Want more fun in bed? Spend more time in bed.


This may be one of those “Well, duh,” news reports, but like a lot of obvious things, it can’t hurt to repeat it:

Women who sleep more are a lot more likely to do other things in bed, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Michigan’s Sleep and Circadian Research Laboratory tracked 171 college-age women over 14 days and found that those who got more sleep had more—and better—sex, with every extra hour of sleep raising the likelihood of having sex the next day by 14%.

I know, right? But belaboring the obvious:

“Some previous studies have hypothesized that sleep can affect hormone levels, which may cause changes in desire and arousal,” he said. “But I think overall, more research is needed in this area to identify the underlying mechanisms more confidently.”

Personally, if I don’t get my sleeps, I might think about sex, but forget about actually having the energy to do anything about it. And Mrs. Edge is definitely in need of more sleep than I am.

But this statement makes me wonder if there’s not a chicken/egg relationship:

“I think these findings suggest that taking a closer look at sleep health in women with sexual complaints is a worthwhile endeavor,” Kalmbach said, “as poor sleep may lead to sexual problems.”

Isn’t it possible that more frequent, or at least, more, err, better sex might lead to a more relaxing evening that allows you to sleep better? I know that both Mrs Edge and I have no problem dropping off after a a little romp.

Anyway, you can read the rest of the article here.

 


It’s fun to have fun in bed. And breakfast. Fun.

I do believe that this is from Contemplating the Divine

 

The P Day


Somebody must have waited years to be able to write a headline like this:

Just How Big Is a Normal Penis?

Researchers size up thousands to arrive at averages
The article on WebMD last week skimmed the results of a long, hard analysis in which researchers collected data from 17 different studies to get an average gauge of penis size. For men. You know, because we’re always over-stating the size ourselves.
The important part was summed up here:
The average length of a flaccid penis was 3.6 inches, the average length of a flaccid stretched penis was 5.3 inches, and the average length of an erect penis was 5.2 inches.
Looking at things another way, the average circumference of a flaccid penis was 3.7 inches, and the average circumference of an erect penis was 4.6 inches.
I know, I know — did we really need one more study about penis size? Apparently some people found this useful:
The findings were used to create a set of graphs, which should help doctors when they’re counseling men concerned about their penis size, or when investigating a possible link between condom failure and penis size, the researchers said.
Okay, that sounds reasonable.
I’m now wondering, of course, if the people over at CB-X are noting those dimensions for the next generation of molded male chastity devices?

And just a little seasonal inspiration:

 

 

Something something Pi Day something…

“Sex Sent Me to the ER” sent me over the edge


So, it was a cold February evening in New England, and Mrs. Edge and I were snuggled up watching the tube, after having spent the day running around doing errands and such.

I was browsing something online, and she was flipping through the channels, when the show “Sex Sent Me To The ER” came on. I noted that this episode was the one that was to feature a male chastity device, so I stopped her, because this show either (rarely) makes me laugh or (much more often) makes me gnash my teeth in frustration.

Sadly, this was not one of the more humorous episodes.

Look, here’s my beef with SSMTTER: I understand that “reality” TV shows like this have to jump you all over storyboard while they intersperse two or three stories. This is to keep your interest, and also to allow ten minutes of filming to take up 20 minutes of air time. No, what bothers me is that every episode that I’ve seen which involves kink, invariably the hospital staff is shown to act all weirded out, if not actually disgusted with whatever it happened to be. Handcuffs that need to be cut off? “Wow, that’s so weird; I’ve never seen anything like that.”

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Google backpedals on its Blogger porn ban just 3 days later


This headline from Mashable would seem to tell the story:

Google backpedals on its Blogger porn ban just 3 days later.

Days after announcing that it would begin cracking down on sexually explicit content on its Blogger platform, Google has reversed its decision.

 

Here is the statement from the Blogger team:

This week, we announced a change to Blogger’s porn policy. We’ve had a ton of feedback, in particular about the introduction of a retroactive change (some people have had accounts for 10+ years), but also about the negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities. So rather than implement this change, we’ve decided to step up enforcement around our existing policy prohibiting commercial porn.

Blog owners should continue to mark any blogs containing sexually explicit content as “adult” so that they can be placed behind an “adult content” warning page.

Bloggers whose content is consistent with this and other policies do not need to make any changes to their blogs.

Thank you for your continued feedback.

The Blogger Team

Obviously, what anyone using Blogger as a platform should be thinking “Yeah, until the next time.”

Look, I’m not going to diss Google. I love most of their products, and while over the years I’ve been a little frustrated that some of them have been removed or have lost development work (Buzz? Bookmarks? Desktop Search?), I also remember that those products — like Blogger — have been absolutely free for me to use.

Most of us who have used the Blogger platform don’t actually pay Google anything to use it, just like we don’t pay WordPress, Tumblr, MySpace, LiveJournal, Friendster, or Xanga. So while I’m disappointed that Google has become anti-porn, I understand that they make decisions based on what they think will make their brand more valuable.

That said, the fact that these are free-to-use platforms should make us remember that the owners of those platforms can change the rules at any time. This means that posting content to the online services follows the same caveats as any other computer media: create regular backups so you can protect your content, and to move it elsewhere should that be the case.

 


So, while we’re still ticked off at Google, let’s have some help in lightening the mood.

A curvy London Andrews always seems to settle my nerves.

The Fetpire Strikes Back!


The ramifications concerning Google’s decision to shut down or hide all of the adult blogs are still unknown, but already some bloggers in the kink community are taking matters into their own ha… er, have whipped up a… I mean, are being proactive about this.

Some bloggers are moving their content over to other platforms, notably WordPress (which has an importing tool), while others are moving their writing and pictures over to Tumblr. People should note, however, that just a couple of years ago, WordPress cracked down on some of the adult-content blogs — mainly the ones that had a lot of pictures. Hot, graphic pictures. And Tumblr was acquired by Yahoo, upon which they made the adult content almost impossible to search for.

Some people will probably keep their text up on Blogger, and simply move the graphical content over to Tumblr. Last year, I started backing up some of my own graphic content to an Imgur account, not that I have much. But it’s an alternative.

Some friends of mine have decided that they won’t be beaten into submi… umm, wanted to take a different route, and have picked up server space to create a community for people who would prefer to have their stuff privately hosted. Fetblogger, as it’s now called, offers a free (as of this writing) blogging space, (although donations for keeping the server space rented will be welcomed).

Anyway, they are still getting it up and running, but be sure to drop by Fetblogger as they start adding new content.


In the meantime, I’m sure that a lot of people would like to have a word with the Google…