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“Look at all these women looking for ‘sugar daddies'” says sugar daddy ‘dating’ site

From a saucy single mother to a VERY sultry lawyer, controversial dating website introduces the 15 lingerie-clad beauties who will compete for the title of Sugar Baby of the Year

Fifteen young women who love to be pampered and financially cared for by wealthy older men are competing for the title of Sugar Baby of the Year.

The controversial dating site Seeking Arrangement, which pairs well-off men with attractive women looking to enjoy the finer things in life, is offering this year’s winner of the annual competition a role as a brand ambassador, the cover of the 2017 Sugar Baby Calendar, and a cash prize of $10,000.

Source: Daily Mail, 28th October 2016


The Daily Mail here, cheerily and lustily showcasing the various women competing for the coveted crown of ‘Sugar Baby of the Year’ – a title invented to promote the ‘Sugar Daddy dating website’, Seeking Arrangement.

The site claims to match up rich men who are looking for company with young women who are happy to be paid for their company – as a business model, it’s so strikingly similar to prostitution that the site has been banned in a number of American states, yet the Daily Mail happily promote this PR-derived competition, primarily as an excuse to run photos of young, semi-naked women.

The Daily Mail have form for this: back in 2013, in an article for the New Statesman, I revealed that the Mail printed 29 stories in 11 months, all derived from press releases from Seeking Arrangement or one of its affiliates. Ironically, this astonishing run came at the same time that the Mail celebrated a ‘victory for decency’ in their campaign against online pornography.

It’s disheartening, but not surprising, that the Mail haven’t cleaned up their act. In fact, a cursory Google search shows they have printed at least 26 stories in 2016 derived from PR from Seeking Arrangement. So much for their commitment to decency.

“Sport is better than sex!” says sport betting company

Nearly 1/4 of Premier League fans skip sex sessions with partners to watch the footy

PREMIER League footy fans would rather watch a match than score with their partners in bed, a survey has revealed.

A total of 23% of Premier League fans in a committed relationship would pass up sex to watch the likes of Rooney, Costa and Sterling do the biz on the pitch.

Source: Daily Star, 12th August 2015

Cometh the return of the football season, cometh the trotting out of the age-old stereotypes around men putting their team before their partner. If we were in any doubt that the story is nothing more than an advert for a sports betting company, we have a helpful spokesperson to clarify things for us:

A spokesman for sportsBettingOnline.net, which commissioned the survey, said: “When Match of the Day comes on the telly on a Saturday night it’s a real battleground in the households of football supporters across the UK.

“Often one partner wants to end their Saturday by getting close to their other half while for many it’s a time to get close to Gary Lineker and catch up on the latest from the Premier League.

“It must be hard when you love one woman but adore 11 men.”

The Daily Star weren’t the only paper to pick up on the story, with The Sun and the Southern Daily Echo running it too. Indeed, a moment on Google turns up the original press release, which includes text of all three articles, practically verbatim.

Fortunately, things aren’t as bad as they once were for the women of the UK – merely a year ago, coincidentally around the start of the new football season, The Metro reported the number of men turning down sex ‘sessions’ for the ‘footy’ was catastrophically higher:

Finally there’s some proof that men would rather watch football than have sex

For every woman that has tried to unbutton her boyfriend’s jeans while whispering dirty thoughts in his ear only to be ignored while he fixates on the football – you are not alone.

A new survey has revealed that 40 per cent of men would rather get stuck into watching a Saturday afternoon match on the screen rather than have sex.

It’s a sad time for civilisation isn’t it?

Source: The Metro, 14th August 2014

So the news is good – in just under a year, men are turning their back on football in their droves, in order to focus on their partners! Rejoice!

Or, both of these polls are unreliable, being as they are simple opportunistic adverts for a sports betting company (2015) and a sex toy company (2014). I can’t wait to see who will be hiring OnePoll to help patronise football fans this time next year!

“Your children are constantly sexting, 24/7, unless you stop them!” says web security firm

One in seven parents has found explicit content on their child’s mobile – but 33% NEVER bother to monitor what children look up on their phones

One in seven parents has found unsuitable content on their child’s mobile device, a study has revealed.

Researchers uncovered the shock findings after polling 2,000 parents of children aged 7-14 in a study about their child’s online safety.

