THE pandemic has killed women’s libido more than men’s. And Lynsey Hope finds out that it’s not the only difference in the battle of the sexes . WOMEN BRAIN WOMEN FALL IN LOVE AFTER SEX: During sex, our brains release oxytocin, known as the “cuddle hormone”. It lowers defences and makes us trust. Women produce more of it, so are more likely to let their guard down and fall in love after sex. Sex expert Kate Taylor says: “Men release oxytocin during sex but other hormones like testosterone can dampen its effect, leading women to feel up to eight times more bonded after sex than a man.” EYES JUST AS TURNED ON BY PORN: Men watch three times as much porn as women so it is often presumed they get hornier while watching it. But research from Germany suggests this may be a myth. Experts from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics scanned the brains of volunteers while showing them sexual images – and women got just as turned on as men. NECK … [Read more...] about Women’s orgasms can last 51 seconds & men think about doing it 19 times a day – sex drive differences revealed
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The Queen’s whole life has been about duty. Putting personal feelings to one side, doing what is expected of her, stoically, constantly, without a murmur of complaint. And yet, even she must have been stifling an eye-roll, struggling to hold in a “Really?” when she was dragged into a petty row about outfits this week. Squabbling over who wears what to a funeral is more what you’d expect from the Kardashians rather than the Windsors. And yet, here one is. The Queen has just lost her husband of 73 years, and was back at work four days later. She faces the ordeal of a public funeral when surely, if she had any choice in the matter, common sense decrees that she would prefer to say goodbye to Prince Phillip in private, without the eyes of the world on her. However, duty before self. And so, as always, on she will undoubtedly go. Meanwhile, stage left, Prince Harry – who had to give up his honorary military titles post Megxit – reportedly let it be known that he still … [Read more...] about ‘Harry and Andrew squabbling about funeral fancy dress is what you expect from Kardashians’
Further details on the timings of Prince Philip's funeral have been revealed. The proceedings will take place on Saturday afternoon and will stay within the grounds of Windsor Castle to avoid crowds gathering during the coronavirus pandemic, but will be televised to the nation. Here is what we know about what will happen and when. 2.20pm to 2.27pm Members of the Royal Family who are not in the procession begin arriving at St George's Chapel, where the service is taking place. These include the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall. 2.27pm The band in the quadrangle begins to play music. The Land Rover which will carry the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin will enter the quadrangle. It has been specially modified and designed by the duke himself . A lifelong fan of Land Rover, the duke spent 16 years on the project and made changes including requesting a repaint in military green. 2.38pm The Duke of Edinburgh 's coffin will be lifted by … [Read more...] about Prince Philip: What will happen and when at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral
The cost of COVID-19 tests for holidaymakers should be cut to £30 to encourage people to start travelling again, a boss at one of Britain's biggest travel chains has told Sky News. Jonathan Woodall, chief operating officer at Hays Travel, said that the current price of up to £200 for PCR tests was too high and will be a "barrier for customers" as restrictions ease next month. He said the government should help bring the cost down. Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Under a traffic light system for the hoped-for resumption of foreign holidays from 17 May, even those returning from "green" low-risk countries will have to pay to have the tests. Advertisement But industry figures including easyJet boss Johan Lundgren have said that the rule threatens to price ordinary travellers out of returning to the skies. Speaking to Sky's Ian King Live, Mr Woodall said the cost of the tests would "cause a barrier" - especially for … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Hays Travel calls for price of holidaymaker coronavirus tests to be cut to £30
THE DUKE of Edinburgh will get his dying wish of a small “no-fuss” military funeral, with just 30 mourners at the Windsor service, instead of a State funeral. Prince Philip's funeral will take place on Saturday, April 17, 2021, and will end with the Duke's body being taken to lie in the Royal Vault within St George’s chapel. Read our Prince Philip funeral live blog for the latest updates Where is St George's Chapel? St George's Chapel is situated on the grounds of Windsor Castle - where the Queen and Prince Philip live for most of the year. Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles had their televised blessing there in 2005, while it offers the couple a more low key venue than Westminster Abbey - where Prince William and Kate Middleton wed. St George's Chapel can accommodate 800 guests, whereas the Abbey seats 2,000. The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also took place at St George's Chapel in 2018. Another Royal wedding followed shortly … [Read more...] about Where is St George’s Chapel?