Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

Talking heads (25/11/08)

An experiment in technology. I happened to be chatting the othernight at the Frontline Club in Paddington. For those who are in London and don’t know it, check it out. A great hang-out for hacks, former hacks and those who just like telling stories, it also gives good restaurant. Graham Holliday, who writes the Frontline […]

Size matters (24/08/08)

In LA, the law is an ass (03/07/08)

I wrote this post while in LA a fortnight ago, and found it lurking in my drafts just now. Belatedly, then, I feel compelled to celebrate my stay in Los Angeles by congratulating Judge Alex Kozinski for having a (somewhat sophomoric) sense of humour, incuding about sex. Kozinski is chief judge of the U.S. 9th […]

While we’re on chocolate condoms… (26/05/08)

They went down well with the breakfast crowd at Hay. Especially with the gay Bishop.

If you’ve got it, flaunt it department: Elizabeth’s mafia connections (19/05/08)

It’s been a busy day on the airwaves. Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking, I managed to hit BBC World TV’s HardTalk interview and be on BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week, both in one day. On HardTalk, Stephen Sackur spent a lot of time quizzing me about my mafia connections. Comments have ranged […]

A condom for every occasion (05/05/08)

The Wisdom of Whores is born tomorrow. This ad more or less sums up how I am feeling this evening. Thanks to the beyond cool Nicholas Gourlay for finding this for me.

Still in the poetry corner: Head, heart and balls. (21/04/08)

Rapping about sex is nothing new. But it takes a cute Frenchman to do it in a classic metre, in a studio full of intellectuals sheathed in black. And to express so perfectly why public health programmes that appeal to only one of the three citadels of Boy are destined to fail. Thanks to Catherine […]

Undies for safe sex (17/04/08)

In the dim and distant past, I made money by hand-painting boxer shorts. Including for some rather well known political bloggers. This video from the folks at Isis Inc made me think I should go back to the drawing board. Though I’m guessing the very fact that I knew boys who wore boxers, let alone […]

More sex equals less HIV: I explain why (16/04/08)

This video, not to be taken tooooo seriously (though the science is spot on), is the product of a rainy afternoon with the incomparable Candy Gourlay. Check out Candy’s wit, wisdom and illustration at Notes From the Slushpile

Always do what your mother says (07/04/08)

Earth to Congress: Contraception is NOT abortion (02/04/08)

Fundamentalist Catholics seem determined to save souls without saving lives. But the elected representatives of the American should not be following suit. Today, the US House of Representatives discusses a bill that will take US$ 50 billion out of taxpayers’ pockets and put it on the table for HIV treatment for people in poor countries. […]

When you need to know who Daddy is department (31/03/08)

A while back, I posted a link to BioRad’s unlikely but delightful PCR test anthem, “When you need to know who Daddy is”. Those tests are strictly for lab nerds. More recently, though, supermarkets have started stocking do it yourself paternity tests. It wasn’t ever going to be long before enthusiastic you-tubers had a go […]

Happy (safe) Easter (22/03/08)

Easter and the spring equinox. In the Christian parts of the northern hemisphere this time of year is all about sex and death. Here’s some advice on how to enjoy the one without courting the other. I’m heading for the hills for a couple of days, and will be resurrected next week. To those who […]

Zapatero y Felipe: enhorabuena! (20/03/08)

I’ve been slow to congratulate Jose Luis Zapatero on his success in Spain’s elections earlier this month. Zapatero has been a fierce defender of gay rights in the face of back-door action by the opposition to roll back gay marriage. For the Spanish speakers among you, this video reveals why. Thanks to Texma for forwarding. […]

Selling sex is worse than selling crack: the music industry pronounces (18/03/08)

Name that pussy (17/03/08)

When I was working on the manuscript of The Wisdom of Whores, I got my knickers in a twist about what to call a girl’s nether regions. In Britain, “fanny” is a nice, friendly word, but in the States fanny means arse. So I asked a couple of American friends what friendly word they used […]

In Texas, masturbation leads to incest (16/03/08)

Help me out here. George Bush says abstinence is the only reliable way of avoiding HIV. So you’d think do-it-yourself orgasms would be the order of the day. It took Bush’s home state of Texas a while to get with the programme, but they finally made it okay to masturbate, legalising dildos just in time […]

At last, there’s a cure for AIDS! (14/03/08)

HIV positively funny? (13/03/08)

South Park is at it again, being funny about a deadly subject. Tut tut.

How to talk to your kids about sex (10/03/08)

American taxpayers are ploughing money into ads telling parents to talk to their kids about sex. Or rather, telling parents to talk to their kids about not having sex. It includes such helpful lines as “Tell me to wait to have sex. And don’t worry. I’ll always be your Muffinhead. Your Punkinface. Your Pookie Bear.” […]

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