Nearly half have been concerned with search terms found in their child’s Google history, with 15 per cent alarmed at the results that fairly innocent words have thrown up.

Source: Daily Mail, 17th June 2014


The internet really is that Wild West of content, where anything goes. One minute you’re innocently googling entirely naive words, the next minute you’re being groomed by a pornography. It’s hard to be a parent, with such a big and scary world wide web of iniquity and shame of which to be relentlessly vigilent.

Terms like ‘sex’, ‘kissing, ‘girls’ and ‘naked pictures’ were all words and phrases that parents suspect their children have searched for.

See what I mean? Not only are there filthy words like ‘girls’ out there on the internet, brazenly sat on web pages just waiting for your son to find (because, by inference, presumably the issue isn’t so much that your daughter will be searching such shocking terms).

What’s even worse is that these aren’t even the words children are definitely searching – these are just the words parents are speculating their children might have looked for. As the Mail’s article clearly states, we literally don’t know how bad the words children actually searched for. And ‘kissing’ isn’t even the end of the list of things children might have searched for if the pure speculation of their parents proves true:

And a quarter expects they have looked for inappropriate jokes online and songs with explicit lyrics.

Inappropriate jokes! Can you imagine! Just think what might happen if your thirteen your old son read an inappropriate joke! It’s practically Soddom and Gomorrah: The Teenage Years.

One in ten suspect their son or daughter of seeking out movies with an age classification of 18, and 18 per cent said they just Google anything they don’t understand.

Is there anything more morally outrageous than this? Children as young as something or other are using the internet to find out information on things they don’t know or don’t understand! Oh how we all yearn for the time when a child’s ignorance was their parent’s privelege to maintain or dispell as they felt like.

With the average British child now getting a phone at the age of eight it’s not surprising that 36 per cent of parents think their child gets together with friends and searches for inappropriate terms or images.

It’s true that it’s unsurprising to see parents thinking of their children googling all sorts of nefarious and corrupting things – not least when there are articles such as this one, stoking up fears of what Junior may have seen, while carefully and very specifically only ever reporting on what parents speculated might be out there. Never actually on anything any child has actually seen, naturally – what’s the point of a scaremongering fear story if you include actual events and facts?

Equally unsurprising is the source of this particular moral panic press release:

Cam Le, CMO at internet and mobile security firm BullGuard who conducted the survey, said: ‘This research shows that many children are stumbling across inappropriate material on their smartphones or tablets perhaps unintentionally.

No, internet security expert, it doesn’t – the research shows that parents have been conditioned to imagine the worst when it comes to their child and the internet. And companies such as yours are to blame for that fear, which you’re currently now using to sell your firewalls and parental locks.

‘What may start out as searching for fairly innocent terms in Google could throw up some sinister results, which could confuse or traumatise young children.

‘You will never stop curious children and teenagers googling things like parts of the body, and inappropriate words in a bid to get answers to their questions, but it’s a parent’s job to ensure their child’s phone or tablet has strict parental controls.

Cam Le added: ‘Although the children may not agree, it’s vital for parents to keep an eye on what they are doing online.

‘Checking their history is a good way of seeing what they are up to, and modern mobile security software allows parents to set up keywords to flag alerts, view reports on activity and block certain sites automatically.

‘This extends to cover more general smartphone use that includes calls and messages, so the tools are out there to safeguard children and offer significant peace of mind to parents.’

While teaching children to be safe online is unquestionably a good idea, doing so from a position of fear and commercially-provoked paranoia can never be healthy.

If only there were something to block these stories from worried parents’ eyes. Perhaps we need some kind of BullGuardGuard.

“You should be more spontaneous!” says last-minute travel website

Frisky business: Ditching the diary and surprising your lover boosts sex by 33%

The sunshine may be putting a spring in your step, but proceed with caution — the months of June and July are a love danger zone with Facebook seeing more relationship status break downs than any other month.

But fortunately there are ways of keeping your relationship strong, happy and ‘active’. According to a study carried out by psychologist Jo Hemming for lastminute.com, the magic ingredient is spontaneity.

Ditching the routine and introducing regular ‘planned spontaneity’ boosts sexual activity and increases happiness by a full day and a half per week.

Source: Daily Mail, 16th June 2014


Predictability is hard to avoid – trust me, I’ve written over 450 blogs on this website over the years, and predictability is the biggest threat to me continuing. Equally, predictability is a clear threat to the love lives of the nation, with relationships hitting the rocks left right and centre.

