths, with LGBT+ people disproportionately affected, but the White House gift shop is busy selling commemorative COVID-19 coins. No, really.
Furloughed gay teacher fired during pandemic after being outed to his employer
Russian YouTuber forced to flee her homeland for the simple crime of inviting a gay man on to her show
The pandemic isn't changing crime like you'd expect
Whatever you expect the COVID-19 pandemic to do to crime rates, it's probably not doing that.
Well, not exactly. There's no single story of coronavirus and crime. Some types of crime are increasing during the pandemic, while other crime rates are falling. Crime is up in some places and down in others. It will be tempting, not least for me, to cherry-pick coronavirus-era data to "prove" how our justice system should or shouldn't change, yet as with so much of the pandemic information available to us, right now caution is more warranted than certainty.
By far the most frequent headline claim about crime rates during the COVID-19 outbreak is that they're falling. That's not wrong, but neither is it complete. A USA Today survey of 20 police departments found all but one saw criminal incidents decline in the first two weeks of March as social distancing began. Further analysis of "crime data published by 53 law enforcement agencies in two dozen states" reinforced that trend, USA Today reported, finding law enforcement "logged dramatically fewer calls for service, crime incidents, and arrests" in those two weeks than in the six weeks prior. Residential burglary, robbery, assault, and murder all decreased. (Miami has not had a homicide in six weeks, for example, a record since 1964.)
But some falling crime rates aren't necessarily attributable to change in public behavior. Shifts in policing practice are rather responsible. COVID-19 is spreading within some police departments (notably, New York, Chicago, and Detroit), and in some cities, officers have been directed to avoid unnecessary contact with the public.
A 13-year-old Burien boy fatally shot a stranger because he ‘just felt like doing it,’ sheriff’s detectives say
Race Is the Most Frequent Motivation for Hate Crimes on College Campuses
Georgia Man Killed While Jogging and Family Demands Justice for His Death
Man Accused of Killing Wife Was Allegedly Dismembering Her When Police Came to Check on Her
EXCLUSIVE: Notorious pedophile ring leader back on streets
Genetic genealogy leads to arrest of man, 71, in a 1980 cold case murder of donut shop worker, 20, who was sexually assaulted and stabbed to death in her California apartment
Girl, 16, and her 19-year-old boyfriend 'hired a hitman to murder her stepfather after he caught them having sex'
Ky. Mom Who Texted 'I Am Very Scared' Has Vanished, and Professor Husband Is Charged with Murder
Man arrested after alleged domestic threats, 2-hour standoff
Indian woman gang raped after quarantined alone in school: police
An Indian woman was allegedly gang raped in a school in the desert state of Rajasthan where she had been quarantined for a night by the police amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, a police official said on Sunday.
The incident occurred last week when the victim, a daily wage earner, sought shelter at a police station after walking alone for miles and losing the way to her native village.
In the absence of a quarantine centre, local police housed her for the night in a school building, where she was allegedly raped by three men.
Father in custody after 5-year-old shot self in hand, police say
American Golf Pro and Girlfriend Killed in Mexico, Where They'd Been Quarantining amid Coronavirus
2-Year-Old Pennsylvania Boy Dead After Being Beaten, Sexually Abused By Mother's Boyfriend
Predator, 24, who followed a mother-of-two back to her house then raped her in her hallway as her children listened is jailed for 16 years
Lawsuit against Honolulu school alleges sex abuse by coach
Authorities Searching For Missing Man, His Stepdaughter And Her Boyfriend After Finding Evidence Of ‘Foul Play’
California man guilty of killing 4 in race-related rampage
INTERVENTIONS BOOST SEXUAL HEALTH FOR BLACK TEENS
The new paper in JAMA Pediatrics draws on data from 29 studies that reported 11,918 black teens. Sexual health interventions included, among other things, school-based health classes and community organization programs.
“We focused on black adolescents because they face greater health disparities when it comes to the risk of unplanned pregnancy and contracting sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) compared to other adolescents,” says first author Reina Evans, a PhD student at North Carolina State University.
“This disparity stems, in large part, from the context in which black teens make decisions about their health. For example, stress from racism and discrimination, as well as unequal access to health care can impact the health of black teens. We wanted to see whether sexual health interventions can be a valuable tool in addressing this disparity.”
The findings show that young people were slightly more likely to abstain from sex if they took part in one of these programs—particularly if the intervention occurred at school. The researchers also found a modest increase in condom use for adolescents who took part in an intervention.
One Million Moms prove they are comprised of exactly zero mothers as they spend pandemic raging over gay cartoon ducks
One Million Moms have decided that the middle of a global pandemic is the right time to try and launch a boycott of Disney because of two minor gay characters in a DuckTales cartoon.
With schools shut down due to the pandemic, the online streaming service Disney Plus has become an invaluable tool for parents everywhere trying to keep their kids occupied.
But it’s apparently not so vital for One Million Moms, a front for the anti-LGBT+ fundamentalist lobbying group American Family Association, which despite its name has just 4,787 mostly-male Twitter followers.