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  • In a dramatic reversal from hardline policy created three years ago, Google — the most powerful controller of information and identity in human history — will now allow users to use any name they want across Google services. It only came after years of putting at-risk citizens of the world through hell. A better version of history’s conclusion would go like this.
    Google reverses ‘real names’ policy, apologizes (ZDNet)

  • A Reddit thread asked married people how often they have sex. HuffPo separated the answers into three categories, based on how long the couples have been married. Some of the answers may surprise you.
    This Is How Often Married People Are Having Sex (Huffington Post)

  • A Japanese artist who made figures of a kayak modeled on her vulva vowed a court fight against her obscenity charges. Speaking from jail on Wednesday, Megumi Igarashi said she was challenging a culture of “discrimination” against discussion of the vagina in Japanese society.
    Japanese vagina selfie artist vows legal battle against obscenity charges (Guardian UK)

  • Russia’s new obscenity law has created a problem in the movie industry. The law forbidding four swear words stipulates that films using these words will not receive a distribution certificate. This means every single public screening in Russia can only show films with a distribution certificate certifying they do not contain the four banned words.
    Russia’s Obscenity Law Will Crush Independent Film (Moscow Times)
  • Anyone concerned with freedom of information and expression should consider this: “(…) The company recently made waves for prohibiting adult material on its advertising network, AdWords. Now, it seems, Google has expanded its censorial policies and many are wondering just where the company will stop.”
    Censored by google: what’s next? (lawofsex.wordpress.com)

  • Tina Horn‘s great new sex podcast Why Are People Into That!? talks about all manner of sexual fetishes and practices, honestly interviewing actual practitioners.
    Why Are People Into That? (whyarepeopleintothat.com)
  • A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday found former Girls Gone Wild mogul Joe Francis in civil contempt, imposing reimbursement of more than $40,000 in attorneys fees to a trustee and ordering $5,000-per-day sanctions for not returning two company vehicles.
    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Finds Joe Francis in Contempt (XBIZ)


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Cosplay Deviants

by Violet Blue on July 17, 2014

Cosplay and amateur nudity, what’s not to love? Cosplay Deviants is a truly delightful discovery.

Sexy, fun, faithful to details, all genders, all body types, and a range from serious to tongue-in-cheek makes this community paysite a treasure. If you just feel like lurking for free, you can find Cosplay Deviants on Twitter, on their Tumblr, and other social sharing sites.

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  • Japanese police have arrested a Japanese artist for sending computer data intended to reproduce her genitals with a 3D printer. This fact would violate national law prohibiting the distribution of “indecent” material. Someone please tell everyone writing headlines about this that the vagina is the INSIDE part, and the vulva is what the artist is reproducing. FFS.
    Japanese woman arrested for sending 3D printer files of her genitals (Printing 3D Today)
  • After clients pay us in cash, many of us declare the payment, filing taxes as freelance entertainers. Some strip clubs give us W-9 forms, and some porn companies send us 1099s. If we are shut out of banks, we must go to check cashing middlemen who charge exorbitant fees. We can’t book plane tickets or sign leases, putting that money back into the economy.”
    How the financial sector is making life miserable for sex workers (VICE)

  • The FOX News segment was accompanied with the chyron “Bathroom Boondoggle: Are New Gender Signs Just Too Confusing?” They sent Steve Doocy out with the sign and, little does he know, he is about to get spanked by a 12-year-old boy and a few adults. They didn’t chide the sign, ridicule the artwork, or even snicker at the thought of an “all-gender” bathroom. Instead, reality sets in and FOX News was forced to squirm and televise the entire thing.
    #PRFail: Watch America Teach FOX News About ‘Gender-Neutral’ Restrooms (Mediabistro)
  • It might not come as a huge surprise that bisexual men are more likely to get tested for HIV than those who identify as straight or heterosexual, but what about the fact that they’re also much less likely to have a primary care physician? The findings are among several new insights the Department of Health and Human Services published on Tuesday, compiled in the first federal study of sexual orientation and health practices that evaluates differences across groups.
    Lesbians are more likely to get vaccinated, but also to drink excessively (Salon)
  • Less than 3 percent of the U.S. population identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday in the first large-scale (self-reporting) government survey measuring Americans’ sexual orientation. An additional 1.1 percent declined to answer, responded “I don’t know the answer” or said they were “something else.”
    Health survey gives government its first large-scale data on gay, bisexual population (Washington Post)

