John R. Recall the media coverage at the height of the Jimmy Savile scandal, times it by about a thousand, and you get an idea of the hysteria currently surrounding gay men in Egypt. Two detained gay rights campaigners who waved the rainbow flag at a recent Cairo pop concert, and thus provoked the clampdown, are presently learning that the hard way.
Papyrus manuscripts from thousands of years ago reveal some very unusual parenting advice. People have been trying to guess whether a pregnant woman will have a boy or a girl for as long as women have been getting pregnant, it seems. Some think that if a woman can eat a lot of garlic but not smell itshe's carrying a girl.
The history of masturbation describes broad changes in society concerning the ethics, social attitudes, scientific study, and artistic depiction of masturbation over the history of human sexuality. The sexual stimulation of one's own genitals has been interpreted variously by different religionsand has been the subject of legislation, social controversy, activism, as well as intellectual study in sexology. Social views regarding masturbation taboo have varied greatly in different cultures, and over history.
An Egyptian fruit bat mother leaving the cave with its pup. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.
An intrinsic case study design was used to explore the experiences of girls in STEM from a socio-cultural perspective within a critical theory framework. The participants were STEM school graduates currently enrolled in engineering tracks in higher education institutions in the United States. Gender equity in education, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics STEM education, is a global priority [ 1 ].
Sexuality in Ancient Egypt is a subject to be approached with caution. Norms in regard to sexual behavior cannot be looked at with our Western understanding of sexual identity as many cultures, both past and present, do not create categories based on the same things we do. Beyond this, the Ancient Egyptians did not seem to be terribly shy about sex.
Results, relevant to demographic and drug related items, are presented. Where meaningful, comparisons are made with previously published corresponding data obtained on male university students. Among the interesting findings are the following: Female students, compared with males, had better educated parents with jobs higher on social prestige hierarchy.
Inarchaeologists in Egypt opened the tomb of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep, two men who lived and died sometime around the year BCE. Inside, they would discover what might be the oldest evidence of queer lives in existence. In the tomb, the two were depicted in many of the stereotypical ways that heterosexual couples were shown in Egyptian funereal art: kissing nose-to-nose, holding hands, and standing very closely together, almost in an embrace.
To begin with, his name was not "Mike", but Mohammed: he had changed his name in England when he noticed that if he was in a bar, and a mate called out, "Hey Mohammed! You know, I think it's going to be coffee," Mike says earnestly, the sun setting in the desert hills behind him, with the Valley of the Kings just beyond. You know, it's the system in England, asking for coffee, because it's considered vulgar to ask for sex.
Fun fact of the day: Egyptian fruit-bat females are quite the cunning seductresses, trading food for sex, at least according to new Israeli research. The female bats living in captivity were observed by researchers from Tel Aviv University to be consistently taking food right from the mouths of their male peers. This led the scientists to wonder why exactly the latter put up with such behavior.