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Complicated issues

As a spin-off from my piece yesterday on the sentence given out to Oscar Pistorius in South Africa, today I venture into equally difficult and complex waters by taking as my subject the current media cause célèbre of the release from prison of convicted rapist Ched Evans and the row over whether [...]

October 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

I know what I’d rather have

This week we have learned from new research conducted by the University of Rochester that males are hard-wired to prefer sex to food. According to a piece on the website of The Independent, assistant professor David Portman of the team carrying out research into a sample of a species of microscopic [...]

October 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

This one will run and run

The topic of the moment for not just female readers of National Rust – as heralded by my article yesterday – can be categorised by reference to that classic Meg Ryan scene in the diner from When Harry Met Sally …, when a middle-aged lady, sitting at a table in the background, [...]

October 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Back to basics

Wonders never cease. This week we have learned from our esteemed peers in the scientific community that there is no such thing as the vaginal orgasm. See here for a representative report upon the latest findings, as written by Rose Troup Buchanan for the website of THE INDEPENDENT Give me strength! [...]

October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Acts and consequences

These past few days I’ve been slightly perturbed by some newly-published research into the behaviour and genetics of fruit flies from the University of New South Wales. According to recent media reports, it seems that the characteristics of offspring may not necessarily be inherited from a [...]

October 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Has it really come to this?

Yesterday I was reminded of that quip from Clement Freud that, these days, if ever a woman suggested that they go upstairs for a bout of passionate lovemaking, he was obliged to reply that sadly – for him –  it was a case of either one or the other … The gag came to mind this [...]

October 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

The distaff view of life

Within reason and despite my age, I like to think of myself as a tolerant, liberal (with a small ‘L’) and equality-conscious individual in this modern world of same-sex marriages and let-it-all hang-out, in-your-face openness about areas of human life that hitherto – for thousands of years [...]

September 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

I suppose somebody has to do it

Last night – on a wide-ranging array of travels this week – I travelled out Oxford way to have dinner with my daughter and boyfriend who had not long returned from last weekend’s Singapore F1 Grand Prix. Having arrived with nearly two hours to kill because of a previous pub lunch engagement [...]

September 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

You said it, Michele

Spotted on the website of The Guardian today, this article by Michele Hanson on the downsides of growing old – THE GUARDIAN [...]

September 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Carefully, like porcupines? Probably …

Spotted today on the website of The Independent is this article by Jonathan Owen on a new scientific survey into the best lovemaking position(s) for men with bad backs – see here – SPOONING MAY NOT BE BEST Clearly, any advice upon the best ‘medical’ positions in which to have sex is of [...]

September 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

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