  • Charlie Jane Anders writes, “As usual with these writing “how to” articles, I’m not really an expert — but this is a topic that I’ve struggled with a lot, and I’ve come up with some ideas about. So here are 11 tips and ideas on how to make your science-fictional or fantastic sex more interesting. And yes, more diverse — not because “quota,” but because “not being boring.”
    How To Write About Sex Without Being Boring (io9)

  • These sex work set dollhouse miniatures (above) are really cool. But they’d be something worth sharing widely if the artist Leanne Eisen and writer Leslie Tane didn’t think sex work was evil, coercion, and anything other than the uneducated stereotypes perpetuate. They’re neat to look at, but let’s not endorse the biased negative fantasy. Letting us have our own feels and judgments would have been more interesting.
    Dollhouse Scale Rooms By Leanne Eisen Miniaturize Sex Trade Spaces (Beautiful Decay)
  • Hundreds of customers per day placed orders for the Autoblow 2 during its pre-sale period. Mr. Sloan said he’s shipped out thousands this week alone. Clearly there’s a demand for men’s masturbation toys, but at the same time, they’re still a pretty taboo topic — certainly more so than toys geared at women. Vibrators, after all, are mainstream enough that Barbara Walters has talked about hers on The View, but you rarely hear a celeb — let alone a regular Joe — talk about the magical time he had last night with his Fleshlight.
    This Blow Job Machine Went Viral, But Will We Let Men Enjoy it Without Shame? (Betabeat)
  • “Know about sex toy material safety and proper care and cleaning. Familiarize yourself with truth vs myth. We’ve dispelled a lot of myths in recent years – like we know now that pure silicone sex toys can be all up in each other’s business with no ill effects. There shall be no melting, no deformities. (…)”
    5 Things Every Sex Toy Reviewer Should Know (Dangerous Lilly)

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Milo-Moiré, The Script System - Art Basel 2014, EPA/GEORGIOS KEFALAS

  • Swiss performance artist Milo Moiré arrived at Art Basel in Switzerland completely naked, except for her shoes, a pair of glasses and the words “pants,” “bra” and “jacket” written on her body. The result: She wasn’t allowed into the event.
    4 Questions for Nude Artist Milo Moiré (Vocativ)

Milo-Moiré, The Script System - Art Basel 2014

  • Nan Shi was working as a principal software engineer when her supervisor, industry veteran Maria Zhang, forced her to have sex against her will on multiple occasions, promising her “a bright future at Yahoo“. After coercing her to have “oral and digital sex,” Shi says when she finally resisted Zhang’s advances, the executive retaliated by giving her a bad performance review and removing her as a project lead. When she reported the abuse to Yahoo, Shi says, the company did nothing to stop it, and then put her on what eventually became an unpaid leave followed by final termination that took effect Friday.
    Female Yahoo exec sued for sexual harassment (Mercury News)
  • We’ll be seeing the headlines about this study explode with inaccurate reporting all week long. “Dr Valerie Voon, from the University of Cambridge, told the BBC: “This is the first study to look at people suffering from these disorders and look at their brain activity, but I don’t think we understand enough right now to say it is clearly an addiction. We don’t know if some of these effects are predispositions, meaning that if you have greater activity in these areas are you more likely to develop these behaviours or if it is an effect of the pornography itself – it’s very difficult to tell.”"
    Scientists probe ‘sex addict’ brains (BBC)

I hope this clip of Christopher Walken in “Pennies From Heaven” makes your Monday morning a little spicier, smilier :D