It’s not all bad news, of course: by introducing a little spontaneity into your relationship, you can boost sex by 33%. It’s just a shame that the headline doesn’t make it clear if that 33% is in frequency, intensity, speed or simply word length (throwing in a spontaneous extra letter really keeps sjex fresh and surprising).

Most predictably of all, this story extolling the virtues of spontaneity is little more than an advert for a travel website which specialises in last minute travel deals – lastminute.com.

“Men would rather watch football than have sex!” says condom manufacturer

Not tonight darling, the World Cup is on! 40% of men would turn down sex to watch football

Women across the country are preparing for a summer of boyfriends and husbands glued to the television as the World Cup begins.

And it seems the girls really will be getting even less attention than expected as two in five men admit they would actually turn down sex to watch the football.

According to a new study even if they do get intimate with their partners, 42 per cent of men admit they will try to ‘get it over with quickly’ in order to watch an important game.

Source: Daily Mail, 12th June 2014


With the World Cup well and truly underway, the nation’s men have no interest at all in sex, what with there being football to watch. And those who are still having sex are doing so with the hurried recklessness of whichever footballer last did something a bit rubbish during a game (I’m actually writing this story a week ago, and topicality is a challenge, so let’s pretend I’d written an actual name here).

Still, is this genuine, legitimate research, or something a little empty and vacuous to distract us from the times when there’s not currently a match on TV? Well, let’s look at the signs:

The poll of 2,000 men from 72 Point…

Well, that’s not an ideal sign – not just the poor wording of the paragraph opener, making it seem like the poll involved two thousand employees of a PR company, but also the particular PR company involved. 72 Point are part of SWNS Media group, who also own One Poll – no strangers on this Bad PR blog. So let’s just say it’s reality 0, PR bullshit 1 there.

The poll of 2,000 men from 72 Point was commissioned by Durex…

In with the commercial paymaster, now, and it’s clearly a cause for bias – the condom manufacturer having a clear impetus (I said impetus) to lay down a challenge to the masculinity of the nation. PR goes two-nil up on reality.

The poll of 2,000 men from 72 Point was commissioned by Durex to highlight how a summer of football will affect the nation’s love life with their #DontFakeIt campaign.

Ah, we have a bullshit hashtag campaign, and that’s the hat-trick for PR. Remarkable stuff.

“Women over 40 buy sex toys!” says sex toy website

The rise of the naughty forties: More 40-plus women than ever buying risqué lingerie, erotic toys and accessories

Women aged 40 and over are spending more money than ever on risque lingerie and erotic accessories, say sales statistics from lingerie companies.

They’re spending a small fortune on lingerie and sex toys – more than double the amount women in their 20s spend, according to lingerie and erotic accessory boutique Petits Bisous.

Over the last three months, the company has seen a 50 per cent rise in customers over 40 years old.

Source: Daily Mail, 9th June 2014


Women in their 40 are spending a small fortune on sex toys and lingerie, according to this latest research – research from an entirely-neutral source, no less:

The findings reflect new major research from sex toy firm Lovehoney, who report that women approaching 40 have higher libidos than girls in their 20s.

They polled 2,100 men and women ranging in age from 18 to over 65 to find out how happy people are with their sex lives, how often they have sex and how libido is affected by age.

It found that women with the highest sex drives are aged between 35 and 44.

Perhaps those 35-44 year old women need to go out and buy a new vibrator, eh Lovehoney?

“Women really love shoes!” says shoe-shopping website

Do you prefer sex or stilettos? One in five women admit that new shoes turn them on MORE than their lover

One in five women admit to being more turned on by a pair of shoes than by their boyfriends, finds a new study, and one in six say the same of their husbands.

Additionally, half of those surveyed by ShoeBuy.com fessed up to lying about the true price of a new pair of heels.

Most women aren’t too proud to own knock-offs however, with 82per cent admitting to possessing fake designer shoes.

Source: Daily Mail, 16th June 2014


Those ladies and their shoes, eh? There’s just no stopping them – even when given the choice between shoes and sex, a minority of women would choose the shoes.

Although that choice would literally never actually be a real choice, and although around four in five women chose intimacy with a loved one over a new pair of shoes, this is still obviously a highly newsworthy finding from the PR ‘research’ department from a shoe-shopping website.

