International sex news http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19549/all en International pedophile ring shut down, say police (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/benelux/110317/international-pedophile-ring-shut-down <p> Police said they rescued 230 children from abuse and arrested 184 suspects, including teachers and police officers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/benelux/110317/international-pedophile-ring-shut-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Crime International sex news United Kingdom Thu, 17 Mar 2011 04:37:31 +0000 News Desk 5631270 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo's Mafia: A hotbed of human trafficking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110322/kosovo-human-trafficking <p> PRISTINA &mdash; In the aftermath of the U.S.-led war in Kosovo, this nascent democracy became a hub of the global trade in human beings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110322/kosovo-human-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Trafficking International Crime International sex news Kosovo World Leaders Europe Sun, 27 Mar 2011 20:03:00 +0000 Matt McAllester and Jovo Martinovic 5632462 at http://www.globalpost.com Hong Kong: 3D porn makes its debut http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/china-hong-kong-porn-film <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Porn breaks new ground in the former British protectorate, where cinemas were packed yesterday for the debut of the world's first-ever 3D porn film. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emily Lodish </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> You&#39;ll feel like you are truly in on the action.</p> <p> According to writer and producer Stephen Shiu, the <a href="http://www.cnngo.com/shanghai/life/3d-porn-could-boost-chinese-tourism-hong-kong-858858">world&#39;s first 3D porn film</a> &mdash; &quot;Sex and Zen 3D: Extreme Ecstasy&quot; &mdash; &quot;will leave audiences feeling like they are sitting right there at the edge of the bed,&quot; he told <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/apr/15/3d-porn-film-china-sex-zen">The Guardian.</a></p> <p> <strong>More: <a href="http://www.montrealmirror.com/wp/2011/10/13/feisty-at-40/" target="_blank">Feisty at 40</a></strong></p> <p> The film, directed by Hong Konger Christopher Sun, packed cinemas across Hong Kong yesterday as it made its debut, and is looking to do the same in Taiwan today. The Guardian reports that 70 percent of the tickets have already been sold in advance of screenings in Hong Kong.</p> <p> Moviegoers are apparently flocking from the mainland to Hong Kong and Taiwan to see the film &mdash; though it&#39;s not the first time that&#39;s happened. In 2007, mainlanders traveled to Hong Kong to see the uncensored version of Ang Lee&#39;s &quot;<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808357/">Lust, Caution</a>,&quot; which also included some graphic sex scenes.</p> <p> <strong>More: <a href="http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/sub/views/story/0,4574,460469,00.html" target="_blank">The rise of sex in Asian cinema</a></strong></p> <p> Loosely based on &quot;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Carnal_Prayer_Mat">The Carnal Prayer Mat</a>,&quot; a classic Chinese erotic text, the film follows a young man during the Ming Dynasty as he befriends a duke and embarks on a royal romp. The film is a remake of a Chinese movie from 1991, also called &quot;Sex and Zen.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/china-hong-kong-porn-film" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news Entertainment China Offbeat Japan Technology The Rice Bowl Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:04:00 +0000 Emily Lodish 5637960 at http://www.globalpost.com US man acquitted in Canada of child porn importation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/110419/free-porn-child-pornography-anime-oral-sex-incest <p> Among the illegal images was one of a prepubescent girl administering oral sex, according to along with anime pornography and computer-generated images.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/110419/free-porn-child-pornography-anime-oral-sex-incest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news Internet Canada Tue, 19 Apr 2011 18:17:17 +0000 News Desk 5638798 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgaria: Brides for sale http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5639074 Gypsies meet annually in central Bulgaria to trade gossip and find matches for their offspring. Bulgaria Gypsies International sex news Europe Culture & Lifestyle Fri, 22 Apr 2011 10:32:00 +0000 Jodi Hilton 5639074 at http://www.globalpost.com Porn stars put on clothes for Indonesian films http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/pornography-indonesia-film-sasha-grey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It's a growing trend in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emily Lodish </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> What happens when porn stars put on clothes?