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Walmart, sex addiction, and kinky cat parasites

Your Daily Package of newsy and naughty bits from around the world

UK will cover PrEP

The UK’s National Health Service has announced it will cover pre-exposure prophylaxis drugs (PrEP) for thousands of people starting in 2017. The government lost a lengthy legal battle trying to avoid paying for the drug.

Read more at BuzzFeed.

Cat parasites could make you kinky

A parasite transmitted to humans from cats has been linked to an increased tendency to enjoy BDSM and unusual sex. The authors say the parasite, which is carried by a large number of humans, is likely responsible for only a very small portion of kinky behaviour.

Read more at I Fucking Love Science.

 

American sex educators reject sex addiction

The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists has released a position statement rejecting “sex addiction” and “porn addiction” as useful clinical concepts. The organization says these labels often unduly pathologize consensual sexual behaviour.

 

Walmart pays $7.5 million for denying spousal benefits

Retail giant Walmart has settled a class-action lawsuit with former employees, paying out $7.5 million to compensate same-sex spouses who were denied benefits between 2011 and 2013. Walmart finally began providing spousal benefits to same-sex couples in the United States in 2014.

Read more at the Washington Blade.

 

Los Angeles man gets 12 years for killing trans partner

A Los Angeles man will go to prison for 12 years for stabbing his partner, trans woman Yasmin Payne. The jury in the case downgraded the charge from murder to voluntary manslaughter, for reasons that remain unclear.

Read more at the Advocate.