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Mexico’s Sex Fair

Mexico City just held its 2008 Sex & Entertainment Fair, which isn’t all that exciting in itself– we have sex-industry trade shows galore in the U.S. — however, three out of every four Mexican citizens are also Roman Catholic. Not sure how religious figures feel about dildos and such. The fair debuted in 2004, and the number of attendees has more than doubled since then. Of the 117,000 people at this year’s show, which features 300,000 feet of lubricants, sex toys, and lingerie, 45 percent were women. Of course, there are detractors who believe the fair promotes promiscuity, but not that many people can be against it, as the fair pulled in almost $1 million in profits for the company which owns it. [Portfolio] Keep reading »

Cold Feet: $25,000, Not Marrying the Wrong Person: Priceless

Ah, your wedding day(s). From the dress to the dinner, it’s easy to spend your life’s savings. Of course you want everything to be perfect for the event where two become one, but what if your betrothed backs out at the last minute? Then you’re left holding a big bill for the dance hall, the cake, and a pile of shrimp cocktail. Well, at least one politician has had enough. Jose Antonio Zepeda, a city deputy for Mexico City’s conservative National Action Party, wants to change the capital’s civil code to include a compensation clause for getting cold feet. If passed this spring, the bill will force the fiancé who has cold feet to pay the others’ wedding costs. So, while they’ll still be able to break your heart, they won’t be able to break your bank. [Reuters] Keep reading »

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