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A clandestine bar where couples openly have sex and watch other couples having sex has been operating in the middle of Seoul, a TV network reported Thursday.
Couples in their 20s to 40s hand in their mobile phones and other belongings before the sex party, which includes group sex and swapping partners.
The bar is on the third floor of a building in the middle of Hongdae, one of Seoul's busiest night-out areas, according to TV Chosun.
There are shower booths and cleansers for women to use after sex.
The bar even runs a blog where readers can find explicit reviews, a bulletin board aimed at foreigners, and photos of a dressing room that holds erotic clothing, TV Chosun said.
The bar has remained confidential for seven years, thanks to strict security checks. It is open only to members, who must make a reservation.
Sex parties in public have been disclosed and reported several times. On Aug. 1, the National Police Agency arrested members of a ring that held secret group sex inside what was disguised as a restaurant in Seoul.
There are also plenty of online reviews by those who share their experiences of group sex in such bars.
The reviews say that the bars' main customers range from elderly couples seeking new excitement to young couples with open attitudes toward sex.
They also call each other only by their "nicknames."
But a crackdown on such activity is difficult because group-sex does not fall into prostitution because it is done under mutual agreement.
High security on group-sex venues also contributes to the difficulty.
"The frequency of reports of such activities is very low because they are hard to detect," a police official said.
"We act only if we receive reports. But if there are none, we cannot take any action."
The aphrodisiac effects of Eurycoma are quite reliable and appear to span a large variety of animal models, limited evidence in female rats but it appears to affect these to a similar extend as in males. It is difficult to do a comparative analysis between other herbal aphrodisiac to assess potency, but Eurycoma is anecdotally one of the better ones.
In addition to the aphrodisiac effects, Eurycoma can also increase sperm production and may directly act as a proerectile agent. At least one molecule in Eurycoma (9-hydroxycanthin-6-one) is associated with both a delay in ejaculation as well as pro-erectile properties (although the ability of this molecule to act via consuming Eurycoma extract is not known).
Hormonally, Eurycoma appears to have remarkable anti-estrogenic effects in vitro and has a potency similar to Tamoxifen when the active ingredient is injected. Promising, but no human studies exist on it currently or studies assessing oral intake of Eurycoma Extract. On the testosterone side of things, the literature appears to be needlessly promising. No peer-reviewed evidence currently establishes Eurycoma as a testosterone booster in otherwise healthy persons or rats but many studies are quick to cite presentations by an M.I Tambi claiming these boosts in testosterone. None of Dr.Tambi's research presented in conferences appears to be indexed in Medline and the claims expressed cannot be proven.
Also Known As
Longjack, Tongkat Ali, Malaysian Ginseng, longjax, Cay Ba Binh, Pasak Bumi, Langir Siam, Tung Sawa
Things to Note
Eurycoma Longifolia Jack is able to increase libido and sexual drive, but is otherwise non-stimulatory May reduce anxiety, but understudied Active ingredients confer a bitter taste
How to Take
Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details The standard dosage of eurycoma longifolia jack is 200-300mg of a 100:1 extract (the concentration is based on the eurycomamone content), which at least in regards to eurycomamone is as effective as 20-30g of the dry root of the plant.
This dose tends to be taken in 1-2 doses throughout the day, and it is unsure if this is the optimal dose.
The Guangdong Public Security Department was forced to make the embarrassing announcement on January 23 that the cityâ€™s notorious sex industry was back in full swing only one year after its supposed cleanup. sex worker, China
Approximately a year ago, the nation began a crackdown on prostitution in Dongguan, Guangdong province. Locals called the crackdowns â€œtyphoonsâ€ which usually left as quickly as they came. But the last crackdown, which continued through the last four months of 2014, was comparatively fierce.
Beijing Youth Daily found that as many as 70 percent of the entertainment venues closed by police had been allowed to reopen as â€œvice-freeâ€ establishments. The list includes 631 foot massage centers, 465 karaoke bars and 38 saunas, according to the Public Security Department of Guangdong.
But the claim that vice is gone from Dongguanâ€™s venues is highly suspicious.
Dongguanâ€™s sex industry has merely shifted from half-open to being wholly underground, Chongqing Youth Daily reported on January 29. The report quotes Zhang Mingcheng, a notorious john known to many of the cityâ€™s sex workers, as saying sex work has shifted to home service and phone appointments.
â€œYou donâ€™t see sex workers walking around on the streets during the day anymore. Theyâ€™ve become more prudent, since prostitution now carries a 5,000 yuan fine,â€ Zhang said.
Apart from the one-on-one service, a standardized sex service chain has become attached to local hotels scattered throughout the city. Hotel managers help their patrons to recruit sex workers and deliver them directly to designated rooms.
â€œThe sex workers in hotels are almost as common as waitresses. They charge up to 1,000 yuan, which is much more expensive than what it used to cost,â€ Zhang said.
An obvious effect of the crackdown has been a three- to five-times increase in the cost of sexual services. Zhang said his favorite prostitute is a migrant worker who didnâ€™t enter the industry until the recent crackdown drove its prices much higher.
Even Yuan Baocheng, the mayor of Dongguan, said he could never hope to guarantee any effort to stamp out the cityâ€™s sexual underground, the Chongqing Youth Daily reported.
India girl 'sold for sex' by parents
Police in the southern Indian state of Kerala have arrested the mother and stepfather of a teenage girl for allegedly forcing her into the sex trade for two years. The 13-year-old has been rescued and taken to a state-run shelter home.
