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  • The result of four years of hard work? A robotic butt named Patrick, who delivers instantaneous feedback to students about the prostate exam he’s receiving. Patrick comes equipped with four sensors, and its highly-visual software can inform students whether they’re applying optimal pressure. He might inform the student if the pressure is too soft or if they have neglected to cover the whole prostate.
    Robotic Butt Helps Medical Students Learn Professional Intimacy (KQED, thank you Cyrus!)
  • Congrats, UK. It sucks to be you: Britain is at the cutting-edge of censorship, it has been claimed, as government plans to implement ID-based age checks for pornography websites gather pace.
    The UK is becoming the world leader in censorship (NAME)
  • Merriam-Webster has updated its dictionary to include the words, WTF, meme, photobombing, and… NSFW! Yay! I remember having to explain to San Francisco Chronicle staff and management what that was. Not fun!
    Merriam-Webster Unabridged (Merriam-Webster)

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  • This is a wonderfully written first-person essay by a trans woman about her experiences with orgasm, pleasure and self-discovery. Highly recommended for all genders, actually.
    A Trans Woman Learns To Masturbate (Eros Media)

Thank you to our woman-run sponsor in Spain, Lust Cinema.

  • Men are fulfilling their dreams of having giant penises that weigh multiple pounds with this medically dubious, illegal intervention. In Monster Meat, Vice meets Micha from Berlin, who decided a few years ago to take this irreversible step.
    This Is What Life Is Like With A Gigantic Penis (Vice/YouTube)
  • I wasn’t wearing a skimpier top than usual, and I hadn’t recently gotten a boob job. The only thing I’d changed was my perfume. For a week, I’d been wearing synthetic pheromones “guaranteed” to make me more attractive to other humans.
    I wore ‘pheromone perfume’ to become a sex goddess (Fusion)
  • Not many details on the yet, but it may have to do with the EU’s stance on net Neutrality. A leaked EU Council document shows that plans are afoot to stop Cameron’s censorship/web filtering plan in its tracks — and with the UK on the verge of trying to debate a better deal for itself within Europe, the Prime Minister is not in a particularly strong position for negotiating on the issue.
    Leaked document shows Europe would fight UK plans to block porn (Betanews)

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  • A recent report by Ameritest, one of the industry’s leading advertising testing firms, found that sex actually doesn’t sell. Sean Scott, Ameritest senior brand consultant, told Ad Age that sex just “doesn’t perform that well in spurring purchase intent.” In particular, the report took a close look at one of Carl Jr.’s latest ads, its 2015 Super Bowl “all-natural” burger commercial featuring model Charlotte McKinney and her bouncing “natural” boobs.
    Copyranter: Sex just don’t sell like it used to (Digiday)
  • San Francisco, this looks fun: “What is it like to see a performance when you’re naked?” This question sparked “Nude Night” at the festival THIS IS WHAT I WANT. While patrons at San Francisco’s CounterPulse won’t be required to participate in the clothing-optional aspect of the opening night of festival (they’ll be asked to “be aware and respectful”), those who do get a $5 discount off the ticket price.
    Desire in focus at CounterPulse fest (SF Examiner)

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  • Games that deal with sex in a realistic way are largely unexplored territory. Mainstream games with sex scenes like Mass Effect or God of War exist to titillate and empower. But indie designers like Nina Freeman are pushing back, hoping to recouple sexuality and humanity by making players feel confused, awkward and vulnerable.
    If Sex Videogames Make You Feel Weird, That’s the Point (Wired)
  • On Tuesday Night a joint operation involving Pattaya’s Tourist Police and a team from the Chonburi Provincial Police Special Operations Unit took place and targeted two shops which were reportedly selling penis and breast-shaped soap to locals and tourists. No one knows why.
    Penis and Breast-Shaped Soap seized by Police from South Pattaya Stores (Pattaya One)

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Four Chambers is one of my favorite erotic art groups, and their video work continues to amaze, arouse and make you generally want to celebrate the power of bold art and artists. flux : tease is their brand-new work, a compelling four-minute video that has a riveting continuous shot in the beginning, then artfully takes us through a girl-girl domination scene framed by artful (and emotional, narrative, tasteful) editing, perfect timing, and some really hot set-to-music action.

