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This Week in Sex: Condoms for Women, New Vibrating Underwear, and the ‘Fifty Shades’ Effect on Sex Toy Purchases

Students at New York City’s School of Visual Arts are working to redesign the packaging of condoms to make women feel more comfortable buying and carrying them.

This week, design students want to revamp condom packaging to appeal to women, a sex toy company released new underwear, and sex researchers predict 2014 will mark the return of “vanilla” sex for couples—but we’re not so sure we agree.

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This Week in Sex: Have the Japanese Really Stopped Having Sex?

Haluk Murat Demirel, a 38-year-old woman in Turkey, has opened the country’s first halal sex shop online.

In this international edition of This Week in Sex, we look at the recent hubbub about sex in Japan, learn what makes an online sex store halal, and look at a program trying to overcome sexual taboos in Vietnam.

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Furloughed? Frustrated? How About a Free Vibrator?

Park rangers, NASA scientists, and Census Bureau statisticians may be temporarily out of work, but that doesn't mean they have to have idle hands, at least according to one sex toy provider.

Park rangers, NASA scientists, and Census Bureau statisticians may be temporarily out of work, but that doesn’t mean they have to have idle hands, at least according to one sex toy provider.

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This Week in Sex: Sex Makes You Look Younger, Lube Goes Kosher, and Bachmann Is Mailed a Vibrator

A conservative political group accidentally mailed a vibrator to Michele Bachmann.

This week, a new study found that sex makes you look younger, 10 percent of adults admitted to using their phones during sex, some lubes became certified Kosher, and a conservative political group accidentally mailed a vibrator to Michele Bachmann.

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Sexual Health Roundup: Condoms as Evidence, Lies About Sexual History, and Sex Toys at Elite Schools

The Brooklyn DA told cops to stop collecting condoms as evidence of prostitution.

This week, the Brooklyn DA told cops to stop collecting condoms as evidence of prostitution, studies found that college kids lie about their sexual behavior and students at elite British schools buy a lot of sex toys, and the U.S. cities that have the most same-sex couples raising kids may surprise you.

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Sexual Health Roundup: Mail-Order Condoms and Viagra, and a Sex Toy Race in Vegas

Vibrators race in Vegas.

This week, a California program that allows teens to order condoms online garnered controversy, but Pfizer selling Viagra to patients online did not. Meanwhile, a vibrator race was held in Las Vegas.

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Sexual Health Roundup: Virtual STDs, Colorado’s State Sex Ed Program, and Trademarking Vibrators

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In this week’s sexual health roundup: researchers create an online model of a simple STD epidemic to see why and when people protect themselves; lawmakers in Colorado propose strengthening that’s state’s sex education law; and a sex toy manufacturer loses its bid for trademark rights. 

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Arguing with Myself: Tastefulness, Censorship, and the Sex-Toy Demonstration

Was the now-infamous sex-toy demonstration at Northwestern a consensual experience among students on a college campus or a pointless display that left all sex ed open for attack? Maybe it was both.

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GOP Rep. Calvin Hill Anti-Sex Theory Classes, Pro Naughty Sex Toys

Georgia’s Calvin Hill is on a crusade against sex…unless he’s making money on it.

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One Company Knows You Just Wanna Have Fun!

Just as the city of Manassas, Virginia gets it knickers in a twist over a store selling lingerie and other intimate items, an online company introduces a line of products to make life more fun!

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