Friday, December 31, 2010

"Sexpot of the Week": Natalie Portman

One more stop on the "Black Swan" train. After featuring Mila Kunis as the "Sexpot of the Week" a couple weeks ago, it's only right to give sexiness props to Natalie Portman. She's really on a cloud right now and having her moment. Other than the fact she's been nominated for a shitload of awards for her "Black Swan" performance, she also revealed last week that she is engaged to her New York City Ballet dancer boyfriend who choreographed the film and expecting a baby. And in the end, even is she wasn't having her moment, she is damned near flawless so looking in the mirror may be a thrilling everyday experience.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

"Dirty Joke": Number Game

A young boy and his father were in a store when they walked past a rack of condoms. Being a curious young lad, the boy asked his father, 'What are these things daddy?' His dad said, 'Condoms son.' The boy asked, 'Why do they come in packs of 1,3, and 12?' The dad replied, 'The packs with one are for the high school boys, one for Saturday night, the ones with three are for the college boys, one for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and the ones with twelve in them are for the married men, one for January, one for February, one for March....'"

Bad (Not Bad Ass) Tattoo: Bad Anatomy

You know that talk you're supposed to get as a kid about where babies come from? Well, this person's parents obviously couldn't brave that uncomfortable conversation because he/she believes they come from some region below the brain. If this tattoo is supposed to have a special meaning, it certainly flew over my head.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Chillin' Out, Maxin', and Relaxin' All Cool

On vacation for a week or so. Don't be alarmed. Lots more deviance to come for the New Year! Have a great rest of the holiday deviants!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

"Sex 101"

This week's OMGFactsSEX stats:

* 47% of men and 42% understate their number of previous partners to convince someone to have sex with them.
* 3 out of every 1000 men can fellate themselves.
* Most male orgasms in one hour: 16.
* Most female orgasms in one hour: 134.
* 15% of adults engage in half of all sexual activity.
Only 3 out of 10 boys in a survey said they wanted to marry a virgin.
* 2% of breast implants are for men.
* In 1990, 290 women were charged with rape in the U.S.
* Guevedoces is a rare condition where you are born as an anatomical female but develop a penis and testes by age 12.
* Taphephilia: getting turned on by the idea of being buried alive.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

And I Quote...

“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.” --Drew Carey

Friday, December 17, 2010

"Sexpot of the Week" : Julia Stiles

Julia Stiles is only 29 years old, but because she has been in the Hollywood limelight for so long, it seems as though she should be 40. She also has a very mature nature to her that lends to one thinking she is older than she really is. This week, she is in the media spotlight for two reasons. First, she has been nominated for a Golden Globe for her supporting role in "Dexter" last season. Second, she is rumored to be pulling an "Angelina." Rumors are swirling that she is a factor in Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter's (her "Dexter" co-stars) marriage. We'll have to see how it all plays out, but no doubt she is having a notable week.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

"Dirty Joke" : Appointment

This guy wakes up out of a deep sleep and, feeling real horny, nudges his wife awake and asks, "Why don't we get it on, eh?" She replies, "I have an appointment at the gynecologist tomorrow and you know I don't like to make love the night before." So the husband agrees and rolled back over and started to go back to sleep.

A few minutes later, he nudges his wife again and asks, "You don't by any chance have a dentist's appointment tomorrow, do you?"

"Bad (Not Bad Ass) Tattoo" : Lunch

This tattoo speaks for itself and it seems its main goal is to make people actually lose their lunch.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"The Hard Sell" : Taboo In Advertising

Talk about killer fashion. This ad from brand NMA depicts a stiletto spiking its heel into a poor fellow. "Killer Heels". Get it? Well, United Kingdom officials didn't find it to be so fashionable. It was banned citing that the ad "trivialised and stylised violence." Yeah maybe. I'm more interested in the little things--like the fact Europeans use an "s" for these words and Americans a "z."

"Sex in Art" Weekly Picks...Inked

Body artist Emma Hack

Tattoo artist Joe Capobianco

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

And I Quote...

“A junkie is someone who uses their body to tell society that something is wrong.” --Stella Adler

"Vice Pioneers" : Heroin

Recognizable Bayer brand

Taboo Bayer brand

Afghan poppy fields forever

Felix Hoffman: notable heroin cooker

Of all topics used for the "Vice Pioneers" series, drugs are usually the most fascinating of the bunch. Due to the fact that drugs are such big business and scientifically based, their histories always include involvement by notable, recognizable companies. In heroin's case, Bayer is the culprit. Heroin's history in general is very fascinating. Below is some basic history on the drug.

