Shock and Whore

first_imgThe problem with extreme sex is that I’m not entirely convinced such a thing exists. If anything, it conjures ludicrous images of overweight women dressed as ponies, pasty businessmen rolling around ecstatically beneath stiletto heels and that old favourite: nails being hammered into penises. I, for one, have never hammered a nail into a penis, although to be fair, I’ve never hammered a nail into anything. I’m not really into DIY.It soon becomes clear that there are no markers by which extremity can actually be determined, whether in sexual terms or any other. You might say pony play, being stood on a leatherbound dominatrix and having someone hang a nice watercolour from your dick is pretty extreme but, if you asked me, I’d say it was pretty silly. But extremity is not necessarily dictated by the weirdness of an act so much as the intensity of the experience.For example, I have a friend who seems to have recently undergone a bit of a Sandra Dee transformation. From a cute, exceptionally devout Christian, she’s now a bi-curious beguiler with a penchant for corsetry – and we say amen to that. Recently she regaled us with the story of the time she went down on a guy while he was driving. Not so very extreme, nevertheless, she was flushed and giggly and obviously thrilled to bits with her own audacity. But this is what it’s all about. Daring to do something that your own hang-ups or boundaries would normally prevent you experiencing, I have a long string of Catholic lovers behind me (what can I say? It’s the guilt thing, makes me horny) and, without fail, their ultimate dirty thrill is always Doing It somewhere in a church, preferably the very church where they sing in the choir on a Sunday. The altar, of course, for those with real courage of conviction. I’ve never been struck by lightning, but then again, I am an atheist. It’s hellish on the knees, though, all those hard surfaces.Of course, deliberately venturing beyond what the Americans would term “your comfort zones” is bound to carry a certain amount of risk. Of course, all the best things do, within reason. I would hope that, as well as the urge to try and copulate interestingly with as many people as possible, preferably simultaneously, some of us were at least granted a modicum of common sense. But herein, I suspect, lies part of the appeal of, for lack of a better term, what you might call kink. BDSM (bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadism and masochism) offers an opportunity to explore and, perhaps even travel beyond, your boundaries in what should hopefully be a safe environment.Like almost everything else in the world, BDSM represents a spectrum of experience, from owning a fully equipped bondage dungeon to an inclination for making your lover beg for fulfilment. And, again, it can allow you to discover, on an individual level, what, for you, is a sexual extreme. For some this may be no more than lying still beneath a lover’s caresses, for others it may be the dark austerity of pain, for some the heady self- abandonment of complete immobilisation, for some the sexual drama, for others the prickling of uncertainty or the whisper of fear that comes even when, rationally, you know there’s nothing to be afraid of… and all this without the risk of motoring accidents.Archive: 0th week HT 2004last_img read more

Ocean City Schools to Close on Monday as Winter Storm Approaches

first_imgAll Ocean City schools will be closed on Monday (March 3) as a winter storm threatens to dump as much as a foot of snow on the island.New weather forecasting models updated on Sunday show the potential for a significant snowfall for Ocean City and southern New Jersey on Monday.A National Weather Service winter storm warning is in effect from 9 p.m. Sunday  through 4 p.m. Monday.The latest forecast predicts 6 to 12 inches of snow will accumulate in Ocean City on Monday after precipitation starts as rain, freezing rain and sleet on Sunday night. Snow forecast maps released by the NWS on Saturday had called for 10 to 14 inches. Wind gusts up to 40 mph out of the north are possible on the coast late Sunday night through Monday. The marine forecast suggests winds will be strong enough to send a light freezing spray onto the island.With a new moon having passed on Saturday, minor tidal flooding is possible with the highest tides expected at 9:32 a.m. and 9:55 p.m. on the bay side of Ocean City, where flooding is usually worse. Residents on low-elevation streets may want to consider moving their vehicles to higher ground.Near record cold will follow the storm with the low temperature on Monday night predicted at 11 degrees. Philadelphia is just 6 inches shy of the second snowiest winter on record (65.5 inches in 1995-96). As in most winters, the coastal region saw less snow. Atlantic City International Airport in nearby Egg Harbor Township has recorded 28.2 inches this winter.The Ocean City Police Department reminds residents that all parked cars must be removed from the entire length of West Avenue (snow emergency route) when the roadway is covered by snow. Violators will be ticketed.The ocean water temperature is 36.9 degrees, and for summer lovers, there are just 84 days until the start of Memorial Day Weekend.last_img read more

Dundee cake moves closer to protected status

first_imgDundee cake may soon become a geographically protected product, preventing imitations from being made elsewhere. The cake was first developed in the 1800s in Keiller’s bakery shop in its namesake city and is now a step closer to gaining Protected Geographical Indicator (PGI) status from the European Commission (EC).A consultation has recently been launched on the application, which will run for 12 weeks in line with the rules of the EU Protected Food Names Scheme. The scheme was introduced in 1994 to protect food names on the basis of geographical or traditional recipes.If achieved, PGI status would mean that only cakes baked in the area using the correct recipe and decorated with whole almonds could be officially branded as Dundee cake. The application for protected status was brought by the Baker Trade Of Dundee and is supported by the Scottish Government, which said PGI status guarantees the food’s provenance and supports local producers.PGI statusThe application for Dundee cake PGI status outlines the exact recipe including ingredients and ratios and specifies that the cake must be mixed, baked and decorated with almonds in the Dundee area.The original recipe contains sultanas, Amontillado sherry, candied orange peel, dried vine fruits and a pattern of whole, blanched almonds on top.Products such as Stilton cheese, Stornoway black pudding and Scotch whisky have already been granted protected status under the scheme.Janet Keiller started producing a new Seville orange marmalade that was then added to a cake recipe in the 1800s to make Keiller’s Dundee Cake.last_img read more