Find Four Chambered on Twitter here. Their mantra is indie DIY erotic cinema, and if you want to support their creative work, you can contribute to the Four Chambers Patreon.

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I love, love, LOVE this gleefully cute video, Vanilla Whip: A Documentary About Love. The language, I believe, is fairly universal.

They have a Facebook page (I hope they get a real website before Facebook deletes them), and I found AKTUALNY PROJEKT: KLIMAT I WANILIA // VANILLA WHIP. I hope to see more of this fun project, even though Google doesn’t seem to return any accurate results for it… I’ll be on the lookout.

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  • What you won’t find [on PornHub], despite the fact that in book form it has sold over 100 million copies and as a film has made more than $500 million, is contract porn. But now, with its release on DVD, Fifty Shades of Grey — maybe the only movie ever made that’s understood the appeal of a woman looking at a man across 12 inches of hard-wood conference table and murmuring “no anal fisting” — puts contract in the light it deserves (glowing, above the Apple logo). It’s not so much that with Fifty Shades, porn has gone mainstream; it’s that with Fifty Shades the mainstream has been revealed as porn.
    50 Shades of Libertarian Love (The Los Angeles Review of Books)

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  • In 2006, Oprah Winfrey cancelled an appearance on her show by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, the parents whose 15 children had made them famous not just to fellow evangelical Christians but to the secular world as well. Only now is Discovery beginning to acknowledge the likelihood that eldest son Josh Duggar molested all but one of his five younger sisters.
    The Web Has Known About Josh Duggar for Years. When Did TLC Find Out? (Defamer)
  • Sex and robots: The concept of AI—specifically of the foxy, sexualized persuasion—has permeated pop culture for a very long time, most recently exemplified with Alex Garland’s Ex Machina. And should these AI rise up, what kind of role would sexuality and sexual identity play in their existence—if at all? Hopes&Fears corralled a group of varied experts to weigh in through a group panel discussion to see what the future holds for us, the AI… and our respective crotch parts.
    Artificial Sexuality: a roundtable discussion on screwing robots (Hopes and Fears)

Thank you to our Dutch sponsor, Abby Winters.

  • Federal agents arrested a State Department employee flying out of Atlanta this week and charged him with running a massive, repulsive “sextortion” racket using U.S. State Department computer access. He stole sexually explicit photos of young women from their Internet accounts, threatened to release personal information on them and their families (or cause them to lose their jobs), and then blackmailed them for more sexual photos and videos. He phished, hacked and terrorized hundreds of women with the aid of his government computer access.
    State dept. worker accused of ‘sextortion’ has hearing in Atlanta (AJC)

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  • “The mainstream video game industry, replete as it is with violence simulators and power fantasies, is a shrinking violet when it comes to honestly portraying intercourse. Sex [in video games] is treated like a Fabergé egg, a delicate treasure with incalculable value but no other purpose than to look nice on a shelf and point out to friends. In the God of War series, sex is a reward mechanic that churns out points in exchange for quickly mashing buttons. But you never see the sex, you just hear it!”
    Let’s Talk About Sex (in Video Games), Baby (The Mary Sue)
  • “In real life, almost every article about sex dolls (a term I’m using interchangeably here with “love doll,” even though not everyone who owns such a doll does so for sexual purposes) has stated that the market for such dolls is almost entirely male—but not entirely.”
    The Human Side of Sex Dolls (LadySmut)
  • Ever wonder what it’s like to see a penis ejaculate into your face while dressed to the nines in the South of France? Well then Gaspar Noe’s Love might be for you. Despite several instances of tastefully lit fellatio, and a 3D image of a large penis’s sperm cascading towards the audience, Gaspar Noé’s Love proved to be the dumbest movie screened so far at Cannes — as well as the most soporific.
    Cannes’s 3D Porn: High Heels, Tuxedoes, and Midnight Money Shot (Daily Beast)
  • They were supposed to be enforcing the law. Instead, the FBI alleges, a pair of rogue FBI agents ran a sex-for-hire stable, staffed with illegal talent. One DEA source told The Daily Beast on the condition of anonymity that the incident is a slap in the face for the agency.
    DEA Agents Ran Jersey’s Sleaziest Strip Club (Daily Beast)

