Where was this photo taken? Note, I want to know where this week's photo was taken from, not necessarily what is in the background! Preference may be given to emails which refer to the previous week's column. I noted with interest the link last week to a story about a year-old New Zealander dying while in bed with a Phuket sex worker. What made last week's story unusual was that it happened in the sex worker's home, rather than in the john's apartment or hotel room, thereby making it difficult for the woman to do what most do in such a situation: flee, leaving the dead customer behind, heart stopped by a pre-existing cardio-vascular problem which may not have been diagnosed , enhanced by chemicals and unaccustomed physical exertion.
Poppers are a liquid made from chemicals from the alkyl nitrite family. The name comes from the days when they came in glass capsules that popped when broken open. Due to a change in the law which outlawed isobutyl nitrite in , poppers on sale in the UK are now made with isopropyl nitrite. When dancing or having sex the fumes are breathed in, usually through the nose or inhaled through the mouth or from a poppers-soaked cloth. They should never be swallowed as this can stop the heart and kill.
In England, Scotland and Wales the general age of consent is Only in Northern Ireland it used to be 17, but it was reduced to 16 at the beginning of In England, Scotland and Wales, gays, lesbians and bisexuals are protected from discrimination by a whole range of regulations in professional life and in the use of goods or services, such as hotel accommodation or health care. In England and Wales, gay marriage has been pushed through Parliament and the House of Lords under the conservative-liberal government of David Cameron. In contrast to France, there are hardly any protests from the general population, only religios groups and clergy have shown great resistance.