From Wikipedia: Heroin (diacetylmorphine (INN)), also known as diamorphine (BAN), is a semi-synthetic opioid drug synthesized from morphine, a derivative of the opium poppy. It is the 3,6-diacetyl ester of morphine (di (two)-acetyl-morphine). The white crystalline form is commonly the hydrochloride salt diacetylmorphine hydrochloride, though often adulterated thus dulling the sheen and consistency from that to a matte white powder, which diacetylmorphine freebase typically is. 90% of diacetylmorphine is said to be produced in Afghanistan.

In 1895, the German drug company Bayer marketed diacetylmorphine as an over the counter drug under the trademark name Heroin. The name was derived from the German word "heroisch" (heroic) because of its perceived "heroic" effects upon a user. It was chiefly developed as a morphine substitute for cough suppressants that did not have morphine's addictive side-effects. Morphine at the time was a popular recreational drug, and Bayer wished to find a similar but non-addictive substitute to market. However, contrary to Bayer's advertising as a "non-addictive morphine substitute," Heroin would soon have one of the highest rates of dependence amongst its users.

The opium poppy was cultivated in lower Mesopotamia as long ago as 3400 BCE. The chemical analysis of opium in the 19th century revealed that most of its activity could be ascribed to two alkaloids, codeine and morphine.

Diacetylmorphine was first synthesized in 1874 by C. R. Alder Wright, an English chemist working at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London. He had been experimenting with combining morphine with various acids. He boiled anhydrous morphine alkaloid with acetic anhydride for several hours and produced a more potent, acetylated form of morphine, now called diacetylmorphine. The compound was sent to F. M. Pierce of Owens College in Manchester for analysis. Pierce told Wright:

“Doses ... were subcutaneously injected into young dogs and rabbits ... with the following general results ... great prostration, fear, and sleepiness speedily following the administration, the eyes being sensitive, and pupils constrict, considerable salivation being produced in dogs, and slight tendency to vomiting in some cases, but no actual emesis. Respiration was at first quickened, but subsequently reduced, and the heart's action was diminished, and rendered irregular. Marked want of coordinating power over the muscular movements, and loss of power in the pelvis and hind limbs, together with a diminution of temperature in the rectum of about 4°."

Wright's invention did not lead to any further developments, and diacetylmorphine only became popular after it was independently re-synthesized 23 years later by another chemist, Felix Hoffmann. Hoffmann, working at the Aktiengesellschaft Farbenfabriken (today the Bayer pharmaceutical company) in Elberfeld, Germany, was instructed by his supervisor Heinrich Dreser to acetylate morphine with the objective of producing codeine, a constituent of the opium poppy, pharmacologically similar to morphine but less potent and less addictive. Instead the experiment produced an acetylated form of morphine one and a half to two times more potent than morphine itself.

From 1898 through to 1910 diacetylmorphine was marketed under the trademark name Heroin as a non-addictive morphine substitute and cough suppressant. Bayer marketed the drug as a cure for morphine addiction before it was discovered that it rapidly metabolizes into morphine. As such, diacetylmorphine is essentially a quicker acting form of morphine. The company was embarrassed by the new finding, which became a historic blunder for Bayer.

In the U.S.A. the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act was passed in 1914 to control the sale and distribution of diacetylmorphine and other opioids, which allowed the drug to be prescribed and sold for medical purposes. In 1924 the United States Congress banned its sale, importation or manufacture. It is now a Schedule I substance, which makes it illegal for non-medical use in signatory nations of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs treaty, including the United States.

The Health Committee of the League of Nations banned diacetylmorphine in 1925 although it took more than three years for this to be implemented. In the meantime, the first designer drugs, viz. 3,6 diesters and 6 monoesters of morphine and acetylated analogues of closely-related drugs like hydromorphone and dihydromorphine were produced in massive quantities to fill the worldwide demand for diacetylmorphine—this continued until 1930 when the Committee banned diacetylmorphine analogues with no therapeutic advantage over drugs already in use, the first major legislation of this type.

Later, as with Aspirin, Bayer lost some of its trademark rights to Heroin under the 1919 Treaty of Versailles following the German defeat in World War I.

