Inside women's sexual brains, preferences and porn – The Chart

Men everywhere have probably wondered for thousands of years: What turns women on?

In the age of the Internet, it's possible to find out. And with countless genres of images, videos and erotic stories available online, women are both able and empowered to access arousing material, and figure out for themselves what they like. Some are watching porn, as our sex columnist Ian Kerner pointed out in a recent column.

But what women are viewing and reading is usually not what men are searching for, according to a new book on the subject. In "A Billion Wicked Thoughts," released Thursday, neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam combine web searches, personal search histories, websites, and classified ads with insights from brain science to discover precisely how different women are from men.

Just like we're all born with taste cues - sweet, salty, savory, spicy, bitter - men and women's brains are wired with sexual cues, Ogas said. For men, the cues are predominantly visual, and aimed at the partner; they often enjoy seeing women orgasm, which may be one of the reasons why so many women fake. But women are more complex; they place a high importance on feeling desired, for example, whereas it appears men generally don't need to feel desired at all in order to feel aroused.

"A woman wants to know that there's going to be repeat action, that he's committed and is going to be coming back," Ogas said.

Women are sexually complex in other important ways. If a man is physically turned on, he's also psychologically turned on, which is why medications for erectile dysfunction (i.e. Viagra) can deliver fairly straightforward results. But a woman can be physically turned on and mentally turned off at the very same time, making efforts toward a treatment for low female sexual desire all the more complicated. And as to what makes a woman go beyond mere arousal and have sex, you'll have to read this other article.

The female sexual brain is also like a "detective agency" that investigates a man's many qualities before deciding  whether he's worth her attention, the authors said. Evolutionarily, that makes sense. In the earliest days of humans, females who mated with the first males they encountered would not have fared as well as those who took the time to investigate their partners a little more. The "detective agency" would make sure that the chosen male would not be cruel, unfaithful or sneaky, would protect the woman and her child.

More important than evolution, though, is the "software" of the sexual brain, Ogas and Gaddam said.

Again, men are simple: The male brain is designed so that any stimulus can trigger arousal. For some, a single cue is necessary and sufficient, which is what makes a fetish, well, a fetish. For instance, some men get turned on in the presence of attractive shoes or feet, and need to see that in order to feel stimulated. On the other hand, fetishes are extremely rare among women. The female brain usually doesn't respond to a single trigger every time; there can be lots of different combinations of things that can get them in the mood.

"The male sexual brain is like a single toggle switch, whereas the female sexual brain is like the cockpit of an F1 fighter jet," Gaddam said. "There are tons of dials and instruments, and there's sophisticated calibration going on."

To fully appreciate this, feast your eyes on these two real search histories from America Online users:

MAN: college cheerleaders; cheerleaders in Hawaii; pics of bikinis and girls; pretty girls in bikinis; girls suntanning in bikinis; college cheerleader pics in bikinis; noooooooo; christian advice on lust

WOMAN: orlando bloom as vampire fanfiction; 321 sex chat; kingdom of heaven fanfiction; cinderella wedding dresses; gossip on orlando bloom; legolas erotica; legolas heterosexual erotica; evil orlando bloom dark fanfiction

As you can see, this woman tends to prefer stories ("fanfiction," or narratives based on existing movies/TV/literature) much more than the man, who searches all hairy girls for specific images. The majority of these stories are romantic and lightly erotic, but plenty of women like graphic erotic stories, too. In the search above you can see this one gal is particularly interested in Legolas from "Lord of the Rings" and the actor who portrays him: Orlando Bloom. And there's a lot of conversation that goes on among women about erotic stories about the inner feelings of the characters, whereas men consume porn alone and don't talk about the aesthetics, Gaddam said.

"Male erotica is a solitary enterprise, and female erotica is a social enterprise," Ogas said.

A minority of women do watch visual porn. Based on analyses of user profiles on a porn website, these ladies tend to be more socially aggressive, comfortable taking risks, and open to bisexual experiences. They also tend to have a higher sex drive.

And while many men do seek out porn involving young women, there's a substantial interest in seeing scantily clad (or not clad at all) older women too. Significant numbers of web searches and websites out there are devoted to women in their 40s, 50s, 60s. There's even a genre called "granny porn," with a consistent following, in which the male performer's age is highly variable.  It's hard to know how old the men are who are seeking this class of erotica, but the authors speculate they come from a wide range of ages, since men's sexual interests are pretty solid by age 25. Women, on the other hand, have much more flexible and dynamic interests during a lifetime.

What about homosexuality? The authors compared gay and straight male sexuality, and found they were strikingly similar. The differences: gay men like men, and are more likely to be aroused by the submissive role in sex than straight men. Lesbians are far more complicated, and Ogas and Gaddam don't think they have enough information to make any definitive comparisons about it.

The authors don't take any moral positions on any of this, but they do point out that individual tastes and preferences are difficult or impossible to modify. Yet everyone assumes their own interests are the norm, and we quickly label anything else as weird or even dangerous, Gaddam said.

"We should all be more sexually tolerant," Ogas said.






Chyna The Wrestler: Where Is She Now?

Joanie Chyna Laurer is doubtless one of the most memorable figures to emerge out of the world of professional wrestling in recent years. In the WWE Chyna wrestled from 1997 to 2001, beginning as a WWE diva and Triple H's bodyguard.

Soon, though, she became Chyna the wrestler in her own right, and in the WWE, Chyna became the first WWE diva to wrestle against men. In fact, Chyna the wrestler set several "firsts." In the WWE Chyna was the first woman to enter the Royal Rumble. Chyna the wrestler also held the Intercontinental Championship twice and the women's championship once.

Still with the WWE, Chyna struggled. Offscreen, Chyna the wrestler was also for a time Chyna, girlfriend of Triple H, which caused a great deal of behind-the-scenes intrigue.

At the end of her tenure with WWE, Chyna discovered Triple H was having an affair with Stephanie McMahon, daughter of WWE head Vince McMahon, leading to Chyna's departure. After the WWE, Chyna appeared to leave professional wrestling.

In her next move, Chyna the wrestler became Chyna the TV personality. In the mid- and late 2000s she appeared on a number of VH1 reality series, including The Surreal Life, and, rather sadly, Celebrity Rehab in 2008. That show revealed that after the WWE, Chyna had suffered through much relationship strife that led to substance abuse.

Throughout these tumultuous years Chyna also turned to the adult industry, and Chyna the wrestler underwent another transformation, becoming Chyna the centerfold and sex tape star.

She posed for Playboy several times and, infamously, released a sex tape called 1 Night in Chyna. Then, earlier this year, she released her first professional adult video, for Vivid Entertainment, called Backdoor to Chyna.

However, Chyna couldn't stay away from wrestling for too long. After 10 years out of the WWE, Chyna returned to the ring with TNA Wrestling, and Chyna the wrestler was reborn. Fans are also eager to see her this August at a unique summer festival, the Gathering of the Juggalos, from August 10 to 14 in Cave-in- Rock Ill.

Besides top rap and hard rock acts, the festival features a full pro and indie wrestling arena. Chyna the wrestler is part of a top roster of talent from the sport that also includes legends like Jerry Lawler, Mick Foley, Raven, and "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan. For more about the festival, visit

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For fans of wrestling and music, there really is no other summer festival experience to compare with the Gathering of the Juggalos.

It's one of the few camping destinations at which both forms of entertainment are equally important, and the performances go late into the night with some of the most enthusiastic fans around. To find out more about this music festival visit their website at






Maria Ozawa, Sexy Pics and Vids

Maria At A Glance

* Name: Maria Ozawa

* Birthday: 1986 January 8th

* Blood Type: A

* Height: 162cm

* Body Measurements: Bust: 88 cm Waist: 58 cm Hip: 86 cm

* Hometown: Hokkaido

* Hobbies: Guitar

* Personality: Bubbly

* Debut: AV 2005

A Star Is Born

Maria learned English at an international school, and she believes she reads and writes English better than Japanese.

 She eventually grew intrigued by the adult entertainment industry and searched out several local companies. Her lovely figure and beautiful looks quickly got her noticed and she began her career as a model in June 2005 for a site known as

 In addition to several photo spreads, she soon made her premiere in a couple of adult videos. Ozawa also appeared in a number of compilation videos, including one with other S1 stars such as Yuma Asami, Sora Aoi, Yua Aida, and Rin Aoki entitled S1 Dream Collection and S1 continued to issue an all-new Ozawa video monthly until February 2007.






A Detailed Information Booklet on the Different Types of Squash

Squashes form a group of four species of Cucurbita genus, native to Central America and Mexico. Although squash plants have originated in Central America, they are also grown in Europe, North America, Australia and India. The summer and winter squashes differ in terms of the growth stage at which they are harvested. Summer squashes are harvested when they are in an edible form and tender; they are not fully mature at the time of harvesting and have a short shelf life. On the contrary, winter squashes are harvested when they become fully mature.

Different Types of Squash

Squash is a type of vegetable grouped into two types, the winter and summer squashes. Let us find more on the different kinds.

Types of Summer Squash

Summer squash varieties include the 'Yellow crookneck squash', 'Pattypan squash', 'Zucchini', 'Yellow summer squash', etc.

Yellow Crookneck Squash

o This summer squash variety has a yellow and bumpy skin. However, upon closer examination, one can see that skin texture is actually quite smooth.

o The flesh of yellow crookneck squash is sweet and it tastes better when harvested when 6 inches long. It means the squash is harvested before it becomes fully mature.

o Yellow crookneck squash is closely related to the yellow summer squash.

o Scientific name of the yellow crookneck squash is Cucurbita pepo. The zucchini squash and pumpkin belong to the same species as yellow crookneck squash.

o The squash vegetable is prepared using methods like boiling, baking, steaming. sauteing, etc.

Pattypan Squash

o This variety of summer squashes is known by names like Button Squash, White squash, Sunburst Squash, and Scallopini.

o Scalloped edges, small size and a shallow & round shape - which resemble a flying saucer - are the distinguishing characteristics of Pattypan squash.

o The Pattypan squash comes in three varieties i.e. white, green and yellow. It is harvested at a tender age - not greater than 2-3 inches in diameter.

o Pattypan squash is a rich source of niacin, magnesium and vitamin A & C.


o The zucchini squash is similar in appearance to a ridged cucumber. Although it is used in food preparations as a vegetable, zucchini is basically an immature fruit.

o Zucchini squash could be yellow, green or light green. Courgette is another name used for zucchini.

o The zucchini plant attains a healthy growth in temperate regions. This plant is cultivated not only for its fruits, but also the flowers, which have a culinary use.

o When it grows 8 inches long, the zucchini is picked for culinary purposes. It can be eaten raw, cooked lightly and also fried with butter or oil. Zucchini is used in Thai, Mexican, Italian, French and many other cuisines.

o Vitamin A, folate and potassium are some of the important nutrients present in zucchini.

Yellow Summer Squash

o This yellow-colored summer variety is also known as 'Straightneck Squash'. Yellow summer squash is closely related to the yellow crookneck squash.

o The mild, watery and tender skin of yellow summer squash makes it suitable for use in many different recipes. The yellow summer squash can be cooked in different ways; it can be steamed, baked, grilled and sauteed.

o The yellow summer squash is picked when it is still young. The squash has to be picked before it reaches reach complete maturity; a fully grown squash becomes watery and tasteless.

o The plant needs a mild weather for healthy growth. Vines of the yellow summer squash plant reach a height of 60 cm-90 cm.

Types of Winter Squash

There are many varieties of winter squash. Unlike summer squashes, these cucurbits are harvested at full maturity. Winter squashes are harvested when their skin becomes hard and deep red. There are many different squashes grown as winter varieties. Here is a list of their different varieties.

Acorn Squash

o The Acorn squash is green in color and it has longitudinal ridges on its surface. The newer varieties like Golden Acorn are yellow in color.

o This winter squash belongs to the same species as yellow summer squash i.e. Cucurbita pepo.

o Acorn squashes are 4-7 inches long and their weight ranges from 1-2 pounds.

o Baking is the most common practice followed in the preparation of acorn squash dishes. Steaming and sauteing are few other procedures used for cooking acorn squashes.

o The acorn squash is eaten mainly to obtain dietary fibers and potassium. It also provides the body with nutrients like vitamin C and B.

Turban Squash

o Turban squash, one of the commonly cultivated varieties of winter squash has its origin in South America. It was introduced in North America in the 16th century.

o The rind of turban squash has a deep color and it is hard. Base of the squash is flat and its top is thinner.

o The shape of turban squash appears similar to the hazelnut. "Mini Red Turban", "Turk's Turban" and "Aladdin's Turban" are the different varieties of this squash.

o The turban squash needs a warm climate to attain healthy growth. Apart from warm climate, well-drained and fertile soil is needed for cultivating the plant.

o Some of the important nutrients that are present in turban squash include vitamin A, vitamin C, iron and potassium.

Kabocha Squash

o It is a Japanese variety of winter squashes that possesses a knobbly-looking, hard skin. The skin color is deep green. Shape of the Kabocha squash resembles a squatted pumpkin.

o Kabocha squash weighs about 2-3 pounds. The squash is known for its sweet taste.

o The Kabocha squash belongs to Cucurbita maxima species. It is mainly grown in Japan, Thailand and South Korea.

o Beta carotene is one of the important nutrients present in kabocha. Some of the other nutrients present in this squash include vitamin C, iron, potassium and folic acid.

o The kabocha squash, after being harvested, should be stored in a warm place for a period of 10-12 days. This practice need to be followed to allow the squash to ripe fully and thereby, raise its sugar and carbohydrate content.

Spaghetti Squash

oIt is a seed-bearing squash variety with an oblong shape. Spaghetti squash is known by different names like noodle squash, vegetable spaghetti, spaghetti and spaghetti marrow.

o Spaghetti squash is found in colors like yellow, ivory, orange, etc. The flesh could be bright yellow, white or orange in color.

o The flesh of spaghetti squash, upon cooking, is transformed into a fibrous mass - which appears similar to 'spaghetti'. Boiling, steaming and baking are some of the commonly used methods for cooking spaghetti squash.

o The spaghetti squash plants are monoecious in nature. It means male and female flowers are present on the same plant.

o Nutrients present in spaghetti squash include vitamin A, folic acid, beta carotene and potassium.

Hubbard Squash

o The hubbard squash has a tear-drop shape. It belongs to the species, Cucurbita maxima.

o The hard surface of hubbard squash allows storage for long periods of India Summer time. Color of the skin of this squash can be golden orange, green, gray or blue.

o Hubbard squash can be baked, steamed, roasted, boiled and sauteed. Owing to its sweet taste, hubbard squash is often used in the preparation of baby foods.

o The hubbard plant requires warm climate, sufficient water and bright sunlight to attain a healthy growth.

o Vitamin A and C contained in hubbard squash makes it a highly nutritious food. Also, the squash contains almost no fats and has plenty of fibers.


The word 'Calabaza' is a Spanish term used in reference with melons and gourds. The Calabaza gourds are found in a variety of shapes. However, some of the traits shared by them include branched tendrils and large-lobed leaves.

The types of summer and winter squashes mentioned above include varieties of that are useful for cultivation and which also offer some nutritive value.






Stephen Hawking: 'God particle' could destroy the universe

Stephen Hawking, who once cautioned that both artificial intelligence and invading aliens could wipe out the human race, now has another dire prediction - the Higgs boson, or "God particle," might destroy the universe. In a preface to a new book, Hawking describes his concern that if the particle became unstable, the "universe could undergo catastrophic vacuum decay," according to the U.K.'s Sunday Times.

Hawking's gloomy theory appears in the forward to Starmus: 50 Years of Man in Space, a collection of lectures by noteworthy astronomers and researchers. In the piece, Hawking writes that the particle "has the worrisome feature that it might become metastable at energies above 100bn giga-electron-volts (GEV)," reports CNET.

According to Hawking, the vacuum decay "could expand at the speed of light" and that this could "happen at any time and we couldn't see it coming." While that statement might be cause for alarm, Hawking acknowledges in the essay that this threat is highly theoretical. A particle accelerator that could even reach 100bn GEV would need to be larger than the Earth itself, and would "unlikely to be funded in the present economic climate."

While this cataclysmic scenario is unlikely to happen any time in the near future, Hawking writes that looking into the Higgs boson's potential instability sheds light on insights into the universe.

Hawking writes that the possible destruction of the Higgs boson "places important constraints on the evolution of the universe," reports the IB Times.

Fellow scientists have long looked at some of Hawking's darker predictions with skepticism. Beyond the fears over alien invaders and warnings about the uprising of smart machines, he also stated in 2012 that human life has only about 1,000 years left on Earth before being wiped out by man-made viruses, according to


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