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Carlo Mollino (1905-1973) was an architect, designer, photographer and writer, not to mention a race-car driver and a pilot. His buildings include the Royal Theatre in Turin, and his furniture, like his photography, is ever more valuable. In 2005, a Mollino table sold for $3.8 million, setting a world record for twentieth-century decorative art.

Upon his death, it was discovered that he had a vast, stunning body of work in Polaroids spanning 1962-1973.

DesignBoom tells us that these were, “the private photographic work he kept which included over 1,000 polaroids portraying beauties of Turin’s nightlife in the nude in mise-en-scène settings. These photographs were part of the preparation of his “house for the warrior’s rest,” known as Casa Mollino, a villa in Turin, situated along the River Po.”

Mollino, said to be one of Italy’s most influential mid-20th century designers, wanted to model his death on those of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs, whose souls were taken by boat to a sumptuous city, where they enjoyed opulent afterlives. Casa Mollino was a house he created for his afterlife, “inspired by the project of the construction of the Egyptian pyramid which is the house for the perpetuity of the pharaohs.”

Flashbak has this nice collection. See also, more here and here.

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Sex News: Taylor Swift in Syren latex, air marshal scandal, Google murder case, Kosher vibrators

21 May 2015
Meet indie erotica's perfect couple: Filthy Housewives and Bisexual Husbands. Yay Stockroom! Fetish gear from L.A.-based erotic boutique The Stockroom appear in the latest Taylor Swift music video, Bad Blood, above. Stockroom took a chance on me and published my book Fetish Sex in 2006. Swift’s people reportedly picked up $13,000 […]
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Signal boost: Fundraising for Shine Louise Houston’s SNAPSHOT

19 May 2015
Shine Louise Houston, the Director and Producer at Pink and White Productions, is definitely one of my personal heroes (and a friend, though we haven't seen each other in like a million years). One of my all-time favorite quotes in our contemporary sex revolution came when Houston said, "There is […]
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Sunday Sex Reads

17 May 2015
"Something happened in Hollywood in the 1960s: A few entrepreneurs gave Tinseltown a handful of strip clubs that were unrivaled for their respectability and their caliber of beautiful women. Far from the raunchy present-day “gentlemen’s clubs” where dollar bills are stuffed into g-strings, these places were clean, well-lit tourist destinations: […]
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Sex News: 50 Shades of Black, 2257 a bit unconstitutional, Instagram’s backchannels

15 May 2015
Got indies? Meet indie erotica's perfect couple: Filthy Housewives and Bisexual Husbands. On the 27th of April, The Singing Sailor Underwater Defense System was installed into the sea in the archipelago due east of Stockholm. The Singing Sailor is a subsurface sonar system sending out the Morse code: "This way if […]
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Lovehoney’s ‘Design A Sex Toy’ competition is back

14 May 2015
My pals over at Lovehoney are at it again: Their fun and always-delightful Design A Sex Toy competition is back. The winner of each category can win $1,500, with the bonus Judges' Pick award receiving an extra $3,000 (submit here). Then, Lovehoney makes and distributes your toy, and shares all the […]
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Eye Candy: Best of Babes

