This Week in Sex: July 27th - Aug 4th

(and completely traumatise them for years to come!)

Here's some of interesting and important sex-related news both local and from around the globe:

  • According to Ned Kelly, keeper of antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland, some of the bog bodies they have recovered appear to have been iron age kings who were ritualistically tortured and sacrificed. Part of the torture would have involved cutting off of the kings' nipples as sucking a king's nipples was a gesture of submission, and cutting them off obviously meant he could no longer be King. 
  • Over on Broadsheet, someone discovered a book [published by The Catholic Communications Institute of Ireland, 1981] in a charity shop about having "The Talk" with your youngsters and making sure they grow up to be sexually repressed, dysfunctional adults.
  • In London the Wellcome Collection's Institute of Sexology exhibition is in it's final month, and throughout it's run, they have asked thousands of people questions about their sex lives and sexual desires. Neil Bartlett reveals some of his favourite answers from the installation in this great piece in the Guardian. 
  • A sex worker in the US has been praised by local police for more than likely saving a number of lives as she unwittingly killed an alleged serial killer. 
  • Robert Karjel, author of acclaimed new action thriller My Name is N, talks about how the United States may have accepted same sex relationships in theory, but his book's Amazon reviews reveal a huge discomfort with the idea of a bisexual action hero.