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5 Star Luxury Brand Funds Homophobic Murder.

Earlier this week Brunei’s Sultan brought in laws that makes sex between men and adultery punishable by stoning.  Sex between women is punishable by caning and imprisonment.

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‘Anal sex and adultery is what luxury hotels were made for’

Homosexuality was already illegal in the Kingdom, but with imprisonment and not with the death penalty.

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‘Protect Queer Muslims’

Today (Saturday 6th April) there was a protest outside of the Dorchester hotel.

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On the steps of the Dorchester Hotel
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Cream tea and death by stoning at the Dorchester Hotel.
LGBT+ lives matter.

The Dorchester hotel is one of the luxury brands that the Sultan of Brunei owns.

Storming the steps. 

In addition to this, the Sultan (Hassanal Bolkiah) holds an honorary law degree from the University of Oxford, another honorary degree from King’s College London and an official honorary title of ‘Companion’ with the Royal College of General Practitioners–  none of which had been revoked at the time of writing.

Love isn’t a choice, but being a cunt is/ We want to be ‘stoned’ not get stoned. 

A boycott of the Sultan’s businesses may not have a significant impact on his wealth.  However,  it is clear from such links with auspicious Western institutions that prestige  mean something to him.

Five star service funding homophobic murder.
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Posted in Genitals: A User's Guide

The Egg and Sperm Race…

A message we all seem to consistently pick up in Sex Ed and elsewhere is “you have unprotected sex, you get pregnant”.  However, if we think about this, we know that it isn’t quite the whole truth.   An often quoted statistic is that around 84% of couples trying to get conceive and having sex twice or more a week will get pregnant in a year (e.g. NHS, 2019).  If you do the sums, you can see that that’s an awful lot of sex not resulting in a pregnancy!

So, why not?  Well, pregnancy relies on four conditions that need to be met (Impey and Child, 2012):

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Firstly, an egg must be produced.  An egg is produced by the ovaries once every cycle and is only viable (capable of being fertilised) for a few days.   Sex outside of this time is less likely to result in pregnancy – remember though that sperm can live inside the vagina for up to seven days.  This means that penis-in-vagina sex that happens up to seven days before this ‘fertile window’ can still result in pregnancy!

Secondly, adequate sperm must be released.  ‘Adequate’ means that the number and quality of the sperm in ejaculate must be sufficient to fertilise an egg.

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Thirdly, sperm must reach the egg.  Lots of contraceptive methods work on this part of the process – for example from preventing sperm from entering the vagina and the womb (condoms) or by preventing the egg from travelling from where it is produced in the ovaries to the womb, via the fallopian tubes (tubal ligation, sometimes called ‘female sterilisation’).

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And lastly, the embryo (i.e. an egg fertilised by a sperm) must implant in to the lining of the womb.  This allows the embryo to survive and develop.  Again, some contraceptive methods work partly by altering this process (e.g. the copper coil or the ‘morning after’ pill).

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So, all of these four factors need to align to result in pregnancy!

 

 

References

Impey., and T. Child., (2012) Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Fourth Edition. Wiley-Blackwell: Electronic Copy.

NHS online, Overview Infertility, (Accessed online 2nd April 2019).