THE SEX FILES: News Round-Up

Just when I think I have heard it all where the fallacy of sex addiction is concerned, or see another fantastically obvious example of the emasculation of the American male, or some politico tries to pass a law about keeping us politically-correct, more stories hit me square in the face and the silliness rises.

I had to share a few with you this week…

Newt Loves This Country and Don’t You Forget It:

Ole wacky Newt Gingrich excused a past infidelity this week with this statement: “There’s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate.”

No matter where you come down on politics-if you come down on a side at all-you gotta love this one. Being a guy I understand the need to deny deny deny, but even I can’t come up with a rationalization as good as this. And good ol’ Newt confessed his stepping-out to the wife when she layed in the hospital sick! Now, this guy would make a good President.

Where The Boys Are…n’t Anymore

Oh that wacky Catholic Church is at it again. 21 Roman Catholic priests in Philadelphia were recently suspended after being linked to an investigation into child molestation.

“I wish to express again my sorrow for the sexual abuse of minors committed by any members of the Church, especially clergy,” Cardinal Justin Rigali, the archbishop of Philadelphia, said in a statement.

Thanks to Cardinal Rigali we all feel healed now, don’t we? Let me just pose a hypothetical: if you or I molested a kid and were found out, wouldn’t we be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law…or would we just be suspended from our jobs? I’m just askin’? On the lighter side…

Flirty City

A new Reuters poll has Athens topping the World Flirtation League, as tabulated through Badoo.com. Culling through 12 million flirtatious contacts made over a one month period on the famous single’s portal, 108 million users flirted in 180 countries to find the Greek city the best for flirting. Moscow came in 2nd, Rome 8th; New York City only 89! Wtf?

The Greek’s claim their ancient city has always held a certain hedonistic allure, supporting a certain verbose partying culture that saw it top this list. It’s not only telling that Athens was picked but it is telling how they were picked…from a survey conducted through an online dating site. Nothing much goes beyond the notice of the net nowadays, with Reuters conducting surveys now online, especially surveys that deal with our mating habits.

So, see how hip and cool you are reading about sex here on the net?

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