“Buy a new television, you’ll have better sex!” says voucher company offering discount TVs

Does having a TV in your bedroom lead to more sex?

Those of you that spend your precious post-work hours in bed watching Game Of Thrones, give yourself a pat on the back, because it’s you lucky chaps that are getting more sex. Hurrah!

According to a new survey, couples who have a television set in their bedroom have sex twice a week, compared to those who don’t, who only engage in love-making *snigger* once a week.

Well, it’s hard to have spontaneous sex while you’re sitting in separate armchairs, balancing a cup of tea and some HobNobs isn’t it?

Source: Metro, 29th May 2014


Want to spice up your love life? Get a TV in your bedroom! People with a telly in the boudoir have TWICE as much sex (what ARE they watching?)

Having a TV in your bedroom may damage your sleep cycle – but it could also spice up your sex life, if the latest research is to be believed.
Those with a TV in their bedroom have sex, on average, twice as much as those who don’t, according to a new poll.

Initially all respondents were asked ‘Do you have a TV in your bedroom?’ to which three quarters, 74 per cent, of the people taking part said ‘yes’.

Source: Daily Mail, 3rd June 2014


In the world of tabloids and cheap PR, there’s no shortage of companies and products promising you a better sex live. There are plenty of examples listed on this very website, no less.

Who is it this time pressing the big red button labelled SEX?

A spokesperson for VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, who commissioned the research, said: ‘We’re a little surprised that Britons who have a TV in their bedroom have a more active sex life than those who don’t, but it makes more sense when you look at the possible reasons why.

Oh really, discount voucher website? You believe this is genuine research, then? And definitely not about convincing people to take advantage of your discount deals on televisions?

‘However, we’d suggest that if they were wondering how to improve their sex lives, they could do so simply by purchasing a TV for their bedroom.

‘Technology is becoming such a pivotal part of everyday life and it’s becoming much more common to have a TV in your bedroom than to not.

Whilst it’s much better for your health to use your bedroom as a place to sleep and your living room as a place to watch TV, it seems that the addition of a plasma could spice things up between the sheets!’

I thought as much.

“Women are cheats and can’t be trusted!” says affairs website

Like mother, like daughter: Women are more likely to cheat on their husbands if their mothers were unfaithful too

They say ‘like mother, like daughter’, and now new research reveals an unexpected twist to the adage.

A poll of 2,000 Brits found that women who cheat are often following in their own mother’s illicit footsteps.

According to the research, seven out of ten women who cheat on their husbands have mothers who were unfaithful too.

Source: Daily Mail, 6 May 2014

The Daily Mail, here, advancing the hereditary hypothesis of infidelity. However, the source of the statistics ought to offer a pinch of doubt:

The results were revealed in a new poll of 2,000 people who have had affairs by Illicit Encounters, Britain’s biggest extra-marital dating site.

Not only is this story nothing more than a simple advert an online hook-up site, but it features an interesting take on statistics, too: even assuming the results are accurate (and that’s not an assumption we ought to make lightly), what we’ve found isn’t a truism about the general public, as the survey sample included only people who had signed up for a cheating website.

If you only survey people who have elected to join a site like ‘Illicit Encounters’, you haven’t gathered the opinions of those who have offline affairs… or those who have no affairs at all. Thus it’s perfectly possible (and, indeed, likely) that children of cheating parents (male or female) don’t go on to sign up for a help-me-cheat website, and therefore don’t appear in the statistics of this particular PR piece.

Of course, why let the facts get in the way of a good publicity opportunity?

“Women are having affairs!” says affairs website

Women are FOUR times more likely to seek out affairs after a lackluster Mother’s Day, according to cheating website

Mother’s Day this year was a success for some, a letdown for others, and for many women across the U.S., such a disaster that it sent them into the arena of affairs.

AshleyMadison.com, the world’s biggest cheating website, has revealed that 17,000 moms signed up to their site on Monday in hopes of hunting down extramarital liaisons.

That is over four times the number of a usual run-of-the-mill Monday, reports AshleyMadison – which boasts 26 million members worldwide and whose slogan is: ‘Life is short. Have an affair.’

Source: Daily Mail, 16 May 2014

As ever in Bad PR, separating the message of the data from its source is impossible – instead of real sociological research, this is nothing more than an online hook-up site touting for business in a national newspaper.