This article is the summary of the results of a fact-finding mission, presented without value judgments in favor of or against people who engage in anal sex.

The Circle of Blood

“The act of the sodomite signifies the death of the human species.…”

“More monstrous than the act of the sodomite is the act of the executioner.”

“True, but the act of the sodomite can be repeated again and again.”[1]

-Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)*


From “Why Girls Should Only Have Anal Sex”:


How is this nothing other than hilarious? For a millisecond it feels empowering to be expelling baby-creation liquid from your female body, and then you remember that it’s coming out of a tunnel for shit. The image is so bizarre and backwards, it it’s like a college art project on recontextualization. Or feminist literature. “POOPING SEMEN: At the Dawn of Matriarchy.” [2]


The Circle of Manias

Part of the thrill, though, is disobeying your fundamental physiology. Butt sex is fun for the same reason it’s fun to piss off a teacher or take a piss on a cop car, or burn down a church—except, get this, the only authority that you’re rebelling against is yourself. [2]


The Circle of Shit


No matter whether you use an enema or spent an hour earlier in the day getting rid of everything in your system, there’s still a chance you could poop during anal. It’s a fact of life, and it’s perfectly okay. “Think of his penis as a plunger,” says Ross. “Sometimes, it dips in and might bring out a few particles or smearing. Other times, the plunger creates enough suction that a large amount of stool is evacuated.” It can sound kind of terrifying, but if you’re using a condom and it’s just a little, all you have to do is roll it off, toss it in the trash, and change the sheets ASAP, says Rachael Ross, M.D., Ph.D., co-host of The Doctors.

“Some guys who are into anal are also sort of turned on by the poop smell and seeing particles of poop throughout the event,” says Ross. “Don’t be embarrassed.” [3]


* Mainstream and industry endorsement of “Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom”: 

  • A large group of artists, including Martin Scorsese and Alec Baldwin, and SCHOLARS signed a legal brief arguing the film’s artistic merit.
  • TV Guide gave the film a mixed review awarding it a score of 2.5/4 stating it had “moments of undeniably brilliant insight”.
  • A 2000 poll of critics conducted by The Village Voice named it the 89th greatest film of the 20th century.
  • In 2010, the Toronto International Film Festival placed it at No. 47 on its list of The Essential 100 films.
  • According to film review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, reports that 69% of 26 surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating is 6.4/10.
  • Academy Award & Palme D’Or wining director Michael Haneke named the film his fourth favorite film when he voted for the 2002 Sight and Sound poll.
  • Award-winning comedian and actor David Cross named it one of his favorite films.
  • Acclaimed filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder also cites it as one of his 10 favorite movies.
  • Award-winning director John Waters said, “Salo is a beautiful film…it uses obscenity in an intelligent way…and it’s about the pornography of power.” [4]


[1] “Salo Script – Dialogue Transcript”.  Script-O-Rama.

[2] Crabb, Kara.  “Why Girls Should Only Have Anal Sex”.  Vice.  21.08.2012.  Retrieved 02.09.2015

[3] Barnes, Zahra.  “How Likely Are You to Poop During Anal Sex? And what to do if it does happen.”.  Women’s Health.  3 August 2015.  Retrieved 02.09.2015 from

[4] “Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom”.  Wikipedia.,_or_the_120_Days_of_Sodom

Polygyny Legalization & Women’s Inheritance: An African Response to Homophilic Marriage Legalization Pressures

Kenyan President Signs Polygyny Law

It brings civil law, where a man was only allowed one wife, into line with customary law, where some cultures allow multiple partners.  It allows men to take more wives without consulting existing spouses.  It has abolished the practice of unofficial traditional marriages which were never registered and could be ended without any legal divorce proceedings.  Kenyans now have to be 18 to marry and this applies to all cultures.  The law now allows for equal property and inheritance rights – previously a woman had to prove her contribution to the couple’s wealth.

