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College offers young people money to have sex on camera

Haven’t kids had enough sex education by college to know the benefits of using a condom?

Dog eyeroll

Via NY Post: A school in England is making some people hot under the collar — by offering to pay young couples to have sex on camera.

Coventry University is searching for volunteers ages 18 to 25 who are willing to be filmed making whoopee in “natural settings,” including inside a car, and be paid the equivalent of $488 to do so, according to UK media.

Filmmakers for the government-funded project called “Chance2Change” said it will promote the message that using a condom “does not kill the mood,” the Daily Mail reported.

Margaret Morrissey, chairman of a group called Parents Outloud, said students who sign up to appear in the videos may be “jeopardizing” their future. “They are offending the intelligence of their students by thinking they need educational videos such as this,” Morrissey told The Telegraph.


“With the nature of the internet, these videos could stay in circulation for years. Any students taking part in them could jeopardize future employment prospects,” she said.

Project leader Dr. Katie Newby insisted the film will feature real couples in “loving, consensual relationships and be tastefully shot.”

More from Daily Mail:

Dr. Newby said: ‘The videos, which will be tastefully shot and feature genuine couples, are designed to be available to over-18s at the point at which they are requesting free STI self-testing kits from a website.

‘Other aspects of the intervention include allowing users to test out a range of different condoms to identify their preferred one, a condom ordering service, providing a free product for carrying condoms in, and other videos featuring young people talking about condom use.

‘We believe that someone who is seeking STI testing is likely to be particularly receptive to the messages around condom use, and we hope to convince them that condoms needn’t be awkward, embarrassing or an obstacle to enjoyable sex.’

Dr. Newby said that, despite the well-known risks of unprotected sex, the NHS still spends £620million per year treating sexually-transmitted illnesses. 



St. Valentine’s Day at Walmart

Walmart Valentine

Did you know that Valentine’s Day is named after St. Valentine, a real person?

Valentine was a Roman priest, physician, and martyr who was arrested by the Emperor Claudius for marrying Christian couples secretly during a time of persecution in the Church. On February 14 in the year 350, Valentine was put to death, probably flogged and/or beheaded. In 496, Pope Gelasius declared February 14th St. Valentine’s feast day.

I can’t help but wonder what St. Valentine thinks of the Walmart display . . . .

H/t FOTM’s dee


Sandra Fluke’s Dilemma is Solved – She Needs to be declared an EPA Wetlands Protected Area

Many of you have likely seen the heart rending testimony of Ms. Sandra Fluke, a law student at Georgetown University, before a Congressional Committee a few weeks ago. She was lamenting that no one would subsidize her birth control expenses, which she claimed would amount to $3000 during her three years in law school.

After watching Ms. Fluke describe her desperate situation I set to thinking of ways to help her out of her crisis.

First, of course I had to pass through the grieving period I experienced after hearing of her inhumane treatment at the hands of the Georgetown administration and our Government � what cruelty lurks in the heart of men that they would leave this poor woman to fend for herself when all she wanted to do was get laid seven times a day (see my analysis below).

Once I recovered from my grief, I set to thinking about ways to help this poor girl. Being a Physicist, I sat down with my calculator and worked through some numbers.

Ms. Fluke’s expense account for birth control (aka sexual entertainment) was claimed to be $3000 for three years at law school. Let’s presume that as an educated woman she wants to be doubly safe and uses both birth control pills to prevent pregnancy and condoms to prevent STD (sexually transmitted disease).

Using the Wal-Mart cost for birth control pills of $9 per month, her birth control pills will cost her $324 for her entire law school career (if you can call it a career � I can think of other names). This leaves only $2676 for her condoms.

I went to Amazon.com, and found quality condoms available for 33 cents each in packages of 60 condoms each. This cost includes tax and shipping. Since she has $2676 for her 33 cent condoms, she will be buying 8109 condoms during her law school “career”�.

To use her 8109 condoms (remember, $3000 was Ms. Fluke’s own number) she would have to have sex 7 times a day. This number presumes that she has sex ten times a day on Sundays when she has more free time.

So, having worked through these numbers, I have some suggestions for Ms. Fluke to help her work through her crisis:

1. Find dates that are gentlemanly enough to either provide their own condoms, or at least split the cost with her. Selection criteria is the key to this one.

2. Spend more time studying. Even seven “quickies” a day will seriously cut into quality study time. This would not only save money but would improve her education as well.

3. Seek funding from the EPA from one of their Wetlands Protection programs surely Ms. Fluke’s nether regions would qualify as wetlands given sex seven times a day.

Just trying to help out a starving student.