  • Meet the researcher struggling to gain approval for his medical device, which was originally designed to relieve back pain, but turned out to be an orgasm inducer in women.
    Accidental Orgasms (The Scientist)
  • Maybe the real reason that transgender issues are tougher to talk about than gay and lesbian ones is that it is almost impossible to separate the idea of gender from what we have between our legs. When my 9-year-old nephew was told that Seb was going to live as a man, he angrily blurted out, “But he doesn’t have a penis, does he?!”
    My Trans Son: Standing Tall (Huffington Post)
  • This centuries long quest for the perfect lube has lead to the development of high tech silicone lubes like Pjur Woman and even new hybrid lubes, like Wet Synergy. But what were people using before these amazing lubes were around?
    The History of Personal Lubricants (Condom Depo)

  • “In the 1980s, Candice (Candida) Royalle helped empower women when the government and anti-smut, pro-censorship feminists were excoriating pornography. Undaunted, Candida started her own company, Femme Productions, to shoot erotica/pornography with a woman’s vision. Since its inception, it has set the standard for feminist porn.” Her documentary is important, and I hope to see it funded.
    A Legend Looks Back (Adult Industry News)
  • Part of the reason that breakups are so insanely painful: Research shows that the discomfort people experience when looking at a picture of their ex shows up in the insular cortex: the same brain area that that’s active when you strike a nerve in your tooth, which scientists say is the most extreme physical pain you can feel.
    This Is Your Brain on a Break Up (Nerve)
  • What would it take to end sex trafficking and forced sexual labor without harming the lives and livelihoods of sex workers? We won’t know until we start listening to sex workers and making their needs part of the strategy. That can’t happen when the loudest voices are coming from people who are pushing for laws that make things worse for sex workers, over and over again.
    End Demand Is Bad For Sex Workers (Charlie Glickman)
  • “Some folks where confused with my mentioning of Visa/Mastercard and what that has to do with the Vampire photo shoots I have planned to do for my website, so I’ve decided to clarify. (…) Menstruation porn is outright banned which I think is sexist and prudish as fuck!”
    Clarification regarding Porn & Credit Card company rules (Naughty Nerdy)

  • The opening credits sequence for Showtime’s Masters of Sex, which returns Sunday for its second season, is one of the most divisive on television. A suggestive, tongue-in-cheek montage of some of the most enduring sex metaphors and symbols, the sequence has made numerous best-of lists and earned a recent Emmy nomination for Outstanding Title Design — but it has also attracted some hate.
    Behind the Unusual Opening Credits to Masters of Sex (TIME)
  • Rachel Kramer Bussel responds to the blogger who blames other women for her husband’s (allegedly) roving eye. “Recently, blogger Lauren of Apples and Band-Aids caused an uproar among bloggers when she wrote a post claiming that racy social media images by sexy female strangers were a threat to her marriage.”
    My Boobs Are Not A Threat To Your Marriage (RoleReboot)

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Kink Your Kindle: Filthy chefs, slow surrenders, and debauched fairy tales

12 July 2014
Great news: I've been doing Kink Your Kindle sex book roundups for so long, and the collection of posts is so long, that I've added a dedicated page! Now, click on the top tab (above!) Kink Your Kindle page to access sex book lists anytime, or send your friends the […]
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Sex News: Google exec murder update, GoPro vibrator, Tor sued, Kinsey’s US fetish map

10 July 2014
A sex worker injected lethal doses of heroin into Google executive 51-year-old Forrest Hayes before stepping over his body, downing a final swig of wine and then leaving him to die about his yacht. Contrary to headlines, she was not a "high-end escort" nor was he an upstanding family man. […]
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Eye Candy: Hot New Pretty Porn

10 July 2014
Leyla Peachbloom, Denis Reed - Dirty Thoughts Jassie Gold, Ben - Natural Beauty Olivia Devine, - gentleman friend Loving Touch (above image via) Dakota Skye, gentleman friend - Ate It Up Kiera W., Nick - House for Sale Nick and Lucy - Taken by Surprise Daniel and Paula - Through the Back Mia and James - Hot […]
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Sex News: Dick pics on wiped eBay phones, X-Art scummery, all the Bill Gates birth control, Brazil

