Men ‘on heat’ & racist stereotypes

// 5 March 2008

I love the idea of sex “academy” Amora, and the website looks pretty clued up. But this morning I opened my inbox to see they had sent me a jaw-dropping press release, with the headline: “Global warming puts men ‘on heat’ ahead of schedule”.

Yeah, you read that right! However, the comparison of men to cats (prompted by an apparent increase in male visitors), is not the most offensive part of this press release:

Amora Medical Adviser Dr Sarah Brewer says: “Sunlight has an effect on the pineal gland in the brain to promote desire and the readiness to mate. This may explain why races with the reputation for greatest passion tend to live in the sunniest climes.”


Amora Sex and Relationship Expert Eddie Timon says: “We were expecting an increase in male visitors around May as women start revealing more flesh and the weather hots up.

“It’s incredible that global warming is making men horny this early in the year – we advise you to lock up your daughters!”

What is more flabberghasting? A “sex and relationship expert” who propogates the idea that women are possessions of their fathers, or a “medical adviser” who parrots racist stereotypes?

Comments From You

Genevieve // Posted 5 March 2008 at 3:14 pm

Oh yes, lock up your daughters…can’t have them seduced by some African felines, can we?

Ugh…I hate hate HATE the whole culture that says being overprotective of young women is a good thing….and I absolutely DESPISE the notion that there’s something inherently animal and sinister about darker-skinned people which makes them more likely to be sex-obsessed than other men. It ain’t true, people. So stop worrying about your precious diamond hymen being lost to a black guy.


vibracobra // Posted 5 March 2008 at 4:48 pm

Actually, this is kind of relevant to this post I made yesterday on racism and birth control

Although I should make it clear that of course I’m all for birth control!

Edward Timon // Posted 13 April 2009 at 6:04 pm

I am the Eddie Timon to whom these statements were attributed and the comments addressed.

I must say I not only never made these statements, but I whole heartedly disagree with them.

The press release was a cack-handed attempt to improve visitor numbers to Amora conceived of, approved and signed off by the CEO Johan Rizki, contrary to the advice I and others gave him.

Secondly, I am merely a commentator on sex and relationships and believe in all peoples right and express their natural sexual drives and desires equally and with consideration towards others.

I would never suggest the locking up of daughters, nor do I agree in racial stereotyping.

I would be glad to discuss further with anyone who has any questions.

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