By the way, the average starting salary of new Georgetown Law School graduates is $160,000 a year, FYI.

Booth R. Myers, PhD

 H/T Kelleigh


Free condoms for kids as young as 12 in Springfield, MA


Free condoms for Springfield students 12 and over gains ground

Masslive.com:  The School Committee on Thursday gave first-step approval to a policy that would provide students, ages 12 and older, with access to free condoms, aimed at helping to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy.

The committee voted 5-1 in favor of the “Comprehensive Reproductive Health Policy.” The policy, which also includes a provision for counseling for the students, still needs a second vote of approval before it is final.

Under the draft policy, parents “will be notified of condom availability in the schools and will have the opportunity to deny permission (opt out) for access to condoms for their student(s).”

“This is the right move and the smart move to make,” said Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, chairman of the School Committee.  Sarno and other committee members said that teens who engage in unprotected sex can harm their own health and can become young parents, more prone to drop out of school, to be less successful, and to be more likely to raise children in poverty. The condoms would be provided by the state Department of Public Health.

Committee member Peter Murphy cast the sole vote against the policy, saying he was not comfortable with the idea of providing condoms to students who are as young as 12 years old when it is not legal for them to engage in sex.

The condoms would be available from school nurses and through the high school-based clinics, officials said. Upon receipt, students will receive counseling including information about abstinence and instruction on proper storage and use of contraceptives, according to the draft policy.

Christopher Collins, vice-chairman, said that while he may take a different view based on his religion or how he brought up his own children, he must act on what he considers to be in the students’ best interest.  “We can’t stick our heads in the sand any more,” Collins said.

Committee member Antonette Pepe initially suggested that parents would first have to give their permission in person for their children to get condoms. Members of the Springfield Adolescent Sexual Health Advisory council, however, convinced her during a subcommittee meeting that all parents will be contacted, both by letter and by telephone, about their right to opt out, rather than expect them to come into the schools and sign permission.

Committee members Norman Roldan and Denise Hurst said the policy is an important prevention tool.  In 2009, the most recent year for full statistics, Holyoke had the highest teen birth rate in the state for the fifth consecutive year even though the number of teen births declined, according to a state report. The number of births to teenage mothers rose in Springfield in 2009, and the city was ranked fourth in the state for its teen birth rate.

Dr. Sarah Perez McAdoo, co-chairwoman of the Springfield Adolescent Sexual Health Advisory council, joined in urging passage of the policy to protect the health and safety of children.  Helen R. Caulton-Harris, the city’s health director and co-chairwoman of the advisory council, said the national statistics show that teen pregnancy is a leading reason students drop out of school. In addition, a child has a 27 percent chance of growing up in poverty if the mother gives birth as a teen, she said, citing statistics.

I suggest that the committee members should have looked at the scientific data before claiming this will help prevent unwanted pregnancies and reducing STDs.  Let’s look at the data, shall we? (Data courtesy of LifeNews.com)

  • Studies have shown that contraception increases sexual activity — i.e., that more contraception means more sex.
  • Many adolescent males will wholeheartedly affirm a connection between the availability of contraception and sexual activity, and scientific data supports the link.
  • The Centers for Disease Control data, established clear links between birth control and increases in STDs. STD increases are a very reliable indicator of increased sexual activity and show that contraception is wrongly perceived as low-cost insurance — a perception that motivates increased sexual activity.
  • A recent ten-year study in Spain reported that contraception use increased by about 60%, yet the abortion rate doubled. In other words, even with an increase in contraception use, there weren’t fewer unwanted pregnancies, there were more.

But facts and data never let the public schools stop them from believing they know what’s best for your children – even if it has nothing to do with reading, writing, and arithmetics.


Los Angeles just doesn’t get it…

Porn Stars Flocking to Phoenix for Filming

Remember my post about the city of Los Angeles’ desire to mandate that porn actors wear condoms?  Well it’s now an ordinance that requires porn actors to wear condoms during filming and takes effect today. The result? The porn industry is seeking to move their business elsewhere…

myFOXphoenix.com: When you think of “Porn in the Valley,” southern California probably comes to mind. But soon, that could all change – because of the billion dollar porn industry.  It is seriously considering moving its operations to the Phoenix valley.

Sweeping health regulations will require porn performers in California to wear condoms while on location starting on Monday.  The landmark law is a rare attempt to regulate how films are made.

The industry is fighting back, and on Saturday night, they brought that fight to Phoenix, and that might not be all.  Adult movie star and film producer Taryn Thomas signed autographs for fans at the first-ever Adult Film Convention in Phoenix — which happens to coincide with the Fifth Annual Porn Star Ball held here in the valley.