Traffic is heavy worldwide, with the biggest producer being Afghanistan. According to U.N. sponsored survey, as of 2004, Afghanistan accounted for production of 87 percent of the world's diacetylmorphine. Afghan opium kills 100,000 people every year worldwide.

The cultivation of opium in Afghanistan reached its peak in 1999, when 350 square miles (910 km2) of poppies were sown. The following year the Taliban banned poppy cultivation, a move which cut production by 94 percent. By 2001 only 30 square miles (78 km2) of land were in use for growing opium poppies. A year later, after American and British troops had removed the Taliban and installed the interim government, the land under cultivation leapt back to 285 square miles (740 km2), with Afghanistan supplanting Burma to become the world's largest opium producer once more. Opium production in that country has increased rapidly since, reaching an all-time high in 2006. War in Afghanistan once again appeared as a facilitator of the trade. Some 3.3 million Afghans are involved in producing opium.

At present, opium poppies are mostly grown in Afghanistan, and in Southeast Asia, especially in the region known as the Golden Triangle straddling Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Yunnan province in the People's Republic of China. There is also cultivation of opium poppies in the Sinaloa region of Mexico and in Colombia. The majority of the diacetylmorphine consumed in the United States comes from Mexico and Colombia. Up until 2004, Pakistan was considered one of the biggest opium-growing countries.

Conviction for trafficking diacetylmorphine carries the death penalty in most Southeast Asian, some East Asian and Middle Eastern countries, among which Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand are the most strict. The penalty applies even to citizens of countries where the penalty is not in place, sometimes causing controversy when foreign visitors are arrested for trafficking, for example the arrest of nine Australians in Bali, the death sentence given to Nola Blake in Thailand in 1987, or the hanging of an Australian citizen Van Tuong Nguyen in Singapore.

Trafficking history
The origins of the present international illegal diacetylmorphine trade can be traced back to laws passed in many countries in the early 1900s that closely regulated the production and sale of opium and its derivatives including diacetylmorphine. At first, diacetylmorphine flowed from countries where it was still legal into countries where it was no longer legal. By the mid-1920s, diacetylmorphine production had been made illegal in many parts of the world. An illegal trade developed at that time between diacetylmorphine labs in China (mostly in Shanghai and Tianjin) and other nations. The weakness of government in China and conditions of civil war enabled diacetylmorphine production to take root there. Chinese triad gangs eventually came to play a major role in the illicit diacetylmorphine trade. The French Connection route started in the 1930s.

Diacetylmorphine trafficking was virtually eliminated in the U.S. during World War II because of temporary trade disruptions caused by the war. Japan's war with China had cut the normal distribution routes for diacetylmorphine and the war had generally disrupted the movement of opium.

After World War II, the Mafia took advantage of the weakness of the postwar Italian government and set up diacetylmorphine labs in Sicily. The Mafia took advantage of Sicily's location along the historic route opium took westward into Europe and the United States.

Monday, December 13, 2010

"Sex 101"

This week's OMGFactsSEX stats:

* There are 20 times as many male masochists than female masochists.
* Middle aged men take an average of 5 times as long to get an erection than younger men do.
* On average, unmarried cohabiting couples have sex an extra 40 more times than married couples do every year.
* Over 200 Americans have sex changes every year.
* According to Kinsey, 75% of men ejaculate within 3 minutes of penetration.
* An extramarital affair usually lasts 21 months.
* The average prostitute stays in that job for 5 years.
* A rhinoceros can ejaculate 10 times in a half-hour lovemaking session.
* Since the 1940s the percent of married women who were unfaithful has gone from 26% to around 40%.
* Marilyn Monroe was paid only $50 for her 1949 nude calendar photo.
* 55% of lesbians have heterosexual dreams.
* 30% of U.S. males have had a homosexual encounter.
* Only 48% of men say their wives are skilled lovers.
* 30% of women over 80 still have sex.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

"Dirty Joke" : Sandwiches

A woman and her little boy were walking through a park in New York and they pass two squirrels having sex. The little boy asks his mom, "Mommy, mommy, what are they doing?" The lady responded, "They're making a sandwich." Then they pass two dogs having sex and the little boy again asks what they were doing. His mother again replied they were making a sandwich. A couple of days later the little boy walks in on his mother and father and said "Mommy, Daddy, you must be making a sandwich because, Mommy has mayonnaise all over her mouth!"

