International sex news http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19549/all en Zimbabwe: 'Female rapists' semen-harvesting case dropped http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/zimbabwe-female-rapists-semen-rituals-case-dropped Zimbabwe prosecutors have dropped charges against three women accused of raping male hitchhikers to collect semen for rituals.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/zimbabwe-female-rapists-semen-rituals-case-dropped" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news Zimbabwe Weird Wide Web Thu, 03 May 2012 14:57:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5702983 at http://www.globalpost.com Zimbabwe prisoners need 'sex gadgets' to curb urges, senator says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/zimbabwe-prison-sex-gadgets-sithembile-mlotshwa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sithembile Mlotshwa told a parliamentary committee that prisoners can go without food and clothing as long as they satisfy their sexual needs, and should be given "sex gadgets" to "curb homosexuality." </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erin Conway-Smith </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> JOHANNESBURG &mdash; A Zimbabwean senator has called for prison inmates to be provided with sex gadgets for &quot;when the desire arises,&quot; to prevent them from &quot;spreading&quot; homosexuality.</p> <p> Sithembile Mlotshwa, a senator from Matobo, Zimbabwe, told a parliamentary committee Monday that prisoners can go without food and clothing as long as they satisfy their sexual needs,<a href="http://www.herald.co.zw/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=36371:let-prisoners-quench-sexual-desire-senator&amp;catid=37:top-stories&amp;Itemid=130"> the state-run Herald newspaper reported</a>.</p> <p> In Zimbabwe, prison conditions are notoriously terrible, and many prisoners never make it out alive. A 2009 documentary aired on South African television showed emaciated prisoners living in &quot;death camp&quot;-like conditions. &nbsp;</p> <p> According to the Herald, Mlotshwa &quot;urged the government to forgo clothes and food and provide &#39;sex gadgets&#39; in prisons to curb homosexuality.&quot;</p> <p> &ldquo;Considering that some of the same-sex orientation (homosexuality) come from prisons and when those people are out they then spread that orientation, what measures are you putting in place to make sure that vice is stopped?&rdquo; she asked the Committee on Gender and Development.</p> <p> &ldquo;In other countries they provide sex gadgets and they have also constructed rooms where people go and service themselves when the desire arises,&rdquo; she said.</p> <p> Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is notoriously anti-gay. His <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/zimbabwe/111124/mugabe-satanic-david-cameron-zimbabwe-gay-rights-british-aid">rants about homosexuality</a> have for years been a staple of his public speeches, and gays and lesbians have faced serious political repression under his rule.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/zimbabwe-prison-sex-gadgets-sithembile-mlotshwa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news Prisons Zimbabwe Weird Wide Web Wed, 14 Mar 2012 21:16:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5696084 at http://www.globalpost.com Coded condoms allow users to check-in, rate safe sex http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/coded-condoms-checkin-rate-safe-sex When Foursquare met Yelp: Planned Parenthood distributes condoms with scannable bar codes to track condom usage, allow lovers to rate their experiences online. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/coded-condoms-checkin-rate-safe-sex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news Technology United States Weird Wide Web Fri, 02 Mar 2012 21:24:06 +0000 Meena Thiruvengadam 5694402 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesia lets women access husbands' salaries to curb adultery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/indonesia/120209/indonesia-salary-policy-meant-curb-adultery <p> Wives of civil servants had complained before about their husbands&#39; lack of financial transparency.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/indonesia/120209/indonesia-salary-policy-meant-curb-adultery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture & Lifestyle gender equality International sex news Politics Indonesia Thu, 09 Feb 2012 19:24:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5691113 at http://www.globalpost.com South Africa recalls condoms distributed at ANC celebrations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/south-africa-news-anc-leaky-condoms-recall <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South African health authorities have recalled 1.35 million condoms distributed for the ruling African National Congress party's 100-year anniversary celebrations, after complaints the condoms were leaky. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erin Conway-Smith </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> JOHANNESBURG, South Africa &mdash; Ahead of the ruling African National Congress party&#39;s big 100-year anniversary bash earlier this month, more than a million condoms were distributed to hotels, bars and restaurants in anticipation of wild times by ANC cadres.