“Through polygamous marriages women in precolonial Africa often had greater personal autonomy. As new wives joined a compound, older ones could focus on their trading. And successful women traders, such as the Iyalodes in Yorubaland, had a lot of power. While autonomous female traders are traditionally linked to West Africa, studies have found a long history of women’s trading also in places such as among the Kikuyu in Kenya as well as groups in Uganda and Zambia.

Of course, whatever autonomy polygamy afforded back then, it was subsumed by colonialism and the rise of puritanical missionary teaching.”

“That is not to say that married life was all that mattered to women, or that polygamy didn’t come with advantages for women, like independent trading, finances and legal rights.

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Childlessness Puts Women at a Greater Risk of Cancer: Study

Breast, ovarian and uterine cancers  result from childlessness, say scientists.

Not having children is a risk factor for cancer because pregnancy, as well as breastfeeding a baby, reduces the number of ovulatory cycles a woman has in her lifetime. More ovulatory cycles increases cancer risk. Women who begin their periods at an early age and hit the menopause late also have a higher risk.

In the first half of the 20th century, scientists who studied nearly 32,000 Catholic nuns in the US established that their death rates from breast, ovarian and uterine cancer were higher than for other women of their age. In 1970, it was formally recognised that the lack of childbearing in nuns raised their breast cancer risk.

Abortion & Birth Control Cause Breast Cancer, Early Motherhood & Breastfeeding Prevent It

A recent study of breast cancer has found that:

  • Abortion increases risk by over 600%.

  • Birth Control Pills increase risk by 950%.

  • Less Breastfeeding increases risk by 15%.

  • Having first child after 21 increases risk by over 200%.

  • Having last child after 27 increases risk by over 300%.

All these findings are consistent with previous studies.

Abortion Causes Cancer

The history of abortions was found to be significantly higher in breast cancer cases as compared to controls, with the Relative Risk (RR) = 6.26 in women having a history of abortion. Results of other studies are not conclusive, while some reporting an increase in risk with induced abortion, [32] others reporting a decrease in risk of breast cancer, [33] and few studies reporting no association.

Birth Control Pills Cause Breast Cancer

In the present study, the risk of breast cancer was 9.50 times higher in women having a history of consumption of oral contraceptive pills. Previous studies have also shown similar results.

Longer Lactation (Breastfeeding) Prevents Breast Cancer

An association between lactation and protection from breast cancer has been postulated for a long time. [17] The results of the present study also revealed similar association, with breast cancer cases reporting a lower mean duration of breastfeeding (11.16 months) as compared to controls (21.00 months). Studies conducted in different countries have also reported similar findings. [18],[19],[20],[21] The RR of breast cancer was found to increase 14.9 (95% confidence interval: 8.69, 25.7) times in women having mean duration of breastfeeding less than 13 months. It has been suggested that lactation might reduce breast cancer risk by temporarily draining the breasts of potential chemical carcinogens and finally, the hormone oxytocin, which causes contraction of myoepithelial cells as a response to suction, has been reported to inhibit cell proliferation and tumor growth in animal models. Lactation also has a direct physical effect on the breast, such as changes in breast ductal epithelial cells leading to mechanical “flushing-out” of carcinogens.

Earlier Age of First AND Last Pregnancy Prevents Breast Cancer

It was observed that breast cancer cases married at a later age as compared to the controls and hence had their first child at a later age. Women who had an age of marriage more than 20 years had a 2.69 (95% confidence interval: 1.77, 4.07) times higher risk of breast cancer. Similarly, the risk of breast cancer was twofold higher in women having their first child at more than 21 years of age. Similar results were obtained in a study from India in which the OR was 2.4 (95% confidence interval: 1.3, 4.4) when the age at marriage was more than 20 years. Other studies have also revealed similar findings. [12],[13],[14],[15]

It has been speculated that a full-term pregnancy at an early age may reduce the likelihood of tumor initiation, while a full-term pregnancy at a later age may promote the growth of existing tumor cells. [16] Pregnancy induces terminal differentiation of human breast glands, which may have a smaller proliferative component. The first pregnancy induces irreversible changes that either render the breast tissue itself less susceptible to induction of cancer or reduced the carcinogenic stimulus to the breast.

