May 13, 2016 |
Q: How do I get the guy I'm seeing to wear a condom even during oral sex? He argues that since the risk of HIV transmission is rare during oral sex, he shouldn't have to use one. I think that, even if it is rare, it's better to be safe than sorry. He says it completely destroys the experience. I have gotten him to wear one during intercourse, but not for anything else. And he thinks it's perfectly fine to go down on me without any sort of protection. Yes, he trusts me that much, even though it's not like I'm a virgin and have had my share of partners.
February 19, 2016 |
California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health was scheduled to vote on new regulations affecting the porn industry following a hearing last night in Oakland. The issue of course is safer sex, but porn industry officials say the proposed restrictions go too far and could result in actors having to wear not only condoms but also dental dams when engaging in oral sex and safety goggles when engaging in . . . ? Huh? When the sex is explosive it can cause retinal damage or when the sex is performed near a power saw?
September 5, 2015 |
In the latest version of the region's inflatable-duck dynasty, another air-filled rubber ducky recently popped up, this time on Broad Street Lake near downtown Woodbury, where it will remain for several weeks. Albeit about one-10th the size of Mama Duck - the world's largest known rubber duck, which generated delight and then disappointment at the Tall Ships Festival on the Delaware River in June - the Woodbury fowl was sure to at least pique curiosity in the Gloucester County seat. The Woodbury Breakfast Rotary Club placed the nameless duck, about six feet tall, on the lake about two weeks ago, treasurer Barbara Oldt said Thursday, to promote its second annual rubber duck race, Oct. 3. The group used the duck to draw attention last year to the race as well.
June 28, 2015 |
People who flocked to the Camden waterfront on a warm Friday afternoon for the second day of the Tall Ships Festival were met by sad news. Mama Duck, the world's largest known rubber ducky, was missing from the water. "This is like National Lampoon's Vacation . You drive to Wally World and it's closed," said Debbie Bettinger, 53, who had driven two hours to see the giant duck bobbing on the water, but instead found it lifeless and deflated on a flatbed truck. The rubber giant was injured Thursday as it was being towed to the Camden waterfront, said Ryan Whaley, spokesman for the event's organizer, Minnesota-based Draw Events.
June 26, 2015 |
Come to Mama. You'll have lots of company. Mama Duck, the world's largest known rubber ducky, will be making its Philadelphia-area debut on the Delaware River as part of the Tall Ships Festival Thursday afternoon. Weighing in at 11 tons and soaring 61 feet, the duck, which has drawn throngs around the globe, will be pulled by a tug for part of the 1 p.m. Parade of Sail, said organizer Craig Samborski of Minnesota-based Draw Events. Then, for the rest of the festival, which ends Sunday, this mountain of yellow vinyl with the friendly countenance will reign over the Camden waterfront.
March 3, 2015 |
"Absolutely not" is what scientist and engineer Donald E. Morel Jr. said when he was first approached to join West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. as its research director. "I have no interest in making rubber and metal for the rest of my professional life," he said. Funny how that worked out. Sometime in the spring, Morel, 57, will retire as chief executive of the Exton drug-packaging company (think syringes, vials, stoppers, drug patches). "From start to finish, it's been a wonderful journey with the company," said Morel, who rejected the first offer in 1991, joined as research director in 1992, and became chief executive in 2002.
November 21, 2014 |
A GROUP OF longtime educators and school advocates is taking Bill Green to court. The education advocacy group Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools filed a lawsuit yesterday in Common Pleas Court alleging that Green, as chairman of the School Reform Commission, and the rest of the body, violated the "letter and the spirit" of the state's Sunshine Law during its Oct. 6 meeting when it voted to unilaterally cancel a contract with the Philadelphia Federation...
November 28, 2013
Trusting the oversight of the nation's most secretive agency to its most secretive court never seemed likely to work. And as it turns out, it didn't. That's the impression left by the latest disclosures about the National Security Agency and the court established under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, which is the shadowy venue in which the spy agency's activities are supposed to acquire a patina of legitimacy. The records were released with extensive redactions in response to lawsuits by civil-liberties groups in the wake of runaway contractor Edward Snowden's leaks.
October 15, 2013 |
William Knight can still see the flashing lights of the state police car and the trooper's bemused look when he tried to explain why he'd stopped along I-295 near the Rancocas Woods exit. "I said to myself, 'Remain calm, tell him you're an artist and that you're collecting raw material for your artwork,' " recalled Knight, of Burlington City, who had been picking up shredded tire treads along the shoulder. The trooper "just rolled his eyes and gave me the benefit of the doubt," he said.
July 8, 2013 |
Hidden in plain sight, West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. is celebrating its 90th year in 2013, and part of the happiness is that its stock set an all-time high this week. Founded by Herman O. West in Philadelphia in 1923, the company completed a new headquarters in Exton in February. About 330 of West's 6,750 employees work there. West also is building a plant in India and has one in China. On June 20, chief executive officer Don Morel rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.