Tuesday, October 5, 2010

News Flashes

Sex American Style

From the Chicago Sun-Times

A new survey published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine paints one of the most complete pictures of Americans' sexual behavior in recent years.

The National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior was based on a responses of 5,865 Americans between ages 14 and 94.

It turns out that many people are developing a more diverse and complex sex life.

• Seven percent of women and eight percent of men identified themselves as something other than heterosexual. Five percent of women identified themselves as lesbian or bisexual and just under seven percent of men identified themselves as gay or bisexual.

• About 40 percent of men and women ages 25 to 39 say they have vaginal intercourse a few times a month to once a week.

• About 10 percent of women ages 18 to 39 masturbate alone two to three times a week. One in five men age 25 to 29 said they masturbated four or more times per week.

• About a third of young men 16 to 17 reported receiving oral sex from a female. Some 23.5 percent of young women 16 to 17 reported receiving oral sex in the last year from a male partner.

• Four in 10 men age 25 to 59 say they have engaged in anal intercourse in their lifetime; the female percentage was similar for women 20 to 49.

• About 85 percent of men reported that their partner had an orgasm during their most recent sexual event, while 64 percent of women reported having an orgasm.

Oakland University provost addresses breast cancer

Dr. Virinder Moudgil, Oakland University's provost, in conjunction with the university's women and gender studies program, will present as special program titled "Hormones in Health and Disease: Advances in Breast Cancer.

The program will on Thursday, October 21 from 12-1 p.m. in the Oakland Room of the Oakland Center on Oakland University's campus.

In addition to being a supporter of Oakland's women and gender studies program, Dr. Moudgil has been investigating the molecular mechanism of steroid hormone action for more than 30 years with the support of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Moudgil is the series editor of Hormones in Health and Diseases and chairman of the Scientific Committee, Meadow Brook Conferences on Steroid Receptors in Health and Disease.

For more information, contact Professor Jo Reger at 248.370.2575

Fifty best Feminist Blogs

NetworkedBlogs.com, an extension of the NetworkedBlogs Facebook Application, has listed its top 50 feminist blogs.

The number one blog, "Sense and Sensuality," claims over 800 followers.

This web site is still in its early stages. With time, it plans to add more features and more information from outside of Facebook.

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