She has told counsellors that her parents would solicit customers and force her to have sex with the men.
Her mother has told a news channel that she would charge 3,000 rupees (Â£30; $47) from a customer for her daughter.
Police said they had identified 25 of the 40 customers who had allegedly paid for sex with the teenager.
Ten others, including a broker, have also been arrested in connection with the case.
The 37-year-old mother has seven children - the oldest is 24 years old and the youngest is aged four.
Her 55-year-old husband worked as a driver and would solicit customers showing the girl's photograph, police said.
The family lived in a rented house in the town of Kottakal in Malappuram district in the north of the state.
In 2011, police in Kerala arrested the father of a 17-year-old girl for forcing her to have sex for money with up to 200 men.
Twenty-nine others were arrested in connection with the case.
TARIN KOT, AFGHANISTAN // â€œWomen are for child-rearing, boys are for pleasure" is a common saying across many parts of Afghanistan, and for centuries the ancient custom of bacha bazi â€” keeping boys for sexual pleasure â€” has been regarded as a perk of the job for those in authority. Now the Taliban is perverting the practice even further by using boy sex slaves to carry out attacks that have killed hundreds of officials, particularly policemen. For the past two years, the Taliban has exploited the boysâ€™ access to authority figures, using them to infiltrate and kill by drugging, poisoning and shooting. At least six such attacks happened between January and April alone.
â€œThey [the Taliban] have figured out the biggest weakness of police forces â€” bacha bazi," said Ghulam Sakhi Rogh-Lewanai, until recently the police chief in Uruzgan province, where the custom is especially prevalent. Another official added: â€œIt is easier tackling suicide bombers than bacha attackers."
Almost all of the 370 local and national police checkpoints in remote Uruzgan province have â€œbacha bereesh" -- meaning â€œboys without beards" â€” and some have as many as four. Some police officers demand bachas as a perk, refusing to serve in outposts where they are unavailable. There are even reports of gunfights between police commanders over a bacha.
For the boys, who are kidnapped or and sometimes sold into sexual servitude by their own families, there is no escape. Those who try find themselves dragged back to face trumped-up charges of Taliban affiliation. It all makes them ripe for recruitment by the Taliban for real.
Bacha bazi was banned when the Taliban ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001 and they deny using boys in combat. â€œWe have a special mujaheddin brigade for such operations, all grown men with beards," said a Taliban spokesman.
But survivors of insider attacks tell a different story.
Matiullah, 21, was the only survivor of an attack in Dehrawud district in spring 2015 in which seven policemen, including the checkpoint commander, were shot dead in their sleep. The perpetrator was the checkpoint commanderâ€™s own sex slave, a teenager named Zabihullah.
â€œHe brought the Taliban inside and poked all the bodies with rifle butts to see if anyone was alive. I pretended to be dead," said Matiullah, who now works as a tailor. â€œAs his Taliban accomplices gathered our weapons and ammunition, Zabihullah declared: â€˜Everyone is deadâ€™.
The killings by bacha bazi have destabilised Uruzgan, a remote province which officials warn is teetering on the brink of collapse, unravelling hard-won gains by US, Australian and Dutch troops who fought there for years.
â€œThese bacha attacks have fuelled deep mistrust within police ranks," Seddiqullah, a police commander at a checkpoint near the provincial capital Tarin Kot. There have also been insider attacks in Helmand and Kandahar provinces.
In a society where access to women is severely limited, and high bride prices make marriage unaffordable, boys are a substitute. They are usually aged between ten and 18 and sometimes wear make-up and adopt a feminine gait. Bacha bazi is regarded neither as paedophilia nor homosexuality. Officials regard it as a symbol of power and affluence and openly flaunt images of their â€œhandsome bachas" on their mobile phones.
â€œCome see my beautiful bacha," said Naqibullah, a police commander in Dehjawze village near Tarin Kot, indicating a boy with bleached blond hair and kohl-rimmed eyes sitting in a corner of the checkpoint. The boy had been held captive there for two years, boasted the police commander.
Nader Khan, a tribal elder in Dehrawud said parents were fearful of dressing their children too well because of commanders trawling the neighbourhood for young boys. His own 13-year-old nephew was taken captive earlier this year by a local commander when he went to deliver bread to policemen. The boy was released only after angry tribal elders besieged the governors in Tarin Kot. But the police commander in question was released from custody less than a month later because he was needed for combat duty.
â€œIt is difficult to implement the law 100 per cent when we are faced with a war situation," said Governor Mohammad Nazir Kharoti, without elaborating on the case.
Corruption, poverty and general lawlessness have contributed to a resurgence and even expansion of the custom, according to a 2014 report by the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC). â€œThere is a gap and ambiguity in the laws of Afghanistan regarding bacha bazi and the existing laws do not address the problem sufficiently," the report said. â€œMany of the perpetrators have connections with the security organs and by using power and giving bribes they get exempted from punishment."
Afghanistanâ€™s interior ministry refused to confirm or deny that bachas were being used in insurgent attacks, but said it was committed to police reforms and acknowledged that â€œbacha bazi within the ranks of police is a serious crime".
But investigations ordered by Kabul are difficult to carry out. The head of one government-affiliated agency in Uruzgan said, â€œWe havenâ€™t been able to visit even one checkpoint to investigate. Do you think police commanders will leave us alive if we investigate their crimes?"
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