13 May 2015
Kala - Fendia Afrodita - Depali Francesca - Untamed Dee - Sweet Release Carolina - Webcam Girl Mila - My Little Genie Dakota - Tropicali Milla - Sayma Suzanna A. - Queza Genie - Presenting Genie Amelie B. - Confira Lauren Crist - Aniry Sindy - Varea Ana Rose, Ava Courcelles - Charm Whitni - The Lazy Chair Yuki Kawamoto - Shaving Time (gallery 1, […]
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Sex News: Bollywood’s porn star, tiger bone wine, [North] Las Vegas mayor scandal, semen cartel

11 May 2015
Meet indie erotica's perfect couple: Filthy Housewives and Bisexual Husbands. "Ek Paheli Leela" has sparked all kinds of conversations, jokes and a small skirmish involving at least two prominent Indian politicians on Twitter. That’s because it stars Sunny Leone, a.k.a. Karenjit Kaur Vohra, the Indian heroine and reality-show personality who is […]
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Eye Candy: Hot New Porn, Feline Photobomb

6 May 2015
Paige Fox, Cathy Heaven, scandalized cat - Madame Marchant Puts Her Assistant Through Her Paces Christian X, Rebecca More, Megan Coxxx - The Anniversary Amarna Miller, Alexei Jackson - Run Tiffany Doll, Tiffany Naylor - The Stimulation Study Samantha Bentley, Ian Tate - The Positional Study Clarke Kent, Pau Pappel - Boat Buddies With Benefits Carol […]
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Sex News: Sperm friendly lube, HIV-positive ink, Tinder dickonomics, porn cliponomics

4 May 2015
Meet indie erotica's perfect couple: Filthy Housewives and Bisexual Husbands. Using a script that crawled 4,814,732 clips on Clips4Sale, Guardian writer Martin Robbins crunched numbers and did some data visualization on categories and costs, with interesting results. It turns out that porn prices have almost exactly tracked inflation. Porn data: visualising fetish […]
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Kink Your Kindle: A sci-fi space opera, paranormal horror, hot crime noir, erotic ninjas

2 May 2015
This edition of Kink Your Kindle features some absolute showstoppers in the world of new erotic fiction -- and the fiction genre, period. I'm not sure what changed in the past few months, but something certainly has in the world of erotica. The newest crop of hot, lit smut is […]
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Eye Candy: Best of Babes

1 May 2015
Frances Yean - The Parlor Maya Virdi - Maya's Second Video Vanea H. - Wet Climax Angel - Sweet Angel Nataly and Alessandra - Lickable Gana - Lizida Lupita - Fysko Mia Sollis - Navee Davon Kim - Erotic Zafira - Sexy Shower Karina L. - Prima Ballerina Maggie P. - Premiere Renata L. - Spring Sun April E., Sonya D. - Picknick […]
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Sex News: Silicone allergy, iWatch porn for super mature people, no more funeral strippers, sex offender city

29 April 2015
Meet indie erotica's perfect couple: Filthy Housewives and Bisexual Husbands. Dutch artist and designer Mark Sturkenboom’s 21 Grams (a reference to Dr. Duncan MacDougall's belief circa 1907 that the human soul weighs 21 grams) is a "memory box" containing a dildo with a compartment for storing the ashes of a deceased […]
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Eye Candy: Sexy, Dirty, Fun

24 April 2015
Veronica Rodriguez, Bruce Venture - Tasty Creampie Jillian Janson, Kassondra Raine - Foreplay Lutro, Taylor Sands - Dutch Delight Mila Jade, Nina Elle, Tyler Nixon - Stepmom Seduced My Tutor Diamantina, Liv - Spicetwice Brooke Wylde, gentleman friend - Hardcore POV, Passion HD (video) Megan Rain, gentleman friend - Hardcore POV, Passion HD (video) Chloe Amour, gentleman […]
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Sex News: CDC Ebola sex warning, Halal sex shop, Laverne Cox, 3D sex toy market

22 April 2015
Meet indie erotica's perfect couple: Filthy Housewives and Bisexual Husbands. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its guidelines on Ebola transmission on Sunday night, urging survivors to abstain from all forms of sex or use condoms every time “until more information becomes available,” rather than three months as […]
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