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Thursday 03 December 2009
Everyone loves a Christmas party. Whether it's the annual office do or a friend's winter get-together, our social lives rocket over the festive period… and love is certainly in the air.
Saturday 07 November 2009
Such a charming little story I heard this week, told me by a friend who is governor of her local school. We were standing outside Sainsbury's, wondering where the car was parked, when The Twelve Days of Christmas started up in the forecourt. My friend sighed; gave her head a sad little shake. "What?" I asked. Well, she said, as a treat for the younger pupils, two officials from the local NHS trust had arrived to sing a song for them during the class that used to be sex education and is now PSHE (personal, social and health education). It was a jolly song, chosen with the festive season in mind, and because I've since found the lyrics online I can tell you that it went like this:
Thursday 22 October 2009
One Fatwa, an assassination attempt and a, ahem, string of photogenic girlfriends: Salman Rushdie is no stranger to attention.
Friday 11 September 2009
Another day, another Republican sex scandal. In a now-eerily-familiar scenario, a rising star of the party's conservative wing has been forced to resign – amid allegations that he fails to practise the lifestyle he so dutifully preaches.
Thursday 06 August 2009
Teenagers in a seaside town will be tested for the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia and given keyring condom holders when they visit the beach in a campaign announced today.
Tuesday 04 August 2009
People who frequently have straight sex without a condom are generally in better mental health than the rest of the population, according to a Scottish psychologist.
Monday 03 August 2009
Wednesday 20 May 2009
Strong sales of Durex condoms and Scholl footcare products helped SSL International to deliver a 33 per cent rise in full-year pre-tax profits, as it revealed massive growth plans for Russia and surrounding countries through the acquisition of a condom brand and distributor.
Tuesday 05 May 2009
Swiss police said today they were investigating a seven-year-old girl's discovery of a condom in her McDonald's Happy Meal.
Tuesday 05 May 2009
Thursday 16 April 2009
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Sunday 12 April 2009
As a recent convert to Roman Catholicism, Tony Blair must know that Lent is a period for repentance, quiet reflection and taking stock. Which makes it all the more curious that the former Prime Minister has chosen the holiest time of the year to take on the Pope, of all people, on the position of the Catholic Church in today’s society.
Friday 10 April 2009
Thursday 09 April 2009
Permit me a Mary Whitehouse moment, if you will, but at what stretch of whose imagination is showing children a group of women climaxing on prime-time television a good thing? I'm referring to a Durex advertisement (below) for a female "pleasure gel", which features young women reaching orgasm to the "Queen of the Night" aria from Mozart's Magic Flute.
Monday 30 March 2009
Have you seen the ad with the girl slurping up her own vomit. Twice. It begins at the end of the story and plays backwards. So instead of throwing up down the loo, our heroine hovers up her sick from the toilet bowl. It's enough to turn your stomach.
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