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Want to have better sex? feed your lady love first

If you want great sex tonight, take your lady for a sumptuous dinner. No, not to set her mood right but to stave off her hunger pangs first. This was revealed by a small yet interesting study which appeared in the the journal Appetite.

According to researchers from University of California-San Diego, women with full stomachs are more likely to respond to romantic arousal than women with empty stomachs. “What [the study] does suggest is that our brains respond to different rewards with similar circuitry, and that they interact with each other," postdoctoral researcher Alice Ely told a popular media.

“One class of rewards (food, sex, money) potentially could make other classes of rewards more exciting or pleasant,” she was quoted as saying.

To reach this conclusion, Ely asked 20 women to fast for eight hours. After eight hours, they were then showed a series of “neutral” images and romantically-themed images and were placed under brain scans. Later, the women were given a 500-calorie nutrition supplement drink and were shown the same images again.

Ely and colleagues found the satiated women were “more responsive to romantic cues” than they were before they ate. “Physical discomfort is pretty incompatible with desire,” she noted.

After not eating for a long time, we feel uncomfortable and when we overeat, we are uncomfortable. Find the middle ground,” Ely told the media.
  • Published in Off Beat

Have more sex to earn more

London: Who thought your sex life could actually be related to the amount of money you earn? However, a new study shows that people who have more sex earn better than those who don't.

Economist Dr Nick Drydakis at Cambridge's Anglia Ruskin University used data from 7,500 Greek participants in research about their sex lives and jobs, and found that more sex was linked to more money earned, the Telegraph reported.

The effects were especially pronounced for peopled aged between 26 and 50 and those with ongoing health problems.  But the study did not establish whether more sex improved work performance work performance, resulting in increased earnings - or whether those on higher incomes were more likely to get lucky.

Drydakis said the reason was that sexual activity could be seen as "a barometer for health, quality of life, well-being and happiness.The theory concludes that people need to love and be loved, sexually and non-sexually, by others. In the absence of these elements, people may become susceptible to loneliness, social anxiety and depression - all factors that can affect their working life.”
However, he said a number of studies which have tried to establish lack of sex leads to lower wages or lower wages lead to less sex suggest both are true. The study also found that employees with health problems are less sexually active.
The study is published in the International Journal of Manpower. 

  • Published in Off Beat

Having sex outside marriage is not empowerment: Sonakshi Sinha

Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha does not agree with her contemporary Deepika Padukone's ideas about choice of freedom in "My Choice", a video aimed at spreading awareness about women empowerment.

The video shows Deepika talking about the freedom of choice that women must have regarding multiple issues, including having the choice to indulge in sex before marriage or out of marriage or not having sex at all.

"Women empowerment is not always about the kind of clothes you wear, not about who you want to have sex with or stuff like that. It's about employment, strength," Sonakshi said here on Tuesday on being asked about her opinion on the video.

"It's a very good initiative. It's coming from a good space, but honestly I believe empowerment should be given to the women who actually need it, who are kind of far away from where we are right now. We have been bred and brought up with luxury," she added.

"My Choice", directed by Homi Adjania, calls for a change in the mindset of men about women and asks them to stop judging women for their choices of clothes, profession and life.

She feels it needs to "reach out to people who actually need it, like the deep ends of this country".

Meanwhile, "My Choice" is getting mixed response on social media. While some people have praised Deepika's efforts, some have trashed it.

  • Published in Entertainment

Sex on the bike: couple fined after images go viral

Panaji: A raunchy bike ride on Panaji's Mandovi bridge, proved costly for a domestic tourist couple, who were fined by the traffic police after their images went viral on social media.

Police said that the couple, hailing from Madhya Pradesh, were living in a starred hotel in the state capital.

They were fined Rs.1,000 for dangerous driving.
Photographs of the couple on social media like Whatspp and Facebook showed the man driving the bike, while his female partner, wearing a skirt, lying sprawled in front of him on the motorcycle tank, straddling the rider with her hips.
"We managed to trace the couple using the motorcycle number, which was visible in one of the photos on Whatsapp and Facebook. We have fined them for dangerous driving," a traffic police officer said.
The photo also caught attention of legislators, one of whom also commented on it.

