Three years ago Fred Allen* was a taxi driver working 12-hour shifts to make ends meet.
Today, he is a gun for hire, having received tens of thousands of dollars from Sydney's metropolitan councils in exchange for crucial evidence that is presented in court to help expose and close underground parlours. In short, Mr Allen has paid sex with prostitutes and ratepayers foot the bill.
"Never in a million years would I have imagined a job like this existed, let alone me doing it," the 60-year-old said, with a hint of a smirk. "It's a strange world for sure."
Ha! From the article: "But there are occasions when they all arrive at once. For instance, I was given three jobs to complete, for the same council, in the same week ... and I'm not as young as I used to be."
The bondage-themed accommodation was to be set in the existing L'Om del Llosar Hotel, which the businessman – who wishes to remain anonymous – had reportedly rented out...
Never mind prudishness, in this litigious age, where it wouldn't surprise me if a hotel guest sued because they didn't receive a mint on their pillow, the idea of "pain for pleasure" just rings all kinds of potential lawsuit bells.
Three years ago, writer Shannon O’Malley was having dinner at a Thai restaurant with her friend and professional collaborator, Keith Wilson, when their mealtime conversation turned to the topic of vaginas. O’Malley asked Wilson, a gay man, to sketch his own version of a vagina on their paper tablecloth. Wilson obliged, only to be critiqued and ridiculed for his laughable illustration. His boyfriend followed suit and the critiquing continued, turning into a long night of “vag chat” as Wilson recently told BuzzFeed.
It didn’t end there. O’Malley and Wilson joked about the drawings and started to ask other gay men they knew to come up with their own illustrations, which eventually prompted the two to branch out to the larger gay male community in their home of San Francisco. They set up drawing stations in some of the city’s prominent queer neighborhoods and created a Tumblr to post the responses, which they aptly called Gay Men Draw Vaginas. Before long, O’Malley and Wilson had hundreds and hundreds of vagina sketches by gay men from around the world.
The true effects of social media on intimacy won't be seen for years to come, I think. First a culture changes with fads (including technological fads), but when those fads become commonplace, what new trend will replace them? It's only as these layers build that a more permanent picture is created.
Couples in Italy searching for a lovers' lane no longer need to park at some shady spot in the woods or drive up to some remote lookout to fool around — there's now a guarded car park for that! Love Parking is a seductive business set up in the southern Italian city of Naples, where the streets are not known for being particularly safe for late-night spates of lovemaking, [...]
Experiencing sexual pleasure while working out at the gym (versus what is implied as not experiencing it while working at home) probably has more to do with psychology than stimulating abdominal exercises.
After a Reddit post claiming to be a spreadsheet of all the excuses a wife gave her husband to get out of sex went viral last week, HuffPost Live's Caitlyn Becker hosted a panel of women who discussed how marriage changes intimacy. One of the panelis...
UK sculptor Robin Wight creates dramatic scenes of wind-blown fairies clutching dandelions, clinging to trees, and seemingly suspended in midair, all with densely wrapped forms of stainless steel wire.