Florida football player hit and killed by train

first_imgBryce Gowdy,17, was struck and killed by a train a week before he was headed to join Georgia Tech’s football team.Gowdy was involved in a pedestrian accident involving a train Monday morning, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died.Officials say it is unclear what caused the accident.Gowdy who was a standout wide receiver at Deerfield Beach High School finished classes early so he could start classes and join Georgia Tech’s football team on Jan. 6, the school said in a release.Gowdy was the 37th-ranked wide receiver in the country according to

Regional Hockey League begins: Police Ladies, Legonites suffer defeats

first_imgThe Dwadifuo Adanfo Greater Accra Regional Hockey League kick started last weekend with eight matches at the Theodosia Oko Hockey Stadium in Accra.The opening day games witnessed very high fan turn out, a situation which pleases organisers of the league.In the ladies matches, Trustees of SSNIT recorded the highest score line when they beat CEPS 3-1.The Ghana Police Service Ladies suffered a one nil defeat to VRA Customs.The game between the Reformers and Fire Extinguishers ended goalless.In the seniors’ division SAPHOLDA beat Citizens by 5-0 while Multi Sticks lost by 3-2 to NDK Financiers, Ark Ladies 5-0 Veteran Ladies. Police Service defeated Reformers 2-0 in the men’s category.In other matches, Legonites lost by a lone goal to Real Ambassadors, Golden Sticks 1-0 Ex Chequers.last_img read more

Amel Tuka won the Bronze Medal at the European Championship for Younger Seniors in Tamper

first_imgYoung BiH athlete Amel Tuka won the bronze medal in the 800 meters run at the European Championships for younger seniors (U-23) held in Tamper (Finland).Tukain the finals ranin time the national record(1:46:29).The gold medal went to Frenchman Pierre-Ambroise Bosse (1:45.79) and silver to Ukrainian Taras Bibik (1:46:20).(Source: Fena)last_img

Wellington police notes: Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, October 7, 2014:•1:28 a.m. Officers took a report of Suspicious Activity in the 1500 block N. B, Wellington.•8:45 a.m. Officers investigated dog at large and no tags on dog by a known owner in the 800 block N. H, Wellington.•10 a.m. Officers investigated a battery in the 200 block E. 3rd, Wellington.•10:50 a.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the 900 block E. 7th, Wellington involved an unknown vehicle and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Connie Jaramillo, Wellington.•11:30 a.m. Officers took a report of found wallet in the 100 block W. Lincoln, Wellington. It was returned to owner.•2 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of license plate in the 1400 block N. Olive, Wellington.•On October 5, 2014 at  2:28 p.m. Officers conducted an outside agency assist in the 900 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•3:28 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic dispute by a known subject(s) in the 300 block N. F, Wellington.•3:55 p.m. Officers took a report of children in need of care in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•Tammy L. DeBuhr, 43, Wellington was served a summons to appear for dog at large.•Gregg A. Finney, 39, Wellington was served a summons to appear for theft of services.•7:28 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 900 block N. A, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Rebecca L. Ramsey, 62, Wellington and Kendra T. Woodward, 18, Wellington.last_img read more

Fatal crash involving a semi closes all I-95 southbound lanes in Boynton Beach

first_imgFHP currently on scene of a fatal crash southbound on I-95 north of Woolbright Rd. All southbound lanes are blocked at this time. Please use caution and seek alternate route.— FHP West Palm Beach (@FHPPalmBeach) March 4, 2020 A fatal car crash involving a semi truck caused all southbound lanes on I-95 to be blocked Wednesday afternoon in Boynton Beach.The Florida Department of Transportation said the wreck occurred just after 1:30 p.m. north of the Woolbright Road exit. It is not known if any other vehicles were involved in the crash.As of 2:24 p.m., all southbound lanes are blocked.Southbound delays are occurring back to the Lantana Road exit.The Florida Highway Patrol and multiple fire rescue trucks are at the scene.last_img

Nelson Ultimate thrilled after amazing season on the frisbee pitch

first_imgThere is much to celebrate this year for the Nelson Ultimate Frisbee Association. The club was happy to host over 150 people from 10 teams July 21-22nd at Disc Break 2012, the revival of the Nelson Ultimate tournament and received rave reviews from all teams that participated and look forward to organizing the tournament next year, and for many years to come.Nelson Ultimate hopes to expand the tournament to include 16 teams to keep up with interest and align Disc Break 2013 with Nelson’s July Marketfest to show off Nelson in all its summer splendor.Nelson’s competitive touring team, Nelson Homegrown, made some major gains this year doing very well on the summer tournament circuit.  Homegrown played five tournaments including Nanaimo, Kelowna, Kamloops and Vernon and reaching the finals in two tournaments only narrowly missing top prize in both cases. The Canadian Ultimate Championships was held in Victoria, BC this August 16-19th and  Homegrown represented Nelson in the Open (men’s) division finishing 15th with one point losses to Vancouver and Toronto teams and were the Spirit Champions for their division.One final note of pride for Nelson Ultimate was the representation of three Nelson players on the Masters (over 33) winning team at the World Ultimate Frisbee Championships held this July in Sakai, Japan.Congratulations to Adam Chouchinoff, Greg Jewitt, and Anthony Maley for winning a gold medal for Canada. Currently, the Nelson Ultimate Frisbee Association is gearing up for our winter season.  We play indoor Ultimate Monday evenings at 8 p.m. at Soccer Quest.Nelson Ultimate is looking for players to commit to the full season so that we can boost our time slot and get a full two hours of play.  Anyone interested in joining, please email or go to to sign up.  No experience necessary. Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee is a great way to stay fit, meet new friends and have fun!  See you on the field.last_img read more