"Bad (Not Bad Ass) Tattoo" : Eaten Hair

This goat has apparently been getting busy since its owner's hair is almost depleted. This tattoo is the ultimate proof of one of two things: 1. that old people have a great sense of humor or 2. that they really do go senile after a while.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

And I Quote...

"A lot of Christians wear crosses around their necks. You think when Jesus comes back he ever wants to see a fucking cross? It's like going up to Jackie Onassis wearing a rifle pendant.” --Bill Hicks

Monday, December 6, 2010

News Spotlight: LGBT Youth Punished Harsher that Straight Peers

Here is some more disheartening news in the LGBT youth arena. A new study has been released that gay youth are punished harsher than their straight peers in all facets of society. The only only positive about the sudden influx of these studies and statistics is the fact that LGBT youth issues are coming to light. The more we know, the sooner things can change.

From The Washington Post: "Gay and lesbian teens in the United States are about 40 percent more likely than their straight peers to be punished by schools, police and the courts, according to a study published Monday, which finds that girls are especially at risk for unequal treatment.

The research, described as the first national look at sexual orientation and teen punishment, comes as a spate of high-profile bullying and suicide cases across the country have focused attention on the sometimes hidden cruelties of teen life.

The study, from Yale University, adds another layer, finding substantial disparities between gay and straight teens in school expulsions, arrests, convictions and police stops. The harsher approach is not explained by differences in misconduct, the study says.

"The most striking difference was for lesbian and bisexual girls, and they were two to three times as likely as girls with similar behavior to be punished," said Kathryn Himmelstein, lead author of the study, published in the journal Pediatrics.

Why the punishment gap exists is less clear.

It could be that lesbian, gay and bisexual teens who got in trouble didn't get the same breaks as other teens - say, for youthful age or self-defense, Himmelstein said. Or it could be that girls in particular were punished more often because of discomfort with or bias toward some who don't fit stereotypes of femininity.

"It's definitely troubling to see such a disparity," Himmelstein said.

"It may very well be not intentional," she said. "I think most people who work with youth want to do the best they can for young people and treat them fairly, but our findings show that's not happening.""

Sunday, December 5, 2010

"Sex 101"

This week's OMGFactsSEX stats:

* There’s more one million full-time prostitutes currently in the U.S.
* 1 in 4 women can’t name all of their past lovers.
* Nearly a quarter of mental health professionals have had sexual contact with their patients.
* Almost ⅔ of women have faked an orgasm.
* Autophagy: eating your own flesh (often as a sexual fetish).
* 20% of women with live-in boyfriends have another sex partner.
* Rasputin was famous for having a 13 inch penis.
* 70% of people have fantasized about someone else while having sex.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

And I Quote...

“From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it.” --Bette Davis

Friday, December 3, 2010

"Sexpot of the Week" : Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis has been on the Hollywood scene for a while, but just recently has she been considered one of the sexiest women in Hollywood. Now 27, she first made a name for herself in television with her role on "That 70's Show" as a teenager and has since been a staple on both tv and movies--she even does voiceover work as Meg Griffin on "The Family Guy." Her latest film with Natalie Portman, "Black Swan," was released today so be prepared to see her in the spotlight for a couple days.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

"Dirty Joke" : Ding Dong

A woman posts an ad in the news paper that looks like this...

'Looking for man with these qualifications; won't beat me up; or run away from me and is great in bed.'

She got lots of phone calls replying to her ad but met someone perfect at her door one day. The man she met said, "Hi, I'm Bob. I have no arms so I won't beat you up and no legs so I won't run away."

So the lady says, "What makes you think you are great in bed?" Bob replies, "I rang the door bell didn't I?"

"Bad (Not Bad Ass) Tattoo" : Unicorn Fun

If you have ever wondered what unicorns do to past time in their magical land far away, now you know. According to this person and his/her tattoo artist, unicorns are no more advanced than us lusty humans. And not only do they spend their time fucking, they indulge in manmade cliches like having a cigarette while participating in the act.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"The Hard Sell" : Taboo In Advertising

Here's another case of the British government having their panties in a wad and taking life a little too seriously. This ad from bookmaker Paddy Power showing a man breastfeeding was banned before it ever saw the light of day in fear it would offend the masses. The ad was created to promote their new online bingo business. I'm sure this image is frightening to the average man and that there are a few men on the board who banned it so it's not a huge shock it would be nixed.

"Sex in Art" Weekly Picks

X-Ray Pin-up Calendar at Lost At E Minor

Watercolor art by Reuben Negron