This after a strict, new law in California is set to change the way movies are made there by requiring condom use.  “I wonder what’s going to happen for the next ‘Fast and the Furious’ movie? Will Vin Diesel have to keep it under 65? Will James Bond have to wear tactical gear?” one actress said.

Film maker Michael Whiteacre said he’s already seen change.  Producers and actors are packing up and moving to a new valley — one with no restrictions.  Whiteacre said more shooting means more money.

But former porn actress and founder of the Pink Cross Foundation, Shelly Luben, warns of something else.  “What they bring with them is rampant – STDs, prostitution, drug trafficking, let me tell you — they are going to recruit young women in Phoenix,” Luben said.

Wherever work is, of course, I am going to flock to that as well,” said actress Amy Brook.   Brook started making Internet movies in Phoenix in 2008, and like Thomas, is willing to come back if it means freedom of expression.  “Say a construction worker has to wear a hard hat, OK, but the building he’s building is still going to look the same when it’s done. But if a performer has to wear a condom, it’s not going to show up the same way, and it’s not going to be the same in the end,” Brook said.

We all know wearing condoms is most effective in preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).  And while I’m no fan of the porn industry, I am a big fan of free will when it comes to your choice to use a condom or not. 

I would never encourage a young girl or man to enter the porn industry and would certainly encourage using condoms.  Yet I cannot get on board with the city mandating actors use condoms in this business. 

The city of Los Angeles, although driven by good intentions to prevent the transmission of STDs, may find themselves even more broke with the loss of this industry.  Big government usually means big problems.


Condoms required for workplace safety

Adult Film Condom Proposal Qualifies for June Ballot

NBC  Los AngelesA proposal that would require adult film actors to use condoms has qualified for the June ballot after proponents gathered enough signatures to put the issue before Los Angeles voters.

Proponents gathered more than 70,000 signatures, exceeding the 41,000 required to place the issue on the ballot, according to AIDS Heathcare Foundation spokesman Ged Kenslea. The signatures were certified last week by the LA City Clerk.

The Adult Film Workplace Condom Initiative would condition adult film permits on the production company’s agreement to use condoms on the film set. Under the proposal, fees may be charged to “provide for inspectors to ensure compliance with conditions on film permits.”

“We have other conditions on film permits,” said Michael Weinstein, of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a backer of the proposal. “If you’re going to blow things up, you have to have the fire department involved.” (his pun, not mine!)

The ballot measure is the subject of a legal challenge by City Attorney Carmen Trutanich. His office filed a lawsuit earlier this month, calling the measure a “needless and wasteful expenditure of public resources made in connection with a measure which the voters have no power to adopt.”  State laws already mandate use of condoms when workers are exposed to blood-borne pathogens, the lawsuit states.

But in a letter sent to the LA City Council after Trutanich issued his opinion on the matter earlier this year, Cal/OSHA officials said local authorities can require condom use on adult film sets.  “State law does not preempt such action by the City because the City does not seek to enact an occupational health and safety standard but rather a public health standard applicable to any film activity (regardless of employment relationship) within the City boundaries,” officials said in the letter.

How exactly will this mandate be enforced?  Government union workers hired to watch porn movies all day to determine which movies have been made without using condoms? Inspectors paid to go watch porn production?  How many inspectors would that require given the thousands of porn productions that take place in that city in a given month.

Anyone that enters the porn industry knows that it is a dangerous business.  If they choose to not use condoms, they practice their free will (or demonstrate a lack of intelligence).  I get the intent – controlling sexually transmitted diseases is  a good thing.  But can’t stand the fact that another government measure is on the ballot to regulate behaviors (really, the porn industry may be a work place but it’s a chosen profession, one that a person enters into knowing the consequences of unprotected sex).  What’s next, a mandate that requires you use condoms in your personal bedroom as well?


Roe v. Wade Spawned New Industry

This is a companion to Dr. Eowyn’s previous post entitled Aborted Human Fetal Cells in Your Food, Vaccines and Cosmetics that lists corporations involved with the use of fetal cells.  After reading that eyeopener, I did further research.  This video is based on information found in a 2010 article on medical ethics entitled “Commercial Markets Created by Abortion.

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72 page doctoral thesis on which the article, “Commercial Markets Created by Abortion” is online with searchable links:  http://o.b5z.net/i/u/10060511/f/Licentiate_Thesis_PDF1.pdf

Other articles on the Fellowship of Minds have more detailed information about the education establshment’s goal to sexualize  little children. See The War On Childhood Escalates .