</p> <p> But after complaints that the Choice brand condoms were leaky, South African health authorities have announced a recall.</p> <p> This means 1.35 million condoms that had been cleared by the South Africa Bureau of Standards are being withdrawn.</p> <p> A leading activist group, <a href="http://www.tac.org.za/community/">Treatment Action Campaign</a> (TAC), said it heard complaints about porous condoms, and condoms that burst during sex, <a href="http://www.citypress.co.za/SouthAfrica/News/ANC-party-centenary-condoms-filled-with-pricks-20120128">Johannesburg newspaper City Press reported.</a></p> <p> Or as the City Press headline said: &quot;ANC party centenary condoms filled with &lsquo;pricks&rsquo;.&quot;</p> <p> <strong>More from GlobalPost:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120107/south-africa-anc-celebrates-100th-birthday">South Africa: ANC celebrates 100th birthday</a></strong></p> <p> While the condoms have yet to be subjected to lab tests, the Free State health department decided to be proactive and recall the entire batch of 8,700 boxes.</p> <p> &ldquo;There is no reason for people to panic,&rdquo; spokesperson Jabu Mbalula told City Press.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/south-africa-news-anc-leaky-condoms-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news South Africa Weird Wide Web Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:56:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5689687 at http://www.globalpost.com Zimbabwe woman sues cheating husband over broken bed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/zimbabwe-woman-sues-cheating-husband-broken-bed-sex <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nonkazimulo Dube from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe wants a divorce and $200 to replace her marital bed, which her cheating husband, Talent Tafara, broke while having sex with other women. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erin Conway-Smith </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> JOHANNESBURG, South Africa &mdash; A Zimbabwe woman is suing her husband after his affairs with a string of women broke the couple&#39;s marital bed.</p> <p> Nonkazimulo Dube has asked a magistrate to dissolve her marriage, and also wants $200 to replace the broken bed, bought just last year, <a href="http://www.newzimbabwe.com/news-7038-Wife+sues+cheating+hubby+over+broken+bed/news.aspx">NewZimbabwe.com reported</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/zimbabwe-woman-sues-cheating-husband-broken-bed-sex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news Zimbabwe Weird Wide Web Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:45:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5689442 at http://www.globalpost.com Zimbabwe's "female rapists," accused of semen harvesting, strike again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/zimbabwe-female-rapists-hitchhiker-attacks-semen-harvesting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Zimbabwe police fear that gangs of female rapists "are on the prowl again," sexually assaulting and collecting sperm from male hitchhikers for ritualistic purposes. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erin Conway-Smith </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Zimbabwe police have confirmed that two men were sexually assaulted over the Christmas and New Year holidays, the latest alleged attacks on male hitchhikers by women.</p> <p> Now Zimbabweans fear the country&#39;s &quot;notorious&quot; gangs of female rapists &quot;are on the prowl again,&quot; <a href="http://www.newzimbabwe.com/NEWS-6850-Female+%E2%80%98rapists%E2%80%99+strike+again/NEWS.aspx">according to the New Zimbabwe website</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/zimbabwe-female-rapists-hitchhiker-attacks-semen-harvesting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news Zimbabwe Weird Wide Web Thu, 05 Jan 2012 15:13:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5686061 at http://www.globalpost.com Prince Harry: no "fornicating" in Gila Bend, Arizona http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/prince-harry-fornicating-gila-bend-arizona-christian <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Prince Harry, posted in Gila Bend, Arizona, for military training, was been warned against "fornicating" during his stay in the Christian community, a UK tabloid reports. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Prince Harry, posted to the town of <a href="http://www.gilabendaz.org/">Gila Bend</a>, Arizona, for military training, has been warned against &quot;fornicating&quot; during his stay in the Christian community &mdash; at least according to a report in a scandal-loving British tabloid.</p> <p> The 27-year-old prince is in Gila Bend, population 1,700, for the final stage of an advanced weapons training course in the United States, to experience conditions similar to those he might encounter in Afghanistan. Prince Harry is a helicopter pilot in the British Army.</p> <p> But the town&#39;s mayor, Ron Henry, <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2058504/Prince-Harry-warned-fornicate-Gila-Bend-mayor-Ron-Henry.html">in an interview with the Daily Mail</a> warned Harry off the Arizona desert town&#39;s young women after hearing about his reputation as a party-loving playboy, the tabloid claimed.