</p> <p> Turns out some of them can act &mdash; or at least, they can try to.</p> <p> The list of Indonesian horror flicks employing foreign porn stars to generate sales is getting longer.</p> <p> Basically, sex sells in Indonesia &mdash; so long as it&#39;s wearing clothes.</p> <p> U.S. adult film star Sasha Grey, who stars in K2K Production&#39;s &ldquo;Pocong Mandi Goyang Pinggul&rdquo; (&ldquo;Shrouded Corpse Bathing While Hip-Shaking&rdquo;), is the latest addition to the list. She will arrive in Jakarta on April 28 for the film&#39;s release, according to the <a href="http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/us-porn-star-sasha-grey-to-visit-indonesia-this-month/436458">Jakarta Globe</a>.</p> <p> Previous cameos by foreign porn stars include American porn queen Tera Patrick, Japanese starlet Maria Ozama aka Miyabi, Rin Sakuragi and <a href="http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/entertainment/japanese-porn-star-takes-lead-in-indonesian-horror-flick/432437">Sora Aoi,</a> who starred in the campy horror flick &ldquo;Suster Keramas 2&rdquo; (&ldquo;Shampooing Nurse.&rdquo;)</p> <p> Despite the growing trend, not everyone is rolling out the red carpet.</p> <p> Indonesia, which is the world&#39;s most populous Muslim-majority nation, has long been known for its more moderate practice of Islam. In recent years, however, there has been a surge of orthodoxy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/pornography-indonesia-film-sasha-grey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news Entertainment Offbeat Indonesia The Rice Bowl Wed, 20 Apr 2011 22:11:00 +0000 Emily Lodish 5639153 at http://www.globalpost.com Sex, coffee and nose blowing can "trigger a stroke," researchers say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110506/coffee-sex-nose-blowing-trigger-stroke-study-researchers <p> Researchers found eight everyday risk factors that raise blood pressure and are linked to bleeding on the brain, according to a study published in the journal Stroke.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110506/coffee-sex-nose-blowing-trigger-stroke-study-researchers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffee International sex news Science Fri, 06 May 2011 18:26:41 +0000 News Desk 5643040 at http://www.globalpost.com Wanderlust: Lesbian prostitutes in Prague http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/offbeat/110517/prostitutes-lesbians-sex-workers <p> PRAGUE &mdash; Bětka says prostitution taught her to defend herself and to fight for the truth. It also taught her to profoundly despise men. And to come out as a lesbian.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/offbeat/110517/prostitutes-lesbians-sex-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news Czech Republic Emerging Markets Europe Culture & Lifestyle Offbeat Health Fri, 03 Jun 2011 10:24:00 +0000 Iva Skoch 5645334 at http://www.globalpost.com Seoul sex workers rally against police crackdown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/110517/south-korea-seoul-prostitution-sex-workers-rally <p> While prostitution is illegal in South Korea, it is widespread and worth an estimated $13 billion or about 1.6 percent of the country&#39;s GDP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/110517/south-korea-seoul-prostitution-sex-workers-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news South Korea Tue, 17 May 2011 16:18:00 +0000 News Desk 5645359 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil suspends sex education videos http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/brazil-sex-ed-video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Evangelical groups worked to block the screenings of the films, arguing they encouraged homosexual behavior. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephanie Garlow </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Brazil has suspended a plan to show sex education films aimed at combatting homophobia.</p> <p> President Dilma Rousseff believes the footage is not suitable for children and teenagers, <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-13554077">the BBC reports</a>. She said it&nbsp;did not offer an objective picture of homosexuality, according to a government spokesman.</p> <p> Evangelical groups had worked to block the screenings of the films in schools, arguing they encouraged homosexual behavior.</p> <p> Grupo Gay da Bahia, a civil rights group, says&nbsp;260 gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people were murdered in Brazil last year, <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/25/2235086/brazilian-leader-suspends-anti.html#ixzz1NSuLL6j8">according to the AP</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/brazil-sex-ed-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news Brazil BRIC Yard Que pasa Thu, 26 May 2011 13:51:00 +0000 Stephanie Garlow 5647512 at http://www.globalpost.com Sex in Canada: It's a conscious decision. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/110527/international-sex-news-canada-supreme-court <p> TORONTO &mdash; The court&#39;s decision, which was not nearly unanimous, has been welcomed by feminists.