"This broad daylight sex show took place right on the Mandovi bridge on Sunday afternoon. Not a single policeman on the way to stop them. A passerby happened to click this picture. What do you have to say," BJP legislator from St. Andre constituency Vishnu Wagh asked, perhaps unaware that the duo had already been booked.

  • Published in National

Karnataka bans sex and drugs on beaches

Bengaluru: Taking a cue from Goa, Karnataka too has tightened its norms on international tourists and expats partying late into the night in popular tourist destinations across the state. Those caught in the act will not only be profiled but their activities will be video recorded and photographed as well.

What appears to be an indirect way of moral policing, the Karnataka government has issued a gazette notification on February 26, making it mandatory for party organisers to provide the police detailed information about private parties and all kind of events taking place in the state. In addition, organisers will have to obtain necessary permission from the deputy commissioners of the respective districts.

That is not all, if required, the police can gatecrash the party to ascertain whether any reveler is indulging in drugs and even record the party proceedings on a camera. The event and party themes should be in sync with Indian tradition (description not provided in notification) and the parties should wind up by 10 pm. The only saving grace is that these rules do not apply to events being held in Bengaluru.

These rules will hold good for international music concerts, local pageant shows, and other tourism promotional-related activities across Karnataka, including for public-private-partnership activities.

Though tourism department officials, did not wish to comment on the issue, the notification is clear about the move. Between February 3 and 5, 2012, the Udupi district administration, in association with a private agency, had organised a tourism promotion event 'Spring Zouk' on the St. Mary's Island where foreigners were found indulging in drugs and other unsocial activities.

The incident had led to a major furor since the party took place on a sacred island considered a pilgrimage centre for Hindus. Referring to the incident, the notification, states, "Taking into consideration the incident, which took place on St. Mary's Island, which was contrary to our culture, this notification is to prevent such embarrassing situations in the future."

Unhappy over the notification, party organisers and musical concert organizers as termed it as a retrograde step. "Under the pretext of preventing unwanted scenes involving foreigners in tourist destinations, the government is introducing several unacceptable rules and regulations. This will drive away tourists from coastal Karnataka. The notification is not yet made available to us. Once we read it in detail, we will lodge a complaint against it," said Ronnie D'souza, a leading operator of tourism promotional events in Karnataka.

Ironically, many international tourists, including backpackers, have now found solace in Karnataka's tourist destinations after Goa.

The pilgrimage town of Gokarna, Om beach, and the Hampi ruins are some of the most visited places by the foreigners. However, several complaints were lodged after tourists were found indulging in rave parties and walking nude on the beach lately.

  • Published in Karnataka

Horny couple having sex in cafe caught on CCTV

Strange things happen around the world. A lovey dovey couple stripped and had a steamy sex session in an armchair in a public cafe in Russia.

The horny couple had sought refuge inside a coffee house in Krasnodar, western Russia, to escape the cold outside. Having ordered their hot drinks, the couple sauntered over to an empty part of the cafe and immediately began stripping and having sex.

But they weren't the only ones enjoying. The staff of the cafe were all huddled around the CCTV screen watching the proceedings.

The staff later said that when the couple had come in, they had seemed very much in love and were kissing and giggling all the time. They said that they had no idea that the couple would end up taking their clothes off and treating the place as their bedroom.

Ultimately, the staff had to intervene and politely asked them to go find a room.

The embarrassed couple, after dressing up, paid their bill and left.

  • Published in Off Beat

Watermelon improves sex life too!

The summer just got hotter. The humble watermelon in your neighbourhood fruit market not only helps you shed weight, improve circulation or lower blood pressure, it can also boost your sex drive!

According to a recent study by Italian researchers, citrulline amino acid in watermelons improve blood flow and can alleviate erectile dysfunction.

Our bodies use citrulline to make yet another amino acid called arginine, which has viagra-like effect. Arginine boosts nitric oxide which relaxes blood vessels - the same basic effect that viagra has.

Extra nitric oxide can also help treat angina, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular problems, the study noted.

The juicy fruit is 92 per cent water, eight percent sugar, a great source of vitamin C and only 71 calories per serving.
  • Published in Health
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