&nbsp;</p> <p> &quot;There are probably some fathers here who would go to extremes to protect their daughters,&quot; said Mayor Henry, the Daily Mail reported. &quot;Some of the dads won&#39;t take too kindly to a prince fornicating the night away.&quot;</p> <p> The mayor added: &quot;I would advise the prince to take in the beautiful sights of the desert instead.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p> Prince Harry was previously posted at El Centro base in California as part of the RAF Apache training course. While in California, he is reported to have wooed San Diego cocktail waitress <a href="http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/prince-harry-and-the-cocktail-waitress/story-fn907478-1226174766185">Jess Donaldson</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/prince-harry-fornicating-gila-bend-arizona-christian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news Military United Kingdom United States Weird Wide Web Tue, 08 Nov 2011 10:50:00 +0000 News Desk 5680587 at http://www.globalpost.com Police identify 8,000 people in South Korea's sex trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/111102/police-identify-8000-people-south-koreas-sex-t <p> South Korean police officials said Wednesday they identified nearly 8,000 people involved in the country&rsquo;s human sex trade in a recent three-month bust.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/111102/police-identify-8000-people-south-koreas-sex-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Trafficking International sex news Travel/Tourism Asia-Pacific Culture & Lifestyle South Korea Wed, 02 Nov 2011 17:36:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5680064 at http://www.globalpost.com South African sports minister in TMI sex scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/south-africa-sex-scandal-sports-minister-fikile-mbalula <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The details of Fikile Mbalula's sex life were laid out in South Africa's Sunday papers, complete with an overly detailed explanation from Mbalula, sparking a backlash from readers. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erin Conway-Smith </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> JOHANNESBURG, South Africa &mdash; In a case of TMI, the graphic details of South African sports minister <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fikile_Mbalula">Fikile Mbalula</a>&#39;s sex life&nbsp;were spread over the front pages of this country&#39;s Sunday newspapers.</p> <p> But rather than sparking calls for his resignation, the lurid reports drew support for Mbalula, with Twitter users in South Africa saying his sex life was &quot;not news,&quot; and the ruling party&#39;s youth league praising his courage, as well as his &quot;energy and oomph.&quot;</p> <p> Mbalula, who is married, allegedly impregnated a 27-year-old model during a one-stand stand after they met at a party in Johannesburg, the Sunday World tabloid says. The woman then tried to extort money from him, according to reports.</p> <p> The model declined to comment.&nbsp;But Mbalula, 40, admitted that he had a brief relationship with her, <a href="http://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2011/10/30/sports-minister-shown-red-card-for-playing-away">telling the newspaper</a>:</p> <blockquote><p> &quot;She has told me that she will go public and say I have not used a condom when I slept with her and that I was cheating on my wife with her,&quot; he said.</p> <p> &quot;The truth is that I used a condom with her, but it burst during sex.&quot;</p> </blockquote> <p> Media reports of the affair then go into the lengthy deliberations of how to handle the burst condom. According to Mbalula, the woman had promised take a morning-after pill, but later told him she was pregnant and asked for R2,000 ($250) for an abortion &mdash; and then for R10,000 ($1,240), and then for R40,000 ($4,950).</p> <p> Mbalula, who is a former leader of the ruling African National Congress party&#39;s youth league, apologized &quot;to the South African society, to the African National Congress and the South African government.&quot;</p> <p> &quot;I have apologized to my family, particularly to my wife, as I should have known better,&quot; he said, <a href="http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Politics/Mbalula-wants-privacy-amid-sex-claims-20111030">the South African Press Association reports</a>.</p> <p> The ANC youth league on Monday <a href="http://www.ancyl.org.za/show.php?id=8115">released a statement</a> saying it &quot;accepts the apology of Comrade Fikile Mbalula!&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/south-africa-sex-scandal-sports-minister-fikile-mbalula" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news South Africa Weird Wide Web Tue, 01 Nov 2011 11:57:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5679806 at http://www.globalpost.com Sesame Street's YouTube channel hit by porn video hack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/sesame-street-youtube-porn-hacked <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sesame Street has been hit by hackers who uploaded explicit sex videos to the YouTube channel of the popular children's TV show. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> <a href="http://www.sesamestreet.org/">Sesame Street</a>&#39;s YouTube channel has been hit by hackers who uploaded hardcore porn videos to the normally child-friendly page.