Second, Essin'Em hooked it up yesterday with a link to a new Women's Sexual Health Study put on by Indiana University on the use of lube in female sexual acts (both partnered and not). Apparently;
In recent years, there has been a growing movement by manufacturers to develop products that are responsive to consumer demands for a wider range of personal lubricants used for sexual activity. However, there has been very little research about how individuals use these products and how they would rate various lubricants in terms of sexual comfort, pleasure, sensation, texture or ease of use. A better understanding of these issues will help manufacturers design better products and will help health-related professionals better address women’s questions related to the use of such products.
Sounds like something easy, fun and useful to participate in, no? I'd encourage you to consider signing up as well!
Lastly, I read today on the No Reservations Crew Blog that Bourdain has recently taped a show in New Orleans.
“Tony wants to see how the city is recovering after Hurricane Katrina, most importantly, how the restaurants are coping with the storm and aftermath. The focus is on what Katrina did to the people and the industry.”
Needless to say, I think this could provide a heart wrenching, compelling and rather revealing look at post-Katrina NO. Not only reminding people that the people who live there are STILL dealing with the aftermath of that hurricane, but also providing a context wherein viewers can relate to those people. All good things. I'm very excited for this episode.
And you know, between his happening to be in Beirut during the bombings, and this show, Bourdain seems to be becoming more of a "historian" of sorts than I bet he thought he could ever be.