9 July 2014
Prince Fielder shows off (and defends) his naked body in this year's ESPN The Magazine Body Issue. Here are the pics: http://t.co/CCcU9SORk1— Mike Oz (@mikeoz) July 8, 2014 Since the decline of Prenda Law, the most litigious copyright holder in the US is Malibu Media, a porn company that runs the […]
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Torkil Gudnason: Body Vase

9 July 2014
This is a sexy late night find: a blog post on Treats! Magazine with gorgeous selections from Torkil Gudnason's book, Body Vase (Amazon). PS: I did a *very* amateur self-shot set a couple years ago with similar feels here.
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Eye Candy: Best of Babes

8 July 2014
Valerie - Pop Star (image above via) Emily - Masturbation Vanea H. - Touching Myself Adelia B. - Don't stop me now Kamilla J. - Premiere Connie Carter - Snapshot (image above via) Lila - Secluded pool Sabrisse - Roller skating Petra - Hot Anal Play Sicillia - Crystal Clear Gloria - Sweetness (image above via) Valery - Contrast Harmony Eritсa - […]
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Sex News: TextGirlie chatbots, UK Parliament sex abuse, gays win and women lose

7 July 2014
Although sex-ed films are a major part of our sexual and educational culture, there has been little critical analysis of their content or creation. These films are constantly scrutinized by people engaged in political debates about the validity of sex education, but they are not often analyzed as an important […]
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Eye Candy: Two Girls and a Guy – Sunday Threesomes

6 July 2014
Brooklyn Daniels, Skylar Green, gentleman friend - Skylar Green Casting Brooklyn Daniels (image above via) Brandi Love, Kiera Winters, Seth - Caught With Your Pants Down Victoria, Ivy, Tyler - Three's Company Jessa Rhodes, Scarlet Red, Tylor Nixon - More the Merrier Cassidy Klein, Maryjane Johnson, Van Wylde - Want To Be Fucked Skylar Green, […]
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We love Lucie Blush and ‘Lucie Makes Porn’

5 July 2014
Photo from Up All Night, with Joel and Alexa Tomas; the 'making of' is here. I'm so happy to find a hot new European female porn filmmaker whose work is arousing, pretty, creative and just as filthy as it is romantic. Barcelona-based Lucie Blush has actually been making gorgeous pornography for […]
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Sex News: Bodies in suitcases, Tinder, polyamory, Kink statement on arrests

4 July 2014
Above: Amber Heard by Steven Klein | W Magazine Look up the code F66.0 in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the world's most widely used diagnostic reference, and you’ll find sexual maturation disorder. That seemingly official psychological condition occurs when uncertainty about sexual orientation makes a person depressed or anxious, […]
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The art of Sarah Joncas

3 July 2014
Spend some time ogling the lovely paintings of Toronto based Sarah Joncas and you won't be disappointed. No explicit sex, just dreamy-sexy pinups.
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Sex News: Cosplay porn costumes, The Porn Flâneur, EFF on FBI’s sex work raids, Tinder’s rotten core

2 July 2014
Adult movie company ZIZ Entertainment recently auctioned off several costumes featured in its cosplay-themed porn videos Taimanin Asagi and Taimanin Yukikaze, which is based on the adult computer games by the same name. And people are willing to pay top dollar, er, yen, for the used outfits. Cosplay Porn Outfits Fetching […]
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Eye Candy: Foxhouse Films

1 July 2014
The hot indies at Pink Label TV just added another independent porn studio to its diverse stable of adult filmmakers: NYC-based Foxhouse Films. Inspired by Germany's lauded international porn festival, PornFilmFest Berlin, Foxhouse Films' collaborators got to work, forming a studio in the most memorable way -- in a ritualized DP […]
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Sex News: Arrests at Kink, a pound of meth, the size of a man’s shoes

30 June 2014
#queerlybeloved pic.twitter.com/khmjCgvLUk— Jiz Lee (@jizlee) June 30, 2014 More and more adult performers and porn studios are saying that Google's URL shortener is suddenly refusing to shorten their links. The Google Shortlinks #Pornocalypse In Action (Eros Blog) At least six people were arrested in San Francisco on Saturday, after protesting outside a ‘prison-themed’ […]
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