</p> <p> The Sesame Street channel was taken offline Sunday afternoon, reportedly within 20 minutes of the porn hack being spotted, <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15333600">BBC News says</a>.</p> <p> <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/16/tech/sesame-street-hacking/index.html">CNN quipped</a> that Sesame Street&#39;s YouTube page had been reprogrammed &quot;with content brought to you by the letter &#39;X&#39;.&quot;</p> <p> The long-running American children&#39;s TV show has more than 140,000 subscribers to its YouTube page, and its videos have been watched almost 500 million times, the BBC says.</p> <p> According to the BBC, a message posted alongside the explicit sex videos said: &quot;Who doesn&#39;t like porn kids?&quot;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.sesameworkshop.org/">Sesame Workshop</a>, the non-profit organization behind Sesame Street, apologized Sunday for the hacking incident.</p> <p> &quot;Our channel was compromised and we are presently working with YouTube/Google to restore our original content,&quot; Sesame Workshop said, <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/16/tech/sesame-street-hacking/index.html">according to CNN</a>. &quot;We always strive to provide age-appropriate content for our viewers and hope to resolve this problem quickly.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/sesame-street-youtube-porn-hacked" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news United States Weird Wide Web Mon, 17 Oct 2011 13:38:48 +0000 News Desk 5678117 at http://www.globalpost.com South African court says Chinese condoms "too small" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/south-africa-china-condom-tender-phoenurse-small-condoms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pretoria court blocks government contract for 11 million female condoms because the made-in-China condoms are 20 percent too small. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A South African court has stopped the government from buying 11 million condoms from China on the grounds that the made-in-China condoms are too small.</p> <p> But the problem is not what you might expect &mdash; the condoms in this case are for women.</p> <p> Judge Sullette Potterill&nbsp;set aside a decision by South Africa&#39;s finance minister to award a contract for the supply of <a href="http://www.citizen.co.za/citizen/content/en/citizen/local-news?oid=225410&amp;sn=Detail&amp;pid=146826&amp;Condom--tender-rejected">female condoms</a>&nbsp;to a KwaZulu-Natal company that planned to import the condoms from China, Johannesburg&#39;s Citizen newspaper reports.</p> <p> The Chinese <a href="http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2011/09/16/chinese-condoms-too-small-court">female condoms</a>, with the brand name &quot;Phoenurse,&quot; have not been approved by the World Health Organization, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Agency or the South African Bureau of Standards, and are 20 percent smaller than the approved product, South Africa&#39;s Beeld newspaper reports.</p> <p> As well, the Chinese condoms are made from polyurethane, instead of nitrile like the approved condoms.</p> <p> Instead, the judge awarded the contract to a Cape Town company that can supply the correct product.</p> <p> Judge Potterill of the Pretoria high court said it was unthinkable that a government department would have allowed a company to provide South Africans with condoms that aren&#39;t up to code, the Citizen reports.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/south-africa-china-condom-tender-phoenurse-small-condoms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news China South Africa Health Weird Wide Web Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:10:00 +0000 News Desk 5675510 at http://www.globalpost.com India: soft-core porn makes a comeback http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/110906/india-soft-core-porn-pornography-bollywood-cinema <p> NEW DELHI &mdash; As mainstream Indian cinema sheds its former reticence about sex and female sexuality, soft-core porn is making a splash above ground as well.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/110906/india-soft-core-porn-pornography-bollywood-cinema" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news Entertainment India Offbeat Wed, 07 Sep 2011 10:31:02 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5674752 at http://www.globalpost.com Feds bust “nightmare” child porn ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110803/child-pornography-ring-bust-eric-holder-72-charg <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110803/child-pornography-ring-bust-eric-holder-72-charg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Crime International sex news Technology United States Wed, 03 Aug 2011 22:33:39 +0000 News Desk 5672309 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Congressman David Wu resigns over sex scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110726/us-congressman-david-wu-resigns-sex-scandal <p> David Wu is the third U.S. congressman to resign over a sex scandal so far this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110726/us-congressman-david-wu-resigns-sex-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news Politics United States Wed, 27 Jul 2011 02:27:39 +0000 News Desk 5671519 at http://www.globalpost.com