When it comes to sex-related injuries among men, penile fractures are rare yet painful; now researchers say they know which positions are likeliest to result in them.
Researchers reviewed records from three hospitals over a 13-year period in Campinas, Brazil, a city of roughly 3 million people. In a paper published in Advances in Urologyin April but now attracting plenty of attention, they write that the “cowgirl”—when the woman is on top of the man—was responsible for half the penile fractures reported among the cases involving heterosexual sex. The second-worst offender was doggy style, responsible for 29%, while the traditional missionary position had been assumed in 21% of the fractures, reports the Telegraph.
Still, penis fractures are rare—so much so that there isn’t really a known statistic for the injury, reports Cosmopolitan. Over 13 years of hospital records in Campinas, only a total of 42 men had “the condition confirmed after clinical, radiological, and surgical evaluation,” the researchers report. As a side note: 28 of those 42 fractures occurred during heterosexual sex, 4 during homosexual sex, 6 due to “penile manipulation,” and 4 in “unclear” circumstances. Researchers surmise that when the woman is on top, “she usually controls the movement with her entire body weight landing on the erect penis, not being able to interrupt it when the penis suffers a wrong way penetration.” (This man’s decision to have sex in a desert ended up costing him big-time.)
Women in Brazil staged a topless protest – to fight for the right to go topless.
As well as turning heads, the group hoped to turn attention to a Brazilian law which prohibits women from going topless at the beach as well as highlight cultural issues surrounding the freedom of women’s bodies.
In a city where little more than a thong bikini is seen as modest and old fashioned, a woman showing few centimetres more skin in shedding her bikini at the beach is treated as a scandalous act of promiscuity that attracts unpleasant attention.
“We believe that this is something that is going to take a while. It is something cultural, it will take a while to change, but there is no point in us sitting there doing nothing.
The campaigners celebrated the growing support for the movement, with a number of men and women taking part.
“This is a space for everyone to share, to be happy,” said topless campaigner Barbara Calmo.
“So come with us and take it off and participate in the topless movement. In Brazil there is a law which prohibits going topless at the beach, whilst in other countries lots of people are free to take off their tops,” Calmo continued.
A Tennessee parent is upset after she says she saw a “satanic” pentagram on a school bus.
The mom told WMC she snapped a photo of the brake light on a Durham School Services bus in Cordova.
“Anyone who fears a God, if not God and Jesus Christ, should be outraged,” said the mother, who was not identified because she is reportedly receiving death threats after sharing the photo on social media.
The mother says it’s appalling the brake lights are shaped like a pentagram.
“If you can’t put a cross on there, you can’t put a pentagram on it,” she said.
The woman pointed to Walgreen’s decision last year to remove wrapping paper from its shelves because images on the paper appeared to be those of swastikas.
“Would we allow a swastika, for instance, to be on the back of the bus?” said the mother.
One woman, who identified herself as a practicing Wiccan, looked at the photo and said it did look like a pentagram. But she says the symbol is the same for her faith as the cross is for Christians.
“Wiccans… we believe in God, we believe in Jesus, but we don’t call him God,” said Jo Applewhite. “Find out what it really means before you start getting riled up and all worked up about something.”
Applewhite says people may be making a fuss over nothing.
“Go find out if it was intentional,” she said.
School district officials have not publicly commented on the school bus lights.
Belgian designer Walter Van Beirendonck tends to make political statements in his runway shows: Last year, he showed feathered headdresses that said “Stop Racism,” and his most recent collection — which debuted yesterday in Paris — offered a response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks and a commentary on artistic censorship. But it also featured a surprisingly effective statement-making accessory: an enormous butt-plug lapel pin.
The pink, white, orange, and yellow butt plugs were fashioned into necklaces and lapel pins, and served as a sly defense of Paul McCarthy’s controversial giant butt-plug sculpture that was vandalized in Paris last year — a political statement and the must-have accessory for that Beirendonck-a-donk.
His new ginger-scented pills, mean loved-up couples don’t have to worry about committing any faux-pas on the most romantic day of the year.
He chose ginger because of its fabled aphrodisiac qualities.
“Say it with love, flavour your farts with ginger,” reads the advert for the pills.
Poincheval, who has been involved in homeopathy, claims the all-natural herbal medicine not only facilitates intestinal transit, but also neutralizes the odour of the gas let out.
According to the website that sells the pills, which also come in rose and violet scents, the herb mixture also helps reduce bloating.
The idea for the pills came to him six years ago after a rather disagreeable dinner with friends.
“We had just come back from Switzerland and we were eating a lot with our friends and the smell from the flatulence was really terrible. We couldn’t breathe so me and a friend decided something had to be done,” Poincheval told The Local previously.
“When we were vegetarian we noticed that our gas smelt like vegetables, like the odour from a cow pat, but when we started eating meat, the smell of the flatulence became much more disagreeable,” he said.
“We needed to invent something that made them smell nicer.”
At that point Poincheval went to see a scientist in a lab to look at ways of inventing a natural remedy for the everyday problem.
A packet of his pills will set you back €19.99 for a packet of 60 and according to the inventor they have been approved by French health authorities.
“We’re not quite ready to be floated on the stock exchange, but we sell a few hundred jars every month. Everyone needs these kind of pills,” he said.