sex http://michiganradio.org en U of M researchers say sex-starved flies live shorter lives http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-researchers-say-sex-starved-flies-live-shorter-lives <p>There’s <a href="http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201311/fruitflysex">new research</a> out of the University of Michigan that suggests that being sexually frustrated can shorten lifespans. The lifespans of male fruit flies, that is.</p><p></p><p>U of M researchers toyed with the affections of male fruit flies for their study of sex and health.</p><p></p><p>The researchers immersed male fruit flies in an environment thick with female pheromones, but with no female fruit flies to mate with.</p><p></p> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 15:07:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15478 at http://michiganradio.org U of M researchers say sex-starved flies live shorter lives Making sex between school employees and students illegal http://michiganradio.org/post/making-sex-between-school-employees-and-students-illegal <p>Some representatives in Lansing hope to classify sex between school employees and students, even if the student is 18 or older, as a criminal act.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/billengrossed/Senate/htm/2013-SEBS-0135.htm">Michigan Senate passed SB 135</a> would make sex between school employees and students&nbsp; a felony - "criminal sexual conduct in the third degree." It would be "punishable by imprisonment for not more than 15 years."</p><p>Sex with a minor is already illegal, but this bill would prohibit sex between school employees and students ages 18 and up to 21 years old, and up to 26 years old if the student is receiving special education services.</p><p>More from the Associated Press:</p><blockquote><p>The bill's sponsor Republican Sen. Rick Jones of Grand Ledge says the bill is intended to "to safeguard students." He says there have been alleged instances in Michigan of teachers having sexual relations with students after they reached the age of 18.</p><p>The bill will now be sent to the House for consideration.</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2011-2012/billengrossed/Senate/htm/2011-SEBS-0596.htm">A similar bill was passed last year</a>, but it stalled after passing the Senate. That bill had no age cap.</p><p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:13:35 +0000 Mark Brush 11347 at http://michiganradio.org Making sex between school employees and students illegal Commentary: Too much sex, not enough policy http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-too-much-sex-not-enough-policy <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" id="role_document" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">Consider this. We&rsquo;ve still got more than a week left of March, and it looks like April and feels like August. Yesterday it was eighty-six in Ann Arbor, and two people think they saw a cougar -- a mountain lion, not the other kind -- on north campus.</font></font></font></font></p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 15:01:59 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 6757 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Too much sex, not enough policy Michigan Senate passes bill banning intimate relations between school employees and students http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-senate-passes-bill-banning-intimate-relations-between-school-employees-and-students <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">LANSING, Mich. (AP) &mdash; The Michigan Senate has approved legislation aimed at expanding prohibitions against sex between school employees and students.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">The Senate passed the main bill in a legislative package by a 36-2 vote Tuesday. The legislation advances to the House.</span></p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 17:28:28 +0000 The Associated Press 6707 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Senate passes bill banning intimate relations between school employees and students