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Human Sexuality

Positive vibes

The word 'vibrator' can elicit a blush today but the device was respectable - and popular - when weary Victorian doctors first put it into operation, writes Decca Aitkenhead.

Sunday, 16 September, 2012, 2:36am

GI liberators were big trouble in 1944 Normandy, says new book

Far removed from accounts of selfless derring-do, many US soldiers were viewed by the French as sex-obsessed thugs who had been promised an "erotic adventure" - a mission that was fulfilled, much to the chagrin of locals.

27 May 2013 - 5:59am 1 comment

Is it time to update simplistic notions of 'male' and 'female' gender?

Does playing with toy cars and robots mean you're a boy? Does wearing a dress and make-up make you a girl? Traditional concepts of gender are increasingly being challenged around the world by people who feel a full expression of their identity cannot be summed up by the term "man" or "woman".

26 May 2013 - 8:18am

Berlin opens Europe's first home for elderly gays, lebians and bisexuals

Over wine and coffee in Berlin's Wilde Oscar restaurant, Peter Sibley and Gottfried Stecher swap stories of the bad old days when homosexuality was outlawed.

30 Oct 2012 - 4:05am

So near, yet so feared: ladies of the fright

I'm reading a book, snappily titled The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends That Will Disrupt the World, by Shaun Rein. Cheap China as in the country, not the material used for making cups and toilets. Geddit?

27 Oct 2012 - 11:21pm

Are you getting enough?

Are you getting enough sex? Perhaps not.

16 Oct 2012 - 10:16am

Huge changes in mainland's sexual attitudes

Richard Burger suggests a sexual reawakening has long been under way on the mainland, with a rapidly altering sexual landscape filled with unmarried sexual partners, flourishing sex shops, mistresses and an increasingly wifeless generation of young men.

30 Sep 2012 - 3:48pm

Rape law outdated, Law Reform Commission says

It is time Hong Kong brought its decades-old rape law into line with the English model, to include offences between two males, the Law Reform Commission recommended yesterday.

The definition of rape should be broadened to include anal and oral penetration of people of both sexes, it said in a consultation paper about reviewing sexual offences.

18 Sep 2012 - 6:05pm

Rights groups welcome 'overdue' proposals on rape laws

Rape-victim and transgender rights groups welcomed proposals by the Law Reform Commission to change the law on sexual offences, but voiced concerns, particularly over provisions on anal sex which the commission did not address.

They also said the proposals were long overdue, coming six years after a court ruled that a law criminalising sex between men under 21 was unconstitutional.

18 Sep 2012 - 3:24am

Hong Kong legislator hailed for coming out as gay

Gay groups rejoiced after People Power's Raymond Chan Chi-chuen - a newly elected legislator - yesterday confirmed that he is a homosexual.

They expect Chan - better known as "Slow Beat" - to raise the issue of gay rights in the Legislative Council and help to promote anti-discrimination legislation to protect sexual minorities.

12 Sep 2012 - 12:17pm 3 comments

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