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/110527/international-sex-news-canada-supreme-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news Canada Culture & Lifestyle Offbeat Health Fri, 27 May 2011 22:23:55 +0000 John Ferri 5647863 at http://www.globalpost.com Bangladeshi woman cuts off penis of man she says tried to rape her, submits it as evidence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/110530/bangladeshi-woman-severs-penis-attempted-rape <p> A case of she said, he said, and a severed penis</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/110530/bangladeshi-woman-severs-penis-attempted-rape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bangladesh International sex news Asia-Pacific Offbeat Tue, 31 May 2011 01:20:00 +0000 News Desk 5648265 at http://www.globalpost.com ICC investigating Gaddafi over use of rape as weapon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110608/muammar-gaddafi-libya-international-criminal-court-rape-viagra <p> Luis Moreno Ocampo said that some witnesses had confirmed that the Libyan government was buying containers of &quot;Viagra-type&quot; drugs as part of an official rape policy, in order &quot;to enhance the possibility to rape.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110608/muammar-gaddafi-libya-international-criminal-court-rape-viagra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring International Criminal Court International sex news Libya Muammar Gaddafi Conflict Zones Diplomacy War Politics Middle East Thu, 09 Jun 2011 00:27:00 +0000 News Desk 5650062 at http://www.globalpost.com One in 6 Australia students raped: survey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/110610/australia-rape-students <p> The survey respondents said the perpetrator was usually a friend or acquaintance. In 22 percent of cases, it involved an intimate partner.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/110610/australia-rape-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news Asia-Pacific Fri, 10 Jun 2011 06:07:00 +0000 News Desk 5650339 at http://www.globalpost.com Wang vs. Weiner: the art of a Twitter scandal (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/china-economy-internet-wang-gongquan-anthony-weiner-sina-weibo-twitter-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wang Gongquan announced via China's version of Twitter, Sina Weibo, that he's leaving his wife for his mistress. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emily Lodish </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Unlike our fellow American, Anthony Weiner, bigwigs in China know how to cut right to the heart of a scandal.</p> <p> Why waste a couple weeks lying about sending pictures of your crotch, when you can simply post a message online detailing the full extent of all your dark and stormy feelings?</p> <p> Wang Gongquan &mdash; yes, A. Weiner, that&#39;s Mr. Wang to you &mdash; one of China&#39;s most famous investors, did just that.</p> <p> He announced to his wife and family &mdash; as well as the rest of humantiy &mdash;&nbsp; on China&#39;s version of Twitter, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/110609/china-internet-blog-sina-weibo-english">Sina Weibo</a>, that he was leaving his wife for his mistress.</p> <p> &quot;I am giving up everything and eloping with Wang Qin,&quot; Wang posted on Sina Weibo. &quot;I feel ashamed and so am leaving without saying goodbye. I kneel down and beg forgiveness!&quot; reports the <a href="http://professional.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304563104576357271321894898.html?mod=WSJASIA_hps_MIDDLEThirdNews&amp;mg=reno-secaucus-wsj">Wall Street Journal</a>.</p> <p> Hi confession on May 16 went viral and was republished about 60,000 times within 24 hours.</p> <p> But Wang didn&#39;t stop there. In dozens of subsequent posts, Wang detailed his feelings on life and love and the occasional political musing. On May 30, he pointed his readers to a YouTube video of himself singing, &quot;Ode to Elopement,&quot; a song he had written.</p> <p> Thank you, <a href="http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/06/china_shows_signs_of_catching.html">New York magazine</a> for translating the lyrics:</p> <p> <em>Always facing the whispers of the wind with a heart longing for love/<br /> I loathe nothing more than laboring for profane achievements/<br /> Who has ever seen mountains of gold and silver/<br /> last through 10,000 generations?/<br /> Throughout the ages,/<br /> the only precious thing is this feeling.</em></p> <p> <embed align="middle" allowscriptaccess="sameDomain" height="400" quality="high" src="http://player.youku.com/player.php/sid/XMjcxMzE2OTQ0/v.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="480"></embed></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/china-economy-internet-wang-gongquan-anthony-weiner-sina-weibo-twitter-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China International sex news Internet Twitter Entertainment China Offbeat Technology The Rice Bowl Mon, 20 Jun 2011 16:42:53 +0000 Emily Lodish 5652376 at http://www.globalpost.com