The present study revealed that the breast cancer cases had statistically higher mean age at last childbirth as compared to the controls. The risk of breast cancer increased 3.29 (95% confidence interval: 2.15, 5.02) times in women having age at last childbirth more than 27 years.

Bhadoria A S, Kapil U, Sareen N, Singh P. Reproductive factors and breast cancer: A case-control study in tertiary care hospital of North India. Indian J Cancer [serial online] 2013 [cited 2014 Apr 8];50:316-21. Available from:

Circumcision Helps Cut HPV Transmission Rate, Study Finds

Among HIV-negative sexual partners, male circumcision helps prevent the transmission of human papillomavirus from men to women, according to a new study.

However, circumcision offers only partial protection and partners must still practice safe sex, the researchers pointed out.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection that puts women at risk for cervical cancer. Previous research has shown that circumcision reduces the risk of HPV infection in men.

In this new study, researchers analyzed data from two clinical trials in Uganda that followed HIV-negative men and their HIV-negative female partners between 2003 and 2006. The incidence of new high-risk HPV infection was 23 percent lower for women with circumcised partners than for those with uncircumcised partners, the investigators found.

“Along with previous trial results in men, these findings indicate that male circumcision should now be accepted as an efficacious intervention for reducing heterosexually acquired high-risk and low-risk HPV infections in men who do not have HIV and in their female partners. However, our results indicate that protection is only partial; the promotion of safe sex practices is also important,” concluded Drs. Aaron Tobian and Maria Wawer, of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

The study was published online Jan. 6 in The Lancet.

In an accompanying commentary, Dr. Anna R. Giuliano of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues wrote: “Recent findings add important evidence for the promotion of male circumcision in countries without well-established programs for cervical screening. Additional interventions to reduce HPV infection, such as provision of vaccines for HPV prevention, will be essential to reduce invasive cervical cancer worldwide. Male circumcision is associated with slight reductions in high-risk HPV, while licensed HPV vaccines protect with high effectiveness against only a limited number of HPV types. Therefore, the two interventions are likely to have important synergistic effects.”

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about HPV prevention.

— Robert Preidt

SOURCE: The Lancet, news release, Jan. 6, 2011

Last Updated: Jan. 07, 2011

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Circumcision Helps Cut HPV Transmission Rate, Study Finds

Five Reasons You Should Have Sex With Your Husband Every Day: Meg in Progress

1. Being a mother, one of the ultimate expressions of womanhood, can often leave a girl feeling stripped of her femininity.

2. If you want your husband to act like a man, you need to treat him like a man.

3. You need to have a moment in each day that is just about the two of you.

4. Sex relieves stress.

5. It is so much blasted fun.


Almost 1/3 of Moms Say They’ve Gone YEARS without Sex

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby and a sexless marriage…

According to a Family Circle survey, almost a third of moms say that they’ve gone a few years without having sex. We speak to experts and parents about how babies are affecting the bedroom.

Why Many Couples Go Years without Having Sex

Muslim Women’s Dress: A Tool of Black Liberation

Pervasive stereotypes of black women have worked to deny them dignity and rights. The “jezebel” image, stereotyping black women as sexually loose, has its roots in slavery to justify the systematic raping of enslaved women. It is in fighting this image that I see long dresses, or the hijab, as tools of liberation.

Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff” is an Anti-Birth Control Anthem

“In one scene [of ex-girlfriend Esther Anderson’s film “Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend”], we learn the origin of the lyrics to “I Shot the Sheriff.” At the time, Ms. Anderson was on birth control pills, and Mr. Marley thought the pills were sacrilege. He wanted her to have his baby. He believed their love was strong and it was sin to kill his seed. The doctor who prescribed those baby-killing pills became the sheriff. And thanks to this movie, these lyrics, which Anderson helped write, are now put into a proper context:

‘Sheriff John Brown always hated me,
For what, I don’t know:
Every time I plant a seed,
He said kill it before it grow'”


Complete Song Lyrics: