First Black Disney Princess

Posted On: December 18, 2009

Disney is featuring its first black pricess in The Princess and the Frog, featuring its first black princess, for over three years now. It’s a happy coincidence that the film arrives during the first term of US first black President — but for little girls, seeing a Disney princess who looks like them might be […]

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Martha’s Ideal Sexual Self

Posted On: December 17, 2009

For week 4 of Tuesday Draw, participants were asked to draw what their ideal sexual self meant look like. I did my own drawing separately and this is what I came up with: a big juicy red apple. Why apple? All of us have eaten an apple at one point or another in our lives, […]

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What to Expect at Anonymous HIV Screening

Posted On: December 17, 2009

Here’s what to expect at an anonymous screening: – You will be given an anonymous questionnaire, and private pre-test counselling. – You will undergo an OraQuick test, where a swipe is taken from the inside of your mouth. – You will get your result after 20 minutes, and receive post-test counselling. – If the result […]

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Rekindling Connections for Couples

Posted On: December 16, 2009

Children, long days and nights at the office, and competing schedules can wreak havoc on a couple’s sex life. It is easy to take the closest person in our lives – our spouse — for granted. In this full-day workshop, learn to look at your other half with a fresh perspective, begin speaking more openly […]

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Martha’s Fav Body Part from ‘Tuesday Draw’ Week 3

Posted On: December 15, 2009

Inspired by my brave participants in the workshop ‘Tuesday Draw’, I did a drawing of my favourite body part outside of our session – my lips/ smile. I drew my lips or smile, with and without teeth because I liked it, and have been complimented many times through my life for my nice teeth and […]

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Last Chance: Envisioning for 2010

Posted On: December 14, 2009

You might think creating a vision board is silly, childish or unnecessary. But the simplest things in life work because they are simple. It’s a matter of weighing the cos of your time vs. the price of not to setting time aside setting clear intentions. You decide. Without vision, people perish. Begin the new year […]

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Sexual Self Discovery for Couples

Posted On: December 13, 2009

“Sexual Self-Discovery’ – Clearing the Blocks to a Positive Sexual Self Image, is a four-part workshop where couples are invited to come together to draw very important figures – their bodies. This is not an art therapy class, or an art class; however, it uses artistic imagery and can be most therapeutic and life changing. […]

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Anonymous HIV Testing Jumps 20% in Singapore

Posted On: December 11, 2009

Latest figures from the Ministry of Health (MOH) showed a jump of 20 per cent in people coming for anonymous HIV testing in Singapore, compared to last year. In the first nine months of this year, 129,966 people got tested, compared to 124,559 the year before. The availability of more clinics offering anonymous testing since […]

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Miss Singapore Universe 2009 Admits to Boob Job

Posted On: December 10, 2009

Miss Singapore Universe 2009 Rachel Kum, admits that she did a boob job. The 24-year-old beauty queen also revealed that she had taken Botox injections to make her face looks slimmer. Kum was embroiled in a controversy two months after she was crowned Miss Singapore Universe in May. There were calls for her to be […]

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Singapore Girls Under 16 Having Sex

Posted On: December 9, 2009

In Singapore, girls aged between 12 and 14 are considered victims of statutory rape. Cases involving girls below the age of 12 are investigated as rape. Offenders can be jailed for up to 20 years, and fined or caned. Under the Women’s Charter, sex with a girl aged above 14 but below 16 is termed […]

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Misconceptions About HIV Still Common Among Singaporeans

Posted On: December 7, 2009

HIV infections are most commonly spread through heterosexual relationships, and not the commonly thought homosexual relationships or drug abuse. Recent data from the Ministry of Health (MOH) showed that of the 218 newly-detected HIV cases in the first six months of this year, more than half of them (59 per cent) acquired the disease through […]

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Study: Men Watch Porn, and it is not bad for them

Posted On: December 4, 2009

After a two-year study Montreal University is maintaining that all men watch pornographic videos but it does not impact on their sexual habits or their relationships with women. The majority watches X-rated movies to satisfy a “fringe fantasy,” according to his research, and it would be unfair to extrapolate from that that it leads to […]

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